The boardwalk at Crystal Lake Park on Lady’s Island is shown in this file photo.
The boardwalk at Crystal Lake Park on Lady’s Island is shown in this file photo. Staff photo
The boardwalk at Crystal Lake Park on Lady’s Island is shown in this file photo. Staff photo

Stephen Fastenau covers northern Beaufort County as a reporter for The Beaufort Gazette and The Island Packet, where he has worked since 2010 and been recognized with state and national awards. He studied journalism and political science at the University of South Carolina in Columbia and lives in Beaufort.

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