Editorials

Editorials

A year later, Hurricane Matthew still teaching

A year ago, Beaufort County was a wreck. Hurricane Matthew brought Category 2 winds and severe flooding to much of the county. It left roads impassable and homes severely damaged. It sucked sand from the beach. It wasted entire marinas, and sent countless docks into the surf. Power was out, and sewer systems were gimpy.

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Yes, get Washington out of air traffic control

Weather causes some flight delays and disruptions. Others have a bureaucratic origin. The nation’s air traffic control system, while safe, is gummed up by antiquated technology. American Airlines CEO Doug Parker said in a recent interview that a flight from Dallas to Philadelphia takes about 30 minutes longer than in 1979 because the system is “broken.”

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Patty Crower choice in strong Port Royal field

Patty Crower is our choice in Tuesday’s Port Royal Town Council special election to fill six months of the late Vernon DeLoach’s term. She shows a firm grasp of the specifics of town issues, stemming from 13 years of attending council meetings and planning retreats. But she faces a strong field, with Marjorie Lamb’s expertise in operations, Darryl Owens’ longevity in the community, and Bob Ellis’ experience as a successful business operator in town. Crower is most familiar with the issues and people, and has shown a willingness to put in the time to know and improve governance in the town she has called home since 2004.

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Thank you: Belfair 1811 Charitable Fund

Second Helpings, a Hilton Head nonprofit agency servicing Beaufort, Hampton and Jasper counties, is proud to announce the award of a grant to subsidize the cost of purchasing a new truck. Belfair 1811 Charitable Fund awarded the grant during the month of March. In 2016 Second Helpings delivered over 2.5 million pounds of food with the donations from 30 local retailers and suppliers utilizing seven refrigerated trucks and 310 volunteers serving 60 agencies. Over 30,000 volunteer hours was clocked with these volunteers driving over 85,000 miles. Thank you Belfair 1811. With your generous support, we can keep the trucks rolling!

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