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Election 2017

BEAUFORT COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS 2017: THE CANDIDATES

Editor’s note: Questions and answers to the candidates were provided by Citizens Advocating Responsible Education. Following are the unedited answers to questions posed to the four Beaufort County School District board of education candidates. This special election for the District 3 seat will be held on Tuesday, March 28.  CYNTHIA GREGORY-SMALLS Q1: Nepotism has been a… Keep Reading

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Local News

Beaufort named top small town in the South

Photo above: Taking a walk through Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park  has charm all its own. Photo by Bob Sofaly. By Sally Mahan As anyone who lives here can tell you, Beaufort is the epitome of a wonderful small town. Now, the secret is out. Southern Living magazine has named Beaufort as Best Small Town… Keep Reading

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Community

Reconstruction Era monument celebrated at ceremony

Photo above: Raul Bradley (in yellow) leads the Beaufort Mass Choir in a musical selection during the unveiling ceremony of the National Park Service Reconstruction Era National Monument at Penn Center on St. Helena Island. Photos by Bob Sofaly. By Kat Walsh “Today is the day,” Dr. Abraham Murray, pastor of Brick Baptist Church, told… Keep Reading

Election 2017

Board seat is up for grabs

By Sally Mahan When Michael Rivers was elected in November to the South Carolina House of Representatives, his seat on the Beaufort County School District board of education was left open. Now, a special election will be held on Tuesday, March 28, to fill the District 3 seat, which covers portions of Beaufort, Lady’s Island… Keep Reading

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Community

Lowcountry Life

Rent Hanckel drives his 37-inch modified Jeep during the first round of the fast track on March 19 during theYemassee Mud Run. For a video of the mud run, visit www.facebook/theislandnews.com. Photo by Bob Sofaly. To submit a Lowcountry Life photo, you must be the photographer or have permission to submit the photo to be… Keep Reading

Beethoven's 9th Symphony Concert at Duke University's Baldwin Auditorium. Reception in Music Building.
Community

Symphony is music to hospital foundation’s ears

Photo above: Duke Symphony Orchestra Conductor Harry Davidson will conduct the symphony on Saturday, April 1. Photo provided. Staff reports Duke Symphony Orchestra Conductor Harry Davidson will once again be leading some 60 students through the works of well-known and emerging classical composers on Saturday, April 1, at the USCB Performing Arts Center.  From the… Keep Reading

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School News/Schools

Home-schooled teens shine at forensics event

Photo above: Lauren Curry and Brodie Brant won the Team Policy Debate. The National Christian Forensics and Communications Association provides home-schooled high school students the opportunity to compete in speech and debate tournaments at a regional and national level.   NCFCA allows students to develop their critical thinking and speaking skills through Team Policy and Lincoln… Keep Reading

Local News

Community foundation awards disaster recovery funds

The Community Foundation of the Lowcountry continues to award disaster recovery and rebuilding grants to organizations, located in Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton and Colleton counties, which are working directly with individuals affected by Hurricane Matthew. Grants totaling $46,280 were recently awarded to four organizations, bringing total Hurricane Matthew-related grants to $174,000 since Oct. 11, 2016. The… Keep Reading

Community

‘Idomeneo,’ Mozart’s first great opera, coming March 25

By Alan Schuster The day after Mozart’s premiere of “Idomeneo” in Munich in January 1781, he wrote to his father that “to write operas now is my one burning ambition.”  In the next 10 years before he died at the age of 35, he composed, among others, “The Marriage of Figaro,” “Don Giovanni,” “Cosi Fan… Keep Reading

Voices

The fight to fix funding for road fixes is on

By Tom Davis  Another year, another push by politicians in Columbia for higher taxes to “fix our roads.”  This time it’s a 75-percent gas-tax hike and a host of other new fees, e.g., higher motor-fuel registration fees, a new infrastructure-maintenance fee, a new user fee on hybrid vehicles, etc.   In all, they want to… Keep Reading

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