Bringing Our Community Together


Tragic ending to search for missing boater

From staff reports The search for a woman missing since a boating accident in the early hours of Feb. 25 came to a tragic conclusion Sunday afternoon, when the body of 19-year-old Mallory Beach was found in the Broad River near Habersham subdivision just west of the Broad River Bridge.   An autopsy confirmed Beach… Keep Reading


Jacobs named county administrator

After a nationwide search, Beaufort County Council has unanimously selected Ashley M. Jacobs as the next Beaufort County Administrator.  Jacobs has accepted the position and will start on Monday, April 15.  “Selecting a county administrator is the most important hire Beaufort County Council undertakes,” Beaufort County Council Chairman Stu Rodman said. “The knowledge, experience, and… Keep Reading


Reconstruction Era National Park clears Congressional hurdle

Congress last week passed the largest public lands package in a decade, including a measure that permanently reauthorizes the Land and Water Conservation Fund, with broad bipartisan support. The wide-reaching legislation hits close to home because it also expands the Reconstruction Era National Monument and redesignates it as a national historical park. The bill authorizes… Keep Reading


Eagles’ comeback spoiled in shootout

Beaufort High’s girls opened their season at home against Oceanside Collegiate on Tuesday, losing in penalties after playing to a 2-2 draw. The Eagles trailed 2-0 at halftime before Caroline Louw scored a pair of second-half goals to pull Beaufort even. The Landsharks outscored the Eagles 4-3 in penalties to earn the win. Beaufort (0-1)… Keep Reading


Curtain closes on 13th annual Beaufort International Film Festival

The curtain closed on the 13th annual Beaufort International Film Festival as legendary actor, author, chef and opera singer Paul Sorvino was awarded the Pat Conroy Lifetime Achievement Award. Movie and TV hairstylist, makeup artist and activist Joyce Gilliard was presented the prestigious “Behind The Scenes” Award. Filmmakers, film lovers and fans of the festival… Keep Reading


JACOB Kit expands to Burton middle schools

With installation of bleeding control kits in Whale Branch Middle School last week, the JACOB Kit program has now expanded to cover every elementary and middle school classroom in the Burton Fire District.   On Tuesday, Feb. 26, Burton Fire District firefighters, Beaufort County EMS personnel, and local retired CIA officer Ed Lovette installed 45… Keep Reading


Roast of the Town

Beaufort Charities’ annual oyster roast a success Photo above: John Clary, center, dumps out a batch of freshly steamed oysters. Other volunteers would then place the oysters in the black pails for patrons to enjoy. Photos by Bob Sofaly. Keep Reading


Williams named executive director of Open Land Trust

Kristin Williams has assumed the post as executive director of the Beaufort County Open Land Trust following a year as director of stewardship, a position in which she was responsible for all management activities related to the trust’s 137 fee properties and conservation easements. Williams brings with her 10 years of leadership in environmental protection… Keep Reading


Together We Read

Local students visit USCB for ‘Read Across America’ Above: Joseph Lankowski, left, a student at USCB, reads Dr. Seussí Green Eggs and Ham to students from Hardeeville Elementaryís pre-K class Friday during Read Across America. Lankowski and professor Rena Kratky (not shown) teamed up to read the classic book in both English and Spanish. Photo… Keep Reading

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