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Eclipse 101: What you need to know

Map above courtesy of Michael Zeiler, Staff reports On Monday, Aug. 21, millions of people across the United States will see nature’s most wondrous spectacle: a total eclipse of the sun.  After traversing the United States from Oregon in just 94 minutes, the Great American Eclipse of 2017 will leave the United States at South… Keep Reading

Local News

Matthew is still hurting island

Photo above: These are some of the beachfront homes on Harbor Island that were heavily damaged by Hurricane Matthew in October 2016. Photo by Bob Sofaly. By Sally Mahan When Hurricane Matthew roared through Northern Beaufort Country, the devastation was heartbreaking. Homes were flooded, trees crashed down on roofs and cars and damages were ultimately in… Keep Reading

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Artifact found off of Parris Island

Staff reports A local commercial fisherman has found a ceramic Spanish artifact believed to be hundreds of years old in the shallow waters off Parris Island.   At the direction of Parris Island, and with the assistance of the fisherman and the Santa Elena History Center, the artifact was delivered to the South Carolina Institute… Keep Reading

Contributors/Lee Scott/Voices

Take care when watching solar eclipse

By Lee Scott In the summer of 1963, I was living in Ohio and experienced my first solar eclipse (although it was only a partial). I remember it clearly because my father, the nuclear physicist, was in the backyard hours before the designated time. He was making a homemade Box Pinhole Projector.   This contraption… Keep Reading

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Migrant students face special challenges

Photo above: The campers really enjoyed making cool stuff during arts and crafts – just like all kids their age. By Betsy Hinderliter The YMCA is well-known for its summer camps, and the Wardle Family YMCA of Beaufort County is no exception.  During this year’s 11-week summer camp program, over 700 children ages 3 to… Keep Reading

School News/Schools

Firefighters seek to keep kids safe in classroom

With the threat of school violence becoming more prevalent, along with the unique challenges it presents to emergency responders, the Burton Fire District is piloting a new program based upon national studies with plans to implement the program in all of its schools.  On Aug. 15, at Broad River Elementary School, the Burton Fire District… Keep Reading


Why is it important to keep baby teeth clean?

By Dr. Stephen Durham It’s a common question among parents and even young dental patients themselves: “Why is it important to take care of baby teeth if they’re just going to fall out?”  Even though the first set of teeth are temporary, they set the stage for oral health for a lifetime. If you fail… Keep Reading

Premier Club of Excellence Award

Local Women’s group wins award

Photo above: Janet Gregory, president of the Lowcountry, South Carolina Alumnae Club of Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women, accepts the Premier Club of Excellence Award. Photo provided. The Lowcountry, South Carolina, Alumnae Club of Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women recently received the fraternity’s highest and most prestigious honor, the Premier Club of Excellence… Keep Reading

Looking to ease college tuition anxiety?

Did you realize that, according to the College Board, more than $240 billion in grants from all sources (federal loans, federal work-study, and federal tax credits and deductions) was awarded to undergraduate and graduate students in the 2015-2016 academic year?  And that those students came from households spanning a wide range of household incomes?  During… Keep Reading


Business briefs for August 17th-23rd

Photo above: American Legion Beaufort Post 9 is striving to promote both patriotism and businesses in the Beaufort area by calling attention to those that proudly display the U.S. flag at their location. Post 9 presents those enterprises with a framed certificate thanking them. Here, Post 9 Vice Commander Paul Sweet presents owner Jeff Harris Jr.… Keep Reading

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