Beaufort News

Sunday's news briefs

Chamber to host bike workshop

The Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, along with the Greater Island Council and the Town of Hilton Head Island, will a bicycle workshop from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in council chambers at Town Hall, One Town Center Court.

The program will focus on education and enforcement and will have small-group breakouts.

The workshop is being conducted with help from the League of American Bicyclists and the Palmetto Cycling Coalition.

To register for the workshop, e-mail Kim Nelson at or call 843-785-3673.

2 free legal clinics scheduled for fall

The S.C. Bar Association's pro bono program will sponsor two free legal clinics this fall at the Burton Wells Senior Center on Middleton Recreation Drive in Burton.

Dates and times for the clinics are:

  • Wednesday, 1 to 2 p.m. Attorney W. Brantley Harvey Jr. will discuss wills, estates and probate law
  • Nov. 17, 1 to 2 p.m. Attorney Michael Cofield will discuss end-of-life issues
  • Details: 803-799-4015

    Volunteers sought to teach driving courses

    The AARP South Carolina Driver Safety Program needs volunteer instructors in Beaufort, Hampton, Colleton and Jasper counties. As a volunteer instructor, you'll be trained and reimbursed for approved program-related expenses.

    Those interested can contact Don Ferguson, district coordinator of the S.C. AARP Driver Safety Program, at 843-689-9362.

    For information about courses or to sponsor one, contact Alvin McCain at 843-836-1816 or at

    TEA Party to show documentary

    The TEA Party of Hilton Head Island will screen the documentary film "TEA PARTY" from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 24 at Coligny Theatre.

    Admission is free. The film tells how and why tea parties formed across the country.

    The Hilton Head group's next monthly open forum is from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at Aunt Chiladas Easy Street Cafe on Pope Avenue. Social time will start at 6 p.m. Admission is $5 per person to cover the cost of an all-you-can-eat taco station. A cash bar will be available.

    Details: Call Kate Keep at 843-816-1806.

    Hilton Head Island Republican Club to host treasurer, mayoral candidatesThe Hilton Head Island Republican Club will host a wine and cheese meeting Friday with Doug Henderson, a petition candidate for Beaufort County Treasurer and John Safay who is vying to become Hilton Head Island's next mayor.

    The event will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Hilton Head Republican Campaign Headquarters in Port Royal Plaza, according to a news release.

    The candidates are expected to make presentations and answer questions from voters, the release said.

    State Sen. Tom Davis, R-Beaufort, also is expected to attend.