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Shellie Murdaugh

Port of Port Royal property sold after 13 years

After 13 long years, the Port of Port Royal property finally has new ownership.

Beaufort woman, city officer key to storm communication for Jasper’s Hispanic community

When a storm is brewing, Jasper County’s Hispanic community now can rely on the assistance of a Beaufort woman.

Chamber helps businesses weather the storms

The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce has helped businesses weather storms before and Hurricane Irma is no different.

United Way dedicates new building

After about a year in operation, the United Way of the Lowcountry building on Ribaut Road finally hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday.

Shellie Murdaugh/For Beaufort Today United Way of the Lowcountry board chairman Jon Rembold and president Tina Lamb Gentry cut the ribbon on the organization’s Ribaut Road building.

Bowling unites community

Every frame of bowling completed Aug. 23 at Beaufort’s Community Bowling Center was part of a perfect game.

Shellie Murdaugh/For Beaufort Today Several area churches and businesses helped organize last week’s community bowling event in Beaufort.

Leaders looking at public transportation in Beaufort County

Public transportation needs to flow through all of Beaufort County, especially the outlying areas, officials said at a recent meeting of County Council’s community services committee.

Residents share ideas for Reconstruction monument

To ensure they have a solid foundation document for the planned Reconstruction Era National Monument in Beaufort County, National Park Service officials received feedback from the public last week.

Shellie Murdaugh/For Beaufort Today Lu Ann Jones with the National Park Service documents citizens’ ideas during the Reconstruction Era National Monument meeting Thursday in Beaufort.

Town considers changes to Port of Port Royal redevelopment plans

Redevelopment plans for the Port of Port Royal could see some changes after two proposals were approved on first reading July 19 by Town Council.

Shellie Murdaugh/For Beaufort Today City manager Van Willis discusses proposed changes to revelopment plans for the Port of Port Royal property.

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.