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After almost two years of discussion, Beaufort County officials and the prominent Graves family have reached an agreement on a piece of land along the eastern banks of the Okatie River.
A fire in the Seabrook Point neighborhood Friday night required an unusual response, at least by Burton Fire District standards: trucking in water to fight the blaze.
Richard Matheny submitted this photo from the Sun City Bird Club's Christmas Bird Count event Saturday, Dec. 14. RICHARD MATHENY - Submitted photo The Island Packet is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Beaufort County officials announced Tuesday that the residents of a private Bluffton community have rejected a proposed settlement agreement that would have allowed the county to immediately proceed with construction of a frontage road to help alleviate traffic and safety concerns stemming from the recent widening of U.S. 278.
A Beaufort County Council committee will review more than $800,000 in additional costs for the Bluffton Parkway flyover and S.C. 170 widening projects.
A Bluffton couple were each charged with three counts of unlawful conduct toward a child Monday after police found them living in filthy conditions with three children, a Bluffton Police Department spokeswoman said.
The Garvin House at Bluffton's Oyster Factory Park on Dec. 16, 2013. Though the structure of the former freedman's home has been stabilized, the effort to restore it has stalled.
A man armed with a handgun attempted to rob a St. Helena Island store as it was opening Sunday morning, according to a news release from the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office.
The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is investigating a home invasion and robbery that occurred early Saturday at a home on Paige Point Road in Sheldon, SC.
In the Lowcountry, the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is teaming up with ATF to find the people who stole more than 40 firearms from the Atlantic Self Storage facility in Beaufort.
The town of Port Royal is ready for the Beaufort-Port Royal Metropolitan Planning Commission to make a recommendation on overhauling town zoning.
If Greenville bans texting while driving, more than half a million South Carolinians will live in municipalities with such laws.
A Hilton Head Island High School substitute teacher admitted she sent an inappropriate picture to a student, kissed him and asked him to buy marijuana for her, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff's Office report released Saturday.
Local governments are most successful in luring industry when they excel in the basics: keeping their tax rates competitive, investing in water lines, roads and other infrastructure that industry relies on, ensuring local schools are graduating a competent workforce and electing business-friendly leaders who work to cut through the red tape for job ... (more)
The gospel singers in "The Angels Sang" Christmas concert are, from left, Steve Darmody, Angela Bryant-Brown, Jennifer LaMountain and Rudy Micelli.