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Karolina Struharova

12 Aug Rotary Club of Beaufort Exchange Student

Exchanging Rotary Banners:  The Rotary Club of Beaufort has, as one of its major programs, supported exchange students attending Beaufort schools.  The first of two exchange students for school year 2016-17, Karolina Struharova (right), from the Czech Republic, exchanges the banner from her home Rotary, Klatovy, Czech Republic, with Rotary Club of Beaufort President Willie Mack Stansell (left).  Karolina will be a junior at Beaufort Academy. Submitted by:   Jim Weiskopf Public Relations Chair Rotary Club of Beaufort   Photo Credit:  Lisa Harrington...

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12 Aug International Artist Alex Palkovich Exhibits at St. Helena Branch Library

NEWS RELEASE   August 1, 2016   International Artist Alex Palkovich Exhibits at St. Helena Branch Library   World renowned artist Alex Palkovich has chosen the St. Helena branch of the Beaufort County Library System to display his award-winning bronze sculpture “On the Way to Market.”  This 44” tall bronze sculpture depicts an African-American woman with a basket full of vegetables balanced adeptly on her head.  The sculpture illustrates the heritage of African descendants in South Carolina’s Lowcountry. This work has already won the 80th Annual National Sculpture Society Exhibition People’s Choice Award.   “We are honored to...

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12 Aug Ethical Choices Program, Two Author Talks Upcoming at the Hilton Head Branch Library

NEWS RELEASE   August 9, 2016   Ethical Choices Program, Two Author Talks Upcoming at the Hilton Head Branch Library   Event Name: Tom Crawford Book Talk Short Description of the Event: Former newsman discusses Resurrections of an Obituary Writer.  The book’s essays and obituaries cover influential and memorable people whom Mr. Crawford knew during his travels at home and abroad. Time and Date of the Event: Tuesday, September 6, 2016 11:00am-12:00pm Price of the Event: Free Contact Information: Priscilla Pomazal, 843-255-6524, priscillap@bcgov.net Website: beaufortcountylibrary.org     Event Name: Saturday Matinee Short Description of the Event: Enjoy the town’s free big screen at our monthly...

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08 Aug Where are we running?

So where am I running and asking you to go with me? Last week I asked you to “run with me” for re-election. It is only fair that I tell you where we’re running and to hear your thoughts about the course to make sure we are aligned. My primary goal is to complete unfinished business and move along in-progress projects before I step down. And that will take another four years. I hope you can help us complete what we’ve started. The following a skeleton outline: * Boundary Street Redevelopment – Critical it...

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08 Aug More details on where we are running

This is a bit to read, but we have lots to do and I would be remiss if as a candidate for re-election I did not lay out projects, challenges and opportunities. That said Re-election is where the real work begins/continues and I hope you will run with me. Boundary Street Redevelopment: We must complete the Boundary Street Redevelopment on time and on budget. Some have been inconvenienced by the work in progress and even though this project has been in the works for more than a decade, a surprising number...

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08 Aug The Sound of Freedom has shifted

It appears that after months of resurfacing, the main runway is open. This means that in most cases, MCAS jets will not be flying over Pigeon Point, the Point and the downtown area.  This clearly provides some relief for Beaufort but not for those on the northern end of Ladys Island and around Habersham. I believe we should continue to press our congressional delegation to push for an Outlying Field. What’s that you hear now that MCAS has reopened a runway?...

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08 Aug Back to school bus routes

While have not verified the schedules as posted in the news, you may want to confirm with the School District. This is the story about routes for 2016-17 School year. Beaufort County School District 2016-17 bus routes  ...

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08 Aug After all we have done, our coast remains at risk of oil and gas development

Right now, coastal communities along the Atlantic coast are watching closely the review of permit applications from several companies that want to employ seismic testing to find oil and gas off our coast. The Obama Administration is considering these permits, despite the fact through a massive plea from many communities, of which Beaufort was the first, they remove the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf from the 2017-2022 Proposed Leasing Program. This means even though President Obama clearly heard our communities when we said we do not want to see testing and drilling...

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