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Parker Hannifin to close Beaufort County plant; layoffs planned

A multibillion-dollar company will pull its manufacturing operation from Beaufort County by the end of the year.

Parker Hannifin's Racor Division, as seen on July 29, 2015, will be closing their Beaufort location by the end of 2015.

Suspect still at large in robbery of Tanger store in Bluffton

Authorities are still investigating the robbery of a store Tuesday in Tanger Outlet Center 1, but so far no information about the ...

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office continues its search for the man who held up two employees at gunpoint at Under Armour at Tanger One on Tuesday morning; Beaufort Police are trying to locate the man who tagged with hate speech a sign for the Beaufort Black Chamber of Commerce

Beaufort County councilwoman says Beaufort man accused of sexual assault is innocent

A Beaufort County councilwoman and member of Community Bible Church said Wednesday she believes a congregation member accused of sexually assaulting...

Joel Peter Iacopelli

Daily 10: University of Cincinnati cop charged with murder; Taliban leader is dead

A University of Cincinnati police officer has been charged with the murder of an unarmed black man; debris found on an island in the Indian Ocean might be from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight; and the Taliban's leader is dead (with a bonus long...

Save in two states with back-to-school sales tax holidays

Shoppers will soon have two reasons to hit the stores for new school supplies -- back-to-back local sales tax holidays.

Jeffrey Fedak, of Decatur, Ga., plays around with his daughters, Katiana, 4, center, and Mischa, 9, while doing some back-to-school shopping on Saturday morning during the sales tax holiday at Tanger 1 Outlets in Bluffton.  The sales tax holiday lasts from Friday, Aug. 1 through Sunday, Aug. 3.
Business

Pinckney family launches foundation in honor of late state senator, pastor

The family of pastor and state Sen. Clementa Pinckney, who was killed in the Emanuel AME Church shooting in Charleston in June, has created a foundation...

State Sen. Clementa Pinckney, a Democrat from Jasper County, was among nine people shot and killed at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston on June 17, 2015. Pinckney, from Ridgeland, was pastor at the 150-year-old congregation and was leading a prayer meeting.

Parker Hannifin to close Beaufort County plant; layoffs planned

A multibillion-dollar company will pull its manufacturing operation from Beaufort County by the end of the year.

Parker Hannifin's Racor Division, as seen on July 29, 2015, will be closing their Beaufort location by the end of 2015.

Beer study: Sippin' has $924 million impact on S.C.

The beer industry in South Carolina generates almost 12,500 jobs directly, pays $380.2 million in wages and provides $924 million to the economy, ...

River Rat Brewery on Shop Road in Columbia contributes to the town's growing brewery trend.

Save in two states with back-to-school sales tax holidays

Shoppers will soon have two reasons to hit the stores for new school supplies -- back-to-back local sales tax holidays.

Jeffrey Fedak, of Decatur, Ga., plays around with his daughters, Katiana, 4, center, and Mischa, 9, while doing some back-to-school shopping on Saturday morning during the sales tax holiday at Tanger 1 Outlets in Bluffton.  The sales tax holiday lasts from Friday, Aug. 1 through Sunday, Aug. 3.

Money Tips: Acts of God 101, or what exactly constitutes an 'act of God' for insurance purposes

"Acts of God", for insurance purposes, are defined as events that occur through natural causes and could not be avoided through the use of caution...

Features

Wellard: Anniversary exhibit celebrates visions of Honey Horn

Prepare to be amazed, delighted and edified.

<span>This 1906 photo of Honey Horn owner William Clyde and gamekeeper Mr. Padgett gamekeeper was used to create the painting "Snake on the "Path."</span>

Stallone puts 'Rocky,' 'Rambo' memorabilia up for auction

Sylvester Stallone is parting with memorabilia from the "Rocky" and "Rambo" movies, but he's keeping the two characters alive onscreen.

This photo provided by Heritage Auctions shows the Rocky Balboa boxing ring robe worn by actor Sylvester Stallone in the 1985 film, &#x201C;Rocky IV,&#x201D; is among the costumes and personal items consigned by Stallone to Heritage Auctions for a public auction in Los Angeles and online, October 14-15, 2015. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to charities and organizations that assist veterans and wounded U.S. military personnel.

Conservancy protects 12,000 acres near Savannah River

The Nature Conservancy has purchased a conservation easement on 12,418 acres between the Savannah and Coosawhatchie rivers in South Carolina.

Opinion

Liz's Notebook: Silicone Sister to play 'biggest show of the summer' on Hilton Head Island

Local over-the-top '80s hair band cover group Silicone Sister will make a return to a Hilton Head stage Friday night.

<div>Silicone Sister, a longtime local band that plays 1980s hair band covers, performs July 25 at the Beaufort Water Festival. The group will play <span class="aBn"><span class="aQJ">Friday</span></span> at The Boardroom on Hilton Head Island.</div>

Guest opinion: South Carolina shines light for others to follow on solar power

Our legislature, Gov. Nikki Haley, South Carolina Electric & Gas and Duke Energy have put South Carolina on the leading edge on solar power.

Letter: Tirade about guns is liberal nonsense

We have too many pens.

Letter: We could all improve by practicing forgiveness

I am proud to be a Christian in South Carolina and to be part of the greatest country in the world.

Letter: Maybe try festival when it's not as hot

Is it just me, or does anyone else think that maybe it's time to move the Beaufort Water Festival to a different time of the year, when it's not 110 degrees and raining every evening?

South Carolina

SC gay marriage plaintiffs can now seek legal fees

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled same-sex marriage is the law of the land, the way is clear for couples who challenged South Carolina's gay marriage ban in the federal courts to seek tens of thousands of dollars in court costs.

Hope for miracle dims but search goes on for missing boys

Families hoped for a miracle even as science nagged that one was improbable and rescue crews went into a seventh day of searches Thursday for two ...

Day six of the search for the two missing teens from Florida included Air Station Savannah, which deployed a helicopter Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning. Josh Mitelman talked with Coast Guard officials in Savannah, and at regional headquarters in Miami, about the search for 14 year olds Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen.

Pinckney family launches foundation in honor of late state senator, pastor

The family of pastor and state Sen. Clementa Pinckney, who was killed in the Emanuel AME Church shooting in Charleston in June, has created a foundation...

State Sen. Clementa Pinckney, a Democrat from Jasper County, was among nine people shot and killed at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston on June 17, 2015. Pinckney, from Ridgeland, was pastor at the 150-year-old congregation and was leading a prayer meeting.

Beer study: Sippin' has $924 million impact on S.C.

The beer industry in South Carolina generates almost 12,500 jobs directly, pays $380.2 million in wages and provides $924 million to the economy, ...

River Rat Brewery on Shop Road in Columbia contributes to the town's growing brewery trend.

Toddler found unresponsive in Gray Court home filled with dead animals

A 2-year-old boy remained in the hospital in critical condition Wednesday after he was found unconscious and bruised in a Gray Court home filled with dozens of dead and dying animals.

Nation/World

Zimbabwean baffled by foreign concern for killed lion

While the death of a protected lion in Zimbabwe has caused outrage in the United States — much of it centered on the Minnesota dentist who killed...

Professional hunter Theo Bronkhorst, right, is accompanied by his lawyer Givemore Muvhiringi after appearing at Hwange magistrates' court, about 435 miles (700 kilometers) west of the capital Harare, Wednesday, July, 29, 2015. Bronkhorst and his co-defendant, farm owner Honest Trymore Ndlovu, are accused of helping Walter James Palmer hunt the lion. Zimbabwean police said they are looking for Palmer, the American dentist who reportedly paid $50,000 to track and kill the animal.

Rescuers hope for 'best-case scenario' for boys lost at sea

Mustering hope for a "best-case scenario" in the face of countless unknowns, search crews braced for a seventh day and night at sea Thursday in the...

Day six of the search for the two missing teens from Florida included Air Station Savannah, which deployed a helicopter Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning. Josh Mitelman talked with Coast Guard officials in Savannah, and at regional headquarters in Miami, about the search for 14 year olds Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen.

Stallone puts 'Rocky,' 'Rambo' memorabilia up for auction

Sylvester Stallone is parting with memorabilia from the "Rocky" and "Rambo" movies, but he's keeping the two characters alive onscreen.

This photo provided by Heritage Auctions shows the Rocky Balboa boxing ring robe worn by actor Sylvester Stallone in the 1985 film, &#x201C;Rocky IV,&#x201D; is among the costumes and personal items consigned by Stallone to Heritage Auctions for a public auction in Los Angeles and online, October 14-15, 2015. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to charities and organizations that assist veterans and wounded U.S. military personnel.

Relatives torn over possible 1st debris from missing MH370

Jacquita Gomes is torn about whether to believe that plane debris found more than 16 months after the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines...

Jacquita Gomes, 53, checks her mobile phone at her office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Thursday, July 30, 2015. Gomes is torn about whether to believe that plane debris found more than 16 months after the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is the first concrete evidence that her husband is truly gone.

Judge to consider fate of convent Katy Perry wants to buy

A judge is scheduled to hear arguments Thursday about whether the Catholic archbishop of Los Angeles can sell a hilltop convent overlooking Hollywood...

FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2015 file photo, Katy Perry arrives at the 57th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. A Los Angeles judge is scheduled to hear arguments on Thursday, July 30, 2015, about who has the right to sell a hilltop convent that is the subject of competing offers from pop superstar Perry and a local businesswoman. The dispute has pitted Los Angeles&#x2019; Catholic archbishop against an order of elderly nuns with only five surviving members, at least two of whom oppose selling their former home to Perry.
Sports

Blue Jays land Price in Toronto's 2nd big trade of week

Toronto acquired All-Star left-hander David Price from the Detroit Tigers on Thursday, the second major move in less than a week by the Blue Jays as...

Detroit Tigers' David Price goes into his wind up against the Tampa Bay Rays during the second inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 28, 2015, in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Ohio State suspends Bosa, Marshall, 2 others for opener

Ohio State has suspended All-America defensive end Joey Bosa, receiver Corey Smith and H-backs Jalin Marshall and Dontre Wilson for its opening game...

FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2014, file photo, Ohio State wide receiver Corey Smith (84) goes through drills during practice at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Ohio State has suspended All-America defensive end Joey Bosa, receiver Corey Smith and H-backs Jalin Marshall and Dontre Wilson for its opening game at Virginia Tech. In a statement released about an hour before Big Ten media days began Thursday, July 30, 2015, the Buckeyes said the players violated department of athletics policy.

Trump lands, Kim leads at Turnberry

Donald Trump's show-stealing arrival at the Women's British Open on Thursday upstaged another strong start to a major by South Korea's Hyo-Joo Kim.

Lydia Ko of New Zealand tees off from the first hole during the first day of the Women's British Open golf championship on the Turnberry golf course in Turnberry, Scotland, Thursday, July 30, 2015.

To hit or not to hit: Area high school football coaches debate how much contact is OK in practice

In football, you have to learn how to hit. Just as importantly, you have to learn how to be hit.

Beaufort High School's football team was found to be in violation of preseason practice rules.

Spurrier reacts to making a birdie at the Gamecocks Media Golf Outing

USC football coach Steve Spurrier had a good day on the golf course on Wednesday at the Gamecocks Media Golf Outing. The coach added a little hop to...

USC football coach Steve Spurrier had a good day on the golf course on Wednesday at the Gamecocks Media Golf Outing. The coach added a little hop to his step after making a birdie. Video by Matt Walsh/The (Columbia) State
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