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Whale Branch Middle School moves to temporary virtual instruction

District: More than half the student body is under quarantine From staff reports Whale Branch Middle School (WBMS) will be temporarily shifting to virtual instruction this Friday for one full school week, according to a release from the Beaufort County School District (BCSD). This temporary, all-virtual, learning period is scheduled thru Friday, Sept. 17. Regular… Keep Reading


School board set to meet Monday about masks

By Mike McCombs The Beaufort County Board of Education will discuss and vote on a proposed mask mandate in a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the district office, Beaufort County School District Communications Director Candace Bruder-Brasseur confirmed Friday. The meeting is expected to feature public comments. Board member William Smith initially moved to… Keep Reading


Help still available for struggling Beaufort renters

By Mike McCombs Help remains available for Beaufort County renters struggling during the Covid-19 pandemic, as S.C. Housing’s SC Stay Plus assistance program is still taking applications. SC Stay Plus provides payments directly to landlords and utility companies for “cost-burdened” renters who meet certain criteria. As of Monday, fewer than 10 percent of the county’s… Keep Reading



How to ask other parents if they are vaccinated If you and your child have been vaccinated for COVID-19, you may be wondering if their friends’ families have been vaccinated too. But, is it okay to ask?  “I think most of the time a conversation resolves a lot. Keeping things mysterious and unknown and everybody… Keep Reading


BCSD, BMH team up for 2 vaccination clinics

From staff reports Although the COVID-19 vaccine is not mandatory for students to return to school, the Beaufort County School District (BCSD) has partnered with Beaufort Memorial Hospital (BMH) in offering two free drive-through Pfizer vaccination clinics this week for anyone 12 and older. A parent/guardian must accompany any child. South of the Broad The… Keep Reading


COVID surge continues in county, state

From staff reports COVID-19 numbers continue to increase both across the state of South Carolina and here in Beaufort. Statewide, South Carolina reported 1,954 new cases and 11 deaths on Tuesday. There are 1,248 COVID patients hospitalized statewide. That number is at its highest since two days before Valentine’s Day. Locally, the average for confirmed… Keep Reading

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