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Beaufort Water Festival 2017 Schedule of Events

* Events where a free shuttle service will be offered from the Beaufort County Government Center at 100 Ribaut Road in Beaufort. Friday, July 14 Festival Arts & Crafts Market  Location: Promenade at Waterfront Park Event Details: Noon-7 p.m. Opening Ceremony Sponsored by The Preserve at Port Royal Entertainment: The Parris Island Marine Band &… Keep Reading


2017 commodore honored to lead fest

Photo above: Jason Berry dons the traditional blue blazer after being named the 2017 Beaufort Water Festival commodore during the Change of Watch ceremony in 2016. Photo by Bob Sofaly. By Sally Mahan Will the weather hold up? Will all of the more than 400 volunteers know what to do? Will the events come off without… Keep Reading


Water Fest 2017 notes

Photo above: Bed racers from H&S Squadron, Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, get the full force attack by a bucket of water straight to the face at the 2016 Beaufort Water Festival Bed Races. Photo by Bob Sofaly. Parking As anyone who has ever attended the Beaufort Water Festival, parking can be tricky. However, this… Keep Reading


Beaufort area celebrates 4th in grand style

Photo above: When the tide comes in, there is no where to run as these beachgoers found out during high tide at The Sands Beach in Port Royal. Hundreds of people converged on the popular spot on July 4 for the fireworks show. Photos by Bob Sofaly. Throughout the Beaufort area, Independence Day was celebrated… Keep Reading

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New commander welcomed at MCAS

Photo above: Col. Timothy P. Miller, center, returned the Battle Colors to Command Sgt. Maj. Derrick Mays during the Change of Command ceremony July 7 at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort. Miller assumed command from Col. Peter “Bambi” Buck, left, who retired. Photo by Bob Sofaly. By Bob Sofaly Despite a blistering heat index of… Keep Reading

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DHEC confirms first case of West Nile in Beaufort County

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is reporting that it has confirmed the first human case of the West Nile virus on Hilton Head Island in Beaufort County. In response, Beaufort County Mosquito Control and DHEC have intensified their surveillance for this mosquito-borne disease. Mosquito Control has also increased the frequency… Keep Reading

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News briefs for July 13th-19th

Hot air balloon coming to Okatie This digging season, safety is in the air.  The Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority (BJWSA) is reminding Lowcountry residents to always call 811 before breaking ground in a big way – a gigantic hot air balloon featuring the national call before you dig number – 811. The 811 balloon will… Keep Reading


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Linda and John Ollis of Beaufort pick up litter on July 5 that was left over from Independence Day at Hunting Island State Park. About 45 volunteers helped the Friends of Hunting Island State Park with their mini-Beach Sweep cleanup effort. Photo by Bob Sofaly. To submit a Lowcountry Life photo, you must be the… Keep Reading

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Welcome to summer in the Sea Islands

By Lee Scott The other day while chatting with a friend on the phone, she wondered what I was up to and I said, “Enjoying this beautiful day.”   “Where are you?” she asked.  “At home,” I replied.  To which she answered, “It is pouring rain here.”  We only live about a mile apart.  … Keep Reading

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Military news briefs for July 13th-19th

Recruit Training Regiment gets new commander Col. John Barnett took command on July 6 of the Recruit Training Regiment on Parris Island. Barnett comes to the depot from the 2d Marine Division where he served as the division chief of staff. After graduating in 1992 from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology,… Keep Reading

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