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Election 2016

School board seats are up for grabs

By Sally Mahan Trust. It seems to be the word that defines the 2016 general election from the local level to the national level. Locally, that word particularly applies to the Beaufort County School District board of education. The district has been plagued by scandal over the last several months, with charges of nepotism and… Keep Reading


It may still be hot, but fall is in the air

Top photo: Ed Howel pushes a wheelbarrow full of little pumpkins, while Scott Blair, left, and sons help out. Photos by Bob Sofaly. By Bob Sofaly Ah, the start of the fall season, when pumpkins will be ready for picking at patches from Hilton Head to Ridgeland to Beaufort. For many, fall officially arrived on Sept.… Keep Reading

School News/Schools

Student of the Week – September 29th

Welcome to our newest weekly feature: Student of the Week, which gives us an opportunity to shine the light on some of the great kids in our local schools. This week’s Student of the Week is seventh-grader Jamari Young of Beaufort Middle School. He was nominated by his principal, Carole Ingram, who said, “Jamari is one… Keep Reading


Beehive keeper: Bees are sweeter than honey

Top photo: David Arnal tends to his bees at the Coastal Discovery Museum on Hilton Head Island.  By Aileen Goldstein Participants of a segway tour make their way along a trail through the property of Honey Horn, where the Coastal Discovery Museum is located on Hilton Head Island. Along the path, the tour guide points… Keep Reading


Shrimp Festival is big deal in Beaufort for 22nd year

The Annual Beaufort Shrimp Festival is back for its 22nd year in Beaufort, and once again promises to be a great time. The Lowcountry event at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park will feature local cuisine, live music, contests and much more. The free festival officially kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, with a… Keep Reading

Election 2016


Source: Citizens Advocating Responsible Education  Q1: The school board has proposed raising the sales tax by 1 percent to finance new school construction and other projects. The sales tax increase would generate more than $300 million over 10 years. What’s your position on asking the taxpayers to approve this increase? Q3: In 2015, more than… Keep Reading

School News/Schools

School briefs for September 29th-October 5th

Top photo: Beaufort Academy freshman Cal Harvey, son of Bert and Juliet Harvey, was named the recipient of the third annual Emerging Leader Scholarship. The ELS scholarship was designed by an anonymous donor to identify and support a rising ninth-grade student throughout their upper school tenure at BA. Eighth-graders from all over Beaufort County were invited… Keep Reading


BMH Foundation names 2017 Valentine Ball co-chairmen

Top photo: From left are Dan Ripley, Andrea Hucks and Amy and Chris Geier. The Beaufort Memorial Hospital Foundation recently announced that the 2017 Valentine Ball, scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, will be co-chaired by Chris and Amy Geier along with Drs. Andrea Hucks and Dan Ripley. Both couples have been actively involved in volunteering… Keep Reading


Lowcountry Life

Tradd Makar shot this beautiful Lowcountry photo. To submit a Lowcountry Life photo, you must be the photographer or have permission to submit the photo to be published in The Island News or The Bluffton News. Please submit high resolution photos and include a description and/or names of the people in the picture and the… Keep Reading


Business briefs for September 29th-October 5th

First Command expands at Beaufort Town Center Michael Fleischbein has expanded and relocated the First Command offices in Beaufort Town Center. It is now located on the second floor to off the elevator exit. Fleischbein is a chartered financial consultant, chartered life underwriter and retirement income certified professional. For additional information or to schedule an appointment, call 843-521-1128… Keep Reading

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