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Mail truck overturns on US 21 in Beaufort

A mail truck overturned on U.S. 21 Business in Beaufort Wednesday afternoon, blocking northbound traffic.

A U.S. Postal Service truck flipped onto its side after being rear-ended  by a pickup truck on U.S. 21 Business around 11:30 a.m. March 4, 2015,  blocking northbound traffic.

Winthrop Poll: SC voters, Republicans say Graham should not run for president

Nearly two-thirds of S.C. registered voters say U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham should not run for president, according to a Winthrop Poll released Wednesday...

FILE: US Sen. Lindsay Graham attended SC Gov. Nikki Haley's inauguration Jan. 14, 2015.

Bus driver, monitor fired from Beaufort County early childhood program

A bus driver and bus monitor for an area early childhood education program have been fired after two children were left on a bus for several hours Monday, the program's director said Wednesday.

5 events you don't want to miss at Hilton Head Wine and Food Festival

The Hilton Head Wine and Food Festival is upon us again, and that means a week of wine-education classes, celebrity chef dinners and large-scale wine...

'House of Cards' gets a great Southern eating tradition wrong

Bless their hearts, but the writers of the mighty sassy "House of Cards" television series done gone and stepped in it. They got but one oar in the...

President Frank Underwood convinces Supreme Court Justice Jacobs to give boiled peanuts a try in a scene from Chapter 30 of Netflix's "House of Cards" (Season 3, Episode 4). But these are shucked peanuts, which true Southerners would never consider proper.
Business

Pineland Station renovation remains under review by Hilton Head Island town planners

The Hilton Head Island Planning Commission got an update this morning on renovations to the Pineland Station shops.

A rendering shows the concept planned for a Pineland Station overhaul.

Port Royal Town Council to discuss port sale tonight

Port Royal Town Council meets for its March work session at 6:30 tonight for updates on town projects and preparation for next week's voting meeting...

The Port of Port Royal.

Sea Pines Resort named Hotelier of Year by SC Restaurant & Lodging Association

The Sea Pines Resort on Hilton Head Island has been named Hotelier of the Year by the South Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Association.

Sea Pines Clubhouse.

USCB, Hilton Head Island strike formal deal for hospitality campus on Office Park Road

The deal sets out who is responsible for what work -- and which costs -- to make the campus a reality.

Vendor registration open for Bluffton Village Festival

The Bluffton Rotary Club is accepting vendor registration for the 37th annual Bluffton Village Festival.

Features

5 events you don't want to miss at Hilton Head Wine and Food Festival

The Hilton Head Wine and Food Festival is upon us again, and that means a week of wine-education classes, celebrity chef dinners and large-scale wine...

Jessa Duggar Seewald of '19 Kids and Counting' will be at Southern Women's Show in Savannah

Having your childhood filmed for TV may seem like a strange concept, but Jessa Duggar Seewald of TLC's "19 Kids and Counting" said it was like having...

Jessa Duggar Seewald

Hilton Head named one of the "10 Cheapest Spring Break Destinations"

CouponsDaily.com has named Hilton Head one of the " 10 Cheapest Spring Break Destinations ," according to the group's website.

Coligny Beach photographed Jan. 19, 2015.
Opinion

Editorial: New charging stations make positive statement

A Town of Hilton Head Island requirement to serve electric cars draws attention to its primary asset: natural resources.

Column: 5 things you need to know about the SC state flag

Some say the moon is not a moon and the tree is not a tree.

Martin Schram: How the GOP endangered its own security

The Republican Party may well have put its destiny on display for all to see this past week.

150 years ago, Lincoln said black lives matter

A decade and a half into the 21st century, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 is under fire, and white-on-black violence brings the cry that black lives matter. As we approach the 150th anniversary of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, we...

Rekha Basu: Well-liked, well-funded Hillary deserves tougher questioning

Hillary Clinton is finally dropping serious hints about running for president, at a time when her favorability ratings are so high, the New York Times' Nate Cohn writes, "If a candidate has ever been inevitable (for a nomination) it is Mrs. Clinton...

South Carolina

For Columbia park ranger turned gun burglar, his habitat now is prison

As a Columbia city park employee, Orlando Reeves spent plenty of time in fresh air and sunshine.

Orlando Reeves

Pinson sentencing delayed, but co-conspirators to be sentenced next week

The sentencing of former S.C. State University board chairman Jonathan Pinson, who was convicted last year of abusing his position and racketeering...

Jonathan Pinson

Myrtle Beach police seeking to charge man with domestic violence in connection with woman choked

A woman reported to Myrtle Beach police that her boyfriend choked her and punched her in the head when she tried to end the relationship.

Judge says four defendants should stand trial in Chester councilman’s killing

A Chester County judge ruled Tuesday that there is enough evidence against four of the five alleged gang members charged in connection with the Nov...

Murder suspect Christopher Moore listens during a probable cause hearing in Chester on Tuesday, as solicitors Julie Hall, left, and Randy Newman stand nearby.

Stunned Motorist Calls 911 After Gold Heist

A passing driver saw two bound guards on the side of the interstate following an alleged robbery of their armored truck.

Nation/World

David Petraeus signs plea deal over giving classified info to Charlotte’s Paula Broadwell

Former Iraqi War general David Petraeus is pleading guilty to mishandling classified information, apparently avoiding an embarrassing trial that would...

Former Commander of International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan Gen. Davis Petraeus, left, and Paula Broadwell, co-author of  "All In: The Education of General David Petraeus."

Justices sharply divided over health care law subsidies

The outcome in what Justice Elena Kagan called “this never-ending saga” of Republican-led efforts to kill the Affordable Care Act appears...

Former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, center, exits the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, March 4, 2015. The Supreme Court heard arguments in King v. Burwell, a major test of President Barack Obama’s health overhaul which, if successful, could halt health care premium subsidies in all the states where the federal government runs the insurance marketplaces.

Marijuana gets lift as 2016 presidential race takes shape

Early signs indicate that marijuana entrepreneurs may have little to worry about as the 2016 presidential campaign takes shape, with some top-rung...

Rica Madrid poses for a photograph as she holds a bag of pot as she prepares to roll a joint in her home on the first day of legal possession Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, in Washington, D.C., which joined Alaska, Colorado and Washington state in legalizing the possession of marijuana for recreational use.

Senate fails to override veto on Keystone pipeline

The Senate failed Wednesday to override President Barack Obama’s veto of Keystone XL pipeline legislation, ending for now attempts by Congress...

Wichita principal calls seniors’ prank ‘the coolest thing ever’

No toilet paper, no detergent in the fountain, no upside-down desks or clocks reset. Just something really cool.

North High School senior Emily Jones, photographed with Wichita's North High principal Sherman Padgett on March 2, 2014, pulled a prank on Padgett that brought him to tears, in a good way.
Sports

Salter: 5 Little guys to root for this March

March isn't all abut the big guys and brand names. A handful of mid-major and small-conference tournaments get underway this week. Here are a few teams...

Wofford's Karl Cochran (2) drives to the basket against Duke's Tyus Jones, center, and Jahlil Okafor, right, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Dec. 31, 2014 in Durham, N.C. (AP Photo/Ellen Ozier)

Weightlifting Cummings brothers honored by school district

Two groups of Beaufort County athletes who have achieved success outside of the Lowcountry were honored Tuesday night by the Beaufort County Board ...

Beaufort High School's C.J. and Omar Cummings where honored at a school board meeting Tuesday night for their remarkable success in weightlifting. The brothers, currently ranked No. 1 and 2 in the U.S.,  Under-17 division, are headed to the Youth World Championships next month in Peru.

Live golf chat: A local course closes, the PGA hits Florida and the anchored putting ban

Use the golf chat form here to set up an email reminder to join assistant sports editor and golf reporter Stephen Fastenau and fellow readers on these...

Former USC WR Sidney Rice agrees to donate brain for research

In what can only be described as a positive step toward research into chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, former South Carolina receiver Sidney...

Sidney Rice of the Seattle Seahawks scores on a pass reception from Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson during the 2nd quarter in Seattle on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013. (Dean Rutz/Seattle Times/MCT)

Kroger locations to sell RBC Heritage tickets all month

Four local Kroger grocery stores will be selling tickets to this year's RBC Heritage presented by Boeing in Savannah, Bluffton and on Hilton Head...

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