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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New figures from the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce show that hotel occupancy, room rates and tourism spending have all increased this year. Chamber tourism director Robb Wells tells The Beaufort Gazette that the improved economy makes people more willing to travel and spend money.
Walhalla native Dr. Jennifer Nichole Chavis returned home to the Upstate to accept the position of veterinarian/lecturer for Tri-County Technical College's Veterinary Technology program. She replaces Dr. Peggy Champion, who retired Aug. 8. Chavis has been working in private practice in Beaufort and Charleston for the past eight years.
Beaufort Sen. Tom Davis has long been the one Republican lawmaker that should be on the must-watch list for any Palmetto State liberal. He's one of the nearly true-blue libertarians in the Ron Paul mold at the Statehouse who dispenses with the GOP dogma BS and offers sensible, non-fundie solutions.
A request to contribute $200,000 to the Lowcountry Econonic Alliance failed to gain the support of a majority of council members and ended in a 5-5 vote. Councilwoman Laura Von Harten was absent.
Rashad Gantt is wanted by the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office for attempted murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime after an incident at 327 Shanklin Road. Gantt is known to frequent the area of Pine Grove Road in Beaufort.
Officials from the Savannah River Site are in Beaufort today to give people information about what goes on at the sprawling facility along the South Carolina-Georgia border. Officials from the former nuclear weapons plant are hosting what they call an "Information Pod" at Beaufort High School which will include presentaions on: The event is free, and registration is first-come, first-serve and begins at 5 p.m. Presentaions will begin at 6 p.m. and last until 8 p.m. Each presentation will last approximately 45 minutes, allowing participants to attend two of the four sessions.
Jasper County school board member Alina Hamilton-Clark, whose residency had recently come into question, has resigned effectively immediately, according to board chairwoman Berty Riley. In a letter Hamilton-Clark submitted to Riley on Thursday, Hamilton-Clark said she has resigned for "personal and professional reasons."
The Beaufort County School District plans to reduce its enrollment and contribution to the vocational school it jointly operates with Jasper County. The school board voted 7-2 Tuesday to adopt a position statement regarding the Beaufort-Jasper Academy for Career Excellence.
Nearly 600 vehicles have been sunk to form the reef in a partnership effort by the South Carolina National Guard and the state. Barnacles, coral and other sea life grows on Army vehicles that form a reef off the South Carolina coast.
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.