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By Lolita Huckaby Hi ho, hi ho, it’s back to school they go… BEAUFORT – Back to school used to mean new clothes, maybe a new haircut, new book bags and school bus route. Maybe for some families that’s still the case but, for the county’s 20,000 public school students headed back this week, it meant… Keep Reading



Returning to school after learning remotely  The first day or week of school is happening and some kids may be nervous about heading back to class, especially if they spent the last year learning remote.  “I think schools have really learned a lot about how to calm kids’ anxieties and their worries and how to… Keep Reading


Schools set to open amid COVID surge

By Mike McCombs  Uncertainty. Apprehension. Nervousness.  For parents and students, alike, these can be common emotions as the beginning of a new school year draws near. But this year, they are for all the wrong reasons.  With the delta variant and a low vaccination rate helping COVID numbers to spike, it could be a risky… Keep Reading

And now it is their turn

Sweaty palms, nervous twitching, and a flushed face squirm in the small wooden desk engraved with years of first-day jitters, I know what is moments away. Poised before an audience of supremely sharpened pencils held in little hands, Mrs. Burns reads through monikers of those that will determine my mood for an entire year.  Amy,… Keep Reading