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enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in Nashville, Ga., in 1952. After Boot Camp at Parris Island, he was assigned to MCAS Opa-Locka, working Logistics and Embarkation. He then served in Kadena, Japan, flying missions in and out of Korea supporting operations there. Reassigned to MCAS Cherry Point, he operated out of Roosevelt Roads… Keep Reading


Educator’s Workshop Program available to recruiters, educators

By Marine Corps Recruiting Command Marine Corps Recruiting Command reinstated the Educator’s Workshop Program earlier this summer after more than a year of suspended visits due to COVID-19. The workshops were paused to ensure the safety of the recruits and educators. The return of the program will provide recruiters the opportunity to invite their local… Keep Reading



Beaufort’s Bob Heck, 91, enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in Cleveland in 1948. After Boot Camp at Parris Island, he was assigned to the Marine Barracks in Norfolk, Va. Follow-on tours took him to Lejeune, including a Med deployment, then to Korea where he made the landing at Inchon, helped recapture Seoul and… Keep Reading


A Trail of Footprints

Col. Bradley Ward’s career path has brought him back where he began By Sgt. Dana Beesley The hallowed and historic yellow footprints are every aspiring Marine’s first steps aboard MCRD Parris Island. In 1988, Recruit Bradley Ward found himself on those footprints, and only a few years later Drill Instructor Sgt. Ward was the Marine… Keep Reading


The Island News fares well again at SC Press awards

Reporter Mindy Lucas leads way with 3 1st-place awards From staff reports For the second year in a row, The Island News fared well in the South Carolina Press Association’s yearly newspaper awards. Led by three first-place awards for reporter Mindy Lucas, the newspaper won a total of 14 awards, topping its previous high, 11,… Keep Reading


Boat burns on Beaufort River

Couple escapes flames with no injuries By Mike McCombs Two boaters are safe, but their boat was a total loss after it burned on the water Sunday during a trip up the Beaufort River. A little before noon, a couple from Bluffton were headed upriver toward Beaufort when an engine warning light came on as… Keep Reading