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Council removes Spalding from Election Commission

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Above: Beaufort Mayor Stephen Murray checks with other council members to see if they have any questions before moving on to the next topic during City Council’s regular meeting Tuesday night. Photo by Bob Sofaly.  By Mike McCombs  By a unanimous 5-0 vote, Beaufort City Council voted to remove Helen Spalding from the city’s Election…

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Whale Branch Middle School moves to temporary virtual instruction

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 From staff reports  With more than half of the student body in quarantine as a result of being deemed a close-contact of someone with COVID-19, Whale Branch Middle School (WBMS) will be temporarily shifting to virtual instruction this Friday for one full school week, according to a release from the Beaufort County School District (BCSD). …

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Masks required in county buildings

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 By Mike McCombs  Even for a Beaufort County Council meeting, this one was out there.  The end result Monday night was Beaufort County Administrator Eric Greenway announcing that Beaufort County employees and visitors would be required to wear masks in all county buildings beginning Tuesday before the Council had even voted on its COVID ad hoc committee’s…

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City extends Comprehensive Plan schedule

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From staff reports The City of Beaufort announced Tuesday it has extended the 2021 Comprehensive Plan schedule to incorporate more fully the comments and input that the Department of Community & Economic Development has received about the working draft of the comp plan. The revised schedule: Sept. 14 – Present list of stakeholders interviewed at…

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LOWCOUNTRY LOWDOWN

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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…

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PA Rahn joins Beaufort Memorial Express Care

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From staff reports  Beaufort Memorial Hospital announced Tuesday it added a physician assistant to its Express Care & Occupational Health team.  Tiffany Rahn, PA-C, will begin seeing patients at the walk-in clinics later this month. Rahn joined the Beaufort Memorial medical staff in 2019 and has been part of at the h o s p…

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