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All About the Shrimp

Despite being held back Saturday, this little pooch wants to get back to where the food is being served during the 25th annual Shrimp Festival at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. Photo by Bob Sofaly. Keep Reading


Presidential hopeful Harris brings town hall to county

By MINDY LUCAS Presidential candidate Kamala Harris brought her trademark “For the People” campaign to the Lowcountry, on Saturday, Oct. 5, where she spoke to several hundred people gathered at the University of South Carolina Beaufort – Bluffton campus. Despite a change in venue earlier in the week – from Beaufort to Bluffton – and… Keep Reading


Trooper fires weapon following Beaufort traffic stop, pursuit

By MINDY LUCAS A trooper with the S.C. Highway Patrol has been placed on administrative duty after firing his weapon following a traffic stop and vehicle pursuit, officials say. The incident occurred around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1 on U.S. Highway 21 near the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort. Trooper J.W. Ward attempted to… Keep Reading

Food/Wine & Dine

New Marker 244 restaurant to open soon in Port Royal

By MINDY LUCAS A new restaurant opening soon in Port Royal will offer Caribbean and other island-inspired food as well as a fresh view of Port Royal Landing Marina. Marker 244, named for the Intracoastal Waterway marker nearby, will open in the building that was formerly occupied by Back Porch Grill, at 1 Port Royal… Keep Reading


The Lunch Bunch goes to Brody’s

By MARGARET EVANS It was a cool, bright day in September as the Lunch Bunch settled on the porch at Brody’s Bar & Grill, reveling in the fluky weather. The next week would bring summer back with a vengeance, but for now we were getting our autumn on, and loving it. I’ve always believed Brody’s… Keep Reading


‘Engage Beaufort’ kicks off at USCB

By BOB SOFALY A small but enthusiastic crowd attended the kick-off session of ENGAGE BEAUFORT, a free monthly series of forums on topics that affect daily lives, sponsored by the University of South Carolina Beaufort’s Center For the Arts. The forums are free and open to the public and allow for one-on-one engagements before and… Keep Reading


Back in time

Rain didn’t stop 16th century re-enactors from invading the grounds of the Santa Elena History Center along Bay Street on Saturday. Here Spanish military head gear, belts and other bits of military clothing hang on a tree branch as two re-enactors, Andy Broughton, center, and Dan Booney add life to the display. Photo by Bob… Keep Reading


Arts Briefs

USCB Center for the Arts presents Masters of Soul USCB Center for the Arts will host Masters of Soul at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct 11. Masters of Soul is a celebration of 1960s Motown and soul artists, their music and style. The show features stylishly costumed, fully choreographed tributes to both male and female groups… Keep Reading


Nine Beaufort County schools earn state recognition

Nine Beaufort County schools – including Coosa Elementary, Riverview Charter and Lady’s Island Elementary – have earned Palmetto Gold or Silver awards for student academic achievement, the South Carolina Department of Education announced Oct. 7. “These are very noteworthy recognitions,” Superintendent Frank Rodriguez said in a release. “We’re very proud of the students who improved… Keep Reading

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