Author Archives: Bonnie Drew

Beaufort’s Wild Marsh Ponies: Before and After Human Intervention

BOL Exclusive Follow-Up with Susan Trogdon: Knowing the passion that my best friend and I have for paddling and wildlife, someone asked if I had ever seen Beaufort’s wild marsh ponies. We did our research and kayaked the difficult waters in hopes of seeing them. Our first trip was early last year, and as we got closer, […]

Why South Carolina Girls are the Best in the World

South Carolina Girls are the Best in the World- that goes without saying right?   Still, we couldn’t resist bragging a bit! How many of these southern virtues do you notice in your friends and loved ones? We would love to expand this list, so comment below with more reasons why SC Girls are the Best […]

Common Plumbing Tips to Help You Avoid Disasters

Study up on a few of the most common plumbing tips, and you may be able to avoid major household disasters or just save some money by employing some do-it-yourself maintenance.

The Anchorage House

The Anchorage House is believed to have been built prior to the Revolutionary War, but it’s impossible to determine the actual year of construction. Elaborate Corinthian style columns and haint blue ceilings impress onlookers at 1103 Bay Street in Beaufort SC. As was common in the 1700’s, the building is composed of tabby concrete, a mixture […]

B.B. Sams Family of Datha Island

  The “Sams Empire” Founded on Datha Island William Sams (1741-1798) was the third generation owner of land on Wadmalaw Island (Charleston County) and a very successful planter of indigo.  To escape political tension following the American Revolution, William and his family chose to relocate to Beaufort, SC, a town that was founded by his […]

B.B. Sams Family in Beaufort

Many of Beaufort’s sea island planters in the 17 and 1800’s also owned town houses where they would live during the summer social season or visit while attending to business. In the first half of the 17th century, the family of Berners Barnwell “B.B.” Sams was very fond of their home on Datha Island, but much […]

Thomas Hepworth House

At the time of Beaufort’s founding in 1711, trade with the local natives, mainly the Yemassee Indians, was a major source of income for the settlers- especially in deerskin. Native Americans were paid for the skins with British goods and supplies, but of course the deer population soon diminished in the Lowcountry. Indians were enslaved […]

Local Youth Join International Weightlifting Team

Congratulations to Team Beaufort Olympic Weight Lifting! Talent runs in the family- brothers Omar & CJ Cummings are heading to Tashkent, Uzbekistan to be a part of the U.S. Boys Team for the 2013 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Youth World Championships, April 13, 2013. The team consists of the top 8 lifters in the nation (ages […]

Family Fun Day at Beaufort Town Center

The Beaufort Town Center and 303 Associates, LLC present Family Fun Day, a themed community festival that has been growing in popularity every month since November 2012. A live broadcast of the event is provided by Beaufort, SC’s local radio station, 104.9 The Surf. Every fifteen minutes, look forward to giveaways from Beaufort Town Center […]

Beaufort’s Kazoo Factory

The Kazoo Factory, a.k.a. Kazoobie Kazoos hosted two back-to-back field trips today for kindergarten children from St. Helena Early Education. Production manager and tour guide, Melody Toombs, gave the children a demonstration of different kazoos that have been played throughout American history. She was given a hearty round of applause from the children after each […]