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On hallowed ground: Tales from Beaufort National Cemetery

Behind a brick wall along Boundary Street, America's past lies in tidy rows. Union soldiers lie near Confederate soldiers. World War II heroes rest...

U.S. flags mark gravestones as Spanish moss drips from live oaks at Beaufort National Cemetery on May 20, 2015, in preparation for Memorial Day.

Memorials at Beaufort National Cemetery tell the lost story of America's first Memorial Day

Family members meet 150 years after forgotten Union soldiers were memorialized in the Lowcountry

Meg Hamauer explains why she wants to contact the descendants all of the men honored by the plaque built in the Beaufort National Cemetery by Eliza Potter.

Search continues for Savannah man who jumped from boat near Daufuskie Island

Law enforcement boats and dive teams continued to search Sunday for a Savannah man who jumped from a boat near Daufuskie Island.

On Sunday, three DNR boats and its dive team continued the search, with a Sheriff's Office boat assisting.

Honor bows to valor: Trip to Washington sets stage for life-changing encounter

Steve Vernaccini Jr., at age 91, wasn't too keen on leaving his comfortable home for a long trip. But his friends finally prevailed upon him to sign up for an Honor Flight out of Rochester, N.Y., bound for Washington, D.C.

56-year-old man gets life for stealing $900 of cigarettes

A 56-year-old man has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of stealing $900 worth of cigarettes while acting as his own attorney.

Business

UK PM Cameron outlines who can vote in referendum on EU

Britain's prime minister on Monday outlined who will be allowed to vote in a referendum on whether or not the country should remain in the European...

British Prime Minister David Cameron, center, stands with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, right, and European Council President Donald Tusk during arrivals at the Eastern Partnership summit in Riga, on Friday, May 22, 2015. EU leaders gather for a second day of meetings with six post-communist nations to discuss various issues, including enlargement, the economy and Ukraine.

Vatican bank profits soar as recovery, reform continue

The Vatican bank said Monday its profit soared by more than 20 times last year as it recovered from a trading loss and continued its reform process away from its scandal-marred past.

United Arab Emirates launches national space agency strategy

The United Arab Emirates on Monday laid out a strategic framework for a newly created space agency that aims to integrate various arms of the Gulf federation's burgeoning space industry.

Report: Iran raises gas prices by 40 percent in subsidy cut

Iran will raise gasoline prices by some 40 percent beginning Tuesday, the country's official news agency reported, the latest cut to the Islamic Republic's fuel subsidies that cost it some $32 billion a year.

Protester leaves Shell ship north of Seattle; 1 remains

One of two protesters who affixed themselves to an Arctic oil-drilling support ship parked north of Seattle left the vessel Sunday, but the other ...

CORRECTS FROM CHIARA ROSE TO CHIARA D’ANGELO- In this Friday, May 22, 2015 photo provided by Reese Semanko, the Coast Guard stands by as a woman identified as Chiara D’Angelo has suspended herself in a climbing harness from the anchor chain of the Royal Dutch Shell support ship Arctic Challenger in the harbor at Bellingham, Wash. Rob Lewis, spokesman for protest organizers Rising Tide Bellingham, said she was protesting Shell's plan for Arctic drilling. The Coast Guard said it has no plans to remove her but has impounded the activists' support vessels. The ship isn't scheduled to leave the port for several days.
Features

Artists offer wide range of creations at Hilton Head Art Festival

The color drew Linda Snyder, as it had several years ago.

<span><span>Merri Blum, center and friend Theresa Feldstein, both of Savannah, Ga., look through some of Bruce Green's art work on display at the annual Hilton Head Art Festival on Sunday afternoon near Shelter Cove Marina.</span></span>

Best of San Diego's Balboa Park

There are few places more sublime than sunny San Diego, with its intoxicating mix of surf-frothed beaches, trendy cafes and, of course, Balboa Park. That 1,200-acre swath includes 16 museums, more than a dozen gardens, multiple theaters and the San...

Social Security Q&A: What is the maximum benefit I can receive?

Q: I'm planning my retirement. What is the maximum Social Security benefit I might receive?

Opinion

Honor bows to valor: Trip to Washington sets stage for life-changing encounter

Steve Vernaccini Jr., at age 91, wasn't too keen on leaving his comfortable home for a long trip. But his friends finally prevailed upon him to sign up for an Honor Flight out of Rochester, N.Y., bound for Washington, D.C.

Memorials at Beaufort National Cemetery tell the lost story of America's first Memorial Day

Family members meet 150 years after forgotten Union soldiers were memorialized in the Lowcountry

Meg Hamauer explains why she wants to contact the descendants all of the men honored by the plaque built in the Beaufort National Cemetery by Eliza Potter.

Editorial: Safety question needs a quick, final resolution

Insurance company\'s red flag should be sounding a louder warning to the Town of Hilton Head Island.

Letter: County Council lets library system sink

From fiscal year 2010 to 2015, Beaufort County Council reduced the library budget by 22 percent, while the number of branches increased by 33 percent.

Letter: SC power structure root of roads problem

Thank you, state Sen. Tom Davis for your recent excellent analysis of our highway and roads situation in South Carolina.

South Carolina

Fort Jackson and VA pause to recall those who served

Officials from Fort Jackson and the Veterans Administration are holding a Memorial Day wreath laying ceremony at the Fort Jackson National Cemetery in Columbia.

Body found in woods between hay fields in Cherokee County

Authorities say a 50-year-old woman missing for nearly three weeks has been found dead in woods near two hay fields in Chesnee.

56-year-old man gets life for stealing $900 of cigarettes

A 56-year-old man has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of stealing $900 worth of cigarettes while acting as his own attorney.

Crime caper kingpin Dashiell Hammett papers home at U of SC

A major collection of letters, photos and publications of the late crime fiction author Dashiell Hammett has been acquired by the University of South...

In this May 18 2015 photo, Dashiell Hammett biographer Richard Layman shows a replica of the Maltese Falcon at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, S.C. The university is being given thousands of letters, photos and publications of the late crime fiction author.

Troopers issue 230 texting-while driving tickets in 5 months

State troopers have issued 230 texting-while-driving tickets in the first five months of South Carolina's new law.

Nation/World

Deadly storms swamp Plains, Midwest, force Texans from homes

A line of storms stretching from the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Lakes dumped record rainfall on parts of the Plains and Midwest, spawning tornadoes...

Edgar Mascorro, left, and Emir Nevarez check out the damage on the rooftop at the Silver Springs Apartments in North Austin, Texas, Sunday, May 24, 2015. Record rainfall was wreaking havoc across a swath of the U.S. Midwest on Sunday, causing flash floods in normally dry riverbeds, spawning tornadoes and forcing at least 2,000 people to flee.

Malaysia finds 139 suspected graves at brutal human trafficking camps

The cluster of abandoned jungle camps used by human traffickers contained barbed-wire cages, shedding more light on a regional trade that preyed on...

A Malaysian Forensic team personnel places bags of human remains found at the abandoned camps for transportation from the Malaysia-Thailand border in Wang Kelian, Malaysia Monday, May 25, 2015.

No rest for Arlington National Cemetery’s minders of details

For many Americans, Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer - an extra day off to have picnics or go to the beach. But at Arlington National...

Internment Supervisor Darrell Stafford at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., May 13, 2015. Stafford manages a team of some 20 caretakers who conduct burials at Arlington, where Memorial Day is one of the busiest times of the year.

Ex-Israeli Premier Olmert sentenced to 8 months in prison

The sentencing caps the dramatic downfall of a man who hoped to bring about a historic peace agreement with the Palestinians.

Student debt is becoming a big campaign issue for 2016

And it’s an area where Democrats hold the clear advantage. Here’s how the two parties are tackling the matter.

Sports

Carl Edwards races to first victory for new JGR team

Even a master strategist like Joe Gibbs wasn't sure his team made the right call.

Crew members perform a pit stop on driver Matt Kenseth's car during the NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Sunday, May 24, 2015.

Lowcountry tennis stars advance at Chick-fil-A tournament

Area tennis standouts found success over the weekend in Belton at the Chick-fil-A Palmetto Championships. The event featured singles and doubles play in four age groups.

Juan's World! Montoya beats Power for second Indy 500 win

His career at a crossroads, his confidence shot, Juan Pablo Montoya received a lifeline from The Captain.

Juan Pablo Montoya, of Colombia, kisses the start/finish line after winning the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 24, 2015.

Pace driver Jeff Gordon says he will never race in Indy 500

The closest Jeff Gordon will ever come to leading the Indy 500 will be in the pace car.

NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon poses with his family before driving the pace car for the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 24, 2015.

Stamkos has goal and assist, Lightning beat Rangers 2-0

Scoring goals made the Tampa Bay Lightning one of the NHL's most entertaining teams this season. Playing defense for the first time in three games ...

Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) congratulates Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop (30) after Bishop shut out the New York Rangers 2-0 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference final during the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Sunday, May 24, 2015, in New York.
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