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Wreckage of a plane discovered in Bluffton’s May River could be from 2010 crash

Wreckage of a small plane was discovered Friday in the May River, likely from a crash that happened nearly eight years ago, the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office confirmed.Fred Mix of Bluffton was boating on the river about two months ago when he noticed something unusual on his sonar device just eas

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2018-10-19 18:10:00

Beaufort Co. school board member faces ethics charges after complaint from Bluffton mom

Beaufort County Board of Education member John Dowling has been charged with five state ethics commission violations after an investigation into allegations that he harassed a Bluffton mom for speaking out against him in a board meeting and lied on campaign finance disclosure forms.While the ethics

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2018-10-19 18:05:00

Bluffton has a new restaurant. Here’s what you can savor from its menu

Lovers of Thai food have a new option with a Bluffton restaurant that aims to serve authentic Thai food.Thai Smile Cuisine— located at 1534 Fording Island Road — opened Tuesday, according to Nalada Jarutawizhot, the general manager for the restaurant.“Each dish is like our Thai food memories,” Jarut

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2018-10-18 16:44:00

BCSO: Woman wanted for grand larceny

Cassandra Denise Boles, 34, is wanted for both grand larceny and obtaining property under false pretenses.

WTGS - 2018-10-19 14:52:15

A new fitness center opened on Hilton Head. Here’s how you can get your workout going

Hilton Head Island has a new option for fitness, and it has a different concept than most gyms.Peak Performance Fitness Centeropened Monday in Suites 3 and 4 of 95 Mathews Drive. The spot inPort Royal Plazaused to belong to a Radio Shack.“We have no memberships,” owner Christina Lindstedt said Thurs

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2018-10-20 09:04:00

Beaufort deputies search for forgery suspect

Beaufort County, SC (WTGS) —The Beaufort County Sheriff's office is looking for a Hilton Head man in connection with several forgery charges.Investigators say Otis Dolphohus Patterson is wanted for two counts of forgery and one count for crime against a bank.They say Patterson is known to hang out i

WTGS - 2018-10-19 11:49:15

No tourists here: These 5 Hilton Head gated communities have banned short-term rentals

In many gated communities on Hilton Head Island, short-term rentals and tourists are not welcome.Some gated communitieshave taken a stand against “short-term rentals,”because residents say a high turnover of weekly rentals leads to lower property values and create safety concerns for permanent resid

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2018-10-20 05:00:00

Dozens of new homes approved for 12 Bluffton neighborhoods in September. Here’s where

Bluffton signed off on 46permitsin September for new home construction, slightly fewer than the number approvedlast month.Wondering if any houses will be built in your neighborhood? Find out below:New single family homesHampton Hall— 6 Wicklow Circle— 70 Shelburne St.Hampton Lake— 268 Castaway Drive

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2018-10-18 15:41:00

Traffic Alert: Motorcycle vs semi crash on I-95 Northbound

CHATHAM COUNTY, Ga (WSAV) - The Georgia State Patrol is on scene of a vehicle crash on I-95 Northbound near mile marker 94.We're told a motorcycle and a semi truck collided on the roadway.No other details have been released at this time.Authorities advise you to avoid the area while emergency crews

WSAV-TV - 2018-10-19 17:46:00

Ready for a new place to eat on Lady’s Island? This restaurant is being built

Work on a new Taco Bellhas begun at Sea Island Parkway and Lost Island Road, not far from the Walmart shopping center. The 2,500-square-foot restaurant will include a drive-thru lane.

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2018-10-19 11:44:00

This Bluffton apartment complex is expanding. Here’s where you can find a new home

Looking for a new place to live?A Bluffton apartment complex is adding several new units.Oldfield Mews Apartments and Townhomes— located at 116 Old Towne Road — is expanding its community with the addition of 164 new units, according to a news release.Each of the new one-, two- and three-bedroom apa


Yikes, not another Sea Pines! It’s a skirmish between Hilton Head’s two largest gated communities

Suddenly, Hilton Head islanders have something new to look down upon. All this time, we’ve looked down upon condos, time shares, day trippers, newcomers, tourists, developers, Yankees, blue hairs and women with curlers in their hair. Now we can look down upon each other.


Plastic bag ban to begin Nov. 1 in Beaufort County

Within the next two weeks, stores in Beaufort County will be switching out their plastic bags to paper bags, getting ready for the ban to go into effect Nov. 1.

WTOC.COM - 2018-10-18 20:23:00

How many Bluffton students will have to change schools next year? Here’s the district’s new plan

Students at Bluffton High School who wereworried about Beaufort County School District’s plan to move them to the more crowded May River High Schoolbeginning next year can rest easy.The district’s revised 2019-20 rezoning plan to relieve overcrowding in Bluffton and Hilton Head Island schools won’t


Fair changes over the years

Imagine not knowing what pizza tastes like. In 1949, fairgoers in the South were hesitant to try the Italian delicacy that is such a popular treat today, said long-time carnival businessman Dominic Vivona.Popcorn was once a novelty sold by the buckets at traveling fairs and carnivals, said Vivona, o

STATESBORO HERALD - 2018-10-18 18:44:00

8 Hilton Head, Bluffton resorts named best in the South — but this popular one wasn’t

This year,Disney’s Hilton Head Resortdidn’t make the list and was replaced byThe Beach House, A Holiday Inn Resort.


Beaufort County man killed a 7-year-old girl in 1998. Now, he’s facing new charges

A man convicted in the death of a 7-year-old girl two decades ago was charged with burglary on Tuesday after Burton homeowners found him in their home, a Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office news release says.Roy Dean White, 47, of Burton, was charged with murder and criminal sexual conduct with a minor


Lowcountry mom pardoned for 20-year-old crimes. Should SC do more to help ex-offenders?

Patricia Adams was leaving a Berkeley County grocery store in 1997 when the doors suddenly locked in front of her. The police had been called because she was attempting to pay with a check that didn’t have her name on it, she said.It was her husband’s check, she said, and he was waiting in the parki


Police looking for this man

Investigators say William Jermaine Mason, 30, is wanted in a theft by deception case.


Bluffton PD looking for new officers

BLUFFTON, SC (WTOC) - If you have any interest in being a police officer, there may be an opportunity for you.The Bluffton Police Department is looking for their next batch of officers. The department is looking to hire for at least five open officer positions. We recently spoke with the new chief w