News briefs for August 16th

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Posting of notice of levy on delinquent properties begins

The Beaufort County Treasurer’s Office began levying delinquent properties this week. This is the process in which a Notice of Levy sign is affixed to a property to notify the owner that the property taxes have not been paid. To avoid a property being posted, the delinquent property owner must sign and return their certified notice or pay the property taxes due.

On Sept. 1, 2018, an additional penalty of $50 will be added and personal checks will no longer be accepted.

The Beaufort County Delinquent Tax Sale will take place on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, at the Charles Lind Brown Gymnasium, 1001 Hamar Street, Beaufort. The taxes must be paid by 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, to prevent the property from being auctioned at the Delinquent Tax Sale. No payments will be accepted for delinquent properties on the day of the auction.

To pay or for more information about the delinquency process and the tax sale, visit www.BeaufortCountyTreasurer.com.

South Carolina Aquarium to distribute reusable grocery bags 

The South Carolina Aquarium will be distributing free reusable bags at three locations before Beaufort County’s single-use plastic bag ban goes into effect on Oct. 14. There will be 150 bags available at each location that will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. The tentative dates and locations are:

  • Thursday, Aug. 16, 2-9 p.m.: The Outside Foundation’s Keep the Broad Creek Clean Festival (free admission), Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina, 1 Shelter Cove Ln., Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
  • Saturday, Aug. 25, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.: Port Royal Sound Foundation STEAM Festival (free admission), Port Royal Sound Foundation Maritime Center, 310 Okatie Hwy., Okatie, SC 29909
  • Thursday, Sept. 27, TBD: Beaufort

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