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Fight, handgun put Beaufort High on lockdown

 By Mike McCombs  Beaufort High School was on lockdown Tuesday morning as a result of an altercation in the parking lot resulting in the discovery of a handgun on campus.  At approximately 10:30 a.m., City of Beaufort Police say a bystander intervened in a fight between 22-year-old De-Quarious Major, of St. Helena, and a relative. … Keep Reading

Business/Community/News

27TH ANNUAL BEAUFORT SHRIMP FESTIVAL

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

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Military/News

USMC releases identity of recruit found dead at Parris Island

By Mike McCombs The U.S. Marine recruit found dead Tuesday morning at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island has been identified as 21-year-old Pvt. Anthony Munoz of Lawrence, Mass. “We are deeply saddened by the loss of Pvt. Anthony Munoz,” MCRD Parris Island spokesperson Capt. Philip Kulczewski said Thursday afternoon in a release. “Our Marines… Keep Reading

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Beaufort election official helped organize right-wing rally

 By Mike McCombs  In February, Helen Spalding was appointed to a six-year term on the City of Beaufort’s non-partisan Election Commission by the City Council.  Now her presence on the commission is in question.  Spalding was involved in the organization of the far-right Audit The SC 2020 Vote Rally held Aug. 30 at the Olde… Keep Reading

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News/Schools/Sports

Battery Creek coaching legend Day dies

 By Mike McCombs  “Dad always said, ‘If you’re going to do something, be the best you can,’” Ryan Day said Sunday.  It’s unlikely anyone can argue Nathan Day didn’t live up to his own credo.  Nathan Day, the longtime and highly successful Battery Creek High School wrestling coach, died Friday, Aug. 27, after a battle… Keep Reading

Longtim Battery Creek wrestling coach Nathan Day
Health/News/Sports

Battery Creek coaching legend Day dies

By Mike McCombs Legendary Battery Creek High School wrestling coach Nathan Day died Friday after a battle with COVID-19. Battery Creek faculty and staff were informed Friday afternoon. Day, who had been the head wrestling coach at Liberty High School in the Upstate since 2017, won six state championships at Battery Creek High School (1991,… Keep Reading

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