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Ain't No Coward

“I ain’t no coward,” Tommy thought to himself. There was absolutely no way that he was going to lose his five dollars to anyone like Cole Pinckney. “I won’t give him the satisfaction anyways,” he muttered to himself as he walked slowly down the dark misty corridor of live oaks. Somehow the Spanish moss made […]

“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 […]

My Family's Favorite Spots in Beaufort

I hear people ask me all the time, “What is there to do in Beaufort?” I will admit that for some locals, the town of Beaufort, SC, isn’t as “hopping” as some towns- until recreation time hits. My family usually has a few spots we try to focus on. Hunting Island Beach and Lighthouse As […]

Introduction To Beaufort Architecture

[singlepic id=52 w=320 h=240 float=right]The community which is now Beaufort had its beginning in 1710, when Barbadian planters, English indenture servants, tradesmen, and religious dissenters came here to seek their fortunes. These early settlers built houses of clapboard and of tabby, a durable cement-like material composed of oyster shells, sand and a lime obtained through […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]