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21 Oct Editorial: Pave way to attract, keep younger talent

One of the major challenges of our Redevelopment Commission is attracting more diverse job opportunities to allow those who live here, those who come to study and those who want to stay in our very special hometown. This have for years been a huge challenge to county and municipal leaders in Beaufort County. Aiken has tried to do so and what they are doing is worth looking at, even though we differ because Aiken has an established industrial base which we do not have.  BK Editorial: Pave way to attract, keep younger talent AIKEN STANDARD /...

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21 Oct Update on Economic Development from Redevelopment Commission

Last week RED Chair, Councilman Stephen Murray and I taped for WHHI a thirty minute update on redevelopment and economic development that will be broadcast over the next could of weeks. If you are interested in the show, please click the tab below: Watch Show I learned something about our collective vision of where we are heading and think you might too!...

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21 Oct Sea Level Rise: Charleston Steps Up to the Challenge

Charleston steps up to challenge of flooding, sea level rise THE POST AND COURIER / BY JOE RILEY - OCTOBER 18, 2015 The recent historic (1,000-year) siege of rain concurrent with extraordinarily high, astronomical (king) tides and the attendant flooding and community disruption makes timely a report on the city’s progress to address flooding as a result of rainfall and high tides. In addition to that, there is an accepted science that the sea level will continue to gradually rise (the sea level in Charleston has risen one foot in the last...

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21 Oct Fascinating – “the longest floating structure in world history”

I find this article, sent to me by a fellow Beaufortonian, an interesting read and thought you might too.  As an aside, last year I was fortunate to meet an Italian woman who created a huge art work that was a strong statement about all of the plastic floating in the sea.  Her piece was shown at the United Nations in New York City. - BK   In 2016, "the longest floating structure in world history" will be placed in the ocean. UPWORTHY / BY LAURA WILLARD - Don't worry — it's not...

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21 Oct Yet Another SC Coastal Community Opposes Offshore Exploration and Drilling

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 19, 2015 Contacts:  Samantha Siegel, 843.367.3664(cell) or ssiegel@oceana.org Dustin Cranor, 954.348.1314(cell) or dcranor@oceana.org South Carolina’s Coastal Communities Unite in Opposition to Offshore Drilling and Seismic Airgun Blasting Briarcliffe Acres Becomes 23rd SC Community to Call on Gov. Haley and Pres. Obama to Stop Seismic Airgun Blasting and/or Offshore Drilling   BRIARCLIFFE ACRES, SC – Today, Briarcliffe Acres became the latest community in South Carolina to come out against offshore drilling off the state’s coast, an area that has been closed to such activities for more than three decades. Briarcliffe Acres town council unanimously passed a...

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21 Oct Unified Interfaith Community Coalition of Greater Beaufort – Charleston 9 Commemoration

The Community Comes Again Comes Together!  Sorry I have a conflict and will not be ablate be there. BK The Second Interfaith Service of 2015 is this Sunday, October 25 at 6:00pm. Multiple faith leaders in our community will come together to host a Unity Service in commemoration of the Charleston 9 massacre. It is an act of courage and hope to bring people of our community together in unity and harmony. The program will include various expressions of worship such as music, readings, prayers, greetings and meditation. Refreshments will be...

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21 Oct Fall Festival of Houses and Gardens

How To for Oct. 19, 2015: Beaufort houses and gardens event offers something for everyone THE BEAUFORT GAZETTE / BY HILARY KRAUS - October 18, 2015   You've seen them from the outside, those fantastic 200-year-old homes and fabulous newer houses that give Beaufort its charm.   Now's your chance get an up-close look at these architectural gems at the Fall Festival of Houses and Gardens.   Friday's walking tour leads visitors to private homes in the city's National Historic Landmark District, representing a variety of architectural styles. Saturday's tour features seven properties, five at downtown's the...

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21 Oct Beaufort Dock to Reopen!

[caption id="attachment_4164" align="alignnone" width="960"] Shrimpers crowd the floating dock at Pigeon Point Landing on Saturday. The dock has reopened following repairs after a fisherman reported structural issues in August. Stephen Fastenau sfastenau@beaufortgazette.com[/caption] Shrimpers delight in Beaufort dock's reopening THE BEAUFORT GAZETTE / BY STEPHEN FASTENAU - October 19, 2015   Shrimp beware: The floating dock at Beaufort's Pigeon Point Landing is back open following repairs.   In August, a fisherman reported the dock at the end of Pigeon Point Road felt unsteady, and it was closed. The dock was shipped to a contractor for repairs. The...

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16 Oct Academic Cultural Technological Scientific Olympics

In its second year, the Academic Cultural Technological Scientific Olympics (ACTSO) is launching its 2015-2016 program to help Beaufort area students prepared to compete in local, state and national competitions. -BK Message from Tonya Phillips, ACTSO-Beaufort Chair: It's that time of the year again...

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Beaufort Arts Council

16 Oct Beaufort Arts Council Announces Mather Academy

News Release from Beaufort Art Council BEAUFORT, SC- Beaufort Arts Council announces Mather Academy as the name of BAC’s educational initiatives. Similar to Penland, Haystack, and other craft schools throughout the nation, Mather Academy offers a variety of art classes and extended courses ranging in visual, craft, culinary, functional and performing arts. Classes are designed to attract residents, visitors and include multi-generational classes for families.   Classes and courses include, without limitation: glass mosaics, painting and drawing, sweet grass basket making, jewelry making and batiking. In addition to craft art education programs there...

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