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WWII fighter pilot honored, memorialized

Photo above: Cadets from the Low Country Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol served as pallbearers for World War II veteran, Flying Ace Capt. Albert Schlegel, who was memorialized and laid to rest in the Beaufort National Cemetery. Photo provided. Staff reports After 70 years of being buried in a grave marked only as… Keep Reading


Easter weekend holds ‘eggs’tra fun events

Staff reports There’s lots of fun to be had this weekend, from Easter egg hunts to the annual Soft Shell Crab Festival. Here are the details: • Beaufort’s Community Bible Church, 638 Parris Island Gateway, will be hosting its annual Easter Eggstravaganza from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 15.   Activities for the… Keep Reading


The Island News celebrates 10 years

  Staff reports The Island News officially turns 10 years old! In honor of its 10th anniversary, the owners would like to express their gratitude to all of the readers and advertisers who make the paper possible. When the paper started as the Lady’s Island News, it was mostly black and white and the size… Keep Reading


Youth group works to make trail even better

Photo above: Beaufort Mayor Billy Keyserling, center, explains the process of building something for the community from an idea, land acquisition, funding and final construction to a group of middle schoolers at the Spanish Moss Trail. Later the students were asked to make recommendations as to how the popular trail might be improved upon. Photos… Keep Reading


Trivia contest helps support students

Photo above: The 2017 Trivia Night Winning Team was the Tidal Creek Turtles. More than 250 people attended the second annual William Trask and Holly Konoza Trivia Night fundraiser recently in support of Beaufort Young Life, an organization that serves hundreds of area teens.  The event honored Beaufortonians Holly Konoza and William Trask, founders of Beaufort… Keep Reading


Lowcountry Life

Jessica Miller, of the Fripp Audubon Club, shot this 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. Please submit high resolution photos and include a description and/or names of the people in the picture and the name… Keep Reading

Local News

News briefs for April 13th-19th

Various city offices to offer walk-in help The city of Beaufort Planning, Building Codes and Business License offices will be open to walk-in customers from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, May 1.  Staff will continue to be available by phone and e-mail until 5 p.m. Boundary boardwalks get new cable railing  Opening up the view… Keep Reading


Nonprofits should be open to scrutiny

By Jay Bender  Where does your tax money go?    In most instances it supports direct government activities such as schools, police, housing, public health and the like. But in many instances your tax money is transferred to nonprofit corporations that have convinced government leaders that they perform a service worthy of public support.  … Keep Reading


Women’s group donates 765 new books to local children

The Lowcountry Alumnae Club of Pi Beta Phi distributed 765 new books at four events to promote literacy in the Lowcountry for its Fraternity Day of Service.  During the month of March, the group organized events to celebrate the 150th birthday of Pi Beta Phi and the birthday of Dr. Seuss.   They read the… Keep Reading


Sports briefs for April 13th-19th

GOLF First Tee of Lowcountry to hold grand opening Avid golfers will tell you, there’s no finer place than a golf course for kids to gain life skills and the leadership abilities they’ll need to make their mark on the world. Knowing this, and knowing the challenges involved with creating affordable community-based junior golf programs, The… Keep Reading

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