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Shelter Cove developers want taller, more luxurious apartments on Hilton Head

Augusta, Ga.-based Blanchard & Calhoun wants permission to increase the height of the apartment building and the number of units allowed, and to shift...

These two renderings illustrate what developers propose for the property along the edge of Broad Creek at Shelter Cove Towne Center, formerly The Mall at Shelter Cove.

Hilton Head students tinker, explore in Google Maker Camp

Google Maker Camp on Hilton Head Island was such a roaring success, Google let participating children host a live broadcast about their food science...

Hilton Head Island's Boys & Girls Club participated in a Google Hang Out session July 29, 2014, during the Google Maker Camp at the Hilton Head Island Boys & Girls Club.

Column: Beaufort County's big chill: How AC turned us inside out

It's not the beach, golf or tennis that packed the Lowcountry, but air conditioning.

Beaufort County considers earmarking business fees for economic development

Some Beaufort County Council members want to create a new economic-development fund with the money local companies pay each year for business licenses...

Snowball comes home: Replica to be displayed at Port Royal Maritime Center

The life-sized replica of Snowball -- a famous albino dolphin that frequented the waters of St. Helena Sound in the 1950s -- is now at home in the ...

Snowball hangs in a temporary spot with the help of Howard Mills, of Beaufort Construction, and co-worker Tommy Ewing, not pictured, while at the construction site of the new Maritime Center at the former Lemon Island Marina in Okatie on July 28, 2014.  Snowball was captured in 1962 and whisked away to Florida for display at the Miami Seaquarium. There, "Carolina Snowball" attracted 3 million visitors before she died in 1965. This life-size fiberglass replica of Snowball includes her actual cranium, jaw and black teeth.
Business

Guatemala to Sioux Falls: A long immigration road

Jacky Van Loh's journey began when she left Guatemala and illegally crossed the border into Arizona.

Nehi operation now distributes soft drinks

It was a far different world back in 1927 when the Nehi Bottling Company was founded in Cleveland.

Get to know Robbie Bunting

Just as no two properties are the same, Robbie Bunting of Hilton Head Properties knows the secret to selling real estate is a far-reaching marketing...

121 Dune Lane, $3,995,000

This Date In Baseball

July 27

Father-son chefs prepare meals for seniors in home

Like many of the best business ideas, the one behind Chefs for Seniors came from the personal experience of Barrett and Nathan Allman, the company...

ADVANCE FOR RELEASE SATURDAY, JULY 26, 2014, AT 12:01 A.M. CDT- In this June 24, 2014 photo, Barrett Allmann, left, and his son, Nathan, with Chefs for Seniors, prep food for meals they are cooking for client Sharon Hanson at her apartment in Verona, Wis.
Features

Flash mob gathers for impromptu 5K races in Beaufort

Your starting line is a row of bricks on a sidewalk next to a playground, a spot parkgoers will walk by, push strollers through, pause at while encouraging...

Star Ye, of Augusta, left, and Fred Lanning, of Beaufort, center, take off at the start of the 5K flash mob July 26, 2014 in at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in Beaufort.  The runs have also been held in New York and Charleston, and are fundraisers for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.

Professional Opinion: Is there any way to stop eye twitches?

This week, Michael Campbell, an optometrist at Optical Solutions on Hilton Head Island, discusses the causes and cures for the ever-annoying eye twitch...

Michael Campbell, optometrist at Optical Solutions on Hilton Head Island

The most annoying thing Jesus ever said ... maybe

Of all the things Jesus was ever credited with saying, John 13:34 might be the most annoying. It is a passage that has challenged people for generations...

Followers of Jesus might struggle to follow his command, "Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another."
Opinion

Good news blows in about wind coverage

Signs point to the emergence of a promising new trend -- less-expensive wind coverage for coastal property owners.

Mary Sanchez: Border obsession overlooks the promise of trade with Mexico

Texas Gov. Rick Perry made headlines recently by ordering 1,000 National Guard troops to the border. This bravado comes at a price: $12 million a month. Perry plans to send the bill the federal government. That's one way to finance your presidential...

Gaza's Victims: civilians and peace

After more than two weeks of fighting between Hamas and Israel, there is no question which side has the upper hand. Thursday's strike on a U.N.-run school for Palestinian children increased the Palestinian death toll to more than 760. By that point...

Gaza's Victims: civilians and peace

After more than two weeks of fighting between Hamas and Israel, there is no question which side has the upper hand. Thursday's Israeli strike on a U.N.-run school for Palestinian children increased the Palestinian death toll to more than 760. By ...

Trudy Rubin: Boosting Abbas might end cycle of violence

As the Gaza war drags on and the terrible civilian death toll keeps rising, it's necessary to look to the past to find a way to stop the killing. It's particularly vital to revisit the moment in 2005 when Israel made a strategic error by unilaterally...

South Carolina

Feds accuse convicted felon of possessing gun that killed 7-year-old Gaston girl

A Midlands man has been indicted by a federal grand jury in connection with possessing the firearm involved in the April shooting death of a 7-year...

S.C. advocates push bill banning gun purchases by criminal domestic abusers

Nearly two dozen criminal domestic survivors and advocates will fly in to Washington from all over the country, including South Carolina, to attend...

The victims of domestic violence in South Carolina are represented with silhouettes during the annual Silent Witness program at the statehouse.

Lexington jury slams Richland County sheriff with $1.6 million verdict for malicious prosecution

A Lexington County jury late last week took two hours to deliberate before awarding a woman $1.6 million in actual damages in acivil case in which...

Authorities investigate fatal crash on S.C. 9 in Horry County

A passenger in a vehicle died in a crash Tuesday afternoon, said Cpl. Sonny Collins with the S.C. Highway Patrol.

Man reports being stabbed with butcher knife in Myrtle Beach

Police plan to charge a Myrtle Beach woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend, according to an incident report.

Nation/World

Top doctor dies from Ebola after treating dozens

A leading doctor who risked his own life to treat dozens of Ebola patients died Tuesday from the disease, officials said, as a major regional airline...

This photo provided by the CDC shows an ebola Virus. U.S. health officials are monitoring the Ebola outbreak in Africa but say the risk of the deadly germ spreading to the United States is remote.

Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday...

FILE - In this May 9, 2012 file photo, a Visa credit card is tendered at the opening of the Superdry store in New York's Times Square. More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday, July 29, 2014, by the Urban Institute.

Poll: Immigration concerns rise with tide of kids

For nearly two months, images of immigrant children who have crossed the border without a parent, only to wind up in concrete holding cells once in...

FILE - This July 18, 2014, file photo shows demonstrators with signs on an overpass in Indianapolis, to protest against people who immigrate illegally. Even as they grapple with an immigration crisis at the border, White House officials are making plans to act before November’s mid-term elections to grant work permits to potentially millions of immigrants in this country illegally, allowing them to stay in the United States without threat of deportation, according to advocates and lawmakers in touch with the administration.

The great giant flea hunt

In the Pacific Northwest, we live among behemoths - snowcapped volcanoes, towering trees, great splashing salmon and lattes as big as a child’s head. Yet one of the region’s undeniably superlative titans has slipped beneath everyone...

APNewsBreak: Defense to oversee plagiarism probe

The Department of Defense has taken the unusual step of overseeing a plagiarism investigation being conducted by the U.S. Army War College against Sen. John Walsh because the Montana Democrat is a member of Congress, the college's provost said Tuesday...

Sports

Beaufort High fills volleyball coaching vacancy, adds girls lacrosse program

When Melissa Welch decided to coach Beaufort High School volleyball again, it wasn't with the intention of patching a position with considerable turnover in recent years.

Whale Branch defensive lineman Nyles Pinckney ranked among nation's best by Rivals

Nyles Pinckney is on the map, if he wasn't already.

Whale Branch Early College High School sophomore defensive lineman Nyles Pinckney has received an early scholarship offer from the SEC's Florida Gators.

Hilton Head looking for a different outcome this year at World Series

When the Hilton Head Dixie Boys baseball team takes the field in Bossier City, La., on Saturday, the players will do so with the past on their minds...

The Hilton Head Dixie Boys 14-under team won the state championship with a 9-8 comeback win over Mullins on Thursday in North Augusta. Pictured are (front row, left to right) Dargan Cherry, Jameson Rice, Cody Brigham, John Blackshire, John Burke, Cameron Bent, (back, left to right) Eric Ashdown, Michael Graupner, Alexander Morse, Boyce Koebler, Jacob Hussain, coach Mike Cherry, Collin Kaiser, Nathaniel Anderson, coach Bill Keen, coach Bryant Brigham.

NASCAR penalizes Denny Hamlin, Sprint Cup team

NASCAR on Tuesday assessed Denny Hamlin’s No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing team a penalty that included docking the driver 75 points and suspending ...

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JULY 26: Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, looks on from the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Crown Royal Presents The John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 26, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Clemson football: A look at five key positions

Who’s gone? Tajh Boyd

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