01 Aug ALERT: Nighttime paving at Boundary Street and Robert Smalls Parkway

NEWS RELEASE July 31, 2016 Contact: Sammy Negron, Project Manager Consultant, 843-263-6843 Nighttime paving starts Monday for new intersection of Boundary Street and Robert Smalls Parkway Starting Monday night, drivers at the northern tip of Robert Smalls Parkway will encounter a temporary one-lane closure to allow the paving of the new intersection of SC Highway 170 and Boundary Street. Drivers will still be able to travel in both directions during the paving. The paving – and nighttime partial-lane closure – is expected to continue until sunrise on Friday, Aug. 5. Once the paving is completed,...

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01 Aug Lose a white King Pigeon? Someone Found it! Let us know!

  Dear Mayor Billy: Friday afternoon I was at New Point with a friend and we came upon a white King Pigeon on the sidewalk. Believing it would not be long to survive on its own there, I brought it home with me. My friend has been making an effort to locate its owner but so far no luck. I was hoping you could put something in your weekly letter? If you get a response, please put the owner in touch. Thanks, An animal lover from Beaufort...

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01 Aug Citizens and law enforcement stick together

As we see escalating violence at home and abroad, many Beaufort area residents are doing their best to stay calm and stick together. While,  like any other unsuspecting community, we could be overtaken by violence among and against citizens and the men and women who who keep us safe. I must applaud the many who are doing all within their power to spot potential challenges and to avoid discord. No less than once a month, citizens young and old, gather in the downtown Washington Street Park to get to know each other, talk and pray...

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01 Aug Graciously and relentless, our friend Peter Post serves our community

Peter Post is a blessing to our community.  He is relentless in his giving, and, by the way, asking others to give for many good causes in the Lowcountry.  When Peter calls for something, it is not about him. It is about the many organizations he promotes both financially and through his wisdom. If Peter ever calls you, answer and say yes....

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Santa Elena

01 Aug Event and Program Announcements from the Santa Elena History Center July 30 – August 20

  Event and Program Announcements from the Santa Elena History Center July 30 - August 20                         Join us for a variety of special programs and presentations  In the Lecture Room of the Santa Elena History Center meet characters from our past, dive into the layers of the Santa Elena story, learn about the scientific aspect of archaeology, meet special guests in Beaufort, and much more!  Click here to register online and reserve your seat!   Have you head the big news? Long-Lost Fort on...

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Bill Prokop

29 Jul City Manager Report – July 26

The following is a summary of City Manager Bill Prokop’s Report to City Council on July 26: Welcome back and I hope everyone had a good summer break. Our new fiscal year is open and the staff will do their best to meet all of the goals and expectations that were spelled out in our budget. A special thanks to all the organizers of the Water Festival for doing another amazing job this year by making the Water Festival such a special event for our community. Also a very special thank you to all our...

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29 Jul Volunteer with FRIENDS of Caroline Hospice

FRIENDS of Caroline Hospice has cared for generations of Beaufort County residents nearing the end of their life’s journey. Volunteers fulfill critical roles providing support to the individuals as well as their families and friends. Our volunteers serve Beaufort County in a variety of roles that directly and indirectly further our mission. Volunteers can help in the office; at the Red Door Thrift Store; during special events; with grieving students; with patients and/or with one of our patient support services, and more. For more information, visit our website at, or call our...

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29 Jul Many on Lady’s Island are unhappy

Many residents are unhappy. I understand their concern though I am not certain the finger pointed at retailers who serve them is the place to lay the blame.  Hopefully our study will provide some insight. City, county to look at traffic on busy Sea Island Parkway  ...

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25 Jul Detour again for Boundary set July 29-Aug. 1

NEWS RELEASE Monday, July 25, 2016  Contact: Sammy Negron, Project Manager Consultant, 843-263-6843  Detour again for Boundary set July 29-Aug. 1   With the opening of a new intersection just weeks away at Beaufort’s Boundary Street and Robert Smalls Parkway, work there requires a traffic detour from Friday, July 29, through Aug. 1 for underground storm drainage work.  Part of Boundary Street will be closed near the Burger King and Dunkin’ Donut restaurants from 8 p.m. Friday until no later than sunset on Monday, Aug. 1.  Drivers will be detoured along the same route as during the...

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