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Vets bring home one of their own

Photo above: More than 160 people gathered on June 15 at Beaufort National Cemetery for funeral services for Raymond Thompson, 72, a Vietnam-era veteran with the U.S. Navy. Also attending was SC Rep. Shannon Erickson, R-Beaufort, standing at center. Photos by Bob Sofaly. By Bob Sofaly Beaufort showed its true compassion and patriotism when more than… Keep Reading

Local News

$28M needed to make traffic fixes

By Lisa Allen The Lady’s Island traffic study will take another step forward when it’s presented to the Beaufort-Port Royal Metropolitan Planning Commission next month, but a huge question remains. How will the improvements be funded? The 40-page study was written by Canadian-based Stantec Consulting with input from two public hearings, the city of Beaufort,… Keep Reading

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Lunch Bunch

Groucho’s serves up fresh, tasty deli food

Photo above: Low fat White Moose. Editor’s note: Members of our staff, aka the Lunch Bunch, go out to lunch to give you the rundown on the food and the atmosphere at local restaurants (OK, admittedly we also like to go out to eat, so win-win!). This week: Groucho’s Deli. By Sally Mahan Groucho’s Deli… Keep Reading

School News/Schools

Reverend Pinckney Scholars are named

The Coastal Community Foundation has announced the second set of scholarship recipients of the Reverend Pinckney Scholars Program, established at the foundation in memory of the late Rev. Clementa C. Pinckney and in response to the June 17, 2015 massacre at Emanuel AME Church.   “Furthering your education was always important to Clementa. He valued… Keep Reading

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Community

Island Girls Night Out ends with big winner

Photo above: The grand prize winner of the $500 gift certificate to Halo Salon & Spa was Nancy Steeves, second from right. From left are Heather Callender, Patty Decota, Debra Bluyzes Faulkner, Steeves and Irene Goodnight from The Island News. Photos by Bob Sofaly. Island Girls Night Out was held June 15 at Halo Salon &… Keep Reading

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Community

Remember AME victims

Above: The nine candles represent each person murdered at Emanuel Baptist Church two years ago in Charleston. The candles were part of the Evening of Remembrance Memorial Candlelight Service. Photos by Bob Sofaly. On June 17, 2015, a mass shooting took place at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston. During a prayer service, nine people, including the… Keep Reading

Work can ease the mind while exhausting the body

By Cherimie Crane Weatherford There are days when I long for simplicity, joy found in unexpected corners of normalcy and moments of innocent humanity flowing through the labyrinth of chaotic days.  Society progresses further into the technical realm while my home-grown soul retreats in thought when impossible in circumstance.  Often I wonder how many others… Keep Reading

U.S. Navy Reserve Operations Specialist 1st Class Patrick Billups, a Beaufort, South Carolina native, works providing logistics support during Tradewinds 2017. Billups helped arrange personnel, drivers, and translators in conjunction with partner nations. Military and civilians from over 20 countries are participating in this year’s exercise in Barbados, and Trinidad and Tobago, which runs from June 6-17, 2017. Tradewinds is a joint, combined exercise conducted in conjunction with partner nations to enhance the collective abilities of defense forces and constabularies to counter transnational organized crime, and to conduct humanitarian and disaster relief operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Melissa K. Russell/Released)
Local News

News briefs for June 22nd-28th

Photo above: U.S. Navy Reserve Operations Specialist 1st Class Patrick Billups, a Beaufort native, works providing logistics support during Tradewinds 2017. Billups helped arrange personnel, drivers and translators in conjunction with partner nations. Military and civilians from over 20 countries participated in this year’s exercise in Barbados, and Trinidad and Tobago, which ran from June… Keep Reading

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Community

It’s dragonboat time in the Lowcountry!

Photo above: Paddlers tough it out during the Dragonboat Race in downtown Beaufort. Photo by Greg Rawls. The popular DragonBoat Race Day will be held Saturday, June 24, at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in Beaufort. Local community, business and civic teams will paddle against each other for medals.  Dragonboat racing is a flat-water, paddling… Keep Reading

Business

Business briefs for June 22nd-28th

Lime Lite Salon joins sustainability initiative Check out the numbers: 63,180 pounds of hair clippings, 42,122 pounds of hair color, 109,512 pounds of foil and color tubes and 206,392 pounds of wastepaper, salon bottles and other paper and plastic items. That’s the amount of waste being tossed out by hair salons across North America every single… Keep Reading

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