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Dr. Mick Zais visits Beaufort

State Superintendent Dr. Mick Zais visited Lady’s Island Elementary and Riverview Charter School on Friday.  Dr. Zais was accompanied by Rep. Shannon Erickson, State School Board member Dennis Thompson, Jr., Beaufort County School Board member Bill Evans, and Beaufort County School District Human Resources Director, Dr. Jackie Rosswurm.             Keep Reading


Group wants to make Parris Island home of the USS OLYMPIA

What is involved with bringing the only surviving naval ship of the Spanish-American War to Beaufort? The Ship’s History The 1890’s was a decade of tremendous change in America with a view towards developing international markets and becoming a player in the global realm. This required a new Navy with coal burning battleships and very… Keep Reading


Our Site is Still Under Construction

The Island News is excited to present a new website to our faithful readers. We are still under construction, so please look for the new and improved website soon. Thank you.   Wendy Pollitzer Editor, The Island News Keep Reading


HBF’s Boffo Ball By the Bay!

HBF’s Boffo Ball By the Bay! Big turnout for Historic Beaufort’s Foundation’s annual Lafayette Soiree, this year’s theme — Time and Tides, a celebration of Beaufort’s 300 years. More than 350 people attended, with a long waiting list. The weather was breezy and perfect for the  beautiful waterside location on the Bay of Dr. Bobby… Keep Reading

Lunch Bunch

The Lunch Bunch Dines at Medical Park Deli

Spotted by the Lunch Bunch: Dr. Katherine Grace Hefner and Dr. Gene Grace By Wendy Nilsen Pollitzer   The Lunch Bunch dined at the Medical Park Deli, located in the old Aimar Pharmacy building at 968 Ribaut Road, across from Beaufort Memorial Hospital. Perfect for the busy doctor, nurse and office personnel, Medical Park Deli… Keep Reading


MCAS Beaufort Air Show 2011

Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort will host nearly 150,000 of its closest friends and neighbors at the 2011 Beaufort Air Show on Saturday, April 30, and Sunday, May 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is no cost for the general public to attend the show. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs to watch… Keep Reading


CyCling ClassiC

By Marie McAden The Fifth Annual Beaufort MemorialCycling Classic will bring 200 professional cyclists to town Tuesday,May 3 for another hair-raising, heart-pounding race through downtown.The 70 female and 118 male competitors participating in this year’s event will be riding a .6-mile course that begins on Bay Street, turns onto… Keep Reading

Lunch Bunch

Lunch Bunch (without the bunch) at Beaufort Academy

Recently, I had the pleasureof attending a luncheon at Beaufort Academy,coordinated by Bethany Byrne, directorof development and enrollment. As analternative to my regular Lunch Bunchcolumn, I decided to write about the  luncheon and Beaufort Academy’s invitation to local leaders in the community… Keep Reading


A new EGRET is TOOTING in town!

By Wendy Nilsen Pollitzer Three new businesses opened at the old Firehouse on the corner of Craven and Scott Streets. At a soft opening on Friday,April 22, tourists and locals were eager to see the interior of the unique building, renovated and designed by Annie Ballance, proprietor of The Tooting Egret, The Bistro at The… Keep Reading


Living on the WEDGE

Laura Trask Often in life when we say we are “living on the edge,” the feeling that comes to mind is negative. As if one more step could end in disaster! When talking about shoes however, living on the wedge can be a glorious place to be. Italian designer SalvatoreFerragamo in 1935, originallyas an orthopedic… Keep Reading

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