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Architect selected for Whale Branch gym, arts center

The Beaufort County school board voted last week to proceed with contract negotiations with an architectural firm to design a gymnasium and performing arts center for Whale Branch Early College High School.

City of Beaufort makes staff promotions

The city of Beaufort has announced a pair of promotions it says will better align its staff with City Council’s strategic plan.

Roper

Yemassee man convicted in 2015 double homicide

Joshua Poacher, 22, was found guilty April 12 of two counts of murder and one count each of armed robbery and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime in the Aug. 16, 2015, deaths of Kantibhai Patel, 72, and his wife Hansaben Patel, 67, according to the 14th Circuit Solicitor’s Office.

Poacher

Replicas of Columbus’ ships sailing to Beaufort

On Thursday, replicas of Christopher Columbus’ ships the Nina and Pinta will sail into Port Royal Sound and be open to the public for tours in downtown Beaufort from April 21-25 before they depart April 26.

Beaufort County drug treatment programs reaccredited

Several Beaufort County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Department programs recently were reaccredited for a three-year period.

Holy Trinity appoints development team

Two people have been appointed to a new development team that will raise money to support Holy Trinity Classical Christian School’s mission of meeting the educational and spiritual needs of children in the Lowcountry.

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Trivia night benefits Beaufort Young Life

More than 250 people attended the second William Trask and Holly Konoza Trivia Night fundraiser on April 1 in support of Beaufort Young Life, an organization that serves hundreds of area teens.

Courtesy of Beaufort Young Life The winning team, Tidal Creek Turtles

Boundary Street boardwalks get new cable railing

Opening up the view across Battery Creek’s marshes on Boundary Street, crews worked to put up a steel cable safety railing last week after removing the wooden slats that had been originally installed.

Art, science lessons merge in ‘River of Words’ publication

The complex ecology and peaceful beauty of Port Royal Sound serves as the inspiration for a new collection of art and poetry by Beaufort County School District students.

Beaufort County cleanup to celebrate Earth Day

Residents are invited to join in a Beaufort County cleanup this weekend in celebration of Earth Day.

Beaufort Academy hires new head of school

Beaufort Academy’s board of trustees announced Thursday that Daniel Durbin has been appointed as the new head of school.

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Church presents lecture on Smalls, Tubman

Dr. Andrew Billingsley will lecture at 6 p.m. Thursday at Tabernacle Baptist Church on the topic of Harriet Tubman and Robert Smalls in South Carolina during the Civil War.

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Physician assistant joins Beaufort Memorial

Beaufort Memorial Surgical Specialists has added a new board-certified physician assistant to its medical staff.

Bridges Prep named School of Distinction

Bridges Prep has earned the School of Distinction award from the S.C. Charter School District and was one of only three in South Carolina recognized for excellence in both student achievement and academic growth.

Beaufort County School District honors 42 senior scholars

The Beaufort County School District honored 42 high school seniors for outstanding academic achievement last week.

Beaufort County students recognized at regional science fair

More than 300 Beaufort County students, all top finishers at individual school science fairs across the county, competed for honors at the recent Sea Island Regional Science Fair.

Santa Elena History Center unveils model of colonial fort

The Santa Elena History Center has unveiled a three-dimensional model of a fort built in 1577 on Parris Island.

Courtesy of Santa Elena History Center The model of Fort San Marcos made its debut March 24.

Beaufort County School District selects new CFO

A veteran finance manager was named last week as the Beaufort County School District’s new chief financial and operations officer.

Public Library Foundation launches Pat Conroy Legacy Society

The Public Library Foundation of Beaufort County recently announced a campaign to raise $250,000 and the creation of the Pat Conroy Legacy Society.

Rail car manufacturer to open Beaufort facility

A French rail car manufacturer is opening its North American headquarters in Beaufort.