T. Michael Boddie, The Island Packet

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Her lost exotic cat was found. Now Lowcountry owner is working on another rescue

An exotic African cat went missing in Orangeburg, S.C. six months after a similar Hardeeville cat named Toby escaped returned home. Toby’s owner says the search for Noah (the Orangeburg cat) is continuing, but Toby is home and healthy. → Read More

Here’s the latest on the latest buoy to wash up on a Hilton Head beach

A large buoy washed up on the Port Royal Plantation beach on Hilton Head Island less than a year after the same incident occurred on a different Hilton Head beach. The buoy was used by the U.S. Coast Guard for navigation. → Read More

Here's how a Lowcountry company just grew its Midlands territory

Peacock Automotive, an automotive company based in Hardeeville, South Carolina, that operates several Hilton Head dealerships, recently purchased Jim Hudson Hyundai and Genesis in Columbia, expanding the company's presence in the Midlands. → Read More

'It brings everybody back home.' Beaufort Co. neighbors uphold 26-year-old tradition

Homeowners at Shammy Creek Landing on Ladys Island in Beaufort, South Carolina, have had a neighborhood "get-together" every Independence Day, acknowledging active duty military family members and honoring the fallen, for 26 years. → Read More

Hitting the highway for the July 4th holiday? Here's what to expect in South Carolina

Millions of Americans plan to hit the road for the Independence Day holiday week. AAA offers Lowcountry residents a look at what gas prices, traffic and weather when they hit the road. → Read More

Need new floors in your home? This recently opened Beaufort store has got you covered

A full-service flooring store — Phoenix Flooring and Design LLC — opened recently in Beaufort, South Carolina. The co-owners boast a unique wood flooring that's only available at the Savannah Highway location. → Read More

SC biologists continue to study an invasive shrimp species

Residents haven't heard from SCDNR about the invasive Asian tiger shrimp in a few years. The department is still determining if it is a threat to the Lowcountry, South Carolina, white shrimp population. → Read More

A lasting memory: Family suggests a unique way to honor young Hilton Head crash victim

The grandmother of Charli Bobinchuck, the 11-year-old Hilton Head, South carolina, girl who was killed by car last week, has asked that mourners put a piece of blue tape with 'Charli' written on it in their cars to remember the victim. → Read More

See a pet in a locked, hot car? Here's what Beaufort Co. police say you can do

South Carolina has laws outlining animal abandonment, but nothing about specifically leaving animals in a car. Local police encourage Beaufort County residents to call them if they see an abandoned or distressed pet. → Read More

Lowcountry naturalist has a passion for our animals. And now an Emmy, too

A state-wide television show about Lowcountry wildlife won a regional Emmy award for Best On-Air Talent/Host last week. The show featured the passionate host and local fire department rescuing a bald eagle and returning it to its nest. → Read More

Sea level rise could put thousands of homes in this SC county at risk, study says

Thousands of properties along South Carolina's coast, including Beaufort County and Hilton Head Island, could be subject to chronic flooding in the next 30 years, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists. → Read More

'This is the dog that I need.' Julio finds a home after 5 years in Lowcountry shelter

Julio, an American bulldog and pit bull mix, lived at Rogue Rescue and Sanctuary in Bluffton for five years after being rescued. He was finally given a home and family on Hilton Head Island on June 7. → Read More

Who's that Lowcountry teen appearing in the upcoming 'Halloween' reboot?

A teen hip-hop dancer and kung fu black belt from Bluffton has kicked off his acting career with a role in the new 'Halloween' movie, which was filmed in North Charleston. The film will be released October 19. → Read More

A long-standing Port Royal store will close its doors. Here's why

The Port Royal Sears Hometown store, one of 13 localized versions of the parent appliance store in South Carolina, is in liquidation and is closing down after 14 years of service. An official closing date has not yet been specified. → Read More

New 'Halloween' trailer features bits and pieces of scenes filmed in the Lowcountry

The trailer for the new 'Halloween' film, released on Friday, June 8, puts star Jamie Lee Curtis in the heart of the Lowcountry. Charleston residents can recognize various parts of the city shown in the film scenes. → Read More

Owner opts to have pit bull mix involved in Hilton Head graduation party attack put down

The owner of a pit bull mix that attacked a woman Friday night in Hilton Head decided to have the dog put down over the weekend. In South Carolina, if a dog attacks a person, the owner must choose either to quarantine or euthanize the animal. → Read More

A secret ingredient in a Hilton Head man's Big Mac got him arrested, deputies say

Beaufort County deputies arrested a man after finding marijuana in his burger on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 during a traffic stop on Hilton Head Island. Cocaine was also later found in the suspect's wallet at Beaufort County Detention Center. → Read More

How Beaufort County volunteers are making life easier for nesting sea turtles

Hilton Head Island, SC had just 32 sea turtle nesting sites on May 31, 2018 in contrast to 73 on the same date in 2017. Marine biologist Amber Kuehn and sea turtle protection volunteers predict low nesting numbers for the season. → Read More