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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.


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.


This Jasper County fishing pier is a Lowcountry favorite — and it has Civil War roots

The Knowles Island Public Fishing Pier is now a popular spot for anglers maintained by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources. But it used to be part of the Charleston and Savannah Railway — and a key part of Jasper Co.'s role in the Civil War.


Missing 22-Year-Old Man Found Dead In His Truck Behind Target Store In S.C.

The body of 22-year-old Robert Clark Jr., who’s been missing from Hilton Head Island, S.C. since Monday, was found behind the Target store off of U.S. 278 in Bluffton, S.C., on Thursday.


Jasper County Terminates contract with City of Hardeeville

JASPER COUNTY, SC (WTOC) - We are hearing from the mayor of Hardeeville and the Jasper County Fire Chief after Jasper County terminated a long-term contract with the City of Hardeeville for fire services.


New neighboring charter school focuses on aerospace

A new charter school that is focused on aeronautics is attracting students from Colleton County. The school, Polaris Tech Charter School, is located in Ridgeland across from the Ridgeland Airport. The free, no-tuition school is being led by Dr. Melissa Crosby. Crosby is the executive director of the


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.


May River boys' season ends in second round

The May River boys basketball team’s playoff run ended Friday in the second round of the SCHSL Class AAA tournament. Strom Thurmond defeated the visiting Sharks 79-64 in Johnston to advance to the Lower State semifinals Tuesday at Manning. Ridgeland-Hardeeville will meet Marion in the other Lower St


Students at South Carolina school told to pick cotton, sing ‘slave song’ on field trip, report says

A South Carolina mother was outraged after her 10-year-old son was told to pick cotton and sing a “slave song” while on an elementary school field trip -- but the school reportedly defended the activity, saying it was about the "Great Depression."


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


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.


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.


A body was found behind the Bluffton Target. Here’s what we know

A body was found behind the Target store off of U.S. 278 in Bluffton, S.C., on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is investigating.


New South Carolina legislation taking aim at coyotes

GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) - South Carolina state lawmakers have introduced new legislation that could earn you money. The Coyote Bounty Program is for the lawfully capture or killing of adult coyotes.


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.


Suspects evade deputies during high-speed chase in Colleton County

COLLETON COUNTY, SC (WCBD) – An attempted traffic stop turned into a high-speed in Colleton County earlier this week. According to a press release from the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were conducting traffic enforcement near the area of Sidney’s and Industrial Road on February 19th wh


10-year-old girl shot in Guyton, authorities say

GUYTON, Ga. (WSAV) - Effingham County authorities are investigating the shooting of a 10-year-old girl. According to the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO), the girl was transported to the hospital with a non-life-threatening wound.


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.


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


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.