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Beto stops by Beaufort

O’Rourke makes choice to do closed roundtable rather than rally like Warren, Booker By MIKE MCCOMBS The first Southern presidential primary for the Democratic Party on the road to its 2020 nomination is South Carolina. And though the state is solidly red, the majority of its democratic electorate is black, which may explain why Beto… Keep Reading


Beaufort Memorial showcases makeover of Collins Birthing Center

A $6 million, three-year renovation of Beaufort Memorial Hospital’s Collins Birthing Center will be completed this month, offering expectant mothers a spacious, spa-like setting to give birth. The hospital will host a “Sip and See” from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 27 to give the community an opportunity to view the renovations, which include… Keep Reading


Lowcountry Life

Ron Callari points out that Hunting Island shells are generally bivalve shells – including angel wings, clam shells, pear whelks, ram’s horns, Florida augers and Atlantic cockle shells. Keep Reading


OBITUARY: Lawrence, “Larry” or “Fritz” Hynson

Lawrence, “Larry” or “Fritz” Hynson of Pigeon Point passed away Wednesday, June 12 at Beaufort Memorial Hospital after an extended illness. A native of Bronxville, N.Y., Larry arrived in Beaufort to visit his friend Nick Maher in 1996 and he stayed. For 24 years he was back-up for Roger Alley at Blackstone’s, both on Bay… Keep Reading


Lady’s Island’s Patel wins Rotary’s top award

Lady’s Island resident Jayantibbai “Jay” C. Patel, is the recipient of the Rotary Club of Beaufort’s most prestigious award, The Rotary Bowl. The award was presented by Rotary Club of Beaufort President Robert Allen at the club’s June 12 luncheon. The Rotary Bowl is awarded to a member of the Rotary Club of Beaufort who… Keep Reading


Conroy Center welcomes Handler, The Magnetic Girl

The Pat Conroy Literary Center will host author Jessica Handler for a reading and discussion of her debut novel The Magnetic Girl at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at 5:30 p.m.  Handler learned creative writing from the late Pat Conroy when he served as a guest instructor at the Paideia School in Atlanta, just prior… Keep Reading


Beaufort teams bounced from all-star tourneys

Beaufort’s all-star baseball teams each went 0-2 in Dixie Youth Baseball District 8 play at Burton Wells Park over the weekend. The host team drew a first-round bye in the Minors (9-10) tournament but was unable to take advantage, falling 16-1 to Bluffton American on Saturday and 11-0 to Bluffton National on Sunday. Bluffton American… Keep Reading


Delaney draws big crowd for first camp

About 250 kids turned out Saturday morning at Whale Branch Early College High School for former Warriors star Dee Delaney’s inaugural football camp. Delaney, who went on to star at The Citadel and the University of Miami before spending time with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Miami Dolphins last season, offered the camp for free and… Keep Reading


Bruns captures age group title at SCGA Junior

Beaufort’s Jerry Bruns won the 13-14 age division and Hilton Head’s JT Herman finished second in the 15-18 division at the Heritage Classic Foundation SCGA Junior Championship played June 11-12 at Country Club of Lexington. Bruns took a one-shot lead in the final round and held on for a one-shot victory over Adam Hunt of… Keep Reading


Hayes takes over as AD at Battery Creek

Battery Creek High School has promoted varsity girls basketball coach Sarah Hayes to fill its athletic director position vacated by Wayne Alston’s departure earlier this month. Alston left after one year at the helm of the Dolphins’ athletics department to take the district AD position for Colleton County schools.  Hayes should bring stability to the… Keep Reading

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