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

Scene of fatal car wreck on Dillon Road

One person was killed when his car ran off Dillon Road and overturned on Friday. The driver of the Geo Storm was not wearing a seat belt and was partially ejected and died at the scene, according to S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Matthew Southern. Dillon Road, near its intersection with William Hilton Parkway, was closed as officials investigated the scene.
Jay Karr Staff video
Scene of fatal car wreck on Dillon Road 0:39

Scene of fatal car wreck on Dillon Road

Beaufort Elementary School students answer the question of the moment: what is an eclipse? 1:16

Beaufort Elementary School students answer the question of the moment: what is an eclipse?

By the numbers: Opioid overdoses on the rise in Beaufort County 1:01

By the numbers: Opioid overdoses on the rise in Beaufort County

Man records Barcelona van attack witnesses screaming as police respond 0:48

Man records Barcelona van attack witnesses screaming as police respond