Category Archives: Beaufort

Southern Phrase Guide – Sayings that You Will Hear in the South

TV shows set in the South are all the rage nowadays- even the vampires in True Blood are a little more friendly when speaking with a southern twang. We love hearing some of our beloved phrases repeated by the Belles on Hart of Dixie. Only Southerners can dress up a condescending remark to sound like […]

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 […]

Coastal Living Magazine’s “Happiest Seaside Town”

Beaufort, SC, is in the running to be named America’s “Happiest Seaside Town in 2013” by Coastal Living Magazine. Out of ten finalists, we know that Beaufort is indeed the happiest coastal town! Just think of our yearly celebrations: the Pelican Plunge, Water Festival, Shrimp Festival, Ghost Tours, and parades for every occasion- just to […]

MLK Day Parade 2013

Organizations, schools, churches and Beaufort representatives waved, sang and performed this morning to celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., and many people carried posters featuring his famous, thought- provoking quotations. Enjoy the photo gallery: [nggallery id=23]  

Tradition at Amata Thai Fusion

Rak Tocharoen came from Thailand 13 years ago and now owns Amata Thai Fusion in the Beaufort Town Center. He brought with him not only plans for a fantastic restaurant but also Buddhist traditions from home. As you walk along the sidewalk in front of the restaurant, you will see a plate of food with […]

Make Like a Pelican in 2013

January 1, 2013 | Hundreds of brave souls jumped into the Atlantic Ocean to celebrate the New Year during the 5th Annual Pelican Plunge at Hunting Island State Park’s North Beach. Ok, so it wasn’t that cold, UNTIL they hit the water! It was about 61 degrees outside, and the water was 54, but a […]

Local Shrimp Boat’s Claim to Fame

Hollywood arrived in Beaufort in 1993, scouting for just the right size shrimp boat to appear in the movie Forrest Gump. Filming equipment required roomy side decks, but they did not want the boat to be too big. Miss Sherri was just right, built locally by Kerry Abraham and named after his daughter. For the […]

Christopher Columbus Discovered…Pineapples

Pineapples are native to South America, and they were transplanted in the Caribbean by the Carib Indians. While visiting with cannibals on the island of Guadeloupe in 1493, Christopher Columbus declined the cooked human body parts that were offered by his hosts. To prove that he was not a rude explorer, Columbus accepted a piece […]

Bully Proof Your Child at Beaufort MMA

How does a parent in this day and age equip their children to defend themselves against bullies? More often than not, children are at the mercy of stronger, older children who can be both physically and emotionally offensive. Worst case scenarios have tragic outcomes for the victims including suicide and violence. Like Columbine, after years […]

Ever Heard of 'Possum on the Half-Shell?

I remember camping on Cumberland Island, right off the coast in southern Georgia, and getting surprised by a family of armadillos.  I was in my hammock, surrounded by thickets of saw palmetto that were only divided by leaf covered paths.  In the middle of the night, I heard a rustling in the leaves and thickets […]