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Rezoning marina parking lot on hold 

The Beaufort City Council will hold off considering the rezoning of the Downtown Marina parking lot.

The city council will announce, in a public meeting, the date and time for discussion about the proposed rezoning.

The Furman Co. Development LLC is acting as developer on behalf of Historic Marina Partners LLC comprised of Furman and Chaffin/ Light. The public/private partnership is envisioned to spur new economic growth in the western end of downtown Beaufort’s retail district and to create new draws for residents.


Suspect arrested on multiple drug charges 

On Friday, February 21 members of the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Drug Investigations Section arrested Dewarn Quintrell Wright on drug charges.

An investigation surrounding activities at 15 Poppy Hill Road in Beaufort was initiated, after investigators learned Wright was distributing illegal drugs from the residence. During the investigation, multiple controlled purchases of illegal drugs were made from Wright at that location.

At approximately 5:30 a.m. on Feb. 21, a search warrant was executed at his residence and Wright was present. During the search, investigators discovered crack cocaine, cocaine, marijuana, currency and miscellaneous drug paraphernalia. Wright was subsequently charged with Trafficking Crack Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine and Possession of Marijuana and transported to the Beaufort County Detention Center.

County to talk business license fee structure 

Beaufort County Council will be holding a special work session Tuesday, March 11, at 6 p.m. to discuss the current Business License Fee Structure. The history of the fee as well as its purpose will be discussed. The public will also be able to voice their opinions and concerns regarding the current fee structure.

“This is a chance for those business owners doing business in unincorporated Beaufort County to come and let us know what they like and what they dislike concerning the Business License Fee Structure. We want to hear from as many people as possible,” said Councilman Jerry Stewart.

The meeting will be in Council Chambers in the Beaufort County Administration Building, located at 100 Ribaut Road, Beaufort.

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