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The National Weather Service in Charleston (www.erh.noaa.gov/chs/) issued a special weather statement advising anyone working outside to move inland until after sunset.
A sea breeze is moving inland across the state's coastal counties, as well as Chatham County Georgia, this afternoon, bringing with it more humid air, according to the weather service.
The added humidity combined with high temperatures will produce heat index values of 112 to 116 degrees through 7 p.m., according to the statement.
The Internal Revenue Service has stripped 3,048 South Carolina nonprofit groups -- including some that serve Beaufort County -- of their tax-exempt status for failing to file financial information with the agency for the past three years.
A heat advisory is in effect until 8 p.m. for the Lowcountry, including Allendale, Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper counties, with heat index values of around 105 degrees, according to the National Weather Service in Charleston (www.erh.noaa.gov/chs/).
Residents are being urged to take precautions to prevent heat stroke and other heat-related illness, due to the high temperatures and moderate humidity.
After two anxious years of searching for a new title sponsor, the Heritage is secure for the next five years, officials announced Thursday.
It took 15 minutes and six votes for Heritage Classic Foundation chairman Simon Fraser to place the final piece of a complicated puzzle that's taken 24 months to put together.
Input from residents of Hilton Head Island and rumors in northern Beaufort County are already having an impact on the local redistricting process and could help determine how political lines look for the next decade.
A news release from the PGA Tour issued this morning confirms Gov. Nikki Haley's 'major announcement' scheduled for 1 p.m. in the Stewart Ballroom at Harbour Town Golf Links will be about the future of the Heritage Golf Tournament.
The release says PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem and Heritage Classic Foundation officials will join Haley for her announcement, according to the news release.
Check www.islandpacket.com throughout the day for more on this story, including coverage of the announcement.
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Gov. Nikki Haley will be on Hilton Head Island today to make what Mayor Drew Laughlin expects will be a long-awaited announcement that the endangered Heritage golf tournament has been saved.
About 10 families living on heirs property near Squire Pope Road might be given more time to move off of the land, which soon will be owned by the Town of Hilton Head Island, town officials say.
Gov. Haley to make 'major announcement' tomorrow at Harbour Town. Mayor Laughlin says it's about #heritagehhi. More at islandpacket.com
Check www.islandpacket.com on Thursday for more on this story.