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On hallowed ground: Tales from Beaufort National Cemetery

Behind a brick wall along Boundary Street, America's past lies in tidy rows. Union soldiers lie near Confederate soldiers. World War II heroes rest...

U.S. flags mark gravestones as Spanish moss drips from live oaks at Beaufort National Cemetery on May 20, 2015, in preparation for Memorial Day.

Memorials at Beaufort National Cemetery tell the lost story of America's first Memorial Day

Family members meet 150 years after forgotten Union soldiers were memorialized in the Lowcountry

Meg Hamauer explains why she wants to contact the descendants all of the men honored by the plaque built in the Beaufort National Cemetery by Eliza Potter.

Search plane joins effort to recover Savannah man who jumped off boat near Daufuskie

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources' fixed-wing airplane is joining the search for a Savannah man missing in the water near Daufuskie Island since...

On Sunday, three DNR boats and its dive team continued the search, with a Sheriff's Office boat assisting.

Lauderdale: Hilton Head gets new ambassador for Memorial Day

Someone has already left a yellow rose in the old veteran's bronzed hands.

"Poppies" sculpture brought to Hilton Head Island by veterans who want children to learn about sacrifice. "Poppies" sculpture of war veteran sitting on a bench is meant to pass along the meaning of Flanders fields.

Suspicious fire destroys Crystal Lake public pier on Lady's Island

Beaufort County officials are investigating a suspicious fire that destroyed the small public pier at Crystal Lake over the weekend.

Beaufort County officials are investigating a suspicious fire that  destroyed the small public pier at Crystal Lake over the weekend.
Business

Gay marriage challenges cost Indiana $1.4M in attorney fees

The state of Indiana had to pay more than $1.4 million in fees to plaintiffs' attorneys in its unsuccessful attempt to maintain a ban on same-sex marriages, the attorney general's office says.

Bubba Watson takes a break from golf at Pensacola ballpark

Bubba Watson is using a five-week stretch away from the PGA Tour to learn more about minor league baseball operations in Florida's Panhandle.

Mackinac meeting to focus on roads, schools, urban revival

The architects of Detroit's debt-clearing bankruptcy case, a presidential historian and Michigan's business and political elite will take part this week in the Detroit Regional Chamber's annual policy conference on Mackinac Island.

UK leader Cameron outlines who can vote in referendum on EU

Britain's prime minister on Monday outlined who will be allowed to vote in a referendum on whether Britain should remain in the European Union, opting...

British Prime Minister David Cameron, center, stands with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, right, and European Council President Donald Tusk during arrivals at the Eastern Partnership summit in Riga, on Friday, May 22, 2015. EU leaders gather for a second day of meetings with six post-communist nations to discuss various issues, including enlargement, the economy and Ukraine.

In Rhode Island, residents gush about paid family leave

As President Barack Obama pushes for a federal law to get paid leave to care for a new baby or an ailing relative, residents of one of the three states that already provide it sing its praises, hinting at the reception it could receive if rolled ...

Features

Beaufort club's Garden-a-Day keeps summertime blues away

The Beaufort Garden Club's 21st annual Garden-a-Day event, set for the week of June 8 to 12, promises colorful gardens, historic trees and exquisite...

Artists offer wide range of creations at Hilton Head Art Festival

The color drew Linda Snyder, as it had several years ago.

<span><span>Merri Blum, center and friend Theresa Feldstein, both of Savannah, Ga., look through some of Bruce Green's art work on display at the annual Hilton Head Art Festival on Sunday afternoon near Shelter Cove Marina.</span></span>

Bill aims to expand Nevada's film tax credit to $20M a year

Nevada lawmakers are considering expanding the state's film tax credit program after it was gutted to help attract Tesla to the state.

Opinion

Honor bows to valor: Trip to Washington sets stage for life-changing encounter

Steve Vernaccini Jr., at age 91, wasn't too keen on leaving his comfortable home for a long trip. But his friends finally prevailed upon him to sign up for an Honor Flight out of Rochester, N.Y., bound for Washington, D.C.

Memorials at Beaufort National Cemetery tell the lost story of America's first Memorial Day

Family members meet 150 years after forgotten Union soldiers were memorialized in the Lowcountry

Meg Hamauer explains why she wants to contact the descendants all of the men honored by the plaque built in the Beaufort National Cemetery by Eliza Potter.

Editorial: Safety question needs a quick, final resolution

Insurance company\'s red flag should be sounding a louder warning to the Town of Hilton Head Island.

Letter: County Council lets library system sink

From fiscal year 2010 to 2015, Beaufort County Council reduced the library budget by 22 percent, while the number of branches increased by 33 percent.

Letter: SC power structure root of roads problem

Thank you, state Sen. Tom Davis for your recent excellent analysis of our highway and roads situation in South Carolina.

South Carolina

At least 3 presumed drowned while swimming on SC coast

Authorities along the coast in South Carolina are looking for at least three swimmers they think have drowned over the Memorial Day weekend.

Hillary Clinton to visit Democratic event in Columbia

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's first campaign stop in South Carolina will be a speech to Democratic women who say they are trying...

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during a round table discussion at Smuttynose Brewery, Friday, May 22, 2015, in Hampton, NH. Clinton will be visiting Columbia on Wednesday, where she'll speak at the Marriott hotel at a South Carolina House Democratic Women's Caucus and the South Carolina Democratic Women's Council event.

Man shot in head by passenger in same car on Interstate 26

Authorities say a man in the back seat who shot the front seat passenger of a car while it was on Interstate 26 has been charged with attempted murder.

Real estate giant reported engine trouble before plane crash

Authorities say an 85-year-old pilot reported engine trouble just before his fatal crash into a lake near the Columbia Metropolitan Airport.

National Park Service surveying Reconstruction sites

With its four-year observance of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War now past, the National Park Service is turning its attention to a lesser-known...

File- This May 12, 2015, file photo shows Greek Minister of Interior and Administrative Reconstruction Nikos Voutsis arriving for a cabinet meeting at the parliament in Athens. Greece will continue paying its debts, after its ruling Radical Left Coalition narrowly rejected a call by party hardliners to miss its next International Monetary Fund loan payment. Voutsis, a senior Syriza member who doesn&#x2019;t belong to the Left Platform, said in a TV interview Sunday, May 24, 2015, that Greece can&#x2019;t pay the IMF installments.
Nation/World

Obama pays tribute to fallen service members at Arlington

Speaking to some 5,000 people on the hallowed grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, Obama called the burial place “more than a final resting...

President Barack Obama speaks during a Memorial Day Observance at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Monday, May 25, 2015. Playing just below Obama in the Memorial Amphitheater are members of The President&#x2019;s Own United States Marine Band.

Deadly storms swamp Plains, Midwest, force Texans from homes

A line of storms stretching from the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Lakes dumped record rainfall on parts of the Plains and Midwest, spawning tornadoes...

Edgar Mascorro, left, and Emir Nevarez check out the damage on the rooftop at the Silver Springs Apartments in North Austin, Texas, Sunday, May 24, 2015. Record rainfall was wreaking havoc across a swath of the U.S. Midwest on Sunday, causing flash floods in normally dry riverbeds, spawning tornadoes and forcing at least 2,000 people to flee.

Charter said to be near Time Warner Cable deal for $55.1 billion

Charter, the fourth-biggest U.S. cable company, is making its second move on No. 2 Time Warner Cable after its early 2014 bid was rejected and Comcast...

Charter Communications Inc. is near an agreement to buy Time Warner Cable Inc. for about $55.1 billion in cash and stock, according to people familiar with the matter.

Vocabulary test takes away some National Spelling Bee drama

Two years after vocabulary became part of the bee for the first time, the integration of the test remains a work in progress.

Student debt is becoming a big campaign issue for 2016

And it’s an area where Democrats hold the clear advantage. Here’s how the two parties are tackling the matter.

Sports

Carl Edwards races to first victory for new JGR team

Even a master strategist like Joe Gibbs wasn't sure his team made the right call.

Crew members perform a pit stop on driver Matt Kenseth's car during the NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Sunday, May 24, 2015.

Lowcountry tennis stars advance at Chick-fil-A tournament

Area tennis standouts found success over the weekend in Belton at the Chick-fil-A Palmetto Championships. The event featured singles and doubles play in four age groups.

Juan's World! Montoya beats Power for second Indy 500 win

His career at a crossroads, his confidence shot, Juan Pablo Montoya received a lifeline from The Captain.

Juan Pablo Montoya, of Colombia, kisses the start/finish line after winning the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 24, 2015.

Pace driver Jeff Gordon says he will never race in Indy 500

The closest Jeff Gordon will ever come to leading the Indy 500 will be in the pace car.

NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon poses with his family before driving the pace car for the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 24, 2015.

Stamkos has goal and assist, Lightning beat Rangers 2-0

Scoring goals made the Tampa Bay Lightning one of the NHL's most entertaining teams this season. Playing defense for the first time in three games ...

Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) congratulates Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop (30) after Bishop shut out the New York Rangers 2-0 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference final during the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Sunday, May 24, 2015, in New York.
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