Lowcountry News

British Airways announce nonstop service from Charleston International Airport

Beginning in April, passengers at Charleston International Airport will be able to travel nonstop to London via British Airways, the airline announced Thursday.

Beaufort flood plan to cost $6 million

The city of Beaufort has a plan to reduce flooding in one area, but it comes at a cost to neighbors. The city is in the process of borrowing $6 million to help reduce the flooding in the Mossy Oak area.

Plastic bag ban to begin Nov. 1 in Beaufort County

A plastic bag ban will go into effect Nov. 1 in Beaufort County.

SC professor helps with baby in classroom after student couldn’t find childcare

A Columbia College professor is getting a lot of praise online after the school posted photos of her going above and beyond to help a student who needed to be in class on Wednesday.

Bass Pro Shops, Parker’s hosting hiring events Thursday

If you or someone you know is looking for a job, there are a couple of employment opportunities this week in the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry.

Walterboro store owner under fire says she didn’t grab cancer survivor; Video released

A Walterboro convenience store owner who is under fire for asking a cancer survivor to cover his face is speaking for the first time.

Bluffton PD looking for new officers

If you have any interest in being a police officer, there may be an opportunity for you.

3 men charged with contributing to delinquency of minors in Hampton Co.

Three men have been arrested for contributing to the delinquency of minors and other charges in Hampton County.

United Airlines to fly from Hilton Head Island Airport

The Hilton Head Island Airport announced Monday that United Airlines will soon fly to and from the island.

Blade found taped to woman’s door handle at Tanger Outlets, report says

A woman is using social media to warn others after a frightening discovery in the parking lot of the Tanger Outlets on North Kings Highway.

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.