Beaufort 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.

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

Deputies searching for missing, endangered woman

Dedication ceremony planned for new Yemassee mural

$50,000 Powerball ticket sold in Bluffton

FIRST ALERT: Heat advisory extended into larger portion of Lowcountry

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

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Hilton Head Island council votes ‘yes’ on ordinance requiring face masks

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

Troopers: Pedestrian struck, killed in Beaufort County collision

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

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

2020 RBC Heritage underway 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

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

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

Beaufort County deputies looking for information on 1995 murder

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

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

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.

Beaufort City Council to consider shelter-in-place during emergency meeting

Beaufort City Council will hold a Special Emergency Council Meeting on Monday to discuss coronavirus concerns.

Beaufort mayor urges residents to stay home amidst coronavirus outbreak

He says he cannot let another day pass without urging people to stay home

Beaufort Co. Sheriff’s Office searching for attempted murder suspect

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

  Lowcountry Strong: Artists start non-profit to keep creative scene alive during COVID-19

With public galleries, shops and events cancelled during the novel coronavirus pandemic, Lowcountry artists are feeling the financial strain.

S.C. reporting total of 16 deaths, 774 cases of COVID-19

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control officials announced Sunday a 16th person has died in the state from the novel coronavirus.

Beaufort City Council to hold virtual meeting on Tuesday

Beaufort City Council will hold a virtual special meeting Tuesday, March 31, to comply with best practices to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Lowcountry leaders want statewide ‘shelter at home’ order

Leaders in parts of the Lowcountry say they would like to see more direction from the state.

Beaufort County cancels April shred event

Beaufort County announced on Tuesday afternoon that the secure paper shredding event on April 4 has been canceled.

Fort Sumter, other historic sites to temporarily close

Lowcountry historic sites managed by the federal government will temporarily close amid concerns surrounding COVID-19.

Deputies trying to identify man accused of looking into woman’s apartment

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office released photos of a man they are trying to identify.

  Beaufort High employee tests negative for COVID-19

According to the Beaufort County School District, an employee at Beaufort High School is self-quarantined while awaiting tests results for COVID-19.

Beaufort County deputies reopen murder cold case after 17 years

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Beaufort County Sherriff's Office

  Troopers: One dead in Beaufort County crash

South Carolina Highway Patrol Troopers say one person died in a crash in Beaufort County on Monday night.

Sumter Police looking for two missing people, cases unrelated

Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to contact police.

  One dead following crash in Beaufort County involving motorcycle

The crash remains under investigation by highway patrol

Deputies maintain search for man’s killer after 43 years

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is continuing the search for the killer of a man who was first thought to have died in a vehicle accident.

Suspects wanted in Beaufort County theft case

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office needs help identifying three suspects in connection to a theft case.

Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office offers $5,000 reward in 34 year cold case

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

  Man linked to death of 6-year-old girl had Lowcountry ties

The Cayce Department of Public Safety says the death of a 30-year-old man found a short time after the body of a 6-year-old girl were connected.

Deputies arrest man accused of sexually assaulting juvenile

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office arrested 39-year-old Derrick Holmes of St. Helena Island and charged him with second-degree criminal sexual conduct and criminal solicitation of a minor.

  Beaufort Co. principal apologizes for using form of N-word during Black History Month assembly

The principal of a high school in Bluffton issued an apology for his use of a “racially demeaning term” at a school assembly.

After 45 years, S.C. deputies continue search for woman’s killer

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office says a $5,000 could go to anyone who can help them close a 45-year-old death investigation.

CenturyLink customers could experience issues calling 911 in Jasper County

CenturyLink customers in Jasper County may experience issues when calling 911.

New machines available to Lowcountry voters this week

The board of voter registration is hosting community forums to educate the public on everything they need to vote before this upcoming primary and all of the other elections coming up this year.

Deputies investigating after man stabbed to death during Beaufort Co. domestic dispute

Beaufort County deputies are investigating after a man was stabbed to death Monday morning during a domestic dispute.

Beaufort County election officials to host forums on voter registration and elections

Beaufort County election officials are hosting four community forums on voter registration and elections ahead of the Democratic presidential primary on February 29.

  Deputies continuing to investigate Beaufort Co. shooting which left 2 injured

A lockdown at two Beaufort County schools have been lifted after a shooting in the Burton area injured two people.

Missing Beaufort Co. woman found in neighboring county, deputies say

A Beaufort County woman whose family reported her missing and possibly endangered Wednesday night has been found, deputies have confirmed.

Police officers arrest teen in connection to fatal shooting at Lowcountry church

Investigators have announced that a fourth suspect has been arrested in connection to a shooting at a Lowcountry church parking lot that took the life of an 18-year-old man.