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How 8-year-old Lilly’s ‘special occasion’ led to a Lowcountry pluff mud rescue

Lilly Pike, an 8-year-old Beaufort native, heard the cries of a man who was stuck in a marsh on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Lilly alerted adult Sissy McClam, who called 911. Beaufort Water Search and Rescue responded and sent an airboat out to the man, who had a dog with him.

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Meetings scheduled to address leukemia cases in former Laurel Bay residents

Leukemia cases in children of past Laurel Bay residents is causing concerns in the Beaufort military community. Public meetings to address those concerns have been scheduled for Jan. 17-18, 2017, at 6:30 p.m., in the theater at the Marine Corps Air Station. The agenda will include the status of underground oil storage tanks and other environmental testing in the housing community, according to a letter sent to residents last week by Col. Peter Buck, the commander of MCAS Beaufort. Amanda Whatley, the mother of one of the children diagnosed, told her story this month in a YouTube video that gained national attention.

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Lilly Pike: 'It was pretty scary yesterday'

8-year-old Lilly Pike, of Beaufort, talks about how she felt on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, when she heard a man yelling for help in the marsh while playing behind her friend's home in Beaufort.
Delayna Earley dearley@beaufortgazette.com
 Lilly Pike: 'It was pretty scary yesterday' 0:39

Lilly Pike: 'It was pretty scary yesterday'

Secrets of The Citadel Summerall Guard 1:46

Secrets of The Citadel Summerall Guard

2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Parade 0:44

2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Parade

Out with the old (buses) and in with the new? 0:43

Out with the old (buses) and in with the new?