The votes for Favorite Mom are in!

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!


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A Taste of Beaufort: Come sample a weekend of fun

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.

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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.

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What 2 Do

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.

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Pet of the Week

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


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BowWOW! Facts, observations and musings about Our Best Friends

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.

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Picture Day at Beaufort Dog

The dogs at Beaufort Dog Day School will be posing this week for their picture day with local photographer Misty Smith.  This is the first time, as we know, that school picture day has extended beyond the traditional schools and included our four-legged friends.

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Famous Happy Winos from History

By Terry Sweeney

Whenever I wake up in the morning, fully clothed, in a now wine-stained ensemble, an empty bottle of red perched on my bedside table, I seriously am tempted to berate myself for allowing myself to be “overserved” once again.

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Local walks runway, joins modeling agency

Beaufortonian Lara Lill, owner of Chapter 1 Design with her husband Alex, recently participated as a model in Savannah Fashion Week. She also walked the runway at Charleston’s Eco Fashion event, where fellow Beaufortonian Caroline Baker, designer of Maude Couture, showcased current trends in fashion that are eco-friendly.

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