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Posted on: February 21, 2024

Public invited to groundbreaking at Southside Park on Feb. 26

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Feb. 21, 2024) – The City of Beaufort will hold a groundbreaking at Southside Park at 10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 26, to celebrate the beginning of long-awaited improvements to the park.

 Phase 1 improvements for the 34-acre park inclu...

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Posted on: February 16, 2024

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of Feb. 19

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Feb. 16, 2024) – Beaufort City Council, board and commission meetings take place in person at City Hall. The public is invited to attend. Public comment is also allowed via Zoom. The link for Zoom will be on each agenda. All meet...

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Posted on: February 15, 2024

Calling all mural artists: Deadline for city contest is Feb. 28

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Feb. 15, 2024) -- Are you a mural artist?

If so, you have the opportunity to leave your mark on historic downtown Beaufort!

The City of Beaufort, in collaboration with the Beaufort Cultural District, is seeking proposals from talented mural ...

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Posted on: February 14, 2024

Applications open for HTAX grants

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Posted on: February 13, 2024

City offices closed on Presidents Day

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BEAUFORT, S.C. –  City of Beaufort offices will be closed on Monday, Feb. 19, in honor of Presidents Day. Capital Waste services for Monday routes will continue as normal.

We wish our residents, businesses, and visitors an enjoyable Pres...

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Posted on: February 13, 2024

'Tell Me a Story' is the art theme for Chalk It Up! festival

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Feb. 13) -- There will be lots of artistic storytelling at the Chalk It Up! festival in Beaufort next month! Artists will be drawing inspiration from the theme “Tell Me a Story,” as they create giant chalk illustrations...

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Posted on: February 12, 2024

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of Feb. 12

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Feb. 12, 2024)  – Beaufort City Council, board and commission meetings take place in person at City Hall. The public is invited to attend. Public comment is also allowed via Zoom. The link for Zoom will be on each agenda. All meet...

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Posted on: January 25, 2024

City of Beaufort begins search for new police chief

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Jan. 25, 2024) – The City of Beaufort has begun its search for a new police chief, following the retirement of Chief Dale McDorman after 29 years of service. Stephenie Price was sworn in earlier this week as interim police chief....

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Posted on: January 23, 2024

Planning retreat set for Jan. 30-31

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Jan. 23, 2024) -- The City of Beaufort's annual planning retreat will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 30-31, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. The retreat will be held in the Police Department's training room, on th...

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Posted on: January 22, 2024

Deputy Chief Price named interim police chief in Beaufort

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BEAUFORT, S.C. – City Manager Scott Marshall swore in Deputy Police Chief Stephenie Price as interim police chief of the Beaufort Police Department on Jan. 22.

Police Chief Dale McDorman, after nearly 29 years with the Police Department, is retir...

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Posted on: January 22, 2024 | Last Modified on: September 12, 2018

City recognized for excellence in budget presentation

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BEAUFORT, S.C. –  The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has recognized the City of Beaufort for the 7th consecutive year for excellence in its budget presentation.

GFOA awarded Beaufort the Distinguished Budget Pres...

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Posted on: January 18, 2024

Public meetings in Beaufort week of Jan. 22

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Jan. 19, 2024) – Beaufort City Council, board and commission meetings take place in person at City Hall. The public is invited to attend. Public comment is also allowed via Zoom. The link for Zoom will be on each agenda. All meet...

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Posted on: January 16, 2024

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of Jan. 15

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BEAUFORT, S.C. – Beaufort City Council, board and commission meetings take place in person at City Hall. The public is invited to attend. Public comment is also allowed via Zoom. The link for Zoom will be on each agenda. All meetings will be str...

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Posted on: January 11, 2024

City performs well on annual audit

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Jan. 11, 2024)  –  The City of Beaufort has received a clean bill of financial health from accounting firm Mauldin & Jenkins, which performs an annual financial and compliance audit for the City.

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Posted on: January 10, 2024

City Council approves bond measure for parks

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Jan. 10, 2024) – City Council approved on Tuesday a $7.1 million Parks and Tourism revenue bond that will help to fund improvements to Southside Park and Washington Street Park.

The 15-year bond, which will be funded through the City of Bea...

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Posted on: January 9, 2024

City offices to close Monday for MLK holiday

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BEAUFORT, S.C.  (Jan. 9, 2024) –  City of Beaufort offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 15, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 

A parade honoring Dr. King is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. on Monday. It will p...

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Posted on: January 8, 2024

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of Jan. 8

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Jan. 8, 2024) – Beaufort City Council, board and commission meetings take place in person at City Hall. The public is invited to attend. Public comment is also allowed via Zoom. The link for Zoom will be on each agenda. All meeti...

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Posted on: December 19, 2023

Holiday schedule for the City of Beaufort

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Dec. 19, 2023) – City of Beaufort offices will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 25-26, and Monday, Jan. 1, for the Christmas and New Year holidays.

Capital Waste Services will also be taking Dec. 25 and  Jan. 1 off. ...

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Posted on: December 13, 2023

Resolution asks governor to declare economic disaster to help shrimping industry

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Dec. 13, 2023) – Beaufort City Council passed a unanimous resolution at its Dec. 12 Regular Meeting calling on Gov. Henry McMaster to declare an economic disaster caused by the dumping of imported shrimp into the United States. T...

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Posted on: December 13, 2023

Cromer to be sworn in as mayor on Dec. 19

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Dec. 13, 2023) – Pending certification of results of the municipal special election held on Tuesday, Dec. 12, Mayor-Elect Phil Cromer will be sworn in as mayor of the City of Beaufort at a Special Meeting of City Council on Tuesd...

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Posted on: December 11, 2023

Reminder: Special election for Beaufort mayor to be held Tuesday, Dec. 12

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Dec. 11, 2023) – Just a reminder to registered voters who live in the City of Beaufort:

On Tuesday, Dec. 12, there is a Special Election for mayor. Former City Council Members Phil Cromer and Mike Sutton are running for this posit...

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Posted on: December 11, 2023

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of Dec. 11

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Dec. 11, 2023)  – Beaufort City Council, board and commission meetings take place in person at City Hall. The public is invited to attend. Public comment is also allowed via Zoom. The link for Zoom will be on each agenda...

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Posted on: December 7, 2023

McDorman to retire as Beaufort police chief in January

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Dec. 7, 2023)  – Police Chief Dale A. McDorman will retire from the Beaufort Police Department on Jan. 26, 2024. McDorman announced his retirement to his department on Dec. 6.

City Manager Scott Marshall said that, upon M...

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Posted on: December 5, 2023

Beaufort launches SeeClickFix app, an easy way to report service issues

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Dec. 5, 2023) –  If you want to report a damaged street sign in the City of Beaufort, we now have an app for that -- and for reporting many other service concerns!

Today the City of Beaufort introduces SeeClickFix, a tool...

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Posted on: December 5, 2023

Waterfront Park playground closed for a couple of days for repairs

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Dec. 5, 2024)  – The playground at Waterfront Park is closed Dec. 5-6 for repairs to some of the equipment. It is expected to reopen by midday on Thursday, Dec. 7.

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Posted on: December 4, 2023

New assistant city manager for Beaufort will start in January

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Dec. 4, 2023)–  John J. Sauve, an attorney and public safety professional with extensive government experience, will join the City of Beaufort as assistant city manager the week of Jan. 8, 2024.

Sauve, who goes by JJ, currently ove...

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Posted on: November 29, 2023

Pigeon Point Dock is closed

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Nov. 30, 2023) – The Pigeon Point Dock is closed to boaters and pedestrians. It has suffered significant damage and the City of Beaufort is evaluating options for replacement.

The boat ramp remains open at this time.

City Manager Scott Marsh...

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Posted on: November 27, 2023

City to celebrate Arbor Day with tree planting at Pigeon Point Park

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Nov. 27, 2023) –  Please join the Parks division of the City of Beaufort’s Public Works Department as they plant a redbud tree at Pigeon Point Park in honor of Arbor Day, which is observed throughout South Carolina on the first Fr...

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Posted on: November 16, 2023

Thanksgiving weekend: City offices closed; holiday events start

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Nov. 16, 2023)  –  City of Beaufort offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23-24, in honor of Thanksgiving.

Capital Waste pickups that are normally scheduled for Thursdays will take place on Friday i...

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Posted on: November 16, 2023

Beaufort introduces new print newsletter, The Beacon

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Nov. 16, 2023) –  Residents of the City of Beaufort should soon be getting a print newsletter in their mailboxes from their City government.

Called The Beacon, the 12-page newsletter has stories and information pertinent to City re...

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Posted on: November 14, 2023

Holiday Weekend is just around the corner!

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Nov. 14, 2023)  –  Beaufort’s biggest celebration of the year – Holiday Weekend – is fast approaching, and we hear that Santa’s elves (aka our Downtown Operations and Public Works Departments) are making sure everything w...

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Posted on: November 9, 2023

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of Nov. 13

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Nov. 9, 2023) – Beaufort City Council, board and commission meetings take place in person at City Hall. The public is invited to attend. Public comment is also allowed via Zoom. ...

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Posted on: November 7, 2023

New speed limit of 25 mph is being posted in downtown residential streets

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Nov. 7, 2023) –  The South Carolina Department of Transportation and the City of Beaufort are in the process of installing new 25 mph signs throughout downtown Beaufort neighborhoods. Previously, the speed limit had been...

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Posted on: November 7, 2023

City to close offices Nov. 10 in honor of Veterans Day

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Nov. 7, 2023) – City of Beaufort offices will be closed to honor Veterans Day on Friday, Nov. 10. The annual Veterans Day Parade, sponsored by the Beaufort County Veterans Affairs Office, will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, ...

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Posted on: November 6, 2023

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of Nov. 6

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Nov. 6, 2023) – Beaufort City Council, board and commission meetings take place in person at City Hall. The public is invited to attend. Public comment is also allowed via Zoom. The link for Zoom will be on each agenda. All meeti...

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Posted on: November 2, 2023

Cromer, Sutton are candidates for mayor

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Nov. 2, 2023) –  Phil Cromer and Mike Sutton, both former members of Beaufort City Council, will be on the Special Election ballot on Dec. 12 to fill the unexpired term of former Mayor Stephen Murray.

Murray resigned in September. ...

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Posted on: October 25, 2023

Deadline to apply for Beaufort Planning Commission is Nov. 6

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Oct. 25, 2023) –  The City of Beaufort is seeking members to serve on its Planning Commission. The new Planning Commission assumes discretionary review authority formerly held by the Metropolitan Planning Commission and the city’s...

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Posted on: October 11, 2023

Two are appointed to Historic District Review Board

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (October 11, 2023) –  Beaufort City Council appointed two people to the Historic District Review Board during its Regular Meeting on Oct. 10. The appointments take place immediately and expire on June 30, 2026.

Those appoi...

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Posted on: October 9, 2023

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of Oct. 9

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Oct. 9, 2023) – Beaufort City Council, board and commission meetings take place in person at City Hall. The public is invited to attend. Public comment is also allowed via Zoom. The link for Zoom will be on each agenda. All meeti...

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Posted on: October 5, 2023

Halloween festivities at Waterfront Park set for Oct. 21

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Oct. 5, 2023) – Are you ready for some scary good times?

Then put Saturday, Oct. 21, on your calendar and plan to bring the kiddies to the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, where the City will host a Halloween Celebration beginni...

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Posted on: October 2, 2023

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of Oct. 2

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Oct. 2, 2023) – Beaufort City Council, board and commission meetings take place in person at City Hall. The public is invited to attend. Public comment is also allowed via Zoom. The link for Zoom will be on each agenda. All meeti...

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Posted on: September 25, 2023

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of Sept. 25

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Sept. 25, 2023)  – Beaufort City Council, board and commission meetings take place in person at City Hall. The public is invited to attend. Public comment is also allowed via Zoom. The link for Zoom will be on each agend...

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Posted on: September 21, 2023

City Council considers a new Planning Commission

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Sept. 21, 2023) –  Beaufort City Council is considering several amendments to the Beaufort Development Code, which was adopted in 2017 to regulate development in the City of Beaufort within the parameters of a form-based...

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Posted on: September 15, 2023

Murray resigns; McFee is acting mayor of Beaufort

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Sept. 15, 2023) – Stephen Murray has resigned from his position as mayor of the City of Beaufort, effective today, Sept. 15, 2023. Michael McFee, Mayor Pro Tem, under the Beaufort Code of Ordinances, is the acting mayor until a n...

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Posted on: September 12, 2023

Scott Street between Port Republic and Bay to close Sept. 18-22

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Sept. 12, 2023) –  Scott Street in downtown Beaufort, from Port Republic Street to Bay Street, will be closed to vehicular traffic for five days beginning Monday, Sept. 18, through Friday, Sept. 22. Businesses will remai...

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Posted on: September 11, 2023

Appeals denied in lawsuits challenging downtown building approvals

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Sept. 11, 2023) –  Judge Edward W. Miller, of the Beaufort County Court of Common Pleas, rendered decisions on Aug. 29 in three lawsuits naming the City of Beaufort as a defendant. These lawsuits appealed decisions made ...

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Posted on: September 11, 2023

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of Sept. 11

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Sept. 11, 2023) – Beaufort City Council, board and commission meetings take place in person at City Hall. The public is invited to attend. Public comment is also allowed via Zoom. The link for Zoom will be on each agenda. All meetings will...

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Posted on: September 7, 2023

Councilman Lipsitz selected to become Riley Fellow

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Sept. 7, 2023) –  Beaufort City Councilman Neil Lipsitz joins other distinguished leaders from across South Carolina to participate in the Diversity Leaders Initiative (DLI), an award-winning program of Furman University’s Riley I...

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Posted on: August 31, 2023

Public Works crews cleaning up debris in Beaufort

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BEAUFORT, S.C. –  (Aug. 31, 2023) Public Works Director Nate Farrow, after surveying the major thoroughfares of the City early this morning, said his crews are working to clear debris in public roadways and rights-of-way throughout toda...

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Posted on: August 29, 2023

City to close offices Aug. 30-31 in response to IDALIA

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Aug. 29, 2023) –  The City of Beaufort is suspending normal operations on Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 30-31, in response to Hurricane/Tropical Storm IDALIA. City offices will be closed to the public, but Police, Fire an...

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Posted on: August 29, 2023

Beaufort offices to close for Labor Day holiday

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Aug. 29, 2023) –  City of Beaufort offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 4, in honor of Labor Day.

Capital Waste Services will not be providing trash or recycling services on Labor Day. If you are a Monday customer, you...

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Posted on: August 28, 2023

City of Beaufort prepares for Idalia

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Aug. 28, 2023) –  Tropical Storm Idalia, which is projected to become a major hurricane when it makes landfall along the Florida Gulf Coast, is likely to bring tropical storm winds and significant rainfall in Beaufort Co...

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Posted on: August 28, 2023

Public meetings in Beaufort week of Aug. 28

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Aug. 28, 2023) – Beaufort City Council, board and commission meetings take place in person at City Hall. The public is invited to attend. Public comment is also allowed via Zoom. The link for Zoom will be on each agenda. All meet...

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Posted on: August 23, 2023

Council appoints city attorney

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Aug. 23, 2023)  –  Benjamin T. Coppage of Coppage Law Firm, LLC, was appointed attorney for the City of Beaufort on Tuesday, Aug. 22, at City Council’s Regular Meeting.

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Posted on: August 23, 2023

ATAX applicants can attend workshop today virtually or in person

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BEAUFORT, S.C. –  The City of Beaufort’s final Learn and Share workshop for potential ATAX applicants, will be held today (Wednesday, Aug. 23) from 2-3 p.m. in the Beaufort City Hall, Community Development Conference Room, 1911 Boundary St.&n...

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Posted on: August 21, 2023

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of Aug. 21

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Aug. 21, 2023) – Beaufort City Council, board and commission meetings take place in person at City Hall. The public is invited to attend. Public comment is also allowed via Zoom. The link for Zoom will be on each agenda. All meet...

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Posted on: August 16, 2023

ATAX workshop added for Aug. 23

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Aug. 16) –  The City of Beaufort will hold a third and final Learn and Share workshop for potential ATAX applicants on Wednesday, Aug. 23, from 2-3 p.m. in the Beaufort City Hall, Community Development Conference Room, 1...

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Posted on: August 14, 2023

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of Aug. 14

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BEAUFORT, S.C. – Beaufort City Council, board and commission meetings take place in person at City Hall. The public is invited to attend. Public comment is also allowed via Zoom. The link for Zoom will be on each agenda. All meetings will be streamed live...

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Posted on: August 8, 2023

ATAX workshop on Aug. 10

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Aug. 8, 2023) –  The City of Beaufort will hold a Learn and Share Workshop for potential ATAX applicants on Thursday, Aug. 10, at 9 a.m. in the Beaufort City Hall, Community Development Conference Room, 1911 Boundary St....

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Posted on: August 7, 2023

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of Aug. 7

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Aug. 7, 2023) – Beaufort City Council, board and commission meetings take place in person at City Hall. The public is invited to attend. Public comment is also allowed via Zoom. The link for Zoom will be on each agenda. All meeti...

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Posted on: August 3, 2023

Meet our newest police officers: K-9s Supra and Jampi!

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Aug. 3, 2023) –  The Beaufort Police Department would like to introduce its two newest officers to the public: Officer K-9 Supra and Officer K-9 Jampi!

The Belgian Malinois, one-and-a-half years old, are trained in tracki...

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Posted on: August 2, 2023

Mayor Murray elected president of statewide mayors’ association

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BEAUFORT, S.C.  (Aug. 2, 2023) –  City of Beaufort Mayor Stephen Murray was elected president of the Association of South Carolina Mayors for 2023-2024 at the organization’s meeting on July 28. The organization provid...

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Posted on: July 25, 2023

City recognized for excellence in financial reporting

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (July, 25, 2023) –  The City of Beaufort has been recognized for the 16th consecutive year for excellence in financial reporting.

The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has awarded the City of Beaufort a Certif...

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Posted on: July 17, 2023

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of July 17

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (July 17, 2023) – Beaufort City Council, board and commission meetings take place in person at City Hall. The public is invited to attend. Public comment is also allowed via Zoom. The link for Zoom will be on each agenda. All meet...

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Posted on: July 13, 2023

City Council makes appointments to several boards

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (July 13, 2023)  –  City Council made a number of appointments and reappointments to several City boards at its meeting on July 12. Candidates were interviewed by City Council members during Work Sessions over th...

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Posted on: July 10, 2023

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of July 10

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (July 10, 2023) – Beaufort City Council, board and commission meetings take place in person at City Hall. The public is invited to attend. Public comment is also allowed via Zoom. The link for Zoom will be on each agenda. All meet...

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Posted on: June 30, 2023

City offices closed for Fourth of July

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BEAUFORT, S.C. –  City of Beaufort offices are closed on Tuesday, July 4, in honor of Independence Day.

Capital Waste Services will also be off that day. Tuesday pickups for trash, recycling, and yard debris will take place on Wednesday, July 5, a...

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Posted on: June 22, 2023

City Council to take summer break after July 11

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (June 22, 2023) –  Beaufort City Council will take a summer break after its Work Session and Regular Meeting on Tuesday, July 11.

Council will not meet again until Tuesday, Aug. 15, when it holds a Work Session at 5 p.m. d...

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Posted on: June 20, 2023

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of June 19

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (June 20, 2023) – Beaufort City Council, board and commission meetings take place in person at City Hall. The public is invited to attend. Public comment is also allowed via Zoom. The link for Zoom will be on each agenda. All meet...

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Posted on: June 14, 2023

City Council approves budget for FY2024

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (June 14, 2023) – City Council approved at second reading on June 13 the City’s Fiscal Year 2024 Consolidated Budget of $57.6 million. The budget year begins on July 1, 2023, and ends on June 30, 2024.

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Posted on: June 13, 2023

Judge denies request to overturn approvals for downtown buildings

BEAUFORT, S.C. – In a ruling on June 8, Circuit Court Judge R. Scott Sprouse denied a request by plaintiffs West Street Farms, LLC and Mix Farms, LLC to overturn approvals granted by the City of Beaufort to 303 Associates, LLC for a new downtown...

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Posted on: June 13, 2023

City offices to close on Monday for Juneteenth

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (June 13, 2023) –  City of Beaufort offices will be closed on Monday, June 19, in honor of Juneteenth, a federal holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. 

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Posted on: June 12, 2023

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of June 12

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (June 12, 2023) – Beaufort City Council, board and commission meetings take place in person at City Hall. The public is invited to attend. Public comment is also allowed via Zoom. The link for Zoom will be on each agenda. All meet...

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Posted on: June 6, 2023

City to start dredging project along Battery Creek & Jane Way

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (June 6, 2023) – The City of Beaufort will begin a dredging project on Battery Creek Road and Jane Way on Wednesday, June 7.

Lowcountry All Works, the contractor on the project, will place matting down along the work area to protec...

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Posted on: June 5, 2023

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of June 5

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (June 5, 2023) – Beaufort City Council, board and commission meetings take place in person at City Hall. The public is invited to attend. Public comment is also allowed via Zoom. The link for Zoom will be on each agenda. All meetings will b...

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Posted on: May 23, 2023

City offices to close for Memorial Day

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (May, 23, 2023) –  City of Beaufort offices will be closed on Monday, May 29, in honor of Memorial Day.

Capital Waste Services will also be off on that day. All waste and recycling services are pushed back a day, so that M...

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Posted on: May 22, 2023

Public hearing and first reading of FY2024 budget set for Tuesday

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (May 22, 2023) –  The City of Beaufort’s Fiscal Year 2024 Consolidated Budget will be presented to City Council for its first reading on Tuesday, May 23, at 7 p.m. There will be a Public Hearing on the budget pr...

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Posted on: May 22, 2023

Beaufort seeks proposals for City attorney services

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (May 22, 2023) – The City of Beaufort is inviting proposals from local attorneys and law firms to serve as attorney for the City.

The attorney or law firm selected will be expected to provide a wide range of legal services required...

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Posted on: May 22, 2023

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of May 22

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (May 22, 2023) – Beaufort City Council, board and commission meetings take place in person at City Hall. The public is invited to attend. Public comment is also allowed via Zoom. The link for Zoom will be on each agenda. All meetings will b...

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Posted on: May 17, 2023

City of Beaufort to unveil redesigned website

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (May 17, 2023) –  The City of Beaufort’s website (www.cityofbeaufort.org) will shortly have a fresh look -- a redesign that will make it easier to find information, and is more visually appealing. 

The redesign is scheduled...

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Posted on: May 15, 2023

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of May 15

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BEAUFORT, S.C. – Beaufort City Council, board and commission meetings take place in person at City Hall. The public is invited to attend. Public comment is also allowed via Zoom. The link for Zoom will be on each agenda. All meetings will be streamed live...

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Posted on: May 10, 2023

Beaufort awarded another large grant -- $9.4M grant -- for stormwater projects

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (May 10, 2023) –  The City of Beaufort will receive a $9.4 million grant to address stormwater infrastructure needs in the King Street drainage area – the second large grant the City has been awarded in the last...

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Posted on: May 9, 2023

Beaufort Deputy City Manager Bertholf to become city manager in New Hope, MN

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BEAUFORT, S.C. –  Deputy City Manager Reece Bertholf has been selected to be the city manager for New Hope, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis. He is expected to begin his tenure there in mid-June.

“My work, education, and growth with the City of ...

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Posted on: May 8, 2023

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of May 8

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (May 8, 2023) – Beaufort City Council, board and commission meetings take place in person at City Hall. The public is invited to attend. Public comment is also allowed via Zoom. The link for Zoom will be on each agenda. All meetin...

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Posted on: May 5, 2023

City Attorney Bill Harvey to step down

BEAUFORT, S.C. (May 6, 2023) – City Attorney William (Bill) Harvey will be stepping down from his role as City Attorney to focus on the other areas of his practice and the continued success of his law firm. Mr. Harvey has been city attorney for ...

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Posted on: May 5, 2023

Capital Waste to change some service days

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BEAUFORT, S.C. –  Capital Waste Services is adjusting some routes beginning on Tuesday, May 9.

Due to some narrow alleyways and roads in the City of Beaufort, Capital Waste is switching to a smaller truck for those particular routes. The...

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Posted on: May 2, 2023

New pumper truck for Fire Department

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (May 2, 2023) –  The Beaufort/Port Royal Fire Department has just added a new pumper truck to its fleet of firetrucks. The Pierce Custom Enforcer PUC Pumper features a 1,500-gallons-per-minute pump and a 1,000-ga...

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Posted on: May 1, 2023

City sponsors scholarships to train future cybersecurity professionals

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Note: This press release is from the Beaufort Digital Corridor.

BEAUFORT, S.C. -- Beaufort Digital Corridor is excited to announce that the City of Beaufort has sponsored a limited number of scholarships for its comprehensive Cybersecurity Certificate prep...

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Posted on: April 27, 2023

Beaufort awarded $7.5M grant for stormwater projects

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (April 27, 2023) –  The City of Beaufort will receive a $7.5 million grant to address stormwater infrastructure improvements in the Charles/Craven streets and Port Republic/Carteret streets drainage areas. The grant, from the South...

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Posted on: April 24, 2023

Don’t blow yard debris into the street

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (April 24, 2023) –  It’s that time of year!

You’re cleaning up yard debris – leaves, grass clippings, etc., –  and instead of bagging them for pickup, you’re blowi...

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Posted on: April 24, 2023

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of April 24

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (April 24, 2023) – Beaufort City Council, board and commission meetings take place in person at City Hall. The public is invited to attend. Public comment is also allowed via Zoom. The link for Zoom will be on each agenda. All meetings will...

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Posted on: April 20, 2023

A Taste of Beaufort set for May 5-6

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BEAUFORT, S.C. –  Get ready, foodies! The annual Taste of Beaufort Culture, Music and Food Festival will be held on Friday, May 5, and Saturday, May 6, at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. Admission is free.

You can listen to great musi...

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Posted on: April 20, 2023

Firefighter honored with Maltese Cross award

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (April 20, 2023) –  Beaufort/Port Royal Firefighter Al Robinson was recently awarded the Order of the Maltese Cross after completing 3-and-a-half months of rigorous training at the St. Paul Fire District in Hollywood, S.C...

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Posted on: April 17, 2023

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of April 17

BEAUFORT, S.C. – Beaufort City Council, board and commission meetings take place in person at City Hall. The public is invited to attend. Public comment is also allowed via Zoom. The link for Zoom will be on each agenda. All meetings will be str...

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Posted on: March 27, 2023

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of March 27

BEAUFORT, S.C. – Beaufort City Council, board and commission meetings take place in person at City Hall. The public is invited to attend. Public comment is also allowed via Zoom. The link for Zoom will be on each agenda. All meetings will be str...

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Posted on: March 15, 2023

City Council urges passage of statewide hate crimes legislation

BEAUFORT, S.C. (March 15, 2023) –  At its Regular Meeting on March 14, Beaufort City Council approved a resolution to support the passage of H. 3014, Clementa C. Pinckney Hate Crimes Act. This legislation was approved by the South Carol...

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Posted on: March 15, 2023

Extra work sessions will examine proposed changes to Beaufort Code

BEAUFORT, S.C. – Beaufort City Council will schedule an extra work session on the third Tuesday of the month beginning March 21 to review proposed changes to the Beaufort Development Code.

The meeting on March 21 at 5 p.m. will set up the framewo...

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Posted on: March 13, 2023

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of March 13

BEAUFORT, S.C. (March 13, 2023) – Beaufort City Council, board and commission meetings take place in person at City Hall. The public is invited to attend. Public comment is also allowed via Zoom. The link for Zoom will be on each agenda. All mee...

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Posted on: March 6, 2023

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of March 6

BEAUFORT, S.C. (March 6, 2023) – Beaufort City Council, board and commission meetings take place in person at City Hall. The public is invited to attend. Public comment is also allowed via Zoom. The link for Zoom will be on each agenda. All meet...

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Posted on: March 1, 2023

Council OKs distribution of HTAX revenue to 4 non-profits

BEAUFORT, S.C. (March 1, 2023) –  At its Feb. 28 meeting, Beaufort City Council approved the distribution of $27,500 in Hospitality Tax Fund revenue to non-profit organizations that promote tourism and the downtown economy. The funds can be used ...

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Posted on: March 1, 2023

Council makes appointment to Cultural District Board

BEAUFORT, S.C. (March 1, 2023) –  Beaufort City Council appointed Beaufort resident Mitzi McClure to the Cultural District Advisory Board (CDAB) at its meeting on Feb. 28.

McClure will begin serving immediately. Her term will expire on J...

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Posted on: February 27, 2023

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of Feb. 27

BEAUFORT, S.C. – Beaufort City Council, board and commission meetings take place in person at City Hall. The public is invited to attend. Public comment is also allowed via Zoom. The link for Zoom will be on each agenda. All meetings will be str...

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Posted on: February 23, 2023

Reconstruction Era National Park invites public input on plan

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Press release from National Park Service

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Feb. 23, 2023) – Reconstruction Era National Historical Park today announced an opportunity for the public to comment on preliminary management concepts that will guide the new national par...

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Posted on: February 23, 2023

More free entertainment coming to Waterfront Park

BEAUFORT, S.C. – Get ready for lots of fun, free and family events at Waterfront Park in 2023!

The City of Beaufort will sponsor free concerts and other entertainment offerings from once to twice a month at the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park p...

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Posted on: February 17, 2023

Tyre Nichols and Our Commitment to Responsible Public Safety

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Feb. 17, 2023) – The City of Beaufort will host an event – Tyre Nichols and Our Commitment to Responsible Public Safety – at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park pavilion at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25.

Tyre Nicho...

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Posted on: February 15, 2023

City offices closed on Presidents Day

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Feb. 15, 2023) –  City of Beaufort offices will be closed on Monday, Feb. 20, in honor of Presidents Day. Capital Waste services for Monday routes will continue as normal.

We wish our residents, businesses and visitors an...

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Posted on: February 13, 2023

Public meetings week of Feb. 13

BEAUFORT, S.C. – Beaufort City Council, board and commission meetings take place in person at City Hall. The public is invited to attend. Public comment is also allowed via Zoom. The link for Zoom will be on each agenda. All meetings will be str...

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Posted on: February 6, 2023

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of Feb. 6

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Feb. 6, 2023) – Beaufort City Council, board and commission meetings take place in person at City Hall. The public is invited to attend. Public comment is also allowed via Zoom. The link for Zoom will be on each agenda. All meeti...

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Posted on: February 2, 2023

2nd spec building expected to break ground in spring

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Feb. 2, 2023) –  Magnus Development Partners expects to break ground on a 72,000-square-foot Class A spec building at Beaufort Commerce Park by the end April. The building, at 123 Schork Road, will be the second spec bui...

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