Bringing Our Community Together


BCSD selects officer to lead Student Services

From staff reports Veteran administrator Juliet White, PhD, has been selected to lead the Beaufort County School District’s Student Services division that encompasses special education, alternative programming, guidance counseling, adult education, nursing, athletics, and additional student services/initiatives. White, who has served as the district’s Director of Special Education since 2019, brings 28 years of educational… Keep Reading



Beaufort’s Rohrer named to spring 2021 President’s List at The Citadel Christopher Rohrer of Beaufort is among the nearly 60 cadets recognized for their outstanding work during the spring 2021 semester at The Citadel. The President’s List is one of the most distinguished cadet awards presented by The Citadel. The list is a combination of… Keep Reading


County grants Beaufort County Distance Learning Fund additional $100,000

From staff reports Beaufort County has allocated an additional $100,000 to the Beaufort County Distance Learning Fund of Coastal Community Foundation. The Beaufort County Distance Learning Fund will support nonprofits in Beaufort County that are currently providing educational support services such as virtual learning, socially distanced learning, and supplemental academic enrichment, or those that would… Keep Reading

Contributors/David Taub/Voices

OK, it’s all really about the economy

There is an age-old, home-spun platitude that is nonetheless true, as most home-spun wisdom tends to be: “You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.”  I have tried to change mostly unchangeable attitudes of determined folks, but I have been using high-test vinegar. Mea culpa.  Marinated in linguistic “honey,” I wish to encourage unvaccinated… Keep Reading


A day of remembrance

 Beaufort marks 20th anniversary of 9/11  Above: Children of Beaufort and Port Royal first responders lead the assembled crowd of more than 1,000 people in the Pledge of Allegiance to kick off the 20th Anniversary of 9/11, on Friday at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. Photos by Bob Sofaly. From staff reports  A large crowd… Keep Reading


Council removes Spalding from Election Commission

Above: Beaufort Mayor Stephen Murray checks with other council members to see if they have any questions before moving on to the next topic during City Council’s regular meeting Tuesday night. Photo by Bob Sofaly.  By Mike McCombs  By a unanimous 5-0 vote, Beaufort City Council voted to remove Helen Spalding from the city’s Election… Keep Reading


Masks required in county buildings

 By Mike McCombs  Even for a Beaufort County Council meeting, this one was out there.  The end result Monday night was Beaufort County Administrator Eric Greenway announcing that Beaufort County employees and visitors would be required to wear masks in all county buildings beginning Tuesday before the Council had even voted on its COVID ad hoc committee’s… Keep Reading

Lowcountry Life


In this photo entitled, “A Perfect Day” by Vicki McGahee, Quinn, left, and Cooper make their way down the dock at Newpoint on Lady’s Island looking toward downtown Beaufort. To submit a Lowcountry Life photo, you must be the photographer or have permission to submit the photo to be published in The Island News. Please… Keep Reading