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Various offices closed for holiday

Following are government offices and other facilities that will be closed Monday, Sept. 4, for Labor Day:

• All local, state and federal government offices (there will also be no postal delivery).

• The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (The DMV also reminds customers that the days before and after a holiday are often extremely busy at DMV. Customers may want to choose another time to visit their local DMV office or process their transactions online at the agency website

• All branches and departments of the Beaufort County Library System.

Registration for tax auction to get underway

Bidder registration for the Beaufort County Tax Auction will begin Tuesday, Sept. 5.

The auction will take place at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 2, at the Charles Lind Brown Activity Center at 1001 Hamar St. in Beaufort. 

Individuals wishing to bid on properties being auctioned at the Beaufort County Tax sale must register in advance of the auction. Registration will not be permitted the day of the sale. 

Bidders can register in advance online or at any of the Beaufort County Treasurer’s three office locations by noon Friday, Sept. 29. For locations or to register online, visit

The registration fee is $30 and includes a list of all properties to be sold, distributed the morning of the auction. 

On the day of the sale, bidder sign-in will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 9:30 a.m. All bidders must be signed in no later than 9:30 a.m. 

All bid payments, deed preparation costs and recording fees must be paid in full before the close of business on the day of the tax sale with guaranteed funds. 

All real estate subject to auction can be found online at Properties are advertised and auctioned in alphabetical order according to the defaulting owner’s last name or company name as listed in Beaufort County’s tax system. 

If an owner has multiple properties being auctioned, the properties will be advertised and auctioned in numerical order by Property Identification Number (PIN). 

Bidders are encouraged to do their own research and have a full understanding of what they are purchasing. To assist in this endeavor, the Treasurer’s Office provides historical data pertaining to past tax sales and other useful resources. To view past data or to learn more about the tax sale, visit

Robert’s rules to be topic at workshop

Better, shorter, and/or more productive meetings – need a refresher?

A monthly workshop is being conducted to study and correctly apply Robert’s Rules of Order. 

The study group will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, at the Beaufort Branch Library (entrance on Scott Street).

Beginners and/or intermediates will learn about agendas, preparation of minutes, proper use of motions, bylaws and more at this free event.

It will be facilitated by Janet Jacobs of the National Association of Parliamentarians.  

Call or text her at 386-871-8855 or email for more information.

Mosquito spraying may take place through Sept. 1

Beaufort County Mosquito Control may conduct aerial training, surveillance, and/or spray missions that may include the application of EPA-registered public health insecticides during daylight hours through Friday, Sept. 1.

It uses low-flying aircraft and its aerial spraying is dependent upon ideal weather.  

It does not treat the salt marsh habitats for adult mosquitoes during these aerial operations. 

For additional information, call 843-255-5800.

Tiny House Show coming to Lowcountry

New South Living LLC will present a two-day Tiny House Show at the Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane on Hilton Head Island. 

Gates will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9; and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10. 

New South Living LLC, Driftwood Homes USA, along with several other builders, will showcase their unique tiny homes as a part of the Tiny House Movement – one of the hottest trends in the housing market today. 

The tiny homes include all necessary features of a home to live a sustainable life including full bathrooms, appliances, queen size beds, living rooms and many other custom features. 

Tickets are $20 for one day, $35 for both days, and children under 12 are free. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will go to DragonBoat of Beaufort County, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping cancer patients and survivors living in the area. 

“We are thrilled we can host this event and bring to light unique and attainable housing solutions,” said Ben Kennedy of New South Living. “We are excited to promote the event and bring awareness of alternative housing options to our area. As the need for attainable housing grows, New South Living wants to use this event to educate the public about innovative ways to help our housing industry. We are planning to bring a Tiny Home Community to this area to show our community that living tiny is no small idea.” 

For tickets, visit 

Beaufort County offers free electronics recycling

The Beaufort County Public Works Department Solid Waste and Recycling Office will host two free electronics recycling events for county residents. 

The next events will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9 at  Beaufort County Public Works, 9 Benton Field Road, Bluffton; and Beaufort County Public Works, 140 Shanklin Road, Beaufort.

Any personal computers, laptops, CRT monitors, LCD monitors, CRT televisions, non-CRT televisions, printers, hard drives and miscellaneous electronics (microwaves, cell phones, radios, fax machines, and typewriters) will be accepted. 

For more information, call the Solid Waste and Recycling Office at 843-255-2736 or visit

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