Beaufort County

Beaufort County coroner identifies four killed in car accident

BCSO: Car accident in Port Royal closes Mcteer Bridge

Beaufort County Schools receive $30,000 donation from Parker’s Convenience Store

Beaufort extends mask ordinance through Nov. 1

Deputies search for Beaufort County man missing since Monday

Troopers: Pedestrian hit and killed in Beaufort County

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Sheriff’s office: Man found on St. Helena Island died from multiple gunshot wounds

  Highway Patrol investigates fatal Beaufort County crash

Beaufort Co. Sheriff’s vehicle broken into, rifle stolen

Highway Patrol: One dead in crash on SC Highway 170

Firefighters respond after car crashes into store

Public funeral service held for Beaufort Chief of Police Matthew Clancy

Publix set to open new Beaufort County location in 2021

As early as Friday, a new sign will be installed to announce the coming of a new Publix grocery store planned for a Beaufort shopping center.

Gov. orders flags lowered to half-staff Friday for Beaufort Police chief

Governor Henry McMaster orders that the flags atop the State Capitol Building be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset Friday, officials say.

Beaufort County superintendent recommends all virtual start to school year

The Beaufort County School District superintendent is recommending all students return to classes virtually this school year.

City announces funeral plans for Beaufort Police chief

The city of Beaufort says its former police chief will be laid to rest Friday.

  Beaufort County School District plans all-virtual start to school year

Hilton Head Island makes preparations ahead of potential Isaias’ impacts

Beaufort County School District delays meal distribution ahead of Isaias

Beaufort names interim police chief

  Beaufort Police chief passes away

Historical Society challenges you to learn more about Lowcountry

Free COVID-19 testing being offered in the Lowcountry

Lowcountry residents will have an opportunity to get tested Friday for COVID-19 for free.

Harbor Island Bridge on St. Helena Island closed due to malfunction

Authorities say the Harbor Island Bridge on St. Helena Island is closed due to a malfunction.

Beaufort mayor announces he will not run for re-election

Longtime Beaufort Mayor Billy Keyserling has announced he will not seek re-election when his term is up.

Beaufort County seeks public input on improving bicycle, pedestrian safety

Beaufort County’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force is asking the community to help make walking and biking safer and more accessible in the county.

Police arrest man in connection with machete slaying

Beaufort County deputies have arrested the man they believe is responsible for a Burton area slaying.

Hwy. 170 reopens after tractor trailer crash

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office says there has been a crash near the Burton intersection of Savanah Highway and Highway 170 Monday morning.

Woman injured after being attacked by alligator in Beaufort County

She is awaiting additional surgery but is in “good spirits” according to family members.

‘Salute from Shore’ to continue Saturday with tribute to Shaw AFB pilot killed in crash

A coastal flyover saluting America’s armed forces will continue as planned Saturday, but without F-16s from Shaw Air Force Base.

Deputies searching for missing, endangered woman

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a missing woman who has not been seen since early Wednesday morning.

Dedication ceremony planned for new Yemassee mural

Soon, you can check out a new mural honoring our military and their families in the Lowcountry.

$50,000 Powerball ticket sold in Bluffton

Someone in Bluffton is $50,000 richer.

FIRST ALERT: Heat advisory extended into larger portion of Lowcountry

The National Weather Service extended a heat advisory just before noon Tuesday to include additional Lowcountry counties where the heat index could soar above 105 degrees.

Beaufort, Hilton Head pass mask ordinances; 5 other communities to decide Monday

Several Lowcountry communities will discuss and potentially vote Monday on whether to require their residents to wear face masks in public to help slow the spread of the coronavirus.

UPDATE: Hilton Head Island council votes to extend ordinance requiring face masks

Hilton Head Island Town Council will vote on an ordinance to make masks mandatory in certain areas on the island during a special called meeting on Monday, June 29.

FIRST ALERT: Heat advisory in effect Monday as heat index could top 105

Expect a hot day Monday with a heat index in some Lowcountry counties above the century mark.

Troopers: Pedestrian struck, killed in Beaufort County collision

The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a pedestrian died after being struck by a car Saturday night in Beaufort County.

Deputies searching for suspect in Lady’s Island kidnapping, domestic violence incident

Lowcountry deputies are asking for the public’s help to locate a suspect wanted for a kidnapping and domestic violence incident on Lady’s Island.

Deputies search for clues in 48-year-old killing of teen

It has been nearly half a century since deputies say a 14-year-old boy was abducted and killed in Beaufort County, but deputies are still trying to find his killer.

2020 RBC Heritage underway on Hilton Head Island

The 52nd annual RBC Heritage is officially underway at Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island.

SCDOT will resume toll collections on Hilton Head’s Cross Island Parkway on Friday

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has announced they will resume toll collections on the Cross Island Parkway (CIP) beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Friday.

Beaufort County deputies search for man wanted for attempted murder

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is seeking help to find a man wanted in an April shooting at St. Helena Island gas station.

Beaufort County deputies searching for stolen vehicle

The Berkeley Country Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to be on the lookout for a van stolen over the weekend.

Man reported missing, needing medical treatment found safe, deputies say

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office says a 61-year-old man reported missing has been found and is unharmed.

  Beaufort County deputies investigating fatal shooting

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office says a 43-year-old man was killed Wednesday night in a shooting on St. Helena Island.

Investigators seeking info after missing Alabama man found dead near St. Helena Island

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office said the body of 43-year-old Phillip Rawlings was found last Saturday near Polawana Island off of St. Helena Island.

Man shot, killed at pool party on St. Helena Island

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a deadly shooting that occurred at a pool party on Monday night.

Beaufort County deputies looking for information on 1995 murder

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is searching for any information regarding a murder case from 1995.

  Police: Body of man found in water off St. Helena Island

The Beaufort County Sherrif’s Office has scheduled an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

15-year-old reported missing has been found safe, deputies say

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office says a 15-year-old girl listed as a runaway has been found.

Deputies searching for missing Alabama man after vehicle found in S.C.

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man reported missing from Alabama believed to have a medical condition requiring attention.

Beaufort Elementary School employee tests positive for COVID-19; building cleared

District officials said a Beaufort Elementary School staff member who has been working in the building tested positive for COVID-19 Wednesday morning.

  Seniors, parents angry about virtual graduations in Beaufort County

Some high school seniors and parents in Beaufort County are angry that traditional outdoor graduation ceremonies won’t be held this year.

Taking it slow: One Lowcountry restaurant isn’t rushing the reopening process

On Monday, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster allowed restaurants to re-open their dining rooms at 50-percent capacity as they begin to reopen the Palmetto State.

  Beaufort City Council considers efforts to help businesses impacted by COVID-19

On Tuesday, City Council will discuss a new program called Together Beaufort that will assist downtown merchants.

Body found Sunday near Bay Point Island identified as missing diver

The Beaufort County Coroner has identified the body found Sunday near Bay Point Island as a missing diver.

SLED investigating deputy involved shooting in Bluffton

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) is investigating a deputy involved shooting Sunday morning in Bluffton.

Bluffton woman grateful for community’s help, fund for son’s walking equipment nearly filled in one day

The coronavirus pandemic has helped bring out the best in some people. We’ve seen stories everyday of neighbors helping and giving in their community.

Deputies arrest man on child porn charges after seizing computers, electronic devices

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 36-year-old man on charges related to child porn.

Hilton Head Island senior using scenic video to uplift community

These days are filled with people hoping to lift up those around them. For one Lowcountry senior, that means taking his talent and using it to inspire.

Police searching for suspect in Beaufort County stabbing

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for information in finding an attempted murder suspect.

Deputies released from quarantine for possible COVID-19 exposure after arrest

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office says four of its deputies spent two days under quarantine believing they had possibly been exposed to COVID-19 during an arrest on St. Helena Island.

Crews searching for diver missing since Tuesday afternoon

The Coast Guard and other agencies are continuing the search for a missing diver in Port Royal Sound Wednesday morning.

  S.C. Air National Guard to perform Lowcountry flyovers saluting frontline healthcare workers

The South Carolina Air National Guard’s 169th Fighter Wing will perform special flyovers statewide Monday to salute frontline healthcare workers.

Beaufort County deputies looking for information related to 2011 cold case

Although it is not known whether drugs or money were stolen; Lopez was a known dealer of marijuana and cocaine, according to deputies.

  Beaufort man recovering from COVID-19 at home after 21 days on ventilator

A 57-year-old Beaufort man is home after spending three weeks on a ventilator and almost a month in the hospital after testing positive for COVID-19.

Deputies ask public to be on the lookout for two stolen vehicles

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office released photos of two vehicles stolen early Friday morning from the Bluffton area.

Lowcountry man accused of kidnapping 5-year-old boy arrested following standoff

Police officers have arrested a man accused of kidnapping a 5-year-old boy following a standoff on Thursday.

  Tornado watch canceled as severe weather risk diminishes

The National Weather Service canceled a tornado watch hours early after the most powerful storms that prompted the watch early Monday morning moved off the coast.

Deputies: Disturbance inside Hilton Head apartment leads to shooting; one man dead, one wounded

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported disturbance on Friday night that left one man dead and another wounded.

Three men arrested for fatal shooting at Lowcountry Circle K parking lot

Deputies have arrested three men for a fatal shooting at a Lowcountry Circle K parking lot.

National Weather Service confirms two additional tornados resulting from Monday’s storms

The National Weather Service says there have now confirmed two additional tornados that resulted from Monday’s storms, bringing the total to 16.

Beaufort cuts expenses as it faces $2.1M budget shortfall

The City of Beaufort is cutting expenses over expectations that revenue in the last quarter of the fiscal year will drop significantly.

Deputies searching for missing endangered Hilton Head man

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public to be on the lookout for a missing 23-year-old man with medical issues.

  Viewers share photos of damage from Monday morning’s storms

A powerful line of storms early Monday morning left its mark across the Lowcountry, downing trees and power lines.

Beaufort County deputies looking for suspects in 2012 shooting

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office

Arrest made in fatal accident in Beaufort County

Troopers say at least five people were taken to the hospital as a result of the March crash.

Missing Beaufort County man safe, deputies say

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office says a 57-year-old man reported missing Wednesday is safe at home.

City of Beaufort leaders pass ‘shelter-in-place’ order

City of Beaufort leaders voted Monday to pass a “shelter-in-place” order.