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COVID-19 deaths rising

 At least 7 die of COVID in Beaufort County over 3 days   By Mike McCombs  Monday’s COVID-19 numbers released by the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (S.C. DHEC) continued to trend badly for Beaufort County.  The numbers are always delayed by two days, but in the previous three days, officials reported seven COVID-19 deaths… Keep Reading


School board to vote on masks

Decision postponed until Board of Education can get legal, medical advice   By Mike McCombs  They finally got around to “the elephant in the room.”  After an hour and 45 minutes of business, the Beaufort County Board of Education eventually got to the topic on everyone’s mind as school’s opened during the recent resurgence of COVID-19: masks. … Keep Reading


BMH tightens policies as COVID surge goes on

 From staff reports  In developments that go hand in hand, the surge in COVID-19 continues locally and nationwide and Beaufort Memorial Hospital (BMH) is tightening its policies to protect patients, staff, and community members.  South Carolina reported 2,286 new cases Tuesday, down from the seven-day average of 3,397. That’s a 65 percent increase in the… Keep Reading



Returning to school after learning remotely  The first day or week of school is happening and some kids may be nervous about heading back to class, especially if they spent the last year learning remote.  “I think schools have really learned a lot about how to calm kids’ anxieties and their worries and how to… Keep Reading


Schools set to open amid COVID surge

By Mike McCombs  Uncertainty. Apprehension. Nervousness.  For parents and students, alike, these can be common emotions as the beginning of a new school year draws near. But this year, they are for all the wrong reasons.  With the delta variant and a low vaccination rate helping COVID numbers to spike, it could be a risky… Keep Reading