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Smoke detector alerts Burton mother of 3 to fire

A smoke detector alerted a mother of three to an early morning fire in time for her to safely get her children outside and call 911, according to Burton Fire District.

DNA leads to charges in 2012 Grays Hill burglaries

A man and woman have been arrested and charged after DNA linked them both to a 2012 burglary and the woman to two others around the same period, according...

Ephraim Moultrie and Alicia Lott

Low Country Golf Hall of Fame inducts inaugural class

After Saturday night's inaugural induction ceremony for the Low Country Golf Hall of Fame, inductee Jim Ferree recounted a conversation he had with...

Low Country Golf Hall of Fame executive director Robert Collar, center, is photographed with inductees, from left, Kevin King, Jim Ferree, Mike Harmon and Tim Moss after the organization's Inaugural Induction Ceremony held on Saturday at the Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa. In addition, three people were inducted posthumously: Charles Fraser, Joseph Fraser and Charles Price.

PHOTO: Strong currents make local boater's day an adventure

Kurt Fineis of Beaufort pulls his Bonito sailboat toward the Pigeon Point dock Sunday as his pet Lab, Maizy, makes a dive for shore after a local ...

Theophil Syslo, Staff photo
Kurt Fineis of Beaufort pulls his Bonito sailboat toward the Pigeon Point dock Sunday as his pet Lab, Maizy, makes a dive for shore after a local boater towed them from the Beaufort River area. “The current was just crazy,” Fineis said. At about 4 p.m. Sunday, the National Weather Service in Charleston issued a high-risk advisory for Beaufort County for rip currents. The advisory is in effect through Monday evening.

PHOTO: Back-to-school party on Hilton Head

Ruthie Schrader, 17, of Hilton Head Island, laughs as her friend Megan Rader, 17, also of Hilton Head, tries to make a clean jump from a zorb ball...

Theophil Syslo, Staff photo
Ruthie Schrader, 17, of Hilton Head Island, laughs as her friend Megan Rader, 17, also of Hilton Head, tries to make a clean jump from a zorb ball during a friendly race Sunday at a “Waterworks Back to School Party” at First Presbyterian Church on Hilton Head. The zorb balls were provided by KidzPlay Party Rentals of Bluffton.
Business

New condos could be coming to Skull Creek Marina in Hilton Head Plantation

Developers have proposed a six-story condominium building near the marina, but nearby residents and plantation leaders want the company to scale back...

Two design options for the proposed Sports Club at Skull Creek condos.

Editorial: Property managers should be scrutinized

Sudden closing of trusted local company calls for increased vigilance and state oversight.

U-M press gets grant to for humanities digital preservation

The University of Michigan Press has received an $899,000 grant to develop a new way to preserve and make digitally available scholarly materials in the humanities.

Report: Arizona hospitals experiencing operating losses

Operating margins at Arizona hospitals are declining despite a recent financial boost from an expanded Medicaid program, according to a new report.

Construction of massive fertilizer plant remains on schedule

The construction of a giant $2 billion fertilizer plant remains on schedule in northwest Iowa, but the project is nearing its busiest phase when roughly 2,200 workers will be employed on the job.

Features

Doughtie: Port Royal Sound Cobia, to be or not to be?

Being from the 1960's and 70's school of thought, I still hold onto the theory of peace, happiness and rock 'n' roll.

Rifle blasts, re-enactors' tales draw History Day participants back in time

The sound of five .58-caliber Civil War rifles boomed over the Port Royal Sound on Saturday as re-enactors portraying the 11th S.C. Regiment showed...

Civil War reenactors fire their .58 caliber Enfield rifles during Hilton Head History Day, presented by the Coastal Discovery Museum and Heritage Library. The reenactors were at the site of the Fort Walker, portraying the 11th South Carolina Regiment which defended the fort during the 1861 Battle of Port Royal. History Day was held at Ft. Walker in Port Royal Plantation and a variety of other historic locations around the island.

Jukofsky: Friendship blossomed over love of gardening

She was on the putting green at Dolphin Head Golf Course, very blonde and with a good figure and she bent way over the ball before she hit it. It ...

This photo dwarf azalea is flowering with red blossoms on the bottom branches and white flowers on the top
Opinion

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Before 'conversation on race' we need education on race

Am I the only person in America not making fun of Howard Schultz?

ONLY IN BEAUFORT: National Cemetery a 'sacred grove' for heroes

The dead rest surrounded by tennis courts, a boat dealership and houses full of people living in the moment.

A detachment of Marines fires a 21-gun salute at the conclusion of a 2011 Memorial Day Ceremony at the Beaufort National Cemetery.

Letter: Like the fine arts? Then say it with cash

This is in response to the recent story, "Leaders seek help to boost local arts."

Editorial: Property managers should be scrutinized

Sudden closing of trusted local company calls for increased vigilance and state oversight.

Letter: Posturing legislators neglect the important

Our South Carolina Statehouse is a busy place these days. Legislators are proposing many bills for consideration.

South Carolina

Mark Wolfe named executive director of facilities for Horry County Schools

Mark Wolfe is settling in to his new position as executive director of facilities for Horry County Schools.

Hunter dies when his muzzle-loaded shotgun discharges

The Cherokee County coroner says a man who was trespassing to hunt turkeys died when his muzzle-loaded shotgun discharged and struck him in the arm and shoulder.

Sandbags return to condominiums awaiting removable sea wall

Sand bags are returning to beleaguered condominiums in Isle of Palms that are awaiting the installation of a removable sea wall in the next few weeks.

Suspect who escaped from W.Va. hospital to be moved to SC

A suspect who escaped from a state psychiatric hospital in West Virginia is being moved to a facility in South Carolina.

Library of Congress acquires rare trove of Civil War images

A Houston housewife who has quietly collected rare Civil War images for 50 years has sold more than 500 early photographs to the Library of Congress...

Texas stereoscopic photography collector Robin Stanford at the Library of Congress on Friday, March 27, 2015, in Washington. Stanford has sold the Library of Congress some of her private collection, including a set of very rare photos of pre-Civil War slave life on a South Carolina plantation, and images from Fort Sumter just after it was seized by the Confederates in April 1861. Some images depict President Abraham Lincoln’s funeral procession in 1865. Stanford says the images are like ghosts from the past that reflect part of American history.
Nation/World

Homeowners facing foreclosure may instead be home free

In a growing number of foreclosure cases, lenders may never be able to seize the homes because the state statutes of limitations have been exceeded.

Susan Rodolfi has missed more than five years of mortgage payments and is still living in her home in Miami. Thousands of homeowners like Rodolfi, who stopped paying mortgages years ago, may have an out as statues of limitations expire. Rodolfi says she accepts responsibility for falling behind on her mortgage, but she blames her lenders for delaying the modification process.

Police: 2 bodies found 3 days after NYC blast

Emergency workers were looking for signs of two missing men, both believed to be in the ground floor sushi restaurant in the building where the explosion...

A fire official stands at the window of a building adjacent to the site of a building collapse in the East Village neighborhood of New York, Friday, March 27, 2015.

Should Tsarnaev testify? It’s a matter of life or death

Legal experts say the question of whether to put the accused Boston Marathon bomber on the stand is a crucial decision for his defense.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 21, one of the world’s most notorious criminal defendants, is facing the death penalty for blowing up spectators at the Boston Marathon almost two years ago.

Acceptance of a semi-public digital life worries some privacy advocates

A recent poll shows 9 out of 10 Americans recognize their digital lives aren’t secret, but most say they weren’t overly concerned about...

Drownings along Rio Grande spike after enforcement surge

Immigrants, desperate to avoid detection at a time of increased patrols, are choosing more dangerous and remote crossings into South Texas.

Sports

South Carolina earns 1st Final Four berth, beats FSU 80-74

South Carolina coach Dawn Staley climbed the ladder, snipped the final strand of net and raised it as thousands of garnet-clad fans cheered.

South Carolina'sTiffany Mitchell cuts the net following herteam's 80-74 win over Florida State following a women's college basketball regional final game in the NCAA Tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Sunday, March 29, 2015.

Low Country Golf Hall of Fame inducts inaugural class

After Saturday night's inaugural induction ceremony for the Low Country Golf Hall of Fame, inductee Jim Ferree recounted a conversation he had with...

Low Country Golf Hall of Fame executive director Robert Collar, center, is photographed with inductees, from left, Kevin King, Jim Ferree, Mike Harmon and Tim Moss after the organization's Inaugural Induction Ceremony held on Saturday at the Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa. In addition, three people were inducted posthumously: Charles Fraser, Joseph Fraser and Charles Price.

Prep Roundup, March 27: Beaufort High track teams shine at Marwin Kline Invitational

Track and field teams from Beaufort High School swept the Marwin Kline Invitational on Saturday at Whale Branch Early College High School.

Doughtie: Port Royal Sound Cobia, to be or not to be?

Being from the 1960's and 70's school of thought, I still hold onto the theory of peace, happiness and rock 'n' roll.

Rick Barnes says he wanted to stay as Texas coach

An emotional Rick Barnes fought back tears in saying goodbye to Texas after 17 years Sunday, insisting he's grateful for his time with Longhorns and...

FILE - In this Feb. 2015, file photo, Texas head coach Rick Barnes calls to his players during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Iowa State in Austin, Texas. Barnes, who shaped Texas into a national basketball power with three Big 12 championships and 16 NCAA Tournament appearances in 17 years, will be released after yet another quick exit from the postseason, people with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press on Saturday.
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