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County Council puts damper on Keyserling’s plans for Smalls home  BEAUFORT – Beaufort County Council wasn’t very nice to former Mayor Billy Keyserling and his efforts to expand the historic Reconstruction Beaufort district he’s worked hard to establish.  Keyserling, who opted not to run for re-election in 2020 to focus on Beaufort County’s Reconstruction history, had… 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

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County narrowly moves forward with resilience overlay standards  BEAUFORT – It’s been painful to watch the flooding and destruction Hurricane Ida has dumped on the Gulf communities down south, knowing that could happen here in the Lowcountry.  Realizing there’s little we can do to stop hurricanes, two new ordinances proposed by the county’s Storm Water Task Force… Keep Reading

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Big might not necessarily be better  PORT ROYAL – Well, it’s finally happened. Port Royal has more citizens than its neighbor, the City of Beaufort.  According to the 2020 census figures, the town established in 1874 has 14,220 people who say they live there; Beaufort, the county seat incorporated in 1711, has 13,607.  The numbers indicate… Keep Reading


A good starting point to combat flooding

Things are getting busier, and wetter, in the coastal plain of South Carolina. Sea levels are rising, and our tides are getting higher. At the same time, new residents are pouring into the Lowcountry. That means flooding is increasing and there are more buildings to flood. And it’s only going to get worse. Our coast… Keep Reading


County auditor chalks up another lawsuit for which we’ll pay BEAUFORT – In case you missed it, the Beaufort County Auditor is being sued by Beaufort County.  “The County,” we’ll assume is actually the Beaufort County Council since the elected body of 11 call the shots, they decide how the tax dollars are spent. But they… Keep Reading