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  1. Bridge renamed in memory of Pritchardville womanRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 15 | Bluffton Today

    Five years removed from an unspeakable tragedy that robbed them of a loved one, the family of Melanie Lowther watched as the South Carolina Department of Transportation dedicated one of the area's most traveled bridges in her name. What used to be known as the New River Bridge on S.C. 46 is now the Melanie Lowther Memorial Bridge after a Thursday dedication featuring state and local politicians, members of the community, and Lowther's friends and family.


  2. Savannah, Beaufort homes featured on HGTV's Ultimate House Hunt Contest Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 14 | Bluffton Today editors recently chose not one, but two Lowcountry listings as finalists for its online contest, the Ultimate House Hunt. The month-long contest, held now through July 17 features 88 homes from around the world in eight different categories.


  3. Primary elections set for TuesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 10 | Bluffton Today

    Voting for primary elections across South Carolina is Tuesday, and Beaufort County residents will have the opportunity to impact several contested local races. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the following Bluffton area locations: Belfair Fitness & Sports; Bluffton Library; Rotary Community Center at Oscar Frazier Park; Buckwalter Recreation Center; Pritchardville Elementary; Moss Creek Bostwick Pavillion; Lord of Life Lutheran Church; Colleton Point Clubhouse.


  4. S.C. officials meet in Beaufort County to discuss hurricane prepRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 1 | Bluffton Today

    Gov. Henry McMaster and leaders from state departments that deal with natural disasters met with Beaufort County's emergency management team Thursday ] in Beaufort to discuss hurricane preparedness. McMaster spoke briefly and said he considered the state's handling of Hurricane Irma last year “a great success.” Irma was a year after Hurricane Matthew, which many public safety officials around the state used as a learning experience on how to properly prepare for a hurricane.


  5. Lowcountry development impacts postal serviceRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 30 | Bluffton Today

    As Bluffton and the rest of the Lowcountry continue to grow, postmaster Teri Yardley wants citizens to know what that means for mail delivery. Yardley spoke at the Southern Lowcountry Regional Board meeting May 23 to discuss how the growth of the region impacts the U.S. Postal Service.


  6. Lowcountry students win photography awardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 29 | Bluffton Today

    Each year, the Photography Club of Beaufort encourages all local high school and students to submit their very best nature photograph in a competition created to honor the memory of Dale Westcott. More than 50 black-and-white and color photographs were submitted and judged by club members and guest Atlanta photographer John Mariana this year.


  7. Beaufort man convicted in 1980 murderRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2018 | Bluffton Today

    A cold case that went unsolved for nearly four decades was closed Thursday when a jury convicted a Beaufort man of the 1980 murder of 18-year-old David Krulewicz and the rape, kidnapping and armed robbery of his 15-year-old girlfriend. Isaiah Gadson, 66, was found guilty by a Beaufort County jury, the 14th Circuit Solicitor's Office said.


  8. TCL celebrates 50th anniversary at commencementRead the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2018 | Bluffton Today

    The Technical College of the Lowcountry honored 326 graduates May 11 at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in downtown Beaufort. The Technical College of the Lowcountry honored 326 graduates May 11 at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in downtown Beaufort.


  9. USCB graduates class of 2018Read the original story w/Photo

    May 7, 2018 | Bluffton Today

    Under sunny skies, 301 University of South Carolina Beaufort students received their diplomas Friday on Library Lawn of the Bluffton campus. Congressman James E. Clyburn, Assistant Democratic leader in the U.S. House of Representatives, delivered the keynote address during the 2018 commencement.


  10. Coastal Community Foundation working with various organizations on immediate needsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2018 | Bluffton Today

    After a meeting last October, the Coastal Community of the Lowcountry spent many hours with citizens from several counties to find out their crucial needs. “When we met, we all decided that we needed to work together with the community more,” Edie Blakeslee, Vice President of Grant making and Community Leadership said during a CCF meeting last week.


  11. Beaufort County voters reject school bond referendumRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 22, 2018 | Bluffton Today

    More than 70 percent of the Beaufort County residents who went to the polls Saturday voted against a $76 million bond referendum proposed by the school district. The district planned to use the money to build new facilities and make classroom additions to address overcrowding in greater Bluffton schools.


  12. May River High School plays host to spring Special OlympicsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2018 | Bluffton Today

    Eric Perez was determined to run as fast as he could as he prepared for the 100-meter run Friday at May River High School. Perez, a Bluffton High School junior, took off from the starting line in stride.


  13. Grant to fund USCB water quality researchRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2018 | Bluffton Today

    The University of South Carolina Beaufort has received a grant to expand research that monitors the impacts of water quality and climate change on the May River and surrounding areas. The $63,775 grant from Community Foundation of the Lowcountry will go toward the purchase of scientific equipment and a boat with a trailer to assist research by associate biology professor Eric Montie, undergraduate students from USCB and graduate students from the College of Charleston.


  14. Beaufort County school board to hold $76M bond referendum SaturdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 16, 2018 | Bluffton Today

    Beaufort County residents will decide Saturday whether to vote for a $76 million bond referendum proposed by the school board that would fund new classrooms and other facilities to alleviate overcrowding in some schools. The referendum includes classroom additions at River Ridge Academy and May River High School and the construction of a new school in Bluffton and career and technical education buildings at Bluffton, Beaufort and Hilton Head Island high schools.


  15. Beaufort County deputy treasurer to run for auditorRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2018 | Bluffton Today

    Beaufort County Auditor Jim Beckert's term expires this year and one county employee plans to run for the position. George Wright of Beaufort, who has served as the county's deputy treasurer for the past three years, announced last week he will challenge Beckert in the June 12 Republican primary.


  16. May River softball routs Beaufort in season openerRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2018 | Bluffton Today

    The May River softball team used a big third inning to blow past Beaufort at home Monday in the 2018 season opener, 12-0. Doubles from Kayla Bradley, Kylee Gleason and Olivia Turpin helped the Sharks turn seven runs in the third, as May River totaled 12 hits in the win.


  17. May River takes top spot in Academic WorldQuestRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2018 | Bluffton Today

    For the second consecutive year, a team from May River High School took the top spot in Beaufort County's annual Academic WorldQuest Competition. May River Team No.


  18. May River boys thrash Beaufort, improve to 6-1Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2018 | Bluffton Today

    Bluffton Today file photo - Mike Chappelear, left, seen here in a 2017 match against Bluffton, led the Sharks with three goals Thursday in a win against Beaufort. The Sharks were led by Mike Chappelear with three goals and Joel Fleek, who added two scores.


  19. Beaufort County school board OKs ACE proposalRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2018 | Bluffton Today

    The Beaufort County school board signaled its support last week for a proposal that could keep the vocational school it jointly operates with Jasper County open beyond 2019. A "high-tech career center" concept proposed by Beaufort-Jasper Academy for Career Excellence director Mike Lovecchio can move forward after the board's 6-2 vote at its Feb. 20 meeting.


  20. May River boys improve to 5-1, Bluffton girls fall to BeaufortRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2018 | Bluffton Today

    Mike Chappelear scored all three goals for the Sharks in the first half. Keeper Tony Rodriguez recorded three saves in the shutout, including one on a penalty kick in the first half.


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