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2 Walterboro residents perish in fiery Hilton Head wreck

Two Walterboro residents died in a car crash Sunday night on Hilton Head Island after fleeing from deputies and crashing into a tree, according to ...

Witness Chris Loaiza provided this photograph of a March 1, 2015, wreck on Dillon Road on Hilton Head Island that killed the driver and a passenger when the car struck a tree.

Island woman injured in second serious wreck had learned 'what mattered'

A Hilton Head Island woman severely injured in an alleged drunken-driving accident Friday faces a long-haul to recovery, her father says.

From left to right: Jacob Schultz, Megan Kelly Shepherd, Maggie Deery and Kendall Walton

I-95's coffin corridor: Simple solution, complicated factors

The second part of our two-part series on I-95's deadly stretch through Jasper County: Public opposition, lack of funding hobble highway tree cutting...

Workers cut trees along the median on I-26 between mile markers 170 and 198  on Feb. 19, 2015.

Shark Tooth Fairy warned diving permit could be revoked

Shark Tooth Fairy Mike Harris, who puts on popular fossil hunts that are free for children, says he's in danger of losing the permit that allows him...

Mike Harris, also known as The Shark Tooth Fairy, pulls out several buckets of fossils Oct. 9, 2014, on the docks at Coosaw Island. The fossils, nearly a half a ton of them, were used for a children's fossil hunt on Oct. 11, 2014.

Court hearing set in crash that killed Savannah jazz bassist

A Texas man charged in a car crash that killed Savannah jazz musician Ben Tucker nearly two years ago is scheduled to appear in court.

Business

Bennett: Expanding sewer service is doable with state help

Expanding Hilton Head Island's sewer system network could be affordable with the help of state funding from the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control, according to Mayor David Bennett.

Shark Tooth Fairy warned diving permit could be revoked

Shark Tooth Fairy Mike Harris, who puts on popular fossil hunts that are free for children, says he's in danger of losing the permit that allows him...

Mike Harris, also known as The Shark Tooth Fairy, pulls out several buckets of fossils Oct. 9, 2014, on the docks at Coosaw Island. The fossils, nearly a half a ton of them, were used for a children's fossil hunt on Oct. 11, 2014.

Sea Pines farmers market to open March 31

The Farmers Market at Sea Pines Center, presented by Lowcountry Produce, will open March 31 and run through Dec. 29.

Millie Timmerman honored for volunteering 17,000 hours at Hilton Head Hospital

Millie Timmerman has logged 17,000 hours of volunteer service at Hilton Head Hospital, spanning a 35-year period.

From left, Hilton Head Hospital Auxiliary President marty Eidemiller, Director of Volunteer Services Jody MacLeod and Millie Timmerman.

Winning artist announced for garden tour poster

Judy Drummond's painting "Spring Iris" will be featured on the commemorative posters for the 28th annual All Saints Episcopal Church Garden Tour.

<span>Judy Drummond's painting "Spring Iris" will be featured on the commemorative posters for the 28th annual All Saints Episcopal Church Garden Tour. </span>
Features

Bill Maher to bring live stand-up tour to N. Charleston

Bill Maher is scheduled to perform his stand-up comedy show Aug. 8 at 8 p.m. in the North Charleston Performing Arts Center.

Television host and comedian Bill Maher performs at The Pearl in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 23, 2013.

Millie Timmerman honored for volunteering 17,000 hours at Hilton Head Hospital

Millie Timmerman has logged 17,000 hours of volunteer service at Hilton Head Hospital, spanning a 35-year period.

From left, Hilton Head Hospital Auxiliary President marty Eidemiller, Director of Volunteer Services Jody MacLeod and Millie Timmerman.

Television's 'Judge Judy' staying in session

Daytime television's most popular personality, "Judge Judy" Sheindlin, has extended her contract for three years and will keep her court in session...

FILE - In this April 17, 2012 file photo, Judge Judy Sheindlin attends the Vanity Fair Tribeca Film Festival party at the State Supreme Courthouse in New York. Daytime television&#x2019;s most popular personality, &#x201C;Judge Judy&#x201D; Sheindlin, has extended her contract for three years and will keep her court in session into 2020.
Opinion

Letter: History could make today's kids less bored

It would be very easy to remove Hilton Head Island from the list of the worst places for kids to visit. All we need to do is let the locals decide what is best for the island.

President must act decisively against ISIS

I never thought I'd hear an American president validate the propaganda of America's terrorist enemies. But in early February, President Barack Obama spoke to the National Prayer Breakfast and told Christians to get off their "high horse" because...

Muslim leader indeed involved in Holocaust

I read with great interest the letter from a reader who declared Muslims played no part in the Holocaust.

Look all around you; we need more taxes

The recent Beaufort Gazette headline "Council explores ways to up revenue" correctly begins the story.

McClatchy cartoons for the week of 3/1/15

Kevin Siers / The Charlotte Observer (February 27, 2015)
South Carolina

Police: Rock Hill woman charged with assault admits to smoking crack

A 52-year-old Rock Hill woman was arrested on Sunday morning after being accused of assaulting her roommate and admitting to police that she smoked...

Dorothy Castleberry

AP’s John Shurr, fighter for SC public’s right to know, dies at 67

Former Columbia bureau chief led battle for more media access in courtroom

Shurr

President Obama coming to Columbia

President Barack Obama will visit South Carolina for the first time since winning the state’s Democratic presidential primary in 2008.

In this Feb. 24, 2015, photo, President Barack Obama speaks during his meeting with the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. In the first week of March Obama plans to invoke America&#x2019;s civil rights struggles from past to present. He due to begin his week Monday by receiving the recommendations of his Task Force on 21st Century Policing. Obama plans to end the week by visiting Selma, Alabama, on Saturday. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Run for the Military Dress

It was a fun run for two young women with ties to the military. They got to make a small dash to claim a free wedding dress at Sunday’s St. Andrews Woman’s Club Bridal Showcase.

13 arrested at Lexington County flea market in connection with sale of counterfeit items worth nearly $1 million

Thirteen people were arrested Saturday at a Lexington County flea market in connection with the sale of counterfeit items totaling nearly $1 million...

America
Nation/World

Freed Guantanamo detainees struggle with new lives in Uruguay

Resettled in a foreign land, surrounded by a language he doesn’t understand, suspected al-Qaida operative Adel bin Muhammad El Ouerghi finds...

Adel bin Muhammad El Ouerghi, from Tunisia, chops parsley in the home he shares with five other former Guantanamo detainees in Montevideo, Uruguay, on Feb. 25, 2015. El Ouerghi said he wants to open an Arab restaurant that would serve shwarma, kebobs and other traditional Middle Eastern foods, which he hasn&#x2019;t found in Montevideo.

Nasdaq closes above 5,000 for first time in 15 years

Deja vu: The last time the Nasdaq was this high, Bill Clinton was president, Microsoft dominated the tech world and the iPod, iPhone and iPad didn...

In this Feb. 12, 2015, photo, Jay Heller, IPO Execution Officer for Nasdaq, left, shows Keith Dunleavy, CEO of Inovalon, the progress of pricing for his company's stock on computer screens during the Bowie, Maryland, health-tech firm's IPO at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York.

Family of slain Savannah man criticizes Georgia grand jury's exoneration of officer

A lawyer who represents the family of Charles Smith publicly criticized the state's investigation into the fatal shooting of the 29-year-old by a Savannah-Chatham police officer, according to Savannah Morning News.

Massive Iraqi assault begins to retake Tikrit from Islamic State

The operation started just one day after Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al Abadi warned the restive Sunni tribes of central Iraq, many of which have ...

Netanyahu assails Iran deal, touts US-Israel ties

Israeli prime minister’s remarks to a friendly crowd at a pro-Israel lobby’s annual conference amounted to a warm-up act for his address...

Sports

Bluffton's Blackshear won't appear in court Tuesday; headed for trial on petit larceny charge, attorney says

Bluffton High School star defensive end and University of South Carolina recruit Shameik Blackshear will not appear in court Tuesday for a pending ...

Shameik Blackshear

So, Steve Spurrier has joined Twitter. (He deleted his first tweet already.)

Can the Head Ball Coach really be confined to just 140 characters?

FILE PHOTO (2014): South Carolina Gamecocks head coach Steve Spurrier greets running back Mike Davis (28)

Tiger Woods' agent, PGA Tour deny drug suspension claim

Mark Steinberg, Tiger Woods' agent, said claims made by a former PGA Tour professional on the radio that Woods has been suspended a month by the PGA...

Tiger Woods practices his pitches while playing in the pro-am event at the Farmer Insurance Open golf tournament Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Report: Former Duke player Rasheed Sulaimon at the center of sexual assault allegations

At the end of January, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski dismissed junior Rasheed Sulaimon from the basketball team, the first time he had done so to one ...

Duke's Rasheed Sulaimon goes in for the layup past Clemson's Landry Nnoko during the first half of Friday's ACC tournament quarterfinal in Greensboro, N.C.

Hilton Head Christian golfers on course after tournament three-peat

Rain may have cut the tournament short, but it couldn't dampen Hilton Head Christian Academy's championship performance over the weekend.

From left, Hilton Head Christian Academy head golf coach Doug Langhals, Bryson Nimmer, Cole Gibson, RJ Bartolomucci, Jonathan Phillips and Trace Crowe stand together after the team was presented with their yellow jackets following their win in the Naert &amp; DuBois High School Invitational on Sunday afternoon at the Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run on Hilton Head Island.
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