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President OKs Reconstruction monument

Photo above: A standing-room crowd at St. Helena’s historic Brick Baptist Church in December strongly supported the efforts to create a federally-designated Reconstruction Era monument in the Beaufort area. Staff reports President Barack Obama recently gave the go-ahead to create a national monument to the Reconstruction Era with sites in Beaufort, St. Helena Island and Port… Keep Reading

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In honor of Dr. King…

Photo above: Young people took part the Martin Luther King Jr. parade on Jan. 16 in Beaufort. Photos by Bob Sofaly. In celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., there were several events held throughout Northern Beaufort County. On Jan. 15, there was a Community Sing at Penn Center. This traditional program… Keep Reading

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Little girl saves day

Staff reports An 8-year-old girl played a big role in saving a dog and a man who was stuck up to his chest in pluff mud, according to a police report. The incident started at about 9:45 a.m. Jan. 16 when firefighters from the City of Beaufort/Town of Port Royal Fire Department responded to a… Keep Reading


New sergeant major takes over duties

Photo above: Sgt. Maj. Rafael Rodriguez, left, returns the sword, a traditional symbol or authority, to Brig. Gen. Austin E. Renfro after being named Depot Sgt. Maj. during a Relief, Appointment and Retirement Ceremony on Jan. 13 at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island. At right is outgoing Sgt. Maj. Angela M. Maness who retired… Keep Reading


Romeo & Juliet opera coming to USCB Center for the Arts

By Alan Schuster When Charles Gounod began composing his adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet in 1867, he’d already enjoyed considerable success with an earlier transformation of Goethe’s Faust. And so for this lush romance about the star-crossed lovers, he collaborated with the same librettists and thus established a new genre in late 19th century… Keep Reading

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Submarine, Civil War history and more coming to plantation house

Photo above: Civil War battles and more will be reenacted at the Jan. 21-22 living history program at Frampton Plantation House. A living history program with battles, infantry and period demonstrations, local authors Gullah historian Aunt Pearlie Sue and a traveling exhibit of a life-size replica of the CSS H.L. Hunley submarine will take place Saturday,… Keep Reading

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Board of education elects slate of officers

The Beaufort County board of education has taken on two new members and also elected a new slate of officers. Career educator Patricia Felton-Montgomery will represent District 6 (Okatie and Sun City), and physician Christina Gwozdz will represent District 9 (Bluffton). Their terms will run through 2020. The board also elected its officers for 2017:… Keep Reading

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Student of the Week – January 19th

Wesley Murphy Grade: 12 School Whale Branch Early College High School Wesley Murphy was nominated by Shelia Cato, who said, “Wesley is a young man of integrity and humor. Despite difficulties, he continues to move forward. He works hard to achieve his goals academically and athletically.” Wesley took some time recently to answer a few questions:… Keep Reading

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News briefs for January 19th-25th

Photo above: The Beaufort Fund awarded $588,000 to local nonprofits at an event on Jan. 12. 59 nonprofits get grants from foundation The Coastal Community Foundation, a grantmaking organization serving coastal South Carolina, recently announced $588,000 in awards from The Beaufort Fund’s 2017 grant cycle. Fifty-nine nonprofits from the Lowcountry – Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper counties… Keep Reading

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