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School board, local activists go on attack

By Sally Mahan A string of toxic emails between board of education members over comments made by the chairman that critics of the board will “die and go to hell” also revealed that one had told another that she hoped “she would die or fall off a cliff.” The exchange started when local activist and… Keep Reading

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Another year, another fun Shrimp Fest

Photo above: As the sun sets, the crowd dances to Deas-Guyz at the Beaufort Shrimp Festival. Photos by SK Sigs & Designs. Staff reports Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park was the backdrop for the popular Beaufort Shrimp Festival on Oct. 6-7 in downtown Beaufort.  There was live music, children’s activities, an abundance of SC fresh… Keep Reading

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Car takes a plunge into marsh

Staff reports A woman accidentally drove her car into a marsh near the Beaufort Downtown Marina, but walked away without injuries. The incident started at about 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 7, when firefighters with the City of Beaufort/Town of Port Royal Fire Department responded to a report of a vehicle in the marsh.  Arriving units… Keep Reading

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Breast cancer patient depends on faith, support

Photo above: Sherry Campbell is currently halfway through six weeks of radiation therapy with Beaufort Memorial Hospital board-certified radiation oncologist Dr. Jonathan Briggs. Photo by Paul Nurnberg. By Marie McAden For Sherry Campbell, getting a routine mammogram was just another task on her to-do list. She expected to have the screening and go on her merry… Keep Reading

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ABLE event will help people with special needs

Photo above: Kathleen Gray-Gardner, training specialist, center, watches as James N. Derico Jr., left, and Meghan Wilcox-Eddy as they sort through recyclable material at the Beaufort County Department of Disabilities & Special Needs. The program they are involved in is designed to give special needs clients the life skills they need for a work environment.… Keep Reading

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Affected by Irma? Help is available

In response to a request for a disaster declaration from SC Gov. Henry McMaster, U.S. Small Business Administrator Linda McMahon has made low-interest disaster loans available to South Carolina business owners and residents affected by Hurricane Irma.  The declaration includes Beaufort, Jasper, Colleton and Hampton counties. “I’m grateful that Administrator McMahon has decided to grant… Keep Reading

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BMH’s Keyserling center to relocate, expand

Photo above: Oncology services currently located in the hospital’s Port Royal-based Keyserling Cancer Center facility are scheduled to move to the main Beaufort Memorial campus next year. Photo provided. In an effort to both consolidate and expand local oncology services, Beaufort Memorial Hospital has announced plans to move the Keyserling Cancer Center to a new, expanded… Keep Reading

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‘Conrack’ opening at The Center for the Arts on Oct. 13

The musical adaptation of Pat Conroy’s “The Water is Wide” will be presented starting Friday, Oct. 13, at the USCB Center for the Arts. “I am thrilled to be bringing ‘Conrack,’ our musical adaptation of ‘The Water Is Wide,’ to the stage in Beaufort, Pat Conroy’s adopted hometown,” said Granville Wyche Burgess, bookwriter and lyricist… Keep Reading

Letters to Editor/Voices

Letter to the Editor

An open letter to John North Dear Mr. North, There’s something you should know about Hemingways: It is one of the coolest bars in the world. And I say that with authority because I have been to many bars around the world. Besides the friendly staff, the cast of local characters, the cheap drinks, the indoor… Keep Reading

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Jimmy Buffett Tribute Concert coming to Ridgeland

Photo above: Shannon Tanner & the Oyster Reefers will perform in Ridgeland on Oct. 14. Photo provided. Among his many notable quotes, legendary musician and songwriter Jimmy Buffett was once heard to say: “It’s a fine line between Saturday night and Sunday morning.” Indeed, a terrific Saturday night of tropical partying and dancing is what… Keep Reading

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