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All money raised during the event goes directly into funding Friends of Caroline Hospice, a local nonprofit hospice serving Beaufort, Hampton and Jasper counties. Friends of Carolina provide care and support for people living with a life limiting disease. The purpose of hospice is widely misunderstood, according to experts.

The Beaufort County board of education voted recently to devote a portion of its borrowing capacity to building a larger competition gym for Whale Branch Early College High School. Since Whale Branch Early College High opened in 2010, its four basketball teams have practiced and played their interscholastic games in one small gymnasium. A larger competition gym was never built, and today Whale Branch is the only high school in Beaufort County that doesn’t have a competition and a practice gym. According to the district’s current capital improvement plan, the preliminary cost estimate to build the new gym is $4.4 million. The board voted to place the project under a state-authorized provision that allows local school boards to borrow up to 8 percent of their districts’ assessed property value for facilities construction and improvement. The district’s goal, officials said, is to design, build and open the gym in time for the 2018-19 basketball season. “It’s an exciting development, and it goes beyond athletics because a competition gym will basically be an extension of our classroom space,” said Principal Mona Lise Dickson. “Now we’ll have more room for physical education classes as well as a comfortable space for indoor community events like graduation ceremonies.” There are other issues, Dickson said. For example, basketball practices currently pose a significant scheduling challenge because all four of the high school’s teams (varsity boys and girls and junior varsity boys and girls) must practice daily in the small practice

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The Historic Beaufort Foundation’s (HBF) annual gala, the elegant and popular Lafayette Soirée, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 22. The location will be the waterfront garden of Nancy and Howell Beach, behind their historic home, the ca. 1892 Dr. A.P Prioleau House on Federal Street. The HBF is also grateful to Betty Chamlee Miller, Dr. Katherine Kinghorn and Dr. Robert Bell for the use of their adjacent properties. The headline sponsor for this year’s event is O’Quinn Marine Construction. “This year’s theme is ‘Joie de Vivre,’ ” said Chairman Donna Dehncke and Co-Chair Mary Fermin Savage, “and we will be celebrating the joy of living here in Beaufort, Lowcountry-style.” “Since the Soirée has long been known as the town’s most elegant garden party, we expect this year’s event to sell out, just as we did last year,” said Dehncke. “Our décor and garden setting will reflect the essence of Lowcountry beauty,” added Fermin Savage. See PARTY page A7

Chairman Donna Dehncke and Co-Chair Mary Fermin Savage stand in front of the Dr. A.P. Prioleau House on Federal Street. Photo by Jasmina Kimova Photography.

Bands, Brews and BBQ to benefit hospice By Aileen Goldstein

Imagine a street event in a beautiful setting during our beautifully mild winter. Now imagine the festival includes championship barbeque, craft beer and live music from a variety of local talent. You don’t have to imagine for long, as the Friends of Caroline Hospice’s annual Bands, Brews and BBQ is right around the corner. The 8th annual event will take

place Friday, Feb. 24, and Saturday, Feb. 25, on Paris Avenue in Port Royal. The event kicks off the official South Carolina Barbeque Association’s year-long championship contest and features sanctioned judging of as many as 32 teams of barbeque experts all competing for the coveted top spots. Bands scheduled to perform at the festival include The Cluster Shucks, Walker Harris Band, Eric Daubert and Cranford Hollow.

Friday night’s Wing Throw Down event will feature wings recipes from participating cooking teams. The evening will also include the first annual Eat Sleep Play Beaufort Hot Wing Eating Contest sponsored by the Carolina Tavern. Competing participants will eat as many wings as possible in 2 minutes. Saturday’s event schedule includes live music, barbeque tastings and a kid’s zone, including a bounce house and face painting

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POLICE BLOTTER Man wanted on larceny charges

The Beaufort County Sheriff ’s Office is seeking James Antoine Robinson on two counts of petit larceny. Robinson, 35, is 5 feet, 8 inches tall, and weighs approximately 155 pounds. He lives in Jasper County but also frequents the Hilton Head area. Anyone with infor- James Antoine mation is encouraged to Robinson call Cpl. W. Murphy at 843-255-3413, Beaufort County dispatch at 843-524-2777 or CrimeStoppers at 888274-6372 to remain anonymous and collect a possible reward.

Citizen's Police Academy enrollment is open

Have you ever wanted to know what is it like being a law enforcement officer? Have you ever wondered if what you see on CSI is real? Have you ever wanted to know what your tax dollars were spent on in relation to the Beaufort County Sheriff ’s Office? Maybe you just want to learn more strategies in protecting yourself, family and property. If you answered yes to any of these questions you may want to attend the Citizen’s Police Academy. The Beaufort County Sheriff ’s Office is inviting all citizens who live or work in Beaufort County and are at least 18 years old to attend its Citizen’s Police Academy. Since 2002, the sheriff ’s office has hosted 39 sessions of the CPA and has partnered with over 2,000 dedicated citizens. The 10-week sessions in Beaufort will be held on Tuesdays starting on March 14 at the Law Enforcement Center at 2001 Duke St. Classes run from 6-9 p.m. The sheriff ’s office provides each member with an in-depth digital manual and refreshments. Some of the topics covered by CPA instructors include enforcement, criminal investigations, civil process, warrants, juvenile services, training, homeland security, drug enforcement, traffic enforcement, special teams, gangs, budget process and more. Applications for the Citizen’s Police Academy are available at the sheriff ’s office or on its website at www.bsco.net. Applications can be emailed to mjennings@ bcgov.net, faxed to 843-255-9457 or mailed to P.O. Box 1758, Beaufort, SC 29901. Seating is limited, so apply as soon as possible. For questions or comments, contact MSgt. A2

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Man is arrested in connection with murder

Bluffton detectives have arrested 25-yearold Kenneth Crivan Mitchell in connection with the murder of Jon Kinlaw, who was shot and killed in the parking lot located at 1225 May River Road on Jan. 3, 2016. According to a police report, Mitchell was identified by detectives as the shooter in the murder just days after the crime took Kenneth Crivan place. Bluffton detectives Mitchell immediately obtained an arrest warrant for Mitchell. At the time the arrest warrant was served, Mitchell had been arrested and was incarcerated at the Chatham County Detention Center in Savannah on separate charges. Chatham County Detention Center officials alerted Bluffton detectives that Mitchell would soon be released. Therefore, Bluffton police traveled to Savannah and arrested Mitchell at the jail and transported him to the Beaufort County Detention Center. Mitchell is charged with murder and is currently being held at the Beaufort County Detention Center.

Two charged in Food Lion robbery

Just after closing on Feb. 8, two male employees of the Food Lion on Shanklin Road in Burton were approached by two masked people in the parking lot. The subjects, both male and one armed with a pistol, forced the employees back into the store and demanded money. Once inside the store, the armed man pistol-whipped one of the employees in the head, while the other served as the lookout. The employees then complied and turned over cash in a bag from the safe. The men ran away an unknown direction and the Beaufort County Sheriff ’s Office Emergency Dispatch was notified. Sheriff 's office deputies responded to Food Lion and met with employees and witnesses, while Emergency Medical Services transported the employee that had been pistol whipped to Beaufort Memorial Hospital for treatment of the injury to his head. During the investigation deputies obtained information on the whereabouts of the two subjects. That information led them to a residence at 16 Crystal St. in Seabrook.

As deputies arrived and began to surround the residence, one male occupant came out and was detained. Ultimately, two more males and one female emerged from the residence, after being called out by deputies. The four were interviewed, while a warrant to search the residence for evidence of the robbery was obtained. The search warrant was executed at the residence by sheriff ’s office SWAT members and investigators shortly after 1 a.m. on Feb. 9. Inside the residence, investigators recovered the bag of cash from the Food Lion safe and some of the clothing worn by the two suspects during the robbery, according to the sheriff 's office. In addition, it was learned the vehicle the two used to get to and from the robbery was parked in the driveway. That vehicle, a Toyota, was impounded to be searched and processed for forensic evidence. The pistol used in the robbery was not recovered during the search of the residence. After interviewing the occupants of 16 Crystal St., it was determined two of the four men being held were Terrance allegedly responsible for Morgan the robbery. The sheriff ’s office arrested Terrance Morgan, 27, of Yemassee, and Joshua Capers, 25, of Seabrook. Morgan was suspected of being in possession of the pistol during the robbery. He was charged with robbery while armed with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm in the commission of a violent crime. Capers was charged with robbery while armed with a deadly weapon. Both are being held at the Beaufort County Detention Center. Morgan’s bonds were set by a Beaufort County magistrate at $100,000 for a parole/probation violation, $50,000 for possession of a firearm in the commission of a violent crime and he was denied bond for robbery while armed with a deadly Joshua Capers weapon. Capers’ bond was set at $50,000. The injured Food Lion employee has since been released from Beaufort Memorial Hospital. Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to contact Sgt. Angela Crumpton at 843-255-3707 or CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CrimeSC to remain anonymous and for a possible reward.

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Valentine Ball makes for happy hearts The Beaufort Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Valentine Ball took place Feb. 11 at a brand new venue: Tabby Place. For the very first time, the weekend included a special event the night before, A Cocktail Affair, where guests had the opportunity to preview the decorations and auction items while enjoying an open bar, elaborate hors d’oeuvres and live music. Now in its 28th year, the foundation’s signature event has received an outstanding level of philanthropic support that has enabled it to underwrite half of Keyserling Cancer Center’s capital and equipment. At the Feb. 10 Cocktail Affair were event honorary chairs Richard and Joyce Gray; Beaufort Memorial CEO Russell Baxley and his wife Stephanie; Joyce Gray, center,

with Edie Rodgers, Sue Collins, Shirley Credle and Judy Gabriel; Rosemary and Kevin Cuppia from Modern Jewelers, which donated the evening's major prize - a diamond. Seen at the Ball on Saturday were Valentine Ball co- Dr. Mark and Elizabeth Newberry chairs Chris and Amy Geier and Drs. Andrea Hucks and Dan Ripley; Dr. Mark and Elizabeth Newberry; Dr. Luke and Geneva Baxley with Dr. Rob and Pam Vyge; and Dr. Majd Chahin and Jennifer Codding.

Chris and Amy Geier, Drs. Andrea Hucks and Dan Ripley. Photos by Paul Nurnberg.

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IN OTHER NEWS NEWS BRIEFS lopes and postage, will be available. Parents are encouraged to bring children. Letters for Hope will be an educational opportunity for elementary school students who are just learning how to write, as well as high school students who are looking to become more involved in their community. A tutor will be available to help those who are having trouble constructing their letters. Worksheets with tips on how to write a letter, along with addresses for local politicians, also will be provided. RSVP by Wednesday, Feb. 22, by calling 843-415-3490 or e-mailing info@letterforhope.org. Kid-friendly snacks and coloring books will be provided for little ones. Letters for Hope aims to inspire people to become more involved in their national and global communities by regularly writing letters to legislators about policies that concern them. The goal is to encourage people to host their own Letters for Hope events — whether it’s a gaggle of friends in someone’s home or a larger affair that invites the entire community. For more information about Letters for Hope, visit www.lettersforhope.org.

Lady’s Island forum to be held Feb. 23

Beaufort resident Nick Hunt is the 2016 recipient of the Rotary Bowl, the Rotary Club of Beaufort’s highest honor. For more than 40 years, Hunt has worked tirelessly in both his Rotary Club and his community. He served with the local United Way for five years, he was on the board of the Salvation Army for five years, he recently completed two years as a board member of his church, and he has been a guardian with power of attorney for numerous patients with dementia at Summit Place. At left, Willie Mack Stansell, III, president of the Rotary Club of Beaufort, presents The Rotary Bowl, the most prestigious award of the club, to Hunt, at right, during the club’s Feb. 8 meeting. Photo by Suzi Oliver.

Various offices to close for Presidents Day

Following are government offices and other facilities that will be closed Monday, Feb. 20, for Presidents Day: • All local, state and federal government offices (there will also be no postal delivery) and libraries. • The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (The DMV also reminds customers that the days before and after a holiday are often extremely busy at DMV. Customers may want to choose another time to visit their local DMV office or process their transactions online at the agency website atwww.scdmvonline.com).

Public invited to learn more about new city code

The city of Beaufort Planning Department has been working on an update to its Unified Development Ordinance, which was adopted in 2003. During 2015 and 2016, the city hosted a number of public meetings to review drafts of the Beaufort Code. Comments heard during that time, most recently during the meetings held May through August of 2016, were incorporated into a new draft, which was released Jan. 26. A series of meetings have been scheduled for the public to learn more about the code and what has changed, as well as to begin the public review process. Public meetings will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, and

5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22. There will also be work sessions held at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 2, Tuesday, March 7, and Thursday, March 9. A regular meeting of the planning commission will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 20. All meetings will be held at City Hall at 1911 Boundary St. For more information about the Beaufort Code, visit www.cityofbeaufort.org/beaufort-code.aspx.

The Sea Island Corridor Coalition and Coastal Conservation League will hold a community forum focused on rethinking the future of Lady’s Island and the S.C. 21/ Sea Island Parkway corridor. The forum will be held from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, in the Lady’s Island Elementary School cafeteria at 73 Chowan Creek Bluff. The public is encouraged to attend to discuss issues related to development, traffic and community preservation. Speaking will be Victor Dover, of Dover, Kohl & Partners, author of the Port Royal revitalization plan, the Boundary Street plan in Beaufort, the neighborhood of I’On in Mount Pleasant, the Rethink Folly Road corridor plan, and co-author of “Street Design: The Secret to Great Cities and Towns.” RSVP to www.coastalconservationleague.org/events/designing-future-ladys-island-community-forum.

Property tax bills Public meeting to be held mailed to residents on Sea Island Parkway plan The Beaufort County Treasurer’s Office Interested persons are invited to attend a public information meeting regarding the Lady's Island Sea Island Parkway Corridor Study. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in the Lecture Theater at Lady's Island Middle School, 30 Cougar Drive on Lady's Island.

Letters for Hope hosts first event

A letter-writing group called Letters for Hope will host its kick-off event from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Bluffton Community Library, located at 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton. The goal for Letters for Hope is to encourage involved citizens in Beaufort County to voice their concerns to politicians in a constructive and compassionate manner through hand-written letters. Limited writing supplies, including paper, pens, enve-

has mailed the first of six installment tax bills for tax year 2017. The deadline to pay the first installment has been extended to Tuesday, Feb. 28. The deadline to pay property tax bills without penalty was Feb. 15. After that date, properties with an outstanding balance for tax year 2016 were removed from the installment program and the property owner will be refunded any installment monies already paid. As a reminder, the Treasurer’s Office does not accept installment payments online. Payments can be made by visiting any of the office’s three locations or by mail. Additional information can be found on the Treasurer’s Office website, BeaufortCountyTreasurer.com.

Annual oriole count to be held Feb. 17-20

wintering in the Palmetto State. Baltimore orioles usually winter in South and Central America, and historically it was unusual to see one in South Carolina during the winter. However, during the last few decades, they have been wintering along the East Coast and Southeast in greater abundance. South Carolina had orioles as far inland as Greenville and along the coastal zone from Myrtle Beach to Hilton Head Island. Orioles by nature have a “sweet tooth” and will eat nectar from flowers and wild fruits. Their favorite bird-feeding food by far seems to be grape jelly. Orange halves can be used to attract the orioles into your yard, but grape jelly will encourage them to return. Other items they will eat are suet products (homemade, cakes, bark butter, logs, etc.), sugar water (they will drink from hummingbird or oriole nectar feeders), seed mixes (they seem to prefer nut and fruit mixes), sliced grapes, mealworms (live or freeze-dried), sweet cornbread and pound cake. Survey participants count and record the largest number of Baltimore orioles they can see at one time, on one, two, three or all four days of the survey period. For more information, contact Lex Glover at GloverL@dnr.sc.gov. For more information on the Great Backyard Bird Count, visit gbbc.birdcount.org.

Beaufort County to offer free electronics recycling

The Beaufort County Public Works Department Solid Waste and Recycling Office will host a free electronics recycling event for county residents from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at Beaufort County Public Works, 140 Shanklin Road, Beaufort. Any personal computers, laptops, CRT monitors, LCD monitors, CRT televisions, non-CRT televisions, printers, hard drives and miscellaneous electronics (microwaves, lamps, cell phones, radios, fax machines and typewriters) will be accepted. For more information, call the Solid Waste and Recycling Office at 843-2552736 or visit www.bcgov.net/recycle.

Poll manager training is being offered

The Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Beaufort County will be conducting new poll manager training. All persons interested in working the polls for the first time can enroll in one of these sessions. Training will be held at the Voter Registration and Elections Office at 15 John Galt Road in Beaufort from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28; 4-8 p.m. Thursday, April 13; 4-8 p.m. Thursday, June 8; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19. To register for the training, call 843-2556900 or send an email to include the preferred date of the training you wish to attend and a phone number where you can be reached during the day to voter@bcgov.net.

Road work underway on Brickyard Point

Asphalt paving operations will take place on Brickyard Point Road (from Middle to Pleasant Point) on Lady’s Island through Saturday, Feb. 18.

County: Residents should not put debris at curb

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) will conduct an annual Baltimore Oriole Winter Survey from Friday, Feb. 17, to Monday, Feb. 20, in conjunction with the Great Backyard Bird Count. The state natural resources agency is interested in the status and distribution of these colorful songbirds that have begun

Beaufort County advises residents to immediately stop placing storm-generated debris at rights-of-way. The county’s debris monitoring firm has inventoried all remaining debris for pickup by contractors. Any storm-generated debris that was not placed at the right-of-way prior to inventory must be properly removed and disposed of by the property owner. “We want to thank all residents who followed the FEMA-issued guidelines when placing debris at the curb to help expedite the process,” said Jim Minor, Beaufort County Solid Waste director.

UPCOMING MEETINGS Following are upcoming public meetings: • Beaufort County Historic Preservation Review Board: 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, Room 280, Administration Building, Beaufort County Government Robert Smalls Complex, 100 Ribaut Road, Beaufort. An A4

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agenda was not available at press time. • Airports Board: 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, Council Chambers, Beaufort County Government Building, Ribaut Road: An agenda was not available at press time.


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he newly formed Lowcountry Indivisible advocacy group and the Lowcountry Immigration Coalition held a rally at the offices of Rep. Mark Sanford, R-SC, on Feb. 7. While Sanford was not in attendance, the group met with his staff to present its case for his support of immigration and refugee issues, particularly in the face of recent actions by the new administration, according to a release.  The group particularly supports young people under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) of which there are a

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in the Beaufort area by calling attention to those that proudly display the U.S. flag at their location. Post 9 presents those enterprises with a framed certificate thanking them. Here, Vice Commander Paul Sweet presents Katelyn Dennis, manager of Sugarbelle, a certificate of appreciation.

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ture labor in the Lowcountry will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, at Hilton Head Lakes’ lakehouse in Hardeville. Several organizations will be on a panel of experts to give overviews of initiatives and programs that are ongoing and upcoming to resolve skilled labor gaps for graduates. Each panelist will do a brief presentation, followed by roundtable discussions, a question-and-answer session and lunch. Those represented are superintendent of Beaufort County schools, Dr. Jeff Moss; executive director of the Don Ryan Innovation Center and the newly formed Beaufort County Economic Development Corp., David Nelems; Jasper County Council Chairman Marty Sauls; regional manager of the SC Department of Employment & Workforce, Michelle Adams; regional workforce advisor, Lowcountry of SC Department of Commerce, Kim Statler; and executive director for Institutional Advancement & TCL Foundation, Mary Lee Carns. This event is being hosted by the Beaufort Regional Chamber, the Greater Bluffton Chamber and the Jasper County Chamber as a coalition of chambers to bring organizations, businesses and the community together within the region for the betterment of all concerned. The cost is $30 for area chamber members and $45 for the public and includes lunch. The deadline to reserve is Thursday, Feb. 16. Seating is limited. For more information or reservations, call Megan Kelley, event coordinator, at 843757-1010 or email megan@blufftonchamberofcommerce.org.

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from page A1 The Soirée honors the 1825 visit of the revered French general, the Marquis de Lafayette. The party will begin with champagne and freshly shucked oysters, accompanied by a lively jazz trio. In addition to a full bar, this year’s liquid libations will include a signature cocktail and a whiskey bar. Small plates of contemporary Lowcountry fare from Beaufort’s best restaurants will be served. The annual Silent Auction is guaranteed to be the best ever, with numerous vacation opportunities and donations. When they are not bidding on the auction, revelers will dance the night away to the music of the Michel Jons Band from Savannah. Dress is Lowcountry cocktail attire. “This year we are adding some exciting enhancements, including on-line preview and pre-sale of silent auction items,” said Dehncke. To supplement traditional open seating, Marquis Tables will be offered for the first time. “For $2,000, you will be able to reserve a table for 10,” said Fermin Savage. “There are only eight of these and they will go fast, so put together your tables now.” Individual tickets are available today for HBF members at $125 each, and can be purchased online at www.historicbeaufort.org or by calling 843-379-3331. Marquis Tables may also be reserved at this time. Open sales for nonmembers begin on Wednesday, March 1, and are priced at $150. A family membership to HBF starts as low as $50. “We strongly urge everyone to purchase tickets early,” said Fermin Savage and Dehncke. “The garden has a limited capacity, and we don’t want anyone to be disappointed.”

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“Hospice is adding life to days; it is giving back a quality of life and dignity. You are not in a hospital with a bunch of tubes. You get to be at home with your family,” explains Melissa Viets, director of Community Outreach. Furthermore, patients of Friends of Caroline will never receive a bill. “If the patient does not have insurance, they will never see a fee from us. We provide all the services and that is why we do the

The mission of the Historic Beaufort Foundation is to support the preservation, protection and presentation of sites and artifacts of historic, architectural and cultural interest throughout Beaufort County. Revenues generated by this year’s event will go toward the renovation of exhibit space and reception area of HBF’s flagship property, the John Mark Verdier House. It was once locally called the Lafayette Building because of anecdotal evidence that Lafayette greeted the people of Beaufort from its front portico during his visit in 1825. “Many people don’t realize how important the Marquis de Lafayette is to American Revolutionary history,” said HBF Director Maxine Lutz. Gravitating as a young man to the beliefs of liberty, morality and ethics that were being put forth by the Americans as they began their revolution, he used his own money to have a ship built and he sailed it to America, learning English on the way. He became a protégé of George Washington, and eventually commanded American forces in Virginia. “Not only did Lafayette play a key role in Cornwallis’ defeat at Yorktown,” added Lutz, “he also persuaded his home country of France to aid the Americans in the war effort.” The Americans would later return the favor, sending 2 million men to fight in France during World War I. So admired was Lafayette by the American military that an aide to U.S. Gen. Blackjack Pershing, Col. Charles E. Stanton, visited the grave in Picpus Cemetery the moment he arrived in Paris. Bearing an American flag, he placed it on the grave, declaring, “Lafayette, we are here.” “We look forward to welcoming you on April 22 where, under a sliver of a Carolina moon in a starry sky, we will celebrate the Joie de Vivre of Beaufort,” said Fermin Savage and Dehncke. “With glasses in hand — be they filled with French champagne or Southern whiskey — we will raise   them high and proclaim, ‘Lafayette, we are here!’ ”

events we do,” Viets said. Services provided include a dedicated team of professionals, from physicians, nurses and nursing assistants to chaplains and social workers. The organization also provides medical equipment, medicine and more. Friends of Caroline also offers a child bereavement program. The service is the only bereavement program offered in Beaufort County schools and sends groups of volunteers to schools to help students deal with loss. In addition, Friends of Caroline hosts an annual Camp Caroline day, connecting children from all over who have all experienced a personal loss for a fun-filled day of events.

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Bands, Brews and BBQ is one of several events, along with The Red Door thrift store, that fund the services that Friends of Caroline are able to provide for the Lowcountry. Interested in entering your secret barbeque recipe into the competition? There is still time to register; the cutoff is Thursday, Feb. 16. Registration fees for first-time participants are $250. Tickets for the event are available in advance for $10 per day for 12 years and older, under 12 is free. Tickets will be $15 at the door. Additional tickets for food and beverages will be available for purchase. No outside food, beverages or coolers are allowed. Visit www.friendsofcarolinehospice.org.

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AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT THE PEOPLE & EVENTS THAT SHAPE OUR COMMUNITY

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From dancer to silversmith, it’s all about creativity

JoAnn Graham’s cramped studio gives her all the space needs. Photos by Bob Sofaly.

By Aileen Goldstein

Her gracefulness is obvious. Her slender build is a reminder of her past career. Her moves are free-flowing and smooth. She is understated, yet hard to ignore. Jo Ann Graham has the movements of a dancer. Naturally brilliant in chemistry, her parents sent her to college to major in that field. After two years, Graham left college, married and became a potter, creating and shaping clay and developing her own glazes and finishes. She eventually realized, though, that she was not meant to be a potter. A self-proclaimed closet dancer, Graham came to the understanding she was a dancer. “It was something that was meant to be and I had a natural propensity towards it. I loved choreographing. I loved creating,” the Dataw Island resident said. Graham went on to teach dance. She became the first dance consultant in the South Carolina Department of Education and helped to build the dance programs in all the schools in South Carolina and developed a dance curriculum. “I think there is a connection. It is all about centering and being centered for me. You have to center your clay and in dancing, you are centering yourself. You have to turn

around and spin,” she said as she waved her arm gracefully through the air. When she was physically unable to demonstrate moves for her students, Graham was forced to realize she needed to end her dancing career. After a series of health-related setbacks, Graham needed a new focus. While taking a class at a local scrapbook store, she created a necklace from the wire provided while other people in the class documented memories with paper and stamps. She realized she liked working with metal, especially the shaping and texturing of the material. Ironically, she was unaccustomed to wearing jewelry, as dancers refrain from wearing it. “I spent my whole life living in the world of dance and everything was ephemeral and I didn’t have anything to hold on to. Now I have this to hold on to.” Interestingly enough, she now has people come up to her booth at art shows and comment on her work, remarking how fluid a piece may be. Graham takes these moments as an opportunity to connect to the customer and share her past. “I am thoroughly convinced that my dance career is influencing whatever I make, what-

These are some of the pieces that JoAnn Graham has created.

ever comes out of me,” she said. She also continues to seek new information and add to her vast array of skills. Upon learning that welding school is free to those over the age of 65, she signed up for classes and developed a technique to solder sterling silver to steel. Most recently, she learned how to put gold onto steel to create eye-catching cuffs. “I am so fascinated by what I can do with metal,” she said with a twinkle in her eye. All of her work starts out as flat sheets of sterling silver or steel and all is hand-forged to create one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry. Her favorite part of working with metals and creating is the surprises that come up during the process. She never knows where the gold will fuse with the steel and what the unique outcome will be on each piece. Graham has come full circle and realizes the value of her chemistry background in regard to her current career. “If you look deep enough, everything is connected,” she said. Graham flourishes in the solitude of her home studio and is equally energized at art shows when meeting customers. She has received many awards and accolades from the art shows she has participated in. Graham came up with the name of her business, Silver Lining Dezigns, after awak-

Using a small torch, JoAnn Graham melts scrap silver which will be poured into a clay mold to create a new design. Graham said, “I throw nothing away. I use everything.”

ing from a dream. She has recently decided to shorten the name to the initials, SLD. She admits, though, she never in her wildest dreams ever though she would be creating jewelry for a living. “Things are often put in my hands and I have to learn to follow and pay attention,” she said. “I love my new career, I now choreograph in sterling silver and these (the work) are my dances.” Contact Graham at 843-838-7170 or 843-812-3190 or search Silver Lining Dezigns on Facebook.


AROUND TOWN

Woman of the Year nominations being accepted United Way of the Lowcountry's Women United is currently accepting nominations for the 2017 Woman of the Year. The nominees must be female; a resident of Beaufort or Jasper counties; have made a powerful impact on the local community through their volunteer efforts; and served as a role model for inspiration and achievement of other women. Nomination forms can be downloaded on the United Way of the Lowcountry website at

www.uwlowcountry.org. Completed forms should be emailed to jdaileyvergara@uwlowcountry.org or mailed to United Way of the Lowcountry, Attn: Jaime Dailey-Vergara, P.O. Box 202, Beaufort, SC 29901. Nominations should be submitted no later than 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24. For questions, contact Dailey-Vergara at jdaileyvergara@uwlowcountry.org or 843982-3040.

The Women United Steering Committee will review the nominations and announce the winner at the Power of the Purse event at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 9, at the Dataw Island Clubhouse. The three finalists will be contacted prior to the event to ensure their attendance. Proceeds from the Power of the Purse will support education initiatives benefiting children and families throughout Beaufort and Jasper Counties through Women United's

Breaking Barriers to Education Fund. This fund seeks to help fulfill needs that would otherwise prevent a student from attending school or from reaching their full potential. This fund is administered by the United Way of the Lowcountry HELPLINE, which works with school officials to directly remove financial barriers that stand in the way of a child's education. Tickets for the Power of the Purse are available for purchase at www.uwlowcountry.org.

Palmetto Animal League launches campaign to save 1,000 lives Plastic surgeon Dr. Audrey Klenke is no stranger to animal rescue. "We have two rescue dogs at home, and supporting local animal rescue efforts gives us the opportunity, as a family, to save even more," said Klenke. Animal rescue is a 24/7 endeavor, and for nonprofit organizations like the Palmetto Animal League, fundraising is a crucial component. PAL must be creative and cost-effective in its fundraising efforts so it can direct every dollar possible toward its life-saving efforts. With that goal in mind, Palmetto Animal League is launching an ambitious “1,000 Lives Worth Saving” campaign, asking the community to help by making small monthly donations. “For just $9 a month - or one special gift of $99 - you can save a

Rock 106.1 radio personality Marshall meets Willow at the Palmetto Animal League.

life right now,” explains PAL President and Founder Amy Campanini. “Your $99 promises life to one of the 1,000 pets we've set out to save.”

PAL is taking the campaign one step further, inviting people to help spread the word by visiting its Riverwalk Park Adoption Center from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, to take a few photos with an adoptable pet. Then it’s asking folks to share their photos on social media, encouraging friends and family to donate too. “There are so many people who are unable to adopt or who already have a full house that still want to save animals,” said longtime PAL supporter and volunteer Cheryl Curry, who is participating with her husband Tom. “This initiative gives anyone the opportunity to save dozens of lives simply by spreading the word and engaging their friends and family.” So far dozens of people throughout the Lowcountry and Savannah

have offered to be part of the campaign, including Klenke, who took time from her busy medical practice to stop by PAL with her husband Trevor and daughter Mabel. "All of our staff at Pinnacle Plastic Surgery are huge animal lovers," said Klenke, who is on the medical staff at both Beaufort Memorial and Hilton Head Hospital. "We’ve supported PAL's compassionate no-kill approach to animal rescue in the past with our own Blankets for Botox promotion, and now we want to be part of 1,000 Lives Worth Saving. PAL’s work is crucial to so many animals in need." In addition to the Curry and Klenke families, several popular radio personalities, including Shark from G100, Stacy Scott from Rewind 107.9, Jake Thomson from Bob 106.9, Monty Jett from The

Island and Marshall from Rock 106.1 will also be working the airwaves and their social media pages to save as many lives as possible. Several of the radio personalities will also be broadcasting live from the Adoption Center on Feb. 18 for the photo day event. “In radio, we get to attend a lot of fun events, but having our photos taken with PAL pets was one of our best days at the office,” said Marshall. “We are pleased to do our part to let everyone know how they can help rescue a pet.” For all the details on how you can participate in PAL’s 1,000 Lives Worth Saving online event, stop by the PAL Adoption Center, located in Riverwalk Business Park, between noon and 5 p.m. Feb. 18, or visit PalmettoAnimalLeague.org.

‘Beholding Nature’ to be featured at BAA Gallery A photographic exhibition by commercial and environmental photographer Eric Horan entitled, “Beholding Nature” will be featured at the Beaufort Art Association (BAA) from Sunday, Feb. 26, through Sunday, April 30. An opening reception will be held from 5-7:30 p.m. Friday, March 3, at the gallery at 913 Bay St. There will also be on exhibit the work of 65 other local artists, who are members of the gallery. The public is invited. Horan, a graduate of Colorado Mountain College with a degree in commercial art and photography, took his first job documenting wildlife for the Colorado Fish, Game & Parks Department. This opened the door to

a life-long study of photography and nature. His freelance work has appeared in Business Week, Southern Living, New York Times Sunday Travel, and many others, including the cover of Smithsonian. Book publishers include Fodor’s, National Geographic Books, and his own, "Carolina Nature." Horan’s nature photography is recognized throughout the Carolinas and Georgia in part by his wildlife portraits, sky, land and water scenes showcased in Lowcountry Calendar, which was published annually from 2001 to 2012. The calendar won national calendar awards each of the last eight years in print. Visit www.beaufortartassociation.com.

GLORIOUS MUSIC

Charles D. Frost, organist, and the Charleston Symphony Brass Quintet presented a recital of music for organ and brass Feb. 12 at Sea Island Presbyterian Church. The program featured a variety of styles of music, including works by Gabrieli, Campra, Strauss, Pinkham and Gigout. For a video of the performance, visit www.facebook.com/theislandnews. Photo by Bob Sofaly. B2

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Symphony soloist

Cellist Irena Josifoska, 20, will be the featured soloist at the Beaufort Symphony Orchestra’s Dvorak Devotion concert on Thursday, Feb. 23, and Sunday, Feb. 26. According to the symphony, Josifoska “displays a stunning appetite for both her instrument and her music and plays with an uncommon liveliness and color.” For tickets and more information, visit beaufortorchestra.org.


New home construction increases on Lady’s Island By Lady’s Island Business and Professional Association

REAL ESTATE

Prior to the 2007 crash of both the economy and the housing market, Lady’s Island averaged 182 new homes each year for 10 years. Since that time the island has seen an average of 45 new homes each year. As can be seen by the following chart, in 2015 permits for construction of new homes on Lady’s Island jumped 90 percent from the preceding year. This year did see a slight drop in number but still indicated a strong market for new homes on the island.

New home construction increases on Lady’s Island By Lady’s Island Business and Professional Association

Prior to the 2007 crash of both the economy and the housing market, Lady’s Island averaged 182 new homes each year for 10 years. Since that time the island has seen an average of 45 new homes each year. As can be seen by the chart, in 2015 permits for construction of new homes on Lady’s Island jumped 90 percent from the preceding year. This year did see a slight drop in number but still indicated a strong market for new homes on the island. The number of single-family residential permits issued in 2015 for Lady’s Island saw a significant jump from the previous year but the basis of the jump came from one source. Of the total number of 2015 permits, 49 percent of the increase was directly attributable to national-level home builder D.R.

tion accounted for only 28 percent of the new homes. Based on this it would appear that the demand for new housing on Lady’s Island City of Town of Lady’s is becoming more general in nature with Year Beaufort Port Royal Island Total a wider variety of homebuilders respond2007 45 228 65 338 ing to the increased demand. For example, 2008 28 109 53 190 Manorhouse Builders and its Somerset 2009 9 78 19 106 Point community accounted for 12 housing 2010 14 43 20 77 permits in 2016. 2011 41 54 37 132 In the unincorporated portion of Beau2012 29 66 44 139 fort County the bottom in new housing 2013 16 103 56 175 starts was reached in 2011 when only 164 2014 32 91 60 183 single-family permits were issued in the en2015 24 79 114 217 tire unincorporated portion of the county. 2016 35 46 101 182 This last year (2016) there was 343 permits Total 238 851 468 1557 issued by Beaufort County for construction of newjump homes. permits issued for single-family residencHorton and itsofTidewater Creek developThe number single-family residential permits issued in 2015 for Lady’s Island saw a significant fromWorthy of note is the fact ment Little Capers es on Lady’ Island dropped 11 percent that 30 percent of those homes were built the on previous year butRoad. the basis of the jump came from ones source. In 2016 the total number of new home (13 permits) but D.R. Horton construc- on Lady’s Island. Of the total number of 2015 permits, 49 percent of the increase was directly attributable to national level home builder D.R. Horton and its Tidewater Creek development on Little Capers Road. Single Family Building Single Family Building PermitsPermits 2007 – 2007 – 2016 2016

Things look bright for real estate in Northern Beaufort County w     In 2016 the total number of new home permits issued for single-family residences on Lady’s Island dropped 11 Fourth  Quarter  Residential  Sales   percent D.R.2Horton (Fourth  Quarter   2015  (13 vs  Fpermits) ourth  Qbut uarter   016)   construction accounted for only 28 percent of the new homes. By Everett Ballenger Fourth Quarter Residential Sales   The first three quarters of 2016 (Fourth Quarter 2015 appear vs Fourth 2016) Based on this it would that Quarter the demand for new housing on Lady’s Island is becoming more general in were especially strong for real esnature with a wider variety of homebuilders responding to the increased demand. For example, Manorhouse Sales   tate in Northern Beaufort County, Median   Volume   Area  Builders and Units   Price   accounted for 12 housing permits in 2016. its Somerset PointAvg   community excepting September, which was Price   (Millions)   below last year’s sales number. We Beaufort           bottom in new housing starts was reached in 2011 when In the unincorporated portion of Beaufort County the saw a similar dip in October 2015. 2015   $6.3   25   $253,416   $149,520   only 164 single family permits were issued in the entire unincorporated portion of the county. This last year For us as a company, 2015 saw 2016   $5.03   22   issued $295,588   $199,000   for the first time we equaled the (2016) there was 343 permits by Beaufort County for construction of new homes. Worthy of note is the Change   + /-­‐   -­‐20%   -­‐12%   +16%   +33%   sales volume we did way back in fact that 30 percent of those homes were built on Lady’s Island. Mossy  Oaks           2006. I suspect that many other 2015   $2.0   14   $145,232   $136,500   companies and agents saw similar 2016   $3.6   18   $259,575   $191,250   sales numbers as we did. Change   + /-­‐   +80%   +28%   +78%   +40%   In 2016, unit and dollar sales Port   R oyal           volume have been well above 2015, 2015   $4.1   21   $197.366   $178,900   and as can been seen by the excel2016   $3.6   20   $214,135   $196,000   lent fourth quarter stats. Change   + /-­‐   -­‐12%   -­‐4%   +8%   +9%   It is very encouraging to see numBurton           bers up all across the board – with cent increase in sales volume, estate numbers for some time 2015   $12.6   66   $201.182   $195,000   the exception on the city of Beauand a 4.5 percent increase in unit to come. 2016   $17.4   69   $252,653   $221,000   fort and Port Royal – but even then sales. The rise in Burton “average We will review the whole real Change  +/-­‐   +38%   +4.5%   +25%   +13.0%   they saw decent price increases. and “median” values was also of estate year of 2016 in next month’s Lady’s  Island           The city of Beaufort saw a drop note, being up 25 percent and 13 article, but if the total year is 2015   $17.5   64   $271.388   $242,700   in sales volume of about 20 perpercent respectively. anything like the last quarter of 2016   $26   83   $313,094   $265,000   cent, and actual unit sales were Lady’ s Island was again the area 2016, we all should be comforted Change  +/-­‐   +48%   +30%   +15%   +9%   down 12 percent. to beat. With only Mossy Oaks that Northern Beaufort County Total           But as mentioned, the city saw performing better, but with a lowly is indeed back on track, but with 2015   $42.5   190   $227,200   $205,700   significant price appreciation, so 18 unit sales, as opposed to Lady’s nothing like the “craziness” of the 2016   $55.6   212   $278,596   $230,500   one would assume some higherIsland’s 83. mid 2000s. Change  +/-­‐   +30%   +11%   +22%   +12%   end homes sold in this last quarter. The increase of 48 percent in Land sales are still lagging way   One caveat to consider, with Although again they saw a decent sales volume, and 30 percent in behind residential homes, and Mossy Oaks had some excellent The  city  of  Beaufort  saw  a  drop  in  sale  volume  of  about  -­‐20  percent,  and   results this quarter. We do not only 18 unit sales, it does not take rise in property values, “average” unit sales is quite impressive to there still are some outstanding actual  unit  sales  were  down  -­‐12  percent.     many high (or low) sales to swing up 8 percent and “median” up normally see such powerful moves But  as  mentioned,  the  city  saw  significant  price  appreciation,  so  one   say the least. Also of note is the deals to be had. the “average” and “median” prices 9 percent. in the well-established Mossy “average” price of $313,094 (+15 Only time will tell if land will would  assume  some  higher  end  homes  sold  in  this  last  quarter.   Burton has been a real estate hot percent) and the “median” price ever catch up with home appreciOaks area, but again there must one way or other. It’s interesting that the two “cit- spot in Northern Beaufort Coun- of $265,000 (+9 percent) over ations again. have been some larger homes sold for there to be an average increase ies” (Port Royal and Beaufort) ty, usually only trailing Lady’s Is- 2015. With all the new construcEverett Ballenger is the former of 78 percent, and median increase were the only two areas that saw a land in performance. tion aon Lady’s Island, I feel we president of the Beaufort County AsIt saw a very healthy 38 per- will be seeing some strong real sociation of Realtors. of 40 percent. decrease in volume and unit sales.

REAL ESTATE BRIEFS Eavenson joins Front Light Building

The Front Light Building Company, a Lowcountry homebuilder dedicated to creating living environments that promote healthy and engaging lifestyles, has announced that Lindsey Eavenson of Atlanta, has joined the company as director of construction. Eavenson, a licensed residential contrac-

tor, will be in charge of all day-to-day construction activities for the company. She brings a wide range of experience in construction management to Front Light, and has a great deal of expertise Lindsey in the areas of historic Eavenson renovations, rapid production models, and semi-custom homes in

some of the most restrictive communities in the Lowcountry.

Realtors group names Realtor of Year

Phillip Nagley has been named the 2016 Realtor of the Year by the Beaufort County Association of Realtors The group recognizes those who have served not only the real estate profession but

also their communities. Winners are selected for possessing qualities like Realtor Spirit, participation in civic activities and local, the state and national associations. Nagley is treasurer of the Beaufort County Association of Realtors, Political Action Committee chair and serves as treasurer of the state RPAC Trustees. For more information about the Beaufort County Association of Realtors, visit www. beaufortscrealtors.com.

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SCHOOLS

Another great year at Chilly Bean event The popular fourth annual Chilly Bean Run and Chili Cookoff was held Feb. 4, and was a huge success. The event, a fundraiser for Beaufort Academy’s Parents Association, was held in the Coosaw Point neighborhood on Lady's Island in Beaufort. In addition to a 5K and 10K, there was an after-party, chili cookoff, music and more. These photos were taken by Ashley Rodgers, AMR Photography & Design.

SCHOOL BRIEFS Horry-Georgetown Technical College. In this event, the teams competed to identify a variety of plant and animal species, including identifying the age and sex of both turkeys and quail. The Boone and Crockett scoring system for antlers and a 50-question exam were also a part of the competition. This is the first year of the agriculture program at Battery Creek High School and one of the first events in which the school’s FFA chapter has been able to participate. Competitors at the event were comprised of schools with long-established agriculture programs. The Battery Creek High School students surpassed their goals for being competitive in a first-year program and continually seek to improve. Beaufort Academy's Mary Keane was recently named the 2017 homecoming queen. She is the daughter of Dr. Timothy and Dr. Karen Keane, and has been a student at Beaufort Academy since she was in preschool. The homecoming court consisted of Mary Keane, Amanda Kahn and Mary Louise Gallant.

Students named to honor societies

Beaufort Academy welcomed five new high school students to the National Honor Society, and 20 new middle school students into the National Junior Honor Society. The 2017 Junior National Honor Society inductees are Madison Lynn Aivaz, Charlotte Fjeld, Courtney Renee Kirberger, Anna Elizabeth Miller and John Ryan Muniz. The 2017 Junior National Honor Society inductees are Emma Selene Dillinger, Madison Riley Gates, Griffin Shelby Harley, Maeve Weilin Kalady, Julianna Ruth Lane, Kristin Makenzie Levesque, Alyssa Katherine Lewis, Margot Phipps Packard, Camille Salley Pendarvis, Ansleigh Claire Pingree, Kevin Jarrod Rogers, Judith Emily Wilson, Lila Hunter Alcott, Connor Raymond Benson, Rebecca Marie Frelin, Thomas McMillan Holladay, Morgan Hope Ogden, Peyton Anslee Polk, Grayson Rhodes Price and Jeffery M. Rushing. B4

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Board approves calendar for 2017-18 school year

The Beaufort County board of education recently approved the academic calendar for the 2017-18 school year. The first day for students will be Aug. 21, and the final day of classes will be May 31, 2018. The 2017-18 calendar includes a longer winter break, a preference indicated by parents and district employees in online surveys. Current state law mandates that no South Carolina public school can begin classes prior to the third Monday in August, which this year is Aug. 21. However, that may change. Legislation currently being considered by the General Assembly would allow schools to begin the 2017-18 year on Thursday, Aug. 17, because of the solar eclipse that will affect South Carolina on Aug. 21. Several board members voiced support for revisiting the calendar decision – and moving the first day of school from Aug. 21 to Aug. 17 – if the General Assembly eventually votes to permit that flexibility. Holiday dates with schools closed are Sept. 4 (Labor Day), Nov. 22-24 (Thanksgiving), Dec. 21-Jan. 8 (winter break), Jan. 15 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day) and March 30 (Good Friday).

Battery Creek takes 9th at farming event

The Battery Creek High School Future Farmers of America Wildlife Team placed ninth out of 32 teams at a recent competition held at the Georgetown campus of

Bridges Prep board to consider new curriculum

A proposed new curriculum for Bridges Prep High School and review of the 20172018 school budget are topics the Bridges Prep board of directors will discuss at its Thursday, Feb. 16, meeting. The new course of high school studies will outline what classes will be available next year to students in grades 9 and 10, as well as what courses are expected to be offered in coming years as Bridges expands to grades 11 and 12. “If the new program of studies is approved by the board of directors, we will schedule a High School Information Night later this month,” Bridges Head of School Dr. Nick Ithomitis said. “Parents and students need to know as early as possible what their academic options will be as we continue to grow our curriculum at Bridges Prep.” The Bridges Prep board of directors will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the main campus, 1100 Boundary St. in Beaufort. The meeting is open to the public. To learn more about Bridges Preparatory School, visit www.bridgesprep.org or call 843-982-7737.

Mona Lise Dickson, principal of Whale Branch Early College High School, Dr. Dereck Rhoads, chief instructional officer for the Beaufort County School District, and Dr. Kenneth Flick, dean for Business and Industrial Technologies at TCL, host a panel discussion for the Beaufort County Senior Leadership Program about educational programs in Beaufort County. Photo by Steve Brown.

To kick off the day, Education Day Chair Debbie Marzluff introduced Whale Branch Principal Mona Lise Dickson, who spoke of the unique opportunities her school offers students who can take college curriculum classes in high school as a head start to a higher education. Also presenting were Dr. Dereck Rhoads, chief instructional officer of the Beaufort County School District; Dr. Kenneth Flick, dean for Business and Industrial Technologies at Technical College of the Lowcountry (TCL); and Traci Cox, Information Services coordinator for the Beaufort County Public Library. A panel discussion was conducted on the partnership between TCL and BCSD. To conclude the morning session, JROTC students led tours of Whale Branch. At Robert Smalls International Academy, the class met Principal Nicole Holloman. Presentations by Ashley Hutchison, Beaufort County Early Childhood specialist, and Neighborhood Outreach Connection board member Bill Evans concluded the day.

Local leaders learn about Local students graduate, education programs named to deans’ lists Participants in the 2017 Beaufort County Senior Leadership Class gathered at two of Beaufort County schools, Whale Branch Early College High School and Robert Smalls International Academy, recently to hear presentations from a variety of educators. The program provided participants with an overview of the educational system in Beaufort County, a look at other private options and an opportunity to explore adult education opportunities.

The following students have been named to their respective school’s dean’s lists or graduated: • Madelyn Kalady, of Beaufort, was named to the University of Alabama's Dean's List. • Tiffany Reynolds, of Beaufort, received a Master’s of Education in Instructional Technology from Georgia Southern University. • Joshua Eubank of Beaufort, has graduated from Kent State University. • Andrew J. Allorto, of Beaufort, graduated from James Madison University.


SPORTS SPORTS BRIEFS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

BA student scores 1,000 career points

Kevin Williams scored a game-high 32 points to lead Beaufort Academy past Hilton Head Christian Academy 59-55 in a boys' high school basketball game on Feb. 10. Longtime rivals, Beaufort Academy and Hilton Head Christian Academy met for a late-season contest. With the win, Beaufort Academy improved to 14-7 overall and 7-6 in the region. The Eagles prevailed on Senior Night. At halftime, Williams was honored for scoring his 1,000th career point. Accompanying Williams in double figures for the Eagles, Luke Harper scored 20 points. Thus far in his high school career, Williams has scored nearly 1,300 points. He was presented with a 1,000th point banner. Frampton Harper, who posted 1,823 points as an Eagle, ranks as Beaufort Academy's all-time leading scorer and was among those who helped to honor Williams. With the loss, Hilton Kevin Williams Head Christian Academy dropped to 9-14 overall and 6-7 in the region. The victory allowed Beaufort Academy to halt a two-game losing skid. Beaufort Academy was due back in action on the road at Hilton Head Prep on Feb. 13. The Beaufort Academy-Hilton Head Prep boys' basketball game ended too late to make this edition. More coverage of the Beaufort Academy boys' basketball program will appear in next week's edition.

Hilton Head outlasts Lady Eagles in overtime

The Beaufort High girls' basketball team suffered a loss in its final regular-season game. Host Hilton Head High edged Beaufort High 57-54 in overtime on Feb. 9. Determined Hilton Head High outscored Beaufort High 8-6 in an extra period to post the win. With the loss, Beaufort High concluded its regular-season season 13-11 overall and 3-7 in the region. Hilton Head High ended its regular-season 15-9 overall and 9-1 in the region with the win. Kamryn Jackson led Hilton Head High with 27 points. Two Seahawks reached double figures in the scoring column as Miley Ray posted 13 points. Hilton Head High shot 83 percent from the free throw line, draining 30 of 36 foul shots. The Seahawks overcame 17 turnovers en route to the victory. Hilton Head High dished out a total of 23 assists. Beaufort High featured the game's leading scorer. Naijuia Moyd led the Eagles with a game-high 33 points. Moyd, who was the only Beaufort High player to reach double figures in the scoring column, drained 11 field goals. Finishing one shot short of reaching double figures for the Eagles, Imari Smalls added eight points. Terrayah Williams scored six points, recorded four blocks and pulled down 12 rebounds for the Eagles. Williams led all players in blocks and rebounds. Beaufort High shot only 47 percent (7-of15) from the free throw line. The Eagles outrebounded Hilton Head 34-31 in the setback. Beaufort High, however, committed 21 turnovers.

Beaufort Academy drops game 48-44

Langley Harter led Colleton Prep Academy to a narrow region win over visiting Beaufort Academy last week. Host Colleton Prep Academy edged Beaufort Academy 4844 in a region girls' high school basketball matchup on Feb. 7. Accompanying Harter in double figures for Colleton Prep Academy was Anne Garrett Carter. The two familiar girls' high school basketball rivals traded the lead several times during the game. Beaufort Academy owned a one-point advantage at halftime. But the Eagles couldn't maintain an advantage over Colleton Prep Academy. Homestanding Colleton Prep Academy pulled out to a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter before Beaufort Academy started to make a furious comeback, albeit too late. Amelia Huebel, one of the state's most underrated girls' high school basketball play-

ers, led Beaufort Academy with her seventh double-double of the season. Huebel, the only Beaufort Academy player to reach double figures in the scoring column, finished with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Becca Frelin and Karolina Struharova added seven points apiece for the Eagles. Beaufort Academy shot only 22 percent from two-point range in the setback. The eagles were 3-of-10 (30 percent) from 3-point range in the game versus Colleton Prep Academy.

Eagles suffer 1-point loss to Cane Bay

The Beaufort High Eagles fell short on the road at Cane Bay in a boys' high school basketball game early last week. Host Cane Bay managed to edge the Eagles 54-53 in a boys' high school basketball affair on Feb. 7. Beaufort High and Cane Bay are longtime boys' high school basketball rivals. With the loss, Beaufort High dropped to 11-9 overall and 5-4 in the region. Cane Bay improved to 8-12 overall and 2-7 in the region with the win. Cane Bay overcame a slow start to capture the victory. The Eagles couldn't capitalize on a strong start. Beaufort High opened the game in impressive fashion, outscoring Cane Bay 14-9 during the first quarter. But Cane Bay battled back to lead 29-24 at halftime. The productive Cobras owned a 40-36 lead at the conclusion of the third quarter Matt Garay, one of the area's top boys' high school basketball players, paced Beaufort High, scoring 17 points before fouling out. The Cobras halted a six-game losing skid. Cane Bay posted its first win since claiming a hard-fought 58-56 victory over Hilton Head High back on Jan. 13. Beaufort High finished third in the region and entered the week set to play on the road in the first round of the SCHSL Playoffs.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Bulldogs celebrate historic 2016 season

The Citadel football program celebrated its historic 2016 season inside McAlister Field House on Feb. 11. The highlight of the banquet, which featured nearly 500 guests, was the presentation of the team's 2016 Southern Conference championship rings celebrating back-to-back conference titles for the first time in school history. Head coach Brent Thompson addressed the crowd, thanking fans and administration for their support and the team for their efforts during the season, before displaying the ring design and allowing each cadet-athlete to open their ring box for the first time. The program, which was emceed by The Citadel Athletic Hall of Famer Lee Glaze, featured the recognition of 58 lettermen from the 2016 season as well as the 20 seniors who played their final season for the Bulldogs. In addition, team captains Joe Crochet, Tevin Floyd, DeAndre Schoultz and Kyle Weaver were introduced. The Citadel also handed out individual awards, including player of the year for offense, defense and special teams. The first awards presented were to linebacker Joe Crochet and offensive lineman Nick Jeffreys, The Citadel's two Academic All-Americans. Crochet and Jeffreys are the first Bulldog pair to earn Academic All-America status in the same season, and Crochet is the first Bulldog to be named an Academic All-American in consecutive seasons since 1976-78. Senior Tyler Renew was honored as The Citadel's Offensive Player of the Year. Renew rushed for 1,096 yards, the seventh-highest single-season total in program history, and four touchdowns while adding five receptions for 120 yards and two touchdowns. He was selected as an All-American by STATS for the second straight year and earned All-Southern Conference recognition from the coaches and media. The Columbia native finished his career ranked fifth on the Bulldogs' all-time rushing yards list with 2,828 and tied for eighth on the program's all-time 100-yard rushing games list with nine. Junior defensive back Kailik Williams took home the team's Defensive Player of the Year award. Williams was selected as the Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Year by the conference's media contingent, becoming the first Bulldog to take home defensive honors from the media since 1986, and was a first-team All-Southern Conference selection by the coaches and me-

dia. Williams finished the season with 103 tackles, tied for the third-highest single-season total in program history, with 10.5 for loss and 0.5 sack, two interceptions, five pass breakups and one forced fumble. The Ormond Beach, Fla., native turned in one of the best defensive plays of the year in The Citadel's overtime win at Wofford with his "Pitch Six" return for a touchdown that tied the game with 5:57remaining in regulation. The co-Special Teams Players of the Year were senior punter Will Vanvick and senior punt returner DeAndre Schoultz. Vanvick ranked second in the SoCon and 16th in FCS with his career-best average of 42.6 yards per punt, which also stands fifth on the program's single-season list, and improved his standing on the program's career punt average list to sixth with a mark of 39.6 yards per punt. The Greenville native was a second-team Academic All-District selection and a semifinalist for the Campbell Trophy. Schoultz was the first-team All-Southern Conference return specialist after averaging 11.9 yards per return, the seventh-highest single-season average in school history, and scoring one touchdown. The Aiken native ranked first in the SoCon and 10th in FCS in punt return average, and he moved into ninth on the program's alltime career list. A trio of offensive lineman won awards after blocking for the best rushing offense in FCS in 2016. Jeffreys was the recipient of the Brigadier Foundation Award for team before self. The Oklahoma City, Okla., native started all 12 games and was a first-team All-Southern Conference performer. Isaiah Pinson won the Citadel Football Association Blood & Guts Award. The offensive tackle from Wellford was named an All-American by Walter Camp, AFCA, STATS and HERO Sports and was a first-team All-Southern Conference performer in addition to winning the Southern Conference Jacobs Blocking Award. Kyle Weaver earned the Cal McCombs Award. The Hilton Head native was a second-team All-Southern Conference selection and earned All-Southern Conference academic honors for the third straight season. Crochet took home the Ann Seignious Award for academic and football excellence. In addition to his Academic All-America honors, he also earned first-team Academic All-District and was named to the Fall Academic All-Southern Conference Team and the FCS ADA Academic All-Star Team. On the field, the Stone Mountain, Ga., native was a first-team All-Southern Conference performer with 45 tackles, including 12.5 for loss with 4.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and two quarterback hurries. His 11 tackles for loss in conference

play ranked second in the SoCon. Linebacker Trey Nelson was honored with the Linwood Sikes Award for outstanding effort. The junior from Beaufort appeared in all 12 games and record- Trey Nelson ed nine tackles. Defensive back Dee Delaney earned the J.B. Weber Academic Achievement Award after a consensus All-American season. The Beaufort native made a SoCon-best six interceptions, tying for third on The Citadel's single-season list and for third in FCS in 2016, and had 14 total passes defended to rank fourth on the program's single-season list and second in the SoCon. Delaney is set to Dee Delaney graduate in May with a bachelor's degree in business administration. Both Nelson and Delaney are Whale Branch Early College High School graduates. The Bulldogs also recognized Scout Team Players of the Year, awarding Shy McPhail the offensive award, Adam Wawrzynski the defensive honor and Cody Floyd the special teams accolade. In addition, DaSean Daniels was honored for serving as the team's Military Captain. The end of the night featured a special announcement from senior wide receiver Rudder Brown, who joined his classmates to establish a new scholarship for The Citadel Brigadier Foundation. The scholarship is entitled The 2015 & 2016 Southern Conference Football Championship Teams Scholarship and will provide permanent income for scholarship support while increasing the endowment value. The scholarship will be awarded for the first time in the fall of 2017. The Citadel completed a 10-2 campaign in the first season under Coach Thompson, who broke the program's 100-year-old record for wins by a first-year head coach. The Bulldogs earned their second straight Southern Conference championship and tied the record for most SoCon wins in a season by completing only the seventh 8-0 conference mark in SoCon history. The Citadel broke the program's single-season program record with six road wins, the most in FCS in 2016, and finished with the second-highest single-season wins total in school history. The Citadel was awarded the No. 6 seed in the FCS Playoffs, earning a national seed for the first time under the current 24-team format, and hosted a playoff game for the first time since 1992. The Citadel ranked first in FCS in rushing for the first time since 1994 and the third time in program history.

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The Saga of Southside Park This is a story of what happens when government changes its priorities. In the same breath let me hasten to add government should change its priorities. Priority-changing is the relentless reinventing that is the core strength of democracy. Sometimes, however, when governments change direction there are implications. This is a story about one such implication. Previous Beaufort City Councils have consistently seen enhancing the city’s parks as a priority. Mayor Angus Fordham’s city council, for example in the 1960s, filled in what we know now as “The Marina Parking Lot,” fashioned a bandshell from a surplused quonset hut, called the new area “Freedom Mall,” and invited the public downtown for concerts. Here was where The Water Festival was begun. Henry Chambers, in the 1970s, as we all know because the park is named for him, pushed through his signature accomplishment: the Waterfront Park that extended Freedom Mall to the Woods Bridge. When David Taub was mayor in the 1990s, council began the long process of adding Southside Park to the city’s list of parks. How was that done? I was there and I know firsthand. David Taub and City Manager John McDonough had worked very hard negotiating a deal with The Beaufort-Jasper Water and Sewer Authority (BJWSA) to sell at a fair price the city’s water and sewer works to them. The deal required the voters’ approval which was to be sought on the May 1999 ballot. Also on that ballot were expected to be four well-known Beaufortonians — Henry Chambers, Billy Keyserling, Donnie Beer and myself — running to replace Taub as mayor since he had announced he would not

seek reelection. I was mayor pro tem at the time, and watching the Beaufort-Jasper deal go down I wondered whether the voters would vote for it, as I believed they should. Thinking about Bill Rauch that, I saw a win-win. It would be an added incentive for the voters — especially for the all-important Mossy Oaks voters — to vote “yes” if they knew the site of the city’s stinky old Southside Boulevard sewage treatment plant would one day be turned into a neighborhood park. I asked my campaign lawyer, now-State Senator Tom Davis, how that might be done and he suggested council vote to place a springing covenant on the land’s deed that would say “if and when the land is no longer needed for a sewage treatment plant, its ownership will revert to the city where it can only be used by the city for a neighborhood park.” Davis drafted up the covenant and council passed it unanimously several months before the election. I ran on — among other issues — the BJWSA deal, and it was passed by the voters. The same voters the same day also elected me their mayor in a three-way race with Chambers and Beer (Keyserling had dropped out). And there the matter sat for a decade while the Water Authority built its Shell Point Plant, put the pieces into place to pump all the city’s sewage out to that plant, and then finally in about 2009 BJWSA surplused the Southside plant. That’s when things got interesting. At the time of the reversion, Tom Davis was representing the city on the BJWSA board. Davis favored the park, and there was

“ … one of the city’s most remarkable live oak groves that dominates the park’s Waddell Road side is still so overgrown it cannot be seen. Bush-hogging an oak grove, building a bandstand, building a playground and even building a perimeter path are neither complicated nor expensive projects, if there’s a will to do them.”

a rumor that the park should be named for him. Unfortunately however by then the park’s name was mud. After another unsuccessful run in 2004 — Billy Keyserling was by 2009 mayor and he was determined nothing good would come of the Southside Park deal. First he proposed breaking the perimeter of the park into lots and selling them one-by-one with the interior area serving as a kind of private park for the new owners of the perimeter parcels. But that proposal ran afoul of the springing covenant which had by then “sprung” by virtue of the land having reverted to the city. Next, Mayor Keyserling proposed planting the park’s open spaces in soybeans. But he couldn’t make that proposal fly either. Finally, frustrated, the city disbanded the park’s advisory committee, presumably because council didn’t want to hear any more requests for funding from them. And there the hapless park has sat, lucky to get mowed. Last year, quelling an uproar from dog-owners who said they had waited too long for their promised park, the city put up

some fences and called it a dog park. It is very popular. But more than a decade after it was first proposed, the perimeter trail is yet to be built. The bandstand and the playground are still just glints in the eye as well. Building a bandstand, building a playground and even building a perimeter path are neither complicated nor expensive projects, if there’s a will to do them. But there clearly is no will. This city council’s announced priority is instead jobs: jobs for the children of the city’s residents. First they purchased and supported the Commerce Park. Then they purchased and are supporting the office building at Carteret and North streets where they are building a business incubator for high-tech companies. I — and Mossy Oaks’ residents — hope these ambitious programs begin to work soon and bring in some tax revenues, because soon the grass at Southside will need mowing again. Bill Rauch was the mayor of Beaufort from 1999-2008. Email Bill at TheRauchReport@ gmail.com.

The sailboat that sailed on warm winds now abandoned There is a sad little boat sitting on the shore along Sea Island Parkway. The name of the boat is Sirocco and she has been there since the morning of Oct. 8, 2016. That is when Hurricane Matthew pushed the waters of the Beaufort River and with it Sirocco to the shore. She sits there along with five other sailboats and a power boat named Wave Dancer. Although two of the boats are hidden by trees, if you look closely you can see their masts sticking up in the reeds. The name Sirocco fascinated me, and when I researched it I discovered it means “warm wind.” This was a name given to the wind blowing from the Libyan desert over to Italy. As a sailor, myself, I can appreciate the name Sirocco. It conjures up beautiful days on the water with the sails pulled in and a nice warm 10-15 knot breeze. I think that is why it is so sad to see her aground. What happened to the owner? What happened to someone who so loved to go sailing that he would name her Sirocco

Now what?

HIGHLIGHTING DAILY LIFE OBSERVATIONS

Lee Scott, a writer and recent retiree, shares her everyday observations about life after career. A former commercial banker responsible for helping her clients to reach their business objectives, Scott now translates those analytical skills to her writings. She recently moved to St. Helena Island with her husband and two cocker spaniels. She enjoys boating, traveling and reading.

and then abandon her? This is evidently a common problem along the coastal waters. People who can no longer afford their boats abandon them in creeks and rivers. Sometimes, an owner dies and the family does not know where the boat is located. So, what happened to the sailor who owned Sirocco? Did his insurance lapse and he could not afford to remove her after the storm? Or had she already been abandoned? If so, why? Even sitting on the bank, it appears there may be some salvageable items on the boat. There are numerous companies in the sail-

boat salvage business. They make money by salvaging the parts of these sore sights, which potentially could become environmental hazards. Did any of the seven boat owners know there were other avenues to pursue rather than just anchor them off Lady’s Island? Regardless of the reasons, when I pass Sirocco a part of me wants to get out of my car and climb aboard. I want to go below and pull out her sailing log to see where she has been. I am sorry that the warm winds of South Carolina have brought you to this place, Sirocco, but you need to find a new home now.

Abandoned boats have an orange sign posted by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources asking for information regarding the owners of the vessels. The phone number is 800-922-5431.

Church is refuge from hate, world’s troubles The floors creaked in harmonious chorus, the sun filtered through stained glass, creating rainbows against the shellacked pews as the scent of vanilla and baby powder precluded each warm hug by women who had seen it all. We were never forced to attend, never as punishment, only the assurance of good music, pocket peppermint and every casserole imaginable during dinner on the grounds. The hymn “Consider the Lillies” was a customary opening, and to this day I remember every single word. There is only one thing that Mississippi has more of than freckled faces: churches. Big churches, small churches, country churches, open field churches and churches in the

middle of a living room floor if necessary. There is no denying it is a part of who I am, the good, the bad and the vocal. Cherimie Crane OccasionalWeatherford ly the preacher would get a little gloomy for my taste, but in such instances I occupied my time spotting the openeyed nappers, shoe tappers and the mommas wielding concrete stares at spirited youth. Religion is something that both fascinated and terrified my young mind. Several concepts simply twisted my logical bone into a pret-

zel while the genuine care so freely given compared only to the warmth of my grandmother’s lap. I believed there was a God from the start, there was simply no other explanation for velvety feeling rye grass or my grandmother’s grits. Church was community, family, social center and as familiar as my own home. Regardless of the chaos of the economy or the atmosphere of a world sick with hate, church was predictable as summer heat. Not once can I recall exclusion of any kind other than Mrs. Foster's pew. We all knew better than to sit in her well-worn location. Church was for all and all was church. It seemed quite simple.

I have no memory of being discouraged from love but being told consistently to love thy neighbor. Of course living in rural Mississippi, that was fairly easy as your neighbor was either your grandmother or a dairy cow. Church was as much what you did as who you were. For me, it was comforting. The soothing hymns, the sweet wrinkled hands handing me candy and belief that praying would help seemed to ease my often anxious little mind and calm my often restless little body. Religion is personal. It was personal then and it is personal now. I carry that little church with me everywhere I go. It was the most kind, most accepting and most joy-

ful place I can remember. The world is a much more confusing place now as I am often confused by the rules of engagement. Thankfully that little white church, with the shiny pews and creaking floors, gave me a foundation of which to build my own beliefs, my own thoughts and my ability to decipher casseroles with ease. Although I don't recall every sermon or fully agree with every sentiment, I do consider the lilies and I do love thy neighbor. Cherimie Crane Weatherford, owner of SugarBelle boutique, real estate broker and observer of all things momentous and mundane, lives on Lady’s Island with her golfing husband, dancing toddler and lounging dogs.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Thanks to all who supported monument

That a group of local citizens supported by our representatives in Washington managed to get President Obama, in his final days in office, to designate four sites in BeauB6

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fort County as part of a national monument to Reconstruction is simply amazing. It brings to mind the following final portion of Edgar Albert Guest poem “It Couldn’t Be Done” There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done,

There are thousands to prophesy failure; There are thousands to point out to you one by one, The dangers that wait to assail you. But just buckle it in with a bit of a grin, Just take off your coat and go to it; Just start to sing as you tackle the thing

That “couldn’t be done” and you’ll do it. To each individual who led the campaign, signed a petition or contacted an elected representative to allow it to happen, thank you. Lady’s Island Business and Professional Association


WHAT TO DO Beaufort film festival tickets now on sale

Tickets are now available for purchase for the 11th Annual Beaufort International Film Festival, which will be held through Sunday, Feb. 19. Tickets can be ordered online or purchased in person at the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center at 713 Craven St., Beaufort. Details regarding the schedule of events, screening times, trailers, ticket prices and more are available at beaufortfilmfestival.com. For more information, contact the Beaufort Film Society at beaufortfilm@gmail.com.

Program on Smalls to be held Feb. 17

The Beaufort County Historical Society and Tabernacle Baptist Church have assembled a countywide effort to bring Donald Sweeper's presentation, “The Life and Times of Robert Smalls,” to the community. The presentation will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 901 Craven St. in Beaufort. Tickets are $10 and seating is limited. For reservations, call 843-689-6767, ext. 225; email nhefter@coastaldiscovery.org; or visit www.coastaldiscovery.org .

Lecture to focus on researching family

The History Lecture Series, a cooperative venture by the Beaufort History Museum and the Beaufort County Library, will feature a presentation on how to research an African-American family. The event will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at the St. Helena Branch Library at 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road. Researchers Kimberly Morgan and Akosua Moore will update what they’ve learned about a former slave and his many descendants through family lore, government records and library materials. While the lectures are free to the public, space is limited. Register at www.beauforthistorymuseum.com to ensure admission. (Those who do not pre-register will not be guaranteed a seat.)

Sing event to honor Black History Month

Penn Center on St. Helena Island will host a Community Sing honoring Black History Month at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19. Call 843-838-2432; email info@penncenter.com; or visit www.penncenter.com.

Tea will feature book discussion

A Sea Island Lady Tea will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, at the Verdier House at 801 Bay St. in Beaufort Grace Cordial, of the Beaufort District Collection, will talk about the Beaufort locations in the book, "A Sea Island Lady." There will be sweets, savories, sandwiches and tea. Seating is limited. For more information or to reserve a seat, call the Historic Beaufort Foundation at 843-379-3331. Tickets may also be purchased at www.historicbeaufort.org/shop.

Poetry reading to focus on race

The Pat Conroy Literary Center will present Poets Respond to Race, a poetry reading and community discussion, from 5-6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20. The event will be held at Grace Chapel AME Church at 502 Charles St. in Beaufort.

Children’s theater to hold auditions

The Beaufort Children’s Theatre will hold auditions for “Aladdin, Jr.” on Tuesday, Feb. 21, and Wednesday, Feb. 22, at the USCB Center for the Arts. Production dates for Aladdin, Jr., will be at 7 p.m. May 19-20; 3 p.m. May 21; and 9:30 a.m. and noon May 18 (for schools only) at the Center for the Arts. Rehearsals are held from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; and 2-4 p.m. Sundays. Audition times are from 5:15-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, for ages, 7-9, and 6:308 p.m. for ages 10-12; and 5:15-7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, for ages 13-18, and 7-8:15 p.m. for call-backs.

Chorale looking for singers to join group

The Lowcountry Chorale, a mixed-voice community of singers, has begun preparation for its upcoming season. To that end, it is looking for singers to join the group. No auditions are necessary. Anyone who loves to sing is welcome to join. Rehearsals begin at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 157 Lady’s Island Drive, Beaufort. Registration begins at 6:15 p.m. Thirteen weeks of rehearsals will culminate in performances on Friday, May 19, and Saturday, May 20. The group is under the direction of Alan Lathan. The theme for this concert is “From Broadway to Hollywood.” There is a $35 membership fee to help defray music and performance costs. Call Shari at 843-252-3990 for more information.

Fort Fremont tour to be held Feb. 24

A Friends of Fort Fremont monthly docent-led tour will be on Saturday, Feb. 24. The event will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Helena Branch Library, where guests will see a scale model of Fort Fremont in 1898 and then travel down Lands End Road to see the fort as it looks today.

The Gloriosa Trio to headline on Feb. 26

The Fripp Island Friends of Music will host the Gloriosa Trio at 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26. The concert will be held in the Fripp Community Center, 205 Tarpon Blvd. Tickets at

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the door are $25 for adults; students are free. This event includes a catered reception. Visit www.frippfriendsofmusic.com or call 843-263-5916.

USMC to hold program on World War I

The Parris Island Historic and Museum Society and Historic Port Royal Foundation will present a two-part commemoration of the USMC in WWI at HPRF's Union Church, 1004 11th St. in Port Royal. The first part will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, featuring Steve Price of the PIHMS' Living History Detachment. The second part will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, and will feature Mike Miller, author of the multi-book series. These programs are free and open to the public.

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