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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, we could see them grazing in the marsh and paying us no attention. We couldn’t […]

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 in the World.   1) South Carolina Girls Are Not Afraid to Get Dirty A […]

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 a compliment. Other expressions employ literary devices like hyperbole or a good simile, showing our […]

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 of sand, oyster shells and water. Oyster shells were burned to create the binding agent […]

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 maternal grandfather, Col. John “Tuscarora Jack” Barnwell. Determined to go back into planting, he purchased […]

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 time was also spent in their New Street residence in downtown Beaufort. B.B. Sams Houses: […]

 
 
 

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 17 & under). On February 16, 14-year-old Omar competed at the 2013 National Junior Weightlifting […]

Battery Creek's Wrestling Standout

In the South, high school wrestling is not usually regarded as highly as football, baseball, or basketball. But to wrestlers, it is the only sport that matters. Unlike most team sports, wrestling puts full responsibility on the individual athlete which can go a long way in developing character in young men and women.  (Forbes.com recently posted an article on the benefits of wrestling – Check it out here.) Recently though, […]

Tom Hanks the Wedding Crasher

Forrest Gump was filmed in Beaufort, SC, in various locations from August-October of 1993, making this year the 20th anniversary of Tom Hanks’s active presence in our little town.  He was known locally for his friendly disposition. In fact, Mr. Tom Hanks was not above crashing a wedding! The following account was written by Mary Dunning Chapman about her 1993 wedding at the Carteret Street United Methodist Church featuring her […]

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