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News briefs for July 7th-13th

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Members needed for two county boards The Beaufort County Council is seeking members for its Children’s Foster Care Review Board and it Disabilities and Special Needs Board. To learn more about the boards, visit www.bcgov.net and click on “Departments.” For more information, call Sue Rainey, clerk to council, at 843-255-2184, or suer@bcgov.net. She will provide…

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Police blotter for July 7th-13th

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Traffic stop in Bluffton leads to drug charges A recent traffic stop in Bluffton led to the driver being charged with heroin trafficking. According to a Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office report, deputies pulled a Cadillac over at about 9 p.m. June 26 after it was rapidly accelerating and swerving on U.S. 278 near Belfair. Deputies…

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Beaufort Digital Corridor hopes to attract tech jobs to area

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Beaufort leaders are launching the Beaufort Digital Corridor, a public-private business partnership to attract, nurture and promote high-wage tech and tech-related companies to Beaufort. The idea is to emphasize small technology companies like the Charleston Digital Corridor, which in 15 years has seen its tech economy grow from 18 companies in 2001 to 350-plus companies…

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Boundary project rife with rumors

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By Kat Walsh Rumors can often spread faster than cement can dry. That’s particularly true when it comes to the Boundary Street Redevelopment project. However, many rumors about the project are not true, according to city officials. The city of Beaufort recently published a document titled “Rumors and Facts” regarding the Boundary Street project. Here…

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News Briefs for June 30th-July 7th

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New Marines become U.S. citizens on Parris Island They came to Parris Island recently as non-U.S. citizens, but 20 new Marines recently graduated with the rights and privileges of citizenship after taking the Oath of Allegiance to become naturalized citizens. Executive order 13269, signed July 3, 2002, by President George W. Bush, provides for expedited…

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Police blotter for June 30th-July 6th

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Video teaches citizens how to survive shootings In light of the alarming increase in mass shootings incidents nationwide, the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is providing information to citizens and visitors on how they can increase the likelihood of surviving one of these horrifying events. A YouTube video titled “Surviving an Active Shooter Event-Civilian Response to an…

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