Category Archives: News and Reviews

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Autumn Temperatures in the Lowcountry

How cold is “Cold” to you? At Beaufort Online, our staff has been living in Beaufort for most (if not all) of our lives. So when the temperature drops below 60, we tend to get out the coats. Between the months of November and March, It is usually easy to tell a visitor to our town […]

Wine Wednesday at Rose Hill Mansion

Robin White, proprietor, graciously invited guests into the anti-bellum, Gothic Revival style home for the launch of Wine Wednesday. Rose Hill Mansion was built for Dr. John Kirk and his wife Caroline in 1858 on land now called Rose Hill Plantation (now a gated community) in Bluffton, SC. Eighty-five guests enjoyed touring five rooms of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]