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Pets

BowWOW! Facts, observations and musings about Our Best Friends

Dog benefit by eating green By Tracie Korol   Dogs are remarkably flexible in their tastes. They’ll polish off a bowl of dried dog food, then walk over to see if there’s anything tasty in the trash. If they’re still hungry, they’ll wander upstairs to see what’s in the cat box. Basically, they’ll eat, or… Keep Reading

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State house legislative highlight report

By Representative Shannon Erickson (R) Beaufort The SC House adjourned its first regular session of the 119th General Assembly on Thursday, June 9, and as of last update, will return on Tuesday, June 14 to deal with the budget, vetoes and  SC House Redistricting. Keep Reading

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Governor thanks local state representatives

  This week, thirty-six members of the South Carolina House and Senate took a brave stand by supporting my request that the General Assembly return to Columbia and complete their work on government restructuring. I would especially like to thank Reps. Shannon Erickson, Andy Patrick and Bill Herbkersman for demonstrating to our citizens and our… Keep Reading

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Mayor Keyserling: Not on my watch

  Despite the fact that Beaufort County currently celebrates the fifth highest per capita concentration of millionaires in the U.S. and the highest per capita concentration of college graduates of South Carolina’s 46 counties, more than half our students are eligible for free or assisted lunches. Keep Reading

Voices

Random thoughts of a retiree

By Jack Sparacino 1. I nearly fell off my chair when one of my new bankers called me “sweetie” over the phone when I was still in Connecticut.  Well, it turns out that people often use terms of endearment in the South, even with total strangers (“What can I get ya, hon?”).  Unfortunately, you could… Keep Reading

Wine

The Taming of the Screw

By Terry Sweeney On a recent stay in the Hamptons at the Sag Harbor mansion of some richy rich friends of mine; (yes I know that sounded a bit braggy, but read on and you’ll find out why this hoity toity piece of background information is relevant), I was asked by my charming hostess, who… Keep Reading

What 2 Do

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Sea Island Quilters to hold meeting The Sea Island Quilters will meet on Thursday, June 16, at 6 p.m. at the Charles Lind Brown Activity Center on Green Street. Joey Patrucco will speak on “A Quilter’s Garden,” and she will demonstrate how to turn your flower beds into a living quilt. Contact Joey for additional… Keep Reading

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Midtown Square to bring vitality to Northwest Quadrant

    By Wendy Nilsen Pollitzer Steve Tully, Allen Patterson and John Trask III have hit the nail on the head. And, yes, that pun was intended. Developers Tully and Trask envisioned affordable homes with a focus on a walking community on land situated between Adventure and Bladen streets, 2 acres they purchased in 2006… Keep Reading

School News

Congrats, Graduates

  By Wendy Nilsen Pollitzer     Last week, almost 600 seniors graduated from two area high schools. A collective amount of $7.5 million in scholarships was awarded to the Lowcountry graduates from Battery Creek and Beaufort High schools. Keep Reading

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