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City to close July 3 for Independence Day

The City of Beaufort’s offices will be closed on Friday, July 3, in honor of Independence Day. WastePro will conduct its normal Friday waste pickups that day.

Licenses available for solid waste haulers

Solid waste hauler licenses for 2020-2021 are now available for all associated collectors and haulers operating in Beaufort County. The County will not accept disposal charges at its approved landfills from collectors and haulers who do not have a valid license after August 1.

License fees are $100 per year for the first vehicle and $50 for each additional vehicle/decal.

Beaufort County’s Code of Ordinances requires that all contractors providing residential waste collection and transportation within the County have a license which, along with decals, can be obtained from either the Beaufort or Bluffton location of the Beaufort County Solid Waste and Recycling Department.

Per COVID-19 concerns, please call to schedule an appointment. To schedule an appointment in Beaufort (120 Shanklin Road), contact Ashley Jenkins at 843-255-2823. To schedule an appointment in Bluffton (9 Benton Field Road), contact Cindy Carter at 843-255-2745. Questions should be directed to Cindy Carter at or 843-255-2745.

Interstate lane closures restricted for July 4 weekend

To help holiday traffic flow, the S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) prohibits lane closures on interstate highways for non-emergency highway work during the Fourth of July holiday travel period. These restrictions will be in place from 6 a.m. Thursday, July 2 through 10 p.m., Monday, July 6.

With continued progress due to SCDOT’s Strategic 10-Year Plan to rebuild South Carolina’s roads, more work zones are in place all across South Carolina. SCDOT reminds motorists to remain alert and use caution.

Motorists may keep up with travel conditions by using SCDOT’s 511 system, which provides real-time traffic information on all South Carolina interstate highways and some of the highways along the coast. Users can call 511 or access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and download the free app.

New Coastline features Beaufort County libraries

A new episode of The County Channel’s series Coastline features the Beaufort County Library System reopenings.

Host Rick Forschner welcomes Beaufort County Library System Director Ray McBride to the County Channel Studio.

This 70th episode updates the public on the state of the library branches following Gov. Henry McMaster and SCDHEC’s coronavirus safety guidelines. Mr. McBride also talks about the variety of exciting programs that are available to all Beaufort County residents.

Coastline airs on The County Channel Sundays at 9:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m., Thursdays at 8 p.m., and Fridays at 9 a.m. Coastline is a monthly news show filmed in-studio and produced by The County Channel.

Watch all programming for The County Channel on Comcast Ch. 2, Hargray Chs. 9 and 113, and Spectrum Ch. 1304. Viewers can also watch programming live and on-demand at The County Channel’s website at