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Famous Happy Winos from History

By Terry Sweeney Whenever I wake up in the morning, fully clothed, in a now wine-stained ensemble, an empty bottle of red perched on my bedside table, I seriously am tempted to berate myself for allowing myself to be “overserved” once again. Keep Reading


Local walks runway, joins modeling agency

Beaufortonian Lara Lill, owner of Chapter 1 Design with her husband Alex, recently participated as a model in Savannah Fashion Week. She also walked the runway at Charleston’s Eco Fashion event, where fellow Beaufortonian Caroline Baker, designer of Maude Couture, showcased current trends in fashion that are eco-friendly. Keep Reading


Lion’s Club presents Check to library

The Beaufort Lions Club recently presented a check for $1000 to the Beaufort County Library to purchase the Jaws Screen Reader, which is a software program for those who are blind or have low vision. It has a multilingual synthesizer, speaks through the computer’s sound card, can read information from the screen aloud and provides… Keep Reading



Ron Hines, a distributor for The Island News, presents India Dickinson and her son with framed copies of the paper that showcases when the “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” was in Beaufort transforming the Dickinson’s house. The episode aired on ABC Sunday, May 1.   Keep Reading


Royal Wedding Celebrations

Southern Graces Bistro’s Royal Wedding Tea a Smashing Success Followers of the Royal Wedding were able to celebrate in style at today’s Royal Wedding Tea hosted by Southern Graces Bistro, located at 809 Port Republic St. (inside The Beaufort Inn).  Owner Bethany Hewitt invited guests, who filled the bistro’s dining rooms, to wear their favorite… Keep Reading


Historical Society holds 72nd annual meeting

Dr. Gerald Schwartz will discuss his book, “A Woman Doctor’s Civil War: Esther Hill Hawks’ Diary.” A physician, a Northerner, a teacher, a school administrator, a suffragist, and an abolitionist, Esther Hill Hawks was the antithesis of Southern womanhood. While most women of the 1860s stayed at home, tending husband and house, Dr. Esther Hill… Keep Reading


Local Eagle Scout selected for SAR state award

The South Carolina Society of the Sons of the American Revolution presented its coveted Eagle Scout of the Year in South Carolina to Eagle Scout Peter Richardson McGee on Saturday, April 2, in ceremonies at the Annual State Meeting in Columbia. South Carolina Society President Ted R. Morton Jr. and Eagle Scout Scholarship Committee Chairman… Keep Reading

Cherimie Crane/Voices

Praising the strength and spirit of all Mommas

By Cherimie Crane In the bottom of a large wooden trunk, tattered and torn are the years of my life. Page after page of feelings, emotions, events, confusion, and shenanigans that shall forever remain at the bottom of that large wooden trunk. However, one powerful word appears on page after page. This word represents the… Keep Reading


Little bits of Royal Chatter

By Peggy Chandler Mary Ann and Ski Cieplowski, Rivers Court, who last year at this time, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, have other things to celebrate this year.  The Cieplowski’s have six grandchildren of whom they are very proud and pleased to share their accomplishments.   Grandson Christian Paglialonga will begin Coast Guard Officer training in… Keep Reading