McDonald’s of Beaufort to hire 105 new employees

McDonald’s of Beaufort is having a Hiring Day on Wednesday February 8th from 9am to 6pm, and will be conducting interviews for prospective new employees at Carolina Cove Executive Center on Boundary St, Suite 205 (behind Enmark).  The fast food restaurant is looking to hire 105 new employees in anticipation of it’s March 29th opening after construction of a new building.  McDonald’s spokesperson Michelle Thornton added that “we are offering benefits inculding medical and dental insurance to qualified employees”. ...

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Beaufort PD: Murder Suspect Arrested

A suspect has been arrested in connection with the January 28th fatal shooting of 48 year old Michael Edward Smith of Adventure Street. 29 year old David Legree of St. Helena has been charged with Murder in connection to this case. A dispute over drugs is believed to have been the motive.  The investigation is still active at this time and more information will be released shortly.   ...

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Irish Festival coming in February

The Beaufort Irish Festival is coming February 25th & 26th.  This year, ‘A Weekend in Ireland’ benefits Habit for Humanity, and gives us Irish entertainment, dancers, food, and vendors at the Quality Inn Beaufort on Boundary Street, and both a music ‘jam-session’ and an Irish Pub Night at Luther’s Rare & Well Done in downtown.  Check out the Lipsitz Department Store building on Bay Street in downtown Beaufort where all of the event information is posted, or go to the Festival’s website at www.beaufortirishfestival.org ...

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BEAUFORT PD: MURDER BEING INVESTIGATED

BEAUFORT POLICE DEPARTMENT PRESS RELEASE:  MURDER BEING INVESTIGATED At 4:53 p.m. on January 28, 2012 Beaufort Police Officers were called to a report of a gunshot victim at 610 Adventure Street. Responding officers met with witnesses who reported hearing gunshots and seeing the suspect leave the scene on foot. In the residence they found a 48 year old man who had been fatally shot. Additional witnesses reported seeing a suspicious person fitting the suspect’s description near some apartments in the 1900 block of Duke St. An officer spotted the subject lying down in a wooded area behind the apartments and got in a foot chase with him. The suspect was last seen in the area of an abandoned house. Beaufort Police, Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office and Port Royal Police units set up a containment perimeter around the area. The suspect was thought to be hiding in the attic of the house. Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office SWAT and K-9 units searched the house but the suspect was not located. This is... ...

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New Harmonies series continues at Beaufort Branch Library

Tunes & Tales with local Irene Goodnight was the performance this afternoon in the New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music series at The Beaufort Branch Library.  The Smithsonian exhibit moves on after February 4th, but if you haven’t attended yet, there’s still more to see.   Check out the link for more information… www.beaufortcountrylibrary.org/newharmonies ...

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Have a rice day!

By Jack Sparacino I love rice. One really nice thing about coming to the Lowcountry was discovering the wonderful local rice. Having never before lived in an area that produced rice, I couldn’t resist doing a little research on the subject.  Here are ten interesting things that quickly popped up: 1 (a) Worldwide, there are more than 40,000 different varieties of rice. World rice consumption increased 40 percent in the last 30 years, from about 135 to 189 pounds per person per year (milled rice, or what remains after the husk, germ and bran layers are removed). 1 (b) The international rice trade is roughly 25-27 million tons per year (a mere 5-6 percent of world production) compared to a staggering 113 million tons of wheat. 2. Speaking of big numbers, there are 12,768,996,452,894 rice recipes. Oops, I forgot Aunt Helen’s recipe for rice and beans with minced shallots and water chestnuts. Make that 12,768,996,452,895. Oh, plus rice pudding. Rice wine vinegar too. Plus sake. And Rice Krispie squares, I... ...

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Church offers ‘DivorceCare’ Program

Marriages are breaking up, leaving a trail of hurting families and congregations that struggle to find the right response. People who are hurting from divorce and separation are showing up in churches seeking help and healing. The Parish Church of St. Helena is a church wanting to help in the healing and recovery process. “DivorceCare and DivorceCare 4 Kids” meets on Tuesdays. The class began January 24, but it is not too late to join. The 13-week program is designed to deal with divorce and separation issues. Classes are held Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Parish Church of St. Helena located at 507 Newcastle Street in downtown Beaufort. Please call Carole Cash at 379-5944 to register, or call Tim Edwards at 522-1712 to register kids from age 5 to 12. ...

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Fraternity holds MLK Unity Breakfast

The Brothers of the Xi Gamma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.; Beaufort, SC, presented their 12th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Unity Breakfast on Saturday, January 14, 2012. The annual theme was “Agenda 2012: Continuing to Build the Dream.” The Chapter recognized and honored three Community Members with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Award: Reverend Doctor Kenneth C. Doe (Beaufort, SC), Pastor of the Bethesda Christian Fellowship, Community Leader and Mentor Mr. Johnnie Thompson (Walterboro, SC), Retired Veteran, Former Walterboro City Councilman, Tuskegee Airman and Community Leader Mr. Lawrence “Baby” Washington (Seabrook, SC), Deacon, Retired Community and Civil Rights Activist and a former businessman The MLK Unity Breakfast Speaker was the Reverend Doctor Edward A. Johnson (Beaufort, SC), Pastor of the Union Baptist Church (Port Royal, SC), Xi Gamma Lambda Chapter President SC District MLK Memorial Chairperson and a Guidance Counselor with the Beaufort County School District. ...

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New park to open at Factory Creek vista

The Open Land Trust, in partnership with Beaufort County and the City of Beaufort purchased land along Factory Creek for creation of a passive public park and a dock for fishing and crabbing. The property consists of four parcels located at the base of the Woods Memorial Bridge east of the Lady’s Island Boat Ramp.  There are four buildings on the site which will eventually be razed to accommodate the park. Purchase of these properties was made possible by a private donation to the Open Land Trust from the Judith Haskell Brewer Fund of The Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia. The park will have a dedicated memorial to Mrs. Brewer honoring her contribution. The four parcels were purchased for a total of $1.45 million, the majority paid by the Trust through the donated Gift from the Brewer Fund, the remaining portions picked up by the County’s Rural and Critical Land Program and the City of Beaufort. Approximately 20,000 cars a day travel between Meridian Road and Highway 802... ...

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Local midwife celebrates 100th delivery, The Island News’ editor gives birth to healthy baby boy

By Wendy Nilsen Pollitzer Congratulations are due to proud parents Daniel and Pamela Brownstein. On January 10, 2012, Sanford Wolfe Brownstein was brought into this world weighing 7 pounds and measuring 21 inches in length. Donna Andrews, who celebrated her 100th delivery with the Brownstein birth, delivered baby Wolfe. So, congratulations are extended to Andrews as well. This birth is especially humbling to me. Knowing both the parents and Andrews, I was particularly excited to write an announcement. Pamela Brownstein, editor of The Island News, initially met Donna Andrews at Coastal Obstetrics and Gynecology when Andrews took the first ultrasound at five weeks. Andrews remained Brownstein’s nurse throughout the entire pregnancy. “She (Andrews) is so friendly and down to earth. She makes herself available to her patients. When my delivery date neared, she gave me her cell number and told me to text her if I went into labor or had any other questions,” Brownstein explained. Andrews has been working at Coastal OB-GYN with Dr. Ardra Davis-Tolbert since July of... ...

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