After winning this year’s Congressional Art Competition for South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District, a Beaufort County teenager will have her work displayed in the U.S. Capitol building for a year. Isabelle Lieblein’s graphite drawing of an old car abandoned in the mountains of her home state, titled “Crushed,” was selected by a panel of Rep. Mark Sanford’s staff members over 30 other entries.
The developers who most recently tried to buy the Port of Port Royal say the state Ports Authority withheld information about an insurance settlement from last year’s seafood market fire and kept the purchase deal from closing.
For the 12th year, we counted on the community to identify the best of Beaufort, and the results were swift and decisive. Voting volumes increased over last year in The Beaufort Gazette’s Readers’ Choice Awards — a survey of the best people and businesses in northern Beaufort County. This year just under 32,000 votes were totaled.
According to the Beaufort Water Search and Rescue team spokesman Dick Jennings, the five were seen walking to a sandbar off the beach Tuesday around 7:45 p.m. at low tide by an unidentified man who alerted security at the Harbor Island gate.
Beaufort County and Clemson University are partnering to develop educational and training programs to help reduce pollution in local waterways. The county’s Natural Resources Committee recently approved a $90,000 contract with the school’s Carolina Clear organization, an environmental outreach program operating within Clemson’s Center for Watershed Excellence.
Isabelle Lieblein, a rising 12th-grader at Beaufort High School, meets with Rep. Mark Sanford in his office in Washington, DC, on June 23, 2016. Lieblein is the Congressional Art Competition winner for South Carolina First District, and her art will be displayed in the US Capitol for a year.