Bringing Our Community Together

Category archive

Election 2016

Election 2016/News

Local voter turnout higher than national numbers

The Island News goes to press early Tuesday nights, therefore, we did not have election results available. However, here are the results: • Voter turnout in Beaufort County was about 61 percent, which was higher than the national turnout of about 52 percent. The national voter turnout was the lowest in over 20 years. •… Keep Reading

Election 2016

City council seat is up for grabs

By Sally Mahan As part of our ongoing series on the local questions and candidates on the Nov. 8 ballot, we look at the election of an at-large nonpartisan candidate to the Beaufort City Council. The incumbent, Mike McFee, has two challengers: Nannette Burgess Brown Sutton and David Taub. The council is made up of five… Keep Reading

Election 2016

McFee: Let’s continue the good work we are doing

Beaufort is my hometown and has been very good to me. When I first decided to run for office, I felt I had much to contribute, having always been very engaged in the community. I served as chairman of the Palmetto Chapter American Red Cross, Residential Campaigns for United Way of the Lowcountry and board… Keep Reading

Election 2016

Sutton: City should be run like a business

I’m running for council because I believe in public service and I want to represent the city as a longtime citizen, hometown girl and business owner. I’ve been civically involved for 16 years and eight of those years attended Beaufort City Council meetings. Attending council meetings provided a great unexpected education in how our municipality… Keep Reading

Election 2016

Taub: Experience, leadership are needed

Let’s get back to some common sense in government. As your former mayor, I have a long track record of effective leadership, sound judgment, and extensive experience in the public arena that proves my commitment to responsible governance. For almost 10 years, I never raised your taxes; didn’t assume outrageous debt; introduced community policing; always… Keep Reading

Election 2016

Beaufort representative up for election

By Sally Mahan Several seats are up for election Tuesday, Nov. 8, for the South Carolina House of Representatives. The SC House of Representatives consists of 124 part-time citizen legislators elected every two years to represent the state’s 124 separate single-member districts. The current House membership is made up of 77 Republicans and 46 Democrats… Keep Reading