Editorials

Editorials

Yes, get Washington out of air traffic control

Weather causes some flight delays and disruptions. Others have a bureaucratic origin. The nation’s air traffic control system, while safe, is gummed up by antiquated technology. American Airlines CEO Doug Parker said in a recent interview that a flight from Dallas to Philadelphia takes about 30 minutes longer than in 1979 because the system is “broken.”

Editorials

Patty Crower choice in strong Port Royal field

Patty Crower is our choice in Tuesday’s Port Royal Town Council special election to fill six months of the late Vernon DeLoach’s term. She shows a firm grasp of the specifics of town issues, stemming from 13 years of attending council meetings and planning retreats. But she faces a strong field, with Marjorie Lamb’s expertise in operations, Darryl Owens’ longevity in the community, and Bob Ellis’ experience as a successful business operator in town. Crower is most familiar with the issues and people, and has shown a willingness to put in the time to know and improve governance in the town she has called home since 2004.

Editorials

Thank you: Belfair 1811 Charitable Fund

Second Helpings, a Hilton Head nonprofit agency servicing Beaufort, Hampton and Jasper counties, is proud to announce the award of a grant to subsidize the cost of purchasing a new truck. Belfair 1811 Charitable Fund awarded the grant during the month of March. In 2016 Second Helpings delivered over 2.5 million pounds of food with the donations from 30 local retailers and suppliers utilizing seven refrigerated trucks and 310 volunteers serving 60 agencies. Over 30,000 volunteer hours was clocked with these volunteers driving over 85,000 miles. Thank you Belfair 1811. With your generous support, we can keep the trucks rolling!

Editorials

Fred Washington Jr. best choice for school board

Fred Washington Jr. of Beaufort is the best choice among four candidates in a special election March 28 to fill the District 3 seat on the Beaufort County Board of Education, vacated by now state Rep. Michael Rivers. Washington earned respect previously as school board chairman, and as a member of Beaufort City Council. As the longtime director of the county’s Department of Social Services, he knows the needs of our most vulnerable students as well as efforts to address them.

Videos

Disgruntled customers viciously attack Georgia restaurant owner, 15-year-old daughter

The owner and 15-year-old daughter of the Baxley, Georgia, Qwik Chik restaurant were viciously attacked after two customers became unhappy with their order on Thursday afternoon. Both sustained injuries from the incident. Baxley Police are looking for Nathaniel and Latasha Smith in relation to the assault. The subjects were last seen in a cream or silver 2007 Cadillac Escalade with tag REU8495, according to police. Baxley Police ask anyone with information on the subjects to call the department at 912-367-8305 or the 911 Center at 912-367-8111.
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Disgruntled customers viciously attack Georgia restaurant owner, 15-year-old daughter

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The food truck revolution comes to Hilton Head's beaches

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Retiring Bluffton police chief says relationship with community is his biggest accomplishment

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Drone footage shows tennis courts on Lowcountry golf course fairway