Book signing at Old Bay Marketplace

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By Lanier Laney

Arlene Heape Hull has written a wonderful homage to her grandfather Artie Mitchell Heape who served in two wars and was chief of police in Beaufort.  Her book “A Low Country Man and his Life” gives a fascinating account of the times and her grandfather’s contribution to shaping modern day Beaufort. Here are some pics from the book signing.

Raise a glass, raise awareness
A great wine tasting will be held next Thursday from 5-7 p.m. at The Tooting Egret to benefit the American Cancer Society and Beaufort’s Relay For Life. The Spring for the Cure event will feature a full range of Spanish wines with tapas. Tickets are just $25, tax deductible. The Tooting Egret is located on the corner of Scott and Craven streets in the old firehouse building.

Downtown gossip: Here’s what people are talking about: In the Old Van Harten Building next to The Chocolate Tree on Carteret Street, an artisan bakery is going in. A bike shop is coming to the old bus station at the Northeast corner of Boundary and Charles streets. The Lipsitz building on Bay Street has finally been bought: all the old vinyl siding will be stripped off and six new residential condos will go upstairs. A wine store by the owners of Griffin Market will open in part of the downstairs as they look for a tenent for the big part of the store.