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Beaufort County public libraries to cut hours this summer

Beaufort County public libraries will reduce their hours beginning June 1, a little more than a year after county and library leaders opted to...

The Beaufort County Library - Beaufort Branch a seen on Monday afternoon.

Deadlocked county leaders postpone vote on Pepper Hall purchase

Deadlocked and heated Beaufort County leaders want time to cool off before a pivotal vote on a borrowing plan to purchase the Pepper Hall property ...

Rowers raise money to build boat shed at Hilton Head sailing center

Hilton Head Island Crew has raised more than $64,900 to build a boat shed at the new Rowing and Sailing Center on Squire Pope Road.

The Hilton Head Island Rowing and Sailing Center at Squire Pope  Community Park officially opened to the public on Dec. 1, 2014, with a  ribbon cutting ceremony at the dock.

Fan, spray foam cause fire in attic of Sea Pines home

A fire in an attic of a Sea Pines home Sunday apparently started when spray foam insulation ignited near an attic fan.

Man caught shoplifting in Bluffton leads troopers on chase

A man who shoplifted from a Bluffton outlet store and assaulted a police officer who tried to stop him was apprehended after a chase down S.C. 170 on Sunday, according to an S.C. Highway Patrol spokeswoman.

Business

Deadlocked county leaders postpone vote on Pepper Hall purchase

Deadlocked and heated Beaufort County leaders want time to cool off before a pivotal vote on a borrowing plan to purchase the Pepper Hall property...

Chamber extends deadline for small-business award entries

The Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce is seeking submissions for its Small Business of the Year awards and has extended the deadline until Friday for people to enter nominations.

Rowers raise money to build boat shed at Hilton Head sailing center

Hilton Head Island Crew has raised more than $64,900 to build a boat shed at the new Rowing and Sailing Center on Squire Pope Road.

The Hilton Head Island Rowing and Sailing Center at Squire Pope  Community Park officially opened to the public on Dec. 1, 2014, with a  ribbon cutting ceremony at the dock.

Final sprucing up of May River Road planned for 2016

The town of Bluffton will begin the third and final stage of the May River Streetscape in February 2016, according to a town official.

Rendering of the final phase of the May River Streetscape project at May River Road and Pin Oak Street.

Ties to owner questioned ahead of council's Pepper Hall vote

Two Beaufort County Council members' ties to the owner of Pepper Hall are being questioned ahead of a pivotal vote Monday to purchase the property in greater Bluffton.

Features

Professional Opinion: How should I treat ant bites when I'm out and about?

This week, Dr. Robert Clodfelter, medical director of the emergency department at Hilton Head Hospital, discusses a common danger as the weather begins...

Dr. Robert Clodfelter

Late hoodoo-practicing Beaufort County sheriff inspires grandson's novel

Hoodoo magic, wild Lowcountry landscapes and a dangerous quest define the debut book by Beaufort native James E. McTeer II.

<span>James E. McTeer II</span>

'Minnow' review: Boy's quest a chilling, suspenseful tale

If memory serves, it was during the mid-1980s when Fran Smith, senior reporter for The Island Packet and my right hand, obtained a long-sought interview...

"Minnow" cover
Opinion

Editorial: Legislature must repair tax problem it created

A bill that could raise sales taxes in Beaufort County does the work that the legislature should do statewide.

Farrell: Hilton Head Island musicians have love-hate relationship with Darius Rucker's 'Wagon Wheel'

Musicians in a vacation town have come to expect a certain number of cover requests -- but crowd-favorite "Wagon Wheel" is a particular challenge ...

<div><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">The sign banning "Wagon Wheel" from Swampfire Sessions two weeks ago.</span></div>

Letter: Inject some reality into sale of the port

Dick Stewart hit the nail squarely on the head when he alluded to the S.C. Ports Authority's apparent lack of good sense -- or even good faith -- in the sale of its Port Royal property.

Letter: Leonard Pitts' logic leads readers astray

A recent Leonard Pitts column linked Timothy McVeigh's anti-government terrorist bombing in Oklahoma with the Republican Party because he and it oppose big government.

Letter: Heritage parking decision a wise one

The residents of South Forest Beach have been moaning about the traffic congestion from the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing for years.

South Carolina

SC doctor on Mount Everest survives avalanche

A Charleston doctor and South Carolina native was among the climbers and support groups at Mount Everest who survived a devastating avalanche triggered...

David Fitzpatrick can be seen in this photo posted to his LinkedIn profile.

Carowinds' new ride Fury 325 gets stuck for 3rd time

For the third time in just over a week, Carowinds’ newest thrill ride Fury 325 got stuck mid-ride.

Climb aboard the Fury 325 at Carowinds for its first test run March 4, 2015.

Illegal after prom party shut down at Rock Hill skating rink

An after prom party at Kate’s Skating Rink was shut down late Saturday night after Rock Hill Police discovered hundreds of teens gathered there to dance.

Officers who used Taser 8 times on disabled woman get prison

Two former small town police officers in South Carolina were sentenced to prison time Monday for unnecessarily shocking a mentally disabled woman with a Taser at least eight times.

US surgeon general addressing MUSC graduates next month

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy will speak next month at commencement exercises at the Medical University of South Carolina.

Nation/World

Riot, looting prompt state of emergency, curfew in Baltimore

The riot started just hours after the funeral for Freddie Gray, who died after being injured while in police custody. Rioters looted stores and hurled...

A man throws a brick at police Monday, April 27, 2015, following the funeral of Freddie Gray in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Nepal quake death toll tops 4,000; villages plead for aid

Help poured in after Saturday’s magnitude-7.8 quake, with countries large and small sending medical and rescue teams, aircraft and basic supplies...

A Nepalese family collects belongings from their home destroyed in Saturday's earthquake, in Bhaktapur on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday, April 27, 2015. A strong magnitude earthquake shook Nepal&#xE2;&#x80;&#x99;s capital and the densely populated Kathmandu valley on Saturday devastating the region and leaving tens of thousands shell-shocked and sleeping in streets. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

Raw video: Drone gives bird's eye view of Nepal devastation

Drone video released April 27, 2015, offers a unique view of the devastation in parts of Nepal, three days after a 7.9 magnitude earthquake.

Drone video released April 27, 2015, offers a unique view of the devastation in parts of Nepal, three days after a 7.9 magnitude earthquake.

Bourbon Babe to Gov. Beshear: 'Pardon My Pappy'

When the law breaks a case, usually it's the crook who pays the price. But this time, it's the bourbon that could be going down.

Savannah police investigating Sunday night shooting

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are investigating a Sunday night shooting in downtown Savannah after a victim with gunshot wounds was found on a street corner, WSAV reports .

Sports

Forget playing tennis, Pat Child is lucky to be alive

The man who should be dead occupies a spacious, stately office on a labyrinthine upper floor of the Wells Fargo office building on Hilton Head. His...

Hilton Head Island tennis pro Pat Child, photographed on Friday at the Island Club Tennis Center, was back to playing tennis three days after having a massive heart attack.

SCHSL baseball, softball playoffs schedule

The schedule for the first round of the S.C. High School League baseball and softball playoffs, which begin Thursday.

USCB Roundup, April 26: Softball team posts Senior Day sweep

HARDEEVILLE -- The USC Beaufort softball team celebrated Senior Day with a doubleheader sweep of visiting Warner on Sunday, beating the Royals 2-1 and 5-4 to wrap up the regular season at Richard Gray Sports Complex.

Shameik Blackshear Senior Highlights

Senior Highlights of 2015 DE Shameik Blackshear (Bluffton HS/SC). Blackshear is committed to South Carolina. Video is courtesy of XOS Digital/AthleteVault...

Senior Highlights of 2015 DE Shameik Blackshear (Bluffton HS/SC). Blackshear is committed to South Carolina. Video is courtesy of XOS Digital/AthleteVault.com

DePaul up early in Big East men's golf finals at Callawassie Island

OKATIE -- A young DePaul squad grabbed the first-round lead at the Big East men's golf championships Sunday at the Callawassie Island Golf Club.

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