Store owners pay for parking in downtown Beaufort for customer appreciation week

About two dozen Beaufort merchants have teamed up to pay for a week of parking for all 56 parking spaces between Carteret and Charles streets in downtown Beaufort as part of a customer appreciation week. It will cost them about $2,600 to pay for the parking, and other giveaways and events are planned for the last week of September.

To read more about customer appreciation week, click on this story later tonight, or pick up a copy of Wednesday's Beaufort Gazette.