Come celebrate the Fourth of July with the Town of Port Royal and the Historic Port Royal Foundation at The Fourth at the Sands. There will be food vendors, plenty of cold drinks and water, music, T-shirts, ice cream, face painters and glow-sticks for kids of all ages, beginning at 5 p.m. Fireworks will begin immediately following the Parris Island fireworks show. Both shows are clearly visible from the Sands. No coolers, please. For more information, please call Anne Ellerbe at 522-9923 or email email@example.com.
Appalachia, Okefenokee, the Lowcountry, Florida springs, remote barrier islands of Georgia, treehouse hostels, Indian mounds, cane cookings, martial arts tournaments, old family farms in Tennessee and more: Join author Michele Roldán-Shaw on Friday, July 8 at 6:30 p.m. as she reads selections from her new self-published “zine” about rambling around the South. The event is free, kid-friendly and will take place at ARTworks in Beaufort Town Center, (K-Mart/Bi-Lo at 2127 Boundary Street, 29902.) Copies of the zine, which features handmade covers and twine binding, will be for sale. Keep Reading
By Jim Hicks
Change in pizza businesses. The Domino’s Pizza that has operated in the Grayco shopping center for the last few years has recently closed its doors and has been replaced in the same location by Sea Island Pizza which will continue to provide take-out and delivery service ((522-1212). A note of appreciation to owner Ms. Clair White for selecting Lady’s Island for her business. Keep Reading
True story of respect shown to military
I watched “True Grit” recently on a long flight on American Airlines that had a stop-over in the Dallas-Ft Worth Airport. It’s a great film that shows how one man can charge four boldly and the importance of being trained to think as one. Keep Reading
By Representative Shannon S. Erickson
Bragging rights for being #50: It’s usually not a good thing to end up at the bottom of state rankings, but this time it’s terrific. Being the 50th ranked state means that S.C. taxes its citizens at the lowest rate per capita of all states. The ranking comes from the prestigious Tax Foundation, a Conservative think tank. The average state tax burden in America is $2,339; SC’s average tax is $1,577 — 33% lower. In case you’re wondering, Alaska is #1 at $7,145. Most Southeastern states are ranked in the 40-50 range. Keep Reading