Beaufort County

Patrick Gentry
October 08, 2018 - 12:20 pm
Plastic bags will soon become scarce in another part of South Carolina. The Island Packet of Hilton Head Island reports that a plastic bag ban goes into effect Nov. 1 in Beaufort County. The newspaper reports that it bans "single-use" plastic bags commonly used to carry groceries, takeout food and...
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Patrick Gentry
August 25, 2018 - 12:52 pm
A county in South Carolina did not have a plan on how to handle 911 calls after a lightning strike destroyed a router preventing emergency calls from cellphones. CenturyLink, which provides 911 service for Beaufort County, said the lightning strike on Aug. 19 stopped cellphone 911 calls while...
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Patrick Gentry
August 16, 2018 - 10:28 am
Local TV stations reported Wednesday that single-use plastic bags businesses provide to their customers will be forbidden this fall in Beaufort County. The county along with several cities enacted an ordinance banning the bags that goes into effect Nov. 1, and businesses that violate it may be...
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Patrick Gentry
July 04, 2018 - 2:48 pm
How did the alligator cross the road? With some help from police officers in South Carolina. Beaufort County deputies helped direct traffic Friday after the 8-foot (2.5-meter) alligator was seen walking around construction equipment and rubble piles near a road project on Hilton Head Island. The...
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