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Panel wants simpler design for downtown Beaufort parking garage

Plans for a downtown Beaufort parking garage are going back to the architectural drawing board.

Shellie Murdaugh/For Beaufort Today Members of the public attend a July 12 meeting at which the Beaufort Historic District Review Board reviewed plans for a downtown parking garage.

Fundraising campaign aids Beaufort veteran

Mike Holmes fought for his country and returned home to fight his own battles. Now he is getting some help to keep achieving his goals.

Submitted photo Former MCAS Beaufort pilot Mike Holmes, left, works with trainer John Duberly at Powerhouse Family Fitness as he continues his recovery from a serious injury.

Beaufort City Council OKs capital improvements plan

Stormwater management and fixing potholes are among the projects Beaufort plans to tackle after City Council unanimously approved last week a capital improvements plan for the 2018 fiscal year.

Beaufort mayor ready for another offshore drilling fight

Beaufort Mayor Billy Keyserling and other state municipal leaders were successful in their first effort to oppose offshore drilling, but now they are preparing for another fight.

‘Build a bridge’: Vigil marks 2 years since Charleston tragedy

Catherine Morse sat near the front of Grace Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, recalling fond memories of her time with the late state Sen. Clementa Pinckney.

Shellie Murdaugh/For Beaufort Today From right, Catherine Morse, Florence Morse and Thomasina C. Tyler remember the Emanuel Nine at a memorial service Friday at Grace Chapel AME Church.

Owens went ‘back to basics’ to win Port Royal council seat

Darryl Owens went back to basics in his second run for Port Royal Town Council, winning a seat with 50.64 percent of the vote in the May 16 special election.


Beaufort County school board gets feedback on start times

School start times were a topic of discussion between citizens and Beaufort County school board members May 10 at Beaufort Elementary School.

Shellie Murdaugh/For Beaufort Today Beaufort County school board members participate in a town hall meeting last week.

Beaufort woman remembered for love of Lowcountry

Not only did Susan Shaffer have a love for the entire community of Beaufort, she also loved life.

Preservation, port highlight Port Royal candidate forum

The Port of Port Royal and the importance of preserving town history were among the topics discussed by candidates for Port Royal Town Council at a forum last week.

Photos by Shellie Murdaugh/For Beaufort Today Four Port Royal Town Council candidates participate in a forum moderated by Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Blakely Williams on May 2.

Beaufort business owner offers organic journey to health

No matter where they are in life’s journey, Greta Lynn wants to help her customers make it a healthy one.

Shellie Murdaugh/For Beaufort Today Herban Marketplace owner Greta Lynn looks over some of the organic produce that will be used in dishes and smoothies.

Plans for S.C. 170 fire station delayed

Plans for a new fire station on S.C. 170 were delayed after a joint meeting between the city of Beaufort and town of Port Royal councils on April 24.

Lady’s Island annexation talks focus on rezoning

A total of 11 landowners now want their property adjacent to the Wal-Mart store opening next month on Lady’s Island be annexed into the city of Beaufort and rezoned to allow commercial development.

Replicas of Columbus’ ships dock in downtown marina

The “Nina” and “Pinta” docked at Beaufort’s downtown marina last week in anticipation of many visitors over several days.

Shellie Murdaugh/For Beaufort Today Captain Stephen Sanger demonstrates how sailors would use a tiller to navigate in 1492.

Gullah Farmers Cooperative to lease county property on St. Helena

A building with a small farmer’s namesake will now be used by many small farmers in Beaufort County to distribute produce around the area.

Port of Port Royal sale pending as chains are cut from gate

The chains that once kept the public away from the Port of Port Royal were cut Friday, representing what is planned to be a new beginning for the property.

‘A long time coming’: Gullah/Geechee Visitors Center opens in Beaufort

Rev. Kenneth Hodges has cornered the market on Gullah/Geechee history.

Shellie Murdaugh/For Beaufort Today Queen Quet, left, explains to Zadie Reeves and Sandra Davis the way to greet her as a member of the Gullah/Geechee Nation.

Four candidates running for Port Royal council seat

Four candidates will vie for a spot on Port Royal Town Council in a May 16 special election.


Lady’s Island landowners seek annexation

Several Lady’s Island residents asked Beaufort City Council at a work session Tuesday to consider requests to have their properties annexed into the city.

Authors showcase their work at Frampton Plantation

Nancy Waterhouse and many others enjoyed meeting area writers March 18 at Frampton Plantation in Yemassee as part of the inaugural Authors Under the Live Oaks event.

Shellie Murdaugh/For Beaufort Today Nancy Waterhouse of Bluffton, center, attended the Authors Under the Live Oaks event last weekend and purchased books from Jasper County natives Lisa Lowther and Sheree Darien.