19 Sep Treasures at the ReStore Upcycled Art Auction

Saturday night at the Shed in Port Royal,  Habitat for Humanity had yet another fabulous art auction with pieces of art made from recycled  materials. One of the most interesting was a the word "Beaufort" created by bending and welding old spikes that had been removed from the Port Royal Railroad. Below is my favorite. ...

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19 Sep Still no ticket?

For the past week, I have gone to the post office daily looking to receive the parking ticket from "the irate tourist."  I received nothing and am wondering if he is waiting until it is past due and there will be a fine, thereby requiring me to pay more. I doubt that to be the case. Perhaps it is that he surprisingly got the mayor on the telephone, and not a city staff member, had his  "say" and likely the event is over. I am assuming the ticket was paid though since...

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19 Sep Friends of the Beaufort Library 2016 Fall Book Sale

NEWS RELEASE   September 13, 2016   Friends of the Beaufort Library 2016 Fall Book Sale   (BEAUFORT, SC) The Friends of the Beaufort Library: Beaufort, Lobeco and St. Helena Branches (FOL) will hold its Annual Fall Book Sale September 23-25, 2016 at the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in downtown Beaufort. The Friends of the Library members-only preview sale is from 10 am until noon on Friday, Sept. 23 with the sale opened to the public starting at 12 noon until 6 pm. Saturday, Sept. 24 hours are from 10 am until 6 pm. On Sunday,...

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19 Sep Beaufort Regional Chamber to hold Local First Business Expo

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Beaufort Regional Chamber to hold Local First Business Expo BEAUFORT, SC (September 12, 2016): The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce is proud to host the Local First Business Expo presented by The Technical College of the Lowcountry on Thursday, September 22, 2016 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Beaufort Holiday Inn & Suites (2225 Boundary Street in Beaufort).    The Local First Business Expo provides an opportunity for the community to come out and see some of the products and services available right here in our community. By supporting our local businesses and buying...

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19 Sep NOC should be invited in rather than asked to leave our communities

If you have been reading about Hilton Head Island  community wanting to get rid of the Neighborhood Outreach Connection, you will understand how it has noting to do with the program and the good work it is doing for some of our neediest children. We have two such centers in Beaufort, one at the Housing Authorities Marsh Gardens behind the BiLo and the other at Parkview Apartments just off of Ribaut Road behind the Beaufort County Law Enforcement Center.  I have been privileged to visit both and can attest to how they have...

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16 Sep 24th Annual Beaufort County Youth Conference (BCYC)

Immediate News Release    •  Event Name: 24th Annual Beaufort County Youth Conference (BCYC)     •  Description of Event: The BCYC was organized in 1992 by Carrie B. Major to arm our Youth with information needed to make healthy choices and to motivate them to become successful in school and as adult. This is a conference for middle and high school students. This youth conference is planned by youth from the middle and high schools in Beaufort County. The Plans are then executed by the Beaufort County Youth Conference Steering Committee that is made up professionals from area Community Organizations. This year’s...

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16 Sep City Manager’s Report, September 13, 2016

The following is a summary of City Manager Bill Prokop’s Report to City Council on September 13: I thank everyone that was involved in the planning and execution of all our storm plans that we had to engage on September 1st and 2nd. This includes the County and City personnel. Thankfully, we had very little damage in the City and no one was seriously injured. We have been reviewing our response and making adjustments to areas where we noted improvements needed to be made. More than anything else, this made us be better...

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16 Sep Boundary Street Project moving along

Boundary Street Project Update Tuesday, September 13, 2016 Contact: Sammy Negron, Project Manager Consultant, 843-263-6843 Weekly Update: 9/12 thru 9/18 Current Activity / Location: Duct bank installation – SC170 Storm Drainage – SC170 Driveways, Curb & Gutter, Sidewalks – Right Side Boundary Street and new SC170 alignment Signal Installations – Hogarth Street, Ribaut Road, Marsh Road and Beaufort Town Center Utilities working on relocating lines along right and left side of Boundary Street Two Week Look Ahead: Duct Bank Installation – SC170 & First Street Storm Drainage – SC170 & First Street Driveways, Curb & Gutter, Sidewalks – Right Side Boundary Street and...

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