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Man convicted in Lowcountry woman’s 2013 murder charged with killing SC prison inmate, report says

A Bluffton man, who is already serving a lifetime sentence for murdering a well-known Beaufort County woman in 2013, is charged with killing a fellow inmate at a state prison last month, officials say.


It’s festival season, y’all! 11 festivals around Hilton Head and Bluffton you can’t miss

Festival season is my favorite time of the year in the Lowcountry. This weekend, thousands of people will flock to the island for the Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival, marking the first major event of 2019 and the begining of what I like to call Festival season.


Suspect allegedly stole donations from a Hilton Head thrift store — 14 times, police say

A suspect was caught on camera stealing donations from a Hilton Head Island thrift store, not once, but at least 14 times between Jan. 20 and Feb. 17, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office report.


Body of Hilton Head Island man found behind Bluffton Target

The deceased body of 22-year-old Hilton Head Island resident Robert Clark Jr. was found Thursday morning by a Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office deputy behind the Target store on Fording Island Road.


Beaufort County school board approves 2019-20 calendar

The Beaufort County Board of Education approved Tuesday the school district’s academic calendar for the 2019-20 academic year. The first day for students will be Aug. 19 and the final day of classes will be June 2.


Here’s how much Beaufort Co. home sellers made off their houses in 2018

Home prices are going up throughout the Hilton Head Island area and parts of Beaufort County with more homes on the market and more sales happening. Home sellers are also making more each year.


Three people hurt in drug deal turned shooting

HARDEEVILLE, SC (WTOC) - Three men are in the hospital after a drug deal gone bad. Jasper County Sheriff Christopher Malphrus tells us the men were shot between 10:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. Friday (2/23/2019) night.


South Carolina woman dies after ‘brutal attack’ by her dogs

GREENVILLE, S.C. — A South Carolina woman died after deputies said she was attacked by her two dogs. WYFF reported that Nancy Cherryl Burgess-Dismuke, 52, was wrestling with her dogs in the front yard of her Greenville home on Thursday when they suddenly became aggressive.


South Carolina’s role in setting the field for presidential elections

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Potential presidential candidates from across the country continue to visit the Palmetto State ahead of next year’s primaries. They’re here speaking to voters, eating our barbeque, Dr. Todd Shaw, the Chair for the Department of Political Science at the University of South Caroli


Starbucks closes a Bluffton location, but at least 2 other Starbucks to open along U.S. 278

Starbucks is shaking things up for Beaufort County coffee lovers. The company closed its Tanger 2 location this month, Hilton Head Tanger Outlets General Manager Ashley Doepp told the Island Packet. As of Tuesday afternoon, the windows were blacked out and the sign had been removed from the building


Bluffton’s town manager among 3 finalists for county administrator position

The Beaufort County Council announced three finalists for the county administrator position on Friday evening. The list includes Bluffton’s Town Manager Marc Orlando; Ashley Jacobs, assistant county administrator for Aiken County; and Eric Larson, Beaufort County’s director of environmental engineer


South Carolina drug dealers arrested

NEWPORT—A pair of South Carolina residents were taken into custody this week in Newport after having active warrants for dealing drugs in their home state. On Tuesday, Feb. 19, Newport police officers were dispatched to CVS in reference to an altercation between a male and female. Upon arrival, Patr


NEWS 3 INVESTIGATES: 2 years of trouble at Mickey's Pub

45 reports in just over 2 years. That's how many time Beaufort County Sheriff's have been to Mickey's Pub on Hilton Head Island and had to write up a crime, or arrest someone. The reports detail everything from fights to stolen cars to shootings.


Port Royal man who hid in woman’s closet found guilty of burglarizing Beaufort home twice

A Port Royal man who was found hiding in the closet of a Beaufort home he burglarized twice in 10 days is going to prison, according to a Fourteenth Circuit Solicitor’s Office news release.


SC ‘Dark Web’ drug kingpin, who used Chinese narcotics and bitcoins, gets 14 years

COLUMBIA, SC — A federal judge has sentenced aS.C. drug kingpin — who used the Internet’s Dark Web to make a fortune by ordering narcotics from China and then stashing his profits in bitcoins — to 14 years in prison.


Jacob kits to be placed in every Beaufort County building

It won't stop a shooter, but it could save a life. That's the goal of the Jacob kit. Burton firefighter Lt Daniel Byrne and his wife created the kits. Now the entire county is getting the word, and the protection.


Crews on scene of plane crash in Jasper County

RIDGELAND, S.C. (WSAV) - Crews are responding to a plane crash at the airport in Jasper County. According to the Ridgeland Fire Department, no one was injured in the crash. Ridgeland-Claude Dean Airport is owned by the county and often used for flight instruction classes and clubs.


Savannah Police cite 7 businesses for underage alcohol sales, including 2 repeat offenders

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - An operation into underage alcohol sales by the Savannah Police Department’s Alcohol Beverage Compliance Unit resulted in seven out of 24 businesses failing, two of which are repeat offenders.


City of Beaufort/Town of Port Royal Fire Department throws birthday party for 6-year-old

BEAUFORT, SC (WTOC) - The City of Beaufort/Town of Port Royal Fire Department received a call for help that firefighters say was unlike any other call they have responded to. Firefighters say last Friday, they received information that a six-year-old boy only had one friend show up to his birthday p


Savannah Weekend: Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC (WTOC) - If you hear about a giant Ferris wheel on Hilton Head Island this weekend, here's why. The Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival is back for its 12th year, and Saturday's main festival day is an event for the whole family.