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01 Jun Memorial Day Weekend in Beaufort

Beginning during the Civil War, Memorial Day has a special place in our history.  Launched by a group of young black Charlestonians, who placed flowers on the mass grave of soldiers lost during the Civil War, it became known as "Decoration Day." It carried out a long history in Beaufort through my childhood. As families gathered at the Beaufort National Cemetery, Boundary Street was lined with vendors selling all sorts of food, families picnicking and people coming together to celebrate the lives of those lost at war.  The rather festive activity morphed...

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Montgomery's Raids on the Combahee River Plantations

01 Jun Harriet Tubman Memorial Planned in Beaufort, SC

Harriet Tubman Memorial Planned in Beaufort, SC   For Immediate Release   Beaufort, SC, June 1 -- Tabernacle Baptist Church is launching a campaign to honor Harriett Tubman with a monument for her role in a raid that freed hundreds of slaves in 1863, State Rep. Kenneth Hodges announced today.   The memorial will sit next to the 153- year-old church on Craven Street in downtown Beaufort. Some historians believe the freed slaves assembled at Tabernacle after the raid.   The news that the legendary abolitionist will grace the $20 bill makes this the perfect time to...

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31 May Humanities FESTIVAL 2016! Learn more and join us.

BEAUFORT IS HOSTING THIS YEAR'S SC HUMANITIES FESTIVAL. JUNE 9-11. WE HAVE A VERY EXCITING PROGRAM WITH MORE THAN TWENTY ORGANIZATIONS PARTICIPATING IN THE TWO DAY EVENT THAT WILL FEATURE MUCH OF WHAT BEAUFORT IS ALL ABOUT.  HISTORY, ARTS, CULTURE AND SENSE OF PLACE. ADMISSION TO ALL BUT ONE OF THE EVENTS IS TOTALY FREE AND ALL ONE NEEDS IS TO REGISTER, GET A REGISTRATION BUTTON AND GO.  LEARN MORE ABOUT BEAUFORT, PORT ROYAL, BLUFFTON AND HILTON HEAD ISLAND AND SEE WHO WE FIT TOGETHER AS A LARGER COMMUNITY. PLEASE GO TO OUR...

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31 May The first annual Good Neighbor Tomato Supper

Press release Save the date June 18, 2016 6:30 p.m.                    The first annual Good Neighbor Tomato Supper                            A celebration of Summer and The Tomato To benefit the Good Neighbor Free Medical Clinic of Beaufort   Join us for supper in beautiful homes in and around Beaufort. Many good neighbors will be offering hospitality, spirits and delicious food. We will be celebrating tomatoes at the peak of their perfection. Heirloom tomatoes are courtesy of Dempsey Farms. Tickets are $35.00 a person and can be purchased through the Parish Church of St. Helena’s website under Events identified as “Good...

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31 May Dragonboat Beaufort Announces Team Registration Open for DragonBoat Race Day 2016

Contact Information: Dragonboat Beaufort Andrew Nicholls, 2016 Race Director, 843-473-4477 Kate Olin, President, 843-597-6017 Greg Rawls, Communications, 843-714-1256 Dragonboat Beaufort Announces Team Registration Open for DragonBoat Race Day 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE [Beaufort, SC] – DragonBoat Beaufort is pleased to announce that team registration is now open for DragonBoat Race Day 2016, which will be held Labor Day Weekend (September 2-3, 2016) in Henry C. Chambers Park in downtown Beaufort, SC. Over the last three years this event has become increasingly popular among locals and out-of-towners alike. The 2015 Dragonboat Race Day drew nearly 700 paddlers, 32...

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23 May NOC First Anniversary Field Outing

Neighborhood Outreach Connection – Beaufort First Anniversary Field Outing – May 21, 2016 On an absolutely beautiful Saturday morning, 26 Neighborhood Outreach Connection (NOC) students from the Marsh Pointe and Parkview neighborhoods along with 6 chaperons met bright and early to embark on a significant and exciting adventure.  A hearty breakfast of Bojangle’s biscuits was enjoyed as the group traveled by chartered bus from Beaufort to the Port Royal Maritime Center on the Chechessee River.  The NOC contingent was greeted warmly by Naturalist Rachel Jones, with whom the arrangements for the outing...

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23 May Video Report: Budget, Economic Development and Big Picture

WATCH THIS SPECIAL SEGMENT OF WHHI'S 843-TV with discussion about the budget, economic development and the big picture.   City Manager Bill Prokop and Finance Director Kathy Todd https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1z9xHbZqpQk Redevelopment Development Chair Jon Verity and Economic Development Chair/Councilman Stephen Murray https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySbPMDScjNg Mayor Billy Keyserling https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SD1Qn4PH4nQ  ...

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23 May Raised medians and pedestrian safety

One of the concerns about Boundary Street we hear the most is that raised medians are dangerous. Councilman Murray did some research that you might find interesting. "I've had several conversations about the Boundary St. project and it seems the largest heartburn for most folks are the raised medians. Some are worried about emergency vehicle access, others about making an easy left turn into their favorite business. Almost all don't understand the safety and traffic flow component. I've been doing a little digging and thought some of the stats below might...

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23 May A wise move by Beaufort County Council

Economic Alliances have their place as they are recognized as regional marketing arms for regions of the state.  But they only work when there is strong consensus that an alliance fits the needs of its members, each of the members has a plan, significant local dollars are committed to investing in spec buildings (which is what relocating and new companies demand) and when there is a will. To date, Beaufort County has yet to exhibit that commitment. Rather, it seems supporters of immediately joining an alliance are more interested in finding...

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