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Economic development corporation talks budget, role within county

The Beaufort County Economic Development Corporation is seeking to rebuild trust and confidence between elected officials, the private sector and taxpayers.

Steel cables to replace wood railings on Boundary Street boardwalk

Orange traffic barrels are not the only thing blocking views of the marsh on Boundary Street.

Courtesy of city of Beaufort Wood railings were installed by mistake on the Boundary Street boardwalk.

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Beaufort police use data tool to identify crime ‘hot spots’

The Beaufort Police Department will be using a new tool next month to put an increased law enforcement presence in areas identified as crime “hot spots.”

Depot Road gets new trees

A call from an 89-year-old woman sparked a beautification project on Depot Road in Beaufort.

Courtesy of Beaufort County Crews installed 26 crape myrtles along Depot Road.

Jewelry store owners introduce mobile store

As food trucks gain momentum across Beaufort County, two business owners are offering a different type of product from their mobile store.

Photos courtesy of 1910Circa Jewelry Kayla Derrick and Matt DeVito spent more than a year renovating a 1985 Chevrolet minibus.

Do you recognize this mystery plant?

Such weather! Last weekend it snowed here: big, floppy snowflakes everywhere.

Courtesy of Linda Lee This mystery plant grows along highways and in open woodlands of the coastal plain.

Birder’s Eye View: Birds wearin’ the green

St. Patrick’s Day, which was last week, is when we celebrate a world decked in green, filled with leprechauns, shamrocks and Irish music. It’s a great day to highlight a few of the birds that either naturally, or with a little help from a friend, put on the green.

Diana Churchill

Trump, trade and South Carolina

President Donald Trump came to South Carolina in a much-hyped event at Boeing in Charleston last month, proclaiming his “America First” policy that has been one of his constant themes since the first days of his campaign.

Dragonboat race registration underway

Though the event is still months away, registration for the annual Dragonboat Race Day is underway.

Beaufort’s security cameras now up and running

Beaufort’s downtown now has extra eyes to aid the police department in deterring and solving crime.

Photos courtesy of Gene Brancho Security cameras were recently installed at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park’s pavilion.

Walls go up on 46th Habitat home

The walls are up and the Tuckers will soon have a new house in Seabrook.

Photos courtesy of Eat Sleep Play Beaufort Lowcountry Habitat for Humanity raises the walls of its 46th local home build.

Groups protest sheriff’s request for immigration taskforce

Marching down Ribaut Road toward the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office as others rallied near Old Town Bluffton, dozens of people protested Sheriff P.J. Tanner’s request that the Department of Homeland Security reinstate a taskforce dedicated to enforcing federal immigration laws.

Jessicah Lawrence/Beaufort Today The Beaufort Indivisible group protested outside the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday in response to Sheriff P.J. Tanner’s request that Homeland Security to reinstate the 287(g) program.

Reconstruction era dedication set for Saturday

The long wait for a national monument to the Reconstruction era in Beaufort County is over.

Santa Elena Regatta set for March 25-26

A local sailing tradition will continue this month as the Santa Elena Foundation and Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club host the Santa Elena Regatta, commemorating 451 years since the founding of the colonial settlement on Parris Island.

Courtesy of Santa Elena Foundation The Santa Elena Regatta will fill the Port Royal Sound and Beaufort River with sailboats March 25-26.

Beaufort, USCB Center for the Arts win state award

The state’s highest honor for contributions to the arts has been awarded to the city of Beaufort and the University of South Carolina Beaufort’s Center for the Arts.

Group starts petition to ban plastic bags in Beaufort

A group called Lowcountry Citizens Ready for Change wants to eliminate plastic bags in Beaufort.

100 Women Who Care donate to Historic Beaufort Foundation

The Historic Beaufort Foundation has received funding to repair the water-damaged ground level floor at the Verdier House.

Olympic runner visiting Beaufort

An Olympic marathon runner will make his way to town to take on the Beaufort Twilight Run on Saturday.

Beaufort Elementary student wins Future Chef

Beaufort County has a new grand prize-winning chef: fifth-grader Henry Lovett.

Photos by DeAnn Komanecky/Beaufort Today Henry Lovett, a fifth-grade student at Beaufort Elementary, reacts to his grand prize win by dabbing at the annual Future Chef competition held at Battery Creek High’s Advanced Technical Center on Friday. Lovett’s winning dish was a spicy egg wrap.