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What 2 Do

What To Do the week of September 7th-13th

Habitat for Humanity in need of volunteers Wondering how you might be able to help LowCountry Habitat for Humanity?  Attend their Volunteer Orientation held at 10 a.m. the second Saturday of every month at 616 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort.  Volunteer opportunities exist in every area of operations at LowCountry Habitat; there is a need for all… Keep Reading

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Community

Community strikes back against racism

Photo above: Beaufort Mayor Billy Keyserling, left, Pastor Theresa Roberts of Love House Ministries, Rep. Shannon Erickson, and Pastor Randy Roberts, also of Love House Ministries, raise their hands in a show of support at the Racial Harmony Bowling Event. Photos by Bob Sofaly. By Bob Sofaly and Sally Mahan Pastors Randy and Theresa Roberts… Keep Reading

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Local News

County considers banning plastic bags

Photo above: Rikki Parker of the Coastal Conservation League addresses about 65 members and guests of the League of Women Voters of Beaufort regarding plastic pollution in Beaufort County during the league’s meeting recently at the University of South Carolina Beaufort. Photo by Bob Sofaly. By Amy Rigard Should plastic bags be banned in unincorporated… Keep Reading

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Community

Couple kicks it up at Y for better health

Photo above: Ken and Kelly Seremak are shown here before and after their efforts to lose weight and get healthy with the help of the YMCA. Photos provided. Staff reports Ken and Kelly Seremak have been members of the Wardle YMCA in Port Royal for several years, but a visit to the doctor late last… Keep Reading

School News/Schools

Holy Trinity names Borgert to faculty

Holy Trinity Classical Christian School has appointed Dr. Elinor Borgert as a temporary high school science teacher for the fall semester.   According to Holy Trinity Headmaster Rev. Chad E. Lawrence, “Holy Trinity is blessed to have a faculty member of this caliber. Although her appointment is temporary, Dr. Borgert’s contributions have already been significant.”… Keep Reading

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Sports

Sports briefs for August 31st-September 6th

Photo above: Battery Creek’s quarterback Jordan Gywn, left, evades Beaufort High’s Brendan Bowersox during the first half of the non-conference, cross-town-rivalry game Aug. 25 at BHS. Photo by Bob Sofaly. HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Smith leads Eagles past Battery Creek  Quarterback Jeffrey Smyth threw for 180 yards and rushed for 133 yards to lead Beaufort High past… Keep Reading

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The Digital Corridor: swimming against the tide

By Bill Rauch One of the Charleston-based consultants that the city of Beaufort has retained to market its Digital Corridor contacted me last week asking to have breakfast and talk about the city’s economic development efforts.  Kindly, he said he was doing so because I am a former mayor and “a guy who loves Beaufort.”… Keep Reading

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Community

Conroy Literary Festival coming to Beaufort

Photo above: The Conroy Literary Center is at 308 Charles St. in Beaufort. Photo provided. Staff reports Extending the experiences which began at the Pat Conroy at 70 festival and birthday celebration in October 2015, the annual Pat Conroy Literary Festival continues to honor the writing life of Pat Conroy (1945–2016) in his adopted hometown of… Keep Reading

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School News/Schools

Dataw Island members collect school supplies

Photo above: Dataw Island members collected hundreds of items for Operation Backpack. Photo provided. As any parent can attest, “back to school” time can be a costly venture. Although it can be a great boon for retailers, some families are not able to meet the demands of the back-to-school spending bump and the kids risk… Keep Reading

Business

Tire-related accidents can be avoided

By State Farm Maintaining proper tire pressure is often overlooked by drivers until they need to swerve or brake unexpectedly to avoid a collision.  There is no perfect calculation to tell exactly how long your tires will last. However, with proper vehicle maintenance, many tire-related accidents can be easily avoided.  Use these quick tips to… Keep Reading

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