A look back at 2013

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What an amazing year for Beaufort! From being named the Happiest Coastal Town in the U.S. to celebrating local Candice Glover as the winner of American Idol, our community just rocks.

American Idol winner Candice Glover performed in her hometown Beaufort in May.
American Idol winner Candice Glover performed in her hometown Beaufort in May.
The community rallies to support Candice Glover on American Idol in March.
The community rallies to support Candice Glover on American Idol in March.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Participants in the fifth annual Pelican Plunge show varying degrees of discomfort as they splash their way into the surf at Hunting Island State Park on Tuesday, January 1, 2013. Photo by Bob Sofaly.
Participants in the fifth annual Pelican Plunge show varying degrees of discomfort as they splash their way into the surf at Hunting Island State Park on Tuesday, January 1, 2013. Photo by Bob Sofaly.
The annual Water Festival in July attracts thousands to Waterfront Park, especially to dance and listen to the music on Motown Monday. By Captured Moments Photography.
The annual Water Festival in July attracts thousands to Waterfront Park, especially to dance and listen to the music on Motown Monday. By Captured Moments Photography.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winning restaurants hold trophies at the annual Shrimp Festival in October.
Winning restaurants hold trophies at the annual Shrimp Festival in October.
The Veteran's Day parade in November honors the important military presence in our community. Photo by Bob Sofaly.
The Veteran’s Day parade in November honors the important military presence in our community. Photo by Bob Sofaly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The Island News staff — Pamela Brownstein, Kim Harding, Buck Boone, Nikki Harding and Elizabeth Newberry — celebrates the holiday season at Breakwater Restaurant.
The Island News staff — Pamela Brownstein, Kim Harding, Buck Boone, Nikki Harding and Elizabeth Newberry — celebrates the holiday season at Breakwater Restaurant.