Wade Livingston, Nieman Storyboard

Wade Livingston

Nieman Storyboard

Bluffton, SC, United States

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Past articles by Wade:

Authenticity and imagery in songwriting, outlaw country style

How an introduction to Jerry Jeff Walker and his kind of music reinforced enduring elements of great storytelling. → Read More

John Prine would want us to feel real life today, and write it with feeling every day

John Prine turned a working man's sensibility and a reporter's keen eye into songs for the ages. A writer and fan offers a middle-of-the-night tribute. → Read More

SC man & 45,000 Americans are searching for owner of this Parris Island Marine ring

A tire-care manager shared a picture on Facebook that went viral of a USMC ring found at the Love’s Travel Stop in Dillon, South Carolina, off Interstate 95, which runs between Parris Island and Camp Lejeune. → Read More

A CA woman with Hilton Head ties has plans for Bluffton historic building, ‘The Rate’

In Bluffton, South Carolina, a building called “The Rate” is part of the town’s historic district. A California woman with Lowcountry ties hopes to restore it. It used to be an ice cream shop and post office. → Read More

SC rocker’s guitar went missing on Hilton Head 10 years ago. Here’s where he found it

Charleston, South Carolina, musician Alan Price lost a Gibson Vintage Original Spec 1957 Les Paul after a show at Monkey Business on Hilton Head a decade ago. The guitar fell out of a car in a traffic circle. → Read More

Strangers were stuck on I-95 in SC snowstorm. Now they’re doing some wedding planning

JetBlue flight attendants Tamar Berg and Candice Skingley had a nightmare commute from New York to Florida to Georgia to their Bluffton, South Carolina, homes during the January Lowcountry snow and ice storm. → Read More

This hero dog is starting a new job

Savannah, Georgia, and Okatie, South Carolina, Labrador retriever “Woody” saved a drowning dock worker’s life in March. He’s getting ready to start a new job, but he still chases stray cats and nags horses. → Read More

A Chinese stealth jet lookalike passed through Savannah-Hilton Head airport. Here’s why

A photo of an airplane similar to a Chinese Chengdu J-20 Mighty Dragon stealth jet at Savannah Hilton Head International Airport really showed a U.S. Marine Corps training prototype bound for North Carolina. → Read More

5 million people saw this Marine’s photobomb at Parris Island. Here’s the backstory

Jevonna Williams, a Marine in Quantico, Virginia, pulled off a heartwarming secret mission to surprise boyfriend Jamil Brown with a viral photobomb at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina. → Read More

The fight over a $100 million Parris Island wrongful death suit continues on appeal

The parents of deceased Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina, recruit Raheel Siddiqui have appealed a Michigan-based U.S. judge’s dismissal of their $100 million wrongful death lawsuit. → Read More

This closed Beaufort Co. resort golf course was accidentally ranked among best in U.S.

Golfweek’s 2019 Ultimate Guide: Top 200 Resort Golf Courses featured five clubs between Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, South Carolina, but a mistake led to the inclusion of Melrose on Daufuskie Island. → Read More

Update: Multiple people shot in Jasper Co. ‘domestic’ incident on Thanksgiving, says sheriff

The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office says one of its deputies was shot while responding to the scene of a domestic violence call early Thanksgiving morning on Bees Creek Road. The deputy’s condition is unknown. → Read More

Before his shocking midterm win, S.C.’s Joe Cunningham traded spikes with ‘Coach Doom’

West Ashley’s Joe Cunningham is poised to be one of two Democrats representing South Carolina in Congress after his surprising win in the midterms over Katie Arrington, who was backed by President Donald Trump. → Read More

Attorney ‘confident’ $100 million lawsuit over Parris Island recruit death will survive

A federal judge in Detroit, Michigan, heard arguments in the $100 million wrongful death lawsuit against the government and Marine Corps filed by the parents of former Parris Island recruit Raheel Sidduiqi. → Read More

Marine, 3 civilians accused in $1.5 million Parris Island razor blade conspiracy, theft

A USMC first sergeant and three civilian workers at U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island were named in a Charleston federal indictment that alleges conspiracy to steal $1.5 million in Gillette razors. → Read More

A new Hilton Head memorial honors kindergarten teacher killed in SC alligator attack

Sea Pines residents have installed a memorial plaque and tree in memory of Cassandra Cline, who was killed by an alligator on Hilton Head Island, S.C., while walking her dog near a lagoon by a golf course. → Read More

Who did this? Sculpture honoring Hilton Head cyclist killed in 2016 vandalized, again

The Town of Hilton Head Island removed a Colingy- area sculpture on Sunday that honors a local cyclist after it was vandalized over the weekend. The town will repair the sculpture, but may relocate it. → Read More

3 generations of Parris Island Marines meet in SC for this ‘extremely rare’ honor

Three generations of Parris Island Marines helped promote now CWO4 Wesley Guarino at his son’s boot camp graduation in the S.C. Lowcountry. Guarino works at MCAS New River near Jacksonville, N.C. → Read More

What’s up with that strange ‘ad’ for Hilton Head in Jonah Hill’s new Netflix show?

New Netflix series “Maniac” stars Jonah Hill, Emma Stone and features a Hilton Head, South Carolina, golf reference in its first episode. The dystopian show highlights mental health, advertising and loneliness. → Read More

‘An act of violence’: How a Sun City woman’s Google search cost her $18,000

Laura Marks clicked a Google ad in her Sun City Hilton Head, South Carolina, home for tech support. She bought firewall protection so strong “the Russians couldn’t hack it.” Months later, she was a scam victim. → Read More