Community member, Ed Gillies has been named the recipient of the Champions for Public Education Award. Ed Gillies serves on the Capital Improvements Advisory Committee as chairman for the Beaufort County School District. …Read More →
Almost on a daily basis students invariably ask “Why do I have to learn this stuff?” The question is not new. It has been queried by pupils for years in classrooms everywhere. The answer is not always easily explained unless their teachers have first-hand knowledge of the application of academics to what is required in business and industry. In the case of science, technology, engineering and mathematics it is often more difficult to fully elaborate in a manner readily understood by students. …Read More →
Station Sgt. Maj. William Burton, left, receives the Marine Corps Air Station colors from incoming commanding officer, Col. Brian C. Murtha during the Change of Command ceremony Friday afternoon at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort. Col. Murtha assumed command from Col. John R. Snyder who is retiring after 27 years of service. Photo by Bob Sofaly.
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DATAW ISLAND COMMUNITY TO EXPAND
In 1983, when Alcoa decided to develop Dataw Island and the nearby 32 acre Oak Island, they requested permission from Beaufort County to build 1,143 single family units and 403 multi-family units on its property. Beaufort County approved the request as a planned unit development (PUD). If every authorized home was built the community would have a gross density of 1.78 units per acre. To place this density in perspective the New Point community on Lady’s Island has a density of 2.45 units to an acre. Of the total 1,546 dwelling units authorized only 1,194 have actually been built leaving another 352 units which could legally be built on the remaining property. …Read More →
For 25 years the Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention, and Advancement (CERRA) has led South Carolina’s teacher recruitment efforts, and last week as part of its Teacher Appreciation Week festivities, the Center officially unveiled TEACHSC.org, a new website designed to assist persons seeking a career in education. …Read More →