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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LaNelle Fabian, executive director of Main Street Beaufort, said organizers met with the City of Beaufort at 10 a.m. Saturday and decided to cancel the event out of safety concerns for visitors. Forecasters had called for as much as a foot of rain to fall across Beaufort County earlier in the week but by Friday afternoon had dialed that down to about 7-8 inches to fall between Friday and Sunday afternoon, according to officials with the National Weather Service Charleston.
For those slogging through flooded streets in Bluffton and elsewhere, it may be hard to remember what dry weather was like. But let it be known: Beaufort and Jasper counties are officially no longer suffering from drought.
Berkeley County sheriff's deputies are searching for two additional suspects accused in a man's shooting death Sunday morning near Moncks Corner. Grayson Brandt Griffon, 28, of Beaufort and Gabirelle Oliva LaShane Davis Kocsis, 35, of Moncks Corner are wanted on murder charges, Berkeley County Chief Deputy Mike Cochran said.
If there's one thing I love, it's seafood, which is why I can say with more than a little excitement, that I'm looking forward to two upcoming events -- one in Beaufort and the other in Bluffton. The 21st Annual Beaufort Shrimp Festival kicks off at noon today, Oct. 2, at the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, in downtown Beaufort.
There are still a lot of questions surrounding his death. Chief Harry Rountree says no official cause of death has been released.
Fall is the season of oyster roasts, changing leaves , and perhaps most importantly, film festivals. Charleston's own film fest hits the Lowcountry from Nov. 4-8.
Beaufort County Coroner Ed Allen on Sept. 29 photographs bones found the previous week in the 18th century Baynard Mausoleum at the Zion Chapel of Ease cemetery on Hilton Head Island.
University of South Carolina Beaufort runner Betsy Douglas continues to rack up awards, as the junior from Aiken, S.C., was named the Sun Conference Runner of the Week for the third time in four weeks Monday. Douglas picked up the honor in voting by the league's sports information directors after winning for the third time in as many races Saturday at the Northeast 10 Preview Meet in Colchester, Vt.
With the legislative session just a few months away, I want to take some time and talk about local events of note. As the weather cools down, many of us begin to look forward to the Taste Of Waddell.
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.