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Posted on: January 25, 2023

National Park Service welcomes public input on preliminary findings on Beaufort Landmark District

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From the National Park Service:

ATLANTA – Today (Jan. 25), the National Park Service (NPS) will begin seeking the public’s input on the initial findings from its study of South Carolina’s Beaufort National Historic La...

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Posted on: January 25, 2023

PD offers registration for camera security systems

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Jan. 25, 2023) –  The City of Beaufort Police Department has a new form on its website allowing home and business owners to voluntarily register their security cameras.

As security cameras become more popular, especially ...

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Posted on: January 23, 2023

Public meetings in Beaufort week of Jan. 23

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Jan. 23, 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: January 18, 2023

Marshall takes reins as city manager of Beaufort

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Jan. 19, 2023) –  Scott Marshall began his new position as city manager of the City of Beaufort this week.

“I’m grateful to be here working with a tremendously talented staff and council who collective...

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Posted on: January 18, 2023

Beaufort awarded $800,000 grant for Bayard St. drainage improvements

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Jan. 18, 2023)  –  The City of Beaufort has been approved for an $800,000 STA grant to address drainage and flooding issues along Bayard Street in The Point neighborhood.

The grant, from the Environmental Protect...

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Posted on: January 17, 2023

City receives clean audit report

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Jan. 17, 2023) –  The City of Beaufort 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 12, 2023

Bill Prokop’s imprint on City of Beaufort will be lasting

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Jan. 12, 2023) – Bill Prokop is stepping down as city manager of the City of Beaufort in a couple of days, tying a bow on a successful career in public service – after a full career as an executive for an international ...

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Posted on: January 11, 2023

City offices to close Monday for MLK holiday

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Jan. 11, 2023) –  City of Beaufort offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 16, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 

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

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Posted on: January 10, 2023

Woods Memorial Bridge now on National Register of Historic Places

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Jan. 10, 2023) – The Woods Memorial Bridge, the iconic swing bridge connecting downtown Beaufort with Lady’s Island, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on Jan. 6. 

The designation gives the c...

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Posted on: January 10, 2023

Symposium to discuss Stuarts Town findings set for Feb. 4

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Jan. 10, 2023) –  A free public symposium to discuss the Search for Stuarts Town, the project to look for evidence of the lost Scottish colony, will be held on Saturday, Feb. 4, from 1-4 p.m. at the USCB Center for the A...

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Posted on: January 9, 2023

2nd annual South Coast Cyber Summit coming March 20-21

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Jan. 9, 2023) – The South Coast Cyber Center will host its 2nd Annual “South Coast Cyber Summit” in beautiful and historic Beaufort, S.C., on March 20-21 at downtown Beaufort’s Tabby Place.

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Posted on: January 9, 2023

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of Jan. 9

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Jan. 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: January 5, 2023

City awarded grants for improvements at Washington Street Park

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Jan. 5, 2023) –  Improvements to Washington Street Park are on the way, as the City of Beaufort has been awarded two grants for the park.

The City was notified recently that it had received a $250,000 Community Developmen...

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Posted on: January 4, 2023

Dominion expected to begin next round of tree-trimming week of Jan. 10

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Jan. 4, 2023) –  Dominion Energy has notified the City of Beaufort that it expects to begin its periodic tree-trimming the week of Jan. 10. This is likely to continue through February and will include neighborhoods that ...

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Posted on: December 27, 2022

Updated Beaufort Preservation Manual available on website

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Dec. 27, 2022) –  The City of Beaufort has taken another major step in its commitment to its National Historic Landmark District and the Northwest Quadrant with the publication of the new Beaufort Preservation Manual. Th...

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Posted on: December 21, 2022

What's ahead for January

Dec. 21, 2023

Work is complete on the North Street Transmission main project. The line has been fully connected and is in operations. We thank you for your support of this project over the past year.    

Galvanized main replacements

Work al...

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Posted on: December 21, 2022

Nonprofits invited to apply for Hospitality Tax funds

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Dec. 21, 2022) –  The City of Beaufort has opened its application process for Hospitality Fund appropriations. Nonprofit organizations in the City of Beaufort that focus on advertising to increase tourism to the City and...

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Posted on: December 20, 2022

New community development director to start in January

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Dec. 20, 2022) – Curt Freese, an experienced manager in municipal planning and development, will begin his tenure as director of the City of Beaufort’s Community Development Department on Jan. 9, 2023.

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Posted on: December 19, 2022

City to close offices for holidays

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Dec. 19, 2022) –  The City of Beaufort will close its offices at 3pm on Dec. 22 and closed on Friday, Dec. 23, and Monday, Dec. 26, in honor of the Christmas holiday.

Offices will also close on Monday, Jan. 2, in honor of...

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Posted on: December 17, 2022

Santa will be touring Beaufort neighborhoods Dec. 19-21

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BEAUFORT, S.C. –  Calling all kids!

Santa will be making an appearance on our very own City of Beaufort/Town of Port Royal Fire Department fire truck next week! Here is where you can see Santa and cheer him on:

Monday, Dec. 19, 5:30-8 p.m...

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Posted on: December 14, 2022

Scott Marshall named city manager for City of Beaufort

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BEAUFORT, S.C. –  Beaufort City Council has selected Scott Marshall as the new city manager for the City of Beaufort. The appointment was made at Council’s meeting on Dec. 13.

“I'm grateful to this Council fo...

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Posted on: December 14, 2022

Council OKs at first reading cost-of-living adjustment for employees

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Dec. 14, 2021) –  City Council approved at first reading on Dec. 13 a budget amendment that would give a cost-of-living adjustment to City of Beaufort employees. If approved at Council’s next meeting on Jan. 10...

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Posted on: December 14, 2022

Billing method for trash services to change in 2023

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Dec. 13, 2022) – The City of Beaufort is changing the method it uses to bill residents for trash and recycling services.

Beginning in January, Beaufort Jasper Water & Sewer Authority will no longer bill for those services. The...

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Posted on: December 13, 2022

City recognized for excellence in budget presentation

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Dec. 13, 2022) –  The City of Beaufort has been recognized for excellence in budget presentation.

The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has awarded the City of Beaufort the Distinguished Budget Prese...

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Posted on: December 12, 2022

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of Dec. 12

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: December 5, 2022

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of Dec. 5

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Dec. 5, 2022) – 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 30, 2022

City to celebrate Arbor Day Dec. 2 with tree plantings

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Nov. 30, 2022) –  In honor of Arbor Day, which is observed throughout South Carolina on the first Friday in December, the City of Beaufort and its Public Works Department, along with the Beaufort Beautification Club, wil...

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Posted on: November 28, 2022

3 finalists for Beaufort city manager position

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Nov. 28. 2022) –  Beaufort City Council members have narrowed their search for city manager to three candidates, and the public will have a chance to meet them on Wednesday, Nov. 30, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Landing Pad, ...

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Posted on: November 28, 2022

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of Nov. 28

BEAUFORT, S.C. Nov. 28, 2022) – 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 26, 2022

Public invited to meet city manager finalist candidates on Nov. 30

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Nov. 26, 2022) –  The public is invited to a meet-and-greet for the finalist candidates for Beaufort city manager on Wednesday, Nov. 30, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Landing Pad, 500 Carteret St.

The search for a new city mana...

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Posted on: November 23, 2022

Woods Bridge moves toward national historic designation

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Nov. 23, 2022) -- With this month’s approval by the state review board, Beaufort’s Woods Memorial Bridge will be fast-tracked for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Posted on: November 21, 2022

City offices to close on Thanksgiving, day after

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Nov. 21, 2022) –  City of Beaufort offices will close on Thursday, Nov. 24, and Friday, Nov. 25, in honor of Thanksgiving.

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Posted on: November 3, 2022

Here’s the lineup for the holiday Night on the Town

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Nov. 3, 2022) –  The City of Beaufort is getting ready for the holidays.

The weekend of Dec. 2-4 will be packed with music, food, entertainment, shopping, parades – and Santa, of course!

Friday night

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Posted on: November 1, 2022

City offices to close on Veterans Day

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Nov. 1, 2022) –  The City of Beaufort will be closed to honor Veterans Day on Friday, Nov. 11. The annual Veterans Parade, sponsored by the Beaufort County Veterans Affairs Office, will begin at 10 a.m. on Nov. 11 at the...

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Posted on: October 27, 2022

Vacant Wendy’s building to be demolished

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Oct. 27, 2022)  –  Residents of Beaufort may notice work being done on two projects next week.

Demolition of the vacant Wendy’s building on Boundary Street along Battery Creek will begin next week. This...

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Posted on: October 26, 2022

Council moves ahead on selling land to developer for 2nd spec building

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Oct. 26, 2027) –  City Council last night (Oct. 26) approved the sale of 8 acres of land in the Beaufort Commerce Park to Magnus Development Partners, which will build a second spec building in the park next to the build...

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Posted on: October 24, 2022

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of Oct. 24

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Oct. 24, 2022) – 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: October 19, 2022

Five new art benches will be placed throughout Beaufort

Beaufort, S.C. (Oct. 19, 2022) – Five new artist-designed benches have been added to the Cultural Arts District’s Art Bench Project, making for a total of 17 benches displayed around the city – for both viewing and sitting.

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Posted on: October 17, 2022

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of Oct. 17

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Oct. 17, 2022) – 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: October 13, 2022

City Council makes several board appointments

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Oct. 13, 2022) –  Beaufort City Council appointed several members to various boards and committees at its Oct. 11 meeting.

Beaufort Housing Authority Board of Commissioners

John Warley: Warley was appointed to a five-year ...

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Posted on: October 12, 2022

Council approves ATAX grants to promote tourism

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Oct. 12, 2022) –  City Council approved the awarding of $321,110 in ATAX grants to 13 non-profit local organizations at its Oct. 11 Regular Meeting. This was a significant increase over last year’s amount of $1...

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Posted on: October 11, 2022

Join us for trick-or-treating at Waterfront Park on Oct. 22

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Oct. 11, 2022) –  It’s a party for the kids as Beaufort hosts its annual free Halloween Celebration on Saturday, Oct. 22, at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park.

Kids (and adults!) are invited to wear their costum...

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Posted on: October 10, 2022

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of Oct. 10

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Oct. 10, 2022) – 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: October 6, 2022

Partnerships celebrated as Landing Pad is dedicated

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Oct. 6, 2022) –  “What you are doing here is extremely important,” U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace said on Oct. 5 at the dedication of the Southern Carolina Landing Pad in Beaufort.

Congresswoman Mace was referri...

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Posted on: October 5, 2022

Beaufort law enforcement agencies recount response to active shooter hoax

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Oct. 5, 2022) –  The Beaufort Police Department received a phone call at 9:27 a.m. today reporting that there was an active shooter at Beaufort High School. Within three minutes, there were police officers at the school,...

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Posted on: October 1, 2022

Pigeon Point boat ramp closed

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Oct. 1, 2022) –  The Pigeon Point boat ramp is closed pending inspections until further notice.

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Posted on: September 28, 2022

City of Beaufort offices to close Sept. 29-30

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Sept. 28, 2022) –  City of Beaufort offices will close on Thursday-Friday, Sept. 29-30, in anticipation of possible impacts from Hurricane/Tropical Storm Ian.

Municipal Court will also be closed. Anyone with a court case ...

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Posted on: September 27, 2022

Beaufort City Manager Prokop to retire in January

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Sept. 27, 2022)  – City Manager Bill Prokop announced his retirement effective early January 2023 at the City Council meeting on Sept. 27.

“This is a very bittersweet time for me, but I know it is time and the C...

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Posted on: September 27, 2022

Landing Pad ribbon-cutting set for Oct. 5

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Sept. 27, 2022)  –  The City of Beaufort will hold a ribbon-cutting to celebrate the opening of the Southern Carolina Landing Pad at 500 Carteret Street at 2 p.m. on Oct. 5.

The Landing Pad, an office for out-of-...

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Posted on: September 26, 2022

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of Sept. 26

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: September 15, 2022

Beaufort Shrimp Festival set for Oct. 7-8

 BEAUFORT, S.C. – Get ready for one of Beaufort’s premiere – and fun! – events! The 28th annual Beaufort Shrimp Festival will take place on Oct. 7-8 at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park.

The festival will ru...

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

City OKs participation in Affordable Housing Trust Fund

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Sept. 15, 2022) –  City Council gave its approval to supporting a regionwide Affordable Housing Trust Fund at its meeting on Sept. 13.

Under the intergovernmental agreement (IGA) City Manager Bill Prokop will sign, the Ci...

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

2 companies to open operations at spec building in Beaufort Commerce Park

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Sept. 15, 2022) –  The City of Beaufort’s commitment to diversifying its economy is paying results – the latest examples being a fully leased spec building at Beaufort Commerce Park, with an additiona...

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Posted on: September 14, 2022

City moves ahead on improvements to Southside, Washington Street parks

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Sept. 14, 2022) –  Improvements are on the way at two of Beaufort’s parks: Southside Park and Washington Street Park. On Tuesday, Sept. 14, City Council moved forward on both parks.

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Posted on: September 4, 2022

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of Sept. 5

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Sept. 5, 2022) – 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 30, 2022

City offices to close for Labor Day

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Aug. 30, 2022) –  City of Beaufort offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 5, 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 25, 2022

5 candidates running for 2 council seats

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Aug. 25, 2022) –  Five candidates have filed to run for two seats on Beaufort City Council.

The election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 8. The two top vote-getters will be sworn into office on Dec. 13. Mayor Pro Tem Mike M...

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Posted on: August 25, 2022

Council adopts new regional stormwater manual & standards

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Aug. 25, 2022) –  City Council adopted the Southern Lowcountry Stormwater Design Manual at its Regular Meeting on Aug. 23, reinforcing its commitment to regional stormwater standards to protect the environment of the Low...

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Posted on: August 24, 2022

Public information meeting Sept. 15 on I-95 widening project

BEAUFORT,  S.C. (Aug. 24, 2022)  -- A public information meeting for the I-95 widening project will be held on Sept. 15 in Hardeeville. Learn about options for potential improvements to the I-95 corridor from the Georgia border to US 278...

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Posted on: August 22, 2022

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of Aug. 22

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Aug. 22, 2022) – 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 15, 2022

City of Beaufort raises $135K for in Ukrainian relief

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Aug. 15, 2022) –  The City of Beaufort, which began a Pride of Place Ukraine relief program in March, has raised $135,525 to help the City of Ostroh, Ukraine.

We want to thank the following donors:

  • Anonymous donation throu...
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Posted on: August 8, 2022

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of Aug. 8

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Aug. 8, 2022) – 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, 2022

Beaufort wins municipal award for Mossy Oaks project

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Aug. 3, 2022) –  The Municipal Association of South Carolina recently awarded the City of Beaufort a Municipal Achievement Award for its Mossy Oaks stormwater drainage project. The City won in the 10,001 – 20,0...

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Posted on: August 2, 2022

City recognized for excellence in financial reporting

BEAUFORT, S.C.  (Aug. 2, 2022) –  The City of Beaufort has been recognized – yet again – for excellence in financial reporting.

The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has awarded the City of Beauf...

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Posted on: August 1, 2022

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of Aug. 1

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Aug. 1, 2022) – 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: July 27, 2022

Lunch at Beaufort History Museum on Aug. 8 to highlight Stuarts Town project

BEAUFORT, S.C. (July 27, 2022) –  Dr. Larry Rowland, professor of history at the University of South Carolina Beaufort, and City Councilman Philip Cromer will lead a lunch-and-learn discussion about the Search for Stuarts Town project a...

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Posted on: July 25, 2022

Beaufort to close its Ukraine relief fund campaign at end of July

BEAUFORT, S.C. (July 25, 2022) –  The City of Beaufort will end its Pride of Place Ukraine relief drive on July 31.

The City has been raising money to help its partner city Ostroh, a historic city in western Ukraine that has served refug...

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Posted on: July 25, 2022

ATAX grant applications now available

BEAUFORT, S.C. (July 25, 2022) –  The City of Beaufort now has Accommodations Tax (ATAX) grant application packets available for non-profit organizations that focus on the promotion, advertising and marketing of tourism to Beaufort.

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Posted on: July 21, 2022

The Search for Stuarts Town dig gets underway in August

BEAUFORT, S.C. (July 21, 2022)  – Plans for The Search For Stuarts Town in The Point neighborhood of Beaufort are well underway. Dr. Chester DePratter, of University of South Carolina (Columbia), and Dr. Charles Cobb, of the Florida Mus...

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Posted on: July 18, 2022

Public meetings in Beaufort week of July 18

BEAUFORT, S.C. (July 18, 2022) – 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 11, 2022

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of July 11

BEAUFORT, S.C. (July 11, 2022) – 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 29, 2022

City offices closed on July 4

BEAUFORT, S.C. (June 29, 2022)  –  City of Beaufort offices will be closed on Monday, July 4, in honor of Independence Day. In addition, offices will close at 3 p.m. on Friday, July 1.

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Posted on: June 28, 2022

Informational meeting on Downtown/Point drainage study set for July 15

BEAUFORT, S.C. (June 28, 2022) –  The City of Beaufort is hosting a second informational meeting to discuss the Downtown/Point Stormwater Drainage Study at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 15, at City Hall Council Chambers, 1911 Boundary St. ...

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Posted on: June 27, 2022

Council appoints new board members

BEAUFORT, S.C. (June 27, 2022) –  City Council appointed five members to various boards at its meeting on June 23. All were appointed to three-year terms that run from July 1, 2022,  through June 30, 2025. All went through an e...

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Posted on: June 27, 2022

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of June 27

BEAUFORT, S.C. (June 27, 2022) – 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 23, 2022

City starts down payment loan assistance program for its employees

BEAUFORT, S.C. (June 23, 2022) –  The City of Beaufort, recognizing the high cost of homes in the region, is beginning a program to help its employees with a down payment forgivable loan.

The City is partnering with Community Works, a no...

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Posted on: June 22, 2022

Filing deadline is Aug. 15 for City Council seats

BEAUFORT, S.C. (June 22, 2022) – Do you feel a calling to serve your community? Residents of the City of Beaufort who are interested in serving in local government in an elected capacity have the opportunity to run for City Council this fall.

Two...

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Posted on: June 22, 2022

City Council passes $27.5 million operating budget

BEAUFORT, S.C. (June 22, 2022) – Beaufort City Council passed the City of Beaufort’s operating budget of $27.5 million for Fiscal Year 2023 at its June 21 Special Meeting. 

The budget, which reflects higher revenues from hospit...

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Posted on: June 20, 2022

Public meetings in Beaufort week of June 20

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: June 15, 2022

City offices to close on Monday for Juneteenth

BEAUFORT, S.C. (June 15, 2022) –  City of Beaufort offices will be closed on Monday, June 20, in honor of Juneteenth, a federal holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. 

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Posted on: June 14, 2022

Hearts for Ukraine quilt raffle to benefit Ukraine

BEAUFORT, S.C. (June 14, 2022) –  The Sea Island Quilters, an organization of  more than 70 local quilters, has designed and quilted a beautiful Hearts for Ukraine quilt that is being raffled off to support the City of Ostroh &...

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Posted on: June 10, 2022

Public meetings week of June 13

BEAUFORT, S.C. (June 10, 2022) – 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 7, 2022

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of June 6

BEAUFORT, S.C. (June 7, 2022) – 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: May 25, 2022

City offices to close for Memorial Day

BEAUFORT, S.C. –  City of Beaufort offices will be closed on Monday, May 30, in honor of Memorial Day.

A Memorial Day parade will be held on Monday in Beaufort beginning at 10 a.m. It will feature bands from Parris Island and the Marine ...

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Posted on: May 24, 2022

100,000 ready-to-eat meals will head to Ukraine

BEAUFORT, S.C. (May 24, 2022) –  100,000 ready-to-eat meals en route to Ukraine? That’s exactly what is happening thanks to the persistence of Beaufort Mayor Stephen Murray and Councilman Mitch Mitchell. Their partnership with...

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Posted on: May 23, 2022

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of May 23

BEAUFORT, S.C. (May 23, 2022) – 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: May 18, 2022

The search for Stuarts Town starts in June

BEAUFORT, S.C. –  A 17th century settlement of Scots on Port Royal Island? Stuarts Town? Beneath present-day Beaufort, South Carolina? Perhaps.

That’s the mystery the Stuarts Town Action Group hopes to solve as it launches an a...

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of May 16

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: May 13, 2022

Southside Park improvements estimated to cost $6 million

 BEAUFORT, S.C. (May 13, 2027) –  The Master Plan for Southside Park, which would include adding a new playground, pavilions, parking, half basketball court, and many other amenities, would have an estimated cost of $6 million,...

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

Details on becoming a sponsor for Shrimp Festival 2022

For more than a quarter century, the community has gathered each fall in Waterfront Park for the Beaufort Shrimp Festival. The annual event celebrates fresh, locally-caught shrimp and the food, music, arts and culture that make the Lowcountry special.

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

Deputy city manager completes Kennedy School executive program

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (May 11, 2022) –  Deputy City Manager Reece Bertholf was awarded on May 6 an Executive Certificate in Public Leadership from the Harvard Kennedy School of Executive Education.

Bertholf completed three executive programs ov...

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Posted on: May 9, 2022

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of May 9

BEAUFORT, S.C. (May 9, 2022) – 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 2, 2022

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of May 2

BEAUFORT, S.C. (May 2, 2022) – 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: April 28, 2022

Beaufort raises more than $64K in Ukraine relief

BEAUFORT, S.C. (April 28, 2022) – Having raised more than $64,000 for Ukraine relief, the City of Beaufort will end its Pride of Place campaign at the end of April. Of those funds, approximately half have been donated by Thibault Gallery through...

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Posted on: April 25, 2022

A Taste of Beaufort set for May 6-7

BEAUFORT, S.C. (April 25, 2022) –  Get ready, foodies! The annual Taste of Beaufort Culture, Music and Food Festival, presented by the City of Beaufort, will be held on Friday, May 6, and Saturday, May 7, at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront...

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Posted on: April 25, 2022

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of April 25

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: April 21, 2022

Renowned planner Victor Dover to speak in Beaufort April 26

BEAUFORT, S.C. (April 21, 2022) – Renowned planner and land use expert Victor Dover, of Dover, Kohl & Partners, will speak at the USCB Center for the Arts at 5:30 p.m. April 26 about the challenges facing the Lowcountry as development press...

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Posted on: April 15, 2022

Techstars Startup Weekend is coming to Beaufort

Contact: Jess OBrien, Beaufort Digital Corridor - Executive Director Email: jess@beaufortdigital.com

Hosted by Beaufort Digital Corridor April 29 - May 1, 2022

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Posted on: April 13, 2022

City Council discusses proposed master plan for Southside Park

BEAUFORT, S.C. (April 13, 2022) –  Beaufort City Council got its first look yesterday (April 12) at a proposed redesign of Southside Park. Woods + Partners, a landscape architecture firm based on Hilton Head Island, presented the propos...

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Posted on: April 13, 2022

Beaufort raises more than $52K in Ukraine relief

BEAUFORT, S.C. (April 13, 2022) – Generous donations to the City of Beaufort’s Pride of Place fund have resulted in more than $52,000 raised to help the City of Ostroh, in western Ukraine, as it deals with a refugee crisis.

In mid-March...

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Posted on: April 12, 2022

Business license renewals due by April 30

BEAUFORT, S.C . (April 12, 2022) -- The City of Beaufort would like to remind all businesses that the business license renewal deadline is April 30, 2022. Any license renewal not received by the due date will be considered delinquent and subject to a 5% p...

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Posted on: April 11, 2022

City to hold Public Safety Job Fair on May 11 and May 14

BEAUFORT, S.C. (April 11, 2022) –  If you’ve ever been interested in a public safety career – as either a police officer or firefighter/EMT – you’ll have the opportunity to learn more about the po...

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Posted on: April 8, 2022

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of April 11

BEAUFORT, S.C. (April 8, 2022)  – 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: April 8, 2022

Clogged drain pipes to be cleaned out in April

BEAUFORT, S.C. (April 8, 2022) –  The City of Beaufort, Beaufort County, and the South Carolina Department of Transportation are coordinating a major cleanout of drainage pipes in The Point and downtown neighborhoods over the next sever...

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Posted on: March 24, 2022

Council approves 2021 Comprehensive Plan

BEAUFORT, S.C. – The City of Beaufort’s 2021 Comprehensive Plan was officially adopted by City Council on March 22.

The new Comprehensive Plan replaces the one that had been in effect since 2009. An outline of the new plan was presented...

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Posted on: March 21, 2022

Mayor Murray to moderate discussion on war in Ukraine

BEAUFORT, S.C. (March 21, 2022) –  The City of Beaufort and the University of South Carolina Beaufort will present a panel discussion on the war in Ukraine at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 28. The panel discussion will be held at USCB&rsq...

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Posted on: March 18, 2022

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of March 21

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 11, 2022

Beaufort ‘adopts’ sister city in Ukraine, asks for donations

BEAUFORT, S.C. (March 11, 2022) –  The City of Beaufort is using its Pride of Place account to raise funds for the city of Ostroh, Ukraine, as war rages in that country. 

Ostroh is a historic city, dating to the Middle Ages, loc...

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Posted on: March 4, 2022

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of March 7

BEAUFORT, S.C. (March 4, 2022) – 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 28, 2022

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of Feb. 28

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Feb. 28, 2022) – 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 25, 2022

Beaufort PD's annual report shows decline in violent crime in 2021

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Feb. 25, 2022) –  The Beaufort Police Department and the Beaufort/Port Royal Fire Department today their released 2021 annual reports that examine data and highlights from the year. 

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Posted on: February 23, 2022

Finance director retires with a string of accomplishments

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Feb. 23, 2022) –  Kathy Todd, the City of Beaufort’s director of finance since 2011, is retiring at the end of February. Her tenure at the City has been marked by many accomplishments, including an improvement ...

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Posted on: February 23, 2022

Council considers first disbursement of ARPA funds

BEAUFORT, S.C.(Feb. 23, 2022) –  City Council heard at its meeting Feb. 22 an amendment to the budget that would allocate $1.4 million in funds the City has received through the American Rescue Plan Act. Before making these recommendati...

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Posted on: February 17, 2022

City offices to close on Presidents Day

BEAUFORT, S.C.  (Feb. 17, 2022) –  City of Beaufort offices will be closed on Monday, Feb. 21, in honor of Presidents Day. Capital Waste will conduct its normal trash and recycling pickups for Monday customers.

We wish our resid...

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Posted on: February 15, 2022

Public asked to help detail flooding in The Point and Downtown

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Feb. 15, 2022) –  If you live in The Point or Downtown neighborhoods, the City of Beaufort needs your help to document any past experience with flooding.

The City has posted a survey, which can be found here, that allows ...

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Posted on: February 14, 2022

New members named to Park & Tree Commission

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Feb. 14, 2022)  –  City Council made several appointments to the Park & Tree Advisory Commission (PTAC) on Feb. 8. The committee had been inactive in the last two years, primarily due to the onset of Covid-1...

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Posted on: February 7, 2022

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of Feb. 7

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Feb. 7, 2022) – 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 3, 2022

Sponsors invited to apply for next phase of art bench project

BEAUFORT, S.C. – The Beaufort Cultural Arts District is seeking sponsors for Phase III of its Bench Project, an artistic celebration of the Beaufort area’s history, culture and arts.

The project launched in 2019. Thus far, 12 benches, p...

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Posted on: January 31, 2022

Public meeting on Feb. 18 to discuss The Point/Downtown drainage study

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Jan. 31, 2022) –  The City of Beaufort will host an informational meeting for members of the public from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, Feb. 18, to discuss The Point/Downtown stormwater drainage study. The meeting will inclu...

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Posted on: January 27, 2022

South Coast Cyber Summit to be held March 7-8 in Beaufort

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Jan. 27, 2022) – Gov. Henry McMaster will be the keynote speaker March 7 at the inaugural South Coast Cyber Summit, which will be held on March 7-8 in Beaufort, S.C. The event is free but registration is limited.

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Posted on: January 27, 2022

City earns award for excellence in budget document

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Jan. 27, 2022) –  The City of Beaufort has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its FY22 budget from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). This is the fifth time the City has received th...

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Posted on: January 26, 2022

Funds to be released for several capital projects

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Jan. 26, 2022) –  Several projects, including a replacement of the fuel system at the Downtown Marina, were set in motion last night (Jan. 26) after City Council authorized the release of $852,500 from two pots of money ...

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Posted on: January 26, 2022

Landscape architecture firm selected for Southside Park master plan

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Jan. 26, 2021) –  The City of Beaufort has contracted with Woods + Partners Inc. to develop a master plan for Southside Park.

Woods + Partners is a landscape architecture firm based on Hilton Head Island. In Beaufort Coun...

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Posted on: January 24, 2022

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of Jan. 24

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Jan. 24, 2022) – 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 18, 2022

Beaufort Station to start site work; will feature major retailers

BEAUFORT, S.C. –  Beaufort Station, a more than 200,000-square-foot retail plaza, is scheduled to open in the City of Beaufort in the fall of 2023 with a number of big-box retailers, including Hobby Lobby, Ross Dress for Less, Ulta Beau...

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Posted on: January 13, 2022

Former Bridges school building to become cybersecurity education center

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Jan. 13, 2022) –  The building known as the Bridges school building at 1100 Boundary St. – or the former home of the Boys & Girls Club – will become a center for cybersecurity education, under a p...

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Posted on: January 12, 2022

City offices to close for MLK holiday

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Jan. 12, 2022) –  City of Beaufort offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 17, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Offices will reopen at 8 a.m. on Tuesday. 

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Posted on: January 12, 2022

Police Department community outreach gears up for 2022

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Jan. 12, 2022) –  The Beaufort Police Department’s Community Response Team is gearing up for a busy 2022.

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Officer Jennifer Petrone, who with Sgt. Steven Marques operates the Community Response Team, is look...

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Posted on: January 10, 2022

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of Jan. 10

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 5, 2022

Ethics counsel releases opinion on conflict of interest

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Jan. 5, 2022) – On Dec. 30, 2021, City of Beaufort Attorney William Harvey requested an informal opinion from the State Ethics Commission as to whether there was a potential conflict of interest for the City when considering deve...

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