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25 Oct District revises school calendar to make up days lost during, after Hurricane Matthew

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, October 19, 2016 District revises school calendar to make up days lost during, after Hurricane Matthew BEAUFORT – The Beaufort County School District has revised its school calendar to restore instructional time lost during the Hurricane Matthew evacuation and during the return of evacuees and restoration of services to schools. The eight school days lost during Hurricane Matthew meant a total of nine lost first-semester because of an additional day missed last month during Tropical Storm Hermine. South Carolina laws covering minimum instructional time meant that the district had to find a...

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24 Oct City Manager Report 10/18/16

The following is a summary of City Manager Bill Prokop’s Report to City Council on October 18, 2016:   Storm Matthew – we covered it in our work session but again I thank everyone who was part of making our City and County as safe as we could, it was a great effort and most of our plans worked and some need to be refined, but we are here safe, tired, and very much relieved. Thank you all again for the great teamwork.   The City given a $150,000 Award by Hargray: We are very proud...

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24 Oct United Way of the Lowcountry partners with Beaufort County to provide assistance and collect funds for disaster relief efforts as a result of Hurricane Matthew

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 October 18, 2016 United Way of the Lowcountry partners with Beaufort County to provide assistance and collect funds for disaster relief efforts as a result of Hurricane Matthew  BEAUFORT, SC - United Way of the Lowcountry is mobilizing resources and providing assistance to help people rebuild their lives and this community by collecting donations for disaster relief efforts and responding to needs through the United Way Helpline.   United Way of the Lowcountry (UWLC) is the agency...

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24 Oct Joan Templer show opens at Beaufort Art Association

Noted artist Joan Templer will be featured at the Beaufort Art Association Gallery from Oct. 31st through Jan. 7, 2017. An opening reception will be held at the Gallery at 906 Bay St. in Beaufort on Friday, Nov. 4, from 5:30 – 7 pm. Refreshments will be served, and the public is invited.    ...

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24 Oct Hurricane Recovery News

The neighborhoods that received the most damage to structures in order are: · Royal Oaks · Mossy Oaks · West End · Higginsonville · Hermitage Total Damage Assessment to date—176 structures 69% received a green placard, minor damage 28% yellow placard, moderate damage 3% red placard, Unsafe to Occupy. 5 structures; 3 were vacant   Hurricane Recovery News FEMA Inspectors have arrived in Beaufort County.  They will be out and about for the undetermined future.  Some will be in FEMA Blue Shirts and some will be in regular street clothes.  ALL will carry appropriate FEMA Identification.  They will be doing damage assessments, housing...

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24 Oct Hurricane Matthew photos from the State House Report

Thought you would be interested in seeing collage of pictures on the impact of Hurricane Matthew. While the City fared relatively well, though a number of families face serious repairs to their homes and businesses, the comparison between what we saw and others faced is huge. PHOTO ESSAY: Aftermath of Hurricane Matthew  ...

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24 Oct At least someone has some ideas about addressing unmet challenges in Columbia

I believe the partisan flavor of the article is not particularly relevant and creates a distraction. That being said, I am glad someone is proposing solutions to problems in SC government that are continuous swept under the table or kicked down the road. The State Newspaper poses some interesting ideas which I hope our state Representatives and Senators will think about as they enter a new session in January. How to rebuild SC’s failing state government  ...

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24 Oct It’s not Pat Conroy’s writing desk…it’s a cake!

Hundreds of writers gathered over the weekend for the Pat Conroy Literary Festival, the first of what will become an annual event in Beaufort.  The event featured three days of workshops, discussions, film, a play and lots of chatter by writers from as far as California. Since former writing colleagues and friends were in town, the Pat Conroy Literary Center held a soft opening Friday evening as hundreds gathered on the porch and in the yard of the soon to be opened Center.  Jonathan Haupt, the director of the USC Press...

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24 Oct After 16 years, an end could be in sight

In the past few years, the community has done much to give our citizens what they need and deserve to better understand our hometown and its history. This includes the resurrection of the Beaufort History Museum, Expanded Outreach by Historic Beaufort Foundation, the fabulous new Santa Helena History Center with a branch of the Heritage Library and the Port Royal Sound Foundation among others.  Furthermore, we have established a cultural district within the City and hosted the best SC Humanities Festival which was a successful collaboration among our many special local...

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