Lowcountry News

22nd Annual Heart Ball to be held Feb. 2

The American Heart Association unveiled the theme of this year’s Southern Coast Heart Ball at Audi Hilton Head’s grand opening celebration Friday night in Hilton Head.

  Seafood vendors in Bluffton stalled by Hurricane Michael

Wind and rough water lingered in the Lowcountry Thursday and forced seafood vendors to stop fishing.

Talmadge, Sidney Lanier bridges back open following Hurricane Michael

The Georgia Department of Transportation closed the Talmadge and Sidney Lanier bridges to all traffic on Wednesday due to the anticipated winds from Hurricane Michael.

SC State Fair to be closed on Thursday due to Hurricane Michael

The South Carolina State Fair has announced that it will be closed on Thursday due to Hurricane Michael.

Man arrested for murder at Wendy’s in Bluffton

Bluffton Police and the U.S. Marshals Task Force have arrested a man for a murder that took place at a Wendy’s restaurant earlier this month.

Beaufort Co. Sheriff’s Office investigating skull found near Bristol Sports Area

A forensic anthropologist will examine the skull as well as perform DNA analysis to help determine whether it belongs to an individual related to any missing persons or other investigations.

Bluffton Police extradite wanted man from Texas

A 64-year-old man is back in South Carolina after two Bluffton police officers traveled to Texas to extradite him.

Hilton Head double shooting suspect arrested in CA

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office says a suspect wanted in a shooting investigation has been captured in California.

Arrest made in deadly Jasper County shooting

A new arrest has been made in the shooting death of 17-year-old Samquan Frazier on September 30th.

New Bluffton police chief wants drug unit, revamped hiring process

Chief Chris Chapmond is in his second month on the job. He made a big move from Hot Springs, Arkansas to the South Carolina Lowcountry.

Bluffton Police announce new training class to survive active shooter

Bluffton's new police chief is offering a new class to residents that could prove to be a life saver.

City of Florence mourning officer lost in ‘most tragic event’

Two of the Florence police officers injured in Wednesday’s deadly officer-involved shooting have been released from the hospital, according to Florence city officials.

BCSO releases surveillance of Hilton Head armed robbery suspect

Beaufort County deputies are asking for help finding the person who held up a Kangaroo Express in Hilton Head early Sunday morning and got away.

HHI residents concerned about proposed gateway corridor

As Election Day gets closer, some Hilton Head Island residents are expressing concern about something they see on the ballot.

What’s in the box? Midlands school unearths possible time capsule from first graduating class

When construction crews working on renovations and additions to Brookland-Cayce High School, they found an old, metal box behind a brick engraved "Class of 1931," the school's inaugural graduating class.

Millions of federal dollars coming to make Georgia and South Carolina schools safer

Two local school districts are getting a big boost to their school safety funds.

Beaufort County Schools have not yet decided make-up days

Beaufort County parents will have to wait a little longer to find out school make-up days.

SCDOT considering U.S. 278 corridor improvements

U.S. 278 between Bluffton and Hilton Head Island could be getting bigger.

Morning crash on Trask Pkwy seriously injures one driver

A bad two-vehicle crash early Tuesday morning in the South Carolina Lowcountry is under investigation.

Public officials, advocacy groups push for extension on SC voter registration deadline

The ACLU of South Carolina and Attorney General Alan Wilson are pushing for the South Carolina Election Commission to extend the deadline for South Carolinians to register to vote.

HHSO’s ‘Symphony Under the Stars’ returning to Bluffton

The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra’s "Symphony Under the Stars” is returning to Bluffton for the second year.

  Homicide suspect wanted in deadly Jasper County shooting

A homicide suspect has been identified in a deadly shooting that took place on Sunday, Sept. 30 just after 9 a.m.

Fighter pilot ejects safely from F-35 plane crash in Beaufort County, SC

A military plane crashed on Friday around 11:45 a.m. in Beaufort County, South Carolina. Officials do not know if anyone was injured.

Good News: Beaufort County School District announces Teacher of the Year

The Beaufort County School District announced its 2018-2019 District Teacher of the Year Friday morning.

Good News: Lowcountry Public Art Exhibition held on HHI

Hurricane Matthew is not forgotten on Hilton Head Island, and Thursday, the cultural community took a big step back from the 2016 storm.

UPDATE: 2 dead in small jet crash at SC airport

A small jet has crashed after making a hard landing at a Greenville, SC airport, according to WYFF4 in Greenville on Thursday.

Hilton Head lifeguard wins fan vote for favorite Big Brother houseguest

A Lowcountry lifeguard may not have taken home the grand prize Wednesday night on Big Brother, but he didn't go home empty handed.

Powerful image shows Army vet hanging American flag over floodwaters

It is said a picture can speak a thousand words, and we can think of a few for this powerful image.

Beaufort County Schools helping with Florence recovery

Hurricane Florence battered down on parts of the Carolinas, and many people have stepped up to help, including those at schools in the Lowcountry.

Students, staff mourning loss of Beaufort Co. student killed in crash

An investigation is underway into a deadly single-vehicle crash that happened Tuesday on Bruce K Smalls Drive in Beaufort County.

Hilton Head Island hires consultant to help preserve Gullah Geechee culture

The town hired The Walker Collaborative to help identify issues commonly facing the Gullah people on Hilton Head Island and work with the community to create solutions to them.

‘Southern Charm’ star Thomas Ravenel out of jail after arrest on assault charge

Ravenel was booked Tuesday morning.

Burton man arrested on plethora of drug, gun charges

Beaufort County investigators arrested a 23-year-old Burton man Tuesday following a short foot pursuit.

Beaufort EMS returns from Horry County

The Beaufort County EMS is back home after helping with the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in Horry County.

Town of HHI making improvements to Pope Avenue

The town of Hilton Head Island hosted a public meeting Monday to discuss construction of the Lowcountry Celebration Park.

Charleston, Mt. Pleasant police officers head to Georgetown to help as flood threat nears

Georgetown is entering the beginning stages of the life-threatening flooding expected this weekend, and some of Charleston’s own have gone to help.

Georgetown County flooding could displace local marine life

The Department of Natural Resources will be monitoring salt levels in the water as Georgetown County braces for major flooding this week.

Beaufort High School students participate in enterprise design class

Students and future investors in the Lowcountry are getting the chance to put their skills to the test.

2 prison guards accused of attempting to provide contraband at Ridgeland Correctional Institution

Two correctional officers are accused of trying to give drugs to inmates at the Ridgeland Correctional Institution.

School system considers rezoning to handle population boom in Bluffton

Some Beaufort County students may be attending new schools next year.

Lowcountry businesses impacted by Hurricane Florence

Our area dodged a direct impact from Hurricane Florence, but storm preparations impact businesses bottom lines whether we get the weather or not.