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02 May Port Royal Council Forum

Port Royal Special City Council Election Candidate Forum The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold a Candidates Forum for the available Port Royal Town Council seat this Tuesday, May 2 at 6:00 p.m. at Port Royal Elementary School. This will be an opportunity to get to know your prospective elected officials. The four candidates scheduled to appear are: Patty Crower Bob Ellis Marjorie Lamb Darryl Owens The Chamber of Commerce also has an Election Center page on their website to learn more about each candidate in advance of the Forum....

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02 May Which do you favor? And what others are saying.

We are not in the midst of a national emergency.We are seemingly increasingly energy independent as domestic on land production is up, the costs of alternative sources of energy are dropping and the world is more conservation minded as every. And now our billionaire class of leaders want even more money and to produce more energy than is necessary seemly only to satisfy investors. Read what others are saying: The Washington Post Politics Trump, reversing Obama, will push to expand drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic The Charleston Post and Courier Offshore oil a wrong turn The State Trump...

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02 May So what’s this Taste of Beaufort?

A Taste of Beaufort 2017 Offers a Savory Retreat BEAUFORT, S.C. (May 1, 2017) - One of the Lowcountry's favorite foodie events, A Taste of Beaufort, returns this May 5 and 6 to Beaufort's historic Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. The two-day savory retreat will feature live music, arts, local seafood and much more. The festival weekend officially begins at noon on Friday, May 5 with the opening of its Arts & Crafts Market, featuring up to 50 vendors offering a variety of handmade, local and unique goods. Area restaurants will begin...

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02 May Have you ever met Terry?

The Packet/Gazette introduces you to Beaufort's funniest friend of the city! Former ‘SNL’ star and Beaufort resident makes ‘First 100’ list on HuffPo  ...

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27 Apr United Way of the Lowcountry Accepting Applications for Community Impact Funding in the areas of Education and Health

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     Contact:   Jaime Dailey-Vergara Director of Marketing & Communications United Way of the Lowcountry, Inc.  Serving Beaufort and Jasper Counties (O) 843.982.3040  | (C) 843.473.9829 Jdaileyvergara@uwlowcountry.org April 26, 2017     United Way of the Lowcountry Accepting Applications for Community Impact Funding in the areas of Education and Health.  BEAUFORT, SC - United Way of the Lowcountry is currently accepting applications from all 501(c)(3) health and human service organizations serving Beaufort and Jasper Counties who have a role to play in helping to address the priority area of Education and Health.  This is an open application process that funds programs in two-year...

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27 Apr Mother’s Day Tea, Let’s Build Something Together event, and More at St. Helena Branch Library

NEWS RELEASE   April 27, 2017   Mother’s Day Tea, Let’s Build Something Together event, and More at St. Helena Branch Library   Event Name:  Conversation Cafe Short Description of Event: Talk with neighbors about things that matter over a cup of coffee or tea. Sessions are open, hosted, drop-in conversations among people with diverse views and a shared passion for engaging others. May’s topic is “How Do We Raise Moral Children?” For adults and ages 12+ Time and Date of Event:  Tuesday, May 2 at 5:30pm Location of Event: Community Meeting Room, St. Helena Branch Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr....

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25 Apr Damaged H Dock Replaced after Matthew

Emergency Repair of H Dock at Downtown Marina Another very productive week by OQuinn Marine Construction and McSweeney Engineering. The docks are installed and secured. The new 30ft gangway and transition plate are installed. The Pile guides and cleats are installed. The electrical is complete and the barge with the old floats has departed and being disposed. This is an on-time & budget project thus far, pending power and water pedestal installation. This project supports goals 1 &3 found in the City’s Strategic Plan 2017-2019. The next project update will be sent out on April 28st . Please...

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25 Apr Some Wonder Why? Economic Impact of Beaufort Military Presence

Economic Impact of Beaufort Military Presence Reaches $2.2 Billion BEAUFORT, SC (April 21, 2017): The South Carolina Military Base Task Force released an updated study, which reflects that the Beaufort region's military presence boasts an annual economic impact of approximately $2.2 billion that is supported by 19,240 jobs and $993.8 million in generated labor income. The 2017 study was prepared by Dr. Joey Von Nessen of the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. The Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort accounts for $787 million in economic activity annually....

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25 Apr What a Little Love Can Bring to a Corner

  Under the leadership of Mayor Pro-Tem Mike McFee's Redevelopment Commission Infill and Redevelopment Task Force, in collaboration with the Beaufort Housing Authority, the Clemson Extension, City Staff and many neighbors, the corner of Duke and Church Streets in downtown Beaufort has a new space and sense of place.  Note the newly painted BHA homes with murals, the pocket park on the corner with benches, sod, and trees that will mature.  This is but one of several Duke Street projects underway and Washington Street will hopefully get this kind of attention. Thanks...

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