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Sep 18, 2023

2 events remain in Rowland Lecture Series

Two lectures remain in the Historic Port Royal Foundation's first annual Dr. Lawrence S. Rowland Lecture Series presented by authors and historians Lawrence S. Rowland, Ph.D., and Stephen Wise, Ph.D.

The topic of the Thursday, June 8 lecture is Early Maritime History Through the Civil War – 1514-1868. The Friday, June 9 lecture is The 20th Century: The Railroad, Naval Station and Modern Times – 1870-2006.

All lectures will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at St. Mark's Episcopal Church (formerly The Historic Union Church established 1878) at 1004 11th Street in Port Royal.

Tickets are $25 for each lecture via online purchase only at Seating is limited.

BSDC meeting Thursday

The Beaufort Sportfishing and Diving Club's June meeting will be held Thursday, June 8, at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club located on Lady's Island off of Meridian Road. The social begins at 6:30 p.m., and the meeting will start at 7.

Matt Perkinson, coordinator for Saltwater Fishing Outreach and Education Programs for SCDNR, will give an update about trends in the Red Drum (Red Fish) population and future.

Chris Butler of Butler Marine will give an update on the S.C. Boating & Fishing Alliance for boaters and S.C. anglers to include the latest and greatest on boats and motors.

Beaufort Boat & Dock Supply, Butler Marine, and Danny Walsh and the Achurch Real Estate Group again are our monthly $50 drawing sponsors. Remember to weigh in your favorite catch at the Beaufort Boat & Dock Supply located at 1734 Ribaut Road, Port Royal during regular hours. Congratulations to Debra Norwood, last month's winner. Winners must be present at the next month's meeting to receive the cash award.

Guests are welcome. Reservations are not needed. For additional information, please contact Captain Frank Gibson at 843-522-2122 or email [email protected].

LWV hosting Medicaid help sessions

League of Women Voters Beaufort volunteers are hosting drop-in Medicaid help sessions from 2 to 4 p.m., on Wednesdays, June 14, June 21, and June 28 at St. Helena Branch Library at 6355 Jonathan Francis Senior Road, St. Helena Island.

Assistance is available with the Medicaid renewal and enrollment process. Help is free with no appointment necessary. Information is available on the end of automatic renewals (Medicaid unwinding) and on Medicaid expansion efforts in the state. St. Helena Branch Library.

June LIBPA Meeting

Lady's Island Business & Professional Association will meet at 8 a.m., June 13.

Stefanie Nagid, Beaufort County's Passive Parks Manager will be the featured speaker.

Please stop by for coffee and conversation concerning our community. The meeting will be held at the

Beaufort Realtors’ Association Headquarters at 22 Kemmerlin Lane, Lady's Island.

Howard hosting transportation meeting

Council Member Alice Howard will host a community meeting for the residents of Shell Pointon Thursday, June 15, at 6 p.m., at Shell Point Baptist Church, 871 Parris Island Gateway.

This meeting will focus on transportation improvements in the area and will provide an open forum for residents to express their concerns, share ideas, and actively participate in the decision-making process regarding transportation enhancements within the Shell Point community.

Representatives from Beaufort County Engineering will be present to listen to community members and gather valuable input. The meeting will cover various aspects of transportation improvements, such as road enhancements, pedestrian safety measures, and any other topics of concern raised by the community. The insights gained from this meeting will aid Beaufort County Engineering in formulating a comprehensive transportation plan tailored to the needs of the Shell Point community.

This gathering presents a unique opportunity for Shell Point residents to engage directly with local officials and professionals involved in transportation planning and development. It is an occasion to voice opinions, discuss existing challenges, and propose innovative solutions that can contribute to the overall improvement of transportation infrastructure in the area.

For more information please email Council Member Howard at [email protected], or call her at 843-986-7403.

McMaster sends Guard to border

On Wednesday, May 31, Governor Henry McMaster directed the deployment of South Carolina National Guard troops to help secure the U.S. Southern border in Texas amid the ongoing national security crisis following the end of Title 42.

"At the request of Texas Governor Greg Abbott, I have directed the deployment of South Carolina National Guard troops to Texas to help hold the line on the Southern border," McMaster said. "The safety and security of South Carolinians require that we stop the drug cartels, criminals, and terrorists from entering our country to peddle their poison."

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2 events remain in Rowland Lecture Series BSDC meeting Thursday LWV hosting Medicaid help sessions June LIBPA Meeting Howard hosting transportation meeting McMaster sends Guard to border