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Beaufort County groups subdued as debate on Confederate flag heats up

As the debate on removing the Confederate battle flag from the S.C. Statehouse grounds started in the legislature Monday, little conversation on the...

A billboard showing a Confederate flag and the words "Never Forget" sits at the corner of S.C. 462 and Bees Creek Road in Jasper County, S.C.

S.C. Senate pushes forward with removing Confederate flag

The S.C. Senate moved forward with plans Monday to lower the Confederate battle flag from the State House grounds and retire it to the Confederate ...

The Confederate flag flies in front of the S.C. State House, next to a monument to Confederate soldiers. Atop the State House dome, the U.S. and state flags fly at half mast to honor nine people killed in what was apparently the racially motivated killings of nine people at the Emanuel AME Church in downtown Charleston.

Trees downed in Hilton Head park from weekend storms

The thunderstorms that blew through Beaufort County last Friday and over the weekend included "straight-line" winds estimated at 60 to 65 mph, according...

Two pear trees uprooted at Jarvis Creek Park on Hilton Head was part of the damage from last weekend's storms that saw winds gusts of more than 60 mph in Beaufort County.

Tuesday night lane closures planned for Bluffton Parkway flyover project

Overnight lane closures are planned Tuesday night along westbound U.S. 278 between Buckingham Plantation Drive and the bridges to Hilton Head Island.

In this file photo a crane lowers a giant steel beam into place on the Bluffton Parkway Flyover bridge leading to eastbound U.S. 278.

Blog: Confederate flag debate in SC Senate

A live blog monitoring events surrounding the SC General Assemblies debate to remove the Confederate battle flag from the Confederate Monument on the SC State House grounds.

Business

'Basement Bob' director testing pre-sales as way to pay for filming comedy in Beaufort

Filmmakers planning to shoot a comedy in Beaufort are asking you to fund the project.

<span>Beaufort International Film Festival alum V.W.  Scheich, who will co-direct the film "Basement Bob," and his wife, Uyen K.  Le, laugh while discussing the latest news on the film "Basement Bob"  during a Beaufort Film Society Meet &amp; Greet at The Old Bull Tavern,  2015 West St., Beaufort, on May 7, 2015. 
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The Journey: Taking a look at longevity annuities in retirement

Longevity insurance has worked its way into retirement plans. Does it belong in yours?

Getting Started: Preventing ID theft on vacation

Summer travel is full of sun and fun, but a stolen passport or hacked email account can quickly dampen the experience. Having personal information compromised while on the road is relatively common.

@POTUS unscripted: Obama shows a looser side on Twitter

Forget the primetime interviews or the formal, choreographed news conferences. President Barack Obama is taking to Twitter to muse about sports, pop...

In this July 2, 2015, photo. President Barack Obama speaks at the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse, in La Crosse, Wis.  Forget the prime-time interviews or the formal, choreographed news conferences. Obama is taking to Twitter to muse about sports, pop culture, even Supreme Court rulings _ at all hours of the day.

Utah Jazz agree to terms with free agent Joe Ingles

A person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press the Utah Jazz have verbally agreed to a free agent deal with Joe Ingles. Details of the deal were not immediately available.

Features

Women's World Cup final seen by record 26.7 million in US

The United States' win over Japan in the Women's World Cup final was the most viewed soccer game in the history of American television.

United States' Megan Rapinoe hoists the trophy as she celebrates after defeating Japan to win the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer championship in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Sunday, July 5, 2015.   (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Shaking movie seats didn't knock this writer off her feet

When Columbia Pictures released "The Tingler" in 1959, people across the country made their way to the theater expecting just another horror flick.

Aretha Franklin sings praises of Illinois after highway help

Aretha Franklin's spokesman says the Queen of Soul is grateful to the state of Illinois for its help when her tour bus broke down on the way to Chicago.

Opinion

Farrell: Caitlyn Jenner looks like an old boot? You don't say ...

Insulting others has become a sport with a clear winner and loser with each exchange.

David's World: Summer tomatoes, white bread, salt, Duke's mayonnaise, napkins, heaven

Long live Dempsey Farms. The pick-your-own tomatoes from St. Helena Island, S.C., have never been better.

Summer tomatoes, white bread, salt, Duke's mayonnaise, napkins, heaven.

McClatchy cartoons for the week of July 5, 2015

Letter: Interstate 95 in SC a dangerous disgrace

I am from Virginia and just wanted to thank you for your recent articles about the trees on Interstate 95 in your area.

Letter: Action and apologies could right the nation

Our free society allows us to take positions and initiate actions that are contrary to God's will, society's benefit and our own well-being. People and organizations also are too frequently reluctant to admit to our biases or change erroneous...

South Carolina

S.C. Senate pushes forward with removing Confederate flag

The S.C. Senate moved forward with plans Monday to lower the Confederate battle flag from the State House grounds and retire it to the Confederate...

The Confederate flag flies in front of the S.C. State House, next to a monument to Confederate soldiers. Atop the State House dome, the U.S. and state flags fly at half mast to honor nine people killed in what was apparently the racially motivated killings of nine people at the Emanuel AME Church in downtown Charleston.

Blog: Confederate flag debate in SC Senate

A live blog monitoring events surrounding the SC General Assemblies debate to remove the Confederate battle flag from the Confederate Monument on the SC State House grounds.

This week: Confederate flag’s last stand at S.C. State House

As the South Carolina General Assembly starts debate Monday, the Confederate flag could be moved off the State House grounds within days. Still, lawmakers...

Protesters rallied July 4, 2015, to remove the Confederate flag from the SC State House grounds.

Obama Delivers Eulogy for Charleston Pastor, the Rev. Clementa Pinckney

Obama Delivers Eulogy for Charleston Pastor, the Rev. Clementa Pinckney.

Obama Delivers Eulogy for Charleston Pastor, the Rev. Clementa Pinckney.

York Co. assistant manager among 4 shot dead in Rock Hill

York County Assistant Manager Anna Hubbard Moore was among four people found shot to death at a Rock Hill home Sunday evening, according to the York...

York County Sheriff's deputies at the scene of a deadly shooting on Dunlap Roddey Road in Rock Hill on July 5, 2015. Four people, including York County Assistant Manager Anna Hubbard Moore, were found dead of gunshot wounds.
Nation/World

Lawyers: Cosby’s drugs-sex admission could help women’s suit

“The stark contrast between Bill Cosby, the public moralist and Bill Cosby, the subject of serious allegations concerning improper (and perhaps...

 Bill Cosby, pictured in 2014, admitted in a 2005 deposition that he obtained Quaaludes with the intent of using them to have sex with young women.

Kurdish militia proving to be reliable partner against Islamic State in Syria

Nearly a year into a bombing campaign intended to degrade and destroy the Islamic State, the United States finally may have found a reliable partner...

Turkish Kurds watch the situation in Kobani, Syria, from the Turkish side of the border in Suruc, Turkey, Friday, June 26, 2015 as smoke rises in the area. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Kurdish fighters from the YPG militia are identifying bombing targets for U.S.-led airstrikes.

Shark's unique trek could help save the species

Her name is Jiffy Lube2, a relatively small shortfin mako shark that, like others of her kind, swims long distances every day in search of prey and comfortable water temperatures. But Jiffy Lube2's travels are making waves among scientists who study...

Sen. Boxer, nearing retirement, ‘focusing on the big ideas’

Even as the clock ticks down on Barbara Boxer’s 24-year Senate career – she announced in January she would not run for re-election next...

The battle for control of the human breast milk industry

Going for as much as $4 per ounce, human breast milk is a hot commodity that is emerging as a surprisingly cutthroat industry, one that states are...

Sports

Mistaken identity: Former Battery Creek wrestler gets some unwanted attention

A case of mistaken identity led to some unwanted notoriety for former Battery Creek wrestler DeAndre Johnson on Monday.

<p class="p1"><span class="s1">A screen shot of a post on the Sporting News' Facebook page tagging the page of former Battery Creek wrestler DeAndre Johnson.</span>

Dataw Island hosting S.C. Junior Match Play championship

Ninety of the state's best junior golfers -- 73 boys and 17 girls -- will compete this week at Dataw Island's Cotton Dike course in the 38th Carolinas Golf Association South Carolina Junior Match Play Championship.

Salter: World Cup win by U.S. should make you buy into soccer

If the United States doesn't care about soccer, 24.5 million people must have missed the memo.

A win, then a hug: Serena Williams tops Venus at Wimbledon

Decades ago, when the Williams sisters were kids in California, taking tennis lessons from Dad on a municipal court and imagining playing at Grand ...

Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates winning the singles match against Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain, at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Monday July 6, 2015. Federer won 6-2, 6-3, 6-3.

Barry Jacobs: Confederate flag issue brings back bad memories for ACC's first black athletes

Billy Jones is disappointed, but not surprised. He's disappointed it took until now for use of the Confederate battle flag to fall into broad disfavor in this country. He is not surprised, however, that the flag has been sanctioned in areas of public...

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