Top headlines for Beaufort County on Monday afternoon + nature photo of the day

Friday’s news roundup for Beaufort County + nature photo of the day

Good afternoon on Monday, Aug. 7.

We’re going to start today’s newsletter with a weather alert. The National Weather Service says Beaufort County is in for another round of storms Monday from about 6 p.m. until about midnight. Wind gusts reaching up to 58 mph and frequent lightning are in the forecast. Please drive carefully if you have to be out in the storm.

Here’s the rest of today’s top news:

1. A burned vehicle containing human remains was found over the weekend in the woods in the Burton community. The deceased person had not been identified as of noon Monday, but an autopsy was planned. Reporter Evan McKenna shares what we know so far.

2. In additional tragic news, a four-vehicle crash on U.S. 278 at Buckwalter Parkway on Sunday evening killed a motorcyclist and sent two drivers to the hospital with injuries. The name of the deceased motorcyclist was not released because the family had not been notified. The highway was closed for several hours.

3. Five restaurants in Beaufort County were cited with “B” grades in July health inspections. All in all, SC DHEC conducted 145 inspections of food-related businesses. How did your favorite fare? Check out this table that lists July’s grades.

4. Tripadvisor released its list of the top 10 attractions on Hilton Head for 2023, and it includes some of the places you might expect, such as Coligny Beach and Shelter Cove. However, the biggest surprises might be what didn’t make the top 10. At least one reader has asked: What about the lighthouse?

Headlines you might have missed over the weekend:

Photo finish

Nicki Francis took this photo on Burkes Beach on Hilton Head Island during the Aug. 1 Supermoon.

Nicki Francis took this photo on Burkes Beach on Hilton Head Island during the Aug. 1 Supermoon.

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