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Beaufort gas station busted for allegedly selling synthetic urine

According to the Beaufort Police Department, a concerned citizen alerted them that the Sunoco gas station at 1190 Ribaut Road was selling a nationally-known, mass-produced synthetic urine product used for defrauding drug tests.

WJCL - 2018-07-20 17:40:00

A Beaufort business selling fake urine showed the wrong person how to beat drug tests, report says

Multiple people face charges related to a Beaufort business selling synthetic urine to beat drug tests, police said Friday.Police received a tip that the Sunoco gas station on Ribaut Road was selling a well-known synthetic urine product used to beat drug tests, a Beaufort Police Department news rele

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2018-07-20 16:40:00

Man gets 30 years for fatally shooting girlfriend in Beaufort

Robinson told police he was drinking at a friend's house on the day of the murder, and possibly had cocaine and marijuana in his system, when the victim tracked him down.

ABCNEWS4.COM - 2018-07-19 18:58:06

Beaufort Water Festival vendor tents cut open and items stolen overnight

About eight vendors arrived at the Beaufort Water Festival Monday morning to find their tents had been cut open and some items stolen, according to a Beaufort Police Department report.Damage to each of the tents was estimated from $50 to $100. Items such as artwork, cups and even bottled water was s

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2018-07-19 18:47:00

Bluffton man gets 18 years for fatal DUI hit-and-run

BEAUFORT, S.C. (WCIV) —28-year-old Nikolai Kovalesvsky Wheeler has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for killing one man and seriously injuring another during a 2017 DUI hit-and-run in Bluffton.Wheeler pleaded guilty to hit and run involving a death, and driving under the influence resulting in g

ABCNEWS4.COM - 2018-07-20 17:29:51

Beaufort eyes multi-million dollar plan to fight flooding. But will it work?

The water fell fast Thursday — 3.6 inches in the morning, with 2.9 inches in one hour, the city said. A low tide kept floods from rising higher.

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2018-07-20 16:21:00

Three charged after deputies find heroin, cocaine in Hilton Head drug bust

Three people were arrested Thursday afternoon after Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office deputies received information that drugs were being sold from a Hilton Head Island home.Deputies received information that Antonio Lee, 36, was possibly selling drugs at his Paddle Boat Lane residence, according to

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2018-07-21 10:35:00

Beaufort County Sheriff's Office reports apparent murder on Seabrook Center Road

On Wednesday morning, July 18, Beaufort County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a report of a deceased male found in a ditch off of Seabrook Center Road.


Newly retired Beaufort County educator wants to help solve this teacher issue

A recently retired teacher who spent the past 17 years in the Beaufort County School District has decided she wants to serve the district in another capacity.Patricia Fidrych, 60, filed her paperwork Wednesday for the District 4 seat on the Beaufort County Board of Education for the Nov. 6 election.

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2018-07-20 17:02:00

1 dead in Friday afternoon crash on US 278 near bridges to Hilton Head Island

A Friday afternoon crash on U.S. 278 in Bluffton has left one person dead, according to a release from the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office.The inside westbound lane of U.S. 278 nearest the median is currently blocked. According to the South Carolina Department of Transportation’s website, traffic w

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2018-07-20 15:48:00

Healthy and Hawaiian: New Hilton Head restaurant serves up a different kind of island cuisine

Craving some Hawaiian flavor on Hilton Head Island?Al’s Aloha Kitchenopened Jul. 13 at 70 Pope Avenue, Suite O, and offers many different poke options along with fresh fruit bowls and Hawaii’s take on ice cream.Owner Alex Vitto, a born and raised Hilton Head Islander, got inspiration for therestaura

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2018-07-20 13:47:00

Lady’s Island man convicted of manslaughter in fatal shooting of girlfriend

Jamie Jermaine Robinson, 45, of Lady’s Island was sentenced to 30 years in prison for the shooting death of his girlfriend in 2016, according to a release from the 14th Circuit Solicitor’s Office.Robinson was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter in the death of Eulia Moon by a Beaufort County jury


A woman was in her Beaufort Co. home when fire started. Sheriff’s Office says fire is suspicious

Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Saturday fire on St. Helena that appears suspicious, according to a Sheriff’s Office report.A woman told deputies she was inside the residence when she smelled smoke. She evacuated the residence immediately, the report states.Once outside, she note


A Beaufort Co. man gave police wrong name; name came back with 4 warrants, deputies say

A deputy was patrolling Martin Luther King Jr. and Sea Island Parkway on St. Helena when he witnessed two men shoving each other, a Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office report states.Both men told police they were sitting on a bench when the other walked by and stole their lighter. They both said they a


Deputies are trying to identify suspects in forgery case. Do you recognize them?

Deputies are trying to identify two suspects in relation to a forgery investigation, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office news release.The release said multiple checks have been forged and cashed into accounts using banks in North Carolina and South Carolina between May 4 and May 16.Anyon


Beaufort County school bus driver receives state honor

BEAUFORT, S.C. (WSAV) - A Beaufort County school bus driver, who has been behind the wheel for 33 years, has been named the state's 2018 Bus Driver of the Year.


A late night drive home on Hilton Head turns dangerous, police report says

The victim was driving on home about 11 p.m. on Dillon Road near William Hilton Parkway when a white sedan with South Carolina plates suddenly passed him and stopped in front of him, the report said. The victim tried to drive around the car and as he passed, he saw and heard a front seat passenger b


Rain washed out Beaufort Water Festival’s opening act. Here’s what’s planned instead

The Beaufort Water Festivalis well underway, but organizers plan another try at hosting an opening ceremony Tuesday — including fireworks.Rain and technical difficulties canceled events Friday, including the annual fireworks display and the Parris Island Marine Band.The festival said after the weath


Beaufort’s got talent: Here’s what’s on tap for the Water Festival on Wednesday

By Stephen Fastenausfastenau@islandpacket.comHere’s a chance to find out the hidden abilities of your Beaufort friends and neighbors.The Beaufort Water Festival’s annual talent show is Wednesday in Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. Past acts have included singing and dancing and instrument performa


Someone came into these tourist’s Fripp Island vacation rental as they slept, deputies say

Four families staying in a rental house of Fripp Island told police they awoke Friday morning to their door ajar, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office report.The families from Indiana were renting a home on Marlin drive. One of them awoke to a muffled car alarm in the area around 5 a.m.Sh