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USCB among fastest-growing public universities

The Chronicle of Higher Education recently said the University of South Carolina Beaufort was the fifth fastest-growing public undergraduate university in the U.S. from 2005-15.

Irma brings flood waters to Beaufort

Beaufort Mayor Billy Keyserling had praise for the communication and collaboration among area officials during Hurricane Irma.

Photo courtesy of Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Castle Rock Road was one of many areas that saw flooding during Hurricane Irma.

Beaufort Academy wins second straight

Beaufort Academy won its second game in a row Friday, something they were unable to do in all of 2016, by doubling up Northside Academy, 52-26.

Beaufort Academy hires Livesay to coach boys hoops

Beaufort Academy announced Wednesday that it has completed its search for a boys basketball coach and has hired Nate Livesay to fill the role.

Courtesy of Beaufort Academy - Nathan Livesay.

County cancels all school-related events

The Beaufort County School District has cancelled all school-related events, including athletic events and field trips, for the remainder of the week due to the potential arrival of Hurricane Irma, a press release from the district announced.

Beaufort-Whale Branch matchup rescheduled for Thursday; Battery Creek game canceled

The Beaufort County School District announced Wednesday evening that all area football games originally scheduled for Friday will instead be played Thursday evening due to the threat of Hurricane Irma.

Beaufort man who pointed gun at deputy sentenced to 5 years

A Beaufort man who pointed a loaded gun at a Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office deputy has been sentenced to prison, the Fourteenth Circuit Solicitor’s Office said.

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Holy Trinity adds to faculty

Holy Trinity Classical Christian School has appointed Elinor Borgert as a temporary high school science teacher for the fall semester.

Courtesy of Holy Trinity Classical Christian School Elinor Borgert with her son Gray. Her daughters Morgan and Mary also attend Holy Trinity.

Magazine names Anchorage 1770 country’s top seaside inn

The Anchorage 1770 has been named America’s top seaside inn by Coastal Living Magazine.

Clarendon Hall tops Beaufort Academy

Beaufort Academy dropped its home opener, 46-28 against Clarendon Hall Friday night to fall to 0-2 in the young season.

Whale Branch suffers one-point loss to Hilton Head Island

Whale Branch almost opened its season with an upset victory over SCHSL Class AAAA Hilton Head Island, but fell 22-21 in the final minutes Friday.

Beaufort Academy basketball coach steps down

Beaufort Academy announced Thursday that basketball coach Chip Dinkins is stepping down after 19 years with the program.

Courtesy of Neal McCarty Chip Dinkins, front right, poses with members of his team and athletic director Neal McCarty.

Beaufort Art Association features ‘Dueling Studios’

“Dueling Studios: Two Friends Feature Their Favorites — Flora & Fauna” is the name of the current Beaufort Art Association show featuring the work of local artists Marilee Sartori and Dusty Conner.

“Supper Time” by Dusty Conner

Burton Fire District makes promotions

The Burton Fire District recently promoted seven officers to supervisory positions.

Courtesy of Burton Fire District Left to right, Lt. Brian Wagner, Lt. Ethan Webb, Lt. John Perry, Capt. John Ireland, Capt. Chris Lewis, Lt. Daniel Byrne, Capt. Justin Blankenship.

Gullah-Geechee nonprofit seeks volunteers

The Pan-African Family Empowerment & Land Preservation Network is seeking volunteers for multiple positions.

Crews move cables underground on Boundary Street

About 35 miles of power and communications cabling is being moved from aboveground poles to underground conduits as part of the city of Beaufort’s Boundary Street improvement project.

Courtesy of John Williams Overhead power and communications cables are being moved underground along a one-mile stretch of Boundary Street.

Bridges Prep student named to National Society of High School Scholars

Suchir Shetty, a 10th-grade student at Bridges Preparatory School, is the newest member of a scholarship organization founded by the Nobel Prize family.

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Lands End Woodland River Festival starts Friday

The 13th annual Lands End Woodland River Festival is scheduled for Friday and Saturday on St. Helena Island with the theme “Celebrating our Gullah Ancestry and the Legacy of Reconstruction.”

Beaufort edges Wando for first win

The Beaufort Eagles started their season the same way they kicked off 2016, topping SCHSL Class AAAAA opponent Wando in a one-possession game.

St. John’s handles Beaufort Academy, 51-7

Beaufort Academy lost 51-7 on the road Friday against St. John’s Christian to open the season.