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June 16, 2011

RBC Becomes Title Sponsor of PGA TOUR’s The Heritage

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Boeing to serve as local presenting sponsor; 5-year deals carry RBC Heritage through 2016


Gov. Nikki Haley, the PGA TOUR, Heritage Classic Foundation and RBC announced today that RBC has signed a five-year agreement to become the new title sponsor of The Heritage through 2016. In addition to RBC’s title sponsorship, The Boeing Company, which has a significant presence in Charleston, S.C., will serve as local presenting sponsor for the RBC Heritage. Keep Reading

Happy Father’s Day

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By Wendy Nilsen Pollitzer


David Black
John Warley

This Father’s Day, The Island News would like to recognize a man who represents the qualities of a first-class dad and one local author (also a dad) who has penned an essay on Fatherhood. And we also want to thank the countless dads in the Lowcountry who make sacrifices daily for their families, and especially those who serve in our U.S. military. Keep Reading

Curtain rises on New Plays Festival of the Lowcountry

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The inaugural International New Plays Festival of the Lowcountry will bring three evenings of original plays to the stage at USCB’s Center for the Arts in Beaufort.

The festival is scheduled Friday, June 17 and Saturday, June 18 at 8 p.m. A matinee is planned for Sunday, June 19 at 3 p.m. Admission is $10 or $25 for all three shows. Students are admitted for $7 or $18 for all three shows. Audience members can reserve seats by calling (843) 521-4145 or pay at the door. Keep Reading

The Lunch Bunch fills up on comfort food at the new Q on Bay

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By Wendy Nilsen Pollitzer



Owners of Q on Bay, Jason Bailey and Chris Johnson with actor, Gerald McRaney of "Simon and Simon" and "Major Dad."

The Lunch Bunch had the pleasure of dining at Q on Bay, located at 822 Bay Street at the former site of Kathleen’s Restaurant. Owned by Jason Bailey and Chris Johnson, Q on Bay offers fine barbeque, good old-fashioned Southern fixin’s and some of the tastiest wings in town. Keep Reading

The Vaden Extra Mile Award

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Shane Gault with Vaden of Beaufort presents Chief Matt Clancy with a $500 check for the Movie Club. Also pictured: Brittany Hebrard, Dominique Burgess, Matthew Hebrard, Thomas Burgess, Connie Hebrard, Aaron Lamb, Adrian Lamb, Demeka Taylor, Lucretia Burgess, Patrick Hair and Anjelica Eller

This week’s Vaden Extra Mile Award goes to the Police Department’s Movie Club.  Beaufort police officers and many volunteers take 200 local children to the movies at The Plaza every Saturday.  After the movie each week, different organizations do safety presentations for the group.  It’s a fantastic way to keep kids busy and educated on summer Saturdays. Keep Reading

Chess champ takes on 15 players at once

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The State Elementary Chess Champion Chris Hoogenboom, 11 of Beaufort, will play 15 student chess players at once at the Bluffton Library June 23rd at 4:15. Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded. ChesSmart’s Michael Kruse will instruct players and refreshments and chess cookies will be served. It’s fun, it’s free and it’s chess.

For more information, please call Michael Kruse 843-815-6145 or email  or visit


Motorcycle ride benefits wounded soldiers

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The Forgotten Sons Motorcycle Club is hosting the fourth Annual Wounded Warrior Run on Saturday, June 18. Proceeds will benefit America’s wounded soldiers and the Lieutenant Dan Weekend. Participants can register on-line at by clicking on the LDW2 Poker Run tab. Otherwise, registration starts at 10 a.m. on June 18 at the AMVETS Post 70, 1831 Ribaut Road, Port Royal. Keep Reading

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