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  1. William Harry Cone Jr., former mayor of Walterboro dies at 81Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 15 | Post and Courier

    William Harry Cone Jr., former mayor of Walterboro for 16 years and owner of a former family drugstore, died Thursday from an extended illness. He was 81. Cone was born September 16, 1933, in Augusta Ga., to parents William harry Cone Sr. and Agnes Hill Cone.


  2. Colleton Prep seeks stability with new coach Rob GorrellRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 12 | Post and Courier

    No football program in the Lowcountry has been more in a state of flux than Colleton Prep. Earlier this spring, Rob Gorrell was hired as the school's fourth head football coach in four years.


  3. A slightly medieval way to use green tomatoesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2015 | Post and Courier

    These days, any green tomato within 100 yards of a tourist is bound to get fried. But unripe tomatoes had a starring role in a recipe that Mrs. Henry Shaw of Walterboro in 1969 supplied to The News and Courier, hoping that a suitably impressed reader would in turn provide her with a recipe for Salisbury steak.


  4. Former Colleton County deputy accused of sending explicit photos of ex-girlfriendRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2015 | Post and Courier

    A former Colleton County deputy is accused of sending explicit photographs of his ex-girlfriend to her parents and several others. Michael J. Wiegand, 34, was arrested Tuesday and charged with communicating obscene messages to other persons without consent, according to the State Law Enforcement Division.


  5. Two dead in three-car accidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 10, 2015 | Post and Courier

    Morris died of multiple blunt force injuries. Bryant's cause of death was listed as blunt-force head and body trauma, according to officials.


  6. City of Charleston provides peek inside Colonial Lake workRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 9, 2015 | Post and Courier

    Finding a recipe to recreate 150-year-old tabby - a sort of primitive concrete made from lime, ash and chunks of oyster shells - isn't easy. That's one of the main lessons that Wildwood Contractors of Walterboro has learned halfway into its $5 million project to improve Colonial Lake in downtown Charleston.


  7. Four in race to fill Clementa Pinckneya s Senate seatRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 7, 2015 | Post and Courier

    Four Democrats have filed to run in the special election to fill state Sen. Clementa Pinckney's vacant District 45 seat covering portions of Charleston County and the lower part of the state. Chauncey N. Barnwell of Hardeeville in Jasper County.


  8. Walterboro couple shot while sleepingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2015 | Post and Courier

    Somebody entered a house on Breland Street through an unlocked door around 2:30 a.m., went into a bedroom and shot a 47-year-old man and a 54-year-old woman several times, according to Walterboro police. The victims were taken to Colleton Medical Regional Center and transferred to Medical University Hospital.


  9. Keeper of the Wild expected to sign lease for a new homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 25, 2015 | Post and Courier

    Keeper of the Wild is a nonprofit that takes care of about 3,500 orphaned and injured wildlife annually, including this orphaned bobcat that was raised and released into the wild. With a deadline to move looming, a longtime Lowcountry wildlife rehabilitation charity and property owner have worked out legal concerns over a conservation easement and are set to sign a lease this week for a new home near Walterboro.


  10. Walterboro man skydives for 91st birthdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2015 | Post and Courier

    As a barely 20-year-old gunner on a B-24 bomber in World War II, Howard Jones vividly remembers the day his plane limped across the English Channel, full of holes, and crash-landed in an air field with not a single injury to the crew. Jones really never had a father.


  11. Keeper of the Wild finds a home near Walterboro, but must clear conservation easement hurdleRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2015 | Post and Courier

    For more than 25 years, Keeper of the Wild founder and director Janet Kinser has been caring for orphaned and injured wild animals, such as this otter. Donations can be made at or at Keeper of the Wild, 181 Tree Farm Road, St. George, SC 29477.


  12. Northwood Academy baseball advances to Scisa Aaa championship seriesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2015 | Post and Courier

    An improbable late-season run has landed the surprising Northwood Academy baseball team in the SCISA Class AAA state championship series. The Chargers completed yet another upset series victory on Friday night, beating Laurence Manning, 9-7, in a deciding game three of the semifinal series.


  13. Cops: Bank robbery suspect shot while attempting to run over Colleton County deputyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 6, 2015 | Post and Courier

    A bank robbery suspect was shot in the hand by a Colleton County sheriff's deputy after she allegedly tried to run the deputy over during a traffic stop, according to officials. Sgt. Kyle Strickland did not identify the deputy involved.


  14. Armed bank robbery reported in Walterboro, person of interest in custodyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 6, 2015 | Post and Courier

    Officers responded about 3:30 p.m. to First Federal Bank, located at 300 Robertson Blvd, in reference to an armed robbery that had just occurred, said spokeswoman Amye Stivender. At 3:20 p.m., the suspect entered the bank and brandished a handgun while demanding money.


  15. Second arrest made in Charleston East Side killingRead the original story w/Photo

    May 6, 2015 | Post and Courier

    Seth Smith, 34, of Green Park Avenue in West Ashley, the second suspect in the April 18 slaying of George Akeem Bennett, was taken into custody Wednesday morning near Walterboro by the U.S. marshals, Charleston police spokesman Charles Francis said. Bennett, 28, of North Charleston was fatally shot about 11:30 a.m. as he sat in a car at the Wraggborough Extension public housing complex at Reid and East Bay streets.


  16. Investigators asking for tips to help solve Walterboro homicideRead the original story w/Photo

    May 6, 2015 | Post and Courier

    Investigators are asking for tips to help them find who killed a 65-year-old Walterboro man on his front porch in February. Around 8:30 p.m. Feb. 6, Walterboro police were called to 203 Chaplin St. to check out a report of gunshots.


  17. Colleton County Sheriffa s Office announces youth summer campRead the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2015 | Post and Courier

    The Sheriff's Office is holding its second annual Sheriff Strickland's Youth Summer Camp next month. The camp gives youth a look inside the Sheriff's Office and law enforcement.


  18. Roses making return to Charleston areaRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2015 | Post and Courier

    After 16 years, the Maxway store at 5341 Dorchester Road in North Charleston is becoming Roses, a sister store owned by North Carolina-based Variety Wholesalers Inc. Store manager Epelmira Grazier said the company is upgrading its stores and the discount retailer is a better fit for the location. The 18,000-square-foot shop in Evanston Plaza will have a ribbon-cutting to celebrate the new name at 9 a.m. Thursday.


  19. Man shot to death, two others wounded at Colleton County sports barRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2015 | Post and Courier

    A man was shot to death and two other people wounded at a Colleton County sports bar early Sunday, according to the sheriff's office. Tywan Greene, 36, of Ritter Road in Walterboro was shot in the abdomen and leg about 12:50 a.m. Sunday at the Sportz Center Lounge/Bar on Hampton Street near Walterboro, Sgt.


  20. Third suspect arrested after shots fired at house in Colleton CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2015 | Post and Courier

    Around 11:45 p.m. April 7, Walterboro police officers saw people in a vehicle shooting at a house at 1014 Cairn St. and turned on their lights and siren, Officer Amy Stivender said. The vehicle fled with officers in pursuit and wrecked around U.S. Highway 17 and Green Pond Highway, according to the Sheriff's Office.


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