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18 Oct Storm-delayed Boundary Street lane shift to start Monday Oct. 17, caution urged

Storm-delayed Boundary Street lane shift to start Monday Oct. 17, caution urged Twice-delayed by storms, the Boundary Street lane shift in Beaufort is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 17 through Wednesday, Oct. 19. Four lanes will remain open, but motorists are urged to use extra caution during the change in traffic patterns. Crews will begin the process of shifting traffic lanes to the southern side of Boundary Street heading into downtown Beaufort. The shift will create additional work area for crews to continue the process of building an underground duct bank to carry...

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18 Oct Beaufort Artist Aki Kato to paint special mural for Pat Conroy Literary Center

Beaufort Artist Invited to Paint Lowcountry Mural For the Pat Conroy Literary Center Beaufort, SC: October 17, 2016/ - Beaufort artist, Aki Kato announced today that he has been invited by the Pat Conroy Literary Center Board of Directors to paint a Lowcountry mural on a free-standing screen for display in the temporary home of the Literary Center at 308 Charles Street. The screen is three, 4 X 8 panels and will feature the Woods Memorial Bridge along with other notable characteristics of the Lowcountry. Aki is a local artist who creates breathtaking murals...

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18 Oct Get your business license online

Beaufort sets new workshops for online business license renewals, tax payments Two additional training sessions are scheduled for Beaufort’s new online payment system for business license renewals and hospitality/accommodations tax payments. The sessions replace two workshops that were cancelled last week due to Hurricane Matthew. The goal of the online service is to improve customer service. The process is simple, and to ease area businesses into the system, City Finance Director Kathy Todd will be offering workshops this week and the first week of November at City Hall. The sessions will familiarize business...

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17 Oct Debris pick up

Waste Pro will be picking up White Goods, and construction material that is properly separated - They WILL NOT be picking up the vegetation debris. The vegetation debris is being picked up by a FEMA approved contractor beginning this week. All vegetation must be brought to the side of the road and must not be contaminated with anything other than vegetation material. If it is contaminated, it will not be picked up. Furthermore, the County Convenience Centers are open for residents to use to dump Trash ONLY. We are working as fast as we can...

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17 Oct National Monument in Beaufort

For about 16 years, many Beaufort residents have worked diligently to encourage the National Park Service of the US Department of the Interior to create a national monument in Beaufort to remember the Reconstruction Era because Beaufort has a larger and more complete story to tell than any other community in the US. The NPS conducted a regional study to determine the most appropriate site for such a monument. While they have not made a formal announcement, two of the panelists who worked on the study are giving us a preview of...

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17 Oct Candidate Forum Tonight

There will be a forum for candidates running for city council, county council and two state legislative districts.  Unfortunately, the organizing group scheduled the event during regular of our city council meeting, making it difficult for City Council to participate.  However, Councilman Mike McFee, the only City Council member standing for re-election,  has found a way to be two places at once so he will be at the forum and then make it to the council meeting. Read more in the Packet/Gazette http://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/community/beaufort-news/article108225397.html...

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17 Oct Hilton Head Island Beach Renourisment

Town of Hilton Head IslandOne Town Center Court, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 (843)341-4600 / (FAX 842-7728)  PRESS RELEASE Contact: Scott Liggett PE, Director of Public Projects and Facilities (843)341-4776 (843)842-8587 FAX Date:       October 17, 2016 SUBJECT: 2016 Beach Nourishment Project - Progress Update _________________________________________________________   The Town’s contractor, Weeks Marine Incorporated expects to restart beach renourishment activities in South Forest Beach no later than October 19, 2016. The Town desires to replace the sand washed from our design template along the central oceanfront beach as a result of Hurricane Matthew. While the storm related sand losses from the template...

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17 Oct Food Truck discussion continues Oct. 18 City Council Meeting

Over the past several months, the towns of Port Royal, Bluffton and Hilton Head Island and the Beaufort County have been considering amending ordinances to make it easier for entrepreneurial food truck vendors to work in our jurisdictions. After two work sessions, and discussions in between with effected parties, the City Council will consider an ordinance this evening at our regular city council meeting. I like the idea of food trucks operating in our City as long as they are safe,  do not create congestion in the core city and compliment existing...

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17 Oct FEMA Assistance

Since Beaufort is one of the SC Counties declared a disaster, some are expecting FEMA to ride in on a big white horse to write checks to government and individuals needing assistance.  Unfortunately the process of documenting damage, determining associated costs and being certified takes longer than we would like particularly for those in need.  The process is moving forward with Beaufort County but the process will take time. Representatives from the SC Emergency Management Division and FEMA are in the area performing the initial damage assessment. This is the first step to...

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