Recreation

Outdoors

All about that bass - Hardeeville Bass Fishing Tournament a success

The Annual Greater Hardeeville Chamber of Commerce Bass Tournament was held this weekend (March 25-26) at Millstone Landing on the Savannah River. The winners ended up catching over 40 lbs of bass this weekend, and the largest catch weighed in at almost 8 lbs. The winning team received a $1200 prize.

Cast & Blast

Fishing right is hard work

I guess it’s because I write an outdoor column that people are always coming up to me saying, “Wow, you are soooo lucky. You get to fish every day, see all kinds of cool stuff. I would trade places with you in a heartbeat!”

Outdoors

A shoe to fit all your outdoor needs

Trail running shoes are all about protection. You want a stable platform for uneven surfaces, a rugged outsole to keep your footing, and a hardy upper that won't be ripped apart when snagged by vegetation on the trail. The Merrell Agility Peak Flex has all of these elements - plus a wide range of motion to help mimic the more minimalist style of running shoes that have become popular. That's not to say the Agility Peak Flex is a minimalist shoe - it certainly isn't, as it features a good bit of midsole foam, rock plates in the heel and forefoot and a molded heel counter for additional support.

Outdoors

Wina Sturgeon: Properly wax your skis and snowboards for optimal spring riding

Now comes the best part of the ski and snowboard season: spring skiing. It's that brief period where snow is still crystallized and has not yet turned to mashed potatoes. The air is warm and filled with the scent of pines. Spring snow gives extra support to a carving edge, which makes it a great time for novice snowriders to become accomplished intermediates and more.

Beaufort News

Tremendous at Twilight: Beaufort's Miller dominates at Habersham

In the annual Beaufort Twilight run on March 18, 2017, former USCB All-American marathoner Joy Miller won both the 10-mile race — at twilight — and the 5K in the afternoon. Nelson graduated from USCB in 2016. She is sponsored by Skechers and is training to become a full-time pro. We followed her throughout the 10-mile, and talked with her seconds afterward, when she was exhibiting no signs of fatigue.

Politics & Government

Soon-to-be public park in Old Town Bluffton

The Town of Bluffton and Beaufort County have partnered to buy a plot of land at 111 Calhoun Street in Old Town. The 1.3-acre parcel, purchased for $1.5 million, and split evenly between the two entities, is adjacent to the May River and across the street from Church of the Cross. Plans are to turn the land into a passive park, to provide more public access to the river. March 17, 2017.

Recreation

Rec Center to hang on to piece of its history

The storied hardwood court at the Hilton Head Island Rec Center — on which sports luminaries like Bo Jackson once played, and Pat Summitt coached (and on which LL Cool judged a dunk contest) — will be torn out and replaced this weekend. The demolition is part of a $7-million expansion project that will add a new gymnasium and triple the center’s size. But once construction is completed, the Center's executive director says a recognizable piece of history will remain. March 16, 2017.

Videos

All about that bass - Hardeeville Bass Fishing Tournament a success

The Annual Greater Hardeeville Chamber of Commerce Bass Tournament was held this weekend (March 25-26) at Millstone Landing on the Savannah River. The winners ended up catching over 40 lbs of bass this weekend, and the largest catch weighed in at almost 8 lbs. The winning team received a $1200 prize.
Ashley Jean Reese Staff Video
All about that bass - Hardeeville Bass Fishing Tournament a success 3:55

All about that bass - Hardeeville Bass Fishing Tournament a success

Tremendous at Twilight: Beaufort's Miller dominates at Habersham 0:57

Tremendous at Twilight: Beaufort's Miller dominates at Habersham

Soon-to-be public park in Old Town Bluffton 0:37

Soon-to-be public park in Old Town Bluffton

Rec Center to hang on to piece of its history 0:40

Rec Center to hang on to piece of its history