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Weather forces change to Heritage parking set up

Spectators going to the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing will face major changes Saturday and Sunday due to the deluge of rain that hit Hilton Head...

Tournament goers leave the course after the second round of the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing was suspended by heavy rain on Friday afternoon. The golf tournament is being held at Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island, S.C.

Choi leads rain-shortened 2nd round; 65 players yet to tee off

K.J. Choi enjoyed his window Friday morning before rain bullied Harbour Town Golf Links.

K.J. Choi, of Dallas, T.X., tees off on the tenth hole during the second round of the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing on Friday at Harbour Town Golf Links in Sea Pines on Hilton Head Island S.C.

Harbour Town Yacht Basin on Heritage week: 'Moving mansions' and party havens

With the dredging of the Harbor Town Yacht Basin complete, large yachts were able to return to Harbour Town for the RBC Heritage presented by Boeing.

First mate Darren Jones and deckhand Ryan Walrath in front of Magic, a 130-foot yacht docked in the Harbour Town Yacht Basin on April 18, 2014.

School district tosses its hat in economic-development ring with Buckwalter deal

The Beaufort County Board of Education has been enlisted in an expanding, public-sector effort to bring economic development to privately owned property...

Beaufort County should not have to pay if costs for widening SC 170 increase, officials say

A slight redesign of the S.C. 170 widening project could drive up its cost, but it is not clear if Beaufort County or the contractors doing the work...

Vehicles drive by one of the construction sites where the road is being widened along S.C. 170 the afternoon of April 17, 2014, in Okatie.
Business

School district tosses its hat in economic-development ring with Buckwalter deal

The Beaufort County Board of Education has been enlisted in an expanding, public-sector effort to bring economic development to privately owned property...

Beaufort County should not have to pay if costs for widening SC 170 increase, officials say

A slight redesign of the S.C. 170 widening project could drive up its cost, but it is not clear if Beaufort County or the contractors doing the work...

Vehicles drive by one of the construction sites where the road is being widened along S.C. 170 the afternoon of April 17, 2014, in Okatie.

'Secrets' of 1863 Bay Street on display in 3D

Sandy Patterson remembers the little boy who came to the Verdier House one day and fell in love with the miniature model of Bay Street, circa 1863.

Dennis Cannady of Beaufort built a model Bay Street in Beaufort as it would have looked in 1863 and the model is part of an exhibit at the Verdier House.

Lee's Flooring and Rugs to close, owner retiring

After 25 years in Beaufort, Lee's Flooring and Rugs is closing, and owner Kathy Henry retiring.

The last day for business at Lee's Flooring and Rugs will be Monday.

Local Democratic club petitions against guns in bars, restaurants

As business owners and law enforcement adjust to a law allowing licensed firearms in restaurants and bars, a local Democratic Club is trying to gather...

Features

Bluegrass trio Nickel Creek reunites for tour after 7 year hiatus

After a long hiatus, roots music trio Nickel Creek has reunited for a 2014 tour. The progressive bluegrass band took an "indefinite" break in 2007 ...

Nickel Creek will perform April 22 at Johnny Mercer Theater in Savannah.

Soft-shell crabs crop up just in time for annual festival

Despite a chilly winter that slowed the start of soft-shell crab season, the critters have started showing up just in time for the annual Soft Shell...

For the second consecutive year Hudson's Seafood House on the Docks on Hilton Head Island has built a series of shedding boxes with a water circulatory system to facilitate the molting process and ensure that the soft shell crabs served in their restaurant are as fresh as they possibly can be.

Of Montreal frontman imagines himself in Pharrell Williams' hat and the results aren't great

If there was an archetype for an indie rock star, Kevin Barnes would almost certainly need to be on the shortlist. He's got the look -- fine, jet black...

Members of Of Montreal
Opinion

Jellyfish plant may be bad fit for Lowcountry

At first blush, an unauthorized test run late last month by an outfit seeking to harvest and process cannonball jellyfish in the Lowcountry suggests operators who would rather beg forgiveness than ask permission.

We the people have the final say

Anything passed or declared by our elected officials must first have the consent of the governed -- we the people -- according to the Constitution.

Time brings new perspective to issues

U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, a Kansas Republican, speaking about Democratic candidates distancing themselves from Obamacare, said, "All of the incumbents certainly voted for it, and many of them have talked about pride in doing so."

Most honorable job is being in the military

A recent letter writer has hit a nerve with his degradation of our military.

Congress, America need more moderates

We have a new definition for unmitigated gall. Rep. Jim Moran of Virginia was quoted in USA Today suggesting that members of Congress aren't paid enough. Their salary is only about $174,000 annually.

South Carolina

Beaufort County should not have to pay if costs for widening SC 170 increase, officials say

A slight redesign of the S.C. 170 widening project could drive up its cost, but it is not clear if Beaufort County or the contractors doing the work...

Vehicles drive by one of the construction sites where the road is being widened along S.C. 170 the afternoon of April 17, 2014, in Okatie.

Model of 1863 Bay Street on dispay in Verdier House

Dennis Cannady of Beaufort built a model Bay Street in Beaufort as it would have looked in 1863 and the model is part of an exhibit at the Verdier ...

Dennis Cannady of Beaufort built a model Bay Street in Beaufort as it would have looked in 1863 and the model is part of an exhibit at the Verdier House.

Photos: Model of 1863 Bay Street on display at the Verdier House

Dennis Cannady of Beaufort built a model Bay Street in Beaufort as it would have looked in 1863 and the model is part of an exhibit at the Verdier ...

Dennis Cannady of Beaufort built a model Bay Street in Beaufort as it would have looked in 1863 and the model is part of an exhibit at the Verdier House.

Grand Strand packed with Easter weekend visitors

The Grand Strand is expecting a crowd for the Easter weekend, and officials hope it's a sign of what's ahead for the upcoming tourist season.

Grand Strand packed with Easter weekend visitors

The Grand Strand is expecting a crowd for the Easter weekend, and officials hope it's a sign of what's ahead for the upcoming tourist season.

Nation/World

Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets. Some walls cracked and fell...

Civil Protection workers examine damage on a government building in Chilpancingo after a strong earthquake shook Mexico, Friday morning, April 18, 2014. A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico but there were no early reports of major damage or casualties.

Ferry captain arrested in South Korea disaster

A prosecutor says the captain of the South Korean ferry that sank two days ago has been arrested.

Relatives whose children are missing in Ship Sewol weep at a gymnasium in Jindo, South Korea, Friday, April 18, 2014. Rescuers scrambled to find hundreds of ferry passengers still missing Friday and feared dead, as fresh questions emerged about whether quicker action by the captain of the doomed ship could have saved lives.

Avalanche sweeps Everest; 6 killed, 9 missing

A Nepalese tourism official says six local guides have been killed and nine more are missing after an avalanche swept a route used to ascend the world's highest peak.

Old timey car to replace NYC horse carriages shown

An electric car that proponents hope will replace horse-drawn carriages in New York City was presented Thursday at the New York International Auto ...

Visitors to the New York International Auto Show sit in an electric carriage prototype in New York, Thursday, April 17, 2014.  A prototype of the old-timey electric cars that Mayor Bill de Blasio would like to take the place of horse-drawn carriages on New York City streets will be unveiled at the New York Auto Show on Thursday.

Man details abuse claims against 'X-Men' director

A man who claims he was sexually abused by "X-Men" franchise director Bryan Singer said Thursday that he reported the molestation to authorities at...

Plaintiff Michael Egan, left, with his attorney, Jeff Herman take questions from to the media during a news conference in Beverly Hills, Calif., Thursday, April 17, 2014. A sex abuse lawsuit by Egan, a former child model and aspiring actor is accusing "X-Men" franchise director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him as a teenager in a federal lawsuit filed in Hawaii. Singer's attorney, Marty Singer, said in a statement that the claims are absurd and defamatory.
Sports

Choi leads rain-shortened 2nd round; 65 players yet to tee off

K.J. Choi enjoyed his window Friday morning before rain bullied Harbour Town Golf Links.

K.J. Choi, of Dallas, T.X., tees off on the tenth hole during the second round of the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing on Friday at Harbour Town Golf Links in Sea Pines on Hilton Head Island S.C.

Like clockwork, Donald contending at Harbour Town again

At 1 under, facing the possibility of falling back to even par, Luke Donald worked a little bit of his Hilton Head Island magic on Friday.

Luke Donald tees off on No. 9 during the second round of the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing on Friday at Harbour Town Golf Links in Sea Pines on Hilton Head Island S.C.

Heritage Notebook: Anderson waits, sitting outside projected cut line

As Mark Anderson rolled in his final putt, about a 5-footer to save par on No. 9, the wind picked up from the right and rain fell ...

Beaufort's Mark Anderson is in danger of missing the cut at the RBC Heritage.

McCombs: Watson did what he set out to do, but likely won't be back

With two birdies in the second half of Friday's second round of the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing, Tom Watson had played his way back to 4 over, ...

Tom Watson tees off on No. 17 during the first round of the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing on Thursday at Harbour Town Golf Links in Sea Pines on Hilton Head Island S.C.

A table for the ages set at the Harbour Town Grill

The Harbour Town clubhouse will come down when the 46th RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing is complete. What will they do with all the stuff inside?

Tournament goers belly up to the bar overlooking the putting green at the Harbour Town golf clubhouse during the April 17, 2014, opening round of the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing. The venerable facility will close for demolition once this year's Heritage has concluded.
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