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16 hrs ago | WTOC-TV Savannah

Bluffton's Wharf Street project claims statewide award

Bluffton's Wharf Street Redevelopment Project was a marriage between affording housing and the Town's historic district, perceived by some, as a union that would never work.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Island Packet

Wednesday's Crime Reports

The following reports were released Tuesday and Wednesday by the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office, Beaufort Police Department and Bluffton Police Department: Union Cemetery Road, Ocean Woods Landscaping: Stihl cut-off saw, string trimmer, blower, short hedger, bed edger worth a total of $1,000 stolen from shed.

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The Island Packet

Mosquitoes likely to hatch in high numbers in Beaufort County next week

Mosquitoes could be swarming in Beaufort County by next week because recent higher tides, heavy rain and hot temperatures have made for prime breeding conditions, mosquito-control officials say.

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Related Topix: Weather, West Nile Virus, Health

Bluffton Today

Two suspects arrested, one still wanted for a gang related Edgefield incident

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office has arrested two men and are searching for a third who is wanted in connection with an alleged gang-related assault that left a 22-year-old Bluffton man in a coma.

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Related Topix: Bluffton, SC, Hardeeville, SC

The Island Packet

Man injured in St. Helena hit and run

A 24-year-old man was struck by a car and left along a St. Helena Island road about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff's Office news release.

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Related Topix: St. Helena Island, SC

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Bluffton Today

Pursuit of Buckwalter deal a learning experience

Members of Bluffton's Public Development Corporation board acknowledged they were in uncharted territory as they worked to lure a high-end business to Buckwalter Place through a $4 million land deal.

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Related Topix: Opinion

The Island Packet

Sheriff's Office: Ga. bank robber shares features with Bluffton suspect

A still image from surveillance video shows a bank robbery in progress at an Ameris Bank in Georgia on July 21, 2014.

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Related Topix: Bluffton, SC

The Island Packet

Attempts to revive sales tax proposal fall short under tight deadline

A proposal for a 1 percent sales tax to fund capital projects cannot be revived in time to get it on the ballot in November, Beaufort County's attorney concluded Tuesday.

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Related Topix: University of South Carolina Beaufort, Beaufort, SC

The Island Packet

More private carriers entering Beaufort County coastal insurance market

More private insurers are selling wind coverage to coastal property owners in Beaufort County, leading to a decline in the number of homeowners in the state wind pool.

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The Island Packet

Police identify victims of US 278 wreck in Bluffton

Bluffton Township Fire District fire fighters and Beaufort County EMS personnel respond to a wreck on U.S. 278 Thursday afternoon in Bluffton.

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Related Topix: Bluffton, SC, Hardeeville, SC, Hilton Head Island, SC

WTOC-TV Savannah

BCSO searching for wanted man

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is searching for a man who has an outstanding warrant for assault and battery.

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Related Topix: Hilton Head Island, SC

The Island Packet

After-school program applications open

Registration for after-school programs for the 2014-15 school year offered by Beaufort County Parks and Leisure Services will open Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Bluffton, SC, Burton, SC

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Island Packet

Beaufort man sustains mysterious gunshot wound

A Beaufort man with an apparent gunshot wound to the arm was found walking down Big Road in Beaufort on Friday wearing only underwear, according to the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Beaufort, SC

The Island Packet

Report warns of rising sea levels, floods on Beaufort County coast + interactive map

In this Nov. 14, 2012 file photograph a development along the Intracoastal Waterway in Mount Pleasant, S.C., is seen.

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Related Topix: Mount Pleasant, SC, Hilton Head Island, SC, Parris Island, SC, Beaufort, SC

The Island Packet

Bluffton Dog Park rebounding, but park's construction far off

Curiosity brought Cheryl Raugh to her first Friends of Bluffton Dog Park meeting a year ago, a time when the group was trying to recover from a recent scandal.

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Related Topix: Bluffton, SC

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Island Packet

Traffic cameras play vital role in responding to accidents, Sheriff's Office says

When there is a traffic accident on U.S. 278 in southern Beaufort County, the very first responders often don't set foot on the scene.

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Related Topix: Hardeeville, SC

The Island Packet

South Carolina needs a better grip on the beloved blue crab

If it swims, flies, creeps or grows in the Lowcountry, you can find it in Untamed Lowcountry, a blog curated by managing editor Jeff Kidd.

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Related Topix: Recipes

The Island Packet

Public gets shut out of its judicial system

Would you pay the mortgage on a home that you were not allowed to live in? Review a book you were banned from reading? Recommend a restaurant at which the owner locked the doors every time he saw you coming? Unfortunately, some judges and members of at least one public board recently denied access to something far more important than any book or ... (more)

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Hilton Head Island, SC

Bluffton Today

Costs rising at federally supported medical centers in S.C.

The cost per patient in South Carolina's federally qualified health centers averages $613.

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Related Topix: Explosion, Hampton, SC, Hardeeville, SC, Ridgeland, SC, Hampton County, SC

Bluffton Today

Bluffton hearts & darts

District officials discussed Monday some initiatives planned for the coming school year to raise awareness of the issue.

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Related Topix: Bluffton, SC, Hardeeville, SC, Jasper County, SC, Opinion

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