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County spraying for mosquitoes

In accordance with Federal and state regulations, Beaufort County Mosquito Control may conduct aerial and/or ground treatments through Aug. 2. 

Mosquito Control applies EPA-registered public health insecticide during ideal weather using low-flying aircraft throughout daylight hours and spray trucks from 11 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.

For more, please contact Beaufort County Mosquito Control at 843-255-5800.

Man shot on St. Helena Island

At approximately 4:20 p.m. on Friday, July 26, Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to Saxonville Road on St. Helena Island to a report of an adult male gunshot victim. 

Deputies arrived on the scene and the victim — who was conscious and alert — was transported to the Beaufort Memorial Hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound.
The subject responsible for the shooting has not been located.

League of Women Voters August meeting set

The League of Women Voters Beaufort Area will hold its monthly meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8 at Beth Israel Synagogue in Beaufort. All members of the public are invited to attend.

The agenda will include topics of interest to voters and potential voters including preparations for the League’s 100th anniversary and the passage of the 19th amendment which gave women the right to vote. 

The League has been concerned about issues in connection with the upcoming 2020 elections. The meeting agenda is being prepared and may include such items as redistricting/gerrymandering, education, voter access, election technology and fundraising.

The League of Women Voters of Beaufort Area, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

For more information, visit “League of Women Voters Beaufort Area” on Facebook, follow @beaufortvotes or #beaufortvotes on Instagram, email or call 704-641-7357.

Sportfishing and Diving Club’s August meeting set

The Beaufort Sportfishing and Diving Club’s August meeting will be held Thursday, Aug.8 at the Beaufort Yacht Club on Lady’s Island off Meridian Road. The social begins at 6:30 p.m., and the meeting begins at 7 p.m.

The guest speaker for August is well known Capt. Rick Percy of Reel Chance Charters of Hilton Head. Percy, also the author of “Reel Chance Fish Tales,” will review what species are available during this time of the year. He will include locations, baits of choice, rods and reels, and tackle. 

Percy will also discuss tides and the importance of staying hydrated.

Congratulations to Pam Bailey for winning the $50 weigh-in drawing in June sponsored by Butler Marine. 

Guests are welcome and do not need a reservation. For more information, contact Captain Frank Gibson at 843-522-2122 or email

CAPA selling Boston Butts for Labor Day

Beaufort’s Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA) is hosting a BBQ Butt fundraiser for Labor Day.

CAPA is selling fully cooked and seasoned barbecued Boston Butts for $35 each. Tickets must be purchased prior to Aug. 24. Tickets are available at the CAPA office, CAPA’s Closet and through CAPA friends. Boston Butts are to be picked up between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31 in the parking lot of Piggly Wiggly at 1347 Ribaut Road.

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