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Lending a helping hand

Photo above: Members of the Classic Car & Truck Club of Beaufort try in vain to beat the rain while loading a 1952 Ford pickup truck during the club’s 6th Annual Meal on Wheels on Sunday at Bricks Restaurant.  The classic cars and trucks gave way to more modern transportation to help keep the food… Keep Reading

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One killed, others hurt in crashes over holiday

Photo above: Margaret Fyfe, 81, was killed and several other people were injured during a series of crashes over the holiday weekend. Photo provided. Staff reports A car accident over the holiday weekend resulted in the death of 81-year-old Margaret Fyfe of Beaufort, according to the Burton Fire District. The crash occurred just after 4… Keep Reading


Local club brews up beer, friendship

Photo above: The Pluff Mudd Hopp Heads are shown here at their December gathering. Photo by Kat Walsh. By Kat Walsh It’s almost too perfect – a home brewers club started by a man with the last name Brewer.  But that’s exactly how the Pluff Mudd Hopp Heads began. In 2007, Josh Brewer, who owned… Keep Reading

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Burton Fire District honors awardees

Photo above: Brittany Nicotri, left, was named the Burton Fire District’s Firefighter of the Year. She is shown here with Chief Harry Rountree, center, and District Officer of the Year David Grabenbauer. Photo provided. Staff reports The Burton Fire District held its annual awards banquet on Dec. 9. In addition to looking back over a… Keep Reading


Christmas Concert

More than 100 parents, friends and relatives visited St. Helena Elementary School for the annual Christmas concert on Dec. 19 at the school. Students in the grades 3-5 AMES class entertained by singing assorted Christmas songs including one from “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” featuring a visit by the Grinch himself, played by fourth-grader Antoine… Keep Reading


Bottles for the birds

Photo above: Marsha Priem, left, of the Fripp Audubon Society, shows off the clever work of Isaac Smalls who used multiple bits of clay to make his bird. Photos by Bob Sofaly. About 40 fourth graders at Beaufort Elementary School were treated to a visit from the Fripp Audubon Society and were shown how to make… Keep Reading


Public officials should make New Year’s resolutions

By Richard Eckstrom  For many of us, the arrival of Jan. 1 means more than a new calendar year. It’s an opportunity for a new chapter … a chance to get things right, to commit to bettering ourselves in some way.  We resolve to eat healthier and exercise, save more, spend more time with loved… Keep Reading


‘Tis the season for ‘tax-loss harvesting’

As the end of the calendar year approaches, so too do discussions regarding any unrealized gains or losses of substance sitting within taxable accounts.  It is probably a safe assumption that you prefer to pay less in taxes whenever possible; and there are a few simple strategies that can be applied within the portfolio to… Keep Reading


Health briefs for December 28th-January 3rd

Getting ready for Valentine Ball Blood drives are set for January The following sites will hold blood drives in January: • Monday, Jan. 1: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Breakwater Restaurant • Wednesday, Jan. 3: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Beaufort Jasper Hampton Comprehensive Health Chelsea Clinic • Saturday, Jan. 6: 11 a.m. to 4… Keep Reading

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