Melanie Fender Lowther of Pritchardville, SC, was murdered July 31, 2013, by someone she and her husband Barry were helping. She helped everyone. SC names SC 46 bridge over the New River between Bluffton and Savannah for her June 12, 2018.
A mortgage of $511,386.99 is paid off by an anonymous benefactor to leave the historic Campbell Chapel AME Church in Old Town Bluffton debt-free, clearing the former church of the late Clementa Pinckney to reach outside its walls.
The 40th annual Bluffton Village Festival takes place Saturday, May 12, 2018, on Calhoun Street in Old Town Bluffton, South Carolina, where the Church of the Cross' women's group will not be selling their shrimp salad sandwiches this year.