Beaufort County

  Helicopter pilot becomes 1st female Marine to pilot F-35 jet

A former commercial helicopter pilot has become the first female Marine to pilot the F-35, a next-generation joint strike fighter aircraft.

20-year-old killed in jet ski accident on Hilton Head Island

Study ranks U.S. 17 as S.C.’s most dangerous highway for summer travel

  Detectives turn to genetic genealogy to solve cold cases, debate over the privacy of your DNA

Hilton Head man reported missing found safe

Gullah cookout raises funds for historic church restoration

Beaufort County man charged with drug trafficking

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Residents enjoy pounds of food during Lowcountry Supper at the Beaufort Water Festival

Hilton Head mayor defends spending almost $17,000 on town-funded trip

Gullah Geechee Task Force making headway in preserving historic neighborhoods

Mother, son killed in Beaufort County crash

Beaufort County deputies searching for suspect who fled traffic stop

Deputies searching for missing man who may be in need of medication

1 dead, 2 injured in unrelated Lowcountry shootings

Deputies with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office responded to two separate shootings between 11 and 11:30 p.m. on Saturday evening.

  SC Highway Patrol mourning off-duty death of Lowcountry trooper

A Lowcountry state trooper who also worked as a firefighter and emergency medical technician has died, the South Carolina Highway Patrol says.

  FIRST ALERT: Severe thunderstorm warning expires for the Lowcountry

The Live 5 First Alert Weather Team has declared the second day of summer as a First Alert Weather Day because of the chance of severe thunderstorms and because of a heat index in the triple digits.

  Women escape man they mistook for Uber driver; deputies searching for him

Deputies say two women in Beaufort County are lucky to have escaped a man they mistook for their Uber driver early Friday morning.

  Thousands left without power, trees downed as storms move through

  State issues warning after local Portuguese man o’ war sightings

  FIRST ALERT: Potentially-dangerous heat continues with slight cooling by weekend

  FIRST ALERT: Heat advisory issued for Sunday

Beaufort Co. School District hires new superintendent

  Deputies searching for missing 17-year-old last seen Wednesday night

  Marine Corps punished SC instructors over hazing claims

The Marine Corps has punished at least eight drill instructors amid allegations of hazing and abuse at a training center in Parris Island, South Carolina.

15 SC counties, entire Lowcountry, now facing drought conditions

State climate and water utility officials are urging people to take steps to conserve water after a state committee declared 15 counties, including all of the Lowcountry, to be under a drought Tuesday.

  FIRST ALERT: All severe watches dropped for the Lowcountry

All severe thunderstorm watches for the Lowcountry have ended.This follows after an afternoon of storms that passed through the area Sunday afternoon.

Deputies searching for missing 25-year-old woman and small child

Beaufort County deputies are searching for a woman whose family is worried about her safety and the safety of her young daughter.

  LOOK HERE: 2 Lowcountry districts cancel school ahead of Wednesday teacher rally

Two Lowcountry school districts have announced plans to close schools Wednesday because of the number of teachers they anticipate will travel to Columbia for an education rally.

Bluffton man boasts collection of 15,000 golf balls

Belfair residents have opened their homes to host players throughout the week, but one resident let us look inside his home to see that his passion for golf goes beyond the range and into his attic.

Man who admitted killing woman in 1988 now charged with rape

Authorities say a man in prison for nearly 18 years for killing a newspaper carrier has now been charged with her rape through more advanced DNA testing.

Sea turtle season has earliest start remembered in SC

Biologists say the sea turtle season in South Carolina has gotten an early start and a visit from a type of turtle seen less than once a decade.

  Kaitlin Stansell rides along with Blue Angel #7 ahead of MCAS Beaufort air show

As the country is battling a global pilot shortage, the US Navy Blue Angels have continued to wow air show fans for 73 years. The team of 130 active-duty Sailors and Marines are back in the Lowcountry this weekend to inspire others aboard the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort air show.

Man wins $100K by playing same lottery numbers for decades

A South Carolina man has won $100,000 playing the same lottery numbers that he's played for more than 20 years.

Deputies continue search for leads in 2012 cold case murder

Beaufort County deputies are asking for anyone with information in the shooting death of a 23-year-old man to come forward.

Deputies investigating source of bomb threat called in to school

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office says no explosive device was located after a search at a high school where a bomb threat had been called in Wednesday.

Refiled lawsuit in deadly Beaufort Co. boat crash names former 14th circuit solicitor

A woman who lost her 19-year-old daughter in a boating accident in Beaufort County has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a former solicitor.

Beaufort Co. Sheriff’s Office advising Verizon users to call alternate number for emergencies

Officials with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is advising citizens in the county who use Verizon to call an alternate number for emergencies since the phone company is experiencing connection issues.

Hilton Head Principal issued reprimand by state for “unprofessional conduct”

A Hilton Head Island principal has been issued a reprimand by the state of South Carolina for unprofessional conduct.

Search for missing Hampton County boater enters fourth day

The search for a missing Hampton County teen who went missing from a boat near Parris Island early Sunday morning has entered its fourth day.

Sheriff’s Office identifies body found in vehicle behind Bluffton Target

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office has released the identity of the person whose body was found inside a vehicle behind a Target store in Bluffton Thursday morning.

  Autopsy confirms remains found are those of missing 18-year-old

A teenager reported missing in December from Lobeco in Beaufort County was shot to death, according to deputies.

Beaufort County deputies seek clues in 1975 cold case murder

Forty-four years ago Monday, Beaufort County deputies were called to investigate a woman’s disappearance. It would quickly turn into a murder investigation.

Reward doubled as search continues for teen missing since December

Relatives of a missing South Carolina teenager have doubled the reward for information leading to the Lobeco teen who vanished on his way to school.

Deputies arrest man accused of selling heroin

Beaufort County deputies arrested a man they say sold heroin while he was out on bond for an earlier arrest on heroin and crack cocaine charges.

Boil water advisory lifted for City of Beaufort

Beaufort Jasper Water and Sewer Authority and South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced Wednesday that the latest water sample analyses indicate the water in the City of Beaufort is free from bacteria and is safe for human consumption.

Boil water advisory issued in city of Beaufort

Authorities issued a precautionary boil water advisory for residents in the city of Beaufort after a contractor hit a water line.

South Carolina drivers can now cash in on gas tax

Attention South Carolina drivers! Did you save your gas receipts last year? Starting this year, you can claim a portion of that money you spent on gas on your income taxes.

  Beaufort deputies continue search for missing 18-year-old

Beaufort County deputies are searching for a missing teen whose car was found in a rural area of the county.

Coroner identifies body found on side of road in Beaufort County

The Beaufort County Coroner’s Office has identified the man found on the side of a road in Burton. Lamar Johnson, 41, was discovered on the side of Billy Hill Road at approximately 8:00 a.m., according to a statement by the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office.

  Beaufort County School District board approves expansion plans at two schools

Beaufort County school leaders are tackling growing pains in their district.

Sheriff’s Office locates missing 24-year-old Bluffton woman

With assistance from the public, 24-year-old Kelsie Debyle of Bluffton was safely located by authorities in Georgia.

  Funeral held for Lowcountry DJ ‘Tough Love’

The Lowcountry radio disc jockey known as “Tough Love” who was killed in a shooting last week was laid to rest Monday.

Myrtle Beach woman sentenced to 11 years in prison after deadly DUI crash in Beaufort County

A Myrtle Beach woman was sentenced to 11 years in prison Thursday after killing a 24-year-old man while speeding on the wrong side of the road in Beaufort County in 2016, according to a news release from the 14th Circuit Solicitor’s Office.

  Blue Angels make winter visit to MCAS Beaufort ahead of 2019 air show

The Blue Angels are already planning for their return to the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort Air Show.

Coast Guard suspends Beaufort County ferry operation over safety concerns

Coast Guard Sector Charleston issued orders for a ferry seen transporting cars between Hilton Head and Daufuskie Island to cease all operations.

  Only 2 Lowcountry hospitals get ‘A’ grade in hospital safety study

A new study conducted by a national non-profit rated safety at hospitals across the country but gave mixed reviews for Lowcountry hospitals.

Beaufort Co. teacher’s license revoked amid criminal charges

The South Carolina Board of Education revoked the license of a Beaufort County teacher facing charges that she had sexual relations with and served alcohol to underage students.

One may have been exposed to rabies by raccoon in Beaufort County

State health department officials say a raccoon that tested positive for rabies may have exposed one person in Beaufort County to the virus.

Beaufort Co. deputies investigating skull found near Bristol Sports Arena

Deputies are investigating the discovery of possible human remains on Hilton Head Island.

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.

Deputies investigating theft of construction equipment

Beaufort County deputies are investigating the theft of heavy equipment from a construction site.

  Pilot ejected before military plane crash in Beaufort Co., deputies say

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is asking people to avoid the Grays Hill area were a military plane crash has been reported.

Beaufort business owner arrested after 5 employees accuse him of sexual assault

A Beaufort business owner has been arrested on multiple sexual assault charges.

Plastic bags to be banned in Beaufort County

Businesses in Beaufort County will soon be forbidden from providing single-use plastic bags to customers.

Beaufort deputies recover stolen truck from home invasion, investigation continues

Beaufort County deputies say a viewer tip led to the recovery of a truck stolen after a home invasion on Lady's Island.

Beaufort Co. man reported missing found in woods, hospitalized

Deputies say a 75-year-old Beaufort County man who vanished Thursday afternoon has been found.

DHEC: Stray cat in Beaufort County may have exposed people to rabies

DHEC officials say a stray cat in Beaufort County may have exposed multiple people to rabies.