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May 05, 2011

The votes for Favorite Mom are in!

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The winner of The Island News’ 2011 Mommy Makeover contest is Michelle Morgan. She had the most votes online out of the 1,800 readers who participated. In upcoming issues, see how this hardworking mother of eight will be pampered, styled and transformed. Thank you to all the moms who were chosen and Happy Mother’s Day. Congratulations, Michelle!


A Taste of Beaufort: Come sample a weekend of fun

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Main Street Beaufort, USA announces the 12th annual A Taste of Beaufort Festival Friday, May 6 and Saturday May, 7, 2011 at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park.

The festival kicks off Friday, May 6, from 6-10 p.m. with Shaggin’ With A Taste.  DJ Jim Bowers will be playing the best beach music and co-sponsors, The Beaufort Shag Club, will be teaching the six basic steps of Shag at 7 p.m. Keep Reading


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Dr. Valerie Truesdale is completing her fourth year as superintendent of Beaufort County School District.  Before coming to Beaufort, she was the superintendent for Oconee County School District. Prior to that, she was the Chief Instructional Services Officer for Lexington and Richland counties and served as senior executive assistant for the South Carolina Department of Education. She is a former high school principal, assistant principal, personnel administrator and teacher. Keep Reading

What 2 Do

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Local author, poet will read at Beaufort library

Alice Connelly Moore, local author and poet, will share her “Inspired Words” at the Beaufort library on Scott Street on Thursday, May 5, from  2-3 p.m.


BHS Dance Ensemble performs spring concert

The Beaufort High School Dance Ensemble will present their Annual Spring Dance Concert on Thursday, May 5, and Friday, May 6, in The Arts Center at Beaufort High School. The performance will begin at 7 p.m. This concert showcases student choreography projects and includes the Dance II, III, and IV ensembles. Tickets will be $5 in advance and $7 at the door.  For more information or to order advance tickets, contact Mrs. Teresa Baker, BHS Dance Director, at 843-322-2153. Keep Reading

Pet of the Week

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Daisy is a 7 month old female spayed Terrier mix.  She loves to run and play. Come adopt her at the Beaufort County Animal Shelter & Control, 23 Shelter Church Road, Beaufort, SC 29906. For more information, call 843-255-5010 Office or fax 843-255-9407 or visit the website at


BowWOW! Facts, observations and musings about Our Best Friends

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Listen up: Dealing with sound, hearing loss

By Tracie Korol

As the Blue Angels perform practice maneuvers low over my house, I notice that with each pass my visiting pack flattens to the ground, ears clamped tight to the head.  The noise is painful to my ears and I understand the abstract of giant, shrieking flying things overhead: it has to bewilder conceptually and physically hurt my dog friends’ ears. We’re going to play inside until it quiets down. Keep Reading

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