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3 hrs ago | WTOC-TV Savannah

DHEC holds community meeting to discuss jellyballs

Almost all of the people spoke out about having the two companies, Carolina Jellyballs and Millernarian Trading Company, operate in Beaufort County.

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7 hrs ago | The Island Packet

Competition from public schools could force EC Montessori to close, administrators say

A 40-year-old private school in northern Beaufort County could be forced to close this fall because of growing competition from public schools and declining enrollment, its administrators say.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Hilton Head Island, SC

14 hrs ago | WTOC-TV Savannah

Public meeting to discuss proposed jelly balls plant in Beaufort Co.

A public meeting will take place Tuesday in the Lowcountry about a proposed Carolina Jelly Balls plant in Beaufort County.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

The Island Packet

Study: extending Hilton Head airport runway has no environmental impact

Pat Turney, an engineer with Talbert, Bright & Ellington Inc., explains the diagrams for the runway extension alternatives to Marie Hartis of Hilton Head Island at the public hearing about the environmental impact of extending the runway of Hilton Head Airport the evening of April 21, 2014, at the Hilton Head Island Library on Hilton Head Island.

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Related Topix: Hilton Head Island, SC, US News, Federal Aviation Administration

The Island Packet

Man accused in boy's death says investigators coerced him

Investigators' interviews with two men charged with the murder of an 8-year-old Hilton Head Island boy in September 2012 will be admissible when their trial begins Tuesday, but the admissibility of statements by a third defendant has not been determined.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Hilton Head Island, SC

The Island Packet

Beaufort County to contribute $83,500 to Spanish Moss Trail

Beaufort County will contribute $83,500 to help finish the sixth section of the Spanish Moss Trail that will run from south of Parris Island Gateway to Laurel Bay Road.

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The Island Packet

DOT rejects proposed access road at Windmill Harbour, suggests new plan

An S.C. Department of Transportation project to improve the intersection of Windmill Harbour and U.S. 278 won't include an access road that would have replaced left turns that residents say are dangerous.

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Related Topix: Hilton Head Island, SC

The Island Packet

Car stolen from Lady's Island gas station

A 2006 Dodge Charger was stolen Sunday at a Circle K gas station on Lady's Island, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff's Office report.

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Related Topix: Sedan, Dodge, Dodge Charger, Beaufort, SC

The Island Packet

Sales Tax Commission to meet tonight in Beaufort

A commission of six local businessmen will begin its review of capital improvement projects to include in a proposed 1 percent sales tax tonight in Beaufort.

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Related Topix: Beaufort, SC, Bluffton, SC, Hilton Head Island, SC, Port Royal, SC

The Island Packet

Beaufort County principals share prom memories

Hilton Head Christian Academy headmaster Daniel Wesche: Wesche went to his senior prom with Emily, who is now his wife.

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The Wichita Eagle

Moms-to-be find support, guidance in doulas

Ferguson had supportive family and friends, but they were far away. The father of the baby lived in New York.

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Related Topix: St. Helena Island, SC, Motherhood, Family, Beaufort, SC, Parenting, Bluffton, SC

Sun Apr 20, 2014

The Island Packet

School district could change bus routes, stops next year

Students who catch a school bus inside large, gated communities might have to travel farther to reach their stops, as the Beaufort County School District considers significant changes to its routes.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

The Island Packet

Prom a night for special memories ... but it will cost you

It's prom season. Time for teenagers -- or more likely their parents -- to spend thousands of dollars on fancy clothing, hair, makeup and other luxuries that will make them feel like royalty for one magical evening.

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Related Topix: Family, Teenagers, Wedding, Hilton Head Island, SC, Bluffton, SC

Bluffton Today

Beaufort County School District to assist with land purchase at Buckwalter Place

The Beaufort County School District is now on board with an attempt to purchase land at Buckwalter Place in Bluffton aimed at spurring economic development.

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Related Topix: Bluffton, SC

Bluffton Today

Bluffton hearts & darts

Town Council unanimously approved the ordinance April 8 in an effort to satisfy bar and restaurant owners who play outdoor music and the Old Town residents who want them to turn it down.

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Related Topix: Bluffton, SC, Opinion

Sat Apr 19, 2014

The Island Packet

Free book offered to Korean War veterans commemorating service, postwar growth

Beaufort County's Veterans Affairs office and an organization for Korean War veterans are trying to track down local vets who served in Korea to give them a free book as a gift for their service, according to the group's commander.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, Parris Island, SC, Union County, SC

The Island Packet

Men charged in 2012 murder of 8-year-old Hilton Head boy heading to trial

Three men charged with the murder of an 8-year-old Hilton Head Island boy who was hit in their crossfire are scheduled to go on trial Tuesday in Beaufort County Circuit Court.

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Related Topix: Hilton Head Island, SC

The Island Packet

Missing Hilton Head Island couple located safely

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office has reported that a Hilton Head Island couple reported missing Friday night has been found and are safe.

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Related Topix: Hilton Head Island, SC

WTOC-TV Savannah

BCSO seek armed robbery suspect

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is investigating a report of an armed robbery at Palmetto Bay Marina on Hilton Head Island on Friday.

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Related Topix: Hilton Head Island, SC

WTOC-TV Savannah

Beaufort County Tax Commission to hear projects to improve the county

The Beaufort County Capital Project Sales Tax Commission will hear from the public and government entities in the coming weeks on projects they believe are necessary to improve the well-being of those visiting and living in Beaufort County.

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Related Topix: Hilton Head Island, SC

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