The Point Neighborhood holds Picnic on the Green

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By Lanier Laney

The Point Neighborhood Association held its annual Picnic on the Green last Saturday, April 26. Residents of this beautiful historic neighborhood gathered on a lovely spring afternoon to enjoy a variety of delicious potluck dishes, and to have the opportunity to meet new neighbors. Thanks to Mike and Pat Whitehead, along with Conway Ivy and Merritt Chase, for organizing this wonderful event. Here are some pics for you:

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Bumper to bumper traffic on Carteret Street can cause chaos downtown

Is bumper to bumper traffic on Carteret Street ruining the quaint Beaufort experience? A lot of people have strong opinions about this issue. The non-stop traffic after 3 p.m. each afternoon on Carteret Street all the way from Bay Street to Bellamy Curve — whether the Richard V. Woods swing bridge is open or closed — is one of the most vexing examples. Can’t someone direct Lady’s Island commuter traffic to the new bridge? The continuous stream of cars cruising down Carteret makes it hard for pedestrians to cross. The traffic also forms a barrier between the historic Point neighborhood and the rest of downtown Beaufort, almost cutting it off from the city.