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Cunningham hosting virtual Town Hall meeting

Congressman Joe Cunningham (S.C.-1) will take part in a Virtual Town Hall meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24.

To access the Town Hall, sign up ASAP at https://www.mobilize.us/scdp2020cc/event/319228/.

Once registered, you will receive a link to Thursday’s Town Hall the day of the event.

Coastal Kingdom wins Emmy

Coastal Kingdom, a TV program co-sponsored by The County Channel and the LowCountry Institute on Spring Island, was awarded its second Southeastern EMMY Award for “Best On Camera Talent/Host” at the annual event in Atlanta over the weekend.

To date, the Coastal Kingdom team has received seven Southeastern EMMY nominations. The Southeastern EMMY Awards are a division of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Coastal Kingdom, now in its 11th year, was created by Tony Mills a naturalist and educator on Spring Island and Rob Lewis, a producer for The County Channel. This is the third time Coastal Kingdom has been nominated for Best TV Host. The series also won in 2018.

Watch all programming for The County Channel live 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 www.beaufortcountysc.gov.

County spraying for mosquitoes

Beaufort County Mosquito Control may conduct aerial and/or ground treatments from through Friday, Sept. 25. Mosquito Control applies EPA-registered public health insecticide during ideal weather using low-flying aircraft throughout daylight hours and spray trucks from about 11 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.

For additional information, please contact Mosquito Control at 843-255-5800.

Day of prayer at Waterfront Park

The public is invited to join Franklin Graham’s day of prayer for the country at noon Saturday, Sept. 26 at the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in downtown Beaufort.

Those interested should come early as the maximum space allowed is for 250 people.

Participants will be praying for “God’s healing of our country as our only hope is in God,” and are asked to please wear a mask and be prepared to social distance.

Publix gives to Lowcountry Food Bank

The Lowcountry Food Bank (LCFB) announced that it received a $125,000 donation from Publix Super Markets Charities last week to help feed Lowcountry neighbors who struggle with hunger.

A socially distanced Publix check presentation was held at the LCFB on Sept. 3 to kick off Hunger Action Month, a time when people all across the country are taking action to fight hunger.

The Lowcountry Food Bank serves the 10 coastal counties of South Carolina and distributed more than 32 million pounds of food in 2019. The Lowcountry Food Bank helps fight hunger by distributing food to nearly 300 partner agencies including soup kitchens, homeless shelters and emergency food pantries.