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Beaufort honors veterans with parade, more

Photo above: An unidentified Vietnam veteran finds a friend in the crowd. Photos by Bob Sofaly. It was a gorgeous day for the Beaufort Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony on Nov. 11. The annual parade, which included marchers, bands and floats, stepped off in downtown Beaufort and wove around downtown to the Beaufort National Cemetery. A ceremony… Keep Reading

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Citizens battle city hall (and win)

Photo above: Lauren Kelly goes over some of the finer details of the proposed development of the Whitehall property on Lady’s Island. Photo by Bob Sofaly. By Sally Mahan After months of citizen activism, plans for a huge new development were ditched after a 6-0 “no” vote by the Metropolitan Planning Commission at a highly… Keep Reading


Company delivers gourmet meals straight to your door

Photo above: Tony Makar and his mother Dolores Ziccarelto team up every Monday to cook lots of gourmet meals to be distributed on Tuesdays.  Here, Ziccarello shows off some organic carrots to be used in a ratatouille dish. Photos by Bob Sofaly. By Amy Rigard Almost anyone can appreciate a healthy home cooked meal. When… Keep Reading


Gullah heritage celebrated

Photo above: Aunt Pearlie Sue, portrayed by Anita Singleton, was the mistress of ceremonies during the annual Heritage Days celebration at Penn Center. Photos by Bob Sofaly. Thousands of people from all over the country crowded onto the grounds of Penn Center for the annual Heritage Days on Nov. 11. Those in attendance were treated to… Keep Reading


Auditions for ‘America’s Got Talent’ coming to area

NBC’s ”America’s Got Talent” (AGT) is back on the road looking for the best variety acts the nation has to offer, and will be hosting auditions on Sunday, Nov. 19, at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center at 1 International Drive in Savannah. This past summer AGT celebrated its most watched season ever, with… Keep Reading

Devonte Holloman

NFL veteran named as BHS head coach

Photo above courtesy of the Dallas Cowboys. Former University of South Carolina and Dallas Cowboys star DeVonte Holloman has been named head coach of the Beaufort High School football program. Holloman has coached at Beaufort High School for the past three years, the first year as defensive backs coach and the second and third years… Keep Reading

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News briefs for November 16th-22nd

Photo above: Pictured from left are Suzi Oliver, president, Rotary Club of Beaufort; Staff Sgt. Jessica C. Navarro, USMC, representing the Marine Corps Recruit Depot; Staff Sgt. Juan C. Maravilla, USMC, representing Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort; and Petty Officer Second Class Adam Henneman, representing the Naval Hospital Beaufort.  Rotary names service members of year Unit… Keep Reading


Holiday craft market offered Wednesdays

The Santa Elena Foundation, in partnership with Hank’s Lowcountry She Crab Soup, relaunched its second-annual craft market on Nov. 8 with the holidays in mind.  The market will be open from 2-6 p.m. every Wednesday until after the new year, and will feature live entertainment, arts and crafts vendors, local food artisans, giveaways and a… Keep Reading


Sports briefs for November 16th-22nd

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Whale Branch falls to Batesburg-Leesville Whale Branch’s latest postseason run ended in the second round of the Class 2A Playoffs. Batesburg-Leesville managed to double up Whale Branch 42-21 in the Class 2A Playoffs on Nov. 10.  With the loss, Whale Branch ended its season 6-5.  Batesburg-Leesville scored first and never trailed, forcing Whale… Keep Reading


Watchdog citizens strengthen communities

By Richard Eckstrom S.C. Comptroller They keep tabs on their public officials, often asking the tough questions and sounding the alarm when something doesn’t seem right. They attend meetings, sometimes sitting in the front row and staying until the very end. They request information under the public-records law. Sometimes, they criticize. Watchdog citizens are an… Keep Reading

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