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Teachers, students and parents mark the first week of classes NEWS

Ceremony recognizes Sheriff ’s Office promotions. see page 3


Vivi Verity is Beaufort’s sweetest mini mogul. see page 11

Above: Substitute teacher Penny Tarrance helps kindergarten students play a name game to help them remember each other Monday during the first day of school at Beaufort Elementary School. Right: A student presses her nose against the glass of a classroom door at Beaufort Elementary. Photos by Bob Sofaly. For more school-related stories, see pages 14-15.

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On Friday, August 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Black Box Theater at ARTworks, classical guitarist Jeffrey Bianchi will perform. See story, Page 8.


Lunch Bunch rocks burgers and wings at Rosie O’Grady’s. see page 24

Beaufort EMS saving lives with new device With the capabilities of new technology along with the expertise of Beaufort County EMTs, the team is saving lives across the area. The tool is called the Lucas 2, a device designed to give chest compressions to someone having a heart attack. For the last eight months, Beaufort EMTs have used this tool to help save close to 50 lives, that’s more than one life a week. When a cardiac arrest call goes out, minutes matter and can make the difference between life and death. The steady supply of oxygen to the heart and brain is necessary, making chest compressions critical. But those compressions manually can be difficult and tiring, and impossible in certain situations. “There are times we are walking down narrow hallways or down stairs when

The Lucas 2 gives chest compressions.

we physically can’t do compressions. The American Heart Association says compressions shouldn’t stop for more than 10 seconds, and with the Lucas 2, those compressions don’t stop,” according to Donna Ownby, Director of Beaufort County EMS. The county has only one of these $12,500 vital machines. But by using grant money, a second Lucas 2 has been purchased and should be here by the end of the month.


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commentary straight talk with the mayor

Running for re-election, against myself By Billy Keyserling

At 12:30 last Wednesday afternoon, I learned — as the deadline for filing for Mayor passed — that no one will be on the ballot running against me. Gearing up and ready to run, I had a funny feeling. How am I going to run for reelection if there is no opponent? You see, being mayor is not about Billy Keyserling. Rather, it is about making our “best hometown in the world” even better. It’s about communicating more clearly, as well as listening and learning to work well together toward shared goals. It’s about having the confidence to consider new ideas and opportunities even though we may not fully understand the consequences. It’s about achieving success, admitting when something does not go the way we thought it would, acknowledging so and making it right. Being mayor is about being accessible to Beaufort residents — those who

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encounter problems with government plus those who need help how we can build on our history and natural beauty without destroying all we have inherited. In all cases, we must continuously be aware that we are merely custodians of the city we love for just a relatively short span within the 300-year timeline of our community. I had looked forward to campaigning because I learned long ago that elections are the people’s best opportunity to hold you accountable for what you promised, and measure how they think you have done. People generally think more about public life when a local

campaign is under way and are more engaged in civic matters. So even though I have no “official” opponent, between now and election day I am going to campaign anyway in order to be a part of the process of listening, learning and gauging how am I am representing you as mayor of Beaufort. In this case, I am going to take a page from a successful big city mayor who told the city’s voters when he had no election opponent, “I’ve never been one to sit out an election and, while I am grateful for what some of my friends have said is voter confidence in my public service, I will be engaged and available as if I had a serious opponent.” I thank the people of Beaufort for the chance to serve another term. You’ll be seeing a lot me at campaign events this fall — whether they be Republican, Democrat or non-partisan. As Michelangelo said at age 91, “I am still learning.”

Words matter when defining sexual assault A response to Representative Akin’s statement on rape and pregnancy By Shauw Chin Capps

“Sticks and stones will break my bones but words can never hurt me.” This common phrase could not be further from the truth given the outrage behind remarks made by Representative Todd Akin from Missouri. Last weekend he said that pregnancy as a result of rape is rare because: “If it is a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” As the executive director of Hope Haven of the Lowcountry, our local rape crisis and children’s advocacy center, I feel compelled to respond, not from a political viewpoint, but from the perspective of sexual assault victims everywhere who are often voiceless and faceless. Representative Akin’s statement was not a glib remark but a specific statement clearly indicating his lack of knowledge on the issue of rape. According to the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (August 1996), the national rape-related pregnancy rate is 5% per rape among victims of reproductive age (aged 12 to 45); among adult women an estimated 32,101 pregnancies result from rape each year. Among 34 rape-related pregnancies, the majority occurred among adolescents and resulted from assault by a known, often related perpetrator. A more recent research

(2003) published in the “Journal of Human Nature” by Jonathan A. Gottschall and Tiffani A. Gottschall, two professors at St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y., found that a single act of rape was more than twice as likely to result in pregnancy than an act of consensual sex. Unfortunately, women do not have the kind of super powers indicated by Rep. Akin where we can will our ovaries to shut when we are raped. Neither is there such a thing as a rape sperm versus a love sperm. There is the implication in his ignorant statement that somehow, women’s bodies are responsible for being able to tell the difference between different types of sperms and if somehow a woman gets pregnant as a result of rape, then it must not be rape. The choice of the word “legitimate” to talk about rape suggests that there is such a thing as “illegitimate” rape. This choice of word provides us with a picture of the victim-blaming culture that still surrounds the crime of sexual assault. The underlying assumption of the statement is that women and their experiences are not to be trusted. Those who have experienced rape do not get to define rape, but must succumb to some higher authority to define if the horror of what was experienced was actually legitimate.

Research has shown that false reporting of sexual assault is not any higher compared to false reporting of other types of crimes. I wonder if Representative Akin understands that his statement delegitimizes and belittles the utter horror, violation, desecration that rape victims experience. I wonder if he knows that sexual assault remains the most under reported crime, based on FBI statistics. I wonder if he understands that the main reason victims do not report is because they fear they will not be believed. I have walked alongside rape victims young and old for more than 15 years. I have not come across any victims who defined the horror of their experience any other way than being violated in the most personal way. Regardless of the circumstances that the rape occurred, rape is a violent crime. Rape is a complete violation of a person’s dignity and being. While Rep. Akin has apologized for having misspoken, it is tragic that those words were thought of and spoken in the first place. Unfortunately, the hurt, shame and guilt felt by rape victims across the nation as they heard those words cannot be easily erased by a single apology. Executive Director of Hope Haven of the Lowcountry Shauw Chin Capps can be reached at or by calling 843-524-2256.

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New program focuses on military workforce The Lowcountry Economic Alliance, the city of Beaufort and TWEAC (Transitional Workforce Educational Assistance Collaborative) today announced the launch of a military workforce development program. “We are very pleased to see the work of so many come to fruition today as we officially launch this program. One of our greatest community assets is the military and today we are cultivating exiting Marines and Sailors as we plan our jobs future,” said Mayor Billy Keyserling. “They bring great skills and discipline to the workplace, many want to stay in the area when they leave the service and we know this workforce

asset will help us recruit more diverse and better jobs to the area.” Over the last year, the city of Beaufort has been meeting with military, industry, educational and community partners to create a customized workforce model to assist exiting military personnel to transition into the private sector. The group’s analysis resulted in the creation of the nonprofit organization Transitional Workforce Educational Assistance Collaborative, or TWEAC. “The launch of this program could not be coming at a better time for exiting military personnel. There are record numbers of veterans unemployed and we see TWEAC as a tremendous resource

for veterans, exiting military personnel, and businesses looking for top-notch workers,” said retired United States Marine Corps Lieutenant General Garry Parks, chairman of TWEAC. The nonprofit is being financially supported by the Lowcountry Economic Alliance as the program is kicked off in the pilot phase of development. During the pilot phase, current data will be collected on the regional military inventory available and the skills they possess that are so valuable to the private sector. Translating the military skills into private sector terminology is critical to completing the mission of matching veteran skills with

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business needs. David Tigges, Chairman of the Lowcountry Economic Alliance, stated, “The business community is beginning to invest again and we are seeing good prospect traffic in the region. But, it is a very competitive market and our ability as a region to set ourselves apart from the competition. This veterans workforce pool is a superior group of Marines that have tremendous skills, discipline and reliability. This workforce pool sets us apart.” For more information, contact the Lowcountry Economic Alliance at 843-705-0830 or kstatler@

news briefs Traffic disruptions on Joe Frazier Road

Motorists driving through the traffic circle at the intersections of Joe Frazier Road, Pine Grove Road and Morrall Drive need to be aware of some traffic delays. J.R. Wilson Construction will be paving and pouring concrete near and around the circle. This work is expected to last through the end of the month. The circle was opened to traffic June 21 but the work being done now will complete the project. These improvements will disrupt normal traffic flow so it is important for those who will be driving in the area to plan a few extra minutes to get to their destination. If you have any questions, please call Sam Hesley at J.R. Wilson Construction Company at 803-943-3311.

At a ceremony on Wednesday, August 1, The Beaufort County Sheriff ’s Office recognized personnel for their achievement and dedication. The following sheriff ’s deputies have been promoted, (pictured above, from left): William Murphy, Corporal; Mitchell Archbell, Patrolman First Class; Bryan Jacoby, Lance Corporal; Owen Lamb, Corporal; Jennifer Worrell, Corporal; Jacob Scott, Patrolman First Class; and Sheriff P.J. Tanner.

Beaufort, hospital team up for sidewalk, roadway improvements Sidewalk improvements, access to the upcoming walking trail and landscaping are part of a joint effort by the city of Beaufort and Beaufort Memorial Hospital to improve the Allison and Ribaut roads intersection. “We are pushing safety and pedestrian access throughout the city, but this partnership is especially important because of its key location to the medical campus,” Beaufort Mayor Billy Keyserling said. In July, the Beaufort Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees unanimously approved inclusion of a 10-foot-wide, multi-use path and sidewalk and a seven-foot-wide landscaped area on Allison Road adjacent to hospital property.

The landscaped pathways will connect the hospital’s new Life-Fit and Administration building now under construction, with the main hospital campus and with the soonto-be-built rail trail. “We are pleased at the ability to partner with the city of Beaufort to connect the Beaufort Memorial Hospital campus to the new rail trail pathway and to work on making this intersection safer and more attractive,” said Jerry Schulze, chairman of the hospital’s Board of Trustees. The Allison Road project accommodates most of the suggestions of the recently completed Sector 2 and 3 planning charrettes for recreational access undertaken by

the city and community as part of the Beaufort Civic Master Planning process. “We are delighted that the city and the hospital have agreed on how to enhance this key intersection and connect more people to the rail trail, both very important initiatives of the Civic Master Plan,” said Jon Verity, chairman of the Beaufort Redevelopment Commission. Friends of the Spanish Moss Trail and the PATH Foundation out of Atlanta were also involved in the discussions with the hospital regarding opportunities to increase or enhance public access to the trail. View the proposed plans at www. or

Steel Bridge Boat Landing under repairs

Through Friday, August 24, the Courtesy Dock and one lane of the launch ramp at the Steel Bridge Boat Landing in Beaufort County will be closed. Crews will be repairing the floating dock and will be pouring concrete under part of the walkway. Over the years, mud, debris and water flow have damaged the floating dock making it more difficult for boaters to use. The Steel Bridge Boat Landing is located on U.S. 17, passed Gardens Corner along the Combahee River. Dozens use this landing each week for business and recreational purposes.

Hospital lobby will be temporarily closed

Due to construction in the Emergency Department, Beaufort Memorial will temporarily close the Main Lobby. It will reopen on Monday, Aug. 27. Please access the hospital through the Surgery/Birthing Center entrance. Extra signs will be posted to direct you to the main elevators. Do not use the temporary Emergency Room entrance for access to the rest of the hospital, use the Surgery/Birthing Center entrance.

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Picking up good vibrations By Martha O’Regan

The Beach Boys had it figured out when they shared this song with us so long ago! Let’s bring it into our life today. Let’s say you’ve been taking Dr. Oz’s wisdom to heart and wake up one day and decide, “today is the day I take control of my health,” and you embark on your new exercise program and commit to eating organic fruits and veggies, and drinking your eight glasses of water. Hooray for you! But, by the end of the day, you are exhausted, crabby and bloated and decide it is easier to go back to your old ways. What gives? Why isn’t getting healthy as easy as it looks or sounds? Let’s look at it from a vibrational perspective. Remembering that everything is energy, begin looking at specific areas through a vibrational scale of 1-10, with 10 being the highest, most expanded vibration or frequency. Up until now, your nutrition has come from fast foods, fake sugars, and “enriched” cereals and bread — basically all “dead” foods, with a frequency of 1-3. And, let’s say your health is hanging around a 4 or 5 — you get tired easily, don’t sleep well, have poor digestion and your joints are cranky, etc. Then you decide it’s time for a change and commit to becoming an organic vegan and eat only “live” foods, all which have a frequency of 8-10. Tilt, Tilt, Tilt!

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The body can’t sustain the drastic shift and you’ve just set yourself up for discomfort and frustration and, in some cases, an increase in the symptoms you were trying to eliminate. Same goes with exercise, hydration, goal setting, etc. If what you are attempting to do is too stimulating to the system, you will go through a period of suffering and will often times just quit. Don’t give up, but rather try a different and slower approach, based on your current vibrational frequency. Determining your starting point is probably the most important stage in any health journey. From there, knowing your goal, allows you to develop a game plan to set you up for success, rather than failure. So, where are you? Sit with yourself and feel how you feel in your body and give it a frequency number.

Do you feel sluggish, is your digestion poor, are your joints cranky, are you feeling un-rested when you get up in the morning, are you depressed or anxious? Now, where do you want to be? Write out your picture of perfect health, start to “dream the dream” in the energy that it is already occurring for you. For example, “I am a vibrantly healthy size (blank) who can play with my children with freedom of movement and joy.” Give that a frequency number. We now have a continuum to move along. Let’s say you are living around a 3-4 and desire to be a 8-10, then your next step is to improve areas in your daily lifestyle that will bring you to a 5-6 and commit to staying there for several weeks to a month before making the next change. It’s different for everyone but it might mean eliminating the diet beverages and fake sugars, or just getting a 30 minute walk in three times a week, or drinking four glasses of water instead of 1 per day. It doesn’t really matter where you start, the important thing is to start and stay committed to that change until it becomes your new good habit, then you can move up the scale from there. So, pick up those good vibrations slowly and consistently and enjoy your vibrant health journey! Live Well ... Have Fun!

Yoga Works to Bring International Change On Sunday, September 9, Beaufort’s Dancing Dogs Yoga Owner and Africa Yoga Project Ambassador Shelley Lowther, along with several local and regional yoga studios, are joining forces to raise $10,000 for the Africa Yoga Project, a nonprofit that empowers individuals to create transformation within their communities through the power of yoga. The event, “Yoga Aid for Africa Yoga Project,” will be held at the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in Downtown Beaufort from 12-4 p.m. The event will feature demonstrations, mini-yoga classes, a premiere screening of the film, “Practice Change: The Africa Yoga Project Story,” and the main event, a live DJ Yoga Party. While this is a free event, donations are encouraged.




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Five critical times to review your insurance By State Farm™

Insurance protects you, your family and your home from the unexpected, but it can only do its job if the coverage is up-to-date. Use the occasion of a major life event to make sure your insurance is still suited to your needs. Review your insurance annually or during key life changes such as these: 1. Your family configuration changes. If you’re marrying, expecting a baby, or adopting a child, you’ll want to protect your growing family with adequate life insurance and disability income insurance. Losing a family member through death or divorce should also prompt a policy review. Remember to change the beneficiary designations on your existing policies as needed. 2. Your children grow up. When you have a new teen driver, adequate auto insurance is a must. Your State Farm® agent can tell you about discounts that may be available. If your student is leaving for college or has recently graduated, it’s a good time to consider personal property, liability and renters insurance for the new living arrangements. 3. You’re planning a move. Whenever your address changes, reassess your homeowners insurance to make sure the new property is adequately protected.

An impending move is also a good opportunity to update your home inventory — whether you’re adding items such as new furniture or scaling back for a move to a smaller home. Even if your address doesn’t change, review your coverage when you add rooms to or significantly renovate your current home. 4. You’re starting a business. Whether you’re going to rent office space or open a home-based business, include a thorough insurance review in your start-up plans. Depending on the size of your operation, you may have to consider property and liability, commercial vehicle and workers’ compensation coverage, as well as a health care plan for employees. If you’re a sole proprietor working from home, be sure to review your homeowners plan to see that your business and equipment are fully covered. 5. You need health insurance options. In today’s rapidly changing health care environment, protecting your family’s health can be a challenge. If your current plan is up for renewal or if you’ve been downsized and need brand-new coverage, take the time to compare plan features against your family’s current or anticipated needs.

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529: Education for your student, tax breaks for you With the pace of higher-education costs rising faster than the general Consumer Price Index, it’s easy to understand why saving enough money to fund a child’s college education has become a financial challenge for many parents and grandparents. So whether college for your child or grandchild is years away or right around the corner, put time on your side — consider the benefits of contributing to a 529 plan for a student in your family. The student can use 529 plan account balances at any participating accredited postsecondary school in the United States or certain schools abroad for tuition, room and board, books, equipment, and supplies. Qualified expenses also include computer technology, related equipment and Internet-access costs. As the owner, you retain control of the assets and can change beneficiaries within the designated student’s family at any time without penalty. A qualified family member generally includes siblings, descendants, ancestors, aunts, uncles and first cousins. Other key advantages of these plans include: • Federal-income-tax-free qualified distributions. The student may be able to take qualified distributions federalincome-tax-free. • No income limitations for participation. There is no income limit for contributing to a 529 plan, which is a benefit for higher-income families. • Substantial contribution amounts. A single person can contribute up to $65,000 in one year per beneficiary; a married couple can contribute up to $130,000 in one year per beneficiary with no gift-tax consequences. Such a contribution will be considered a fiveyear accelerated annual-exclusion gift, so no additional gifts can be made for that beneficiary for the next four years without incurring gift-tax implications unless the annual exclusion gift increases. • Significant estate-planning benefits. The gift amount and subsequent appreciation, however, are removed from your taxable estate. (A portion of the contribution amount may be included in

the donor’s taxableestate calculation if the donor should die within the fiveyear period.) Keep in mind that 529 plan investment balances Katie may affect eligibility Phifer for financial aid: • If a parent owns the 529 account, up to 5.64% of the value is included in Expected Family Contribution as a parental asset. Any 529 accounts owned by a dependent student, or by a custodian for the student, are reported on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as a parental asset. Any qualified withdrawals from these accounts are not included as income to the student. • If a 529 account is owned by a grandparent (or someone other than a parent or the student), the value of the 529 plan is not reportable as an asset on the FAFSA. However, any distributions from these third-party accounts are considered financial support to the student and are reportable on the following year’s FAFSA as student income. Student income is assessed at the student’s rate of 50%. An investment in a 529 plan will fluctuate such that the shares when redeemed may be worth more or less than the original investment. There are no guarantees that an investment in a 529 plan will cover higher-education expenses. Investors should consult the plan’s offering document for the fees and expenses associated with that plan. You should consider a 529 plan’s investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. As Wells Fargo Advisors does not render tax advice, you should consult with a tax advisor before making any investment decisions which could have tax consequences. This article was written by Wells Fargo Advisors and provided courtesy of Katie C. Phifer CFP®, Financial Advisor at 843-524-1114. Investments in securities and insurance products are: NOT FDIC-INSURED/ NOT BANK-GUARANTEED/MAY LOSE VALUE. Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, Member SIPC, is a registered broker-dealer and a separate non-bank affiliate of Wells Fargo & Company.

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ABLE releases annual ornament ABLE Foundation, the Disabilities Foundation for Beaufort County, announced the annual ornament is now available. The ornament is the fourth in a commemorative series featuring favorite Lowcountry scenes. The 2012 ornament features a Heron. The ornament, which can also be used as a medallion, was created locally and was commissioned from Buf ’s in Beaufort. The annual ornaments have been a traditional fundraiser for the ABLE Foundation. The nonprofit foundation supports services and programs assisting individuals with special needs. ABLE’s efforts in the recent past and this year have been to fund a summer camp, called Camp Treasure Chest, for children with special needs. Children with needs such as developmental delays, cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, genetic disorders and autism may require additional and

special services and trained staff and accommodations, not usually available at regular summer camps. In the absence of the Camp Treasure Chest, these special needs children would likely not have a summer camp experience. Funds from the state for summer services have been virtually eliminated and the camp is almost solely supported through fundraising and grants. All proceeds from the sale of ornaments go to support Camp Treasure Chest. Ornaments are available at several locations in the greater Beaufort area.

These include: • Smiles by Wyles Dentistry, 134 Lady’s Island Drive, Lady’s Island • Budget Print, 510 Carteret Street, Beaufort • Sea Eagle Market, 2242 Boundary Street, Beaufort • Green Herring Gallery, 1001 Bay Street, Beaufort • Harbor Island Beach and Racquet Club, Harbor Island • New Image Salon, 1615 Paris Ave., Port Royal • Offices of Disabilities and Special Needs Dept, 100 Clear Water Way, Beaufort. A limited number of prior years’ ornaments are available from the Office of Disabilities and Special Needs. This year, framing for ornaments is available through the Green Herring Gallery. A portion of the proceeds from framing will also go towards Camp Treasure Chest. To order an ornament or for more information, call ABLE at 255-6300.

Wise in Silence: The Splendor of our Trees Great Gardens Cafe is pleased to exhibit “Wise in Silence — The Splendor of our Trees,” a photography exhibit by Sandy Dimke. Celtic poet Altiem MacDunlmor wrote, “Trees are beautiful in their peace, They are wise in the Silence.” Attracted by the stately grace of trees, Sandy has chosen five distinctive photographs, printed on canvas, to illustrate the grandeur that surrounds us. From the centuries-old Angel Oak on nearby Johns Island, to the Avenue of Oaks planted in 1820 at Tomotley Plantation in Sheldon, all but one of the photographs was taken in

“Spreading her Angel Wings” by Sandy Dimke.

the Lowcountry. Sandy is an awardwinning photographer who has lived in Beaufort for 11 years. She exhibits widely though our area and was a featured artist at Beaufort Art Association

in 2011. Her exhibit and book, “Hands Across Beaufort” celebrated Beaufort’s history. She and her husband, Russ, live at Bull Point Plantation in Gardens Corner. Patrick Reber, owner

and chef at Great Gardens, is excited to host the exhibit. His wife, the gardener of the family, manages the nursery that is adjacent to the cafe and they both thought that the subject matter would be a great fit and bring the beauty of the outside, in. Trees are important to the Rebers. They chose this location for their restaurant so patrons on their dining deck can enjoy sweeping views of Albergotti Creek framed by live oaks. Great Gardens Cafe is at 3669 Trask Parkway. For more information, contact Great Gardens at 521-1900 or Sandy Dimke at 263-4340.

Submit art for DragonBoat auction Artists, sculptors, photographers, designers: this is a Call for Entries for Dragonheart Art Auction Extravaganza, DragonBoat Beaufort’s October 24 art adventure at ARTworks. The challenge is to

interpret what DragonBoat Beaufort says to you. You may choose to interpret our cancer survivor mission 4

or just the dragon element. You may combine both. Fighting cancer, being defeated by it, beating it; capture our spiritual, emotional, physical and psychological mission in 2D/3D. For more information, visit www. or contact Clare Taylor, art coordinator, at 843522-0200 or clare@tab-lowcountry. com. Entries are due to ARTworks, Beaufort Town Center on Boundary Street, on Wednesday, October 17, between 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Only one entry per artist. Please affix title, name, complete contact info and price to your work. This is the only day entries will be accepted unless special arrangements are requested.

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Dragonheart Art Auction & Party will be Wednesday, October 24, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., featuring Sometimes Later Band, appetizers, cash bar and the DragonBoat Beaufort Boutique. The highlight of the evening will be an exciting art auction limited to 20 artists’ works which will have been juried into the auction. All non-auction art will be hung throughout ARTworks and be for sale at the price specified by the artist. When it comes to pricing, you set the opening bid (or minimum price for those not selected for the auction). Whatever your piece gets, 75% benefits DragonBoat Beaufort’s cancer survivor missions.

ART CLASSES AT ARTLOFTS • Pam Hagan’s Draw What You “See” Class. An intense, condensed course to jump-start your skills. From September 18 to October 9, four Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $200. To register, please contact Pam at 843 252-8346 or email: ArtLofts is located at 208B Carteret St., upstairs, between Wren Bistro and Smart Girls Consignment. • Oil Painting Techniques with Mary Grayson Segars October 16-19, from 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. Cost is $200. Call 838-3299 or email to register. • Smudge Fan Class with Susan Stone Thursday, Sept. 27, from 6-8 p.m. Cost is $20 + materials. Pre-registration required by contacting or 843-441-7493. • Feather Lampshade Class with Susan Stone October 11 from 2 to 4 p.m. or 6-8 p.m. Pre-registration required by contacting or 843-441-7493. • Dream Catcher Class with Susan Stone October 27 from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $30 + materials at ArtLofts. Pre-registration required by contacting or 843441-7493. • Feather Lampshade Class with Susan Stone Saturday, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost is $20 + materials. Preregistration required by contacting or 843441-7493. • Feather Jewelry Class with Susan Stone Thursday, Nov. 29, from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $30 + materials. Pre-registration required by contacting or 843-441-7493.

the spoken word LaShanta Ase will teach an after school spoken word workshop for teens at ARTworks. Class will be held each Thursday starting September 14 through October 25 from 4-5:30 p.m. The stage performance is Friday, October 26. Calling all teens ages 1114 to open your mouth and let the real you speak! LaShanta Ase, performance poet and spoken wordsmith, is hosting a spoken word workshop through the ARTworks afterschool program. This class is designed for full immersion into the dynamic art of spoken word. It will explore performance techniques and various spoken word artists’ styles. Students will learn how to connect with their inner poet, develop their own personal performance style, and bring their voice to the stage! LaShanta Ase has performed throughout the US and abroad. She is a Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts trained teaching artist and an approved artist of the South Carolina Arts Commission. For more information or to enroll call ARTworks at 843-379-2787 or visit To learn more about LaShanta Ase, visit www.

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Owner (and baker) of Sweet Vivi’s, Ohio native Vivi Verity got the first “taste” of her future in her grandmother’s kitchen. Vivi says, “My grandmother’s bottomless cookie jar of oatmeal raisin cookies probably got this whole thing started! It gave me a life long love of cookies.” Today Vivi spends her days baking cookies, whoopie pies, cupcakes and cakes under the Sweet Vivi logo with her main client Lowcountry Produce but she also does a lot of special orders, birthday parties, weddings and baby showers. “I love providing for Lowcountry Produce and I also love getting a challenge from a personal order, like when someone calls in with a request that I get to research and create,” said Vivi. “I also love my customers, they pump me up when they write nice things on my Facebook page!” Adding, “I’m honestly surprised at how popular my goods are, I mean, I like them but am so honored and excited that other people do too. There’s nothing better than hearing ‘I looooove your red velvet cupcake.’ Or ‘I need a Sweet Vivi cookie!’ Or even just seeing a kid’s face light up while looking in the case. I feel I’m lucky that I turned something that I love to do into a business. Doesn’t always work out

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that way. I have had a lot of help from my parents and friends in many capacities and I thank them VERY much!” After attending the School of Culinary Arts in Atlanta, Vivi decided to launch her business two and a half years ago, first at the Farmers Market and City Java with a simple philosophy: “To make fresh, old fashioned, homemade, mostly all natural, just yummy baked goods,” she said. Apparently her approach worked and sales took off immediately as everyone seemed to love her baked goods, including the vendor next to her at the Farmers Market. Vivi said, “It was at the Habersham Farmers Market where I met Dwight Garrett Sr. We sold our items next to each other and became friends. (Actually I let him borrow my tablecloth because his table

was so bare, then he got fresh blackberry juice all over it and it was ruined! Ha, ha!) He kept telling me about how his son Noel was going to open a store in downtown Beaufort and he would love to carry my goods. I never believed that the samples ever made it to Noel because Dwight had quite the sweet tooth! Turns out they did and that’s why I’m lucky enough to be in Lowcountry Produce. I deliver freshly made cupcakes everyday there, except Sunday. Usually I try to deliver at least four flavors at a time. I deliver cookies when they need them, and whoopie pies when I have time to bake them. Before LCP, it really would be on an order by order basis. I will be delivering Red Velvet Cupcakes on Wednesdays and Fridays because they seem to be very popular! Mini cupcakes are my best sellers, of course, as well as my iced molasses cookies” In the fall, Vivi will be expanding to Hilton Head when a new Lowcountry Produce opens in Sea Pines. Vivi fell in love with Beaufort as a young girl when she visited her grandparents Bill and Peggy Verity, who retired here in the 80’s. Says Vivi, “I love the beauty of Beaufort, first and foremost. The river, the marsh, the Spanish moss, the salty air ... I make sure I enjoy it every day and don’t take

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Beaufort welcomes new medical students Roland Gardner, CEO of the Beaufort-Jasper-Hampton Comprehensive Health Services, hosted a welcome reception at Saltus this past weekend for the incoming medical Class of 2015 from A.T. Still University. Roland said, “We are very excited that this new class of students has chosen beautiful South Carolina as the location to bring their families to live for the next three years! We welcome Anthony, Matthew, Megan, Pete, Kara, Nadia, Jeff and Travis to our BJH family and the great town of Beaufort.” Here are some pics for you.

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Social events are bountiful this fall, so take your pick By Lanier Laney Some of these popular events will sell out ahead of time, so if you plan to have out of town guests come for a visit, be sure and buy tickets ASAP.

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• Ghost Tours When: October 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28. Where: Walking tours begin at 6:50 p.m. and leave every 20 minutes from Cannon Park (across the street from 611 Bay Street). Each tour lasts approximately one hour. What: The Exchange Club of Beaufort’s 20th Annual Beaufort Ghost Tours. Take a carriage ride or walking tour through Beaufort’s historic district while listening to costumed storytellers tell haunting tales of the area. One of the oldest ghosts in America is said to live in “the Castle,” a 19th century renovated estate located on the Point. Details: Carriage Tours are $20 per adult, $10 per child ages 3-11. Carriage tours leave every 20 minutes between 6:30 and 8 p.m. from the parking lot at 1006 Bay Street. Each tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Walking Tours are $12 all ages. Get tickets by calling 843.524.4678. All proceeds benefit CAPA.

• 18th Annual Beaufort Shrimp Festival When: Friday, Oct. 5, at 6 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 6, at 8 a.m. for the 5K or 11 a.m. for food and activities. Where: Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, downtown. What: Celebrating local wild caught shrimp. The South Carolina Shrimper’s Association partners with Main Street Beaufort each year to bring awareness to thousands. Restaurants compete for the coveted Silver Cup and bragging rights for best shrimp dish each year. Some festival goers take part in the Shrimp Heading Competition and some children touch their first shrimp in the Shrimp Peeling Competition. Sea Island Rotary organizes the rubber shrimp race each year and live entertainment, a children’s area, craft market, and 5K run round out this popular festival. Details: Call 843-525-6644 or • Festival of the Sea! When: Saturday, Oct. 20, from 12-5 p.m. Where: Paris Avenue in the Old Village of Port Royal. What: ARRRGH! This year it is a Pirate Themed Festival. FREE admission. The 3K Walk the Plank for CODA will kick off the festival. Live music and radio remotes. Enjoy seafood, burgers, BBQ and more, with your favorite cold beverages. Visit the

The Beaufort Shrimp Festival is a tasty good time not to be missed. local shops and check out craft and artisan booths, collector car display, kid activities and much more! Don’t miss this opportunity to visit the Pirates of Port Royal, or become one of them. Bring your eye patch! Details: • Annual Fall ArtWalk When: Saturday, October 20, from 5-8 p.m. Where: The art walk is sponsored by the Guild of Beaufort Galleries. What: Stroll the art center and enjoy the works of local and talented artists. Details: 843-525-8500 or visit the • Bridging Cultures & Generations Through Music When: Saturday, October 20, at 7:30 p.m. Where: Battery Creek High School Performing Arts Center. What: The Charleston Symphony Orchestra Spiritual Ensemble performs. The program includes “Circa 1871, An Ode to the Fisk

University Jubilee Singers,” student singers from two local high schools, presented by ARTworks, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. Details: Tickets $17, students and groups of 10 or more, $12, children under 12, $7. Call 843-379-2787 or visit • Historic Beaufort Foundation’s Fall Festival of Houses and Gardens When: Friday, October 26 through Sunday, October 28. What/Where: During the Fall Festival of Houses and Gardens, visitors are invited to explore Beaufort from a rare vantage point: a selection of private homes, gardens, and plantations normally not open to the public welcome visitors inside. The houses represent three centuries of Beaufort architecture for which the city is justly famous. These self-paced walking tours offer a distinctive opportunity to observe how contemporary lifestyles are lived within the framework of our

NOVEMBER • PaddleFest 2012 
 When: Saturday, November 3, 11 a.m. registration and set up; 1 p.m. Start Time. Where: Hunting Island State Park Lagoon What: Three and 6 mile kayak, canoe, outrigger canoe and paddleboard races which begin and finish in the Lagoon near Parking Lot J. All events will start together. There are categories

(kinds of boats) and divisions (age groups) for everyone! Awards ceremony and cookout will follow the events at Parking Lot J. Details: Register in person at Higher Ground, 2121 Boundary Street, or visit Call 843379-4327 or email higherground@ or visit www. • Music to Your Mouth Culinary Festival 
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ACT scores show little change for seniors Seniors in Beaufort County’s Class of 2012 posted scores on the ACT college entrance exam that matched the state average and changed little from the previous year. The district’s overall average score for 2012 seniors was 19.9, down two-tenths of a point from last year. Statewide, average scores for public school students remained unchanged at 19.9. Only 382 Beaufort County School District 2012 seniors chose to take the ACT, up from 306 three years ago but still less than half the total that take the SAT. Colleges generally accept scores on either test when considering applications for admission.

Since 2009, the number of ACT testtakers in Beaufort County has increased by 25 percent. ACT officials say that a growth in student participation is usually accompanied by a downturn in scores, yet Beaufort County scores have changed little in the past three years. Battery Creek High seniors’ average ACT score for 2012 was 18.2, up from 16.9 last year. Beaufort High’s average was 20.2, down slightly from 20.3. Bluffton High’s average was 21.4, up from 20.1. Hilton Head Island High’s average was 22.2, down slightly from 22.6. Whale Branch Early College High’s initial class of seniors had an average score of 16.3.

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Davon Evans, a pre-kindergarten student in Ms. Smalls’ class at Davis Early Learning Center, received a “Litter Trashes Everyone” T-shirt from Keep Beaufort County Beautiful coordinator Veronica Miller. Davon was up early on a Saturday morning helping his community pick up trash from Stroban Road in Dale.

PARK UNIVERSITY ACADEMIC HONOR LIST Park University has announced the Beaufort Campus Center Academic Honor List for the recently completed Summer 2012 term. Those listed achieved a 3.6 grade point average or higher while carrying at full time academic load. Students on the honor list are: Brian R. Ackerman, Christy L. Anderson, Daniel J. Black, Kenneth B. Blank, Brittany O. Brigham, James D. Canfield, Arthur T. Connolly, Gregory Craft, Megan Davis, Adam M. Dunigan, Ramon Espinosa, Phillip Files, Benjamin Gaffney, Benjamin Judah Green, Patrick J. Griffin, Derrick Hancock, Timothy A. Hodges, Crystal Islas, Bernice Marie Kennedy, Ronald L. Lanoie, Ronald M. Lewis, Katrina L. Light, Stephen W. Ouzts, Gary D. Rowe, Shane E. Sink, Alexandra Siordia, Heather M. Stephens, Kevin J. Strickroth, Scott P. Sylvester, Wilmer Viera, Lucas Warner and Carl J. Woods These full time students are pursuing Bachelor of Science or Associate of Science degrees at the Park University Beaufort Campus Center. 14

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Superintendent Valerie Truesdale said the district’s high school principals would be taking a closer look at Bluffton High’s initiative to improve students’ writing skills. Truesdale also reinforced the need for high school students to take the core courses recommended by both the ACT and SAT. Those courses include four years of English; three or more years of mathematics, including algebra I and II and geometry; three or more years of social studies, including American history and government and world history; and three or more years of natural sciences, such as general, physical and earth science, biology, chemistry and

physics. The ACT is a curriculum-based achievement exam designed to measure the academic skills that are taught in schools and deemed important for success in first-year college courses. The SAT is an implied learning test that measures how students think based on their experiences both in and out of the classroom setting. Truesdale said that Beaufort County students are encouraged to take “practice” SAT and ACT tests — the PSAT for the SAT and the PLAN for the ACT — to see which of the two college entrance exams is a better reflection of their knowledge and academic skills.

Teacher of the Year finalists named at rally The Beaufort County School District named five finalists for its 2012-13 District Teacher of the Year recognition. Current Teacher of the Year Christine Gray from Hilton Head Island High School announced the five finalists’ names to the cheers of more than 2,000 school staff gathered at Bluffton High School for the district’s annual back-toschool rally. The 2012-13 finalists are Amy Fallon, who teaches math and science at Port Royal Elementary School; Hollis Lambert, a seventh-grade English Language Arts teacher at Beaufort Middle School; Erin Reichert, a social studies teacher at Bluffton High School; Angela Stewart, an eighth-grade science teacher at Whale Branch Middle School; and Jennifer Weitekamper, a social studies teacher at Hilton Head Island High School. Superintendent Valerie Truesdale said the purpose of the annual back-to-school rally is to bring all of the district’s school staff together in one place, celebrate key achievements from the previous year and become energized as a district-wide team to kick off the new school year that begins next Monday, August 20. Truesdale also announced a new partnership between the district and Hargray Communications. Truesdale said Hargray had “wrapped” a number of its service vans with photos of Beaufort County students, developed a series of magazine advertisements celebrating the achievements of district schools and students, and announced plans to air television commercials about district students and schools on Hargray

cable TV channels. “Hargray is a proud partner in learning with the Beaufort County School District, and we are thrilled to be able to share that commitment with the community this school year,” said Hargray Marketing Director Eddie Andrews.” The keynote speaker for this year’s back-to-school rally, Pulitzer Prize-nominated author Clifton Taulbert, stressed the importance of educators pulling together as a community of professionals on behalf of children. Taulbert said he grew up in poverty in the Mississippi Delta, and he credited “Ordinary People” with putting him on the path to success. “Thinking that others matter is at the heart of ensuring success for them,” Taulbert said. “This is where we start. I should have failed, but ordinary people stepped up. I mattered to them. And because other people thought I mattered, I eventually began to think that I mattered, too.” Becoming District Teacher of the Year is a three-step process that begins when school-level teachers of the year are selected in April. Those wishing to compete for District Teacher of the Year submit detailed applications by the end of July. In the second step, a selection committee consisting of parents, former educators and community leaders from across Beaufort County reviews the applications and rates them using a numerical scoring system. The five highest-scoring applicants are named as finalists. The panel selects the District Teacher of the Year in September, and that person represents Beaufort County in the South Carolina State Teacher of the Year program.

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Schools greet 20,000 students on first day of classes Nearly 20,000 Beaufort County students began classes for the 2012-13 school year on Monday, many of them taking advantage of new instructional programs across the district. Superintendent Valerie Truesdale said that the menu of instructional choices for Beaufort County students gets broader and more varied every year, particularly in math and science.

“Parents appreciate being able to select academic programs that match their children’s interests and talents,” Truesdale said. Some new instructional choices and learning opportunities available: • Eleven middle and high schools will begin using iPad tablet computers in core course classrooms. • More than 100 students are enrolled

a new military academy option at Robert Smalls Middle School called the Leadership Development Program. Directed by retired U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Francisco Gamez, the program will be aimed at developing leadership skills and personal discipline. • Beaufort Elementary has expanded its popular Montessori program to fourth and fifth grades.

Students at five schools will be greeted by new principals, including: • Chavon Browne, a lifelong Beaufort County resident and an assistant principal at Red Cedar Elementary School for the past three years, is the new principal at Port Royal Elementary. • Corey Murphy, a U.S. Army Reserve captain, will be the new principal at Beaufort High School.

grant. The grant represents a $500 donation from Kinghorn Insurance of Beaufort matched by a $500 grant from The Selective Group Foundation. “ The Matching Grant program allows us to partner with our agents to support the needs of the communities we serve,” said Chuck Musilli, Senior Vice President, Northeast Regional Manager and Agency Development for Patrick Selective. Mazzeo • Congratulations to Patrick Mazzeo, a junior at Beaufort Academy, who has been invited to Chicago this September to participate in the full audition for the Jeopardy! Teen Tournament for Season 29. Good luck, Patrick! • In September, Beaufort Academy, in collaboration with ARTworks, will be offering

two days of instruction by a world renowned acoustical blues artist, Guy Davis. Students will have the benefit of learning and listening to Mr. Davis for two days before he holds a concert on September 29. The concert is open to the public and will be held in the Beaufort Academy Gymnasium.

Campus on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. or on Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost of the entire program is $299, or students can take individual classes that range in cost from $25 to $69 each. For more information, visit • A Basic Computer Application Skills Certificate, which explores more in-depth features and applications than the Basic Computer Understanding Certificate, includes courses in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access and Pursuit of Employment. Students can take these classes individually or sign up for the complete certificate program. The first course starts September 5 and runs through November 5 meeting Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. on the Beaufort Campus. Cost is $715 with an additional $100 book fee. Check the website for details: www. To register or for more information, please call 843-525-8205.

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From left: Garrett Wreden and Jay Taylor from Kinghorn; BA Head of School Julie Corner; and Board Chair Charles Tumlin. BEAUFORT ACADEMY • Kinghorn Insurance of Beaufort and The Selective Group Foundation, the foundation of Selective Insurance Group, Inc., have once again joined forces to support the positive efforts of Beaufort Academy through a $1,000

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Beaufort welcomes live and local radio station Joel Garrett and his radio station, 94.5 The Coast, have joined the Habersham Marketplace and its village of retail, health and wellness services and restaurants. Boasting a “Beach, Soul and Rock-n-Roll” format, 94.5 The Coast is Beaufort’s only locally owned and located station focusing on music of the 60s and 70s, as well as Motown, Soul and Shag/Beach. With goals to play a large role in and be a powerful voice for the community, 94.5 The Coast will offer live remotes and participate in many of Beaufort’s

prominent community events. Garrettt aims to incorporate interviews and special segments with the area’s top business leaders as well as hometown heroes and special characters. “I have always loved Beaufort and moved here to be a part of what I know is an incredibly unique community,” Garrett said.“I plan to showcase people of different backgrounds and experiences and really try to highlight that uniqueness that only Beaufort has in the best possible ways. Whether it’s the homecoming queen, a

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Boys & Girls Club to open Thrift Store

Four retailers — from left, Nan Sutton of Lulu Burgess; Kelsey Cullum of UPS; Michael Gardner of Publix; and Ginger Olszewski of Belk — hosted “Let’s Get Together” on Monday, Aug. 20. The gathering of the North of the Broad businesses, held at Habersham, served as a pre-launch of this year’s United Way of the Lowcountry campaign.

Caring Coins Foundation awards grants Hargray Communications’ Caring Coins Foundation celebrated reaching $2 million in total grants with the announcement of $68,000 in new donations to local charities Monday. The grants were made possible by the generous contributions of Hargray customers who opt to round up their Hargray bills and donate the spare change to the foundation.

“Pennies matter; spare change matters,” Caring Coins Foundation Chairperson Paula Harper-Bethea told the crowd. “Those generous gifts add up quickly, and have a tremendous impact on our community.” Some of the nonprofits that received grants are: • Back Pack Buddies: $3,000 • Community First: $1,000

• Literacy Volunteers of the Lowcountry: $3,000 • Lowcountry Legal Volunteers: $5,500 • Meals on Wheels: $9,000 • NAMI: $3,000 • Pregnancy Center & Clinic of the Lowcountry: $4,000 • Second Helpings: $9,000 • Volunteers in Medicine: $2,500.

in other foodie news Plums Restaurant to host benefit day for American Cancer Society

Plums Restaurant will host a benefit day for the American Cancer Society “Day of Hope,” Monday, August 27, from 11 a.m. to close. The restaurants will donate 10 percent of the day’s proceeds. “Many of us have been affected by cancer in one way or another,” owner Lantz Price stated. “We believe in giving back to our community and being involved in a big way and plan to do all we can to do our part in the fight against cancer.” For more information, visit or contact the American Cancer Society at 843-757-7450.

15 years. She will be the host of “The Breakfast Club with Brandy” 6 -10 a.m. weekdays. Located at 25 B Market St. in the Habersham Marketplace, 94.5 The Coast has an “open door” policy and hopes residents in its surrounding Habersham neighborhood and Beaufort community at large will stop in and share their local news, ideas and events. For more information on the station, call 843-466-1122. The request line is 843-466-2945.

Caroline’s Deli opens in former Sub Station II on Lady’s Island

The former Sub Station 2 on Lady’s Island has been sold to lifetime Beaufortonian and longtime restaurateur John Colquhoun. After years of being unable to work because of arthritis and fibromyalgia, the new owner is glad to be back. The menu/concept has been so successful for 23 years that it will basically remain the same with a few small changes. The restaurant has been completely repainted, the floor buffed and golf prints hang from the walls, so come check it out. Caroline’s Deli is located at 102 Lady’s Island Shopping Center, call 843-525-1520.

The Beaufort Area Boys & Girls Club opened a Thrift Store on Wednesday, August 22 at 1211 Harrington Street in Beaufort. “This is a wonderful opportunity to give our teens the valuable working experience that they need to help build character and strengthen their life skills and at the same time, help support our club financially,” said Kendall Erickson, President of the Beaufort Area Boys & Girls Club. “It’s a win-win opportunity for us with the generous support of donated items from our loyal patrons,” he added. The Boys & Girls Clubs of America is a national organization whose mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need it most, to realize their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. The Beaufort Area Boys & Girls Club was founded in the mid 1980’s by Beaufort residents and currently has 475 registered members with a daily attendance of 170. The Beaufort Club provides a safe and fun place for young people, 6 to 18 years old for afterschool hours and during the summer. “We are asking our community to look through their homes and garages to see what they would like to donate to our Thrift Store,” said Jane Truslow, Thrift Store Manager. The Thrift Store is completely dependent on any and all donations in order to make this business opportunity successful for the Beaufort Area Boys & Girls Club as well as the teens who will be working and/or volunteering there for valuable retail experience. Erickson and Truslow ask that anything the community could possibly donate would be appreciated. Items needed include all types of apparel, furniture (indoor/ outdoor), appliances, bedding, dishware, electronics, housewear, plastics, books, lamps, pictures, computers, lawn and garden items and more. The Thrift Store will be open to receive donations from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For questions, please 379-6350. All donations are tax deductible and they will issue receipts for all merchandise. A grand opening and ribbon cutting is planned for mid- September.

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history with holly: looking back lovingly By Margaret Harvey Thompson

Even today as I drive into Beaufort, I roll my windows down to smell the marsh, the mud, the salt water — I love this place! The place of my fondest memories is our neighborhood “Hundred Pines.” As the fourth of five kids, I remember our home as a center of activity, but I think of our whole neighborhood as our home. Almost every door was open to us, there were few fences, each family had at least three kids to add to the pack and at least one dog. “Honey” and “Sambo” were as much a part of the pack as Margaret and Carroll. The bike ride down Hermitage Road seemed long and the hill up to Fripp Street steep as we daily traveled on our one gear bikes (usually hand-me-downs) from Western Auto. After checking around to see what each house had to offer for lunch, we would also check the water level in the creek to plan our day. We might crab with chicken necks on cotton string as the tide was rising, awaiting the summer high tide which was perfect for jumping off our small rickety dock into the creek. Bogging in the plough mud was best at dead-low tide, and we could either build slip-and-slides or trudge to the mouth of

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the creek to cast-net for shrimp. As the temperature changed in the fall we would look forward to high tide when we could take the wooden boat to Rabbit Island to camp out, and the low tide brought space to explore the edges and banks where we built intricate forts. A bike ride into town involved cutting down North Street, stopping by Pruitt’s store for some penny candy from the baldheaded man who never smiled, carefully cutting across “dangerous” Ribaut Road, and zipping past Beaufort Jr. High School, the court house, the huge old houses and oaks on Bay Street until we arrived breathless at our one big store, Edwards, on the corner of Bay and Charles streets. Sometimes I would have to meet Mom at Dr. Hutchinson’s, the eye doctor, or Dr. Lipsitz, the dentist. Then I followed her

into Schein’s, where I was able to head straight to the back and buy a bottled coke for a dime, or into Wallace and Danner, where I kept my hands off the tiny sock hangers that looked perfect for doll clothes. I actually liked Lipsitz’s because of Lippy the myna bird who loudly called out “Hello” as I entered and hurried back to the elevated kids’ seats to try on shoes. After finishing errands with Mom, I hopped back on my bike, rode the back way by the Piggly Wiggly, past Dad’s office, around First Presbyterian Church, with a final stop at Koth’s before heading home. One of my favorite days was Sunday. After a quick breakfast while fighting over the funnies (comics), hurrying to get to church on time and seeing so many friends, life would slow down as we crossed Boundary Street to the Point for lunch with my grandparents. As we

drove past the Castle and whispered ghost stories, then rounded the corner under the canopy of oaks, we would be reminded of our table manners as we walked up the stairs of Ma-T and Pop’s grand house. High tides at their house meant sitting on the porch enjoying the Beaufort River, counting the number of times the bridge had to open, drinking apple juice with crushed ice and playing gin rummy. After a delicious lunch around a huge table with fine china and silver, we would ask to be excused to go outside and play “acorn man” under the Angel Oak or “here comes the bride” through the flower-lined paths. My memories of growing up in Beaufort are happy, bright and free. Everywhere I went someone would connect me to my family or even to my neighborhood. The place seemed to love me and I loved it back.

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the home chef ... on fresh, fast salmon By Harlene Deane Salmon has always been a favorite in the Deane household. This recipe has been made so many times, the page it’s printed on in Emeril’s “Prime Time” is literally falling out of the cook book. Pan-Seared Salmon with Black Bean Relish Ingredients

4 cups black beans, drained and rinsed 2 cups cooked corn kernels* 1/2 cup finely chopped red bell peppers 1/2 cup minced green onion (white and green parts) 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic 4 teaspoons minced jalapeno 1/3 cup chopped cilantro 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 3/4 teaspoons salt 1/4 teaspoon cayenne Six 6-ounce salmon fillets 1 tablespoon Emeril’s Original Essence* 3 tablespoons canola oil

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lunch bunch Where can you eat excellent wings, juicy burgers and delicious pub fare?


By Tess Malijenovsky

Perhaps best known for its great drink specials and being one of the only locations in Beaufort with pool tables, Rosie O’Grady’s also features a menu of hot meals — from chicken wings and salads to Reubens and Philly cheese steak sandwiches. The Lunch Bunch troop gathered at this Irish-style establishment in Beaufort Town Center that has been owned for seven years by Michael and Leslie XXX? To begin with, Leslie recommended we try Rosie’s Buffalo Sampler Platter ($16.95). The platter was packed with a great variety of appetizers to sample including chicken tenders, hot wings, conch fritters, cheese sticks, southwest egg rolls, onion rings, served with a sweet Asian pepper sauce and Horsey sauce. I loved the wings, which were just the right amount of glazed and crispy. Kim was also a fan of the wings and ordered six jumbo chicken wings prepared with the Jamaican rub ($6.95). Rosie’s wings, claiming to be “the best dead chicken arms in town,” can be cooked one of eight ways: Jamaican Jerk, Teriyaki glaze, Jim Beam BBQ, Franks Hot wings, Szechwan, Orange Wasabi,

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Classic Beaufort burger with crinkle fries.

Rosie O’s Philly Cheese Steak.

Lemon Pepper, Garlic Butter, Honey Mustard and Habanera (Friggin’ Hot). Elizabeth chose one of the signature burgers — the Beaufort burger, an 8-ounce seasoned ground beef burger served with lettuce and tomato on a toasted Kaiser roll. She added blue cheese and jalapenos for kicks. David also ordered one of the signature burgers, Rosie’s Philly Cheezburger. His

6-ounce beef patty was topped with an additional four ounces of Philly meat, grilled onions and peppers, provolone cheese and Rosie’s famous Yum Yum sauce. If you come with an appetite, this is a nice looking burger you can’t find anywhere else in town. Buck ordered Rosie O’s Philly Cheese Steak, eight ounces of Philly Meat with grilled peppers and onions, Yum Yum

“kid Friendly” “accommodate Large parties” “graduating marines eat Free” “open seven days a Week” “catering available”

STEAMERS QUICK PICK LUNCH MENU Offered from 11:30 am to 3 pm Monday thru Friday (Not available for Takeout or discount cards).

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Sliced turkey on your choice of bread with American cheese, lettuce, tomato, mayo and hot seasoned fries

sauce with melted provolone. Leslie recommended I try their fish and chips. My battered and fried grouper fillet was an impressively massive fillet. Even better it was piping hot and extremely moist, all-in-all wonderfully cooked. All of our lunches were served with delicious crinkle fries and we all agreed, “There’s just something good ol’ fashion American about a crinkle fry.” So next time you and your buddies are thinking about rounding up for a few pints and a game of pool, don’t pass up lunch at Rosie O’Grady’s! The restaurant and bar is located at 2127 Boundary Street in Beaufort Town Center and is open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., Monday through Saturday, and noon to 2 a.m. on Sundays. Call 843-379-7676.

“available for private parties” “Where the locals go on Lady’s island” “been a beaufort institution for over 30 years”


The original Steamers pub a Lady’s Island local favorite.

monday nighT $9.95 Fried Shrimp basket with fries, hush puppies and slaw

Tuesdays Come Join Angel and gang for Corn Hole Tournament with Cha Cha $1.50 PBR drafts and our $6.95 Burger Night Wednesdays Come Join Wanda for $2.00 House Vodka’s, $2.00 Miller lite bottles And our Fried chicken baskets Thursdays ARE YOU READY FOR SOME COLLEGE BALL $1.50 PBR drafts , Buy one wing appetizer get the second for ½ price(pub only) Fridays Only the best karaoke on Lady’s Island and the place to be seen and heard every Friday Steve the karaoke guy from 8pm to midnight

Tuesday nighT $6.95 Burger, choice of cheese and sautéed onions & mushrooms &fries Wednesday nighT Due to popular demand $8.95 Fried Chicken Basket with fries and slaw Thursday nighT $12.95 lb of U Peel um steamed shrimp

Tuesdays thru Friday from 4pm to ?

don’t forget the pub is available for your private party or event on saturdays. We cater or you can bring in your own food (Fee charged)


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You know I don’t ever think about having a bottle of red wine ... unless I see one. Then it’s on. Before I know it, I’m savoring its fruity goodness, its terroir-soaked silkiness, and its warm fuzzy afterglow. All I have to do is spy a classy gold-leafed framed picture of some foofoo chateau in faraway fancy France and my mouth is watering. Other times it’s a quirky funny oddball label that catches my eye — like “Fat Bastard,” “Horse’s Ass” (yes, this a real wine), or “Plunger Head.” They bring a smile to my face and make me want to find out more about these eccentric wine makers who dare to put all their time and money into these bottles and at the same time risk turning off their potential customers with their snarky off-kilter wit. They should probably consider themselves lucky their investors don’t have them committed. Other times I’m amused when a red-wine label tries to capture a lady’s less ladylike feelings with wines like “Bitch” and “Mommy’s Time Out.” “Their names alone are enough to make

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from$ around into the business, and $ 97 1.75lt 897of good Chilean 9 $16.99wine expanded. At one point, exports these wines into the 1 3 2 were S e a the I s l athird n d P largest a r k w a yimported . 5 2 2 - 3 7group 00 United States, now fourth behind Australia. In 1994, Chile defined four viticultural regions — Atacama, Coquimbo, Aconcaqua and the Central Valle. The climate in these regions is temperate, comparing closely to California and Bordeaux, with summer temperatures averaging at 59 to 64 degrees Fahrenheit. Potential high temperatures are 86 degrees. Chilean wine laws were passed in 1995, and are closer to those of the United States than France or Europe. Wines are required to be 75 percent of the named grape if the wine is to be drunk in Chile, 85 percent for exported wines. Also, the wine must be at least 85 percent from the designated vintage and, if a specific region is claimed, the grapes must be at least 85 percent from that region. The term”reserve,” like in the United States, has no legal meaning. More than 20 grape varieties are grown in Chile. Some Spanish and some French. Chilean wine makers have been developing an easy drinking style for their wines. Soft tannins for their reds, mild acidity and oak in their whites. Toward the end of the twentieth century, as Chilean wines were growing in popularity around the world, tasters began to doubt the authenticity of some of their wines that were labeled as Merlot. Ampelographers (grape variety specialists) found that most of the vines that were thought to be Merlot were in fact Carmenere, an ancient Bordeaux variety that was thought to be extinct. (They also found that the Sauvignon Blanc vines were mostly not, but a mutated cross of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon.) And that takes us to this week’s grape — Carmenere. Or the red one, at least. Carmenere (car-men-nair) was originally planted in the Medoc part of the Bordeaux region of France. It is a member of the Cabernet family who’s name comes from the French “carmin” for crimson. That means it’s safe to guess that its wines are dark, crimson red in color. In Chile, this variety has found a

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Well, this week we have our work cut out for us. But fun work. We’re going to do two wines — one red and one white. Both new, from the same winery, and from Chile. It’s been a really long time since we tasted any anything from Chile, but fun, fun, fun! Not work. Of course, we’re going to do our history lesson first. As we go through it, though, I for one have my glass right next to me. Maybe you do too? Chilean wine history started about 1554 when Spanish conquistadors and missionaries brought “vitis vinifera” vines with them to the country. Probably, these vines did not come from Europe, but from Peru. (Peru was “visited” by the Spanish before Chile.) And, probably, they were the “common black grape,” the ancestor to the Pais variety that became widely grown in South America. Until the 21 Century, Pais was the most widely planted Chilean grape. The original vineyards were tended by Jesuit priests who used their wines for Church services. By the end of the sixteenth century, Chilean history records not only Pais, but Muscatel, Torontel, Albilho and Mollar varieties were planted in Chile. From the very beginning, the Chilean wine industry was handicapped by Spanish laws. The bulk of the wine drunk in Chile had to be bought from Spain and, in 1641, wine imports from Chile into Spain were banned. With no viable market to sell their wines to the Chilean industry turned to making Pisco, a local brandy, and some aguardiente, a distilled sugar liquor. The Chileans went so far as to try shipping some of their wine to Peru, but when Englishman Sir Francis Drake captured one of their shipments, the Spanish government responded by ordering Chile to tear out its vineyards. In the 18th century, Chile made mostly sweeter style wines from Pais and Muscatel grapes. Over the years, response to these wines ran good and bad, more bad, and awful. But, despite their political link to Spain, Chilean vineyard owners were influenced by their trips to France. The grapes from Bordeaux in particular were imported into Chile as well as French barrels, French wine makers and French tastes. When the phylloxera louse invaded the vineyards of France, and the rest of Europe, many immigrants came to Chile to work in the vineyards there. In the 20th century, political instability, government regulations and high taxes all slowed the growth of the Chilean wine industry again. Before the 1980’s, most of Chilean wine was considered to be poor quality and was drunk locally. But, word spread of the good Chilean growing conditions, outside investors

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me want to take them home with me,” said a gal pal of mine. Adding, “I like a bottle that sends a not-so-subtle message to my ‘water on the brain’ husband — Put down that Terry fishing pole and help Sweeney me with these rotten kids or I’m outta here!” Ah, red wine. A friend when I’m in need, but a “friend indeed?” Not so much around 4 a.m., when I inexplicably sit up in bed, wide awake, dehydrated, heart beating like I’m ready to run a marathon, or simply run myself ragged making an endless mental todo list instead of sleeping like the rest of the world. In the early morning pre-darkness, I’m wondering, “What was I thinking drinking all that red wine when I knew this was going to happen?” Is it the sulfates? Is it the sugar? Or is it a fact that I’m some kind of out-of-control lush bucket who loves to

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home, much like Malbec did in Argentina, where the soil and climate are more than friendly to it. Its wines are medium bodied, deep red in color with aromas of red fruits, spices and berries and tannins that are gentler and softer than in Cabernet Sauvignon. When a wine is made completely from ripe Carmenere grapes it has a cherrylike fruit flavor with smoke, spice and earthy notes and, possibly, some chocolate, tobacco and leather. These wines are best drunk fairly young. When you look at Carmenere grapes on the vine, it is easy to see why they were thought to be Merlot for so long. Each variety of grape has its own grape leaf shape and cone shape that the grapes clusters form as they grow. Merlot and Carmenere leaves are very similar, although there are noticeable differences in their cones. It was the close leaf similarity that caused the mistaken identity. On a personal note, the “discovery” of Carmenere’s existence in Chile has happened during my time in the wine business. Just like when you go to Napa during a harvest, you always remember the information on that particular vintage. A glass of Carmenere is always special to me. Anyhow, our Carmenere wine comes from Calina. This winery is located in the foothills of the Maule Valley in Chile. This valley in one of four sub-regions in the Valle Central. The harvest of the grapes for this wine in done by hand. After a three day cold soak to extract the soft tannins, the deep color and the flavors, the juice is fermented and then aged in French and American barrels. The 2010 Carmenere is a dark, inky color with intense aromas of black cherries, fresh berries, spice and fresh herbs. The layered soft tannins support the opulent fruit flavors. The wine is 100% Carmenere. And, as promised, we have a second wine, the Calina Chardonnay. These grapes are also hand picked and sorted, crushed as whole clusters, and then fermented sixty percent in French and American barrels and forty percent in stainless steel. Malolactic fermentation brings out a creamy texture in the wine that is full of citrus, peach, melon and tropical fruit flavors with an underlying minerality. A bit of oak lingers in the long finish. So, there they are, our two Chilean wines for this week. Both spectacular, really, really good examples of what these grapes from this country can be. And both of them above and beyond in what they deliver. But, there’s always the question of price. Good news, though. They’re both $8.99. Part of the residual effect of Chile’s long-suffering wine industry? Maybe. But at least now we know there are still great wines at great prices. Enjoy.

sip the night away without a shred of selfcontrol or foresight? Nah, it’s the sulfates. Maybe there should be a Wee Hours Red Wine Club that meets, well, in the wee hours! That way people like me (and maybe you) can get up and text each other. Me:“Hey Cathy? You up?” Cathy:”What do you think?” Me:”I’ve got so much energy right now I’m ready to get up and start training for the 2016 Olympics in Rio.” Cathy: “That damn Barefoot Merlot kicked my butt again.” Me: “Tell me about it. I feel like an Alexander Valley Cab ran me over in my bed and left me staring up at my ceiling and talking to myself.” Cathy:“That’s it. I’m off red wine.” Me: “Me too! That red devil can put someone else through this toss and turn torture.” We both definitely decide, enough is enough. I stay far from the red wine aisle at the supermarket for the next week. And whaddya know? I’m on the treadmill, deep cleaning my oven, and I’m even considering opening the large scary bag in my closet with all the receipts in it from 2011 and actually

doing my taxes before the night before my extension is up. I don’t do it. But I am “considering” it — that’s real progress. I can’t believe how well I’m functioning; maybe because I’m sleeping like normal, non-red wine drinking people do. But then a day comes along when, quite by accident, I spot a bottle of red wine in my peripheral vision that crooks its finger at me and invites me to open it up and taste its full red palate of smoky spices and luscious berries and inhale its heavy aroma of sage and leather. I give in, of course, and before I know it I’m listening to Brazilian samba and floating around my house on a cushy purple cloud. Eventually I’m off to bed and to dreamland.“That was wonderful,” I sigh as I drift off ... and then awaken.“Ah! Is it 8 a.m. already?” I say checking the time. “2:30???!!” Surprise! I’m up and WIDE AWAKE. I quietly text my red-wine loving friend in the total darkness.“Cathy?.....” Her reply is all too swift:“Yeah, me too.” Cheers! P.S.: Inexplicably, the words “chipotle mayonnaise” appeared out of nowhere on the printed version of my prawn recipe last week. Please ignore. It’s a marinade, not a mayonnaise and there’s no chipotle in it!

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dining guide

A listing of local restaurants in northern Beaufort County:Your resource for where to eat AMATA THAI FUSION: 2127 Boundary Street, Beaufort Town Center; 843-379-9197; L.D. ATHENIAN GARDENS: 950 Ribaut

Road, Beaufort; 379-9222; Greek; L.D.



Q ON BAY: 822 Bay St., Beaufort; 524-7771; Barbecue, Southern cooking;L.D. RED ROOSTER CAFE: 1210 Ribaut Road, Beaufort; 379-2253; B.L.D. RYAN’S FAMOUS PIZZA & SUBS:


14 Savannah Highway, Shell Point Plaza, Beaufort; 379-3479; L.D.

Port Royal, SC 29935; 525-9824; L.D.

BARBARA JEANS RESTAURANT & BAR: 47 Ferry Road, Lady’s Island; 524-

SAKE HOUSE: 274 Robert Smalls

Parkway; Beaufort; 379-5888; Japanese; L.D.

2400; Home-style Southern; B.L.D.

SAN JOSE: 5 Sams Point Road, Lady’s Island, 524-4001, and 2149 Boundary St., Beaufort, 524-5016; Mexican; L.D.

BELLA LUNA: 859 Sea Island Parkway,

St. Helena Island; 838-3188; Italian; B.L.D.


SALTUS RIVER GRILL: 802 Bay St., Beaufort; 379-3474; Seafood, upscale; L.D.

Corners, 1 Merchant Lane, Lady’s Island; 524-8779; Soups, salads, ice cream; B.L.D.


SAND DOLLAR TAVERN: 1634 Sea Island Parkway, St. Helena Island; 838-3151; L.D.

BIG JOE’S BAR-B-Q: 760 Parris Island

SANDBAR & GRILL: 41B Robert Smalls Parkway, Beaufort; 524-3663; L.D.

9 Market, Habersham Marketplace; Mexican; 644-1925; L.D. Gateway, Beaufort; 770-0711; L.D.


Scott St., Beaufort; 524-4330; B.L.

BLUE DOG CAFE: 736 Sea Island Parkway, St. Helena Island, inside The Lowcountry Store; 838-4646; L.


1760 Sea Island Parkway, St. Helena Island; 838-0821; D.

BREAKWATER RESTAURANT & BAR: 203 Carteret St., Beaufort; 379-0052;

Upscale dining, tapas; D.


Boundary St., Beaufort; 379-5232; Salads, sandwiches, appetizers, sports bar; L.D.


Ribaut Road, Beaufort; 379-2122; L.

CAROLINA WINGS & RIB HOUSE: 1714 Ribaut Road, Port Royal;

379-5959; Wings, ribs, sports bar; L.D.

CAROLINE’S DELI: 102 Lady’s Island Shopping Center, Lady’s Island; 843-5251520; L. CAT ISLAND GRILL & PUB: 8

Waveland Ave., Cat Island; 524-4653; Steaks, seafood, pasta, burgers, more; L.D.

DOCKSIDE RESTAURANT: 1699 11th St. W, Port Royal; 524-7433; Seafood; D. EMILY’S TAPAS BAR: 906 Port Republic St., Beaufort; 522.1866; D.

Cat Island Grill & Pub is located in the Sanctuary Golf Club at 8 Waveland Ave., Cat Island. They are open Mondays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., TuesdaysSaturdays 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sundays 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 843-524-golf (4653).

GRIFFIN MARKET: 403 Carteret St., Beaufort; 524-0240; Authentic Italian; L.D.

LOWCOUNTRY PRODUCE & CAFE: 302 Carteret St.; Beaufort; 3221900; B.L.


Healthy home-cooked meals delivered to your door weekly; D.

GREAT GARDENS CAFE: 3669 Trask Parkway, Beaufort; 521-1900; L.

HAROLD’S COUNTRY CLUB BAR & GRILL: Highway 17-A & Highway 21, Yemassee; 589-4360; Steaks, wings; L.D.

HEMINGWAY’S BISTRO: 920 Bay St., Beaufort; 521-4480; bar & grill; L.D.

HOUSE OF TOKYO: 330 Robert

Smalls Parkway, Beaufort; 521-9011; Japanese; L.D.

LUTHER’S RARE & WELL DONE: 910 Bay St., Beaufort; 521-1888; L.D.


Market, Habersham; 379-1719; L.D.


Congress Street, Beaufort; 524-1961; B.L.


Beaufort Town Center; 379-3009; Sub sandwiches; L.D.



KOOKY MOOKY’S: 101 Scott St.,

Beaufort; 521-4445; L.D.

Beaufort; 470-0188; Ice cream and sandwich cafe; B.L.


Road, Beaufort; 379-0174; B.L.


Port Royal; 522-1222; Steaks, salads; L.D.

NIPPY’S: 310 West St., Beaufort; Seafood, burgers; 379-8555; L.D. PALM & MOON BAGEL COMPANY: 221 Scott St., Beaufort; 3799300; B.L.

PANINI’S CAFE: 926 Bay St., Beaufort;


FUJI RESTAURANT: 97 Sea Island Parkway, Hamilton Village, Lady’s Island; 524-2662; Japanese steak house; L.D.

LADY’S ISLAND COUNTRY CLUB: 139 Francis Marion Circle, Lady’s

PIACE PIZZA: 5-B Market, Habersham,

FUMIKO SUSHI: 14 Savannah Highway, Beaufort; 524-0918; L.D.

LA NOPALERA: 1220 Ribaut Road,

PIZZA INN: 2121 Boundary St., Beaufort Town Center, Beaufort; 379-8646; L.D.

LOS AMIGOS: 14 Savannah Highway;

PLUMS: 904 1/2 Bay St., Beaufort; 5251946; Sandwiches, seafood, live music;L.D.

Beaufort; 838-9300; Seafood, steaks; L.D.


Island; 522-9700; L.D.

Beaufort; 521-4882; Mexican; L.D.

Beaufort; 470-1100; Mexican; L.D.

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STEAMER: 168 Sea Island Parkway; Lady’s Island; 522-0210; L.D.

Royal; 379-8383; Thai cuisine; L.D.

SUZARA’S KITCHEN: Newcastle Square, Beaufort; 379-2160; B, L.

SWEETGRASS: 100 Marine Drive, Dataw Island; 838-2151; L.D.

UPPER CRUST: 97 Sea Island Parkway, Lady’s Island; 521-1999; L.D.

WEEZIE’S CRAB SHACK: 1634 Sea Island Parkway, St. Helena Island; 838-2197; Seafood, burgers; L.D. WREN: 210 Carteret St., Beaufort; 5249463; Local seafood, steaks, pasta; L.D. YES! THAI INDEED: 1911 Boundary St., Beaufort; 986-1185; L.D.

379-0300; Italian, wood-fired pizzas; L.D.

2001 Boundary St., Beaufort; 379-9601; Buffet-style Southern cooking; B.L.D.

Island Parkway, Lady’s Island; 524-3122; L.


809 Port Republic St., at The Beaufort Inn, Beaufort; 379-0555; L.D.

SUWAN THAI: 1638 Paris Ave., Port


JIMMY JOHN’S: 2015 Boundary St.,

SHRIMP SHACK: 1929 Sea Island Parkway, St. Helena Island; 838-2962; L.


Helena Island; 838-2330; L. Beaufort; 522-8883; Chinese and Japanese cuisine; L.D.

St., Beaufort; 379-9061; B.L.

Beaufort; 379-0798; Sandwiches, soups; L.

Ribaut Road, Beaufort; 524-8766; L.D.

JADE GARDEN: 2317 Boundary St.,

SHOOFLY KITCHEN: 1209 Boundary

SUSHI SAKANA: 860 Parris Island Gateway, Port Royal; 379-5300; L.D.


2141 Sea Island Parkway, Harbor Island; 838-4166; L.D.

GILLIGANS: 2601 Boundary St.,

SGT. WHITE’S: 1908 Boundary St.;

Beaufort; 522-2029; Southern cooking; L.D.

FOOLISH FROG: 846 Sea Island

Parkway, St. Helena Island; 838-9300; L.D.

SEA ISLAND PIZZA: 136 Sea Island Pkwy, Beaufort; 522-1212; L.D.

PAPAYA THAI AND SUSHI: 1001 Boundary St., Suite D, Beaufort; 379-9099; L.D. Beaufort; 379-3287; L.D.

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Stay busy and entertained with themed crossword puzzles and Sudoku THEME: THE SIXTIES Across 1. Like a tasteless remark 6. Precedes Nov. 9. Wood file 13. Slow in music 14. _____ Beta Kappa 15. Historic 66 16. One with a healthy appetite is often called a good _____ 17. Even, to a poet 18. Relating to sight 19. *Author of the “The Feminine Mystique” 21. *Woodstock site 23. Mammoth excavation site, e.g. 24. Youngster 25. *____ and Dean 28. Opposite of talker? 30. Ultimate goal 35. _ ___ course, as in college 37. The Colosseum today, e.g. 39. Dispute 40. Canceled 41. Formed a curve 43. Bone in human forearm 44. Incompetent 46. Southern stew staple 47. Wild swine 48. Type of killer 50. Ness, e.g. 52. Like dry humor 53. *Suze Rotolo to Bob Dylan 55. Accidental happening 57. Light quality 61. *First man in space 65. “_ ____ dandy” 66. Parishioner’s seat 68. Tenth to sophomore 69. City in Belgium 70. “___ Which Way You Can” 71. It’s often changed in a car, pl. 72. Lad’s counterpart 73. Short for Leonard 74. _____ Park, CO

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Learn about canine behavior with Tracie Korol 10 HEALING HERBS FOR HOUNDS AND HUMANS

#7: Calendula, Herb of the Year, 2008 Juliette de Bairacli, author of the book “The Complete Herbal Handbook For The Dog and Cat” and founder of the Natural Rearing Movement, considered Calendula an important tonic and heart medicine. From her “Complete Herbal Handbook for the Farm and Stable,” she states, “The flowers possess important restorative powers over the arteries and veins, and thus are much fed by the Arabs to their racing horses. The flowers are fed also to make miserable and fretting animals cheerful.” Beyond fancy race horse chow, calendula also makes for a cheerful perennial in your garden and is prized by herbalists for its versatile benefits. Calendula officinalis, also known as pot marigold, has bright yellow, orange, or redorange flowers first to arrive in the spring and often the last to leave in the fall. It is among the first herbs to consider in minor first aid situations. A broad array of medicinal compounds in the flowers of the plant, including various essential oils, flavonoids, saponins, triterpene alcohols, carotenes and others, combine to help speed cell reproduction and inhibit bacteria and fungi at the site


Facts, observations and musings about Our Best Friends

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of injury. For minor cuts, insect bites, abrasions, or post-surgical incisions, calendula salve will bring quick, soothing relief to pain and swelling, while lending wound-healing, antimicrobial properties to the body’s healing effort. It is often found in ointments for diaper rash, gentle enough for a baby’s bottom. During the summers in Vermont, I would harvest the plants and prepare calendula ointment for use on the paws of the dogs in the mushing community come winter time. The mushers I worked with were professional, working dogs that by starry night happily toured resort visitors though waist-deep snow. By day, they rested, lounged, played, ate heartily and had their paws massaged with calendula

cream. We never had a problem among the 176 paws that did tough duty daily nor did our hands chap exposed as they were all through the season. I made a lot of good dog friends those winters; big, gnarly mushing dogs become real goobers when you massage their paws. Infusions of the flowers are effective as a soothing and healing skin wash for various forms of inflammatory dermatitis, too, such as fleabites, poison ivy, eczema, or sunburn or external ear irritation. A calendula herbal flush will help keep your dog’s ears free of discharge and reduce irritation. Use it once or twice daily and you can eliminate ear goo without chemicals. The antimicrobial and astringent nature of this plant also make it useful for treating

burns as well — that would be more for people, I hope. Calendula has an exceptional safety record and is recommended for dogs of all ages. However, in one study, calendula may have triggered miscarriages in pregnant rats so there is a caution against feeding calendula to pregnant dogs in the early weeks. However, if your yard is overtaken with the cheerful orange flowers, know that you can add the blossoms, teas or hydrosols to your dog’s food with no ill effects. Calendula has been shown to improve digestion, treat colitis and other chronic gut problems as well as prevent yeast or fungal overgrowths. In addition, animal studies have shown that the saponin constituents in calendula may possess antitumor activities. Dampen your dog’s toothbrush with calendula tea or wrap gauze around your finger, soak it, and massage your dog’s gums to fight gum disease and mouth irritations. Apply calendula salve to any cut, scrape, bite or other injury and remember to treat your dog friends to a calendula pad massage after a run on the hot sand at the beach.

pet-related events Beaufort Dog presents ‘Bark to School’ events

Beaufort Dog presents “Bark to School” events at their downtown location. As former educators and present behaviorists, owners Jason and Kelley Blackston use many of the techniques they learned working in college as YMCA directors and in the public school system as educators to enhance doggie day care procedures at Beaufort Dog. “In addition to providing top notch socialization and safety, we have implemented check in and out procedures where owners can drive up without ever having to get out of their car.” “We have also created inside and outside play groups including agility courses and a dog water park area. We have a lot of fun.” Owners are encouraged to drop by anytime to check out Bark to School. At doggie day care, dogs not only become more socialized and learn manners, they are healthier. They get much-needed mental stimulation that provides for a happier, longer-living dog. In addition, dogs are able to get energy out and become better behaved and more focused. Owners enjoy the benefits of having a well-balanced dog without having to spend excessive time on behavior and exercise. In addition, Beaufort Dog offers on site grooming, training, and vet services offered while dogs are at day care. Find out more about Beaufort Dog at their Facebook page, online at www., or by calling 812-5394.

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what to do Sunset and Tapas event raises money for Habitat

Sunset and Tapas will be held to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity on August 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Beaufort Yacht Club. Entertainment provided by Amanda Brewer. Tickets are $35 and include hors d’oeuvres, a wine/beer ticket, entertainment and a beautiful sunset. A silent auction includes a week at the Inn at Aspen, 65’ yacht voyage to Hilton Head and dinner at the SC Yacht Club, rounds of golf, unique handcrafted items, and more. Tickets can be purchased by contacting Habitat at 5223500 or Ryan@LowcountryHabitat. org. The home is being sponsored by Cat Island and Royal Pines neighborhoods.

Beaufort Dog to hold microchipping clinics

Beaufort Dog in conjunction with Dr. Brianne Hibl will be holding a microchipping clinic this Saturday, August 25 from 10 a.m.- noon in Habersham (24 Market Street) and 1-3 p.m. at the downtown location, 1307 Boundary Street. Cost is $25 per animal. Other vaccines available as well. Call 812-5394 for more details.

Plaza Stadium Theater Fri. 8/24 – Thurs, 8/30 The Campaign “R” Showing DAILY 2:05-4:05-7:05-9:05 The Expendables “R” Showing DAILY 2:05-4:15-7:05-9:05 Hope Springs “PG13” Showing DAILY 2:00-4:00-7:00-9:00 Bourne Legacy “PG13” Showing DAILY 2:00-4:30-7:00-9:15 Sparkle “PG13” Showing DAILY 2:00-4:15-7:00-9:10 41 Robert Smalls Pkwy, Beaufort (843) 986-5806 For 39 years LVL has been equipping adults with the reading, writing, speaking, and math skills they need to succeed in the family, the workplace, and the community.

All items free at church’s S.C. Bar to present Freely Give Market ‘Legal Lessons’ at TCL Women’s Fellowship Ministry will host the Freely Give Market on Saturday, August 25 from 8 a.m. to noon at Life House Church, 40 Faith Station Road, Beaufort, 29906. Free clothes, shoes, school supplies and more. Nothing is for sale, everything is free. First come, first to receive. New and gently used items available and accepted for donation for the entire family! Free food, games, fun and more! Jesus said, “... freely ye have received, freely give.” (Matthew 10:8). Life House Church is led by Pastor Dr. Carlos and Minister Marie Williams. For more information, call 843-3799673 or visit

August events continue at Beaufort library

• “Hunger Games” movie party. Saturday, August 25 at 2 p.m. at the Beaufort Branch Library. See a free screening of the “Hunger Games” (PG13). Popcorn and soda are provided at no charge. All ages welcome. • Medicare and You information sessions. Monday, August 27, 1 to 3 p.m. and Tuesday, August 28, 1 to 3 p.m. • Inspirational Book Club. Wednesday, August 31, at 3 p.m. Join the Inspirational Book Club for a book discussion of “Home Front” by Kristin Hannah. For questions regarding the events, please contact Amanda Brewer at 2556439 or by email at

Literacy Volunteers adult classes begin

Literacy Volunteers of the Lowcountry’s adult classes begin Tuesday, September 4. Evening and daytime programs available include ESOL, pre-GED, citizenship preparation and basic literacy tutoring. The student registration fee is $40. Scholarships are available. For schedules, call 525-6658 in Beaufort; 815-6616 in Bluffton; or visit www.

The S.C. Bar Pro Bono Program is sponsoring “Legal Lessons: A Series for the Public,” a seven-week program being held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays September 4 through October 16. Classes will be held at the Technical College of the Lowcountry Beaufort Campus, 921 Ribaut Road, Building 12, Auditorium. Space is limited. Cost is $45 for the complete series. The series is designed to give the public an overview of the South Carolina legal system and insight into common legal problems people face. Some of the topics covered will include issues in family law, consumer law, real estate, workers’ compensation, criminal law and issues affecting the elderly. For more information, visit continuing-ed/legal-lessons. To register, please call 843-525-8205.

Beaufort Women’s Center offers support

If you are a post-abortion woman struggling through the pain of issues relating to an abortion experience, there is healing and hope. The Beaufort Women’s Center is offering abortion recovery assistance through “Healing Hearts,” a 10-week support group that will meet at the Center on Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 9 p.m. beginning September 6. All inquiries are confidential. Seating is limited so call 843-525-0300 today and let the healing begin. Ask for Susanne or Donna for more details.

Monthly support group helps with Parkinson’s

Are you or a loved one living with Parkinson’s disease? There are ways those living with Parkinson’s disease can improve their lives and the public is invited to learn more about them at the Parkinson’s Support Group of the

Lowcountry’s next meeting on Thursday, Sept. 6, at 1:30 p.m. Speakers will be Jay and Marilyn Phillips of Parkinson’s Advocates in Research. The support group meetings are held at Helena House on Paris Avenue in Port Royal on the first Thursday of every month. They are free and open to the public. For more information or to arrange transportation, contact Rose Ewing or Eric Fennell at Helena House at 843982-0233 or e-mail

Black chamber has First Friday Networking

The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce will have its First Friday Networking Event hosted by William Mobley on September 7 at Mobley’s Shoe Repair located at 12 Old Jericho Road in Beaufort from 6 to 8 p.m. All members and the public are invited. Cost $5 members and $10 nonmembers. Details call 986-1102.

TCL teaches effective ways to market a book

Book marketing has changed forever. Whether you will be commercially published or self-published, it is up to the author to promote their book. Learn what is now considered ineffective book marketing and how to turn your focus toward what will sell your book. What it takes is time, patience, a little on-line savvy and a willingness to grow and adapt. Taught at The Technical College of the Lowcountry, 921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort, Bldg. 23 Room 100 by instructor Stephanie Austin Edwards, the class will be Saturday, Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration deadline: Thursday September 6. Price of event is $59. To register, call 843-523-8205 or visit

Putting your life on the lines: Memoir Writing

Your life story doesn’t have to have been overly dramatic in order to write a memoir. In this class, you’ll recount and record those tales you’ve been telling your family, children and grandkids for years. Whether you choose to write about a specific experience or cover a number of years’ worth, you’ll learn the skills necessary to organize and craft a written legacy for yourself, your family and/or publication. Through in-class and athome exercises, you’ll have a great start on your memoir by the end of the six weeks. Mondays, September 10 through October 15, 6 – 8 p.m. $110,Technical College of the Lowcountry, Beaufort Campus, life or 843-525-8205.

Democratic Club helps ‘Get Out the Vote’ effort

As part of the “Get Out The Vote” effort to re-elect President Barack Obama, the Northern Beaufort County Democratic Club has scheduled a series of three meetings. The meetings will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 20, and Oct. 18, inside the Beaufort County Democratic Party Headquarters for Northern Beaufort County, which is located at 705 Carteret St. Those interested in working as campaign volunteers are welcome to attend. For more information, contact

NBCDC President Theresa White at 597-2482.

Kiwanis Club to hold annual golf tournament

The 17th Annual Kiwanis Club of Beaufort Scholarship Golf Tournament will be Saturday, September 22, with 8:30 a.m. shotgun start at Ocean Point Golf Club at Fripp Island. Cost is $85 per player, foursomes. There will be door prizes and rounds of golf for winners. All of the proceeds will be used to benefit graduating seniors from Beaufort County schools with scholarships.

Purge unwanted items and Let Reality Prevail

Sponsored by The Lending Room, Roxanne Cheney Organizes, and TheraVistas, the JOY event lets you purge, purge, purge all those things you no longer need or want and release them. So, start purging and gathering your “Joy” for Saturday, Sept. 29 at Martha O’Regan’s home. Martha said, “Let me know when you want to drop it off so the door will be open for you. For me, this Joy event has a theme and it’s: Let Reality Prevail! So, as I look at an item or hold it up in front of a family member, I ask ‘Really? Do you really want to keep this, store this, clean this, fix this?’ If the answer is no — it’s JOY for someone or possibly it is just trash. Having two parents and all grandparents transition to other realms, I have managed to acquire much of their JOY. I’ve decided that just because they loved their JOY and I loved them, I don’t need to love their JOY, so I release it. Ah, freedom!”

Knights of Columbus hold Charity Bingo

Knights of Columbus Charity Bingo will be held Monday nights. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. All profits are distributed to charities within the Beaufort community. Bingo is located at 210-BB Ribaut Rd (behind Keith’s House of Plumbing). 522-3531.

Wanted: Used Medical equipment donations

The Lending Room is a local community service organization offering used medical rehabilitation equipment to those in need. They accept donations of equipment and are currently in need of wheelchairs, transport chairs, bedside commodes, shower chairs, shower benches, walkers, canes and quad canes to support this essential community service. Please contact The Lending Room at 524-2554 or drop equipment off at Therapeutic Solutions, 73 Sams Point Road, Lady’s Island.

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automobile repair

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Discount Auto Center 2506 Boundary St. 843-524-1191


For All Your Insurance Needs Andy Corriveau phone: (843) 524-1717


Lohr Plumbing, Inc.

Brett Doran Serving the Lowcountry for over 20 years. Service, New Construction, and Remodeling. (843) 522-8600

property management

Palmetto Shores Property Managment

Lura Holman McIntosh Call 525-1677 or fax 524-1376 PROPERTY MANAGEMEN


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Attorney at Law, LLC Criminal Defense & Civil Litigation Located on the corner of Carteret and North Street Office: 843-986-9449 Fax: 843-986-9450

For All Your Insurance Needs Amy Bowman phone: (843) 524-7531

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tree service

Lawn Solutions

Merry Maids

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Bob Cunningham 522-2777 829 Parris Is Gateway Beaufort, SC Design, Installation, Maintenance

Collins Pest Control

Tommy Collins 843-524-5544 Complete Termite and Pest Control Residential, Commercial, Free Estimates, Licensed and Insured

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PEt grooming

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Furbulas Dog Grooming and Pet Sitting

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Brittany Riedmayer 843-476-2989 • 843-522-3047 • Member of National Dog Groomers Association of America. • Change your dog from Fabulous to Furbulas with a personal touch.

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Net Solutions Technology Center, LLC Technology solutions for business or home. 843-525-6469 Phone 843-521-0955 Fax 38 A-B Sams Point Road, Beaufort, SC 29907

Digital Remedi

In-Home Computer Repair Virus Removal, PC Setups, Training and Much More Call to set up an appointment today! Jerod Collins 843-441-6940


Beaufort Mobile Website Design Paul Richardson 843-441-8213 http://beaufortmobilewebsitedesign. com


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the sixth annual international beaufort film festival was a success, drawing in record crowds, page 23

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weekend scenes from

march 1-7, 2012



Beverly Porter is a true friend to our community. see page 9

happY wINOs

ABOVE: The Bands, Brews & BBQ event served up barbecue at its annual fundraiser in Port Royal. See page 14. BELOW: ARTworks holds “Re-Nude” exhibit and fundraiser. See story, page 10.

Let’s have some wine for breakfast. see page 15


Irish recording artist Harry O’Donoghue entertains the crowd with traditional Irish folk music last Saturday during the fifth annual Beaufort Irish Festival. Photo by Bob Sofaly. See more about the Irish Fest, pages 12-13.

Lunch Bunch goes to Habersham for Piace Pizza. see page 24 INDEX

T.I.N. Favorites contest continues In case you didn’t already know, The Island News wants to find out what you like best about Beaufort by voting for at least 10 businesses or community leaders you consider to be your favorite. It’s fun and easy! Simply go our website at, look at the categories, then choose your favs. Once the votes are counted from the 127 categories, we’ll announce the winners later in March. You have only until midnight on Sunday, March 11, to cast your votes for T.I.N. Favorites. Show support and make your votes heard!



wo Beaufort students take home wins during a recent South Carolina chess tournament. Beaufort Academy third grader Kevin Rogers won the K-3 state title while BA kindergartner Whit Suber won Kindergarten State Champion. This is the third straight year a BA chess team player has won this title. Beaufort Academy Chess Coach Darrin Rogers said, “The team is playing phenomenal chess.” The chess team will be tested in May when they attend the K-6 national chess tournament in Tennessee. Pictured at right is Whit Suber; far right is Kevin Rogers.

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classifieds ACREAGE FOR SALE 30 ACRE FARM with stream, paved road frontage, pasture and hardwoods. Great hunting and a 75 horse John Deere Tractor is included. $2190/acre. Call 864318-3030. ANNOUNCEMENTS TUESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2012, IS THE LAST DAY to redeem winning tickets in the following South Carolina Education Lottery Instant Games: (477) 3 Times Lucky. AUCTIONS Absolute Auction of 180 Bank Owned Properties at the North Carolina Coast. Ocean Front, Canal Front, Golf Front. Brunswick Co. Sept. 4th, 5th & 6th. Ending at 3pm each day. Bidding Central at Odell Williams Auditorium in Supply, NC. Iron Horse Auction Company. 800-997-2248. NCAL3936. ADVERTISE YOUR AUCTION in 112 S.C. newspapers for only $375. Your 25word classified ad will reach more than 2.6 million readers. Call Jimmie Haynes at the S.C. Newspaper Network, 1-888-727-7377. HELP WANTED Automotive sales professional needed!! This is your opportunity to join the #1 dealership in Beaufort! Apply in person at Butler Chrysler Dodge Jeep Pre-Owned store at the corner of Robert Smalls Parkway and Boundary Street. No phone calls please! FOREMEN to lead utility field crews. Outdoor physical work, many positions, paid training, $17/hr. plus weekly performance bonuses after promotion, living allowance when traveling, company truck and benefits. Must have strong leadership skills, good driving history, and be able to travel in the Carolinas and eastern States. Email resume to or apply online at EOE M/F/D/V. NOW HIRING: Companies desperately need employees to assemble products at home. No selling, any hours. $500 weekly potential. $48.95 info. 1-985-646-1700 Dept. SC-2794. HELP WANTED - DRIVERS ATTN: DRIVERS... Apply Now, 13 Driver Positions Top 5% Pay, 401K, Great Insurance New KW Conventionals Need CDL Class A Driving Exp 877-258-8782. Experienced OTR Flatbed Drivers earn 50 up to 55 cpm loaded. $1000 sign on to Qualified drivers. Home most weekends. Call: 843-266-3731 / www.bulldoghiway. com EOE. OTR DRIVERS START UP TO .44 CPM Home Most Weekends. Flatbed Exp. PREF’D. 3 months Tractor/Trailer Exp. 800-441-4271 x SC-100 www. EXPERIENCED TANKER/FLATBED DRIVERS! Strong Freight Network. Stability. Great Pay. Every Second Counts! Call Today! 800-277-0212 or www. DRIVERS/ CLASS A FLATBED Get Home Weekends! Up to 39/mi, Late model equipment & Big Miles! 1yr OTR Flatbed experience, 1-800-572-5489 x227, SunBelt Transport. DRIVERS - CDL-A EXPERIENCED DRIVERS: 6 months OTR experience starts at 32¢/mile Up to $5,000 SignOn Bonus! New student pay and lease program! 877-521-5775 www.USATruck. jobs. DRIVERS-$2000 SIGN ON Home Weekends, Regional! Top Pay/Bnfts! Min 6 months TT Exp & Class A CDL req’d . Family Owned! (888) 410-0594 www. CLASS-A - CDL FLATBED DRIVERS NEEDED! NEW pay package/ benefits/401K match. 2yrs exp. Required. Call JGR 864-679-1551, Greenville and Gaffney SC locations. COMPANY DRIVERS: $2500 SignOn Bonus! Super Service is hiring solo and team drivers. Great Benefits Package. CDL-A required. Call 888-691-4472, or apply at ADVERTISE YOUR DRIVER JOBS in 112 S.C. newspapers for only $375. Your 25-word classified ad will reach more than 2.6 million readers. Call Jimmie Haynes at the S.C. Newspaper Network, 1-888727-7377. LAID OFF? PLANT CLOSING? Need that new job? Call Xtra Mile & enroll in CDL Class-A training today! 1-866-4846313 /

Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 888-220-3872 Wanted — Used Medical Equipment. The Lending Room is a local community service organization offering used medical rehabilitation equipment to those in need. They accept donations of equipment and are currently in need of wheelchairs, transport chairs, bedside commodes, shower chairs, shower benches, walkers, canes and quad canes to support this essential community service. Please contact The Lending Room at 524-2554 or drop equipment off at Therapeutic Solutions: 73 Sams Point Road. FREE PACKING BOXES AVAIL. Sturdy, cardboard boxes suitable for moving and/or storage.  2 - 4 avail daily.  Please call to reserve: Beaufort Bookstore (near Kmart) 525-1066. WANTED 10 HOMES needing siding, windows or roofs. We’re opening a branch office & need homes for our new brochure. Save hundreds. 100% financing. Call 1-866-668-8681. MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 2005 Chrysler Crossfire CONVERTIBLE – new roof, new tires, 56,000 miles. $15.500 or best offer. Call 843-263-7551. HIGH SPEED INTERNET AVAILABLE ANYWHERE!!! FREE standard installation. No phone line required. Call now for special offer. Next day installation available! Call 888-313-8504. DISH Network. Starting at $19.99/ month PLUS 30 Premium Movie

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LEGAL SERVICES SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS. WIN or Pay Nothing! Start Your Application In Under 60 Seconds. Call Today! Contact Disability Group, Inc. Licensed Attorneys & BBB Accredited. Call 888-431-6168. MERCHANDISE-COINS Buy Gold & Silver Coins — 1 percent over dealer cost For a limited time, Park Avenue Numismatics is selling Silver and Gold American Eagle Coins at 1 percent over dealer cost. 1-877-842-7031. MISCELLANEOUS AIRLINES ARE HIRING - Train for hands on Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified - Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 866-367-2513. MEDICAL CAREERS begin here Train ONLINE for Allied Health and Medical Management. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial

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