News briefs for May 25th-31st

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Various offices closed for Memorial Day

The following will be closed for Memorial Day on Monday, May 29, reopening on Tuesday, May 30:

• All branches of the Beaufort County Library system;

• Post offices and other local, state and federal buildings;

• All PALS facilities;

• All county convenience centers.

Councilman to hold public meeting

Beaufort County Councilman York Glover, District 3, will hold a public meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 1, at the Grand Army of the Republic Hall, 706 Newcastle St. in Beaufort. 

Gary Kubic and Josh Gruber, of the Beaufort County administration, will be the guest speakers. Kubic’s presentation will focus on opportunities for economic development of light industries in Beaufort County.

“My purpose for holding these meetings is to share information about county-related issues and to listen to residents’ concerns,” Glover said.

Residents do not need to register in advance for the meeting. 

Sheldon center opens for limited operations

The Sheldon Convenience Center has reopened on a limited basis from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Located at 208 Johnson Road in Sheldon, the center closed late last month due to fire damage at the site attendant’s office. 

Staff in the county’s Public Works Department and the Facility Management Department has been actively working to return the center to full operation. 

A new building has been ordered and the utility company is working to restore power to the site. 

Once the restoration project is finished and the site is ready to return to its normal operating schedule, a notice to the public will be issued.

Residents may also use the following nearby centers:

• Big Estate at 63 Big Estate Road: 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

• Lobeco at 6 Keans Neck Road, and Shanklin at 80 Shanklin Road: 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day except Wednesday.

For more information, contact the Solid Waste and Recycling Division, call 843-255-2736 or

Mosquito spraying continues through May 26

Beaufort County Mosquito Control may conduct aerial training, surveillance, and/or spray missions that may include the application of EPA-registered public health insecticides during daylight hours through Friday, May 26.

Mosquito control uses low-flying aircraft and aerial spraying and is dependent upon ideal weather. It does not treat the salt marsh habitats for adult mosquitoes during these aerial operations.

Audubon club elects officers, board

Fripp Audubon had its annual business meeting and elections on May 18 and elected its officers and board members. 

Officers are: co-presidents, Sally Jessee/Sandra Rice; vice president, Linda Sigafoos; treasurer, Linda Freeman; and secretary, Pam Floyd.

Board members are Kathy Agee, John Albert, Jessica Miller, Kevin Rice, Tony Natoli and Cyndi White.