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Camera crew from CBS show films at Beaufort’s Robert Smalls International Academy

Camera crews were filming at Beaufort's Robert Smalls International Academy on Wednesday, Nov. 14, for an episode of CBS Sunday Morning. The footage will be used for a story about Robert Smalls, "the Civil War hero," according to the school district.

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2018-11-15 08:53:00

Did paperwork error cause sex assault charges against Beaufort bar owner to be dropped?

Ken Reed, owner of Maggie’s Pub in Habersham Marketplace,was arrestedin September and charged with assault and criminal sexual conduct related to reports from five women who said Reed had assaulted them.

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2018-11-14 09:25:00

Coast Guard suspends Beaufort County ferry operation over safety concerns

Marine inspectors identified unsafe conditions on Nov. 8 on a barge moored at Broad Creek Marina, Hilton Head, which posed a serious threat to the marine environment and safety of the waterway, according to a release from the Coast Guard

LIVE5NEWS.COM - 2018-11-15 21:58:00

University of SC Beaufort opening new campus on Hilton Head Island

“These doors that we open today are ours, USCB’s, and all Hilton Head Islanders," said Dr. Al B. Panu, University of South Carolina, Chancellor.

WTOC.COM - 2018-11-15 03:56:00

A Beaufort Co. store found a credit card skimmer on its gas pump. Did you swipe there?

As Tuesday, the manager has not received any complaints of fraudulent credit card activity, the report said.

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2018-11-14 13:26:00

Beaufort County school bus involved in minor wreck

Beaufort County, S.C. (WTGS FOX 28) —A Beaufort County school bus was involved in a minor wreck around 3:30 p.m. Thursday, according to the district's Director of Communications Jim Foster.Foster said two Okatie Elementary students were on the bus when it was hit by a car while traveling on 278 near

WTGS - 2018-11-15 16:03:10

BCSO investigating after handwritten threat found in bathroom at HHI IB Elementary School

Anyone knowing the identity of the student responsible for writing the threat is encouraged to report it to the sheriff’s office through the P3 Tips app, located on their school issued electronic device, computer, laptop, tablet, etc. The app allows students the ability to submit tips anonymously.

WTOC.COM - 2018-11-16 00:43:00

This Beaufort Co. school just moved up its start time because of student accidents

Beginning Jan. 7, 2019, Hilton Head High will begin school at 8:30 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m. — moving the school day up by 15 minutes.


Here’s why CBS Sunday Morning was filming at a Beaufort County school this week

Smalls was born into slavery in 1839, and after heroically escaping to freedom in 1862, served five terms in Congress.

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2018-11-15 15:49:00

Hilton Head hires consultant to look into Beaufort Co. Sheriff's Office

HILTON HEAD, S.C. (WSAV) - The town of Hilton Head has contracted the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office to police the island since 1983, a contract sitting at about $3.3 million dollars, and town council wants to make sure its money is being spent effectively.


‘Were you the devil?’: Beaufort County sheriff and consultant argue over performance audit

Tanner, whose department was paid $3.6 million by the town of Hilton Head to police the island this year,took issue with many of the findings of the new audit, conducted by thePublic Safety Strategies Group.

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2018-11-14 05:00:00

Craving Italian food? Hilton Head has a new restaurant opening soon

An exact opening date has not been posted on the page, but food descriptions made in a wood fired oven include a Nutella calzone, a spicy sausage calzone, meatballs and an egg and bacon Neapolitan pizza.

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2018-11-15 12:58:00

Visiting Beaufort during the holidays? You need to know this about parking

Beaufort isagain offering an incentivefor visitors to do their holiday shopping downtown.The city will offer free parking during the holiday season, a tradition that has been tweaked in recent years. Visitors can park for free all day at the Downtown Beaufort Marina lot off Bay Street from Thanksgiv

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2018-11-14 10:00:00

Police say McDonald's employee assaulted manager with bacon

BLUFFTON, S.C.—Police charged a McDonald’s employee in Bluffton, South Carolina, Friday after she assaulted her manager with bacon in her hand.

WHIO.COM - 2018-11-14 14:46:00

Parents sue this Hilton Head school, say injured daughter was never offered first aid

Two Hilton Head parents, who will not be named to protect their daughter’s identity, filed the suit on behalf of their daughter who attended Prep’s 2018 Summer Day & Enrichment camp.

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2018-11-14 10:06:00

Amid dispute over popular Beaufort festivals, city delays decision on future events

Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce asked the city to use Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park to produce Taste of Beaufort, a spring foodie fest, in May and the Beaufort Shrimp Festival in October. The City Council tabled the requests Tuesday, citing a lawsuit the chamber filed in September over own

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2018-11-14 06:14:00

Beaufort Co. mom calls police after watching driver run through son’s bus stop, police say

Seconds after a mother watched her son step onto his bus last week, she saw a driver blow through the stop sign the bus had displayed, a Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office report says.


Here’s the good news — and the bad — in the latest Beaufort County housing report

Those are the findings of anew monthly reportfrom The Beaufort County Association of Realtors (BCAR), which was released Wednesday. The report, which compared the local housing market of October 2017 to October 2018, found that home listings and inventory increased by 14.7 and 24.6 percent, respecti

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2018-11-14 17:33:00

How a Hunting Island park manager is turning a private island into a public delight

As the person in charge of the state’s most-visited park, Weatherford is kind of a big deal. An even bigger deal, however, is getting St. Phillips — acquired by the state last year — ready for public use.

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2018-11-14 13:12:00

Tybee Police ask for help to find missing woman

The Tybee Island Police Department is looking for Juanita Gambrel, a 91-year-old white female.Gambrel left her residence located in the 1700 block of Butler Ave. on Wednesday morning on foot at approx. 5:45 a.m. No contact has been made with her since.It’s believed she may be wearing the same vest w

WSAV-TV - 2018-11-14 17:01:24