02 May Character Education Students of the Month for April

We are happy to announce our Character Education Student(s) of the Month for April (character trait- Forgiveness) below! The students were selected based on nominations from each of our schools. Each nominee’s information was vetted by a panel and the finalists are named below. With the assistance of the municipalities, we are able to recognize three additional students based on where their school is clustered! For Northern BCSD and from Right Choice School- Ivan Collier 11th grade For Southern BCSD and from Okatie Elementary School- Addison Gourley 3rd grade For the city of...

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02 May Holy Trinity Announces 4th Annual Spring Musical, Bibliolandra

NEWS RELEASE   Holy Trinity Announces 4th Annual Spring Musical, Bibliolandra BEAUFORT, S.C. -  Over 40 Holy Trinity Classical Christian School students will be performing in the 4th Annual Spring Musical, Bibliolandra, on May 13 & 14 at 6:00pm at the USCB Center for the Arts located on 801 Carteret Street. A tale about a dedicated book-lover searching for an appropriate gift for his hopelessly addicted video-gaming best friend, Bibliolandra explores the notion of books and screens colliding as the main characters journey to the “Beyond,” exploring hidden meanings of our pastimes, battling dastardly...

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29 Apr Beaufort Code Update – new resources + work session schedule

Update on the Beaufort Code The City held 4 open public input sessions between April 13-25. We received a number of comments in those meetings, as well as via the online form. We will be working to publish an updated draft on or around May 6. The following additional resources are now available on our website: Public Comments heard through April 26 Case Studies of several sites, particularly in the West End neighborhood April Code Update Presentation - if you missed the meetings, view the presentation on the website in the Presentations tab Updated Conversion Sheets - these are quick...

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Bill Prokop

29 Apr City Manager’s Report – April 26

The following is a summary of City Manager Bill Prokop’s Report to City Council last week: Note new information on Boundary Street Redevelopment and 2016-17 Budget Process CM Comments                                 4/26/2016   Budget work session schedule -we welcome the public's comments and questions at these sessions. Last year we had some people think the budget discussion was going to take place only at the Public Hearing. That is not the case. May 10th at 5:00 -Police, Fire, Courts, and Planning Departments May 17th at 5:00 -Public Works and Administrative Departments May 24th at 5:00 – City...

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25 Apr Young Leaders of Beaufort: Marine recruits for the day

Last week the Young Leaders of Beaufort were hosted by officials from Marine Training Depot Parris Island where "Marines are made." The occasion, in addition to our other programs, was the students  celebrated the Month of the Military Child while experiencing a day-in-the-life of a Marine recruit. Led by drill instructor Sgt. Cousins, the "recruits" were challenged to shift from middle school student to Marine in training. Once off the bus, the group immediately learned how recruits are expected to stand and move: in formation as one unit (silently). Replying only "Hi Ma'am"...

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25 Apr Expedia ranks us high as 3rd most beautiful city!

The accolades keep coming in. Not because we rest on our laurels from past praise, but because not a day goes by that our citizens, community organizations and chamber marketing are not front and center.  Yes, we are making Beaufort a special destination. More importantly, we are making it a better place for all who live here.

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25 Apr We won a battle but war rages on

Myrtle Beach Sun News April 20, 2016 Derail the seismic-testing train By Frank Knapp Jr., SC Small Business Chamber If the Obama administration was recently convinced to change course and not allow drilling for oil and gas off the Mid-Atlantic coast, why is it moving ahead with giving permits for destructive seismic testing for oil deposits in the same area? That's the question many in the successful anti-drilling coalition of coastal governments, businesses (including the South Carolina Small Business Chamber), environmental groups and concerned citizens are asking. Unfortunately the answer is pretty simple. Offshore drilling and seismic testing were always on two...

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25 Apr Concerns about Arts District have little to do with art

Here is a letter sent to Council and my response about the creation of an Arts District in the city's core:   "Dear Council members, Mayor and City Manager,   This email will speak to some concerns many of us have in the NWQ regarding the initiative related to the Art Overlay and affordable housing in our neighborhood. Billy K: Thanks for taking the time and interest to share your thoughts and concerns. It appears that there could be between forty (or up to sixty if two are placed on half the lots) accessory buildings built...

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25 Apr Beaufort Arts Council new location

We're excited to announce we will be officially moved into our new location at 918 Port Republic Street THIS FRIDAY, April 22!   Although our office is currently closed while we move into our new home, we are still available for any questions or class/course registrations via phone at 843.379.2787(ARTS), email at and online at   Come by and see us!   Our new hours of operation are: Monday- Friday: 10am-6pm Saturday: 12pm-4pm Sunday: Closed  ...

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25 Apr South Carolina Aquarium to host May climate change forum at Penn Center

Invitation to  Attend Sea Level Rise Resilience Community Leaders Institute Town Hall Event May 14th 8:30 AM The South Carolina Aquarium is partnering with the Medical University of South Carolina, South Carolina Educational Television, Allen University and the U.S. Department of Energy to host a community meeting about climate change. The event is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on May 14 at the Penn Center, 16 Penn Center Circle West, St. Helena Island. Participants will be introduced to climate change through the film “Climate Change: A Global Reality,” according to a release from the...

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