Beaufort News

Sunday news briefs

Crash shuts down Port Royal, Beaufort roads

A two-car crash in Port Royal Friday evening sent one driver to the hospital and closed lanes on two state highways for about 30 minutes, according to a spokesman for the Burton Fire District.

The crash happened just after 9 p.m. at the intersection of S.C. 170 and S.C. 280 and involved an Acura and a Pontiac G6, according to spokesman Dan Byrne.

Burton firefighters and Beaufort County EMS responded to the crash. Firefighters extinguished a small fire in the Accura, he said.

The driver of the Accura was taken to Beaufort Memorial Hospital with what were described as non-life threatening injuries, Byrne said.

One lane of S.C. 170 into Beaufort and one lane of S.C. 280 into Port Royal were closed for about 30 minutes while the victims were treated and debris cleared, Byrne said.

District to host educational showcase

The Beaufort County School District will host its first Educational Choice Showcase from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 6 at Okatie Elementary School.

Parents and students can get information about arts-infused schools, International Baccalaureate programs, and STEM programs (science, technology, engineering and math).

Information also will be available about opportunities for high school students to earn college credit.

Hilton Head Fire hopes to keep it green

The Town of Hilton Head Island Fire & Rescue Division will again run its "Keep the Wreath Green."

A wreath at Folly Field will be lighted Friday with all green bulbs. Each time a preventable fire occurs on Hilton Head between Thanksgiving and Jan. 2, a light on the wreath will turn white.

Preventable fires include ones created by smoking, cooking, candles and space heaters. The goal is to keep the wreath green.

You can check the status of the wreath at