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Campbell voted Beaufort County school board chairman

The Beaufort County school board has voted to elevate vice chair Earl Campbell to the chairmanship, replacing Patricia Felton-Montgomery, who resigned from the board last month.

Courtesy of Beaufort County School District From left, Beaufort County school board vice chair Geri Kinton, chairman Earl Campbell and secretary David Striebinger.

Recycling encouraged at Beaufort County boat landings

Thanks to a $10,000 grant from the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control’s office of solid waste recycling, several Beaufort County boat landings and fishing piers now offer recycling opportunities for plastic bottles and aluminum cans.

Leadership Beaufort names next class

Leadership Beaufort’s selection committee recently completed interviews with applicants and selected the program’s class of 2018.

Beaufort County farms partner with Second Helpings

Second Helpings implemented the first phase of its healthy food pilot program by partnering with Dempsey Farms and Pinckney’s Produce in June.

Courtesy of Second Helpings Fresh produce is loaded as part of Second Helpings’ healthy food pilot program.

Public forums planned for Reconstruction monument

The National Park Service has planned three public forums to begin establishing a framework to manage the planned Reconstruction Era National Monument in Beaufort County.

MCAS Beaufort welcomes new commander

Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort transferred command July 7 from retiring Col. Peter D. Buck to Col. Timothy P. Miller.

Courtesy of Lance Cpl. Benjamin McDonald Col. Timothy P. Miller speaks during the change of command ceremony.

USCB appoints Duffy alumni and annual giving officer

The University of South Carolina Beaufort has appointed James A. Duffy as alumni and annual giving officer in the advancement department.

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Fan and water drive helps seniors

With temperatures soaring, Miss Beaufort Plus America Jeanine LeDell is trying to do something to help.

Michelle Flores/Beaufort Today Miss Beaufort Plus America Jeanine LeDell hosts a fan and water drive for area seniors.

Players Amateur tees off Thursday

Berkeley Hall Club’s North Course will welcome some of the world’s premier amateur golfers this week for the 18th annual Players Amateur, with a sponsor exemption into the 2018 RBC Heritage on the line for the winner.

Beaufort Today file photo Bluffton native Bryson Nimmer, seen here chipping at last year’s tournament, will look to bring the Players Amateur title back to Beaufort County this week.

Ospreys one series away from state playoff berth

The Beaufort Ospreys will try to take a step forward in their new era of local American Legion baseball as they take on Horry County in the second round of the Lower State playoffs.

Dan Hunt/Beaufort Today Osprey players fist-bump after scoring a pair of runs against Lexington in a June game.

Burton Fire District: Neighbor helps save Seabrook home

The Burton Fire District says a Seabrook home was saved July 4 after the homeowner alerted a neighbor who quelled flames inside an oven before they could do any damage.

Courtesy of Burton Fire District Burton Fire District officials say every home should a working fire extinguisher that is fewer than five years old and mounted in an easily accessible location.

Wal-Mart shows off renovations in Beaufort

Shoppers were welcomed Friday morning to a recently renovated Wal-Mart store on Robert Smalls Parkway.

Michelle Flores/Beaufort Today Walmart store manager Shaniequa Washington speaks at the ribbon-cutting.

Beaufort County to offer free disaster training classes

Beaufort County residents have an opportunity to learn how to help themselves — and others— in a disaster with free training provided by the county.

School district chooses contractor for Whale Branch gym, arts center

The Beaufort County School District has selected a general contractor to supervise the construction of a competition gymnasium and performing arts center at Whale Branch Early College High School.

City: Gas station purchase will add to marsh view

Beaufort County and the city of Beaufort have purchased a former gas station with plans to further open up views of the Battery Creek marsh from Boundary Street.

Courtesy of city of Beaufort This former gas station and adjacent United Way building on Boundary Street will eventually be demolished to open up views of the Battery Creek marsh.

44 graduate from Park University’s MCAS Beaufort Campus

Park University’s Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort Campus Center held its commencement ceremony June 2 at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island theater.

Naval Hospital internist joins Beaufort Memorial

Beaufort Memorial Hospital has added another internist to the medical staff at Beaufort Primary Care.

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S.C. High School League announces changes for 2017-18 school year

The South Carolina High School League’s executive committee announced changes for the 2017-18 school year last week.

Physician named to Beaufort Memorial Hospital board

Beaufort County Council has appointed Dr. Stacey Johnston to the Beaufort Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees.

Johnston

Oyster grower talks industry in Washington

The owner of a Beaufort County oyster company spoke last month at a Capitol Hill briefing about growth in local shellfish aquaculture.