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Welcome to Lowcountry Islands

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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Local news for Beaufort, SC continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

SC former Marine not guilty in pedestrian death
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:13:32 GMT -

A South Carolina man is cleared of a murder charge after his naked ride in a stolen fire truck killed a pedestrian. Multiple media outlets reported that Circuit Court Judge Carmen Mullen found Kalvin Hunt not guilty by reason of insanity on Thursday.

Finalists Named for Beaufort International Film Festival 2015
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 13:53:21 GMT -

PRLog - Dec. 15, 2014 - BEAUFORT, S.C. -- The Ninth Annual Beaufort International Film Festival will host thousands of film lovers from around the world starting Feb. 11 and continuing to Feb 15 in the historic coastal town of Beaufort, SC. Considered one of the fastest growing film festivals in the southeast and named one of the top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World 2013 by MovieMaker Magazine, festival organizers are expecting their biggest crowds yet.

Medical University Hospital grows beyond Lowcountry, establishes...
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 09:45:42 GMT -

The hospital has forged relationships with a number of community hospitals across the state - in Georgetown and Beaufort, and more recently, in Hartsville and Camden. The Board of Trustees discussed a potential affiliation with an Orangeburg hospital on Thursday.

Bluffton hearts & darts
Sun, 14 Dec 2014 06:22:15 GMT -

On Wednesday, the district presented a $19,000 check from the event to Bluffton Middle School sixth-grader Jessica Bello and her family. Bello and her brother Jonathan, 24-year-old University of South Carolina Beaufort student, suffer from spinal muscular atrophy.

Some yearn to keep Daufuskie unchanged
Sun, 14 Dec 2014 06:22:14 GMT -

"I was talking to a number of people, so I'm speaking not only for myself but many likeminded people who live on Daufuskie, the people that live outside the gates." Nelthorpe and others have portrayed the bridgeless island between Tybee and Hilton Head islands as one with a clear cultural divide between residents in the rural and historic district homes and the wealthier residents who belong to the gated communities.

Volunteer firefighter accused of setting fires
Sat, 13 Dec 2014 23:08:00 GMT -

BEAUFORT, S.C. Police say an 18-year-old volunteer firefighter who was a suspect in a fire at the Yemassee Fire Department last month is facing new charges after admitting he was involved in three other fires. The Island Packet of Hilton Head reports police Capt.

Bloomfield OKs budget with slight tax increase
Sat, 13 Dec 2014 12:47:27 GMT -

Bloomfield Borough Council has adopted an almost $300,000 general fund budget for 2015 with just a slight increase in the fire tax. The budget includes a .03 mill fire tax increase, which will cost the owner of a property valued at $100,000 an extra $3 a year.

VIDEO: Bluffton Township Fire District donates $19,000 to family in need
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:35:41 GMT -

Scott Thompson/Bluffton Today Siblings Jonathan Bello, 24, and Jessica Bello, 12, of Bluffton, chat Wednesday after the Bluffton Township Fire District presented a $19,000 check to their family to help them with medical bills and traveling expenses related to their spinal muscular atrophy. Scott Thompson/Bluffton Today The fire district's check came from proceeds from its 10th Annual Boston Butts Fundraiser on Nov. 14. Scott Thompson/Bluffton Today Battalion Chief Todd Harvey of the Bluffton Township Fire District speaks during Wednesday's check presentation.

Pat Conroy, Beaufort writers discuss their craft
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 09:58:04 GMT -

Best-selling writer and South Carolina resident Pat Conroy is discussing the craft of writing with other authors as well as an artist from the Beaufort area.

Golf Packages and Vacation Resources

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.

 
 
Hilton Head Timeshares and Vacation Rentals

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!

Beaufort Sportfishing Club

Beaufort Sportfishing Club 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.

Frogmore Stew - Lowcountry Boil Recipe

Frogmore Stew - Lowcountry Boil 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.

Ingredients:
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
Cook Time:30
Total Time:45 Minutes

Directions:
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.

 
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