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Hurricane Matthew costs county $52 million

Photo above: Mable Saunders gets a box of fresh lettuce and bag of apples as she makes her way to get water. Volunteers later helped Saunders and others with special needs with the heavy packages of food and water. The Lowcountry Food Bank handed out 7,000 pounds of food, water, fresh produce and pastries as… Keep Reading


Conroy’s life, work celebrated at festival

The Pat Conroy at 70 festival, held in October 2015, included such remarkable conversations and experiences about the Lowcounty writer that his life will continue to be celebrated annually at the Pat Conroy Literary Festival. The inaugural festival will be held from Friday, Oct. 21, to Sunday, Oct. 23, with a wide variety of events.… Keep Reading

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Deer/car collisions prevalent in state

South Carolina drivers are nearly 2.2 percent more likely to collide with a deer than they were last year, according to new claims data from State Farm. The odds drivers will hit a deer in the state of South Carolina are one out of 93 drivers, well above the national odds of one in 164.… Keep Reading

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News briefs for October 20th-26th

Town: Hilton Head’s sand loss minimal The town of Hilton Head’s contractor, Weeks Marine Inc., expected to restart beach renourishment activities in South Forest Beach no later than Oct. 19. The town will replace the sand washed  away from along the central oceanfront beach as a result of Hurricane Matthew. While the storm-related sand losses… Keep Reading

School News/Schools

School briefs for October 20th-26th

  Top photo: Beaufort Elementary teachers and staff helped feed students affected by Hurricane Matthew. Beaufort school staff help families affected by storm Beaufort Elementary School’s teachers and staff organized an effort to get food to students and families in downtown Beaufort who were affected by Hurricane Matthew. Principal Melissa Holland said that school staff had… Keep Reading


Lowcountry Life

Grey Brendle took this picture of driftwood at Hunting Island beach. “Looks like Puff the Magic Dragon! I thought it was fun,” he said. To submit a Lowcountry Life photo, you must be the photographer or have permission to submit the photo to be published in The Island News or The Bluffton News. Please submit… Keep Reading


Health briefs for October 20th-26th

Top photo: Executive Chef Michael Ramey led his team to victory. He is shown here with teammates Jessica Hausfeld, Deon Fuller and Albert Rocha.  BMH culinary team takes third at event It was a culinary event to rival the Iron Chef. Food service staff from eight South Carolina hospitals competed at the Fourth Annual Cooking Well… Keep Reading


Chamber music is rare find in Lowcountry

Top photo: Brooklyn Rider will be the featured performers at the Dec. 11 concert. For discriminating listeners in heavily populated spots around the world, chamber music offers refinement, economy of resources and flawless acoustical balance produced by a small number, usually between two and eight, of instruments in intimate conversation with one another. The music demands… Keep Reading


Sports briefs for October 20th-26th

Photo above: Bluffton American Legion Post 205 extends its thanks the Bluffton Fire Department and the many local merchants for contributing to the success of the 11th Annual Legion Golf Tournament. With their contributions the legion was able to raise monies to help many community charitable causes. Shown here is Erich Schmid of the American Legion… Keep Reading

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