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Plunging into 2019

Record numbers turn out for annual Pelican Plunge Nearly 1,000 people took advantage of warmer-than-average weather Tuesday, Jan. 1, for the 10th annual Pelican Plunge at Hunting Island State Park. The temperature in Northern Beaufort County reached an unseasonable 79 degrees. Water temperature in the surf at the popular state park was a tepid 58… Keep Reading


New Year, New You? Time for a Body Makeover

Diet and exercise. It’s the go-to strategy most doctors recommend to lose weight and stay healthy. But does it really work? Mac Mitchell had his doubts. Now in his 60s, the Beaufort contractor had been living on a steady diet of fast food and snacks for most of his life. Long past the years when… Keep Reading


County Council members sworn in, leadership elected

The Beaufort County Council has been sworn in for the new terms and new leadership has been elected after an initial mishap. New County Council Members Chris Hervochon (District 8), Mark Lawson (District 9) and Joseph F. Passiment, Jr. (District 6), were sworn in on Jan. 2, while re-elected Council Members Stewart H. Rodman (District… Keep Reading



BHS girls run winning streak to six games Beaufort High’s girls basketball team picked up where it left off before the holiday break with two wins last week, running the Eagles’ winning streak to six games as they prepare to begin region play. Layla Warren poured in 21 points, Darien Watkins added 18, and Essence… Keep Reading

Wine & Dine

Welcome to Restaurant Week

Local restaurants offering special menus, pricing during 10-day event Beginning on Thursday, Jan. 10, restaurants in Beaufort, Port Royal and the Sea Islands will be participating in Beaufort Restaurant Week. The 10 plus-day food event will take place Jan. 10-20. Restaurants participating in the event will offer special priced menus during lunch and/or dinner. Tickets… Keep Reading


County Planning Commission unanimously supports Lady’s Island Plan

The Beaufort County Planning Commission on Monday, Jan. 7, voted 9-0 to approve and recommend the Lady’s Island Plan 2018 to the Natural Resources Committee for further action. Meeting at the Bluffton Branch Library, the commission heard a recommendation from Rob Merchant, Assistant County Development Director, to approve the plan that has been in the… Keep Reading


New Year’s Blessing

Beaufort County’s first baby of 2019 arrives at BMH Beaufort Memorial Hospital is delighted to introduce the first baby born in Beaufort County in 2019. Baby girl Ryleigh Bing arrived at the hospital’s Collins Birthing Center at 6:05 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 2, weighing in at 6 lbs., 15 oz. Congratulations to mom and dad, Raven Love… Keep Reading


School Board seats six new members, elects slate of officers

The Beaufort County Board of Education seated six new members and elected a new slate of officers last week. The six new members who took their oaths of office were elected in November. They were William Smith in District 3 (Portions of St. Helena Island, Lady’s Island and Beaufort); Patricia Fidrych in District 4 (Portions… Keep Reading


Defensive Player of the Year

Beaufort High School linebacker Will Kelley was named the Candor USA Defensive Player of the Year at the inaugural All-Lowco Football Awards Brunch hosted by and R Bar & Grill in Bluffton on Saturday, Jan. 5. Kelley compiled 65 solo tackles, six tackles for loss, and two sacks in eight games for the Eagles… Keep Reading


Beautiful Beaufort By The Sea

Brian Clarke was visiting from East Leake, a village in Nottinghamshire, England, when he snapped these two photos from a dock in Port Royal. In spite of “variable” weather, Clarke and his wife “had a thoroughly enjoyable time, and of course took many photographs.” Keep Reading

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