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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.

Man breaks through Bluffton store wall for beer

A man broke through the wall of a Bluffton convenience store overnight Monday to steal beer, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff's Office news...

A surveillance still from the Enmark station.

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...

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

Bluffton senior-living center planning 76-room expansion

A Bluffton senior-living center is moving forward with plans to expand and offer more types of specialized care to seniors.

Pressure is on for Savannah cooks in Travel Channel's 'American Grilled'

Twenty minutes is not much time to grill a meal.

The Savannah-themed episode of "American Grilled" premieres at 9 p.m. July 30 on the Travel Channel.

Chef Christopher Carge of The Black Marlin Bayside Grill: 'I would feel confident putting our local oysters up against any others'

Christopher Carge, executive chef at The Black Marlin Bayside Grill on Hilton Head Island, shares his proudest cooking moments.

Christopher Carge is the executive chef at The Black Marlin Bayside Grill on Hilton Head Island.
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

EXCLUSIVE: 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...

Gay couples to apply for Greenville marriage licenses

Ivy Hill and Misha Gibson have tried twice before to obtain a marriage license in Greenville County, and both times they were denied.

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.

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...

Shells hit UN school in Gaza, kill 15

Several Israeli tank shells slammed into a crowded U.N. school used as shelter for refugees in the Gaza war early on Wednesday, killing at least 15...

Palestinians gather outside a classroom at the Abu Hussein U.N. school in Jebaliya refugee camp, northern Gaza Strip, hit by an Israeli strike earlier, on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. A Palestinian health official says 13 people were killed after tank shells hit the U.N. school in Gaza where hundreds of Palestinians had taken refuge from Israeli attacks. Adnan Abu Hasna, a spokesman for a U.N. aid agency, says tank shells hit the school around 4:30 a.m.
Sports

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.

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.

Dabo makes peace with Spurrier

Attempting to make peace, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney on Tuesday paid the highest of compliments to South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier.

Clemson football: A look at five key positions

Who’s gone? Tajh Boyd

Gamecocks football: Five key positions in transition

Who’s gone? Connor Shaw

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