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09 May Remembering Pat Conroy Waterfront Park Saturday, May 14

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Bonnie Hargrove USCB Center for the Arts Director bhargov@uscb.edu 843-521-4145   Remembering Pat Conroy Waterfront Park Saturday, May 14   A free public event celebrating the storied life of Pat Conroy (1945–2016), Beaufort’s iconic adopted son and the Lowcountry’s literary ambassador to the world, will be held at 5 pm on Saturday, May 14, in Waterfront Park. This memorial is cosponsored by the USCB Center for the Arts and the City of Beaufort.   Presented as a gathering of friends and family sharing their memories of Conroy, the event will feature remarks and readings...

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Rumors & Facts

06 May Boundary Street Redevelopment: Rumors & Facts

  Rumor: Beaufort Police are writing too many traffic tickets on Boundary Street. Facts: Speeding is against the law. Speeding also creates a danger to men and women working on the construction job – husbands and wives, fathers and mothers of people in this community. Enforcing the speed limit is an effort to protect these people doing their jobs. The speed limit and work zone restrictions are heavily promoted so no one should be surprised – there are multiple signs announcing the work zone and 35 mph speed limit. Federal and state money are involved...

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Santa Elena History Center

06 May The Santa Elena History Center requests volunteers

The Santa Elena History Center requests volunteers to assist with greeting visitors, showcasing the History Center and Exhibit “America’s Untold Story,” and tending to the museum store, “El Almacen.”  If you are interested in working afternoon or morning shifts any day of the week, please fill out the online form. Next training session is June 6 at 10am and shadowing opportunities are available before then. Come be an instrumental part of the Santa Elena family!   Link for online form: http://santa-elena.org/volunteer-2-2/  ...

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Beaufort County Historical Society

04 May 77th Annual Meeting of Beaufort County Historical Society–Weds. May 25th

From Mary Lou Brewton         912-604-3634 Press Release for Immediate Release RE:  77th Annual Meeting of Beaufort County Historical Society--Weds. May 25th Beaufort, SC:  Beaufort County Historical Society is pleased to announce their 77th Annual meeting, Weds. May 25th at Noon at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club on Meridian Rd. on Ladys Island. Doug Bostick, Executive Director of the SC Battleground Trust, will discuss battle sites in the Beaufort District. RSVP no later than May 20th at 5 pm for an optional $10 light lunch catered by Debbi Covington which will be served at 11:30....

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02 May Boundary Street debate

The following two letters to the editor reflecting the divergent concerns of two residents about the inconvenience of the Boundary Street Redevelopment. We are too far along, after nearly ten years, intergovernmental collaboration among the County, the State, the Federal Highway Administration and the City of Beaufort. It is indeed a complicated project that will cause some inconvenience to some.  We are doing our best to mitigate the inconvenience while keeping our eyes on the prize which is a gateway into our city which is worthy of Beaufort and not anywhere,...

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02 May SCEG to start utility pruning May 15

This is a tough time for those of us who love trees and the importance they play in Beaufort which holds the honor of being designated a Tree City for our efforts to protect trees we control.  At the same time trees in the utility right-of-way belong to the utility and they have a responsibility to keep their lines safe from storms, for their workers who repair them during and after storms and for the general public safety.  Several years ago we tried to stop what appeared to be the butchering...

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02 May Let’s Support Our Neighbors petition for an OLF

In recent news posts I have talked about  the importance of pushing our US Senators and Congressmen to find funding and a site for an outlying field for practice take offs and landing for JSF35-B trainees, the number of which is growing. MIND YOU, THIS IS NOT IN ANY WAY IN OPPOSITION TO THE PROGRAM I SUPPORTED.  I HAVE HUGE RESPECT FOR MCAS BEAUFORT AND THE MEN AND WOMEN IN UNIFORM. I UNDERSTAND THE BENEFITS THE OPERATION BRINGS TO BEAUFORT AND THE LONG TERM STABILITY TO OUR LOCAL ECONOMY. IT IS TO...

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02 May Oh Italy! Some images from our holiday

Last week I had the privileges of visiting the Tuscany Region of Italy including Florence, Lucca, Sienna and other small villages throughout the region. On the way home, we stopped in Genoa which is my girlfriend's home town for a wonderful large family homecoming feast on the patio overlooking the sea. Riding through Tuscany is truly beautiful with the expansive rolling hills featuring huge fields of grapes, formal and informal wineries and very welcoming people. In Florence we visited with Cornelia Danielson who was a next door neighbor when her family moved...

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02 May Marine jets important part of our world

COMMENT FROM CITIZEN Letter: Marine jets important part of our world I take no acceptance from the writer's points other than there is a way to minimize the inconvenice through an outlying field which along with other citizens we are seeking. As I say repeatedly the Marines and Navy are important to Beaufort and they are responsible for some of the positive attributes of our wonderful city and surrounds. At the same time, I believe we should do all we can to be good neighbors....

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