Latest Hilton Head Island News

S Carolina seeks comments on removing toll from coastal road

Sep. 27, 2020 10:27 AM EDT

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina is looking for input on its plans to convert one of the state's two toll roads into a free parkway next summer. The Cross Island Parkway on Hilton Head Island will no longer collect its $1.25 toll next July, the South Carolina Department of Transportation...

South Carolina beach town to consider sea turtle protection

Sep. 10, 2020 4:44 AM EDT

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Officials in a South Carolina island town are proposing an ordinance that would ban beachside homes from disturbing sea turtles by casting light from their properties onto the beach. The Hilton Head Island Town Council is set to consider the proposal next month, The Post...

SC wants $5 million for burning Mount Trashmore clean up

Sep. 6, 2020 12:34 PM EDT

OKATIE, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina sued the owner of a site where a massive pile of trash burned and smoldered for months, demanding $5 million to pay back what the state spent to put out the fire and clean up the site. Able Contracting Inc. and Earlbee LLC accumulated debris in a mound that reached over...