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Conroy Center to conduct poetry reading

The Pat Conroy Literary Center will present a community poetry reading next month featuring eight writers from South Carolina.

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Beaufort County plants fruit tree gardens at 3 schools

The end of spring break provided a surprise for some Beaufort County students.

Courtesy of Beaufort County A total of 60 apple and pear trees were planted at James J. Davis Early Childhood Center, St. Helena Elementary and Whale Branch Elementary.

Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce names Civitas nominees

The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce announced last week the nominees for this year’s Civitas Awards.

Hunting Island reopening delayed until June 2

The reopening of Hunting Island State Park after Hurricane Matthew has been delayed for another week.

Day of Service thanks local military

The Technical College of the Lowcountry said thanks to active military members and veterans Saturday at its Beaufort campus with a Day of Service event.

Michelle Flores/Beaufort Today TCL held a Day of Service for military members and veterans on Saturday.

Walmart opens new store on Lady’s Island

The new Walmart Supercenter on Lady’s Island opened its doors last week with a ribbon-cutting May 17 and a welcome celebration over the weekend with family activities, food samples and giveaways.

Michelle Flores/Beaufort Today Tents were set up outside the new Walmart on Lady’s Island on Saturday for a welcome celebration.

Tiger Sharks take top spot in season’s first meet; YMCA receives donation

The Beaufort County YMCA Tiger Sharks youth swimming team started its season with a splash in an easy first-place finish May 13.

Lilies on the River honors women in community

Hopeful Horizons joined the community May 13 in honoring women who have made a difference in the lives of others — mothers, sisters, friends, mentors and many more — at its 13th annual Lilies on the River.

Photos courtesy of Hopeful Horizons

Hunting Island to reopen Friday

After more than seven months of recovery, most of Hunting Island State Park will reopen Friday, according to the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism.

Leadership Beaufort graduates latest class

The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce recently announced the graduates of the Leadership Beaufort class of 2017.

Photo courtesy of Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce Leadership Beaufort’s class of 2017

Principals selected for Battery Creek High, Mossy Oaks Elementary

The Beaufort County school board last week approved the selections of veteran educators to lead two schools whose principals are retiring.

Nurse practitioner joins Beaufort Memorial Sea Island Psychiatry

Margaret Thompson, a nurse practitioner with 25 years of experience in the mental health field, has joined Beaufort Memorial Sea Island Psychiatry.

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Beaufort, Port Royal approve S.C. 170 fire station

A new fire station on Robert Smalls Parkway gained approval last week from Beaufort City Council and Port Royal Town Council.

Garden-A-Day returns next month

Lowcountry residents are invited to stroll through lovely local gardens next month as part of a long-running event hosted by the Beaufort Garden Club.

Courtesy of Beaufort Garden Club The 23rd annual Garden-A-Day event, set for the week of June 5-9, is free and open to the public.

PR firm honored for work on Boundary Street project

Williams Group PR, a local public relations and marketing firm, was recognized last week for its ongoing campaign to share information about the $33 million Boundary Street improvement project in Beaufort.

Gullah Festival set for Memorial Day weekend

The annual Original Gullah Festival will return May 26-28 at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park.

Beaufort startup launches scholarship for students in foster care

Beaufort-based startup Vireo Labs announced last week a pair of $1,000 scholarships to help foster youth around the nation research and finance their postsecondary education.

Hilton Head ends Beaufort baseball’s postseason run

Beaufort High School’s run to the SCHSL Class AAAA Lower State baseball tournament came to an end Saturday at the hands of a rival.

Sue Jarrett/For Beaufort Today Hilton Head Island’s Carmen Mlodzinski reaches second base behind Beaufort’s Michael Smyth.

Beaufort High athletes qualify for state meet

The Beaufort High boys track team will send eight athletes to this weekend’s SCHSL Class AAAA championship meet at Spring Valley High School in Columbia.

Foundation surprises teachers with grants

More than 40 Beaufort County public school teachers from 19 schools were surprised recently with balloons and oversized checks presented by the Foundation for Educational Excellence.

Photos courtesy of Foundation for Educational Excellence At Robert Smalls International Academy, Juliette Ewing received a grant for “Independent Living Skills Kitchen Lab.”