Beaufort County

  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.

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

CenturyLink customers could experience issues calling 911 in Jasper County

New machines available to Lowcountry voters this week

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

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

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

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

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

  Coroner identifies couple found dead inside Hilton Head home

Marine sentenced in accidental shooting at Air Station Beaufort

One dead, another hospitlized after overnight crash in Beaufort County

  Beaufort Co. group holds procession, prayer vigil in stand against crime

  Lowcountry to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Monday

Celebrations across the Lowcountry and the state will join the list of tributes nationwide for civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the federal holiday named in his honor.

  SCHP: One dead in Beaufort Co. crash

One person died Saturday afternoon in a car crash in Beaufort County.

  Wildlife organization: Opossum beaten with clubs on Hilton Head Island golf course

A wildlife rehab organization says an opossum was beaten with clubs at a Hilton Head Island golf course.

Victim died from smoke inhalation, thermal injuries in trailer home fire in Beaufort Co.

Authorities are investigating after emergency crews found a body after extinguishing a trailer home fire in Beaufort County.

  Missing 89-year-old Beaufort Co. man found safe and unharmed

Law enforcement performing active shooter training at Beaufort Co. elementary school

Crews discover body after extinguishing trailer home fire in Beaufort County

Man facing additional charges in deadly shooting over Beaufort Co. card game, deputies say

  Deputies looking for man accused of shoplifting at Beaufort Co. Best Buy

  Deputies charge man after gun battle kills one man, injures another in Beaufort Co.

Beaufort Co. family loses home in Christmas day fire

A Christmas day fire forced a family of five out of their St. Helena Island home.

Description released of suspects sought in fatal shooting at Lowcountry church

The shooting happened at the Lord of Life Lutheran Church on 351 Buckwalter Parkway on Monday and took the life of 18-year-old Trey Blackshear of Hilton Head Island.

  Several communities record more than 6 inches of rainfall in 48 hours

A soggy start to Christmas week is finally giving way to a nice Christmas Day forecast.

Police searching for 2 in fatal shooting at Lowcountry church

Police officers are searching for two suspects following a fatal shooting at a Lowcountry church parking lot in Beaufort County.

  FIRST ALERT: Flash flood watch to continue into Tuesday morning

A flash flood watch will continue through Tuesday morning for much of South Carolina.

One dead, injuries reported following I-95 multi-car accident in Yemassee

One person is dead and injuries were reported following a multi-car accident on I-95 in Yemassee Sunday afternoon.

  Family holds vigil, seeking answers in 16-year-old’s suspicious death

A family in Beaufort County is still pleading for answers more than a month-and-a-half after their loved one’s suspicious death.

Hilton Head airport expanding flight options for travelers

The airport is adding several flights starting in March.

  Coroner releases cause of death of 5-year-old killed in Christmas parade

The coroner has released the cause of death of a 5-year-old who was killed in an accident during a Christmas parade in Bluffton.

17-year-old shot, killed overnight in Beaufort County

A 17-year-old is dead after a shooting overnight in Beaufort.

  Bluffton community holds vigil for 5-year-old killed in accident at Christmas parade

Family and friends came together Thursday evening to remember the life of a boy who was killed in an accident at a Christmas parade.

Second suspect arrested after home and cars struck by bullets in Beaufort Co.

One man has been arrested and another is being sought after gunshots struck a home and parked vehicles in Beaufort County.

Lowcountry mother accused of choking her two children over Christmas party

Police officers have arrested a Lowcountry mother accused of choking her two children over a Christmas party.

  Family devastated after 5-year-old dies at SC Christmas parade

The accident involved a parade float and 5-year-old Ameer Frazier in the Red Cedar Elementary School parking lot, according to Bluffton Police Captain Joe Babiewicz.

A month later, deputies still looking for clues in teenager’s death

It has been a month since a 16-year-old’s body was found in a marsh. Deputies hope someone who knows something about his death will finally come forward.

Ribaut Road lanes reopen after crash

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office says a roadway partially blocked by a crash has been cleared.

Buttigieg to participate in minimum wage roundtable in N. Charleston Sunday

Presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg will return to the Lowcountry Sunday where he will meet with fast-food workers fighting for a higher minimum wage.

South Carolina man arrested for fatal DUI accident that killed two drivers

Troopers have arrested a South Carolina man for a fatal DUI accident in Beaufort County that killed two drivers.

Free parking in Beaufort for the holidays

Finding parking in downtown Beaufort can be tough. The city is trying to make things a little bit easier by giving shoppers and residents an early holiday gift.

Dog who saved owner from fire honored by Lowcountry firefighters

A dog in Beaufort got a pretty special honor on Tuesday.

  Video released of car chase which led to trooper’s firing

Authorities have released video of a car chase involving a state trooper who later got fired for shooting his gun during the pursuit.

Beaufort County working to diversify their economy

A new business is moving in to Beaufort County.

  Deputies investigate social media post about high school student bringing rifle to campus

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is investigating whether charges will be filed against a high school student who had a hunting rifle in his vehicle at school.

  SC trooper fired after using service weapon during chase with suspect

A South Carolina Highway Patrol trooper has been terminated after firing his weapon during a chase with a suspect from Beaufort County into Colleton County in October.

  Report: SC McDonald’s serves Charleston man sweet tea with three bags of weed

A Charleston man said a sweet tea he purchased through a McDonald’s drive thru came with three bags of weed.

Deputies to increase presence at Saturday event after rumors of threat

Beaufort County deputies are investigating a concern about a possible shooting at a cultural celebration on St. Helena Island this weekend.

No clear cause of death after autopsy on teen found in marsh

An autopsy on a 16-year-old found in a Beaufort County marsh did not determine what caused the boy’s death.

  Coroner identifies teen’s body found near boat landing in Beaufort Co. marsh

An autopsy will be scheduled at MUSC by the Beaufort County coroner’s office.

Lawsuit claims Beaufort Co. student sexually assaulted during hazing incident

A lawsuit claims that a student at Beaufort High School was sexually assaulted during a hazing ritual by the wrestling team.

  Report of student with firearm result of student’s joke, deputies say

Beaufort County deputies say they determined there was no credible threat at a high school where a 911 call reported a student had a firearm.

2 killed, 1 injured in 3-vehicle crash on Hwy 170 in Beaufort Co.

South Carolina State troopers say two people were killed in a wreck in Beaufort County Monday night.

Hilton Head Island wants community input to revamp parks

Hilton Head Island is looking to revamp its parks and recreation amenities. They are looking for community involvement to make sure the changes they are making will actually help the community and make the island a better place to live.

Hilton Head mayor reflects on D.C. trip, meeting President Trump

An Oct. 16 trip to Washington D.C. allowed the mayor of Hilton Head Island and his daughter to attend a reception at the most famous house in America.

Investigators looking for leads in 2003 Beaufort Co. cold case

Deputies say a number of witnesses were in the house when it happened, but none were “effectively identified.”

  Deputies searching for 18-year-old in shootout at gas station

Beaufort County deputies say they are searching for a man who fired shots in the parking lot of a St. Helena Island gas station Wednesday.

Beaufort Co. preparing ahead of Tropical Storm Nestor

Places in the Lowcountry saw a lot of wind and some downed trees during Hurricane Dorian, but not a lot of rain. Since this weekend’s forecast is changing that, Bluffton officials are preparing just in case.

Bluffton kicks off week-long arts and seafood festival

Thousands of people in Bluffton will spend the next week celebrating their community and all it has to offer. The party, now in its 15th year, is one of the biggest events in the town.

Autopsy confirms 70-year-old Beaufort County woman was victim of homicide

Theresa Coker was found dead in her home on the morning of Oct. 9.

Beaufort County testing new voting machines

Beaufort County voters had a chance to preview South Carolina’s new voting machines on Friday so they can be comfortable with them on November 5th.

Hilton Head Island medical clinics recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Healthcare professionals stress that early detection saves lives when it comes to breast cancer, and that it all starts with a trip to your doctor’s office.

  Family on vacation finds more than a half-a-million dollars worth of cocaine at SC beach

A family on vacation found more than a half-a-million dollars worth of cocaine at a Lowcountry beach this past weekend.

Water shut down scheduled for area of Beaufort

The Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority is warning residents in the Beaufort area about a water shutdown this week.

  Dog honored after waking owner up during Beaufort County house fire

A fire that took place overnight Sunday has left a man displaced, but it could have been a lot worse if his best friend hadn’t been around.

Hilton Head Island named No. 1 Island in the U.S. for 3rd straight year

Hilton Head Island has been voted the No. 1 Island in the U.S. for the third consecutive year by Condé Nast Traveler.

Lowcountry residents feast on shrimp at Beaufort festival

The Beaufort Shrimp Festival was in full swing on Saturday. With it, entertainment and attractions from all over the city and country.

Beaufort County testing new voting machines ahead of election

Friday, Oct. 4 is the last day to register to vote in Beaufort County along with several other South Carolina counties, and now, the entire state will have a new voting system.

Town of Yemassee increases voting population by around 150 people

Local elections are just a month away and the Town of Yemassee has recently annexed multiple properties - adding around 150 voters.

  Sheriff: Girl armed with knives threatened to kill boy over crush at elementary school

Authorities in South Carolina say a girl brought two kitchen knives to her elementary school and threatened to kill a boy who had a crush on another girl.

  SC Department of Education releases report cards on schools, districts

The South Carolina Department of Education released school, district and state report cards Tuesday morning.

Deputies release surveillance image in Hilton Head armed robbery

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone who recognizes a man shown in a surveillance photo to come forward.

One killed in single-vehicle crash in Beaufort County

The South Carolina Highway Patrol said one person died in a single-vehicle crash early Sunday morning.

SNAP recipients in areas affected by Hurricane Dorian to receive automatic replacement of benefits

The South Carolina Department of Social Services announced Thursday counties and zip codes eligible to receive automatic replacement of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits because of losses from Hurricane Dorian.

Beaufort Co. detectives believe new technology could help solve cold case murder

Detectives in Beaufort County are looking into the murder of a woman that happened more than 30 years ago.

Walmart will trade old car seats for gift cards

Walmart is spending the second half of National Baby Safety Month with a promotion to collect old car seats.

SC deputies: Twins arrested for breaking into cars during hurricane evacuation

South Carolina authorities say they have arrested twins accused of breaking into vehicles during the evacuation for Hurricane Dorian.

  Hurricane Dorian impacts sea turtle nests on Hunting Island

Sea turtle nesting season is almost over, and with Dorian coming, conservationists were worried about what would happen to the eggs that have not hatched.

Lowcountry school districts reopening after Dorian

As of Sunday, school districts across the Lowcountry had confirmed their plans to reopen Monday morning after Hurricane Dorian’s close pass along the coastline.

St. Helena Island residents recover after Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian barreled its way along Florida and grazed Georgia before striking the Carolinas. Now, residents are working to recover from the storm that left some areas untouched, and others with severe property damage.