When the Beaufort Water Festival's Blessing The Fleet event started 62 years ago it was primarily to bless the shrimp boats and to introduce the new commodore. Many local shrimp boats participated. Take a look at how the event has changed over the years.
Stacey Canaday speaks about her feelings on being announced as the 63rd Beaufort Water Festival Commodore and the fact that she and her husband, Chris Canaday, are the first married couple to both be given the honor of being commodore.
For most, the idea of performing for hundreds of strangers would be the show stopper, but not for these youngsters. The Beaufort Water Festival Talent Show on Wednesday at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park gave us the opportunity to interview several of the acts to understand how they calm their nerves before taking the stage.
Jeff Moss, superintendent of Beaufort County School District, addresses the public on the district's YouTube channel to clear up any issues dealing with the purchasing credit cards that district employees use to purchase items. To watch the full 9-minute video, go to YouTube.com and search for Beaufort County School District.
The Beaufort Sandbar concert was held for the second time last Saturday. Concert promoters say that the number of people may have tripled since its inaugural concert last year. Supplied photos courtesy of Jarrett Owens.
Hundreds of animals were seized from Roy's Aquarium Tuesday and Wednesday, heading to temporary homes where they will receive care, according to Beaufort County Sheriff's Office. The cruelty to animals investigation is expected to continue for a few more days as evidence is collected and the animals are moved to a safe environment.