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Main Street Beaufort holds awning project
The Design Committee of Main Street Beaufort, USA announces plans for an Awning Project to be completed in first quarter of 2012. Any business and/or property owner in the Main Street Beaufort designated area in need of a new or replacement awning is eligible to participate.
The vision of the project is to give downtown a makeover with multiple new awnings. Participating business/property owners will receive design renderings free of charge, assistance with city applications and review boards processes, and a discount on the awning. Requests for proposals for awning companies wishing to participate in the project are now available and due by December 2nd. Since the project has a goal of 12 participants and is asking for a minimum of 8 participants, Main Street Beaufort is requesting a considerable discount for the bulk purchase. The designated area of Main Street Beaufort, USA is the area bounded on the west by Ribaut Road, on the south and east by the Beaufort River, and on the north by Boundary Street, with both sides of named streets included therein. Business/Property owners wishing to participate should alert Main Street Beaufort, USA by December 16. Please contact LaNelle Fabian, 843.525.6644 or director@downtownbeaufort.com with questions.

Coastal Conservation League has new director
Mr. Steven Eames recently assumed the position of Director of the South Coast Office of the Coastal Conservation League in Beaufort. Steve is a native of Australia, but has lived in the Charleston area for the last four years. He comes to Beaufort from Global Container Terminals with experience in “smart growth” and strategic planning for transportation, ports and industrial parks, having worked in Europe, Asia and Africa.

New McTeer Bridge to close for week
The new span of the McTeer Bridge (SC 802) will close Sunday, November 13 at 9 p.m. and re-open Friday, November 18 at 3 p.m. while contractors complete the final interface between the roadway and the bridge.
During the closure, traffic will be routed along the original span of the bridge. For more information on this transportation improvement project, which is largely funded through a sales tax approved by voters, visit the Beaufort County website, www.bcgov.net . Look under the “How Do I” options on the home page.

County Council names America Recycles Day
Beaufort County Council will proclaim November 15 as “America Recycles Day” throughout the county.
Through the proclamation, County Council plans to encourage residents to visit the recycling information located on the Public Works Department pages of the county website, www.bcgov.net  to learn more about recycling services in the county. Council also wants to remind residents about the county’s, 2good2waste.org, an online market place for citizens to advertise unwanted items for reuse.