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17 Jan Too Many Hotels? A Cartoon by Robert Airial in Statehouse Report

As we think about the future and the accelerated interest in Beaufort as a tourist and retirement destination, which I support, it makes sense to see what huge success is bringing Charleston.  We have no challenge like they do today and I do not suggest we will, but I think we should be mindful of both the number of placement of hotels as we work to maintain balance and remain an authentic hometown. Robert Airial is a fabulous and deservingly noted cartoonist. When he was in college he worked for me...

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17 Jan Obama administration denies permits for seismic testing along S.C. coast

Obama administration denies permits for seismic testing along S.C. coast Posted: 06 Jan 2017 10:48 AM PST Charleston Post and Courier January 6, 2017 By Emma Dumain WASHINGTON — South Carolina environmental advocates were disappointed last month when President Barack Obama excluded the state’s coastline from protection against offshore drilling. These same activists, however, are now cheering the Obama administration’s denial of six permits to perform seismic airgun testing, all of which would have affected the South Carolina coast. “Seismic testing is a dangerous, old technology that would dramatically harm our marine life and thus...

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16 Jan Beaufort Digital Corridor launches with first tech startup, Vireo Labs

Beaufort Digital Corridor launches with first tech startup, Vireo Labs Even as Beaufort city leaders cut the ceremonial ribbon at the Beaufort Digital Corridor offices Thursday night, people at the grand opening learned the first tech startup was moving into the new work space. The Beaufort Digital Corridor introduced Vireo Labs as the first tech startup to move into BASEcamp -- the tech business incubator and co-working office space at 500 Carteret Street in historic downtown Beaufort. Vireo Labs is a career-focused education technology startup founded in 2015. The founding team is leveraging its...

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10 Jan Clarification on the proposed Reconstruction Era Monument

During the many conversations about the proposed monument for Beaufort, some have suggested that we are doing the National Park Service a favor by letting them create a national monument which is almost equivalent to a national park in Beaufort County.  That is not the case. When we started on this mission the Park Service was cool to the idea because the effort to do this was shot down 16 years ago. Furthermore, their staff was fully occupied working through two other monuments that were ahead of us in the queue....

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09 Jan Volunteer with Beaufort History Museum

BEAUFORT HISTORY MUSEUM       CONTACT: Carla Marsh                                                                           Carol Lauvray cmarsh@beauforthistorymuseum.com      clauvray@beauforthistorymuseum.com 561-376-7651                                                          614-975-4806   For Immediate Release                                                        January 4, 2017     Make a New Year’s Resolution to Spend Time Volunteering Beaufort History Museum Offers Greeter Program     Beaufort, SC – January 4, 2017 – This is the time when people make New Year’s promises and many resolve to give more of their time in service to the community. Those who are interested in history, enjoy interacting with visitors and have a few hours each week to spare volunteering for a worthy organization in a dynamic setting may want to...

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09 Jan Beaufort History Museum announces Annual Meeting

BEAUFORT HISTORY MUSEUM     Contact:          Carla Marsh                                                    December 21, 2016 (561) 376-7651 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Carol Lauvray (614) 975-4806     Beaufort History Museum Announces Annual Meeting Members and Public Invited               Beaufort, SC – December 21, 2016 - Museum members and the public are invited to attend the Annual Meeting of the Beaufort History Museum, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 at 6 p.m. in the museum’s main hall on the second floor of The Arsenal, located at 713 Craven St.   At the meeting, milestones of the past year will be celebrated, including the opening in June of a special exhibit about the...

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09 Jan We need your input for SMARTER goals

See the note below from City of Beaufort's Planning Director Libby Anderson. Note that the format was directed to staff and department heads, but is also being distributed to neighborhood associations throughout the city.  Accordingly, some of it might not make sense, but take a look at share what you think should be the city's goals for the next two years. City Council members have already completed a similar questionnaire and your input will be weighed in upon during our discussions. Thanks Neighbors: Happy New Year! The Beaufort City Council is preparing for its annual...

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09 Jan Obama makes narrow decision

As he closes out his term, President Obama placed a ban on certain areas of the Atlantic Ocean in the northeastern United States, while leaving out the hard sought after permanent ban on seismic testing along the SC, NC and Georgia coasts. If one studies the decision, one notes that the pressure to act on the Northeast was driven by long term scientific studies that demonstrated that natural habitat for wildlife would be ruined if there was an accident. The effort to ban seismic testing, where we won a victory in getting...

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09 Jan Renewable energy goals to stretch your tax dollars

Las Vegas has achieved a lofty goal of powering the entire city by renewable energy. We are smaller with significantly less financial resources, but we may be able to accomplish the same in our special hometown. The City is currently in the midst of an energy audit. The goal of which is how to save on the huge expense of lighting our streets, heating and cooling city owned buildings and other ways to cut down on energy costs to the taxpayers.  Making changes will cost money, but if we are to move...

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