Congratulations to Weston Newton. He recently was sworn in and will be joining Bill Herbkersman in the General Assembly when it convenes in January. Weston leaves some big shoes to fill as former chairman of Beaufort County Council. If you watched him at any of the meetings he led, then you know how amazing he was at that job. With Bill and Weston in Columbia working for us, I expect great things for our area.
* This is the time of year to plant a tree or trees. The Bluffton town tree is the crape myrtle. The crape myrtle is a wonderful tree that is beautiful even in winter. It looks like a beautiful gray sculpture. If you are thinking about planting a tree, perhaps you will choose a crape myrtle. The color I like is watermelon red, but white is nice too. If you look around Old Town you will see some of the crape myrtles we planted 30 years ago. Also the narcissus is the town flower, so don't overlook them.