The Lobeco Branch Library is closed through Saturday, Dec. 18. Submitted photo.


Lobeco Branch Library closed

The Lobeco Branch Library closed Monday, Dec. 13 through Saturday, Dec. 18, to replace the HVAC system. It is anticipated the branch will reopen on Monday, Dec. 20.

The outdoor book drop will remain open while the building is closed. All holds will be suspended until the library reopens. Overdue fines will not accrue during the time the library is closed.

County accommodations, hospitality tax grant applications due Dec. 31

Beaufort County is accepting applications from organizations located within the County wishing to receive grants from the local accommodations tax fund as well as the hospitality tax fund.

Each fiscal year, on a quarterly basis, Beaufort County receives revenues from a 3 percent local accommodations tax (A-Tax) imposed on tourist lodging as well as a hospitality tax (H-Tax), which is imposed on the sale of prepared meals and beverages.

Per the County’s Code of Ordinances (Sec. 66-44 for local A-Tax or Sec. 66-534 for H-Tax), these revenues must be used for tourism-related purposes. Local organizations interested in receiving a grant for one of the outlined objectives, must submit applications to the County through their grant application process.

The current year application (2021/2022) is available online at https://bit.ly/3s1LYCL.

Applications will not be accepted if received incomplete or after 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 31. Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Shannon Milroy at 843-255-2302 or localtaxapps@bcgov.net.

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