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Navigating Today’s Economy

By Charles Tumlin   While changes in the economy occur regularly, what we have experienced recently is anything but a “normal” change. The challenges of the current economy haven’t been seen or experienced in our country in decades. Like most investors, you may wish you could figure out some way to know when economic conditions… Keep Reading

Schools

Straight Talk: Education

Thankful for a great year at Beaufort Elementary By Jennifer Morillo As we close this academic year, I wanted to share some of my thoughts and impressions of the 2010 – 2011 school year. It is my honor to be the Principal of Beaufort Elementary. We have experienced much success this year and grew as… Keep Reading

Schools

Race to the Top is penny-wise and pound-foolish

  By MICK ZAIS State Superintendent of Education   U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recently announced another round of “Race to the Top,” a federal program that offers quick, one-time cash infusions to state and district administrative offices. Keep Reading

What To Do

What 2 Do

Tour private gardens with Garden A Day The Beaufort Garden Club will celebrate National Garden Week with its 17th Annual Garden a Day event. Gardens will be open from 9:30 a.m. each morning until 12:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served by The Beaufort Garden Club. Here is the schedule of featured home gardens: Keep Reading

Voices

Little Bits of Royal Chatter

  by Peggy Chandler Our Royal Pines neighbors, John and Kay Hines, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Their children, Amy, David and Carrie along with their spouses Tim and Jeannie and grandchildren, Thomas, Shane, Jordon, Madison and Jack were on hand for a weekend of festivities. Keep Reading

Voices

The delights of the drive-in

By Pamela Brownstein I don’t know what it is about going to the drive-in movie theater, but it’s a positively transporting experience. Before the movie starts, this familiar scene unfolds: families and friends sit and laugh together, kids run around merrily, boys throw footballs, the smell of popcorn and fried comfort foods fills the air.… Keep Reading

Voices

The Art of Appreciation

By Chris Damgen In third grade, I entered into a nationwide traffic safety poster contest that was sponsored by the American Automobile Association. The poster I drew showed a very disproportional drawing of kids playing soccer (yes, soccer) away from traffic, separated by a house drawn at a different perspective angle than other items. Keep Reading

Wine

A Pain in the Glass

  By Terry Sweeney   It was bound to happen one day. I knew the dark secret I kept carefully hidden inside my oh-so-innocent-looking kitchen cabinets would one day rear its ugly mug, or more appropriately, raise its stemmed glass freak flag for the whole world to see. Keep Reading

Pets

Pet of the Week

Meet Radar.  He is about 1 year old or so.  He is a great family dog.  He is a total people dog and does great with kids.  He is wonderful with all other dogs too.  Radar is good on the leash and knows some basic commands.  He is extremely healthy, neutered and up to date… Keep Reading