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Mayors honored by sorority

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, the oldest Black Greek lettered organization for women, has now existed for 109 years. Nu Delta Omega Chapter in Beaufort observed the birthday with a program/luncheon on Feb. 11. It is during such observances that the chapter recognizes members of the chapter and the community for their services.  Among those receiving… Keep Reading

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Local News

Police blotter for March 23rd-29th

Photo above: Members of the Beaufort County Senior Leadership Program greet one of the members of the K9 unit from the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Department during the program’s Law Enforcement Day. The Beaufort County Senior Leadership Program, established in 1993, is offered by Clemson University with the co-sponsorship of Beaufort County Regional Chamber of Commerce. This… Keep Reading


What does the future hold for bonds, interest rates?

By now, you have likely heard something, either directly or indirectly, about “The Great Rotation” from bonds into stocks.  Just googling the term will pull up a whole host of articles written by practically every major financial news organization in existence, and it seems that every “bond king” and market strategist has weighed in with… Keep Reading


Health briefs for March 23rd-29th

Dad honors son’s memory with Masters ‘White Out’ William Thompson IV, a vivacious, bright, golf-loving, 12-year-old, was suddenly taken from this world on Jan. 30. An illness struck him hard and turned out to be a lethal case of bacterial meningitis.  Now, six weeks later, his father, Bill Thompson, seeks to raise awareness of the illness,… Keep Reading


Tradition continues with the Santa Elena Regatta

The Santa Elena Foundation and the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club will sponsor the Santa Elena Regatta for PHRF sailboats on Saturday, March 25, and Sunday, March 26.  This event is the major big boat sailing event in Beaufort each year and commemorates 451 years since the founding of Santa Elena on Parris Island in… Keep Reading

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School News/Schools

Rotary address

Chelsea Roland, a former Rotary-sponsored youth exchange student, addressed the Rotary Club of Beaufort at its March 8 meeting. Roland spent her senior year of high school in Belgium, then attended the College of Charleston before being accepted as a Rotary Ambassador Global Scholar and attending graduate school in Vancouver, B.C.  Keep Reading


Palmisano to exhibit at gallery

Lane Palmisano will present her oil paintings at Thibault Gallery, 815 Bay St. in Beaufort. She was first introduced to the earthy scent of oil paint at age 9 and has been intoxicated with the medium since.  After graduating with an art degree from Monmouth University, she began exhibiting, competing and teaching at Tidewater Community… Keep Reading

Letters to Editor/Voices

Letter to the Editor

Lady’s Island column omitted information Why did the Island News edition of March 16-23 cut short Bill Rauch’s article: “Time to get out front of the pathways?”   Was it because of space constraints, or did the city of Beaufort edit and shorten his article? Several important topics on costs were omitted which require our attention:… Keep Reading


Rose brings thoughts of warm, sunny days

By Celia Strong Spring is here, so we all sort of shift gears and start thinking sunnier thoughts. And that includes our wine thoughts. And, of course, we’ll need a new wine to keep our happy thoughts.  This is the very first time our wine for this week has ever been made. It’s a new… Keep Reading

What 2 Do

What To Do the week of March 23rd-29th

Island Girls Night Out being held March 23 Island Girls Night Out, an opportunity to socialize, win prizes and meet new friends, will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, March 23, at For The Birds and Gardens on 1002 Bay St. This free event is sponsored by The Island News. Businesses that would like to book… Keep Reading

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