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A Shrimp Fest smash: Event draws record crowds after a Covid cancellation Above: Three thousand, nine hundred and forty-four plastic shrimp were released into the Beaufort River from the shrimp trawler Palmetto Pride during the annual Sea Island Rotary Club Shrimp Race with nothing more than the tide to carry toward the finish line. Photos… Keep Reading



Above: Finding shade on the beach at Hunting Island State Park is no problem as most people bring their own in the form of canopies, as seen here on Monday, Labor Day. Besides getting a day off from school and work, Labor Day also marks the traditional last day of Summer. Photos by Bob Sofaly. Keep Reading


Water Festival’s opening weekend a success

  Above: After the concert by the Parris Island Marine Corps Band during the Water Festival Opening Ceremony, the huge crowd was treated to a spectacular fireworks show Friday night at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. Photo by Bob Sofaly.  By Bob Sofaly  After being canceled last year due to COVID concerns, the 65th annual Beaufort… Keep Reading


The Island News fares well again at SC Press awards

Reporter Mindy Lucas leads way with 3 1st-place awards From staff reports For the second year in a row, The Island News fared well in the South Carolina Press Association’s yearly newspaper awards. Led by three first-place awards for reporter Mindy Lucas, the newspaper won a total of 14 awards, topping its previous high, 11,… Keep Reading