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18 Jul Clock is Ticking to Share Concerns with NOAA

NOAA was good enough to extend deadline for comments on permits for seismic testing permits while oil companies look toward Charleston as staging ground for testing and perhaps moving oil through the Holy City.  This is way too close to home.  Speak up now. TELL NOAA: PROTECT MARINE LIFE FROM DANGEROUS SEISMIC AIRGUN BLASTING  ...

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18 Jul Military is Important to County, State and Nation

Other than being part of a unified community campaigning arms in arm to protect our military bases and the almost $1.4 billion they bring to our county's economy, the Base Realignment And Closure process is not fun.  In and outside of government, I worked with community leaders to ensure Beaufort's remained here and healthy. By passing Modifications to the County's Joint Land Use ordinance last week City Council, hand in hand with other municipalities and County Council, demonstrated solidarity in maintaining our bases.  As some know the Beaufort County "JLUS" is...

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18 Jul Imagine the Ports of Savannah and Charleston Developed for Seismic Testing

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, July 12 Contact: Jean Marie Neal, 202-841-9829     jnmneal@aol.com OFFSHORE DRILLING OPPONENT SODA SAYS CHARLESTON HAS A LOT TO LOSE IF DRILLING COMES TO THE PORT Leaders of a S.C. grassroots organization fighting seismic testing and offshore drilling, says news that Charleston is assumed to play a big role in the process was not good news. “This is bad for the residents of Charleston, the visitors, as well as those who work in the tourism industry. It would be very harsh on the environment of the entire coast of South Carolina. We...

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18 Jul USCB Professor Brent Morris to be featured on SCETV-Radio with Walter Edgar

Yes, Lord, I Know the Road: A Documentary History of African Americans in South Carolina By WALTER EDGAR • JUL 10, 2017 Dr. J. Brent Morris, Associate Professor of History and Chair of the Humanities Department at USC Beaufort, returns to Walter Edgar's Journal to talk about the book Yes, Lord, I Know the Road: A Documentary History of African Americans in South Carolina, 1526 – 2008 (2017, USC Press). http://scpublicradio.org/post/yes-lord-i-know-road-documentary-history-african-americans-south-carolina...

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18 Jul Christmas and Other Downtown Celebrations Here to Stay

Several weeks ago, you may have read the misleading headline and/or viewed the equally misleading video clip in the Packet/Gazette implying that Christmas events like Night on the Town, Light up the Night, Night on the Town and the Christmas Parade along with Halloween on Bay Street, First Fridays Downtown, the Shrimp Festiva and Taste of Beaufort might be going way. NOTHING COULD BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH and I think it very unfortunate that the copy editors would intentionally put fear in the minds of adults and children that City Council is...

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18 Jul Eagle Scouts Up to Good Deeds in Beaufort

Let's here a proud thank you to the Eagle Scouts Three young Beaufort Boy Scouts joined the Friends of Fort Fremont to help make the park safer and more accessible. Pictured are David Merchant and Wayne Watts and not in picture is Nathaniel W Rolling.   On Friday, the Friends of Ft Fremont Board members,  Cecile Door, Marian Rollings and Pete Richards will recognize  3 Eagle Scouts for their superior work improving access and enjoyment for all visitors at Fort Fremont. FFF are giving a Certificate of Recognition to each and at a following date a plaque will...

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18 Jul Who is Henry C. Chambers?

photo from Island Packet The name Henry Chambers frequently rolls off of our tongues but many who now live in Beaufort do not know the man who had the vision, creativity and stamina to bring Beaufort into the 21st Century and among other huge accomplishments give us our Waterfront Park that was fortunately named for him. Tonight during the Water Festival's Hometown Tuesday, Chambers will be recognized for his leadership and contributions for making Beaufort what it is. Also, while one could write a book about our former Mayor, David Lauderdale did a pretty...

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11 Jul USCB Center for the Art Season Tickets on sale NOW

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JULY 7, 2017 MEDIA CONTACT Bonnie Hargrove, Director Center for the Art 843.521-4145 bhargrov@uscb.edu USCB Center for the Art Season Tickets on sale NOW     BEAUFORT  The University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts is proud to announce their 2017-2018 season of show.   “Wow, this season the Center for the Arts is going to be the place to be to see incredible shows every month, sometime twice a month,” stated Bonnie Hargrove, CFA director.   On September 29, Mainstage shows begins with the Classic Nashville Road Show , here to remind us of a time...

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11 Jul The City adopts the new Beaufort Code

The City adopts the new Beaufort Code On June 27, City Council adopted the new Beaufort Code. This form-based development code and zoning map replaces the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) from 2003. Originally begun in collaboration with Beaufort County and the Town of Port Royal in 2012, the Beaufort Code coordinates language and concepts with the two neighboring jurisdictions. The code process took nearly three years and included over 80 public meetings and addressing more than 1,100 public comments. A complete version of the document, along with corresponding maps, can be found here. Stay Involved...

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