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City of Beaufort annexes Lady’s Island property

Council approves zoning with less density after public outcry By MINDY LUCAS Despite opposition by area residents and community groups to two recent requests for annexation on Lady’s Island, the City of Beaufort is moving ahead with the annexation of at least one of the properties in question. That property, at 44 and 50 Miller… Keep Reading


Never Forget

Beaufort remembers 9/11 with annual observance at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park Eighteen years after coordinated terrorist attacks killed 2,977 people in New York, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania, Beaufort joined Americans all across the nation in remembering the events of Sept. 11, 2001 on the anniversary Wednesday, Sept. 11. Dozens of citizens, along with first… Keep Reading


5 Beaufort high school seniors named 2020 National Merit semifinalists

Five Beaufort County high school seniors have been announced as semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Beaufort High School’s Ian Hoogenboom along with Morgan Chumney, Sarah Lawrence, Sydney Lawrence, and Caroline O’Neal of Holy Trinity Classical Christian School earned the semifinalist moniker, an honor in itself. They will will compete with other national semifinalists… Keep Reading


Spamalot comes galloping in to Center for the Arts

By MINDY LUCAS It’s a warm, muggy August evening on the University of South Carolina Beaufort campus. Inside the university’s Center for the Arts though, where rehearsals for Spamalot are taking place, it is cool and comfortable – a welcome relief from the summer heat. On stage, the cast is gathered around various music stands… Keep Reading


Nurse practitioner Cullen Joins Beaufort Dermatology

Nurse practitioner Jo Ann Cullen has joined the staff of Beaufort Dermatology, which recently opened under new ownership after its purchase by the Pinnacle Medical Group. “Jo Ann is a wonderful addition to our team,” said Dr. Audrey Klenke, plastic surgeon and principal of Pinnacle Medical Group. “We know that she will be an asset… Keep Reading


Candidate for Congress

Kathy Landing, a Republican town councilwoman from Mount Pleasant, makes her remarks during the monthly meeting of the Beaufort Tea Party on Monday at Fuji’s restaurant on Lady’s Island. Landing is one of several Republican candidates vying to retake South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District seat from Democrat and current congressman Joe Cunningham. Photo by Bob… Keep Reading


Crashes, ejected passengers continue to plague Burton fire crews

The Burton Fire District is wrapping up another week of what officials are describing as a string of close calls and tragedies.  “What is particularly tragic,” Burton Fire Captain Bobby Davidson, who was in command of a devastating scene this week, said, “is that almost all of it could have been prevented by seatbelts and… Keep Reading


Grant means new equipment for Burton Fire District

On the 18th anniversary of 9/11, a particularly somber day for firefighters, the Burton Fire District started their day with some uplifting news to which they give credit for, and honor to, the 343 firefighters who gave their lives in 2001. On Sept. 11, 2019, the Burton Fire District received notification that it has been… Keep Reading


Rodriguez continues to ‘meet’ school district

By BOB SOFALY St. Helena Island parents, teachers and community leaders got the chance to meet the new Beaufort County School Superintendent Frank Rodriguez this past Thursday at St. Helena Elementary School. The “meet-n-greet” meeting was part of Rodriguez’s “Listening and Learning Tour.” According to a press release, Rodriguez hopes to talk with parents, teachers… Keep Reading

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