Drew Martin, The Island Packet

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Past articles by Drew:

Water cannon salute or a mist? Delta touches down on Hilton Head to drought conditions

Delta Air Lines first flight lands at Hilton Head Island Airport with direct, non-stop flights to both Atlanta and LaGuardia. Plane was met by a water cannon salute turned mist because of hot weather, drought. → Read More

Bond is set in Beaufort fatal boat wreck, jailer approaches Paul Murdaugh with chains

Beaufort County jailer approaches Paul Murdaugh with chains after Judge Steven John sets bond for 20-year-old charged with three felonies in Beaufort County fatal boat wreck → Read More

Jury shown video from Hilton Head shooting, narrated by a friend of Dominique Williams

Jestin Morrow takes the stand and goes step-by-step over surveillance video from Coligny Circle Park. → Read More

Dogs at new Beaufort County shelter experience a four-star stay until adopted

The Beaufort County Animal Services and Hilton Head Humane Association's new complex in Okatie, S.C. → Read More

Defending RBC Heritage champion starts tournament with tee shot into Calibogue Sound

RBC Heritage opening ceremony with defending champion Satoshi Kodaira hits ceremonial tee shot into Calibogue Sound. → Read More

‘This year’s Heritage is our Heritage’: Hilton Head’s RBC opens with cannon blast

Opening ceremonies for the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing kicked off Monday with the ceremonial tee shot and cannon firing from the 18th green of Harbour Town Golf Links in Sea Pines on Hilton Head Island SC. → Read More

A piece of maritime history pulled from a Hilton Head creek. But can it still be saved?

Daphne Withrow, a nurse and legal partner with Olivetti, McCray & Withrow, LLC on Hilton Head Island, SC says owner Mark Mineur believes the O.A. Bloxom, an oyster buyboat built in Maryland in 1901, is worth saving. → Read More

Here’s how police paid tribute to Bluffton teen who died from cancer

Michael Mugrage, a Bluffton, South Carolina, teenager who died from cancer last week, received police funeral honors at his celebration of life on Wednesday because he was an honorary Bluffton officer. → Read More

As Sun City Hilton Head fills up, it looks for a new place to grow. Here's where

Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head, South Carolina, opens model homes as Sun City Hilton Head in Bluffton, Hardeeville submits master plan to continue development in Jasper County in July 2018. → Read More

Have $4.9M and want to ride out the next hurricane? This Lowcountry house is for you

The monolithic dome home on Sullivan's Island near Charleston, S.C. is on the market for $4.9 million → Read More

Portuguese man-of-war washes up on Hilton Head Island beach over Memorial Day weekend Monday, May, 28, 2018 in South Carolina

Lowcountry resident Meghan Klunk photographed this Portuguese man-of-war on the south end of Hilton Head Island's beach in Beaufort County, South Carolina over the Memorial Day weekend. → Read More

Beaufort South Carolina's Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park's pilings are being fixed on May 10, 2018.

The City of Beaufort is spending $332,500 to repair the pilings under Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park on May 10, 2018 they hope to have finished by June, 2018. McSweeney Engineers is overseeing the work conducted by Cape Romain Contractors - both based out of Charleston. → Read More

Three things to know about Monday's soggy Heritage opening ceremonies

Rain may have kept the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing cannon from firing, but tournament play is expected to see brighter days. → Read More

Dinosaurs descend on the Lowcountry, shows in Savannah start today and last through the weekend

Hey Lowcountry parents, are your kids hounding you to see the dinosaur show at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center on Hutchinson Island this weekend? → Read More

Beaufort County wing lovers brave cold at eatery’s grand opening

Buffalo Wild Wings in Bluffton gives away wings for a year to the first 100 customers at its grand opening → Read More

Beaufort County School District elementary school children offer messages of hope to victims of Hurricane Harvey

Project at Hilton Head Island Elementary School has children write words of encouragement to those affected by Hurricane Harvey. → Read More

Tourists and locals appear on the beach of Hilton Head ISland to witness solar eclipse

Cloud cover and rain made viewing Monday’s solar eclipse fate was sealed, and then this happened → Read More

Tornadoes miss Beaufort County, but damage reported in surrounding areas

Storms and possibly tornadoes tore through the region last night. There is significant damage in Garden City, Ga., just outside of Savannah, and another storm carrying tornado warnings brought down trees and powerlines in Walterboro. → Read More