• Gov. Nikki Haley will visit Ridgeland on Wednesday, Nov. 2 for a Team South Carolina Hurricane Matthew relief event, according to a news release.

    Team South Carolina Lowcountry Day will be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Jasper County's Farmers Market at 9935 South Jacob Smart Blvd. It will serve residents impacted by the storm from Jasper, Beaufort, Colleton and Hampton counties.

    The Team South Carolina event will serve as a one-stop where residents can find out about resources available to families and businesses to aid recovery.


Thomas Heyward’s 28-14 win last Friday against visiting Palmetto Christian was a team effort that kept alive the Rebels’ SCISA Region 2-A title hopes.

“The coaches called a great game,” the Rebels’ Trey Grier said.

The Rebels, who lost the prior week, improved to 5-3 overall and 3-1 in the region. Friday, the team hosts Colleton Prep (7-1, 4-0) with a chance to at least tie for the regular-season crown.

Dorchester (5-4, 3-1) visits Palmetto Christian (5-5, 3-2).

“It’s a great rebound win,” Rebels coach Nic Shuford said. “We needed it.”


Hurricane Matthew’s aftermath was highlighted by downed trees and power lines and the thousands who went days without power.

The storm quickly tore through the county. Its destruction was so formidable that our county was designated a natural disaster area. We’re left with an unknown timetable for recovery.

But the storm showcased something else, something inspiring. Almost immediately after the Category 2 storm moved on, the community rallied to help each other.

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Carteret Street United Methodist Church hosted its annual Trunk or Treat event. 

Vehicles decorated in spooky and friendly Halloween decor took over the church's parking lot Wednesday as children of all ages donned their best costumes as they searched for candy and other goodies.