A handful of transportation hiccups — about six mechanical breakdowns, too-early pick-ups, late drop-offs, some double-routes and a few crowded afternoon buses — were reported on the Beaufort County School District’s first day of school.
Beaufort County has received a $35,000 check from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help reimburse local Hurricane Matthew cleanup costs. County officials expect FEMA to eventually reimburse 75 percent of the roughly $35 million spent on storm cleanup.
A potential probe into the Beaufort County School District’s finances was voted down by Beaufort County Board of Education members at its Tuesday night meeting, but the vote — split 5-5 — represented a shift in alliance for the board’s chairman who has typically voted with the board’s majority.
The city of Beaufort posted notice this week that the Beaufort Commerce Park is for sale. City officials say the property can be parceled off to fit businesses’ needs and have moved forward with plans to build a building for prospective companies.