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Water fest makes a big splash

Photo above: The performers with the Gatorland Ski Show make their way to the sea wall July 15 at the Beaufort Water Festival. Photos by Bob Sofaly. CORRECTION In the July 13 edition a story stated that a concert on Thursday, July 20, featuring “American Idol” winner Candice Glover was free. The event will require tickets.… Keep Reading


Reconstruction monument planning underway

Staff reports The National Park Service (NPS) will hold three public forums in Northern Beaufort County to begin establishing a framework for managing the new Reconstruction Era National Monument. These open houses are part of a comprehensive planning process that will also include targeted stakeholder meetings, and research and analysis that contribute to the development… Keep Reading


Lowcountry Life

The St. Helena Prayer Chapel along Sea Island Parkway has been called “The littlest church in the Lowcountry.” The sign out front asks motorists to simply “pray as you pass.”  “The spot certainly shows off the character of the island and lets you see that the church and faith in daily life plays a vital… Keep Reading

Festival reminds us to enjoy life

By Cherimie Crane Weatherford In present society where the definition of social has morphed into one-sided conversations with a photo and a screen, our sleepy little town reminds us of the joys of face-to-face, value in congregation and powerful pull of the sea.   Few occasions show human nature, soul simplicity and signs of a… Keep Reading


Center for the Arts presents exciting season of shows

Photo above: A set model for David McVicar’s new production of “Norma,” which will be streamed live from the Metropolitan Opera at the USCB Center for the Arts on Saturday, Oct. 7. Photo by the Metropolitan Opera Technical Department. Staff reports The University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts has announced its 2017-2018 season… Keep Reading


Superhero visits Beaufort

Photo above: Steven Terry, 5, strikes a pose with Marvel Comics’ Spiderman while Emily Terry takes their picture at Flashback Gear. Photos by Bob Sofaly. By Bob Sofaly After the opening of the newest Marvel Comics’ Spiderman movie on July 8, Spiderman paid a visit to Flashback Gear, where scores of children had their pictures… Keep Reading

Local News

News briefs for July 20th-26th

Mosquito spraying may take place through July 21 Beaufort County Mosquito Control may conduct aerial training, surveillance, and/or spray missions that may include the application of EPA-registered public health insecticides during daylight hours through Friday, July 21. It uses low-flying aircraft and its aerial spraying is dependent upon ideal weather.  It does not treat the salt… Keep Reading


Here are 5 money tips for your college-aged child

When his daughter was looking at colleges, Dan Prebish, director of Life Event Services at Wells Fargo Advisors, approached things a little differently than many parents.  He raised the issue of college finances while on college tours, asking tour guides questions such as, “How much do you budget for meals outside of the dorm?” and… Keep Reading

School News/Schools

School briefs for July 20th-26th

American Legion awards scholarships American Legion Beaufort Post 9 is encouraging educational excellence and good citizenship with the award of scholarships to graduating high school seniors who will be attending universities this fall.   Luke Harper and John Cole Floyd were selected to receive scholarships in 2017. Bridges Prep students continue studies at camps While most students… Keep Reading

How to be a great mother-in-law

The funeral service for my mother-in-law, Peggy Sanford Peyton, was held last week. I’m certain there are a lot of guys who in their private-most thoughts have been good with seeing their mothers-in-law put 6-feet under, especially in those cases where in her later years the mother-in-law had moved in. I’m not one of them.… Keep Reading

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