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Local fisherman wants to close Beaufort County waters to crabbing

Bluffton resident says blue crabs have been depleted and that commercial crabbers are to blame. DNR and local seafood markets beg to differ.

Larry Toomer, owner of the Bluffton Oyster Co. and long-time fisherman along the May River, discusses the drastic fluctuations in the population of blue crabs in the river and how common those fluctuations are.

Bluffton developing program to fight blight

Owners of unsafe and dilapidated buildings in Bluffton could get some help from the town.

South Carolina holds off North Carolina, 17-13

The South Carolina defense held late in the fourth quarter, and the Gamecocks defeated the North Carolina Tar Heels 17-13 in the season opener in Charlotte...

South Carolina's Pharoh Cooper (11) runs past North Carolina's Brian Walker (5) for a touchdown in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015.

Ridgeland man faces attempted murder charge

A Ridgeland man was arrested Tuesday and charged with attempted murder in connection with an Aug. 12 shooting incident.

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John Paul II's Johnson wins IPBG Player of Week

John Paul II quarterback Karl Johnson is the Island Packet and Beaufort Gazette High School Football Player of the Week for Week 1.

Business

Judge sides with Brady on 'Deflategate,' NFL appeals

Tom Brady learned Thursday he will start the season on the field after a judge lifted the league's four-game suspension of the star quarterback for...

This image of the first page of a court document released by the U.S. District Court Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, shows Judge Richard M. Berman's decision to overturn NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's four-game suspension of New England quarterback Tom Brady.

Work to stabilize Beaufort's Frogmore Lodge nearly complete

Work to stabilize the historic Frogmore Lodge in downtown Beaufort is nearly complete, a move that would clear the way for the property to be sold...

Crews worked to finish stablizing the foundation of the historic Frogmore Lodge on Duke Street in Beaufort on Thursday afternoon so that it can be sold by the Historic Beaufort Foundation and Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation.

Local fisherman wants to close Beaufort County waters to crabbing

Bluffton resident says blue crabs have been depleted and that commercial crabbers are to blame. DNR and local seafood markets beg to differ.

Larry Toomer, owner of the Bluffton Oyster Co. and long-time fisherman along the May River, discusses the drastic fluctuations in the population of blue crabs in the river and how common those fluctuations are.

Holiday closings: Here's a list of businesses and offices that will close for Labor Day

The following offices will be closed Monday for Labor Day:

Hammond joins Ridgeland Biopsy Diagnostics

Dr. Stephen Hammond is the new director of dermatopathology at Biopsy Diagnostics in Ridgeland.

Features

Lucas on the arts: From Hilton Head to Beaufort, something melodic is in the air

This week's look at arts and entertainment around the Lowcountry includes details about several musical performances coming up in September. From ...

<span>"The Mullet Manifesto" is Daufuskie Island writer Roger Pinckney's fourth novel. </span>

Oscar Frazier Day set for Friday at Oyster Factory Park

Oscar J. Frazier Day will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at Oyster Factory Park, in Bluffton.

Rentz: Nevermore quoth the bookseller

Last month, while the Craftseller was having a closing sale after thirty-one years of business, and African Fashion Week was draping the town in batiks, Lorrie and Dave Anderson were moving a few thousand books.

Opinion

Will: Blood-stained Indian Child Welfare Act should be overturned

"It is a sordid business, this

Lauderdale: Reunion of Bluffton high schools finally anchors a generation

When America and local communities seemed to be adrift, H.E. McCracken and the old Bluffton high schools formed bonds that will be remembered at a...

The class of 1973 at H.E. McCracken High School in Bluffton, then southern Beaufort County's only public high school serving both Bluffton and Hilton Head Island.

Letter: Cop-camera footage not true journalism

Your recent guest editorial ("Cameras on the police must be open to public") slides into yellow journalism, trampling fair and impartial trials of an accused person (where such footage would be available).

Letter: Fawning over a man who wasn't taught well

I spent 35 years teaching kids not to say, "He's stupid!"

Letter: Is this how we handle differences these days?

So I guess this is the new way of handling problems in the USA.

South Carolina

Prosecutor: Church shooting suspect to face death penalty

The white man accused of killing nine black churchgoers in what authorities said was a racially motivated crime during Bible study will face a death...

A photograph that accompanied Dylann Roof&#x92;s manifesto, found June 20 on a website registered in his name. A South Carolina prosecutor on Tuesday added three counts of attempted murder to the charges against Roof.

Video: Drumline Battle at Benedict College

Benedict College took part in the Palmetto Capital City Classic Battle of the Drumline Show, Wednesday, September 2, 2015.

Senate Ethics panel orders state House Democrat to pay $54K

The Senate Ethics Committee has fined state Rep. Cezar McKnight $54,000 for failing to report campaign donations and expenses during his unsuccessful bid for the Senate last year.

Gov. Haley leading delegation to Germany for auto show

Gov. Nikki Haley will lead a nine-day economic development trip to Sweden and Germany to recruit jobs in the automotive industry, Commerce Secretary Bobby Hitt said Thursday.

Former WWII prisoners of war honored with state medals

South Carolina veterans who were prisoners of war during World War II received state medals Thursday for their time in captivity.

Nation/World

Judge sides with Brady on 'Deflategate,' NFL appeals

Tom Brady learned Thursday he will start the season on the field after a judge lifted the league's four-game suspension of the star quarterback for...

This image of the first page of a court document released by the U.S. District Court Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, shows Judge Richard M. Berman's decision to overturn NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's four-game suspension of New England quarterback Tom Brady.

Prosecutor: Church shooting suspect to face death penalty

The white man accused of killing nine black churchgoers in what authorities said was a racially motivated crime during Bible study will face a death...

A photograph that accompanied Dylann Roof&#x92;s manifesto, found June 20 on a website registered in his name. A South Carolina prosecutor on Tuesday added three counts of attempted murder to the charges against Roof.

1 Marine killed, 11 hurt when helicopter makes hard landing

A group of U.S. Marines was practicing how to exit a hovering helicopter by sliding down ropes when the aircraft had to land harder and faster than normal in North Carolina, killing one Marine and injuring 11 others Wednesday night, military officials...

Officials: King cobra on the loose, escaped home in Orlando

Wildlife officials in Florida say they're searching for an 8-foot-long king cobra snake that escaped from a home in Orlando.

Kentucky clerk jailed; deputy clerks say they will issue marriage licenses

A federal judge sent Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis to jail Thursday for contempt of court after she testified that her religious beliefs against same...

Rowan Co. Clerk Kim Davis is led away in custody from the U.S. Courthouse in Ashland, Ky.
Sports

McCombs: College football wastes no time with dozens of games Thursday

Remember when the college football season opened with a couple of marquee matchups a couple of days before the first full Saturday?

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2013 file photo, South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier looks on during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Mississippi State. North Carolina has overhauled its defensive coaching staff and scheme after giving up the most programs and yards in program history last year. North Carolina opens against South Carolina, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015 and will provide the first look at whether the Tar Heels have improved at all.  (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt, File)

South Carolina holds off North Carolina, 17-13

The South Carolina defense held late in the fourth quarter, and the Gamecocks defeated the North Carolina Tar Heels 17-13 in the season opener in Charlotte...

South Carolina's Pharoh Cooper (11) runs past North Carolina's Brian Walker (5) for a touchdown in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015.

Judge sides with Brady on 'Deflategate,' NFL appeals

Tom Brady learned Thursday he will start the season on the field after a judge lifted the league's four-game suspension of the star quarterback for...

This image of the first page of a court document released by the U.S. District Court Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, shows Judge Richard M. Berman's decision to overturn NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's four-game suspension of New England quarterback Tom Brady.

Golf notes, Sept. 3: Jean Harris returns to Rose Hill

In a sense, Jean Harris never really left Rose Hill Golf Club.

Jean Harris

Rodriguez served in Iraq and Afghanistan, now strives to join Rams

It was impulsive. It was foolhardy. It made no football sense.

FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2015, file photo, St. Louis Rams wide receiver Daniel Rodriguez (3) runs past Oakland Raiders linebacker Jimmy Hall (43) during the second half of an NFL preseason football game in Oakland, Calif. Long after the rest of the St. Louis Rams have left the practice field, Daniel Rodriguez drips with sweat running dozens of extra pass routes from backup quarterback Austin Davis. No one can tell the fearless 27-year-old rookie with the unique back story, a decorated Army veteran, that he&#x2019;s nothing more than a training camp feel-good story.
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