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Poisonous Snakes and Spiders in Beaufort South Carolina

I was visiting with a friend in Beaufort, South Carolina over the weekend when he received a phone call from his colleague.  He was supposed to go repair his pick-up; however, due to the fellow being struck on the hand by a rattle snake, repairs on the vehicle were put on hold. This little incident, though […]

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 […]

Sometimes, A Glimpse is All We Need…

Bobcat

Recently, I was at the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge, just a short distance from Beaufort, SC for a half day of wildlife photography and slowly cruising along the wildlife drive, looking for anything to photograph.  This wildlife refuge is truly one of our Lowcountry treasures and, as a naturalist and wildlife photographer, it is a […]

The “Castle” in Beaufort, SC

On December 5, 1859, a home builder in Beaufort named J.S. Cooper began construction on the property of Dr. Joseph Fickling Johnson at 411 Craven Street. It can be assumed that this project was to be a masterpiece, designed like a house that existed in England. (Sadly, we cannot see the sister mansion today because […]

“Tuscarora Jack” Barnwell- Founder of Beaufort, SC

In 1701, thirty-year-old John Barnwell grew restless with his privileged life in Dublin, Ireland, and sailed the Atlantic for the English colony called Charles Town. A family friend from home, alderman John Page, commented about his leaving: “out of a humor to goe and travel but for no other Reasson.”[1] But there was reason enough […]

No-see-ums: Scourge of Beaufort

You are enjoying a warm and sunny Saturday morning watching your child’s game on the bleachers when you are swarmed by tiny, hungry little gnats. The bites leave white swollen dots surrounded by irritated red skin. Sand gnats are blood-sucking insects that live in sandy and moist areas like we have here on the marshy […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Pink Partini

The Pink Partini (Thursday, September 13) was held at Tanger Outlet 1 and  had a great turnout and a wonderful cause: money raised from the Pink Style cards was donated to the Keyserling Cancer Center at Beaufort Memorial Hospital for local Breast Cancer research. Providing dance music for the event was DJ Bob Bradley with […]

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 […]