Bringing Our Community Together


Governor thanks local state representatives

  This week, thirty-six members of the South Carolina House and Senate took a brave stand by supporting my request that the General Assembly return to Columbia and complete their work on government restructuring. I would especially like to thank Reps. Shannon Erickson, Andy Patrick and Bill Herbkersman for demonstrating to our citizens and our… Keep Reading


Mayor Keyserling: Not on my watch

  Despite the fact that Beaufort County currently celebrates the fifth highest per capita concentration of millionaires in the U.S. and the highest per capita concentration of college graduates of South Carolina’s 46 counties, more than half our students are eligible for free or assisted lunches. Keep Reading


Random thoughts of a retiree

By Jack Sparacino 1. I nearly fell off my chair when one of my new bankers called me “sweetie” over the phone when I was still in Connecticut.  Well, it turns out that people often use terms of endearment in the South, even with total strangers (“What can I get ya, hon?”).  Unfortunately, you could… Keep Reading


The Taming of the Screw

By Terry Sweeney On a recent stay in the Hamptons at the Sag Harbor mansion of some richy rich friends of mine; (yes I know that sounded a bit braggy, but read on and you’ll find out why this hoity toity piece of background information is relevant), I was asked by my charming hostess, who… Keep Reading

What To Do

what 2 Do

Sea Island Quilters to hold meeting The Sea Island Quilters will meet on Thursday, June 16, at 6 p.m. at the Charles Lind Brown Activity Center on Green Street. Joey Patrucco will speak on “A Quilter’s Garden,” and she will demonstrate how to turn your flower beds into a living quilt. Contact Joey for additional… Keep Reading


Midtown Square to bring vitality to Northwest Quadrant

    By Wendy Nilsen Pollitzer Steve Tully, Allen Patterson and John Trask III have hit the nail on the head. And, yes, that pun was intended. Developers Tully and Trask envisioned affordable homes with a focus on a walking community on land situated between Adventure and Bladen streets, 2 acres they purchased in 2006… Keep Reading


Congrats, Graduates

  By Wendy Nilsen Pollitzer     Last week, almost 600 seniors graduated from two area high schools. A collective amount of $7.5 million in scholarships was awarded to the Lowcountry graduates from Battery Creek and Beaufort High schools. Keep Reading


Sheriff Tanner to speak to LIBPA

  The Lady’s Island Business Professional Association welcomes Sheriff P.J. Tanner as guest speaker for June. A lifelong resident of Beaufort County, Tanner joined the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Department in 1982.  Keep Reading


Athlete of the Week

Congratulations to Timothy Aune, a senior at Beaufort High School. He has been a member of Beaufort High Track and Cross Country team for the past four years. He has been a four-year letter winner, region champ in both cross country and track, and MVP various times. He officially signed a letter of intent to… Keep Reading

Lunch Bunch

The Lunch Bunch relaxes on My Time Out

By Wendy Nilsen Pollitzer   The Lunch Bunch took a break from the norm and relaxed on My Time Out last week, a fishing boat owned by Captain Frank Gibson. Captain Gibson invited Kim, Elizabeth and I for a boat cruise along the Beaufort River to inaugurate the unofficial beginning of summer and fishing season. Keep Reading


See and Be Seen

Dance Recitals all over Beaufort   Saturday marked the end of a busy after-school season for many area dancers.  Two recitals were held at the University of South Carolina Performing Arts Center and Beaufort High School Performing Arts Center. Keep Reading