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Special needs camp accepting applications

Applications for Beaufort County’s Disabilities and Special Needs Camp Treasure Chest are being accepted.

Session 1, for special needs children ages 6-12, runs June 17 – July 5. Session 2, for special needs teens and young adults ages 13-21, runs July 8 – July 26.

Camp Treasure Chest is a unique opportunity for children and young adults to enjoy a camp experience that includes music therapy, safety awareness, arts and crafts, bowling, swimming, and much more.

The cost of each session is $50. Applicants are accepted on a first come first serve basis and the applicant must be DDSN eligible. To find out if a child or young adult is eligible go to http://www.ddsn.sc.gov/Pages/default.aspx

For more, call Erin Womack, camp director at 843-255-6292.

Register now for PALS summer camp program

Registration for Beaufort County Parks and Leisure Service’s (PALS) 2013 Summer Camp Program is taking place at the Burton Wells Recreation Center in Beaufort and ends Friday, May 3.

The camp runs from June 10 through August 9, Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m.  to 6 p.m. Each week will have a different theme and your child will take part in activities that include swimming, arts and crafts, games, field trips, guest speakers and library visits.

Summer Camp is open to children ages 5 – 12 years old. The cost is $325. Applications are online at www.bcgov.net/PALS or call 843- 255-6680.

Suspect arrested for armed robbery

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office arrested an armed robbery suspect on Tuesday evening. At approximately, 9:30 p.m. on March 19, deputies responded to the Econo Lodge (2227 Boundary St) due to an anonymous call providing the location of an armed robbery suspect staying there.

Upon arrival, deputies located the suspect’s brother in a room who stated the suspect, William Dunbar, just left to walk to Kmart.

Within minutes, Dunbar was located behind the Enmark and he attempted to cross Boundary Street heading towards the marsh but he was apprehended immediately by deputies.

Dunbar was the roommate in last Monday’s early morning armed robbery of a 68-year-old male who was struck in the head with an iron object after the victim refused to let Dunbar borrow his vehicle. Dunbar then took money from the victim’s nightstand and fled the scene.

Dunbar was arrested for the charges of Assault & Battery High & Aggravated and Armed Robbery resulting from this incident.

Beaufort Civic Master Plan has presentations

The draft Beaufort Civic Master Plan will be presented to area residents and groups through April, and the document also is posted to the Beaufort City website, www.cityofbeaufort.org.

Additional information about the master planning process and public involvement will be posted to the city website in coming weeks.

All meetings will be held at City Hall in the Council Chambers unless otherwise noted.

• Presentation to Planning Commission: April 3, 5:30 p.m. (Planning Conference Room)

• Sector 2 Workshop (West of Ribaut Road and between Boundary Street and Beaufort Memorial Hospital): April 10, 5:30 p.m.

• Sector 3 Workshop (South of Allison Road): April 11, 5:30 p.m.

• Sector 4/5 Workshop (Boundary Street, Burton & Lady’s Island): April 22, 5:30 p.m.

• Citywide Workshop, May 1, 5:30 p.m.

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