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Locals helping victims of Harvey

Photo above: Luke Fairchild, a butcher with Island’s Meat Market on Lady’s Island, stacks some of the donated items destined for flood victims in Houston. Photos by Bob Sofaly. By Bob Sofaly and Sally Mahan (Editor’s note: The Island News goes to press on Tuesday, so we didn’t have enough information to let our readers… Keep Reading

Local News

Bright times ahead for city

By Sally Mahan The city of Beaufort is spending millions of dollars now in an effort to save millions of dollars in the years to come. Various offices in the city of Beaufort’s Municipal Complex on Boundary Street have been closed during the week of Sept. 4 in order to install energy saving updates. “We… Keep Reading

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School News/Schools

Local students attend leadership program

Photo above: From left are Clayton Ruff, May Harrelson, Will Warren and John Manos, who are displaying their certificates from the 2017 Palmetto Boys-Girls State Encampment. Photos provided. Staff reports American Legion Beaufort Post 9 sponsored three young men and the Samuel J. Bush Post 207 Auxiliary Unit sponsored two young ladies, all five local… Keep Reading

Community

Friends of the Beaufort Library to hold book sale

Staff reports The 2017 Friends of the Beaufort Library Fall Book Sale is right around the corner, with thousands of boxes of donated books plus audio-visual materials (books, music and movies) available at give-away prices for the annual fundraiser.   As in years past, Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in downtown Beaufort will be the… Keep Reading

Business

Bonds, interest rates and the impact of inflation

There are two fundamental ways that you can profit from owning bonds: from the interest that bonds pay, or from any increase in the bond’s price. Many people who invest in bonds because they want a steady stream of income are surprised to learn that bond prices can fluctuate, just as they do with any… Keep Reading

Community

Conroy center to host award-winning author

The Pat Conroy Literary Center’s Visiting Writers Series will host Karen Spears Zacharias, a Weatherford Award-winning, at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at Beaufort’s Technical College of the Lowcountry auditorium in Building 12.  Zacharias, author of the new Appalachian novel “Christian Bend,” will appear in conversation with local novelist Stephanie Austin Edwards, author of “What… Keep Reading

Health

There are ways to save money on mental health medications

By Judith Treadway Over the last several decades, the use of psychiatric medications has greatly increased, and so have the costs.  The average American takes 12 medications compared to seven medications 20 years ago.  According to the National Health Center health statistics, more than 16 percent of Americans age 40 to 50 take antidepressants.  While… Keep Reading

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Community

Revolutionary ship model on display

A model of the daring ship, The South Carolina, built from scratch in 3/16-inch to 1-foot scale by Callawassie Island resident Bill Shultz, on display in the clubhouse of the Callawassie Island Club.  In the days of “wooden ships and iron men” The South Carolina was among those rare and intrepid vessels that challenged the… Keep Reading

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Community

Celebrating Gullah culture

Photo above: Margaret Polite, right, looks for some help while her daughter Melissa Hardin dishes out chicken wings and a barbecue dinner plate at Grandma’s Kitchen. Photos by Bob Sofaly. Gullah ancestry and the legacy of Reconstruction were celebrated during the Lands End Woodland River Festival on Sept. 1-2 on St. Helena Island. In the 1920s,… Keep Reading

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