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Pre-register for delinquent tax sale

Anyone wanting to bid on a delinquent property at the Beaufort County Tax Sale can pre-register right now. The auction will take place Monday, October 6, at 10 a.m. at the Charles Lind Brown Activity Center located at 1001 Hamar Street in Beaufort.

All bidders must pre-register online at www.bcgov.net/taxsale or at the Beaufort County Treasurer’s office in Beaufort. This pre-registration must take place by noon Friday, October 3. The registration fee is $30, which includes a list of all properties to be sold. This list will be distributed the morning of the auction. A list of properties to be auctioned off will also appear online at www.bcgov.net. Each week the list will be updated as property owners come forward to pay the taxes owed.

On the day of the sale, sign-in will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 9:30 a.m. All bidders must be signed in no later than 9:30 a.m.

All recording fees per property will be determined the day of the sale and must be paid in full with the winning bid.

To avoid having property auctioned off all delinquent taxes must be paid before 5 p.m. Friday, October 3, at any of the three Beaufort County Treasurer’s office locations. Payments will not be accepted the day of the tax sale.


Sheriff’s Office investigates shooting

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting incident that occurred Sept. 7 on St. Helena Island.

At approximately 10 p.m. last Sunday night, Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a gunshot victim in the area of Dulamo Road. Upon arrival, deputies learned that a 36-year-old male victim had been shot and was being transported to Beaufort Memorial Hospital. The victim remains hospitalized with serious injuries, but is expected to make a full recovery.

Investigators have identified the parties believed to be involved, however, no arrests have been made as of yet.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Investigator Sgt. A. Boland at 843-255-3707 or Crimestoppers.

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