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LOWCOUNTRY LOWDOWN

County sinks Coastal Resilience Overlay quicker than an incoming tide  BEAUFORT – It’s back to the drawing board for the proposed Coastal Resilience Overlay District.  The County Council, perhaps weary of arguing about the value of face masks, unanimously agreed Monday night to send the ordinance back to the council’s Natural Resources Committee.  Councilman Paul Sommerville, who… Keep Reading

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Stewart challenges Lutz’s Historic Review Board membership; she’s not backing down  BEAUFORT – Beaufort City Council is facing pressure to remove or recuse not just one outspoken female from its appointed boards/ commissions, but two.  Maxine Lutz, one of the five members of the Historic District Review Board (HDRB), is being challenged by developer Dick Stewart… Keep Reading

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County narrowly moves forward with resilience overlay standards  BEAUFORT – It’s been painful to watch the flooding and destruction Hurricane Ida has dumped on the Gulf communities down south, knowing that could happen here in the Lowcountry.  Realizing there’s little we can do to stop hurricanes, two new ordinances proposed by the county’s Storm Water Task Force… Keep Reading

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Big might not necessarily be better  PORT ROYAL – Well, it’s finally happened. Port Royal has more citizens than its neighbor, the City of Beaufort.  According to the 2020 census figures, the town established in 1874 has 14,220 people who say they live there; Beaufort, the county seat incorporated in 1711, has 13,607.  The numbers indicate… Keep Reading

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By Lolita Huckaby Hi ho, hi ho, it’s back to school they go… BEAUFORT – Back to school used to mean new clothes, maybe a new haircut, new book bags and school bus route. Maybe for some families that’s still the case but, for the county’s 20,000 public school students headed back this week, it meant… Keep Reading

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County Planning Commission closing in on their part of Comp Plan  BEAUFORT – Members of the Beaufort County Planning Commission demonstrated Monday night they’ve been doing their homework – reading and pondering the 300-page “Envision Beaufort County,” aka the Comp Plan.  The Commissioners took less than an hour of their regular monthly meeting to review the… Keep Reading

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