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Snowmageddon ’18

Photo above: An unidentified couple take a brisk walk across the Richard V. Woods Bridge during snow storm. Photos by Bob Sofaly. It shut down just about everything in town. From bridges to roads to schools to most businesses, the snow storm that started on Jan. 3 left Northern Beaufort County out in the cold.… Keep Reading

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Whitehall is coming back to the table

By Sally Mahan After months of citizen activism, plans for a huge new development in Northern Beaufort County were ditched after a 6-0 “no” vote by the Metropolitan Planning Commission on Nov. 13. Now, the developers are going to come back to the commission on Monday, Feb. 19, with a revised plan that a local… Keep Reading

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County 2017 opioid deaths up sharply from 2016

By Bill Rauch The opioid epidemic has come to Beaufort County. While the 2017 final numbers are still preliminary, the Beaufort County Coroner’s Office says there were 22 opioid-related deaths in the county last year, nearly three times the eight homicides the Coroner’s Office has recorded preliminarily for 2017.  This is the first time Beaufort… Keep Reading

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Beaufort icon had passion for helping others

Photo above: Nathan Harris could often be seen in one of his dapper outfits riding his bike around town. File photo. Staff reports A Beaufort icon has passed away. Nathan Harris, 87, of Beaufort, died Dec. 23, 2017, at the Medical University of South Carolina. His journey to Beaufort was somewhat roundabout, but once here,… Keep Reading

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Students get bikes from Delta Sigma Theta Sorority

Photo above: Members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority gave bicycles and helmets to 44 students at the fourth annual Bike-Give-Away. Photo provided. Decked out in sorority apparel and wearing smiles of the season, members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority gathered at Beaufort Middle School to present bicycles and helmets to students enrolled in the 11… Keep Reading

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Handy partners lend a helping hand

By Lee Scott As I was leaving my house recently to take Brandy for her grooming appointment, I opened the front door and a bird flew in and up the staircase.  My spouse jumped up from his chair and said, “Shut the door there is a bird in the living room.”  Uh oh, that meant… Keep Reading

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Scouts thank firefighters

As a way of thanking firefighters for their service, Girls Scout Rainbow Troop 4105 served a holiday meal to members of the Lady’s Island-St. Helena Island Fire District. The meal included red rice, fried chicken, Swedish meatballs, baked macaroni and cheese, potato salad, cheese rolls, cupcakes, cake and sweet tea. Meals were prepared by the… Keep Reading


Make healthy eyes a New Year’s resolution

By Dr. Mark Siegel Ringing in the New Year is a time of self-reflection – a time when we look at how we can better ourselves.  As we kick off 2018, many of us may have plans to lose weight or stop smoking. But did you know taking care of your eyes should also be… Keep Reading

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News briefs for January 11th-17th

Reconstruction Era monument celebrated The public is invited to join the National Park Service (NPS) and park partners to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the creation of Reconstruction Era National Monument in South Carolina’s Lowcountry on Friday, Jan. 12. Festivities will kick off at 10 a.m. at the Beaufort Arsenal, located at 713 Craven St.… Keep Reading


Whitehall Point: A tale of beauty and tragedy

By Fereol de Gastyne   In 1562, when French explorer Jean Ribault discovered what would become our fair city, he wrote to France that our home in the Lowcountry, at that time, was tres belle. But that Huguenot explorer, who came to the New World seeking religious freedom, was put to the sword by the… Keep Reading

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