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Soiree promises to be an elegant affair

Photo above: Chairman Donna Dehncke and Co-Chair Mary Fermin Savage stand in front of the Dr. A.P. Prioleau House on Federal Street. Photo by Jasmina Kimova Photography. Staff reports The Historic Beaufort Foundation’s (HBF) annual gala, the elegant and popular Lafayette Soirée, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 22. The location will be… Keep Reading


Bands, Brews and BBQ to benefit hospice

By Aileen Goldstein Imagine a street event in a beautiful setting during our beautifully mild winter. Now imagine the festival includes championship barbeque, craft beer and live music from a variety of local talent.   You don’t have to imagine for long, as the Friends of Caroline Hospice’s annual Bands, Brews and BBQ is right… Keep Reading

School News/Schools

Whale Branch to get new gym

Staff reports The Beaufort County board of education voted recently to devote a portion of its borrowing capacity to building a larger competition gym for Whale Branch Early College High School. Since Whale Branch Early College High opened in 2010, its four basketball teams have practiced and played their interscholastic games in one small gymnasium.… Keep Reading


From dancer to silversmith, it’s all about creativity

Photo above: JoAnn Graham’s cramped studio gives her all the space needs. Photos by Bob Sofaly. By Aileen Goldstein Her gracefulness is obvious. Her slender build is a reminder of her past career.  Her moves are free-flowing and smooth. She is understated, yet hard to ignore.  Jo Ann Graham has the movements of a dancer.… Keep Reading


Palmetto Animal League launches campaign to save 1,000 lives

Photo above: Local plastic surgeon Dr. Audrey Klenke and her husband Trevor and daughter Mabel meet PAL resident Desi, who is waiting for her furr-ever home. Plastic surgeon Dr. Audrey Klenke is no stranger to animal rescue.  “We have two rescue dogs at home, and supporting local animal rescue efforts gives us the opportunity, as a… Keep Reading

School News/Schools

Another great year at Chilly Bean event

The popular fourth annual Chilly Bean Run and Chili Cookoff was held Feb. 4, and was a huge success.  The event, a fundraiser for Beaufort Academy’s Parents Association, was held in the Coosaw Point neighborhood on Lady’s Island in Beaufort.  In addition to a 5K and 10K, there was an after-party, chili cookoff, music and… Keep Reading

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Local News

Group rallies at Sanford’s office

Photo above: David Adame, far right, discusses getting an education in the United States as an immigrant. Photos by Bob Sofaly. The newly formed Lowcountry Indivisible advocacy group and the Lowcountry Immigration Coalition held a rally at the offices of Rep. Mark Sanford, R-SC, on Feb. 7. While Sanford was not in attendance, the group met with… Keep Reading


Glorious music

Charles D. Frost, organist, and the Charleston Symphony Brass Quintet presented a recital of music for organ and brass Feb. 12 at Sea Island Presbyterian Church. The program featured a variety of styles of music, including works by Gabrieli, Campra, Strauss, Pinkham and Gigout. For a video of the performance, visit Photo by Bob… Keep Reading

Bill Rauch/Contributors/Voices

The Saga of Southside Park

By Bill Rauch This is a story of what happens when government changes its priorities. In the same breath let me hasten to add government should change its priorities. Priority-changing is the relentless reinventing that is the core strength of democracy.   Sometimes, however, when governments change direction there are implications. This is a story… Keep Reading

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Real Estate

New home construction increases on Lady’s Island

By Lady’s Island Business and Professional Association Prior to the 2007 crash of both the economy and the housing market, Lady’s Island averaged 182 new homes each year for 10 years. Since that time the island has seen an average of 45 new homes each year.  As can be seen by the chart, in 2015… Keep Reading

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