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Traffic on the Ballot

Penny sales tax would fund Lady’s Island Corridor improvements Beaufort County voters will have a chance Nov. 6 to have their say in whether to approve a one-cent transportation sales tax that would provide up to $120 million to address traffic congestion and safety issues surrounding roads and bridges, as well as sidewalks and multi-use… Keep Reading


Weaver named interim county administrator

Beaufort County Council held a special session Oct. 15 and voted unanimously to offer John L. Weaver the position of interim county administrator.  Weaver has accepted the position and is expected to start the week of Nov. 12, replacing interim administrator Thomas Keaveny, who announced his resignation last month after the council voted to investigate… Keep Reading


LWV to host school board meet and greet

The League of Women Voters Beaufort Area will hold two public meet and greet sessions with Beaufort County School Board candidates next week.  All are invited to meet and learn about the candidates. District 4 candidates Joseph Dunkle and Tricia Fidrych and District 5 candidates Stew Butler, Richard Geier, Ray Johnson, and Sarah Stuchell will… Keep Reading


Chill bumps for a cause

Exchange Club Ghost Tours raise money for CAPA The 26th annual Exchange Club Ghost Tours kicked off Oct. 12, bringing a full complement of ghostly spirits and spooky happenings to downtown Beaufort. The walking tours and carriage rides feature a host of haunting tales centered around the historic district and serve as a fundraiser for… Keep Reading


Beaufort County women learn what makes agriculture “sparkle” at state conference

Photo above: Beaufort County residents, from left, Beverly Brown, Laura Hansen, Abigail Hansen, Sandra Simmons, Anna Ackerman and Melinda Ackerman were among the nearly 80 women from across the state gathered in Aiken on October 1-2 for the South Carolina Farm Bureau Federation’s (SCFB) annual Women’s Leadership Conference. Beaufort County residents Beverly Brown, Laura Hansen, Abigail… Keep Reading


Young Leaders of Beaufort visit City Hall

The Young Leaders of Beaufort, a group made up of middle school students from nine area schools, recently visited Beaufort City Hall to learn more about local government in action. On Sept. 28, students from Lady’s Island Middle School, Riverview Charter School, Bridges Preparatory School, Beaufort Middle School, Beaufort Academy, Whale Branch Middle School, Low… Keep Reading


Dolphins win thriller over Jaguars

Photo above: Ridgeland-Hardeville quarterback Jertaveon Smalls gets hauled down by Battery Creek’s Myles Middleton during the second quarter of Friday’s Region 8-3A game at BCHS. The Dolphins came alive during the fourth quarter of the Homecoming game to win 13-12, claiming their second consecutive win. Photos by Bob Sofaly. Battery Creek rallied in the fourth… Keep Reading


Burton Firefighters spend week saving lives through prevention

The Burton Fire District spent Fire Prevention Week, October 7-15, in area classrooms and daycares educating young children, those most vulnerable to fire injuries and deaths, on how to survive. Officials say it’s now up to their parents to ensure their safety.   The Burton Fire District, which protects a large rural portion of Beaufort… Keep Reading


City of Beaufort announces $200K investment tax credit from Hargray

At the Beaufort City Council session on Tuesday, Oct. 9, City Manager Bill Prokop announced the award of $200,000 to the City of Beaufort in the form of an investment tax credit from the Hargray Company.  In a repeat from last year, the city’s request for the investment tax credit has been granted. “We are… Keep Reading


Real Men Wear Pink of the Lowcountry

In its inaugural year in the Lowcountry, Beaufort men united on the rooftop at Anchorage 1770 to fight breast cancer with the American Cancer Society through participation in the Real Men Wear Pink campaign. While this campaign is a fundraising initiative, it also provides strong awareness efforts in the local community for the American Cancer… Keep Reading

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