23 Nov The ‘Best Pig’ Contest

On October 24, elementary school students participated in NAMI's 3rd Annual Pig Pickin' in the Park. Students created their 'best pig' to compete for the blue ribbon the event held in Live Oaks Park. Tied in 1st place were Coosa Elementary and Port Royal Elementary, followed by St. Peter's Catholic in 2nd place and Mossy Oaks Elementary in 3rd!      ...

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23 Nov Fire Station Gets a New Addition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, Nov. 20, 2015 Contact: Bill Prokop, City Manager, 843-525-7000 New ‘Ladder 1’ fire truck entering service for Beaufort-Port Royal Fire Department   A new fire truck, Ladder 1, is serving Beaufort and Port Royal and soon will be housed in the new fire station on Ribaut Road.   The Beaufort-Port Royal Fire Department took delivery of the Pierce aerial ladder truck earlier this month. Firefighters are outfitting and prepping the truck for full service.   “It’s an exceptional vehicle that will serve us well into the future,” Beaufort Fire Chief Sammy Negron said. The fire...

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23 Nov World Class Music in Beaufort

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, November 20, 2015   SIZZLING CHAMBER MUSIC AT USCB’S FESTIVAL SERIES CONCERT SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13 at 5PM   What could possibly bring you inside on a beautiful fall Sunday afternoon? You got it! Some sizzling chamber music. Stunning works by composers from Austria, France, and the United States. Works that span more than two centuries and present four distinct styles, ranging from classical elegance to urban intensity. The USCB Center for the Arts is the place to be at 5pm on Sunday, December 13, for a USCB Festival Series Chamber Music Concert....

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boundary street project

19 Nov Boundary Street Work to Begin

Boundary Street work to begin in January in Beaufort: 5 things you need to know THE ISLAND PACKET / BY STEPHEN FASTENAU / NOVEMBER 17, 2015 Beaufort's long-awaited Boundary Street redevelopment project should officially break ground Jan. 4, though movement will be seen before then. The $33.6 million project, meant to make one of the city's main thoroughfares more welcoming and spur development in the area, will begin this month surveying work, marking utilities and possibly removing buildings targeted for demolition. The redeveloped area will stretch more than a mile -- from Neil...

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19 Nov A Great Weekend

What a Great Weekend!   Being Mayor gives me a front row seat at many exciting events that happen in our special community. Schedule conflicts sometimes make it impossible to be everywhere but I do my best to support as much as I can.   Friday afternoon I greeted about 300 art teachers from the SC Association of Arts Educators who had their annual conference, for the second time, in Beaufort.  It was a joy to meet these talented people who work so hard to open the eyes, ears and hearts of students to...

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18 Nov Coastal Leaders Join in Washington

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 19, 2015   Contact: Dustin Cranor, Oceana, (954) 348-1314,   Coastal Leaders Come to Washington to Urge President Obama to Abandon Atlantic Drilling 89 East Coastal Municipalities Publically Oppose Offshore Drilling   WASHINGTON – Today, coastal leaders from Virginia to Florida are in Washington, D.C. to urge President Obama to abandon his proposed plan to open the Atlantic Ocean to industrial offshore drilling for the first time in U.S. history. The visit, which includes meetings with federal elected and appointed officials, comes as the Obama administration prepares to release its updated proposal...

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18 Nov Joe Lee will retire but we hope he stays around

Joe Lee is a good man who, while on Town Council, brought many from his community together through his weekly coffee meetings. Along with his fellow Town Council members, he was a strong collaborator with the City of Beaufort. Councilman Lee served us all well on the Boards of the Lowcountry Council of Governments and the SC Municipal Association. Thank you for your service. BK   Popular Port Royal councilman Lee leaves legacy of coffee Former town councilman Joe Lee sits for a portrait on the front porch of his home the morning...

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18 Nov A Little Grassroots Pressure Can Make a Difference in Swaying Congress

Three of SC's seven Congressmen oppose offshore drilling. At first, there was only one.  Citizens working north from Georgetown up to the NC boarder have been working hard to convince their member of Congress to back off his support for drilling.  Congressmen Clyburn and Sanford have been opposed.  Now we have two US Senators and a Governor to convince. The tourism industry means about $1.2 billion, $221 million in payroll and 13,000 jobs in Beaufort County.  Is it worth losing them when there is not enough oil off our coast to...

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18 Nov Support Children’s Theatre

Here comes Peter Pan! BK Beaufort Children's Theatre's 'Peter Pan' to feature -- count them -- 85 kids It was the proverbial calm before the storm. One minute, there was a relatively empty auditorium. The next? Dozens upon dozens of laughing, shouting, dancing, jumping and wiggling -- yes, wiggling -- children werel pouring through the doors of the University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts at once. READ FULL ARTICLE HERE...

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18 Nov Columbia – A Walk Friendly Community

City of Columbia designated walk friendly community November 17, 2015 COLUMBIA, SC – The City of Columbia has been designated as a Walk Friendly Community (WFC) by the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center. Walk Friendly Communities is a national recognition program aimed to encourage communities to establish or recommit to higher level of walking. The WFC program recognizes communities that are working to improve a wide range of conditions related to walking, including safety, mobility, access and comfort. The WFC designation of honorable mention, bronze, silver, gold and platinum, is given to applicant...

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