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New Coastal Kingdom episode to air Wednesday

The County Channel will run the seventh episode of its Coastal Kingdom nature series, titled "Finding a Mate," at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Featuring bluebirds, broad-headed skinks, box turtles, egrets, corn snakes and green anoles, the program will follow Lowcountry animals in their quest to find mates and reproduce, according to a news release.

Residents can locate the County Channel at Comcast Channel 2, Charter Channel 20, Hargray Channels 9 and 252, Time Warner Channel 66 on Hilton Head Island, and Time Warner Channel 26 in Sun City Hilton Head.

County Channel programming is also streamed over the Internet at

Volunteers sought for home-repair work

United Way of the Lowcountry seeks volunteers with knowledge of home repair to join 400 high school students July 10-16 in providing services for needy residents of Beaufort and Jasper counties.

About 60 projects on Hilton Head Island and in Beaufort, Bluffton, Ridgeland, Hardeeville and outlying areas will be completed. United Way conducts the program with the Catholic HEART Work camp to provide safe shelter for people who live and work in Beaufort and Jasper counties.

Local nonprofit agencies, organizations and churches can refer people in need of repairs to Bethany Marcinkowski at United Way by calling 843-837-200 or emailing

School community service director to move on

Jesse Washington III, director for school and community services for the Beaufort County School District, has accepted a new position outside of Beaufort County.

Washington's last day is today, after which he will join the Orangeburg School District 5 as chief human resource services officer.