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Beloved Beaufort principal brings 'home' a life of learning

Beaufort High School alumni honor Bill Dufford at their 50th reunion, days after he wins the Governor's Award in the Humanities for his work in racial...

William Dufford, principal of the Beaufort High School class of 1964, greets former student Mary Alice (Taylor) Hinshaw, right, during the class' 50th reunion dinner on Saturday in Beaufort. "He was the greatest administrator principal ever," said Hinshaw.

Identity released of jogger, 73, killed by car on Hilton Head Island

A 73-year-old Hilton Head Island man was struck and killed by a car Saturday morning while jogging near U.S. 278 on the island, according to the Hilton Head Island Fire & Rescue Division.

Development on Hilton Head brings out differences in mayoral candidates

Development on Hilton Head Island -- how to strike a balance that sparks reinvestment while maintaining the island's natural beauty -- has dominated discussion among five mayoral candidates this election...

Solicitor running Marine Corps Marathon for Beaufort students

Fourteenth Circuit Solicitor Duffie Stone is running the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. on Sunday in support of children of Marines and ...

Duffie Stone, the 14th Circuit Solicitor, ran the Hilton Head Island Half Marathon in February before training for Sunday's Marine Corps Marathon in Washington.

Campaign finance reports: Laughlin, Bennett outpace Hilton Head field

Incumbent Drew Laughlin and mayoral hopeful David Bennett lead other Hilton Head Island candidates by a wide margin in the race for cash to fund their election bids.

Business

Hilton Head mayoral candidates talk Sea Pines traffic

Questions posed to Hilton Head Island mayoral candidates Friday concerned two issues -- new zoning rules and a planned University of South Carolina...

Hilton Head Island mayoral candidates answer a question on the recently revised LMO during a candidate forum sponsored by Sea Pines CSA at Sea Pines Community Center on Oct. 24, 2014.

Charitable groups hope ballot measure legalizes raffles

Raffles might seem like an innocent way for organizations to raise money, but if you've ever bought or sold a ticket for one in South Carolina, you...

Sen. Davis, local committee make final push for land-preservation referendum

State Sen. Tom Davis and a committee of local residents are making a final push to support a ballot measure to borrow $20 million for land preservation...

Choices galore greet Halloween shoppers in the Columbia area

Halloween shopping is a pocketbook issue in 2014, but sales always manage to go up for this popular holiday, and may set a preliminary tone for the...

Wylie and Jessica Jackson of Irmo

Streetcar component a controversial part of Knowledge Park plan

Would a 1.5-mile streetcar system be the key to developing Rock Hill’s Knowledge Park and its projected high-tech jobs, residential community and retail shops, or would it become an underused service that diverts tax revenue from Rock Hill...

Features

In Good Faith: 'Being with "poor people" is an eye-opener and a heart-changer'

The Rev. Sandy Grant, a deacon at All Saints Episcopal Church on Hilton Head Island, talks about her local projects and mission trips.

The Rev. Sandy Grant is a deacon of All Saints Episcopal Church on Hilton Head Island.

No foundation for considering Ebola wrath of God

What are religious leaders saying today about the Ebola virus? A lot depends on where we are talking about, as well as what religion.

A team in protective gear buries a person suspected to have died of Ebola on Oct. 18 in Monrovia, Liberia.

Go to your nearest Beaufort County library for a real scare

Do you celebrate Halloween? Many families do; some do not. Halloween has a rich multicultural history. It can be said to be a blending of celebrations...

Find your favorite scary movies (and books) at your local library branch.
Opinion

New approach needed for hauling away boats

Here we go again.

Same old dispute is getting tiresome

I've had it. I'm totally worn out reading letters to the editor in the paper about the controversy on Hilton Head Island between those who want to keep the island as it was in the 1960s and those who want to turn the island into something resembling...

Mayoral political ads should not be negative

I am writing in response to a political ad in the Oct. 17 issue of the newspaper regarding our mayoral race. Being in the forefront of the negotiations involving the sponsorship of the RBC Heritage, our entire community should be very appreciative...

Come on, Jeep owners, get with the program

This letter is for all you first-time Jeep owners. It's obvious you are first-time owners or you would know what "It's a Jeep thing" means. My friend has a Harley, and when he's on a two-lane road and another Harley is headed in the opposite...

Offshore oil drilling would be positive

A minority of environmentalists have initiated a petition to prevent the bringing of energy jobs to coastal South Carolina. Their voices threaten the will of the majority of the state.

South Carolina

In photos: Marching band championships

South Carolina class AA and AAAA marching band championships were held Saturday, October 25, 2014, at Spring Valley High School.

A member of the Dutch Fork marching band performs during the class AA and AAAA state marching band championships Saturday at Spring Valley High School. 10/25/14

In photos: Cedar Creek

Scenes on the Cedar Creek in Congaree National Park.

Bob Makin, right, and Nick Riopelle, pull out from Cedar Creek after an afternoon paddle in Congaree National Park.  10/24/14

In photos: Al Sharpton

Civil rights activist the Rev. Al Sharpton speaks at the annual alumnae banquet for Benedict College graduates in Irmo, October 24, 2014.

Civil rights activist the Rev. Al Sharpton speaks at the annual alumnae banquet for Benedict College graduates  at the Doubletree hotel in Irmo.

Tax plan splits Lexington County GOP

The conflict in Lexington County over a sales tax plan for roads and other improvements is intensifying a split among Republicans who dominate local...

In photos: Pitt bulls rescued

About a dozen pit bulls that had been bred and trained for illegal fighting in a wooded area outside Gaston in rural Lexington County were rescued ...

The ASPCA Field Investigations and Response (FIR) Team rescued a number of dogs from a Gaston home where the FBI were serving a warrant. The team put the dogs into a mobile transport trailer to be taken for medical evaluation and rehabilitation. They also collected evidence from the dog yard. 10/24/14
Nation/World

Iraqi government says key town has been taken from Islamic State

The Iraqi government claimed that its troops and Shiite Muslim militias captured a key Islamic State stronghold near Baghdad on Saturday in an operation...

Iraq's new Interior Minister Mohammed Salem al-Ghabban speaks to reporters during a press conference at the provincial council building in the southern Shiite holy city of Karbala, 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. The Iraqi government claimed that its troops and Shiite Muslim militias captured a key Islamic State stronghold near Baghdad on Saturday.

Teacher tried to stop Washington state shooting

A newly hired teacher confronted a gunman and was being hailed as a hero on Saturday after a deadly shooting rampage in the cafeteria of a Washington...

Marysville Pilchuck student Tyanna Davis, right, places flowers on the fence bordering Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Wash., Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. A student opened fire in a high school cafeteria north of Seattle on Friday, killing at least one person and shooting several others in the head, officials said. The gunman also died in the attack.

Canada reopens grounds of Parliament Hill

Canadians returned to the reopened grounds of Parliament Hill on Saturday just three days after a gunman shot and killed a soldier at the national...

A runner makes his way towards Centre Block on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. The grounds and lawn of Parliament Hill reopened Friday night following the shootings at the National War Memorial and Parliament Hill.

Number of Ebola-linked cases passes 10,000 - WHO

More than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola and nearly half of them have died, according to figures released Saturday by the World Health...

Maui voters to decide whether to ban GMO crops

Dozens of Maui mothers are going door-to-door to urge voters to back a ban on the cultivation of genetically engineered crops because they think ...

Sports

Orangeburg-Wilkinson puts end to Hilton Head Island playoff hopes

The Hilton Head Island High School Seahawks entered Friday night's home game knowing that it was a must-win contest in order to keep their slim playoff...

Orangeburg-Wilkinson at Hilton Head Island on October 24, 2014.

Hilton Head's Lilla Felix selected as USA Swimming Scholastic All-Amercian

Hilton Head’s Lilla Felix has been selected as a 2013-2014 USA Swimming Scholastic All American.

Lilla Felix holds the trophy after Hilton Head Island High's Class 3-A state championship on Oct. 11

Postseason bid on line in USC Beaufort's regular-season women's soccer finale

It all comes down to the final regular-season game for the USC Beaufort women’s soccer team.

USCB women 12th, men 21st at Sand Sharks XC Invitational

Individual champion Jessy Scarpone led five SCAD Savannah runners in the top 20 overall as the Bees ran away with the women's title at the eighth annual...

Bluffton volleyball's Cameron Dean named 4-A All-State, Region 8-AAAA player of year

It was a good week for Bluffton High School’s Cameron Dean.

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