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Coroner identifies MUSC employee killed in electrical accident at research building

Officials have identified a 41-year-old man killed in an electrical accident last month while working at the Medical University of South Carolina's campus. Jeremiah Wiggins died the morning of July 8 at the Strom Thurmond/Gazes research building, 114 Doughty St., while working on an electrical panel, according to Charleston County Coroner Bobbi Jo O’Neal.
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Beaufort Police Dept. investigating shots fired incident

BEAUFORT, S.C. (WTGS) — The Beaufort Police Department is investigating a shots fired incident they responded to around 1:45 p.m., Wednesday afternoon, according to officials. Officers responded to the area of Carteret Street and Port Republic Street in response to reports of shots being fired. Witnesses told police the...
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Legendary Beaufort sandwich shop boasts an unusual business model

BEAUFORT — Marie Lewis, who's operated the cash register at Alvin Ord's sandwich shop for nearly 40 years, has a feel for which customers she can mess with. The foul-mouthed recruits who come in from Parris Island, for example. "You'll get Marines in here that are using barracks talk,"...

Group in Beaufort conducting search for Stuart’s Town

BEAUFORT, Sc. (WTOC) - A group in the city of Beaufort is digging holes all around the city, looking for something they might not ever be able to find. It’s called the search for Stuart’s Town. “There was a Scottish colony somewhere in this locality, it was founded...

Coroner identifies worker electrocuted at MUSC in July

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The Charleston County Coroner’s Office on Tuesday released the identity of a man who was electrocuted while working on equipment at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) last month. Jeremiah Wiggins, 41, of Walterboro, died while working on an electrical panel in the Strom Thurmond Research Building on the morning […]

Family displaced, 2 injured, in early morning Burton fire

An early morning fire Tuesday, Aug. 9, in Shell Point resulted in injuries and left a family homeless. Just before 2 a.m. today, emergency crews from the Burton Fire District and Parris Island Fire Department, along with Beaufort County EMS and the Beaufort County Sherriff’s Office, responded to a reported house fire on L.H. Nelson Drive.

Walterboro man killed while doing electrical work at MUSC; death under investigation

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — MUSC Public Safety is investigating the on-campus death of a man that occurred in July. According to the Charleston County Coroner's Office, 41-year-old Jeremiah Wiggins was working on an electrical panel in the Strom Thurmond Research Building when he was electrocuted. Wiggins, who is from Walterboro, died at 9:49 a.m. on the morning of July 8.

Cougars Begin Practice

The first week of August could only mean one thing for the Colleton County Cougars-the begging of football seasons. Coach Kristopher Howell welcomed over 45 varsity players and 45-50 junior varsity players for the beginning of fall practice. Begging his second full season as head football coach, Howell is hoping...

Veteran of the Week – David Tafoya

Beaufort’s David Tafoya, 34, joined the United States Marine Corps in Chicago in 2006. After boot camp in San Diego and combat training, he became an Aviation Ordnance Technician and was assigned to MCAS Beaufort. He deployed to Afghanistan. While at MCAS he volunteered as a Reserve Deputy with...

Conference highlights students’ research in psychology and neuroscience

This summer, several Furman students have been preoccupied by stress, anxiety, trauma and fear – from an academic perspective, at least. The 15th annual Psychology and Neuroscience Summer Research Conference on July 26 highlighted studies on those topics and others, including memory, rest, taste and health behaviors. In two morning poster sessions in Plyler Hall, students displayed projects such as “Predator Odor Fear Conditioning Model of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Rats and Mice” and “Using Latent Class Analysis to Examine Behavior Patterns Among First-Year College Students.” Attendees of an afternoon session saw presentations like “Resting State EEG Correlates of Memory Consolidation in ADHD” and “The Impact of Taste Experience During Early Development on Latent Taste and Neural Processing.” Finally, students and faculty wrapped the afternoon up with the ultimate brain food: ice cream sundaes.

Beaufort County principals of the year honored before classes resume

The Beaufort County School District announced its principals and assistant principals of the year just before the end of its summer break. Classes are scheduled to begin for the 2022-23 academic year on Monday. Winter break is scheduled for Dec. 20 to Jan. 4, spring break is April 7-14, and the school year will end June 2.

5 Tips for Adopting a Pet

Savannah, GA. (WSAV) – Here at WSAV we love our pets! That’s why throughout the month of August, we are partnering with our parent company to help clear the shelters. Giving these adorable fur-babies a second chance at a beautiful life at their fur-ever homes!. There are so...


Beaufort Academy gets 2022-23 school year underway. Beaufort Academy welcomed 325 students and 55 teachers and staff members back to its Lady’s Island campus on Tuesday morning, Aug. 9, getting the 2022-23 started. BA was the first school to start the school year in The Island News’ coverage area of northern Beaufort County.

Living between two of America’s best cities isn’t obvious

It is Sunday, and I’m in Port Royal. It is early, warm, and by 10:30 it will be certifiably hot, unwise and unlawful to operate machinery heavy or otherwise. But, inevitably, somebody will fire-up their Husqvarna 128LD weed whacker and attempt to enhance their residential curb appeal. This morning...

Hitting the field

As the first day of the school year approached, so approached the opening kickoff of the high school football season. And the area’s squads took to the fields recently and started working in preparation of the season’s first games later this month and early next month. For the...
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Sumako Mori Lavigne

Sumako Mori Lavigne of Ridgeland, SC, peacefully passed away at her home on Aug. 3, 2022 at the age of 91. She is survived by her husband, Amos Lavigne, Jr.; children Victor Lavigne (Savannah, Georgia) with wife Martha, and Susan Waite (Ridgeland) with husband Randy; grandchildren Christina Lang (Ridgeland) with husband Steven, Michael Waite (Ridgeland) with wife Madeline, and Randy Waite, Jr. (Bluffton) with wife Mandy; and great-grandchildren Hunter, Gracie and Brooke Lang; Benjamin Waite; and Fischer and Dillon Waite.