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Got photos? We’d love to publish them

It’s a concept that other local newspapers have instituted and it’s one that we love. We’re asking our readers to send in their photos for a new feature called “Lowcountry Life.” Photos can be anything from the gorgeous vistas and wildlife of the Lowcountry to family fun or anything else that strikes your fancy. We… Keep Reading


Mahan named new editor of Island News, Bluffton News

Sally Mahan, former managing editor of The Island Packet, has been named editor-in-chief of The Island News and The Bluffton News. “We are very pleased and excited that we have an editor who is so familiar with Beaufort County and is dedicated to local news coverage,” said co-publisher Kim Harding Newton. Mahan has a long… Keep Reading


Girls Night Out is a blast at Grace & Glory

Island Girls Night Out, sponsored by The Island News and The Bluffton News, was held June 16 at Grace & Glory on Boundary Street. Island Girls Night Out is held the third Thursday of every month and gives local women an opportunity to socialize, enjoy beverages and food and visit these local businesses. The next… Keep Reading

Girls will be girls

By Cherimie Crane Weatherford Growing up miles from what most consider civilization, time was often measured by the oddity of games played. Fortunately free of the restraints of purchased toys or threats of nefarious human interaction, games were created out of necessity governed only by imagination and hours of daylight. Having no knowledge of our misfortune… Keep Reading

Local News

Arrest takes wild U-turn into river

What started as a simple shoplifting arrest took several weird twists and turns, ending up in the Beaufort River and resulting in injuries to two law enforcement officers. It all started when Aridegbe Adeyemi, 37, of St. Helena Island was arrested June 19 by the Port Royal Police Department after allegedly shoplifting at the Citgo… Keep Reading


American Legion Post 9

The American Legion Post 9 (Beaufort) Senior Baseball team won both games of a double header against Dalzell-Shaw on June 18. The scores were 9-5 and 10-5. The Senior Ospreys’ last home game is at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 27.  The last Junior Ospreys’  home game are at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday, June… Keep Reading


Special baskets are made by very special people

By Aileen Goldstein A gift basket is not always just a gift basket. A gift basket from Aunt Laurie’s is much more. Laurie Brown, a petite woman with short blond hair and huge passion, calls her baskets special gifts made by very special people. Brown’s baskets include items that are either locally made or created… Keep Reading


Letters to the Editor

Sheriff: Thanks for your help during storm On Friday, June 17, Beaufort County was pounded by another storm. The Beaufort County Dispatch Center received over a thousand calls for service within just a couple of hours for fallen trees, electrical wires down, alarms, etc. In fact, there were so many calls that the Beaufort County Sheriff’s… Keep Reading


Chamber Corner for June 23rd-30th

Young professionals to celebrate the 4th of July The Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals are celebrating the 4th of July early. Join them for a tour and tasting at Southern Barrel Brewing at 5:30 pm. Friday, June 24, at Buckwalter Place in Bluffton, and then bowling at 7 p.m. at Station 300. There… Keep Reading

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