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Beaufort’s Cummings sweeps gold at youth world championships
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TUESDAY, JULY 17
Festival Arts & Crafts Market Location: Promenade at Waterfront Park Event Details: Noon – 7pm OPENING CEREMONY Sponsored by The Preserve at Port Royal Entertainment: The Parris Island Marine Band & Fireworks at Dusk Location: Waterfront Park Event Details: FREE EVENT Gates open at 6pm, Ceremony at 7pm FREE Shuttle Service from the Beaufort County Government Center
Festival Arts & Crafts Market Location: Promenade at the Waterfront Park Event Details: 10am – 7pm HOMETOWN TUESDAY Sponsored by Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce Headline Entertainment: Steel Rail Express Location: Waterfront Park Event Details: FREE EVENT Gates open 7pm, Show at 8pm No outside food or beverages, or coolers
SATURDAY, JULY 14
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CJ Cummings has done it again.
The recent Beaufort High School graduate swept gold at the 2018 IWF Junior World Championships on Monday in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, claiming his third consecutive junior world title. Competing in the 69kg weight class, Cummings hit his first two lifts in the snatch — 136kg and 140kg — but missed his attempt at 145kg, which would have broken his current Junior and Senior American records for the third time this year. Cummings went 3-for-3 in the clean and jerk, finishing with a lift of 176kg for a 316kg total and a 7kg margin over Romania’s Paul Dumitrascu. Cummings also won overall gold at the IWF Junior World Championships in 2017 in Tokyo and in 2016 in Tbilisi, Georgia, but this is the first time he has swept all three gold medals. He’s also a two-time IWF Youth World Championship gold medalist.
Don't miss: Medical job fair July 12 at Beaufort Memorial Beaufort Memorial Hospital will host a job fair Thursday, July 12, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Beaufort Medical and Administrative Center, 990 Ribaut Road, Room 426. The hospital is specifically seeking Medical Assistants (CMA and RMA), Licensed Practical Nurses, and clerical specialists to work in physician practice settings. Most positions are full-time, Monday through Friday, and offer a full package of benefits. For more information, visit BeaufortMemorial.org/jobfair.
63rd annual Beaufort Water Festival kicks off Friday
By Justin Jarrett
The best 10 days of the year are almost upon us. It’s time for the 63rd annual Beaufort Water Festival to return to Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, which will be the place to see and be seen from Friday, July 13, to Sunday, July 22. The festival has grown leaps and bounds since the inaugural event in 1956 — not only in terms of its popularity, but also in the number of events offered. Back then, a $5 bill would get a couple into all the major events of festival week, which were limited to the beauty pageant, the Water Festival Ball (now known as the Commodore’s Ball), and the Regatta Ball. This year’s festival will include upwards of 25 events, including numerous concerts, fan favorites such as the Opening Ceremonies, Motown Monday, Teen Dance, Talent Show, Blessing of the Fleet, and tons of fun contests such as the Raft Race, bocce and badminton tournaments, the children’s toad fishing tournament, and the always entertaining Bed Race. This year marks a first for the festival, though — it’s the first time a husband and wife both will have served as Commodore. Beaufort native and attorney Stacey Canaday will serve as this year’s Commodore, following husband, Chris, who held the position in 2016. Canaday was a Pirette — one of the team of young women who serve as the festival’s goodwill ambassadors by participating in regional parades and events throughout the
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year and assist patrons during the Water Festival — during the early-1990s and has been a volunteer for the festival for the past 15 years. So Canaday knows her way around the Water Festival, but if you’re a first-timer, there are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind: PARKING Parking is limited downtown on an ordinary basis, but the competition for a space is especially fierce during the Water Festival. Be prepared to pay for parking, whether it’s at a metered space or in a paid lot downtown. Allow extra time to park and walk, or plan on parking at the Beaufort County Government Center and using the free shuttle for select evening events. IT’S HOT! It’s not exactly breaking news that it gets hot in the Lowcountry in July, but seriously, Water Festival seems to come during one of the hottest weeks of the year, every year. Be sure to slap on some sunscreen before you head out and take in plenty of fluids (other than beer and wine) to avoid dehydration. EAT, DRINK & BE MERRY There’s no shortage of food and beverage available at Water Festival, and you can indulge as much as you like while knowing you’re helping support charities such as high school booster clubs. If you’re going to enjoy some adult beverages, though, be sure to drink responsibly and keep the atmosphere family-friendly, and whatever you do, don’t drink and drive.
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Raft Race Sponsored by CPM Federal Credit Union Location: Waterfront Park Seawall Event Details: 8:30am – Noon Festival Arts & Crafts Market Location: Promenade at the Waterfront Park Event Details: 9am – 7pm Bocce Tournament Sponsored by JoCo Construction and Sea Island Elevators Location: Waterfront Park Main Field Event Details: Play starts at 9am Badminton Tournament Sponsored by A.C. Harvey's Screenprinting Location: Waterfront Park Stage Field Event Details: Play starts at 9am Children’s Toad Fishing Tournament Sponsored by Plair Enterprises, Inc Location: Waterfront Park Seawall Event Details: FREE EVENT 10am – Noon | Ages 12 and under only Bring your own rod, reel and tackle Bait provided Sponsor’s Expo Location: Waterfront Park Pavilion Event Details: FREE EVENT 10am – 2pm Shrimp Boat Tours Sponsored by Sea Eagle Market Location: Waterfront Park Seawall Event Details: FREE EVENT| Noon – 4pm Ski Show Location: Waterfront Park Event Details: FREE EVENT | 1:30pm CONCERT IN THE PARK Sponsored by New Country Bob 106.9 Headline Performer GRANGER SMITH featuring Earl Dibbles Jr. with SPECIAL GUESTS country entertainer JOHN KING and new rising country act WALKER COUNTY Location: Waterfront Park Event Details: $30 | Gates open at 6pm, Show at 7pm | No strollers, coolers, outside food or beverages or professional photography | No Refunds | FREE Shuttle service from Beaufort County Government Center Children age 5 and under FREE
SUNDAY, JULY 15
Festival Arts & Crafts Market Location: Promenade at the Waterfront Park Event Details: 9am – 5pm River Rally Sponsored by Butler Marine Location: Local Waters Event Details: 9am – 1pm Children’s Day Sponsored by Coastal Orthodontics Location: Waterfront Park Event Details: FREE EVENT 11am – 3pm | Featuring Games, Activities, Shows, Bounce Houses and Prizes Shrimp Boat Tours Sponsored by Sea Eagle Market Location: Waterfront Park Seawall Event Details: FREE EVENT Noon – 4pm TEEN DANCE Sponsored by JOHN 3:16 Entertainment: DJ Donna Location: Waterfront Park Event Details: $10 | 6pm – 9pm Gates open 6pm – 9pm, No entry after 8pm (NO RE-ENTRY ALLOWED) Ages 13 – 17 only, ID Required Clutch Purses Only (6” x 9” size) | Please Wear Appropriate Clothing | No refunds, outside food or beverages, or coolers
MONDAY, JULY 16
Festival Arts & Crafts Market Location: Promenade at the Waterfront Park Event Details: 10am – 7pm MOTOWN MONDAY Sponsored by South State Bank Entertainment: Deaz-Guyz Location: Waterfront Park Event Details: $15 | Gates open 7pm, Show at 8pm | No refunds, outside food or beverages, or coolers | FREE Shuttle Service from the Beaufort County Government Center | Children age 5 and under FREE
WEDNESDAY, JULY 18
Festival Arts & Crafts Market Location: Promenade at the Waterfront Park Event Details: 10am – 7pm TALENT SHOW Sponsored by Landon's LP Hosted by: The Preceptor Omega Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority Location: Waterfront Park Event Details: $10 or FREE with Official 2018 63rd Annual Water Festival T-Shirt Gates open at 6pm, Show at 7pm No refunds, outside food or beverages, or coolers | Children age 5 and under FREE
THURSDAY, JULY 19
Festival Arts & Crafts Market Location: Promenade at the Waterfront Park Event Details: 10am – 7pm LOWCOUNTRY SUPPER Sponsored by Waste Pro Headline Entertainment: 20 Ride Opening Entertainment: Andrew Beam Featuring: The Whistlers Location: Waterfront Park Event Details: $15 | Gates open at 6pm Supper served 6pm – 7:30pm | No refunds, outside food or beverages, or coolers Children age 5 and under FREE
FRIDAY, JULY 20
Festival Arts & Crafts Market Location: Promenade at the Waterfront Park Event Details: 10am – 7pm Bed Race Sponsored by Starr Distribution Location: Corner of Bay & Harrington Event Details: $25 entry per team 4:30pm check-in | 5pm start time | Same day registration based on space availability RIVER DANCE Sponsored by City Electric Supply Entertainment: Groove Town Assault Opening Entertainment: Souls Harbor Location: Waterfront Park Event Details: $15 | Gates open at 7pm, Show at 8pm | Must be 18 or Older with Valid ID to attend | No refunds, outside food or beverages, coolers or strollers FREE Shuttle service from Beaufort County Government Center
SATURDAY, JULY 21
Festival Arts & Crafts Market Location: Promenade at the Waterfront Park Event Details: 9am – 7pm Water Festival Grand Parade Organized by: The Beaufort Lions Club Location: Downtown Beaufort Event Details: FREE EVENT 10am – Noon Non-Profit Expo Location: Waterfront Park Pavilion Event Details: FREE EVENT Noon – 4pm Air Show Sponsored by Executive Flight Training Location: Waterfront Park Event Details: FREE EVENT | 1pm – 4pm Stunt Planes | US Coast Guard Search & Rescue Demo COMMODORE’S BALL Sponsored by Mike's Marine Entertainment: Emerald Empire Band Location: Waterfront Park Event Details: $10 | Gates open at 7pm, Show at 8pm | No refunds, outside food or beverages or coolers Children age 5 and under FREE
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Festival Arts & Crafts Market Location: Promenade at the Waterfront Park Event Details: 9am – 3pm Blessing of the Fleet and Parade of Boats Sponsored by The Past Commodores of the Beaufort Water Festival Location: Beaufort River in front of Waterfront Park Seawall Event Details: Noon – 2pm FREE registration | Boats must register to be eligible for prizes | All applications must be at the judge’s table prior to Noon Festival Ends – 3:00 pm See you next year!
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Cat of the Week: Klondike is a gorgeous 2-year-old girl. She has a calm and gentle personality and gets along well with other cats. She really enjoys attention and will be glad to greet you. All she needs is a comfy spot to lounge and she will be more than happy. She is spayed, microchipped and up-to-date on vaccinations.
Dog of the Week: Zena is a beautiful 3-year-old girl. She has a very loving personality and was a wonderful mom to her three puppies. She enjoys yard time with other dogs, knows the commands "sit" and "come,” is playful and will make a wonderful companion. She is spayed, microchipped and up-to-date on vaccinations.
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NEWS NEWS BRIEFS Sheriff investigating home invasion, auto theft
The Beaufort County Sheriff 's Office continues to investigate a home invasion that occurred on Hilda Avenue on Lady's Island early July 7. During the incident, victims reported that multiple unknown subjects entered their home and demanded property and cash. After taking the property and cash, the subjects fled in the victims' 2014 GMC pickup truck. As it was not immediately located, Sheriff 's Office deputies listed the pickup in the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) as stolen. Details about the home invasion and the description of the stolen pickup truck were released through NIXLE, local media outlets, and social media. After watching a newscast about the home invasion and stolen GMC pickup truck, a citizen recalled seeing a truck matching its de-
scription parked on Dolly Lane and called the Sheriff 's Office. After the call was received, deputies were dispatched to Dolly Lane and confirmed it was the stolen pickup. The truck was examined and processed for forensic evidence — fingerprints and DNA — then towed from Dolly Lane. The subjects were not located and have yet to be identified. Anyone with information regarding the home invasion is encouraged to contact the Sheriff 's Office at 843-524-2777 or Crimestoppers (1-888-CrimeSC) if wishing to remain anonymous and for possible reward.
Certified delinquent tax bills mailed
The Beaufort County Treasurer’s Office has mailed almost 4,000 certified delinquent tax bills to taxpayers with outstanding balances on their real and personal property. To avoid an additional delinquent fee of
$50, taxpayers are urged to pay in full by Aug. 31, after which all payments on delinquent accounts must be made by guaranteed funds, which are cash, cashier’s check, certified funds, or money order. Personal checks will not be accepted. Taxes must be paid by 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28, to prevent the property from being auctioned at the Delinquent Tax Sale. Taxes may be paid at one of three office locations, online, by phone, or by mail. Current amounts due can be found on the website or by contacting the office. Additional information can be found on the website, BeaufortCountyTreasurer.com.
One injured in Trask Parkway accident
The Burton Fire District and Beaufort/ Port Royal Fire Department responded to a motor vehicle accident on Trask Parkway on
July 9 resulting in injuries to one occupant and closing Trask Parkway. Just before 11 p.m. Monday, Burton and Beaufort firefighters responded to an accident on Trask Parkway near Calvary Lane. Firefighters arrived to a two-vehicle accident between a Ford passenger vehicle and a Chevy pickup truck. The Ford struck a power pole, snapping the pole in half at the base, with only the vehicle and a pole guidewire stabilizing the pole from falling and causing a potentially serious electrical hazard. The male driver of the Ford was transported to the hospital. His condition was unknown at the time. Fire crews remained on scene until after 2:30 a.m. securing the area until SCE&G arrived to shut off power. Trask Parkway remained closed throughout the morning while SCE&G worked on scene. The Burton Fire District has responded to more than 125 motor vehicle accidents so far in 2018.
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Smoke detector saves children in Burton fire The Burton Fire District and MCAS Beaufort Fire Department extinguished a house fire July 7 in which a smoke detector alerted the children and allowed them to get to safety. Just before 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, Burton and MCAS firefighters were dispatched to a reported house fire on the corner of County Shed and Rosieda roads. Firefighters arrived to find a single-family home on fire but the family safely outside. Firefighters were able to quickly bring the fire under control, but the family of six was displaced. The resident said she was cooking on the stove when the grease ignited. The two smoke detectors in the home activated and woke the three children, ranging in ages from 1 to 10 years old, and the family of six was able to escape safely. Red Cross was notified to assist the family. Fire officials again state the importance of smoke detectors in the home.
“Cooking fires can be very explosive, as this one was, and smoke detectors provide those extra couple of seconds you need to get your family together and get out safely,” said Captain Justin Blankenship, who was first on scene. Burton officials said they have seen the direct contrast between those homes without smoke detectors, which have sustained severe damages, injury and death, compared to those homes that have them. Fire officials also stress the importance of every home having an ABC home fire extinguisher mounted by their kitchen and near an exit where it is easily seen and accessible by everyone. Extinguishers can be purchased at any local department store. Burton firefighters provide fire extinguisher training for all appropriate ages for free as well as free smoke detectors. Residents needing a smoke detector or who would like training on fire extinguishers can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BJWSA takes safety streak into new fiscal year The beginning of the 2019 fiscal year finds Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority (BJWSA) celebrating a significant milestone – more than one million safe work hours without an injury resulting in a lost workday. As of July 1, BJWSA’s staff had worked safely 1,163 consecutive days to accumulate 1,047,540 hours, the result of every employee’s commitment to safety and compliance with their robust safety program. BJWSA reached this milestone once before but, due to complacency, made missteps in the workplace that resulted in several injuries. To avoid repeating this, employees are focused on achieving the 2,000,000 safe hours mark. The BJWSA Board also recently approved a five-year strategic plan dubbed “Crystal Clear 2022.”
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TCL receives $18,000 from Hospital Auxiliary
(Front Row) Left to Right: Brooke Minton, TCL Radiologic Technology student and scholarship recipient; Glenn Levicki, Ph.D., Dean, TCL Health Sciences Dept.; Kelli Jenkins, TCL Radiologic Technology student and scholarship recipient; Kelley Ard, TCL Radiologic Technology student and scholarship recipient; Marge Sieban, Auxiliary Scholarship Chairman. (Back Row) Left to Right: Dr. Joe Cervone, Auxiliary Golf Committee Member; Michele Connelly, TCL Nursing Program Instructor; Marie Luppino, TCL Radiologic Technology student and scholarship recipient; Kristine Bradley, TCL Nursing student and scholarship recipient; Jonathan Grajales, TCL Nursing student and scholarship recipient; Bob Elliott, Auxiliary Golf Tournament Director; Virginia Corty, TCL Nursing student and scholarship recipient; Mary Ann Jarmulowicz, PhD., Director, TCL Nursing Programs; Chris Corkern, Presenting Corporate Sponsor, Auxiliary Golf Tournament.
elebrating a 25-year giving history, The Hospital Auxiliary recently gave a generous donation to support scholarships for Technical College of the Lowcountry students pursuing degrees in Health Sciences. At a June 27 presentation and recognition event, the Auxiliary presented an $18,000 check to the TCL Foundation. “The Auxiliary is an important partner in support of health sciences education at TCL and an exemplary student advocate,” TCL Vice President for Advancement Mary Lee Carns said. Over the past 25 years, the Auxiliary has given TCL nearly $500,000 in health sciences scholarships, supporting students in Nursing, Radiologic Technology, Physical Therapy Assisting and Surgical Technology programs. The Hospital Auxiliary and its volunteers have contributed thousands of hours in support of hospital and community needs and among its many philanthropies, provides scholarships to students entering the healthcare field. For more information about these and other TCL scholarships, please call Carns at 843-470-5962.
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My Little Red Pinto
The Little Red Pinto I owned was not a horse. It was a car. At the time I bought it in 1971, the Pinto Sedan was a new model Ford had released the previous fall. It was great. It had a vibrant red paint color, with a black interior, four-speed manual transmission, and an AM/FM radio. I perfected my clutch skills in that car on Maryland hills. I recently test drove a new car. It was a different world compared to the old Pinto. I found myself sitting in the car and marveling at all the new gadgets. The new car would have been considered Science Fiction material back in the Pinto days. Most of us are accustomed to power windows and power seats, but the new cars go way beyond those extras. They are electronic wonders. First, I noticed there was no spot for the key. You must push a start button with the key close to you. My first thought was –
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The car is incredible, and I enjoyed all the bells and whistles. But I must admit the best feature is the air-conditioning. where do I put my key after I have pushed the button; in my purse, in the side pocket? What about all those cute key chains I own? Will they become obsolete? How many people depend on key chains to open beer and soda bottles? Then I took a test drive. Suddenly, I felt the steering wheel vibrate. What is going on? The salesman suggested I
refrain from driving on the white line along the side of the road. Evidently the car has a mechanism that sends a vibration through the steering wheel whenever the white line is crossed. It felt like the car was screaming at me, “Pay attention!” “How do I avoid the wind draft from those large 53-foot tractor trailers if I don’t hug the right line?” I asked the
salesman. He did not respond. Then I set the cruise control. I do love this feature especially when driving long trips. But the car kept slowing down and then speeding up without me doing anything. “What? Something is wrong with this car,” I told the salesman. “No, it is the adaptive cruise control,” he said. Turns out the car has another feature. It keeps you at a certain distance from the car in front of you and slows you down as the car you are following slows down. Who knew? When we returned to the dealership the salesman asked me what I thought of the car. As I stepped out into the summer heat, I said, “The car is incredible, and I enjoyed all the bells and whistles. But I must admit the best feature is the air-conditioning.” After all, that is a something never installed in my Little Red Pinto.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR A response to the July 5th article about the downtown marina
This is about the city Redevelopment Commission discussing next steps for the downtown marina. We have three local businesses here in Beaufort thriving to offer local kayak tours that are safe, secure, friendly, and successful small-business operators with knowledge of our waterways, tides, and currents. So are we spending money for large operators to come in and compete with small operators like Beaufort Lands End Tours that has two slips at the marina, a floating dock with kayaks and paddle boards, and rents bikes? We have been paying city and county taxes for six years. Why has the city not contacted us — as well as Higher Ground Kayaks and Beaufort Kayak Tours — for our opinion? Why are we wanting to destroy small businesses downtown? Irene Goodnight Owner, Beaufort Lands End Tours
Thank you, Port Royal, for the Fourth of July celebration!
I was hoping you might assist me in a personal Fourth of July tradition. On Nantucket Island I put on their Independence Day festivities for 23 years, and then wrote a thank you letter to our local newspaper, the Inquirer and Mirror. It was a great way to get everyone recognized for all of their hard work. Thank you Van and Brooke, Jeff and the DPW Department from the Town of Port Royal. The town’s government leaders, the mayor and council members, for an incredible start with their patriotic singing of the national anthem. Many thanks to Port Royal Police Chief Beach, Lt. Massey, the Port Royal Police and Fire Department for all their help. The talented band Main Street and JBH Entertainment for keeping it all plugged in. The food and activities ven-
dors, especially the Boy Scouts. Lee Distributors and Triangle Ice for keeping us quenched and cool. Robert from Piggly Wiggly for those AWESOME watermelons. Thank you Beaufort Historic Partnership and Cora for the very helpful van transportation. Huge thanks to the hardworking and fun volunteers including the Beaufort Jaycees. Shawn for great design work and capturing amazing moments. Thank you to this paper for helping to get the word of mouth out, too. I want to thank Patty and Jim Crower for introducing me to Port Royal while giving a new girl in town great support. My patient husband and wonderful, volunteer neighbors Ray, Diane, and Janet. Please forgive me if I somehow forgot to mention your assistance. To end this simply, I just hope that you had as much fun going to this celebration as I had putting it on. Thank you, Port Royal. Kate Hamilton Pardee
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Expectations generally run high when we have a new wine in our glasses. Something in us just wants to like it, if not love it. This week we have a rosé from southern France, specifically from the Côtes de Provence AOC — the Château des Bertrands Élégance. Château des Bertrands is located at the foot of the Maures hill chain — he Massif des Maures, as it is known in France. Actually, this is a small mountain range located in the Var département, near Fraxinet. The highest peak is just over 2,500 feet above sea level. These mountains are full of chestnut trees. Excellent candied chestnuts are available to the many tourists who come to the area, and there is an annual chestnut festival in October. Also, on the plains of the Maures, the rare Hermann’s tortoise has found a home. Hikers in the area can see them and other tortoises in an area dedicated to their protection. Château des Bertrands is a 500-acre estate situated in this part of Provence. Élégance is one of the estate’s wines. There is a continental climate, with dry, hot summers and cold winters, perfect amounts of sunshine and rain, and a prevailing easterly wind. Variations between day and night temperatures help the grapes ripen fully, but not too quickly. The soil of the hillside vineyards is typical of the Maures hills — stony and made of pink sandstone and sandy earth. The vineyards are well-drained. This wine is a blend of 50 percent Cinsault, 30 percent Grenache, 10 percent Syrah, 5 percent Rolle, and 5 percent various other varieties. Like with other blends, each variety has something unique it brings to the finished wine. Cinsault is tolerant to heat, pro-
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FABULOUS FOURTH Nearly 2,000 people crammed onto the Sands Beach to enjoy good live music, good food, a hot dog eating contest and good old-fashioned patriotism for the annual Fourth of July celebration Wednesday in the Town of Port Royal. Participants were greeted by Janet Mulcahy, who gave out miniature American flags. One could grab a grilled hot dog, a cold beverage, get one’s face
painted with myriad designs, meander down to the beach, or hang out with friends and listen to music played by Main Street Band. Once the sun set, the loud, distinctive boom could be heard across Battery Creek, signaling the start of the fireworks show on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, which was immediately followed by the fireworks show provided by the Town of Port Royal, resulting in a total of nearly 20 minutes of explosions in the sky. SEE MORE PHOTOS ON PAGE B2
Below: Kicking off the Fourth of July Celebration, Port Royal Mayor Sam Murray, left, leads the singing of the National Anthem with the help of town council members MaryBeth Hayward, Barry Lee of the Main Street Band and town councilmen Darryl Owens and Gerry Ashmore. Photos by Bob Sofaly.
Eryka Owens, left, and Marlonzo Bower salute each other after being crowned the 2018 hot dog eating champions on Wednesday, July 4. During the allotted three minutes, Owens consumed 2 1/2 hot dogs while Bower at 4 3/4.
Strategically situated on the edge of the marsh in Port Royal, this family was able to clearly watch the Parris Island and the Town of Port Royal fireworks shows. Here the bursts on the Port Royal side seemed to fill the sky with blazing color.
Will Scarborough wears a flag in his cap while listening to the Main Street Band on Wednesday during the Fourth of July celebration at the Sands Beach. Scarborough’s dad, Bill, is the drummer for the band.
While some went to the beach or backyard cookouts, these folks spent the day cooling off in the pool at the Charles “Lind” Brown Center on Greene Street.
Volunteers rescue mama loggerhead on Hunting Island
In 18 years as a sea turtle conservation specialist on Hunting Island, Buddy Lawrence thought he had seen and done it all. On Thursday, July 5, he added to the list. A turtle team in zone 4, south of South Beach and nearly to the breach, found a mother loggerhead turtle stuck in a hole under a downed tree. Lawrence believes she was trapped around 3 or 4 a.m. while searching for a nesting area. The same turtle had made three other non-nesting crawls that same night, attempting to find a good spot to lay her eggs. There are already four successful nests in the same area, but this particular turtle was just unlucky. Luckily, Merle Wolfgang, a volunteer in Katrina Rossman’s team, saw the mama stuck in the hole. If she and the
volunteers in her team had not found the turtle, she would have died in the heat of the sun. Lawrence and volunteers Ernie Wilson and Bob Bobko were able to free the turtle and help her return to the sea. Loggerhead turtles can weigh up to 350 pounds, and rescuing a trapped turtle was not an easy operation. The rescue team had to dig the sand out from under her to free her enough to get her up and over the log. The operation took about an hour. The Friends of Hunting Island Sea Turtle Conservation Project’s goal is to protect as many turtles, their nests, and their hatchlings as possible. Loggerhead turtles are threatened in the U.S. and endangered worldwide because of human encroachment of habitat, boat accidents, and nest predation.
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First things first, volunteer Janet Mulcahy, left, greets everyone with a miniature American flag as they entered the Sands Beach area Wednesday afternoon. Here, Mulcahy gives a flag to Arya Austin and her dad, Josh.
Jaida Dinkins, 9, gets her arm “tattooed” by volunteer Eve Heaton.
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Todd Keyserling, a volunteer with BoyScout Troop 1 from Carteret Street United Methodist Church, brings out trays of hot dogs for the hot dog eating contest. Keyserling said he had prepared 12 dozen of the all-American franks with an additional six dozen in reserve, just in case. Photos by Bob Sofaly.
Family and friends cheer on their loved ones as they gulp down hot dogs during the hot dog eating contest.
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Tommy O’Brien recently retired from the automotive repair business, but that doesn’t mean he’s sitting home in a rocking chair. O’Brien opened Kobuch’s Fireworks, his first-ever fireworks stand, off of S.C 128 Savannah Highway, and he had a steady stream of customers leading up the Independence Day. O’Brien said shooting off fireworks is legal in S.C. and is willing to show the statute to anybody who asks. And he has plenty of things that go boom in the night. “I have sparklers, bottle rockets, mortars, traditional rockets … just about anything that goes boom,” he said as he proudly displayed a rolled package of 4,000 firecrackers. “I’m going to open up for New Years too. I’ll be open for the Fourth of July and New Years every year thereafter.” O’Brien grinned and said, “Come and get your boom on.” From far left: Tommy O’Brien gives a wry grin as he displays a package of 4,000 firecrackers; Tommy O’Brien’s new fireworks stand is off Savannah Highway. Photos by Bob Sofaly.
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There are truths that apply to everyone. For many centuries, people looked around them and assumed that the Earth was flat. Of course, we now know that it is round. The round shape of Earth is an example of a universal truth, one that applies to people of all cultures and backgrounds. Even if some continue to believe that the world is flat, this doesn’t change the reality that the Earth is actually round.
We don’t create truth; we discover it. When we discovered that the Earth is round, we didn’t create its shape. We simply observed the Earth as it truly is. When we write out the multiplication table, we are discovering mathematical principles that have always existed. We are able to discover laws of science and mathematics which exist independently of our personal preferences, feelings, or experiences.
Science and math explore universal truths. Science and mathematics are based on the central premise that it is possible to discover universal truths about nature and the world around us. For example, since chemical reactions are consistent from place to place, we can design car engines that work anywhere in the world. Likewise, “3 x 3 = 9” is a mathematical reality that holds true in every country and culture.
We can seek truth together with mutual respect. When we recognize that universal truth exists, we have a shared position by which we can seek truth together. When two people disagree on a scientific matter, for example, they can discuss the evidence on each side. In a respectful way, they can work to arrive together at a better understanding of the truth. Moral and religious truths are universal truths. We can discover truths which apply to everyone in the areas of faith and morality, too. For example, if humans have a moral obligation to treat one another as persons rather than objects to be used, this is a truth that transcends cultural differences. It is a truth we discover, but do not create. Similarly, if God exists (or does not), this is a reality that applies to believers and non-believers alike. We can seek such truths in respectful discussion. If two people disagree on the question of God’s existence, but they recognize that this is a reality greater than their own opinions or preferences, then they have a foundation for a respectful discussion. There is no reason to attack one another on a personal level. Instead, they can present the reasons for their positions in a friendly manner, seeking to arrive together at a fuller understanding of the truth.
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United Way celebrates AmeriCorps members United Way of the Lowcountry recently recognized its AmeriCorps members as the 2017-18 service year drew to a close. AmeriCorps members support the United Way of the Lowcountry Early Grade Reading (EGR) initiative, now referred to as "Read Indeed.” Members serve along with more than 300 community volunteers as tutors in 12 elementary schools and preschools throughout Beaufort and Jasper counties, providing reading assistance to students in Pre-Kindergarten through third grade. AmeriCorps members are a core group of tutors who serve the entire school year. Because they are in the schools several days each week, they provide continuity and stability to the program.
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Shrimp Festival recognized as one of region’s best events The Southeast Tourism Society has named the Beaufort Shrimp Festival one of the STS Top 20 Events in the Southeast for October 2018. This year's Beaufort Shrimp Festival is October 5-6, 2018. The STS Top 20 Festival and Event Awards have highlighted programs around the Southeast since 1985. Travel industry experts select 20 events per month, and STS publicizes them throughout the United States. The complete list is published on two websites: Southeast Tourism Society and Travel Media Press Room. Events considered for the STS Top 20 recognition must be at least three years old and have attendance of at least 1,000. The online nomination link and submission deadlines are available at SoutheastTourism.org or by calling 770-542-1523. STS, founded in 1983 and headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting tourism to and within 12 states - Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.
History Museum to host book signing July 25 Recognized Lincoln scholar Jonathan Putnam will be in the courtyard at the historic Arsenal on Craven Street for a book signing presented by Beaufort History Museum from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 25. Putnam will offer a brief talk and reading at noon, and light refreshments will be served following the talk. The event is free to the public and a complimentary ticket to the museum will be given for each book sold during this event. A former trial lawyer and Lincoln scholar, Putnam continues to impress fans with his combination of mystery and history surrounding Abraham Lincoln in “Final Resting Place,” the third mystery in the author’s “Lincoln & Speed Mystery” series. The novel is inspired by real events and delves into a transitional period in Lincoln’s life. The story begins in the summer of 1838, when Springfield is embroiled in a tumultuous, violent political season. All of Springfield’s elite have gathered at a grand party to celebrate the Fourth of July. Spirits are high until a prominent local politician is assassinated in the midst of fireworks. When his political rival is arrested, young lawyer Lincoln and his best friend Joshua Speed are back on the case to investigate. It’s no ordinary trial, however, as Lincoln and Speed soon face unwelcome complications. Putnam will be available to answer questions and chat about “Final Resting Place” and other books he has written. The book signing is one of many opportunities for community engagement, including lectures, exhibits, art retrospectives, children’s programs, and historic reenactments, many offered free of charge by the museum as a service to visitors and local residents. B4
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Left: Sometimes it’s all in lane choice as these two Cub Scouts found out the hard way. For some reason boats in the left lane traveled freely and much quicker while boats in the right lane dragged when they came into contact with the vinyl rain gutter. Photos by Bob Sofaly.
ub Scouts from Webelos Pack 209 and Boys Scouts from Troop 201 launched the annual Rain Gutter Regatta on Monday, July 9, at Shell Point Baptist Church using real rain gutters and catamaran boats built from official wooden kits. Each kit came with two hulls and a plastic center to hold them together. A reshaped plastic sail was mounted to the center with a stick. Scouts then used old-fashioned lung power to blow air through a straw to propel their boats through the rain gutter to the finish line. To give everybody a fair chance the regatta was a double-elimination format. The boats used to be carved from a block of soap with the scout’s official Cub Scout pocket knife. The soap already floated and could be easily “sailed” through a trough filled with water. Later the boats were carved from a balsa wood form and raced down rain gutters. Today they come in a kit with catamaran, mast and sail, according to Allison Palfrey, Den Leader for Pack 209. “The scouts just have to sand the wooden hulls and paint them and decorate the sail,” Palfrey said.
Above: Cub Scouts use straws to blow air into the sail of their catamarans during the annual Rain Gutter Regatta on Monday at Shell Point Baptist Church. Left: Renae Hardage checks in each scout’s boat and lines them up for all the scouts to see prior to the annual Rain Gutter Regatta.
Operation Backpack is underway in the Lowcountry Believe it or not, it’s time to start thinking about back-to-school supplies, and the United Way of the Lowcountry wants to help remove that burden for local families in need. United Way of the Lowcountry is collecting school supplies and donations as part of Operation Backpack, an initiative of United Way of the Lowcountry Women United that provides local students in need with backpacks full of school supplies and uniform shirts to start school. Women United works with school social workers to identify students in need who are not served by another agency to help fill the gap. Operation Backpack provided school supplies and uniform shirts to more than 600 students last school year throughout Beaufort and Jasper counties. This year, the program is expanding to help nearly 1,000 local students. WANT TO HELP? Women United is collecting the following school supplies, as well as monetary donations and Walmart gift cards. School supplies can be dropped off at United Way of the Lowcountry offices in Beaufort and Bluffton as well as various locations listed below throughout the Lowcountry. The list of school supplies needed includes: • Pocket Folders (2 pockets)
• Crayola Washable Markers • #2 Pencils (box of 12 count) • Ruler (12 inch, clear if possible) • Glue Sticks • Composition Notebooks (marble) • Index cards • Highlighter (Yellow) • Hand Sanitizer • Box of Facial Tissue • Crayons (24 count) • Filler Paper • Zipper-Seal Quart and Gallon Bags • Wet Wipes • Roll of Paper Towels • Gift Cards (Walmart) Monetary donations and gift cards will be used to purchase size-specific school uniform shirts and additional school supplies. Monetary donations can be made online at www.uwlowcountry.org or by texting BACKPACK2018 to 71777. Checks should be made out to United Way of the Lowcountry with "Operation Backpack" in the memo. Gift cards and checks should be mailed to: United Way of the Lowcountry P.O. Box 202 Beaufort, SC 29901 Donation boxes have been placed at various locations throughout the Lowcountry including:
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Give blood in July at OneBlood
The summer months put a severe hardship on the blood product supply nationally. The demand goes up and the collections go down because people are traveling more frequently and participating in outdoor activities. OneBlood, a local, community, non-profit blood bank, will hold the following drives in the Beaufort area in July: • July 13 — Lowcountry Insurance — 9 a.m.-2 p.m. — All donors will be registered to win a 2018 Beaufort Water Festival Prize Pack that includes a commemorative t-shirt and two tickets to the Commodore’s Ball • July 16 — The Oaks at Point South — Noon-5 p.m. • July 17 — Retreat at Lady’s Island — 11 a.m.-4 p.m. • July 22 — Tidal Creek Fellowship — 9 a.m.-2 p.m. • July 23 — Beaufort Memorial Hospital Main Campus (by cafeteria) — 8 a.m.-3 p.m. • July 24 — Beaufort Memorial Medical and Administrative Building — 9 a.m.-3 p.m. • July 26 — Lady’s Island Internal Medicine — 8:30 a.m.-11 p.m. • July 26 — Keyserling Cancer Center — 12:30 p.m.-4 p.m. • July 27 — Lowcountry Medical Group — 11 a.m.-4 p.m. • July 30 — Harris Pillow Supply — 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Children are invited to Tuesday Turtle Talks
Every Tuesday in July, boys and girls and “children of all ages” are invited to Hunting Island State Park to learn all you ever wanted to know about sea turtles. The Friends of Hunting Island will be at the picnic pavilion near the lighthouse at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday morning to talk about these wonderful creatures and answer all your questions. You’ll learn why and when the mother turtles return to Hunting Island, how they dig their nests and lay their eggs, what happens when the eggs hatch, and what challenges the baby turtles have on their way to the ocean. After the free talks there will be a free optional beach walk to see some nests and how they are kept safe. Sea turtles are so important to South Carolina beaches, and learning about them is a first step in making sure they continue to be protected and keep coming back to Hunting Island and to other coastal habitats. Park admission entry fees apply. For more information, go to the Friends of Hunting Island website or to the Facebook page: FOHI Sea Turtle Conservation Project.
Receive free vision and hearing screenings
The Beaufort County Traveling Preschool Bus will offer free vision and hearing screenings from 10 a.m. to noon on July 12 and July 19 at Grace Chapel AME Church, 10 Sams Point Road, on Lady’s Island. No appointment is necessary and everyone is welcome. The traveling preschool bus provides families the opportunity to experience and interact in a real classroom setting. It is a fun interactive learning experience for the family and gives children and their parents a chance to engage in the learning experience at a young age. The bus also connects families to community resources.
Sportfishing and Diving Club to meet in July
The Beaufort Sportfishing and Diving Club’s next meeting will be held on Thursday, July 12, at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club on Lady’s Island off of Meridian Road. The social begins at 6:30 p.m. and the
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Find out how the College of Charleston’s ImpactX accelerator is connecting Beaufort, entrepreneurship and tech trends at the July “Fridays @ the Corridor” event. Dr. Chris Starr, Associate Professor of Information Management at the College of Charleston School of Business, will discuss this experiential and transformational learning opportunity and its impact potential. Student teams from ImpactX, including PollPit, our entrepreneurs in summer residence at BASEcamp, as well as ImpactCents and anonymiT will present their pitch for their respective impact entrepreneurship project. This one-hour interactive forum, meant to engage and inform, will begin at noon on Friday, July 13. Attendance is limited to 25 guests, with priority seating for Digital Corridor members. The non-member fee is $10 and can be paid by cash or check at the door. Register online at beaufortdigital.com.
Lions Club to host pancake breakfast
The Beaufort Lions Club will hold a pancake breakfast from 8-11 a.m. on Saturday, July 14, at Sea Island Presbyterian Church, 81 Lady’s Island Drive. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children and includes pancakes, eggs, sausage, cheese grits, biscuits and gravy, coffee, and juice. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling Pat Harvey-Palmer at 843-575-4711.
Coastal Stage Productions to present next show
Coastal Stage Productions’ next show will be the comedy, “Sex Please, We’re Sixty!” Tickets go on sale July 15 and the show runs from Aug. 23-Sept. 15. Call 843-717-2175 or send email to coastalstageproductions@ gmail.com for more information.
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Adults invited to library to create a Zen Rock Garden
Create your own miniature zen rock garden Monday, July 23, at 5:30 p.m. at the Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott St. All supplies will be provided for free and no craft experience is needed. Space is limited. Call 843-255-6458 to register.
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Did you know that manufacturer’s coupons that have expired in the U.S. can still be used by overseas military members? Drop by the Beaufort Branch Library between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Sorting Day ( July 27) to help clip, sort, and bag coupons to prepare for shipping, or drop off your unused coupons. Bring in your Smart Source, Proctor & Gamble, and RMN manufacturer’s coupons any time. Coupons can be up to two months expired. No store-specific or internet coupons, please. For more information, call 843-255-6458.
Friends of Hunting Island Beach Celebration
On Saturday, July 28, everyone is invited to participate in the annual Sand Sculpting Contest on Hunting Island. Registration starts at 11 a.m. at the lighthouse and judging starts at 2 p.m. with prizes awarded at 2:30 p.m. in the various categories — Sand Fleas (children up to 10), Sand Hoppers (11-17), Sand Tribes (mixed age groups and families) — as well as a prize for the People’s Choice Award for $1 per vote. Also at 11 a.m., children are invited to the inaugural Sea Turtle Survival Challenge, a 10-15 minute interactive, educational, and experiential re-creation of what baby turtle hatchlings have to do on their way to the ocean — getting out of the nest, crawling over obstacles, making their way around objects in
the sand, avoiding holes dug in the sand, and finally reaching the water and the waves. There is no charge to participate in these events but entry to Hunting Island State Park requires a FOHI membership or paying the usual park entrance fee. There will be refreshments at the gift store, as well as t-shirt dyeing with park staff and face painting. For more information, go to friendsofhuntingisland.org.
Hurricane Preparedness Seminar to be held
Get ready for the upcoming hurricane season. Join Beaufort County Emergency Management at 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 6 at the Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott St., to learn about severe weather preparedness, Smart 911 services, and essential planning. For more information, call 843-255-6458.
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Beaufort’s historic architecture will become a laboratory in a one-day camp Aug. 8 at the Verdier House, 801 Bay Street. The camp is open to children ages 8-14. Campers can opt for a full session from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or half-day sessions from 9 a.m. to noon or 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Enrollment is limited to 15 per session. Through classroom demonstrations, field trips and hands-on projects, participants will be introduced to the history and architecture of downtown Beaufort through the commercial architecture on Bay Street and select architectural styles within Beaufort’s National Landmark Historic District. Participants will join in an architectural scavenger hunt, a walking tour, and design and construct 2D and 3D models. At the end of each session, students will have the opportunity to present their individual projects to parents and family members. Lunch, architectural scavenger hunt, field trip, and materials are included. Tuition is $30 per child per session. To ask questions or to request an admissions packet, call or email Jacque Wedler at the Verdier House at 843-379-6335 or email@example.com. The event is sponsored by Historic Beaufort Foundation.
Spoken word event with southerNothings
The Beaufort County Library St. Helena Branch, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road, will present a spoken word event featuring souterNothings from 2-5 p.m. on July 18. Earned your summer reading medal or completed your reading challenge? Then join us for some fun with live music poetry, and songs. For more information, call 843-255-6487.
YMCA adds additional CPR training dates
The Wardle Family YMCA in Port Royal will offer four more CPR classes for community members this year. The courses will be held on four Saturdays — July 21, Aug. 18, Sept. 8, and Oct. 13 — from 8 a.m. to noon. Cost is $30 for this YMCA-certified course, and those interested need to register at the Y as space is limited and filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact aquatics director Lou Bergen at 843-522-9622 to register or visit beaufort-jasperymca.org.
Riverview Baptist Church to hold VBS
Riverview Baptist Church, 2209 Boundary Street in Beaufort, will hold “Game On” Vacation Bible School from July 23–July 27, from 5:45 to 8:45 p.m. Children age Pre-K through 12th grade are invited to attend.
BCSD scholarship golf tournament coming in July
The Beaufort County School District’s fifth annual Swinging with the Superintendent scholarship golf tournament is July 23 at Callawassie Island Club. This event benefits students by ensuring BCSD graduates can attend the Technical College of the Lowcountry tuition-free for up to two years aftwer graduation. All proceeds benefit the Building a Better Beaufort (B3) Scholarship Fund and are administered by TCL Foundation, Inc. Tournament Includes prizes for top 10 teams, longest drive contest, closest-to-pin
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S A L T FRIDAY, JULY 13 Festival Arts & Crafts Market Location: Promenade at Waterfront Park Event Details: Noon – 7pm OPENING CEREMONY Sponsored by The Preserve at Port Royal Entertainment: The Parris Island Marine Band & Fireworks at Dusk Location: Waterfront Park Event Details: FREE EVENT | Gates open at 6pm, Ceremony at 7pm | FREE Shuttle Service from the Beaufort County Government Center
SATURDAY, JULY 14 Raft Race Sponsored by CPM Federal Credit Union Location: Waterfront Park Seawall Event Details: 8:30am – Noon Festival Arts & Crafts Market Location: Promenade at the Waterfront Park Event Details: 9am – 7pm Bocce Tournament Sponsored by Joco Construction / Sea Island Elevators Location: Waterfront Park Main Field Event Details: Play starts at 9am Badminton Tournament Sponsored by A.C. Harvey’s Screenprinting Location: Waterfront Park Stage Field Event Details: Play starts at 9am Children’s Toad Fishing Tournament Sponsored by Plair Enterprises, Inc. Location: Waterfront Park Seawall Event Details: FREE EVENT | 10am – Noon | Ages 12 and under only | Bring your own rod, reel and tackle | Bait provided Sponsor’s Expo Location: Waterfront Park Pavilion Event Details: FREE EVENT | 10am – 2pm Shrimp Boat Tours Sponsored by Sea Eagle Market Location: Waterfront Park Seawall Event Details: FREE EVENT | Noon – 4pm Ski Show Sponsored by TBA Location: Waterfront Park Event Details: FREE EVENT | 1pm CONCERT IN THE PARK Sponsored by New Country Bob 106.9 Headline Performer GRANGER SMITH featuring Earl
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TEEN DANCE Sponsored by JOHN 3:16 Entertainment: DJ Donna Location: Waterfront Park Event Details: $10 | 6pm – 9pm | Gates open 6pm – 9pm, No entry after 8pm (NO RE-ENTRY ALLOWED) | Ages 13 – 17 only, ID Required | Clutch Purses Only (6” x 9” size) | Please Wear Appropriate Clothing | No refunds, outside food or beverages, or coolers
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MOTOWN MONDAY Sponsored by South State Bank Entertainment: Deas-Guyz Location: Waterfront Park Event Details: $15 | Gates open 7pm, Show at 8pm | No refunds, outside food or beverages, or coolers | FREE Shuttle Service from the Beaufort County Government Center | Children age 5 and under FREE | FREE Shuttle Service from the Beaufort County Government Center
Festival Arts & Crafts Market Location: Promenade at the Waterfront Park Event Details: 10am – 7pm Bed Race Location: Corner of Bay & Harrington Event Details: $25 entry per team | 4:30pm check-in | 5pm start time | Same day registration based on space availability
RIVER DANCE Sponsored by City Electric Supply Headline Entertainment: Groove Town Assault Opening Entertainment: Souls Harbor Location: Waterfront Park Event Details: $15 | Gates open at 7pm, Show at 8pm | Must be 18 or Older with Valid ID to attend | No refunds, outside food or beverages, coolers or strollers
SATURDAY, JULY 21 Festival Arts & Crafts Market Location: Promenade at the Waterfront Park Event Details: 9am – 7pm Water Festival Grand Parade Sponsored by TBA Organized by: The Beaufort Lions Club Location: Downtown Beaufort Event Details: FREE EVENT | 10am – Noon Non-Profit Expo Location: Waterfront Park Pavilion Event Details: FREE EVENT | Noon – 4pm Air Show Sponsored by Executive Flight Training Location: Waterfront Park Event Details: FREE EVENT | 1pm – 4pm | Stunt Planes | U.S. Coast Guard Search & Rescue Demo COMMODORE’S BALL Sponsored by Mike’s Marine Entertainment: Emerald Empire Band Location: Waterfront Park Event Details: $10 | Gates open at 7pm, Show at 8pm | No refunds, outside food or beverages or coolers | Children age 5 and under FREE | FREE Shuttle Service from the Beaufort County Government Center
SUNDAY, JULY 22 Festival Arts & Crafts Market Location: Promenade at the Waterfront Park Event Details: 9am – 3pm Blessing of the Fleet and Parade of Boats Sponsored by The Past Commodores of the Beaufort Water Festival Location: Beaufort River in front of Waterfront Park Seawall Event Details: Noon – 2pm | FREE registration | Boats must register to be eligible for prizes | All applications must be at the judge’s table prior to Noon Festival Ends – 3:00 pm – See you next year!
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