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News briefs for March 23rd-29th

New TV show focuses on Beaufort County Beaufort County has introduced a new television show “Beaufort County Compass.” “We’re proud to introduce this new show to our residents,” said Monica Spells, an assistant county administrator for Beaufort County. “It provides them with access to parts of the county they don’t get to see every day. It… Keep Reading

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Upcoming meetings the week of March 23rd-29th

• Beaufort City Council, 7 p.m. 1911 Boundary St. • Beaufort-Jasper Water and Sewer Authority, 8 a.m. Thursday, March 23, Room 109B, BJWSA, 6 Snake Road, Okatie. • Solid Waste and Recycling Board, 2 p.m. Thursday, March 23, Executive Conference Room, Administration Building, Beaufort County Government Robert Smalls Complex, 100 Ribaut Road, Beaufort. • The… Keep Reading


There is a time-tested Rx for peace

By Katherine Tandy Brown Back in the 1960s, Volkswagen vans sported bumper stickers promoting peace. Graffiti scrawled on subway cars and construction project barriers always included a peace symbol. People greeted strangers with a smile, their index and middle fingers raised in a “V” – the peace sign – and at least a mumbled yet… Keep Reading

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Shamrock Shakedown rocks

Beaufort Academy hosted its annual Shamrock Shakedown at Beaufort Inn’s Tabby Place on March 17. The Shamrock Shakedown helps support BA operating budgets, tuition price breaks, faculty salary and other important items that take to run a private independent school. Photos by Ashley Rodgers Photography. Keep Reading


Sports briefs for March 23rd-29th

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL Beaufort High suffers shutout loss to Berkeley Berkeley made the most of its opportunities at the plate in a high school softball game versus Beaufort High. The Stags pulled away to beat the Eagles 9-0 on March 17. The Beaufort and Berkeley softball squads are familiar rivals.   Beaufort High was limited throughout… Keep Reading


‘Route 66’ musical comedy coming to arts center

You can drive from Chicago to Los Angeles in about 31 hours – if you stick to the interstates.   However, for the road warrior who isn’t in a hurry, a cruise along old Route 66 can be an unforgettable journey – one with surprises beyond every curve. Now, a musical comedy comes to town… Keep Reading

School News/Schools

Things add up at math night

Family Math Night, a community-based effort to grow an interest in mathematics among youth, was held recently. Tutors use fun and engaging online lessons featuring Khan Academy. The event was hosted by McDonald’s of Beaufort, located at 2424 Boundary St., on March 14, which was also National Pi Day. It was planned by Technical College… Keep Reading

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Ring Tum Ditty: Ah, the food of our youth

By Lee Scott One rainy and chilly Sunday evening recently, I was enjoying a hot chicken and broccoli casserole dinner with my spouse.   After he was finished, he announced that my casserole was much better than “Ring Tum Ditty.”  “What in blazes is ‘Ring Tum Ditty?’ ” I asked, thinking he had just made… Keep Reading


Girls get free prom dresses at service league event

The Junior Service League of Beaufort (JSLB) hosted its sixth annual Prom Boutique March 11 at the YMCA of Beaufort.  Members hosted 30 VIP attendees for a specialty hour where they were given first choice on racks of dresses. Each young lady left with her very own special dress, jewelry and accessories, as well as… Keep Reading

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