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Contributors/David Taub/Voices

The Life and Times of Viruses: In for the Long Haul

Viruses are hardy little devils. They have been around for more than 30 million years on Spaceship Earth. Many of humankind’s diseases derive from viruses; if transferred from animals, they are called zoonotic infections. Regardless of the source, viruses have been, and remain, the greatest killers of humankind in our short three million-year history as… Keep Reading

Arts

Orchestral return

Beaufort Symphony Orchestra gets off to big Beethoven start in 2021   From staff reports  The Beaufort Symphony Orchestra, along with guest pianist Susan Merdinger, turned in an incredible performance to kick off the 2021- 2022 concert series Sunday night at Sea Island Presbyterian Church on Lady’s Island.  The performance, originally scheduled as last year’s 250th birthday… Keep Reading

News

Beaufort Tea Party censures Graham

By Mike McCombs  The Beaufort TEA Party of S.C., is unhappy with Sen. Lindsey Graham. And it is letting Graham, and everyone else, know. Following in the footsteps of the Republican Party of Aiken and York counties, the Beaufort TEA Party is censuring Graham.  In an email dated Oct. 7, Beaufort TEA Party Chair Ann… Keep Reading

Contributors/Lolita Huckaby/News

LOWCOUNTRY LOWDOWN

 It’s almost time to go to the polls again   BEAUFORT – In less than three weeks, Beaufort County voters will have the opportunity to go to the polls. It’s always interesting to see how many do.  It’s not likely all 142,700 registered voters will be flocking to the polls in this off-year election; in fact, there’s… Keep Reading

Community/News

Food Truck Festival a rousing success

 By Mike McCombs  If there were any doubts going in, the 4th annual Beaufort Food Truck Festival, held Saturday in Port Royal, was a rousing success.  The festival, held for the first time in two years because of COVID-19 and after undergoing a few changed was packed.  “Things went phenomenally, honestly,” Lowcountry Jaycees President Nick… Keep Reading

Lowcountry Life

LOWCOUNTRY LIFE

Jennifer Picklesimer caught this alligator with its mouth open last month at the Port Royal Cypress Wetlands. 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 submit high-resolution photos and include a description and/or names of the people… Keep Reading

Military

VETERAN OF THE WEEK – BILL WARREN

Beaufort’s Bill Warren, 82, joined the United States Marine Corps’ PLC program in St. Louis, Mo., in 1958. After graduating from Southern Illinois University, he attended basic and infantry training at Quantico. He joined the Recon Battalion at Camp Pendleton and deployed to Cuba and Haiti before a tour in Okinawa. He then spent two… Keep Reading

Letters to Editor

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

‘Praise and adoration’ Nice to see [Cherimie] again in the Island News. My intent with this email is to provide you a sufficient amount of “Praise and Adoration” for you to provide us more of your insightful, well written and socially relevant musings via The Island News. I have always enjoyed your writing and am… Keep Reading

News

Beaufort Co. rent relief nears $1 million paid to keep residents in homes

From staff reports The SC Stay Plus pandemic-related rent relief program has paid $864,579.10 so far to landlords in Beaufort County to keep residents in their homes. Since August, the program has had representatives in Beaufort County to assist residents struggling with back rent and utility payments due to pandemic-related financial instability. The outreach has… Keep Reading

History/News

Friends of Fort Fremont land 3 preservation grants

From staff reports  Three preservation grants have been awarded to the Friends of Fort Fremont. The grants will fund a structural engineering study of Batteries Jesup and Fornance located in Beaufort County’s Fort Fremont Preserve.  The batteries were built between 1898 and 1899 on St. Helena Island during the Spanish-American War and are listed on… Keep Reading

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