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4 hrs ago | The Island Packet

Beaufort men arrested after allegedly attempting to rob gun store

A Beaufort man arrested after allegedly breaking into a gun store on Saturday was also arrested on two warrants for criminal sexual conduct with a minor, according to the Beaufort Police Department.

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4 hrs ago | Bluffton Today

Bluffton police investigating Dollar General armed robbery

The Bluffton Police Department is continuing its investigation of an armed robbery that occurred Sunday night at Dollar General at 1223 May River Road.

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5 hrs ago | The Island Packet

County Council to discuss Cherokee Farms development agreement

Four years after it last stalled, the Cherokee Farms development in Burton is scheduled to go to County Council for approval Monday afternoon.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Island Packet

Beaufort County suspends accommodations-tax grants

Beaufort County has suspended applications for accommodations-tax grants because of a steep, unexpected decrease in state funding, according to county officials.

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

Bluffton Today

Wharf Street Redevelopment Project recognized by Southern Living in August issue

Courtesy of town of Bluffton The town of Bluffton's six-home, $1.2 million Wharf Street Redevelopment is featured in the August issue of Southern Living.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Island Packet

Beaufort men arrested on burglary charges

Christopher Mitchell, 23, and Markese Singleton, 21, were arrested by the Beaufort Police Department and charged with attempted burglary, second-degree burglary, criminal conspiracy, and possession of burglary tools, the jail log states.

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The Island Packet

Allendale man charged with drug trafficking

A 23-year-old Allendale man was arrested in Bluffton on Friday and charged with trafficking a controlled substance, according to a Bluffton Police Department news release.

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The Island Packet

Appeals court sides with Coral Resorts but leaves room to challenge sealed files

A S.C. Court of Appeals decision last week could deprive unhappy timeshare owners of evidence likely to play a key role in more than 30 lawsuits they have filed against Coral Resorts, a Hilton Head Island timeshare company.

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Related Topix: Hilton Head Island, SC

The Island Packet

Cool down with some classic adventures at the library

It feels as if Beaufort County has been thrust into the dog days of summer a few weeks early this year.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Recreational Vehicle, Award, Gothic, Pop/Rock, The Cure, The Jungle Book, Animation Movies, Comedy Movies, Family, Adventure, Musical Movies, Watches

The Island Packet

Passenger killed in marsh wreck on Ladya s Island

A St. Helena Island woman was killed in a one-vehicle accident on Lady’s Island early Saturday morning, according to the Beaufort County Coroner.

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Related Topix: St. Helena Island, SC

The Island Packet

SCE&G to provide free energy-efficiency improvements to as many as 250 homes

SCE&G hopes to replicate a program that would make as many as 250 homes in northern Beaufort County more energy efficient -- at no cost to the homeowners.

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Related Topix: Columbia, SC, Beaufort, SC

The Island Packet

Property damage from BB guns rises

Property damage caused by BB and pellet guns has increased on Hilton Head Island in recent weeks, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff's Office news release.

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Related Topix: Hilton Head Island, SC

Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Island Packet

Georgia man robbed on Hilton Head Island

A Georgia man was pushed to the ground and robbed outside a Hilton Head Island bar early Friday, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff's Office report.

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Related Topix: Hilton Head Island, SC

The Island Packet

Malicious prosecution lawsuit against Beaufort County Sheriff's Office scheduled for trial

A Hardeeville man's lawsuit claiming false imprisonment and malicious prosecution by the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office after the beating of a Bluffton man is set to go to trial next month.

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Related Topix: Prison, Hardeeville, SC, Bluffton, SC, Lane, SC

Myrtle Beach Online

Grand Strand homeowners insurance rates near top in state

It should come as no surprise to readers that South Carolina has the 11th highest homeowner insurance rates in the U.S. and that its coastal areas pay the most in the state.

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Related Topix: South Carolina, Georgetown County, SC, Horry County, SC, Charleston, SC

The Island Packet

St. Helena man arrested in Thursday home invasion

A 23-year-old St. Helena Island man was charged with attempted murder Thursday, accused of forcing his way into a home and firing shots at the resident, according to the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: St. Helena Island, SC

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Island Packet

Police, troopers increase traffic enforcement on US 278

A Bluffton Township firefighter signals in front of a LifeStar helicopter landed on US 278 near Rose Hill Plantation to airlift a person injured in a three-car wreck the afternoon of July 17, 2014.

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

The Island Packet

Good news blows in about wind coverage

As many as 25 companies have begun offering wind coverage in the past few years here in Beaufort County.

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Related Topix: Beaufort, SC, Hurricane, Natural Disasters

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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