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Tips to keep teen drivers safe

By State Farm® Agent Motor vehicle crashes remain the No. 1 cause of death for adolescents.  Teen drivers (ages 16 to 19) are involved in fatal crashes at four times the rate of adult drivers (ages 25 to 69). Keep Reading


Athlete of the Week-Bennett Fultz

Congratulations Bennett Fultz, Beaufort Academy senior, who was recently named to the SCISA Class “AA” All-State Golf Team.  Bennett was named Region Golfer of the Year for Region IAA for the second consecutive year, leading the Beaufort Academy Golf Team to their second region championship in as many years. He will attend the University of… Keep Reading



  Actors are needed for staged readings of selected plays presented during the inaugural International New Plays Festival of the Lowcountry (INPFL) scheduled next month in Beaufort. Auditions will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 14 & 15 in the first floor conference room at the Beaufort Branch of the… Keep Reading


A Week in the Life of a Beaufortonian

By Chris Damgen “Why’d you move here?” I remember that sharp, poignant question made by a grumpy waitress nearly four years ago at a restaurant that shall not be named.  I had just moved to Beaufort. I had my first conversation with a local of my age. Keep Reading


The votes for Favorite Mom are in!

The winner of The Island News’ 2011 Mommy Makeover contest is Michelle Morgan. She had the most votes online out of the 1,800 readers who participated. In upcoming issues, see how this hardworking mother of eight will be pampered, styled and transformed. Thank you to all the moms who were chosen and Happy Mother’s Day.… Keep Reading


A Taste of Beaufort: Come sample a weekend of fun

Main Street Beaufort, USA announces the 12th annual A Taste of Beaufort Festival Friday, May 6 and Saturday May, 7, 2011 at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. The festival kicks off Friday, May 6, from 6-10 p.m. with Shaggin’ With A Taste.  DJ Jim Bowers will be playing the best beach music and co-sponsors, The… Keep Reading



Dr. Valerie Truesdale is completing her fourth year as superintendent of Beaufort County School District.  Before coming to Beaufort, she was the superintendent for Oconee County School District. Prior to that, she was the Chief Instructional Services Officer for Lexington and Richland counties and served as senior executive assistant for the South Carolina Department of… Keep Reading

What To Do

What 2 Do

Local author, poet will read at Beaufort library Alice Connelly Moore, local author and poet, will share her “Inspired Words” at the Beaufort library on Scott Street on Thursday, May 5, from  2-3 p.m.   BHS Dance Ensemble performs spring concert The Beaufort High School Dance Ensemble will present their Annual Spring Dance Concert on… Keep Reading


Pet of the Week

Daisy is a 7 month old female spayed Terrier mix.  She loves to run and play. Come adopt her at the Beaufort County Animal Shelter & Control, 23 Shelter Church Road, Beaufort, SC 29906. For more information, call 843-255-5010 Office or fax 843-255-9407 or visit the website at   Keep Reading


BowWOW! Facts, observations and musings about Our Best Friends

Listen up: Dealing with sound, hearing loss By Tracie Korol As the Blue Angels perform practice maneuvers low over my house, I notice that with each pass my visiting pack flattens to the ground, ears clamped tight to the head.  The noise is painful to my ears and I understand the abstract of giant, shrieking… Keep Reading


Picture Day at Beaufort Dog

The dogs at Beaufort Dog Day School will be posing this week for their picture day with local photographer Misty Smith.  This is the first time, as we know, that school picture day has extended beyond the traditional schools and included our four-legged friends. Keep Reading