Garden-a-Day event reveals the work of masters

The Beaufort Garden Club’s 18th annual Garden a Day event begins Monday, June 4, and continues through Friday, June 8.  The homeowners of the gardens showcased in the 2012 Garden a Day event are all Master Gardeners.  These five private gardens will be open to the public from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. This event is a gift from the doyenne of garden clubs, The Beaufort Garden Club, to the people of Beaufort County and environs.  No admission is charged. For the past 17 years, The Beaufort Garden Club has presented gardens large and small. Some have been professionally designed and maintained.  Others are lovingly cared for by the homeowner, who often propagates plants from seeds and cuttings. This is the first time that all five gardens are “Master Gardener” gardens. The Beaufort Garden Club is featuring Master Gardeners in recognition for all they do for Beaufort County. Homeowners have generously opened their gardens to the public for this special event. A visit will show you what is attainable without... ...

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Shots Fired in Quality Inn Parking Lot

  At 2:30 a.m. on June 3, 2012 Beaufort Police officers responded to a report of shots being fired at the Quality Inn motel located at 2001 Boundary Street. When they arrived they met with witnesses who reported several subjects had fired numerous shots in the parking lot of the motel. One 17 year old man had been grazed near the ear and needed minor medical treatment. According to witnesses a group of young men (including the man who was shot) were visiting a room that some young women were staying in. A second group of individuals arrived and hostile words were exchanged. Members of the second group went to the parking lot and began firing towards the room. Several bullets struck the motel and a vehicle in the parking lot. The investigation is in progress and investigators are still interviewing witnesses. Anyone with information on this case is requested to call the 24 hour dispatch office at 524- 2777 or Investigator Gutterson at 322-7969. ...

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