Wendy Eden Jones


County Solid Waste and Recycling offers series called “Green Steps”

Beaufort County Recycling Coordinator Victoria Hoffman is hosting several presentations on “Green Steps” at various County Branch Libraries. Topics will include Recycle Talk: learn more about recycling in Beaufort County; and Composting 101: Divert your food and yard waste in your own backyard.

The series schedule is as follows:

Recycle Talk

10 a.m., Friday, Jan. 28, Hilton Head Branch Library, 11 Beach City Road

4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 16, Lobeco Branch Library, 1862 Trask Parkway

Composting 101

2 p.m., Saturday, March 5, Bluffton Branch Library, 120 Palmetto Way

10 a.m., Wednesday, March 9, Hilton Head Branch Library, 11 Beach City Road

2 p.m., Friday, March 18, St. Helena Branch Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road

10 a.m., Tuesday, April 5, Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott Street

4:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 6, Lobeco Branch Library, 1862 Trask Parkway

Pre-registration is not required to attend. All attendees will receive a free reusable bag. For more information contact Victoria Hoffman at Victoria.hoffman@bcgov.net or 843-255-2823.

Eddings Point Boat Landing re-opens

The Eddings Point Boat Landing and Boat Ramp has reopened after an extensive repair project by Beaufort County Public Works.

Closed since September, the boat landing’s existing ramp on the northern lane was demolished due to major pothole and deterioration, a new slab was poured, full depth asphalt patch was placed on areas where the asphalt was degrading and a new boat landing sign was installed.

The cost of each section of the project is as follows: the marine contract was $49,950; the paving contract was $11,000; and the new boat landing sign was $289.

Finally, the last item will be new striping in the parking lot to reestablish the parking stalls for patrons. That cost will be $800.

Tax season open

The South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) and the IRS began accepting Individual Income Tax returns Monday, Jan. 24. The filing deadline for both state and federal returns is Monday, April 18, 2022.

The SCDOR will begin processing returns February 7 to allow employers to meet the January 31 W-2 submission deadline.

As you prepare to file your return, use online tools and resources readily available from the SCDOR and the IRS. Visit dor.sc.gov/iit and IRS.gov to get started.

United Way of the Lowcountry promotes Jones

The United Way of the Lowcountry (UWLC) has promoted Wendy Eden Jones to Director of Marketing and Communications.

In her new role, Jones will focus on strategic messaging, public relations, marketing and design, digital marketing and storytelling in order to promote and grow UWLC’s impact in the community. Her promotion comes after joining the organization as a Philanthropy Specialist in 2019.

Jones brings extensive nonprofit marketing and public relations experience to her new position. Prior to joining UWLC, she held marketing/public relations leadership positions at Community Foundation of the Lowcountry; The Literacy Center; Brevard College in Brevard, N.C.; the South Carolina Bar; Savannah Chamber of Commerce/Convention & Visitors Bureau; and The Anderson Group, a marketing firm on Hilton Head Island. Jones earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of South Carolina.

Factory Creek Landing, pier remains open

Beaufort County Stormwater has started its Brewer Memorial Park project on Sea Island Parkway, Lady’s Island, adjacent to Factory Creek Fishing Pier. A silt fence has been erected near the fishing pier which may give the impression the landing is closed.

However, the entire Factory Creek Boat Landing and fishing pier remains open to the public and is expected to remain open for the duration of the project.

Construction at the park is expected to continue for the next two months. Upon completion, the park will showcase different low impact stormwater treatment options and treat stormwater runoff previously left untreated for pollutants.

For more information, please contact Katie Herrera with Beaufort County Stormwater at 843-255-2813.

Netflix Aviation Maintenance Manager speaking at TCL

James Beasley, the Netflix Aviation Maintenance Manager, will be speaking Friday, Feb. 4, at Technical College of the Lowcountry (TCL).

The free event is focused on veterans and military members in Transition Assistance Programs (programs to help separating and retiring service members).

The agenda for the program, organized by Al Hardy, CEO of Aero Training Center USA, is the growth of Netflix Aviation and Corporate Culture.

Hardy assists his client, Aircraft Technologies Group (ATG), develop career awareness and opportunities in Aerospace and Aviation.

ATG is an employer and promoter of Aero Skills Tournaments. Aero Skills Tournaments are held throughout North America to promote continuing and basic education in Aerospace and Aviation.

The event runs from 1 to 4:30 p.m., in the Building 23 Conference Room, and features speakers Rock Hudson, the Continuing Education Program Administrator, TCL; Dewayne Simmons, Director of the Veterans Resource Center, TCL; Jay Logie, COO and Founder of ATG, Aero Skills and NETWorX; Randy Klym, Vice President of Operations, ATG; and Beasley.

RSVP to Al Hardy at ahardy@myatg.aero.

Beaufort Republican Women’s Club holding Membership Drive Luncheon

The Beaufort Republican Women’s Club will hold its annual Membership Drive Luncheon at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 26, in the Carolina Room at the Dataw Island Club, 123 Dataw Dr., St. Helena Island.

Jessica M. Vaughan, Director of Policy Studies for the Center for Immigration Studies, will be the featured speaker. Vaughan has testified before Congress many times and has appeared on NPR, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, and PBS’s News Hour.

The cost of the buffet luncheon is $35 and is by reservation only. To reserve a seat, please mail a check to BRWC, P.O. Box 1835, Beaufort, S.C. 29901 by February 16.

For further information, call Diane Roney at 843-838-4972.

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