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Queen Quet awarded Order of the Palmetto

From staff reports  On Wednesday, Sept. 29, in Columbia, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster presented Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/ Geechee Nation, with the Order of the Palmetto, the State of South Carolina’s highest civilian honor presented in recognition of a lifetime of extraordinary achievement, service and contributions on a national or statewide scale. … Keep Reading


Man arrested in connection with Family Dollar robbery

From staff reports Following a joint investigation between the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office and the Beaufort Police Department on Wednesday, July 14, Ronnie Maynor, 41, of Orrum, N.C., was charged in Monday afternoon’s armed robbery of Family Dollar on St. Helena Island. Beaufort Police officers arrested Maynor at 5 p.m. Tuesday at America’s Best Inn… Keep Reading


‘Everything I’ve done has prepared me for this job’

 St. Helena’s Smalls named Executive Director of Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor   By Mike McCombs  Sometimes a job is just that, a job.  And then sometimes, it’s what you’ve been working toward your entire life.  That’s how it is for St. Helena Island’s Victoria Smalls.  Smalls, a National Park Ranger with the Reconstruction Era National… Keep Reading


Penn Center welcomes authors to discuss Hilton Head Island book

From staff reports Penn Center, in conjunction with Penn Circle, Inc., is hosting a book singing with the three authors of Gullah Days: Hilton Head Islanders Before the Bridge 1861-1956. Thomas C. Barnwell, Jr., Carolyn Grant, and Emory Shaw Campbell, authors of this book that celebrates their Gullah heritage and culture, will be at the… Keep Reading