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Yo-ho-ho and some bottles of rum: New Daufuskie distillery open for business

A new Daufuskie rum distillery opens for business.

One of two American rum distilleries on an island is right here in the Lowcountry. The Daufuskie Island Rum Company started selling its products Dec. 23, 2014 and began giving tours of its micro-distillery - which sits on 12 acres off Haig Point Road - the day after Christmas. Josh Mitelman takes us inside, and introduces us to the former pharmacist who never set out to start a rum company.

DHEC says Skull Creek mystery is solved, cleanup underway

Tests confirmed Saturday that initial assessments of a fuel line leak and dissolving styrofoam were correct.

Angela Harriott, director at Skull Creek Marina, exhibits a strange, fiber-like film that has been floating in the water at the marina on Jan. 22, 2015. No one seems to know what it is, but DHEC is investigating.

Beaufort County aiming to open public shooting range

Officials envision the likely multi-million-dollar range would include space for rifle, pistol, skeet and archery.

Tolley: Peeking ahead at upcoming changes

We at the paper are excited about 2015 and some of the changes we have in store for you.

Smooth golf writer helps lift Lowcountry out of the sand trap

Charles Price is inducted into the Lowcountry Golf Hall of Fame.

Bob Collar, executive director and founder of Lowcountry Golf Hall of Fame, announces the seven personalities that are being inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Business

Yo-ho-ho and some bottles of rum: New Daufuskie distillery open for business

A new Daufuskie rum distillery opens for business.

One of two American rum distilleries on an island is right here in the Lowcountry. The Daufuskie Island Rum Company started selling its products Dec. 23, 2014 and began giving tours of its micro-distillery - which sits on 12 acres off Haig Point Road - the day after Christmas. Josh Mitelman takes us inside, and introduces us to the former pharmacist who never set out to start a rum company.

DHEC says Skull Creek mystery is solved, cleanup underway

Tests confirmed Saturday that initial assessments of a fuel line leak and dissolving styrofoam were correct.

Angela Harriott, director at Skull Creek Marina, exhibits a strange, fiber-like film that has been floating in the water at the marina on Jan. 22, 2015. No one seems to know what it is, but DHEC is investigating.

Beaufort County aiming to open public shooting range

Officials envision the likely multi-million-dollar range would include space for rifle, pistol, skeet and archery.

Fourth generation taking the reins at Columbia’s W.B. Guimarin & Company

The more than 100-year-old firm will transition as Carroll Heyward Sr. retires after leading the company for more than three decades.

Sidney Heyward Rex and her brother, Carroll Heyward, Jr. are the fourth generation to run W.B. Guimarin Co. Their father, Carroll Heyward, Sr. retired recently. The company's first project in Columbia was in the Brennan building in Columbia's downtown in the 1900's.

Lancaster: Is it a place of promise or misery?

It has been six years since Forbes magazine called Lancaster the “most vulnerable place” in America. Recent job announcements suggest...

Keer American plant under construction
Features

Become a character in Lee Child's next Jack Reacher novel

Fancy appearing in Lee Child's next Jack Reacher novel? Well, you can. For a price.

Author Lee Child, creator of the Jack Reacher series of books, is offering the chance to become a character in his next book as part of an auction at the Hilton Head Heart Ball, which benefits those affected by cardiovascular disease.

A chat with Julian Carnes, author of 'Blue Iris'

Julian Carnes of Chestnut Mountain, Ga., is the author of "Blue Iris."

Julian Carnes of Chestnut Mountain, Ga., is the author of "Blue Iris."

More books, more DVDs, more everything: SCLENDS widens catalog for library patrons

Did you know the Beaufort County Library is part of a state lending program that gives Beaufort County citizens access to more than 2.75 million materials throughout the state?

Opinion

Smooth golf writer helps lift Lowcountry out of the sand trap

Charles Price is inducted into the Lowcountry Golf Hall of Fame.

Bob Collar, executive director and founder of Lowcountry Golf Hall of Fame, announces the seven personalities that are being inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Why serious people discount Fox News

Tucker Carlson said on Fox that more children die of bathtub drownings than of accidental shootings. They don't.

Kids, get up and take a walk

Surely the hundreds of thousands of dollars spent on fines for operating school buses within one and a half miles of a school could be invested in creating safe, well-lit sidewalks to allow students to get themselves to school. And...

Bike parking available at Heritage this year too

Kudos to the Heritage Classic Foundation and the Sea Pines Resort's safety and security force for revamping the RBC Heritage transportation options, which will reduce Sea Pines traffic congestion and provide for a better visitor experience...

Here are reasons why SC should raise gas tax

There's no better time to raise the S.C. gas tax than now in order to help fund needed repair and expansion of the state's deteriorating infrastructure. Here are 10 reasons why:

South Carolina

Wrestling a Dream

Javier Moreno has suffered his share of adversity, including family chaos, a stint of homelessness due to a turbulent family environment and poor grades. But he found strength and purpose on the wrestling mat and now, as a senior at Richland Northeast...

Still Dancing at 92

Betty Patterson dances every day with John Glandon at Capital Ballroom. The active 92-year-old says it helps her stay young.

Former U.S. Sen. DeMint supports Haley’s proposed gas, income tax plan

Former U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint expressed support for Gov. Nikki Haley's recently announced gas tax and income tax reform plan, calling it "a great step...

S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley and ex-U.S. Sen. Jim Demint in December 2012 after Haley named Tim Scott to fill Demint’s seat following Demint’s resignation.

Alligator enclosure to open at Hunting Island State Park

An early look at the baby alligators that will live in the new American Alligator enclosure at the Nature Center at Hunting Island State Park. The enclosure will be unveiled and the two young alligators will get the names selected for them in a social...

UPDATE: Suspect in Colony Apartment shooting turns himself in

A man Columbia police described earlier this week as 'armed and dangerous' turned himself in to authorities on Saturday.

Jacobee Caldwell
Nation/World

It’s the corner, and statue, that made Winslow, Ariz., famous

WINSLOW, Ariz. — Well, I’m a standin’ on a corner in Winslow, Arizona. And I’m not alone. With me are a cute couple from Southern California, who are shivering in the winter chill; three giggling women on break from a holiday...

State legislatures advance 20-week abortion ban Congress couldn’t pass

Republicans on Capitol Hill this week suffered an embarrassing defeat after being forced to drop legislation that would have outlawed abortions after...

Members of the St. Rose of Lima Parish of Paso Robles, Calif., arrive to the “Walk for Life” rally and march in San Francisco on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. Thousands of abortion opponents gathered at Civic Center Plaza in front of City Hall for the 11th annual event before marching down Market Street to Justin Herman Plaza.

In photos: Javier Moreno

NE high school senior, Javier Moreno, has found strength and purpose on the wrestling mat and now has his sights set on college.

Javier Moreno and his brother Angel Crespo laugh with Irene "Grandma Carmen" White and James "Grandpa James" White. The couple opened their home to the brothers, providing them a safe and stable environment.

Greeks go to polls in critical snap general election

Greeks were voting Sunday in an early general election crucial for the country’s financial future, with the radical left Syriza party of Alexis...

Father of Japanese hostage reported killed still hopeful

The father of the Japanese hostage purportedly shown in a video as having been killed by Islamic State militants is hoping against hope his son could...

Sports

Booker leads No. 1 Kentucky to 58-43 win

Devin Booker found a way to make an impact for No. 1 Kentucky.

South Carolina coach Frank Martin shows his displeasure with a referee's call against Kentucky in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at the Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, S.C.

Smith's putback gives Clemson 59-57 win over Wake Forest

Of course Clemson would have an unlikely hero in an unlikely win where the Tigers led for exactly 24 seconds.

Smooth golf writer helps lift Lowcountry out of the sand trap

Charles Price is inducted into the Lowcountry Golf Hall of Fame.

Bob Collar, executive director and founder of Lowcountry Golf Hall of Fame, announces the seven personalities that are being inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Belichick on deflated balls: 'We try to do everything right'

Saying his team "followed every rule to the letter," New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick described in detail how his team prepares its footballs...

New England Patriots football head coach Bill Belichick speaks during an NFL football news conference at Gillette Stadium, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass., where he defended the way his team preps its game balls.

Hall of Famer Ernie Banks mourned in sports world and beyond

To Chicago Cubs fans, Ernie Banks was sunshine that cut through decades of darkness. To baseball players, he was the spirit of the game.

FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2014, file photo, Chicago Cubs Hall of Famers Billy Williams, front left, and Ernie Banks attend the baseball team's annual winter convention in Chicago. Banks, the two-time MVP who never lost his boundless enthusiasm for baseball despite years of playing on losing Cubs teams, died Friday night, Jan. 23, 2015. He was 83. The Cubs announced Banks' death, but did not provide a cause.
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