Beaufort County

Port Royal man found hiding in closet of home he broke into twice sentenced

(photo: 14th Judicial Circuit Court) Beaufort, SC (WOLO) — The 14th Judicial Circuit court says 22 year old Ben Reed IV guilty of burglarizing the same home twice getting away with guns and electronics. According to Jacob McFadden who prosecuted the case, Reed has been sentenced to at least 27 years in prison for burglarizing a home two times in…

State to Investigate Fires on Beaufort County School Buses

BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) _ The South Carolina Department of Education is assembling a team to investigate why Beaufort County has been the site of half of the state's school bus fires so far this school year.

BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) _ The South Carolina Department of Education is assembling a team to investigate why Beaufort County has been the site of half of the state’s school bus fires so far this school year. Agency spokesman Dino Teppara tells The Island Packet of Hilton Head that a group of Columbia transportation officials and state staff will conduct a…