21 Mar Suspects caught and charged

Armed robberies or any other crimes cannot be tolerated.  Read below about arrests made in the three armed robberies last weekend. The Beaufort Police Department arrived at the first scene in 90 seconds and the second in 2 minutes.  Not long thereafter, they identified suspects through witnesses and security cameras. Soon the suspects were apprehended. No matter how many officers the city has on the street at a given time, they cannot be everywhere at one time. Nor can they babysit young people or apprehend those who have not committed a...

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21 Mar Is the noise the “new normal”

During the past week many have called and emailed about what appeared to be excessive noise from the jets flying over the city.   We inquired to learn that the jets are using a different runway and flight pattern while the main runway is being resurfaced.  We have been assured that the work should be completed soon and the jets will return to the other runway where the "noise" is not so obvious in the city. When asked if what we have experienced is the new normal, we were assured that it was...

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17 Mar Coastal Mayors meet with White House officials

I do not believe that Mayor Tecklenburg and I "saved the day" as this was the culmination of a long grassroots campaign that included literally tens of thousands who care about their coastal quality of life and our economic well being.   If anything, this is a testament to the fact that grassroots lobbying can work and is a valuable tool that citizens can deploy to make a difference. For Release: Monday, March 14, 2016 COASTAL MAYORS MEET WITH WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS ON OFFSHORE OIL DRILLING, BELIEVE MAJOR DECISION IS IMMINENT Charleston, S.C.— After...

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Montessori Model UN

17 Mar Tenth Annual Montessori Model hits milestone

Kudos to Montessori for Leadership Initiative TENTH ANNUAL MONTESSORI MODEL HITS MILESTONE OF 25,000 STUDENTS, TEACHERS AND PARENTS IMPACTED IN 30 NATIONS Ft. Lauderdale, FL (March 15, 2016) - The tenth annual Montessori Model UN held in New York City March 9-12 not only inspired 2,000 student delegates from 20 nations gathered to tackle 24 of the world's most challenging issues through collaboration, but also marked a milestone of positively impacting 20,000 students and 5000 teachers and parents from 30 nations who've participated in its program. "What's amazing about the 2,000 students and...

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City Of Beaufort SC

14 Mar Schedule to review the Beaufort Code

Last week we heard a loud outcry from residents of one neighborhood saying that behind closed doors the City was rezoning a Bay Street Property.  WRONG. It is true that the proposed draft recommend rezoning as part of the new Beaufort Code yet it is still a draft.  Before any changes are made, the staff is continuing to listen to the public to create,  based on what they learn, a final draft. The final draft will go to the Beaufort Port Royal Metropolitan Planning Commission for recommendation then  to city council...

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Beaufort Chamber of Commerce

14 Mar Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce & Main Street Beaufort, USA, Announce Affiliate Partnership

Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce & Main Street Beaufort, USA, Announce Affiliate Partnership   The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Beaufort, USA, announced today a partnership that will result in Main Street Beaufort serving as an affiliate of the Chamber.  This new affiliation status will allow Main Street Beaufort to continue its 30 year success in revitalizing downtown as well as deliver its reputable annual festivals that draw thousands of attendees year after year to the Beaufort area. Main Street Beaufort will become a Chamber affiliate effective March 11, 2016...

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14 Mar YMCA of Beaufort Announces 2016 Youth Boating & Adult Power Boating Program Dates

  Contact: Betsy Hinderliter YMCA of Beaufort County 843-522-9622   YMCA OF BEAUFORT ANNOUNCES 2016 YOUTH BOATING & ADULT POWER BOATING PROGRAM DATES   (Port Royal, March 1, 2016): The YMCA of Beaufort County, located at 1801 Richmond Avenue in Port Royal, announces the 2016 dates for their Youth Boating Program and their Adult Power Boating Class.   2016 marks the third season for the Y Youth Boating Program and is offered in partnership with the Spirit of America Foundation, America’s Premier Youth Boating Education Program. This is the only program of its kind in Beaufort County and the...

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