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Photo: Preparing for the Bluffton Boiled Peanut Festival

Robbie Cahill, chief peanut cooker for the Bluffton Boiled Peanut Festival, smashes a bottle of beer against the giant peanut Aug. 21, 2014, as Mike...

Robbie Cahill, chief peanut cooker for the Bluffton Boiled Peanut Festival, smashes a bottle of beer against the giant peanut Aug. 21, 2014, as Mike Covert of Covert Aire, presenting sponsor for the festival, sprays champagne during the official opening ceremony known as the "Cracking of the Nut" at the Promenade in Old Town. The festival runs from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. Five dollars buys you unlimited peanuts from the Bluffton Chamber of Commerce.

Beaufort County Sheriff's Office releases personnel file of former investigator

The personnel file of a former Beaufort County Sheriff's Office investigator details four disciplinary actions before his 2011 firing.

Spoken Word in memory of Oscar Frazier

Robert Howard, of Beaufort, performs for friends and family who gathered Aug. 21, 2014, in Oscar Frazier Park to celebrate the poet and former Bluffton...

Robert Howard, of Beaufort, performs for friends and family who gathered Aug. 21, 2014, in Oscar Frazier Park to celebrate the poet and former Bluffton mayor pro-tem. It marked the nine-year anniversary of Frazier’s death from a rare form of liver cancer.

Town to extend sidewalks to Buck Island Road in new streetscape phase

Sidewalks could soon run from Burnt Church to Buck Island roads through the heart of Old Town, according to plans for an extension of the May River Streetscape unveiled Thursday.

The city of Beaufort participates in the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS

The city of Beaufort, the chamber and Main Street Beaufort, USA sponsored a group Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS on Thursday, Aug. 21 beneath the pavilion...

The city of Beaufort, the chamber and Main Street Beaufort, USA sponsored a group Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS on Thursday, Aug. 21 beneath the pavilion at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in Beaufort.  Representatives from several local businesses and government agencies and residents participated to raise money for the ALS Association. ALS stands for amyotrophic lateral sclerosiscq , commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Business

Civic Green meeting focuses on Whitehall, Waterfront Park, parking

When residents -- led by the grassroots Civic Green group -- fought against a plan to develop the Beaufort Downtown Marina parking lot last spring...

The Whitehall Plantation property.

Town to extend sidewalks to Buck Island Road in new streetscape phase

Sidewalks could soon run from Burnt Church to Buck Island roads through the heart of Old Town, according to plans for an extension of the May River Streetscape unveiled Thursday.

SunTrust names president of Lowcountry region

Mark Lattanzio will lead SunTrust Bank's Charleston region, which includes Beaufort County.

County mailing delinquent tax notices

The Beaufort County Treasurer's Office has mailed 2,400 delinquent tax notices to residents throughout the county to warn them that if their bills remain unpaid, they may have their income tax refunds intercepted to cover these debts.

Carowinds Fury 325 roller coaster to be among tallest, fastest in world

You will float like a butterfly. It will sting you like a bee. You may start with your hands in the air and your eyes open.

Carowinds officials unveiled the Fury 325 during a live broadcast Thursday
Features

From a world of Kanye West and Taylor Swift fans, young jazz artists emerge to take part in Hilton Head Island Jazz Fest

Most kids today load up their iPods with pop and hip-hop, caring little for the music of their parents or grandparents. Through the efforts of the ...

Students at Junior Jazz Foundation's camp rehearse. The camp's "Rising Stars" will perform Aug. 28 at the Hilton Head Island Jazz Fest at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina.

Chef Greg Tucker of WiseGuys: 'A good sharp knife is always a plus'

Greg Tucker, executive chef at WiseGuys on Hilton Head Island, talks about the crazy things he eats bacon with.

Executive chef Greg Tucker of WiseGuys on Hilton Head Island.

Fan of boiled peanuts? Go nuts at festival in Bluffton on Saturday + video

At 3 a.m. Aug. 23, Jared Jester and Robbie Cahill will start boiling peanuts for the Bluffton Boiled Peanut Festival. They have to start early to have...

The Island Packet's arts and culture reporter Erin Shaw asks shoppers at the Bluffton Farmers Market how they feel about boiled peanuts. The Bluffton Boiled Peanut Festival is Aug. 23.
Opinion

Major development must be good neighbor

The 5,000-acre RiverPort development in southern Jasper County would be a game-changer for the area if built as envisioned.

RiverPort is highlighted in yellow over a map created by Stratford Land Co. locating the planned location for RiverPort and other notable commerce sites in the region.

This blessed nation should be more giving

Why do we complain about health care for those who need it but can't afford it?

No-wake application should be expanded

Bluffton citizens were disappointed by the Town Council's decision last fall to not support their application to the S.C. Department of Natural Resources for establishing a no-wake zone in the May River. So, it was encouraging to see the Council direct...

Beaufort could use broader representation

Four citizens have stepped up and filed to run for two seats on Beaufort City Council.

Bluffton no-wake zone would be good first step

Bluffton Town Council is right to seek a calmer May River.

South Carolina

Family of four kayakers rescued from St. Helena Sound

A family of four was rescued from the St. Helena Sound after a kayaking trip went awry Wednesday.

Urban Ballroom Dancing

Katura Greene and her husband, Tarnaz, with GC Capital Steppers, are teaching Urban Ballroom Dancing at the Booker Washington Heights Cultural Center each Monday night. They introduce students to Chicago Style Stepping and Detroit Urban Ballroom dances...

In photos: Urban ballroom dancing

On Saturday, August 23rd, an event called "A Steppers Groove" is being held at Tapps Art Center. After an hour of dance lessons, the showcase begins...

Tarnaz Greene, with GC Capital Steppers, teaches Urban Ballroom Dancing at the Booker Washington Heights Cultural Center each Monday night. Here, he encourages Patrick and Patricia Hanks,as  Daniel Wright and Denise Scott-Kenner watch.  8/18/14

Staff of US House Benghazi investigation committee coming together

The former top lawyer for the U.S. Army will be chief counsel for Republicans on the House committee investigating the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi...

Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., center, walks with Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., left, and Rep. Bob Latta, R-Ohio, right, as they arrive for a House Republican Conference meeting at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Speaker of the House John Boehner has tapped Gowdy, a former federal prosecutor, to chair a special select committee to investigate the attack on the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, that killed the ambassador and three other Americans. Benghazi resonates with Republicans and remains a rallying cry with conservatives whose votes are crucial to the GOP in November's historically low-turnout midterm elections.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Student threatened with gun on USC Horseshoe

A student walking through the USC Horseshoe early Thursday morning was robbed by a man who threatened him with a gun, university police said.

Surveillance photo of suspect wanted in connection to August 21 armed robbery on the USC Horseshoe
Nation/World

U.S. expects new offensive by Islamic State militants

U.S. airstrikes have helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces regain their footing in Iraq, but the well-resourced Islamic State militants can be expected...

Smoke rises during airstrikes targeting Islamic State militants at the Mosul Dam outside Mosul, Iraq, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.

National Guard withdraws as unrest begins to subside in Ferguson

Gov. Jay Nixon orders the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police...

Nikki Jones, of Spanish Lake, Mo, holds a button Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in support of Michael Brown while visiting the community in the apartment development near where he was fatally shot by police in Ferguson, Mo.

Rash of new abductions of foreigners in Syria

The posting of a video showing the grisly execution of American journalist James Foley by the Islamic State, the al Qaida spinoff that controls much...

In this June 17, 2011 photo, journalist James Foley receives applause from students at the Christa McAuliffe Regional Charter Public School in Framingham, Mass.

Bergdahl swap illegal, says top congressional lawyer

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel acted illegally in May when he authorized the release of five Taliban detainees for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl because...

American Ebola doc: ‘I am thrilled to be alive’

Calling it a “miraculous day,” an American doctor infected with Ebola left his isolation unit and warmly hugged his doctors and nurses...

Sports

High School Football Preview: Bluffton, Battery Creek highlight Week Zero slate

The path to the playoffs begins now. On one side, Bluffton High School will be hoping to get back. On the other, Battery Creek High School begins a...

Theophil Syslo, Staff photo 
 Bluffton High School holds its first football scrimmage of the season, hosting Class 3-A James Island on August 8, 2014.

Riske draws tough opponent for U.S. Open opener

NEW YORK -- If she's going to repeat last year's performance, it's a tough draw at the U.S. Open for Alison Riske.

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American Alison Riske plays a return to Maria Sharapova of Russia during their women's singles match Saturday on Centre Court at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London.
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Island Packet-Beaufort Gazette high school football podcast: Episode 2, 'Previews'

No. 16 Clemson backup OL Anthony transferring

Part-time starting offensive lineman Shaq Anthony is transferring from Clemson.

Connor Shaw gets plenty of support from USC fans

By the time South Carolina fans stopped stuffing the digital ballot box for Connor Shaw, the Cleveland Browns real quarterback race was finished.

Quarterbacks Connor Shaw, left, and Johnny Manziel (2) wait to play against Washington on Monday.
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