Body Found in Archer’s Creek on Memorial Day

Beaufort County, South Carolina- At approximately 8:30am on May 30, 2011, a body was discovered in the Broad River near Archer’s Creek.  The identity of the Decedent, as well as the cause and manner of death have yet to be determined.  A forensic autopsy is scheduled to be performed at the Medical University of South Carolina on May 31, 2011.  The investigation is ongoing and additional information will be released upon confirmation of the Decedent’s identity.


On May 31, 2011, the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer (Sgt. Robin McIntosh) will be available for further comment.


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Mommy Makeover Winner



This year’s winner of the Mommy Makeover contest was Michelle Morgan, wife of Dan Morgan and mother of eight. Michelle was nominated by Dan’s co-worker at Beaufort County, Suzanne Larson, and was voted by readers as the winner of The Island News’ popular online contest.

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Get Hooked on Peter Pan


From left, Lili Walker will play Captain Hook, Celene Lampright will portray Wendy and Noni Yeager will be Peter Pan in the show.

More than 150 dance students will participate in the Lowcountry School of Performing Arts’ production of “Peter Pan” on Saturday, June 4 at 1 p.m. at the Beaufort High School Performing Arts Center. For ticket information, please email


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The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry Announce 100-Mile Bike Tour through the Sea Islands

From the dirt roads of St. Helena Island to the hot pavement of Parris Island, history comes alive in northern Beaufort County on the Sea Islands 100 Bike Tour.  Mark your calendars for July 2 and 3 and get ready for a 100-mile bicycle tour.  Cycle through the Sea Islands’ oak-lined roads and discover this region’s rich beauty and historical treasures.  Thirty-year Beaufort resident Maurice Ungaro, of Sea Island Bike Tours, is teaming up with The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry to lead a fascinating tour of the Sea Islands.

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Cancer Survivors Day at Beaufort Memorial Hospital

Beaufort resident Nelle Pender was never one to worry about her annual mammogram. Accustomed to receiving the usual “negative” test results, she didn’t sweat it when she got a call from a staff nurse at Beaufort Memorial Hospital requesting she return to the imaging center for a more thorough examination.

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What’s Under the Tent?


Wondering about the big tent by Hampton Inn on Boundary Street? The 6,000-square-foot tent could be yours to rent for an event. Andy Burris, owner of Amazing Rentals erected the tent at the permanent location by the marsh. If you’re interested in leasing the site, please call Amy Faulkner, Event Planner for Beaufort Weddings and Events at 379-3470.


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MIDTOWN SQUARE City, developers cut ribbon on residential project downtown

Ceremonial groundbreaking, from left to right: Beaufort Mayor Billy Keyserling, developer Steven Tully and Lowcountry Real Estate Realtor Kirsten Brodie.

MidTown Square, a new housing development on a block and a half of long-neglected land in Beaufort’s Northwest Quadrant, celebrated its ribbon-cutting Thursday to the applause of city leaders, neighbors, real estate agents and developers.

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SOUTHERN GRACES HIRES new event planner

Kelly Williamson has joined Southern Graces, owned by Christopher and Bethany Hewitt, as wedding and events planner. Williamson is responsible for the design and coordination of Southern Graces events as well as general marketing and sales support for the company.

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Athlete of the Week

Congratulations to Madison Heyward. She attended her first Coastal Hunter Circuit Show riding, “Sugar Fix” aka “Fixy.” She placed first and third in her classes.  Madison is trained at Land’s End Stable by Erika Marshall and looks forward to competing on her pony, “Sky” at upcoming shows in Charleston and Savannah.


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‘Our Town’ at ARTworks

Director JW Rone works with Elliot Chucta and Abigail Freeman.

“Our Town” opens Thursday, June 2, and is produced jointly by the Palmetto Theater Xperiment and Misspent Youth Productions, directed by JW Rone. The show is at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturdays, and Sundays at 3 p.m., until June 12. Thursday nights are “Pay What You Can.”

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