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Beaufort High senior is district’s 3rd National Merit Scholar

A Beaufort High School senior was named Wednesday, June 5 as the Beaufort County School District’s third National Merit Scholarship winner. Alan Wiser’s national recognition came in the latest round of announcements by the National Merit Scholarship Corp. May River High’s Faith Shupard and Hilton Head Island High’s Meaghan Lyons were named in earlier announcements.… Keep Reading


Jones tabbed as new Beaufort Academy CFO

Julie Jones has been selected as the new Chief Financial Officer of Beaufort Academy. “Julie Jones brings an excellent and diverse finance background to the position,” Beaufort Academy Head of School Dan Durbin said in a release. “We are looking forward to her leadership in our finance department.” Jones, a current BA parent and head… Keep Reading


Landing makes appearance in Beaufort after announcing run for Congress

Conservative Republican Kathy Landing, 56, was in Beaufort for a meet-and-greet at Panini’s Monday, having announced her candidacy for Congress earlier that day. A businesswoman, financial planner, military wife, mother and public servant from Mount Pleasant, Landing is hoping to unseat Democrat Joe Cunningham in South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District. With Landing’s announcement, three Republicans… Keep Reading

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The Parish Paddlers

By LEE SCOTT On June 22, the Beaufort Waterfront is going to be packed with participants and observers as the latest Dragon Boat Race takes place. This is the seventh year the races have taken place here. It is one of those popular fundraisers where local citizens raise money to assist cancer patients who live,… Keep Reading


The number at the root of SC’s biggest problem

By RICHARD ECKSTROM Seven and a quarter percent.  That’s the official “assumed rate of return” for South Carolina’s retiree pension system.  In other words, state officials tell us the system should expect to earn 7.25 percent on its assets for decades to come. It’s a safe bet that most folks have never given a thought… Keep Reading


Arts Briefs

Moon Over Buffalo auditions There will be auditions for the Coastal Stage production of Moon Over Buffalo at 7 p.m. June 17-18 at 100 Sea Island Pkwy in Beaufort. The play will be performed Aug. 16 -25 by Coastal Stage at AMVETS at 1831 Ribaut Rd. in Port Royal. The director has chosen to make… Keep Reading


Business Briefs

Home2 Suites By Hilton to celebrate grand opening On Thursday, June 20, the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce will celebrate the grand opening of the new Home2 Suites By Hilton in Beaufort. The celebration kicks off at 5 p.m., and the official ribbon cutting ceremony takes place at 5:30 p.m. Home2 Suites invites the public… Keep Reading


News Briefs

SCDNR alligator hunting deadline approaching The application deadline to enter this year’s public alligator hunting season lottery drawing is 5 p.m. Saturday, June 15. A $10 nonrefundable application fee is required to apply for the Public Lands Hunt. A randomized computer drawing based on a preference point system will determine the selection of hunters. Unsuccessful… Keep Reading

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