County buildings, offices to close for Independence Day

In observance of Independence Day, all Beaufort County government buildings and offices will be closed Monday, July 5, and will reopen Tuesday, July 6.

All Convenience Centers in Beaufort County will be closed Sunday, July 4, and will reopen Monday, July 5.

Hilton Head Island Airport and Beaufort Executive Airport will maintain regular business hours during the holiday. All emergency services, law enforcement, and hospitals will operate as expected.

Lions Club pancake breakfast July 17

The Beaufort Lions Club will hold its semi-annual pancake breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m., Saturday, July 17 at Sea Island Presbyterian Church, 81 Lady’s Island Drive. For 75 years, the Beaufort Lions Club has provided assistance to northern Beaufort County residents with vision needs such as surgeries, glasses, or equipment.

Please plan to attend the breakfast and help northern Beaufort County residents with vision needs. Tickets may be purchased at the door or from a member of the Beaufort Lions Club. For information, call 843-522-0066.

SCDOT limiting lane closures for holiday

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. Friday, July 2, through 10 p.m., Tuesday, 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 www.511SC.org 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and download the free app.

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