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20 Sep Teddy Roosevelt to the Rescue : Opposition to Atlantic Oil Exploration Growing

It is heartening and a very positive sign to see that President Teddy Roosevelt Republicans are coming out from cover and standing up with local governments and businesses in our continued efforts to discourage the US Department of Interior from opening up the Atlantic Ocean for off shore energy exploration. Encouraged by strong grassroots support from people like you and me, the past adminstration removed the Atlantic Coast from the five year plan and denied permits for seismic blasting. Beaufort was at the front of  the SC effort by passing a resolution in opposition...

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20 Sep USCB Top Five in the Nation: Enrollment Growth

USCB Top Five in the Nation: Enrollment Growth  BEAUFORT, S.C. – The Chronicle of Higher Education has recognized the University of South Carolina Beaufort as the fifth fastest growing public undergraduate university in the United States over the decade from 2005 to 2015. As the leading national publication in the university sector, the Chronicle of Higher Education measured the increase in number of students enrolled for the decade for which national data is available. In 2005, USCB enrolled a total of 1,319 students. That number increased by just over fifty percent to an...

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20 Sep Young Leaders of Beaufort off to a great start

City of Beaufort Police Chief Matt Clancy, Beaufort-Port Royal Fire Department Chief Reece Bertholf and City Public Works Director Lamar Taylor give Young Leaders of Beaufort a first hand account of what the city does to prepare for a hurricane, what staff do during the storm and how the return and recovery are managed. Presentations were followed by exercises in leadership and communications led by Wade Bishop, Katie Godowns and Nancy Valdes from the Beaufort County office of the SC Department of Alcohol and Drug Abuse. The October session will be a mock trial in...

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20 Sep The Beaufort Drum Circle is coming in October

Pictured below is the Ashville, NC Drum Circle which meets every Friday evening and has become a very popular destination. A group of Beaufort Drummers have created the Beaufort Drum Circle. Come meet them, see who they are, what they do and enjoy the enthusiasm and fun. October 9th 5:30 -7:30 PM Contemplative Circle Henry C Chambers Waterfront Park   ...

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20 Sep Stormwater Drainage – We can AND MUST do better

With Irma past, whether we accept or reject what could be the new normal in 2100 if not before, it is time to address the hard facts of stormwater drainage and rising sea levels regardless of the reasons.  By pointing fingers, undermining facts, scaring the citizenry we are doing ourselves and our communities a disservice.  We can do better by working together to make sure this does not happen. There are ways out if we collaborate and deal in reality. Monday Rep Shannon Erickson, County Council Member Alice Howard and I convened...

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20 Sep Understanding and Inclusion – Not Hate, Thank you Senators

Thank you Senators Jackson and Gregory for demonstrating a positive alternative to what we are seeing elsewhere.  As history unfolds and unwritten chapters that have been left out are unearthed and other versions of old stories come forth, there must be room for the table for all.  But there is no reason for hate or violence. Senators want to erect a monument to this former SC slave  ...

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05 Sep Pat Conroy Literary Center welcomes novelist Karen Spears Zacharias

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jonathan Haupt | 843-379-7025 jonathan@patconroyliterarycenter.org   PAT CONROY LITERARY CENTER WELCOMES NOVELIST, GOLD STAR DAUGHTER KAREN SPEARS ZACHARIAS, SEPTEMBER 9   BEAUFORT, SC — The Pat Conroy Literary Center's Visiting Writers Series welcomes Karen Spears Zacharias, Weatherford Award-winning novelist and Gold Star Daughter on Saturday, September 9, 5:00 p.m., at Beaufort’s Technical College of the Lowcountry auditorium (bldg. 12). Zacharias, author of the new Appalachian novel Christian Bend, will appear in conversation with local novelist Stephanie Austin Edwards, author of What We Set in Motion. Sponsored in part by the Pulpwood Queens book club and presented in partnership...

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05 Sep Woods Bridge schedule changes

Not that it is usual for me to peruse The Federal Register for new regulations and/or changes but fortunately a friend from DC found the following and shared. Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Little River to Savannah River. * * * * * (f) The Lady’s Island Bridge (Woods Memorial), across the Beaufort River, Mile 536.0 at Beaufort. The draw shall operate as follows: (1) On Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays: (i) From 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., the draw need not open to navigation; and, (ii) Between 9 a.m. to...

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