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Posted on: July 9, 2018

Festivals & Events

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Beaufort offers many fun events and festivities throughout the year. The Beaufort CVB (Visit Beaufort/Port Royal/Sea Islands) keeps an up-to-date list.

http://www.beaufortsc.org/events/ 

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Posted on: November 8, 2018

Beaufort Pride of Place

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To preserve, restore, and improve our City
Beaufort Pride of Place is a new community improvement program that seeks to directly involve our residents and visitors in improving and beautifying our city. There are many ways you can get involved.

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Posted on: July 9, 2018

Moving to Beaufort

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Founded in 1711, Beaufort is South Carolina’s second oldest city. Our rich cultural heritage is part of our daily life, and we strive to protect and preserve our City’s history in the 304-acre National Historic Landmark District.

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Posted on: July 9, 2018

Education

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Beaufort has grade schools, colleges and universities, and online colleges for the educational betterment of its residents.

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

April 6 update: Stay at home. It's official

April 6, 2020

Governor says stay home. City Council says stay home. Stay home!

GOV. MCMASTER: On Monday, the governor ordered a mandatory stay at home order effective 5 p.m. April 7 unless you are working, visiting family, recreating outdoors, or ...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

City of Beaufort Shelter in Place Ordinance FAQ

Q. What does the ordinance say? 

A. The ordinance directs residents to stay at home except for essential activities, for the duration of the City’s Emergency Declaration. Read ordinance here. If you are exhibiting ANY flulike symptoms, y...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

City Council directs residents to stay at home

BEAUFORT, S.C. – Beaufort City Council passed an emergency ordinance Monday directing residents within the City to shelter in place for the duration of the City’s emergency declaration, except to go out for essential activities, beginn...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

Videos of Beaufort artists provide break from virus

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (April 6, 2020) – Ready for a break from the coronavirus? Artists from throughout the City of Beaufort have filmed a series of videos to bring viewers happiness and inspiration while they continue to shelter at home.

The series, ca...

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Posted on: April 5, 2020

Beaufort City Council to consider shelter-in-place during emergency meeting April 6

BEAUFORT, S.C. (April 5, 2020) – Beaufort City Council is holding a Special Emergency Council Meeting at noon on Monday, April 6. The council will consider an emergency ordinance directing residents within the City to shelter in place during the...

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Posted on: April 4, 2020

Mayor Keyserling urges residents to stay at home, will ask for directive from City Council

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (April 4, 2020) – Beaufort Mayor Billy Keyserling is personally requesting residents of the City to stay home for the next 14 days. He made the request in a letter to City residents today (April 4).

“After consulting with...

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Posted on: April 4, 2020

A letter from Mayor Keyserling

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Dear Beaufort City Residents:

Based on data, mixed messages from governments above, and virus rates rising higher than expected, as Mayor I am personally asking our residents to stay at home for the next fourteen days.

After consulting with mayors, municipa...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Friday update: Staying at home? Thank you!

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April 3, 2020

We have 30 days to flatten the curve. Stay home. Save lives. A big thank you to all who are doing that.

THE NUMBERS: As of Friday, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state is 1,700, with 34 deaths. Beaufort County has 13...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Resources to help businesses during this time

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April 2, 2020

There is a lot of information that is flooding in from the federal and state government now for struggling businesses. Here is a list of resources to help.

The Beaufort County Economic Development Corporation has a new handbook to help busines...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

Wednesday update: More ahead

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April 1, 2020

It’s April 1. As a community and a country, we did a lot in March. There is more ahead for us in April.

CITY OF BEAUFORT: Today the City closed public boat landings and playgrounds at City parks, to comply with Gov. McMaster...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

City closes Marina, Pigeon Point boat landings, and park playgrounds

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BEAUFORT, S.C. – As of April 1, in compliance with directives from Gov. Henry McMaster, the City of Beaufort has:

  • Closed the boat landings at the Downtown Marina and at Pigeon Point. These are public access points to local waterways. Commercial f...
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Posted on: April 1, 2020

Where to get help with food needs, etc.

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In this time of need, as many people have lost their jobs, here is a list of some of the organizations that are offering help, or can provide referrals.

United Way of the Low Country helpline is 843-524-4357(HELP). United Way has also started a COVID-19 re...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

Beaufort City Council passes resolution addressing COVID-19 in community

BEAUFORT, S.C. – At its special meeting on March 31, held electronically via Zoom for the first time, Beaufort City Council passed a resolution addressing the community spread of COVID-19. The resolution addressed the hospitality industry, outdo...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Tuesday update: COVID-19 resolution

March 31, 2020

From the mayor and City Council members: A big thank you to so many in our community for staying home, and following social distancing when out. 

CITY OF BEAUFORT: At its special meeting on Tuesday, City Council passed a resolution t...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Monday update: Numbers are climbing

March 30, 2020

We can’t stress it enough. To flatten the curve, everyone must stay home as much as possible.

Please, stay home. Go out only for essentials. Keep a distance of six feet between you and others when you do go out.

A big THANK YOU to al...

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Posted on: March 29, 2020

Beaufort City Council to hold virtual meeting March 31

BEAUFORT, S.C. (March 29, 2020) – Beaufort City Council will hold a special meeting beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 31. To comply with best practices to stop the spread of COVID-19, council members will be connected from their homes throug...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Friday update: Together

March 27, 2020

During these times, we are all in this together. We know that neighbors are helping neighbors, and the community is trying its best to support the businesses in Beaufort that are hurting right now. We appreciate everyone who is trying to fla...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Thursday update: Stay the course

March 26, 2020

We know this is a very unsettling time for everyone. Your City government is making decisions day by day with the safety of our residents, businesses and their workers, and our own employees uppermost in mind. As of now, Gov. McMaster says t...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Tuesday update: 'Lead by example'

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March 24, 2020

Stay home. Go out only for essentials. Practice social distancing when you go out. 

Staying home saves lives!

JOINT STATEMENT: Beaufort County Council Chairman Joe Passiment and all the region’s mayors, including Be...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

A statement from Beaufort County Council chairman and regional mayors

From: Joe Passiment, Chairman, Beaufort County CouncilBilly Keyserling, Mayor, City of BeaufortLisa Sulka, Mayor, Town of BlufftonHarry Williams, Mayor, City of HardeevilleJohn McCann, Mayor, Town of Hilton Head IslandJoe DeVito, Mayor, Town of Port Royal...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Monday update: Stay home!

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Our City has a simple message:

Stay home. Go out only for essentials. Practice social distancing when you do go out. 

Staying home saves lives!

GROWING NUMBERS: The numbers of confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to grow in South Carolina. ...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

It's Friday. Take a deep breath!

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It’s Friday! What a challenging (and, let’s face it, stressful) week we have all had. We hope our residents are practicing their social distancing skills. Our thoughts are going out to everyone in our community who is being impacted (a...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

City Council approves waiving penalties for late filing of 2020 business licenses

BEAUFORT, S.C. (March 20, 2020) – Recognizing that many businesses in the City of Beaufort have been adversely affected by measures taken by federal, state and local governments to curtail the spread of the coronavirus, Beaufort City Council app...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

City of Beaufort offices to be closed to the public effective March 23

BEAUFORT, S.C. (March 20, 2020) – In concert with Beaufort County, and all other municipalities in the county, the City of Beaufort has announced the following emergency procedures, effective Monday, March 23:

  • All City offices will be closed to t...
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Posted on: March 19, 2020

CITY OF BEAUFORT CITY COUNCIL APPROVED THE DELAY OF SOME BUSINESS FEES

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CITY OF BEAUFORT CITY COUNCIL APPROVED THE DELAY OF CARRIAGE FEES, AND THE WAIVER OF PENALTIES AND INTEREST ON BUSINESS LICENSE RENEWALS AND ON FEBRUARY, MARCH AND APRIL LOCAL HOSPITALITY AND LOCAL ACCOMMODATIONS ...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Downtown businesses and restaurants will be offering curbside pickup and delivery services

Beginning Wednesday March 18, 2020 Downtown businesses and restaurants will be offering curbside pickup and delivery service to customers. Multiple parking spaces along Bay street and adjacent blocks have been designated as curbside service spots allowing...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Hospitality Relief Fund for Food and Supplies

Please see the following Fundraiser Page setup in an effort to replenish and maintain our northern Beaufort County food pantries and supplies needed.

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Posted on: March 15, 2020

City of Beaufort curtails activities in response to COVID-19 virus

BEAUFORT, S.C. (March 15, 2020) – The City of Beaufort, in response to Gov. McMaster’s State of Emergency decree, and in coordination with Beaufort County and other municipalities in the county, has undertaken a number of measures in r...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

OPCON 1 Operational Order - Effective 12PM, March 17, 20202

OPCON 1 OPERATIONAL ORDER

Medical Emergency – COVID-19

This is to advise that the City of Beaufort has implemented Operational Condition 1. This action is based on the Medical Emergency – COVID-19.

Operational Condition 1 is in effect as ...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

American Cruise ship to dock at Waterfront Park temporarily

BEAUFORT, S.C. (March 13, 2020) – American Cruise Lines, the cruise ship operator that stops in Beaufort throughout much of the year, has canceled cruises through March 22. One of their ships will be docked at Waterfront Park in Beaufort beginni...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Beaufort Municipal Court cancels court cases March 16-26

BEAUFORT, S.C. (March 13, 2020)  – The City of Beaufort Municipal Court will cancel court cases for two weeks from March 16 through March 26. This is in response to public safety concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 virus. All court...

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

CANCELLED: Public invited to Mossy Oaks update on March 31

The update/meeting open to the public by the Mossy Oaks Task Force scheduled for Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 10 AM has been postponed and will be rescheduled for a future date/time yet to be determined. This is in response to public safety concerns over th...

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Posted on: March 9, 2020

2020 CENSUS: Census Timeline - Watch Your Mail

In mid-March, homes across the country will begin receiving invitations to complete the 2020 Census. Once the invitation arrives, you should respond for your home in one of three ways: online, by phone, or by mail.

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Posted on: March 5, 2020

Prominent preservation economist to speak at HBF meeting March 26

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BEAUFORT, S.C. – Donovan Rypkema, the nation’s leading economist on the value of historic preservation, will be the keynote speaker at Historic Beaufort Foundation’s 54th annual meeting on March 26.

Rypkema, principal of Place...

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Posted on: March 4, 2020

Boards and Commissions Vacancy: Park & Tree Advisory Commission

City of Beaufort is seeking to fill a vacancy on the Park and Tree Advisory Commission (PTAC). This vacancy is specific to a Volunteer Arborist. Interested citizens can complete a Boards and Commissions application.

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Posted on: March 2, 2020

Beaufort launches South Coast Cyber Center

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Jan. 15, 2020) – Under a plan presented to City Council at its Work Session on Jan. 14, the City of Beaufort could become a center of cybersecurity expertise, with the potential to offer high-paying jobs to exiting military as we...

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Posted on: December 12, 2018

Request for Development Proposal - Beaufort Commerce Park

On behalf of The City of Beaufort, The Beaufort County Economic Development Corporation (BCEDC) is seeking proposals for construction of shell buildings in the Beaufort Commerce Park.  The BCEDC is looking to form a partnership with the successfu...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Website Personalization Now Available!

By clicking “Log In” on the MyAccount bar at the top of the screen, users may create a login for the site or use their Facebook profile to access MyAccount. Once logged in, visitors can choose the modules, features and keywords that th...

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