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25 Apr National Endowment for the Humanities Serves Beaufort Significantly

As the Mayor of a special hometown that celebrates a rich culture and history and as a member of the Board of Directors of SC Humanities, I wanted to share the following: It is a very enlightening  op-ed piece supporting SC Humanities and the NEH appeared in The Charleston Post and Courier on April 16. It was written by a professor at Clemson University. In case you do not know it, in recent years, various of organizations in the City of Beaufort (specifically USCB and  he Beaufort County Library) have been awarded...

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25 Apr Of 8600 Parcels of Land on Ladys Island, 220 are in the City of Beaufort

As individuals and families are currently asking to annex an additional 11 parcels within the agreed upon (by the County Council, Port Royal Town Council and City of Beaufort) in the Northern Regional Plan, I am hearing more and more about how the City of Beaufort is ruining Ladys Island with reckless annexations.  In fact a Beaufort native was rather belligerent in a public place forcing me to walk away from a conversation which I would only do when being shouted at and not being given a chance to be...

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25 Apr What’s with All the Talk about Plastic?

This is worthy of consideration as the towns of Hilton Head, Bluffton, Port Royal and the City of Beaufort had a conversation about whether to ask the county to consider potential solutions to plastic pollution. Follow this link and watch video by actor Jeff Bridges. http://www.sarahwilson.com/2016/09/8-bits-of-plastic-you-can-quit-right-now/...

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25 Apr Additional Fire Station on Highway 170?

By the time you receive this it is likely that the City of Beaufort and Town of Port Royal will have made decisions but the following is important back ground and more information will be forthcoming.   April 19, 2017 Contact: Van Willis, Town Manager/Port Royal, 843-986-2205 Bill Prokop, City Manager/Beaufort, 843-525-7078 Reece Bertholf, Beaufort/Port Royal Fire Chief, 843-525-7055 Port Royal, Beaufort review options for new fire station on SC170 to serve residential, commercial growth As new neighborhoods develop and commercial construction continues along Robert Smalls Parkway and adjoining areas, the Town of Port Royal and City...

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25 Apr A Friday Morning at the BDC!

  Professor Dr Brian Canada presents overview of app development at Beaufort Digital Corridor.  If you have an interest in learning you may want to sign up for "code camp" for which planning is underway.  Visit the Beaufort Digital Corridor or call the Director, Karen Warner at 843-470-3506....

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25 Apr Trailblazing Young Leaders Program by Bolden Middle School

In the three years of organizing program for middle schoolers from nine schools in northern Beaufort County, the program hosted at MCAS by Bolden broke ground for a complementary approach:  students as teachers. We met last Wednesday at the Officers Club where the Whale Branch Early College High School ROTC lead the educational segment on leadership. They demonstrated collaboration, shared their individual stories with our students, taught them about the discipline required in ROTC and gave them a taste of lining up, standing at attention and small groups marching in sync. The...

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25 Apr Gullah Geechee Wisdom Cards – Invest in Ron and Natalie Daise’s Venture

Ron and Natalie Daise have launched a new educational/entertainment project producing Gullah Geechee Wisdom Cards.  They are raising capital through Kickstarter and the deadline is nearing. The Pitch https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/792847722/gullah-geechee-wisdom-cards And the News Coverage http://www.wmbfnews.com/clip/13265865/card-project-looks-to-expand-knowledge-of-gullah-geechee-culture I invested and perhaps after looking at the promotion and news coverage you will want to as well....

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25 Apr Update: Reconstruction Era Monument Superintendent

The National Park Service just announced an interim Superintendent for the multi site Reconstruction Era Monument.  Superintendent Melissa English-Rias,  whose specialty is developing interpretative programs for the National Park Service,  will initially be charged with leading the planning phase throughout the summer. Michael Allen, who may of us met during the journey to becoming a monument, will be working with Ms English- Rias Melissa English-Rias has been a front-line interpreter with the National Park Service for 29 years. She began her NPS career as an undergraduate student at Ninety Six National Historic...

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25 Apr Mitchelville – Every Piece of the Reconstruction Story is Important

Hilton Head Island Mayor David Bennett reports that Hilton Head Island Town Council is moving forward with the Mitchelville Preservation Project. With a "unanimous vote (Town Council) approved the execution of a Lease and Memorandum of Understanding between the Town and Mitchelville Preservation Project (MPP) for Fish Haul Creek Park. This will allow MPP to develop a business plan and master plan for establishing a cultural and historical museum while maintaining full access for the public to enjoy this wonderful Town park." Mitchelville Story From Mitchelville Preservation Project on Hilton Head Island  General Ormsby...

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25 Apr Help A Scout Help His Community

Nicholas Beckert, a candidate for Eagle Scout, is launching a service project and could use a helping hand. In the early stages of his exploration he found a dangerous traffic situation of a blind curve adjacent to the Beaufort High School football field. He has set about to fix it. The project will consume considerable time and collaboration among Nicholas and his fellow scouts.  The current issue is raising just under $600 to pay for the materials to make the blind curve safe for students and those attending events on this...

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