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Sports/Voices

Beating COVID-19 is going to be a team effort

By Wes Kerr As we reached a much-anticipated summer here in 2021, it looked like the end of the COVID-19 pandemic was in sight. Local case numbers started to significantly dip, and vaccines began rolling out for the general public. That was the first time I felt like we could have a normal fall free… Keep Reading

Community/News

A Community Conversation

 Beaufort Mayor Murray, BMH doctor sit down to discuss COVID, vaccines as cases remain high in county, state  Above: Tony Junker, right, of S&K Signs and Designs, adjusts one of his cameras on Dr. Luke Baxley, left, an emergency room physician with Beaufort Memorial Hospital, prior to the start of the online “Community Conversation” on… Keep Reading

Coronavirus/Education/Health/News

School board to vote on masks

Decision postponed until Board of Education can get legal, medical advice   By Mike McCombs  They finally got around to “the elephant in the room.”  After an hour and 45 minutes of business, the Beaufort County Board of Education eventually got to the topic on everyone’s mind as school’s opened during the recent resurgence of COVID-19: masks. … Keep Reading

Coronavirus/Health/News

BMH tightens policies as COVID surge goes on

 From staff reports  In developments that go hand in hand, the surge in COVID-19 continues locally and nationwide and Beaufort Memorial Hospital (BMH) is tightening its policies to protect patients, staff, and community members.  South Carolina reported 2,286 new cases Tuesday, down from the seven-day average of 3,397. That’s a 65 percent increase in the… Keep Reading

News

SC Stay Plus help available at library through Aug. 21

By Mike McCombs S.C. Housing’s SC Stay Plus assistance program is still taking applications for Beaufort County renters struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic. And now those residents can get in-person support by submitting their application at the Beaufort Branch Library through Monday, Aug. 21. There will be someone to assist applicants from 10:30 a.m. to… Keep Reading

Coronavirus/Health

COVID surges in Beaufort

Beaufort Memorial, City encouraging citizens to get vaccinated   By Mike McCombs  As COVID numbers continue to climb again across the state of South Carolina and the nation as a whole, Beaufort is right there in the middle of the surge.  The statewide numbers reported Tuesday by the S.C. DHEC, reflecting Sunday’s data, indicate there were… Keep Reading