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A Day at the Beach

It was as perfect a day as one could ask for as this woman throws a chew toy into the surf for her dogs to chase Sunday afternoon at Hunting Island State Park’s South Beach. Despite being a “red flag” day, several people waded into the surf to play. Photos by Bob Sofaly. Keep Reading

Lowcountry Outdoors/News


A tourist stops to take a picture Monday of Fripp Inlet from the deck of the newly rebuilt Hunting Island Pier. The pier, originally built in the early 1980s by local businessman Joseph A. Mix, was named Paradise Pier but given to the S.C. Department of Parks Recreation and Tourism a few years later and… Keep Reading



Above: Finding shade on the beach at Hunting Island State Park is no problem as most people bring their own in the form of canopies, as seen here on Monday, Labor Day. Besides getting a day off from school and work, Labor Day also marks the traditional last day of Summer. Photos by Bob Sofaly. Keep Reading

Lowcountry Life


Ron Callari got this photo of Queenie, a 95-year old resident of Habersham, recently when she decided to take one of Hunting Island’s Beach-Mobiles for a test run. To submit a Lowcountry Life photo, you must be the photographer or have permission to submit the photo to be published in The Island News. Please submit… Keep Reading


Saturday is National Lighthouse Day

Above: The Old Hunting Island Light Station. Photo courtesy of Friends of Hunting Island. By Theodore Panayotoff On August 7, 1789, President George Washington signed into law the ninth act passed by the very first Congress of the United States of America. The Public Works Act brought the lighthouses of the new country, then about… Keep Reading

Lowcountry Outdoors/News

Winds of change blow hard on Hunting Island

Weatherford fired as manager of popular state park By Mike McCombs Beaufort residents have gotten used to change, as it pertains to one of the area’s crown jewels – Hunting Island State Park. The wind and water have changed the island drastically over the past two decades. But here’s a change that patrons of one of South… Keep Reading