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Port of Port Royal property sold after 13 years

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

Natural acrobats: Enjoy hummingbirds before they fly south

A poem by Shawn White Eagle titled “Hummingbird” reads:

Jean Tanner

USCB among fastest-growing public universities

The Chronicle of Higher Education recently said the University of South Carolina Beaufort was the fifth fastest-growing public undergraduate university in the U.S. from 2005-15.

Hospitality tax could help fund TCL culinary institute

An opinion issued by the South Carolina attorney general’s office has given plans for the Technical College of the Lowcountry’s culinary institute a kick-start.

Irma brings flood waters to Beaufort

Beaufort Mayor Billy Keyserling had praise for the communication and collaboration among area officials during Hurricane Irma.

Photo courtesy of Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Castle Rock Road was one of many areas that saw flooding during Hurricane Irma.

School board agrees on audit, delays meeting changes

The Beaufort County school board voted at its Sept. 5 meeting against a member’s request to delay discussions on purchase card auditing.

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.

Dine ‘n’ Dish: Historic Beaufort inn offers up dinner, brunch

The Ribaut Social Club emanates the jaunty and elegant history it celebrates.

Courtesy of Rustic White Photography The Ribaut Social Club at the Anchorage 1770 was brought back to life by husband-and-wife duo Frank and Amy Lesesne.

‘Cracking of the Nut’ is Thursday, volunteers needed

The annual Boiled Peanut Festival will open at 6 p.m.,Thursday, Sept. 21 at the Farmer’s Market in Bluffton with the traditional “Cracking of the Nut.”

FEMA advises applicants to check your facts

The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is raising awareness that Hurricane Irma disaster survivors, and their friends and family, should be alert for false rumors, scams, identity theft, and fraud. Although many Americans are working hard to help their neighbors now, during chaotic times, some will always try to take advantage of the most vulnerable.

Burton Fire District responds to fatal fire

The Burton Fire District responded to a house fire early Friday morning with three fatalities.

Photo courtesy of Burton Fire District This moblie was destroyed and three people were found dead inside on Friday in Seabrook. Photo courtesy of Burton Fire District This moblie was destroyed and three people were found dead on Friday in Seabrook.

SCE&G continues power restoration

As of Tuesday afternoon, approximately 28,000 SCE&G customers remained without power, with the largest concentrations of outages in the Charleston and Beaufort areas.

SCE&G illustration of restoring power.

MCAS evacuation order lifted

Photo by Lance Cpl. Ashley Phillips, MCAS A fallen tree lies on the ground in the wake of Hurricane Irma aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, Sept. 11. The remain behind element, composed of Marines, Sailors, and civilians worked from sun up till sun down restoring power and clearing debris to return MCAS Beaufort to normal operations.

Sheriff Tanner update: Schools, offices open tomorrow

Beaufort County schools will resume normal hours tomorrow.

Chamber helps businesses weather the storms

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

No charges in probe into leaked info to Thug Life website

CHARLESTON, S.C. — An investigation into a website that leaked the name of a juvenile charged in a killing along with other confidential police information has ended without any charges filed, according to the State Law Enforcement Division.