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JC Penney grant helps children participate in YMCA programs
The YMCA of Beaufort County was one of 235 Ys nationwide to receive a $5,000 grant from JC Penney to provide more school-aged children with financial assistance to attend afterschool programs at the Y. As a result, more children in the Beaufort County community, who otherwise could not afford to participate, have access to life-enriching afterschool programs that cultivate the values, relationships and skills kids need to thrive, now and as adults. This is the fourth year that JC Penney has supported the local Y’s afterschool programs.

Domino’s Pizza reopens under new ownership on Lady’s Island
Residents of Lady’s Island can once again enjoy Domino’s Pizza! After a previous Domino’s owner closed the Lady’s Island store in May of last year, it reopened on Dec. 31, 2011, under the ownership of Domino’s Pizza franchisee partners Chip Burr and Andy Villarreal. “After a six-month hiatus, we’re thrilled to be able to bring Domino’s Pizza back to the Lady’s Island community,” said Burr. “We are dedicated to the area and are excited about the opportunity to become involved in local community organizations. We hope to continue to develop a loyal customer following by delivering hot, great-tasting pizza at a great price.” Burr’s and Villarreal’s combined experience with the Domino’s system exceeds 55 years. Both started with Domino’s Pizza as delivery experts with what would become the largest and most successful Domino’s franchise, RPM Pizza. Villarreal began delivering pizzas in 1981, and Burr began in 1983. They worked their way up to become franchisees, Villarreal in 1983 and Burr in 2003. Burr and Villarreal collectively own 19 Domino’s stores, including joint ownership of the stores in Lady’s Island, Beaufort, Bluffton and Hilton Head Island.

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From staff reports The body of a man was recovered from a pond in Port Royal