Editorials

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

‘That’s a tornado, and it’s coming right at us’

Three views of Tuesday's close-call tornado near Tybee Island, as recorded by Jammy McCall at the N on Tybee Island, Justin Knapp from the Back River and Nick James from on Tybee Island.
Jammy McCall, Justin Knapp and Nick James Submitted video
‘That’s a tornado, and it’s coming right at us’ 3:45

‘That’s a tornado, and it’s coming right at us’

Open house shines a light on Jasper County's new solar power boom 1:22

Open house shines a light on Jasper County's new solar power boom

'It's a job-seeker's market': on Hilton Head, new hires are hard to find 1:27

'It's a job-seeker's market': on Hilton Head, new hires are hard to find

Driver captures aftermath seconds after Hilton Head wreck 0:30

Driver captures aftermath seconds after Hilton Head wreck