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Beaufort County Zoning Changes

DATAW ISLAND COMMUNITY TO EXPAND   In 1983, when Alcoa decided to develop Dataw Island and the nearby 32 acre Oak Island, they requested permission from Beaufort County to build 1,143 single family units and 403 multi-family units on its property. Beaufort County approved the request as a planned unit development (PUD). If every authorized… Keep Reading

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Fun at the Cycling Classic

The Fifth Annual Beaufort Memorial Cycling Classic sped through Beaufort last week, bringing 200 professional cyclists to town. Male and female competitors raced around Bay, Scott, Newcastle and Craven Streets at speeds up to 40mph.   Prior to the event Tuesday, BMH also sponsored Cycling Sunday, a kid’s bike safety rodeo that featured an obstacle… Keep Reading

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The votes for Favorite Mom are in!

The winner of The Island News’ 2011 Mommy Makeover contest is Michelle Morgan. She had the most votes online out of the 1,800 readers who participated. In upcoming issues, see how this hardworking mother of eight will be pampered, styled and transformed. Thank you to all the moms who were chosen and Happy Mother’s Day.… Keep Reading

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A Taste of Beaufort: Come sample a weekend of fun

Main Street Beaufort, USA announces the 12th annual A Taste of Beaufort Festival Friday, May 6 and Saturday May, 7, 2011 at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. The festival kicks off Friday, May 6, from 6-10 p.m. with Shaggin’ With A Taste.  DJ Jim Bowers will be playing the best beach music and co-sponsors, The… Keep Reading

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SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT TO BE LIBPA GUEST SPEAKER FOR MAY

Dr. Valerie Truesdale is completing her fourth year as superintendent of Beaufort County School District.  Before coming to Beaufort, she was the superintendent for Oconee County School District. Prior to that, she was the Chief Instructional Services Officer for Lexington and Richland counties and served as senior executive assistant for the South Carolina Department of… Keep Reading

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Beaufort to hold special election

A special election will be held July 19 to fill the Beaufort City Council seat left vacant with longtime leader Gary Fordham’s passing. The filing deadline is noon Saturday, June 4, for candidates interested in the position. The Beaufort City Council approved the required resolution last Tuesday evening. Keep Reading