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First Street open for business

Photo above: First Street in Beaufort has been part of the Boundary Street corridor construction project. Here, work was being done recently to pave the street and adding on-street parking and sidewalks. That work is now done and First Street is open to traffic. Staff reports First Street from Hogarth to Palmetto is now open… Keep Reading

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Lady’s Island annexation all part of the master plan

By Lisa Allen It shouldn’t have come as a surprise that Beaufort City annexed 67 parcels on Lady’s Island last week. The City Council voted to absorb Secession Golf Club and its residential cottages. As allowed under state law, the city also took the opportunity to add parcels along Sea Island Parkway to smooth out… Keep Reading

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Beaufort moves forward with cultural district plans

Staff reports The city of Beaufort is upping the ante in promoting and developing a cultural district. Carol Lauvray, president of the Beaufort History Museum, and Deborah Johnson have been added by the Beaufort City Council to round out its Cultural District Advisory Board. Johnson will be the city administration’s liaison. The advisory board’s vision… Keep Reading

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Re-enactors to bring Civil War to life

Staff reports The Beaufort History Museum will present the second edition of its popular living history encampment from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 4, in the Arsenal courtyard.  Union forces that occupied Beaufort during the Civil War after the Battle of Port Royal Sound (Nov. 7, 1861) will be brought to life by… Keep Reading


Dvorak’s lyrical opera ‘Rusalka’ coming to center for arts

By Alan Schuster  When Czechoslovakian composer Antonin Dvorak composed his opera “Rusalka” in 1901, he was at his creative peak, matching the same high quality of his finest orchestral works.  The Czechs were quick to embrace it, benefited in part by the fairy tale – Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid” ¬– upon which the… Keep Reading

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News briefs for February 23rd-March 1st

Hopeful Horizons earns national accreditation Hopeful Horizons has been awarded re-accreditation by the National Children’s Alliance following an extensive application and site review process.  Hopeful Horizons is a Beaufort County children’s advocacy, domestic violence and rape crisis center. It creates safer communities by changing the culture of violence and offers a path to healing.  As the… Keep Reading


A royal welcome

Parke Minuich holds Sosie, a 10-year-old black and tan strain of the King Charles Cavalier breed during a mini, unofficial dog show at the home of David and Pam Taub on Feb. 19. In the background are other dog owners getting ready to walk their dogs. Photo by Bob Sofaly. Keep Reading


Chamber Corner for February 23rd-March 1st

Ambassadors named by Beaufort chamber The following have been named this year’s Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce ambassadors: Mark Flasch, Sea Island Rotary Club; Jack Griffith,  Kinghorn Insurance Agency of Beaufort; Dawn Harris, Pink Magazine; Lee McManus, Glasspro Inc.; Mary Ann McCracken Mikell, Bridges Preparatory School; Nicole Myers, Hospice Care of the Lowcountry; Wendi Russell, Printology… Keep Reading


Saving 1,000 lives

The Palmetto Animal League (PAL) kicked off its “1000 Lives Worth Saving” campaign recently by inviting the community to stop by the adoption center in Okatie and have a photo taken with one of the pets currently up for adoption. Participants were then asked to post the photos on social media in order to spread… Keep Reading

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