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Buttigieg makes his case to Lowcountry voters

By MIKE McCOMBS Sally Hannock of Coosaw was one of the 600 or so people who came out Saturday to Whale Branch Middle School to hear South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg make his case to Lowcountry voters why he should be the Democrats’ choice to unseat Donald Trump as U.S. President in 2020. A… Keep Reading


Yang’s message popular enough to take it outside

By MIKE McCOMBS There were nearly 100 people packed into the Grand Army of the Republic Hall on Thursday night and Andrew Yang wasn’t even there, yet.  As another 40 to 50 spectators gathered outside, it became increasingly clear that when Yang did arrive to speak at the North of the Broad Democratic Club’s monthly… Keep Reading


Lowcountry artist Ment Nelson stops in to hear Yang speak

By MIKE McCOMBS Among the 150 or so people who crowded around Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang on his campaign stop Thursday, Aug. 15 in Beaufort was a Lowcountry artist who made waves earlier this year with a painting of a different political figure. Ment Nelson, a Beaufort-born, Hampton County-based artist, stopped by to hear… Keep Reading


Annexation woes plague Lady’s Island residents

Recent annexation requests to ‘up-zone’ may signal things to come for Beaufort County By MINDY LUCAS Janet Mulcahy still remembers how she felt when land along Sam’s Point Road was clear-cut for the 40-acre Oyster Bluff residential development near her Lady’s Island home. Having moved to the island the year before to take care of… Keep Reading


Fire departments were busy Saturday during storm

The City of Beaufort/Town of Port Royal Fire Department and the Burton Fire District responded to three confirmed structure fires between the hours of 5 and 7 p.m. Saturday afternoon during a heavy thunderstorm. Two out of the three fires were at multi-family dwelling apartment complexes. The first fire at approximately 5 p.m. was at… Keep Reading

Food/Wine & Dine

The Lunch Bunch at Fishcamp on 11th Street

By Margaret Evans When I arrived a few minutes late for our gathering at Fishcamp on 11th Street, I was surprised to see the Lunch Bunch seated on the porch. It was August in Port Royal, after all. Nobody had warned me to wear my bathing suit. I needn’t have worried. There were breezes off… Keep Reading


Head-on collision draws Beaufort-area first responders

The City of Beaufort/Town of Port Royal Fire Department and the Burton Fire District responded to a two-car, head-on collision at the intersection of Highway 170 and Parris Island Gateway Friday night at approximately 10:50 p.m. The original dispatch report to fire units responding was that there was a female patient entrapped in the vehicle.… Keep Reading


AMIkids Beaufort students help with coastal research project for SCDNR

Five students from AMIkids Beaufort served as crew members with the Fishery Research Team on the Floating Classroom Research Vessel Orion in mid-August. The young men served as crew with Captain Gene Clark and First Mate Jay Marshall on the Orion. They spent the day conducting experiments, catching fish and recording data to be shared… Keep Reading

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