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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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Favorable forecast for shrimp season

America’s favorite seafood is back in season at South Carolina docks and markets.

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.

Trump order puts offshore exploration, drilling back on table

The Trump administration announced this month it is moving forward on seismic surveys in the Atlantic Ocean, the first step toward offshore drilling in a region where it has been blocked for decades. The Interior Department plans to review six applications by energy companies that were rejected in January by the Obama administration.

U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter, R-Savannah

Lowcountry events

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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.

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.

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.

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Beaufort County magistrates challenge benefit cut

Magistrates in Beaufort County have challenged a move to cut their benefits.

Beaufort County budget proposes property tax hike

Beaufort County taxpayers may see an increase on their property tax bills.

Coastal counties face population loss from sea level rise; Atlanta to gain residents

Coastal residents won’t be the only ones affected by rising seas this century, a new study out of the University of Georgia suggests.

Katherine Silvia/Beaufort Today