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EMS performing child car seat safety checks 

Beaufort County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) will be checking and installing child car seats this Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Beaufort Town Center, free of charge. The experts in attendance will also be able to answer any questions parents may have about South Carolina’s car seat law.

Those who would like to have their car seats checked or installed are asked to bring the car they normally drive with the child who sits in the car seat.

The team effort between Beaufort County EMS, the Kiwanis Club of Beaufort, and Safe Kids Lowcountry, makes events like this possible.

Armed motel robbery under investigation 

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery that occurred at a St. Helena motel late Monday, April 21.

Just before 10:30 p.m., deputies responded to the Quality Inn (863 Sea Island Parkway) in reference to a robbery occurring moments earlier. Upon arrival, contact was made with a 71-year-old male employee who advised that he’d just been robbed at gunpoint by an unknown black male. The employee reported that he had noticed the suspect loitering outside the motel, and went out to see if he could offer any assistance. The suspect initially stated that he was looking for a friend’s room, then brandished a handgun and forced the employee back inside to the front desk. Once inside, he demanded the employee open the cash register. After taking the register’s cash drawer, the suspect fled the area.

The suspect was described as a black male between 30-40 years of age, 6’00”, 180 lbs wearing dark clothing. The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information to contact either Investigator Sgt. J. Kelleher at 843-255-3418 or Crimestoppers.

Former Beaufortonian returns to tell her story 

A New York City gossip girl for nine years, Kelly Will, who once worked as a fitness instructor at the Beaufort County YMCA, spent her days traveling the world interviewing celebrities for The New York Times and The New York Post. Today, Kelly is traveling the 50 states in 365 days, speaking to, meeting and interviewing everyday Americans. Kelly is proving that our similarities are far greater than our differences and kindness, love and generosity abound. From celebrity gossip to American patriot, her story will ignite and inspire. She will be speaking Tuesday, April 29 at 7 p.m. at the YMCA of Beaufort County, 1801 Richmond Ave. Port Royal.

Penn Center holds tree planting for Arbor Day 

The public is invited to attend Penn Center’s “1862 Circle: In Memoriam” tree planting and reception on Arbor Day, Friday, April 25 at 5 p.m. at the Road of Remembrance, Penn Center Circle East on St. Helena Island. Reception and light refreshments immediately following. For more information, call 843-838-2432.

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