The Lowcountry is framed by the Atlantic Ocean on the east border, Charleston on the north border and Georgia to the south. The Lowcountry has cultural and a rich and extraordinary heritage. The splendid coastal sector of Beaufort, is composed of roughly 350,000 acres of marshes. Here the rivers of Ashepoo, Combahee and Edisto finish their voyage by running in the sea.
Amazing is the best manner of describing the Lowcountry of South Carolina and the surrounding sea islands. It is this arrangement which draws thousands every year to Hilton Head, Beaufort, Bluffton and the surrounding communities.
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A foundation dedicated to preserving the early Spanish history of South Carolina wants the old Beaufort federal courthouse for a museum. The Beaufort Gazette reports the Santa Elena Foundation has sent a proposal to Beaufort County to use the building for its offices and exhibits.
The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is investigating a home invasion that occurred at a Beaufort apartment complex late last night. According to a Sheriff's Office news release, around 11 p.m. last night, deputies responded to Magnolia Park Apartments located at 314 Laurel Bay Rd. in reference to an armed robbery.
The Beaufort County Assessor has prevailed for at least the third time in a property tax dispute that stemmed from a software problem in the county office. On Wednesday, the S.C. Court of Appeals agreed with the Administrative Law Court's ruling that found Mitul Enterprises, L.P. was required to pay an additional $105,282.48 to its 2009 tax bill.
TRADITION UPDATED The Gullah Geechee heritage collection is encircled by woven wood. The columns outside the entryway evoke the island's oak trees.
Authorities told media outlets that officers responded to a home in Fort Lawn around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday. A man was already dead and a woman was taken to a hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina.
After several months of discussion, a Fat Patties restaurant location in Bluffton officially appears to be on the horizon after Town Council unanimously approved a zoning change Tuesday that will allow for construction to begin once final plans pass staff review. Nick Borreggine, owner of the Beaufort burger establishment, plans to build a two-story, 4,700-square foot location on three parcels of land on Bluffton Road near its intersection with Bruin Road.
Kingstree resident Bill Smunk soon will be recognized for his expertise on the golf course. Smunk will be inducted into the SC Golf Hall of Fame in January.
South Carolina Highway 46 is now open in both directions at SC 170 after a fatal wreck. The Beaufort coroner has confirmed one fatality in the wreck at the New River Bridge.
Beaufort police are looking for a male in his teens accused of attempting to break into a home. They say it happened on Meritta Avenue around 5 a.m. Sunday morning.
Home to some of the nation′s most renowned golf courses, the South Carolina Lowcountry provides the golfer a paradise that combines breathtaking, natural beauty with world-class courses. With many of the courses providing some of the best ocean golf in the country, you′ll enjoy your game like never before.
In the Lowcountry Islands Golf and Vacation Packages section, you will find the best selection of golf vacation packages for Hilton Head, Beaufort and the surrounding area. In fact, some of the best golf resorts and courses in the world are located in the Lowcountry.
One of the Lowcountrys most popular vacation destinations, Hilton Head Island is home to many attractions and activities sure to please every vacationer. From championship golf courses and parasailing to more idle pursuits like sunbathing and fine dining, this small island combines the best of an Atlantic Coast vacation with the Lowcountrys unique and inviting character. Let us help you find the perfect oceanfront timeshare or vacation rental for your next vacation on Hilton Head – its sure to be one you and your family will never forget!
The Beaufort Sportfishing and Diving Club is a great place to learn about inshore / near shore fishing and diving in the waters of the Lowcountry. Each month the club features guest speakers that provide current information on various topics of importance. They meet at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club facility.
For more information, you can visit the club website or call Captain Frank Gibson at 522-2020.
If you visit Beaufort and the surrounding Lowcountry, you have to try the local favorite, Forgmore Stew at anyone of the many restaurants. The traditional Frogmore Stew (Lowcountry Boil) is usually served outdoors on paper plates on newspaper-covered picnic tables. Just pour the stew out on the table and let everyone have at it. This is a true Lowcountry tradition and you just can't find anything more enjoyable.
This following recipe will serve 6 to 8 people. However, the recipe can be easily adjusted for more or fewer people by allowing 1/2 pound of shrimp per person, 1/4 pound of sausage per person, 1 1/2 ears of corn per person, and 2 tablespoons of "boil" per gallon of water.
6 quarts water
3/4 cup Old Bay Seasoning
2 pounds new red potatoes
2 pounds hot smoked sausage links, cut into 2 inch pieces
12 ears corn - husked, cleaned and quartered
4 pounds large fresh shrimp, unpeeled
(You can also add fresh crabs)Add partially cleaned but uncooked crab to the pot at the same time as the corn.
Preparation Time:15 Minutes
Total Time:45 Minutes
Bring water and Old Bay Seasoning to boil in a large stockpot.
Add potatoes and cook for 15 minutes. Add sausage and cook for 5 minutes more. Add corn and cook for another 5 minutes. Stir in the shrimp and cook until shrimp are pink, about 5 minutes. Drain immediately and serve.
Be careful not to over cook the shrimp.