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Trial for men accused of 8-year-old's murder postponed indefinitely

New evidence in the case against three men charged with the murder of an 8-year-old Hilton Head Island boy has prompted a Circuit Court judge to dismiss...

Solicitor Duffie Stone speaks to the media about the delay in the trial of Aaron Scott Young Jr., 20, Aaron Scott Young Sr., 37, and Tyrone Robinson, 38, who authorities have charged in the murder of Khalil Singleton, 8, who was shot on Sept. 1, 2012 while he played outside his grandmother's Allen Road home  on Hilton Head Island.

Details emerge about admitted serial child molester

As the FBI investigation continues, new details about William James Vahey, a part-time Hilton Head Island resident who committed suicide in March in...

Real estate blog calls Hilton Head top place to retire in SC; Bluffton, Beaufort, Port Royal also listed

A real estate blog has named Hilton Head Island the No. 1 place to retire in South Carolina.

Ridgeland man gets 20 years for shooting brother-in-law a second time

A 30-year-old Ridgeland man was sentenced Wednesday to 20 years in prison for shooting his brother-in-law on Lady's Island in 2013, according to the...

Malcom Brabham

Lawyer's letter inspires Beaufort restaurant to change sandwich name

Joe Fox insists that when he changed the name of one of his signature sandwiches to "The Cease-and-Desist," he was only doing what a competitor's attorney...

A Groucho's Deli sandwich, left, and a Carolina Dog and Deli "Cease-and-Desist" sandwich, right, formerly known as "The Groucho".
Business

Hilton Head panel wants to fast-track traffic fixes in Coligny

The Town of Hilton Head Island wants to make the Coligny area a special destination. Some residents want to see a sprawling green space, an elaborate...

Cars stop to allow bicyclists to cross South Forest Beach Drive at Coligny Circle.

Lawyer's letter inspires Beaufort restaurant to change sandwich name

Joe Fox insists that when he changed the name of one of his signature sandwiches to "The Cease-and-Desist," he was only doing what a competitor's ...

A Groucho's Deli sandwich, left, and a Carolina Dog and Deli "Cease-and-Desist" sandwich, right, formerly known as "The Groucho".

Study declares Bluffton SC's 2nd-friendliest place to own home

Bluffton is one of the best places in the state to buy a home, along with being among the fastest-growing areas in South Carolina, according to a ...

Real estate blog calls Hilton Head top place to retire in SC; Bluffton, Beaufort, Port Royal also listed

A real estate blog has named Hilton Head Island the No. 1 place to retire in South Carolina.

Hilton Head office to close for renovations

The Town of Hilton Head Island's Business License Office will close for renovations at noon Friday and remain closed through Monday.

Features

AquaCurean festival to feature tastings, seafood and cocktail competitions

The Lowcountry is getting a new culinary festival.

Hilton Head Island resident Rachel Jack's Coastal Mule cocktail is a contender in the AquaCurean festival cocktail competition.

Sidle up to celebrity mixologist Junior Merino at AquaCurean festival

They don't call Junior Merino "The Liquid Chef" for nothing.

On April 26, Junior Merino -- The Liquid Chef -- will attend the AquaCurean festival in Savannah, where he'll demonstrate some of his unusual and quirky recipes.

Warm soup and cornbread make perfect meal to bring a shut-in

A tapestry hung behind the casket at Muriel Washington's funeral between the likenesses of Florie Davis and the Rev. Herbert Brooks -- both of whom...

Opinion

High school exit exam doesn't prep students

Thirty years ago, it made sense to require S.C. teens to pass the high school exit exam, a bare-bones test that ensured mastery of basic English and math skills. It had to be passed before students could receive high school diplomas.

What happened to the beautiful trees?

Regarding your April 11 editorial about the new landscaping to spruce up U.S. 278 medians, the project is supposed to make the stretch of road beautiful in the eyes of the tourists driving to Hilton Head.

Limit Arts Center's use to performances only

I was born into a family of working actors. My parents performed in summer stock theater and on Broadway. They and my siblings also performed in local theatre, on television, on radio and in film.

My hat is off to a tennis gem

Kendall Salter's article on Dr. Louie Cap and the Boston Marathon was very interesting.

Hilton Head has juice to become arts hot spot

I was a bit perplexed by the newspaper's April 18 editorial opinion that our "small island" cannot support an enhanced arts destination strategy that the paper considers suitable only for a medium-sized city.

South Carolina

Video: SC man apologizes for walking naked through Walmart (1:00)

Tega Cay's 36-year-old Kevin Hughes told a Charlotte television station he doesn't remember much about his naked walk through a Walmart health and ...

Tega Cay's 36-year-old Kevin Hughes told a Charlotte television station he doesn't remember much about his naked walk through a Walmart health and beauty station wearing nothing but his black tennis shoes. He blamed drugs, specifically taking methamphetamine by mistake instead of Ecstasy.

SC Celebs: Kristin Davis on CBS show

Kristin Davis' new comedy, 'Bad Teacher' debuts on CBS. Also: Stephen Colbert visits David Letterman; Kristin Davis at Brit theater awards; actor Mike...

Kristin Davis, who grew up in Columbia, is one of the stars of the CBS sitcom "Bad Teacher," debuting Thursday, April 24.

Woman charged after leaving gun in Chick-fil-A

Police say a 45-year-old Camden woman has been arrested after she left her loaded gun in the stall of a bathroom at a Chick-fil-A restaurant.

Erwins give Clemson another $1 million

Clemson University is getting another $1 million donation from the founders of the Greenville marketing and advertising firm Erwin Penland to support the school's Erwin Center for the Study of Advertising and Communication.

Myrtle Beach to pay most of arts center budget

A tentative agreement would have the city of Myrtle Beach pick up most of the operating costs of a new performing arts center with some of the expenses paid for by the local arts community.

Nation/World

Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye' + video

A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision.

In this April 16, 2014 image from video Dr. Naheed Khan, right, works with Roger Pontz, left, on an exercise to test how well he sees shapes on a computer screen at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center, April 16, 2014, in Ann Arbor, Mich. Pontz suffers from a degenerative eye disease called retinitis pigmentosa and is the second patient in the U.S. to surgically receive a “bionic eye” since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration signed off on its use last year.

SKorea ferry toll hits 159 as relatives wait

Divers made their way deeper Thursday into the submerged wreck of a ferry that sank more than a week ago as the death toll neared 160 and relatives...

Buddhists monks walk after their pray for the safe return of people believed to have been trapped in the sunken Sewol ferry at a port in Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. The grim work of recovering bodies from the submerged South Korea ferry proceeded rapidly Wednesday, with the official death toll reaching over one hundred, though a government official said divers must now rip through cabin walls to retrieve more victims.

Jet stowaway undetected for hours before departure + video: What's inside a wheel well?

A 15-year-old stowaway who survived a flight over the Pacific in a jet's wheel well spent seven hours undetected in what is supposed to be a highly...

A 15-year-old boy, seen sitting on a stretcher center, who stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from San Jose, Calif., to Maui is loaded into an ambulance at Kahului Airport in Kahului, Maui, Hawaii Sunday afternoon, April 20, 2014. The boy survived the trip halfway across the Pacific Ocean unharmed despite frigid temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen, FBI and airline officials said. FBI spokesman Tom Simon in Honolulu told The Associated Press on Sunday night that the boy was questioned by the FBI after being discovered on the tarmac at the Maui airport with no identification. "Kid's lucky to be alive," Simon said.

Wellness programs grow more popular with employers

That little voice nagging you to put down the cake and lace up the running shoes is increasingly coming from your employer and is likely to grow louder...

In this Thursday, April 10, 2014 photo, Dominion Resources Inc. nuclear power station plant manager, Roy Simmons talks about his participation in a wellness program at the plant in Surry, Va. Dominion started offering a $400 premium credit a couple of years ago for employees who agreed to have a health assessment.

US stocks edge lower after a six-day rise

Stocks edged mostly lower Wednesday, breaking a six-day winning streak, as investors were disappointed by the latest round of earnings from U.S. companies...

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, April 23, 2014.  A six-day rally on the stock market is petering out as some U.S. companies report earnings that disappoint investors.
Sports

Murphy leads Bluffton baseball team to 4-2 win over Beaufort High

Starting pitcher Chance Murphy settled down and the Bobcats' bats got a few assists from some shaky defense as Bluffton rallied to a 4-2 home victory...

Bluffton's Chance Murphy pitches in the first inning of Wednesday's game with Beaufort High.

Prep Roundup, April 23: Bluffton softball team clinches region with win over Beaufort

A roundup of area high school sports from Wednesday, April 23, 2014:

Golf Notebook, April 24: Big East championship coming to Calawassie Island

Callawassie Island will host the Big East Men's Golf Championship beginning Saturday.

Toks Pedro

Storin: Looks like another major college cover-up going on

"When Will They Ever Learn?"

Bullpen, top of the order help Gamecocks defeat Upstate, 6-1

COLUMBIA -- A four-run fifth inning helped lift eighth-ranked South Carolina to a 6-1 win over USC Upstate on Wednesday night at Carolina Stadium.

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