Beaufort News

Sunday's news briefs

TEA Party to host mayoral candidates

Mayoral candidates Tom Crews and Drew Laughlin are scheduled to speak Tuesday at TEA Party Hilton Head Island's open forum at Aunt Chiladas Easy Street Cafe on Pope Avenue.

Newly elected state Rep. Andy Patrick, R-Hilton Head, also is slated to speak, according to a news release.

Social time begins at 6 p.m. and the forum begins at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $5 per person for a taco-station meal.

Information: Go to

Heritage seeks volunteers

The Heritage golf tournament, Hilton Head Island's annual PGA Tour event, is seeking volunteers for the 2011 event to be held April 18-24 at Harbour Town Golf Links. Several committees have openings. No experience is necessary.

Information: Call Bonnie Hunt at 843-671-2448.

Landowners asked to preserve wetlands

Landowners in South Carolina with eligible acreage are encouraged to apply for technical and funding assistance available through the Wetlands Reserve Program, which offers the opportunity to create, restore and enhance wetlands.

The deadline to apply for funding is Dec. 1.

The landowner voluntarily limits future use of the land but retains ownership. The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service provides technical and financial support in the restoration of the owner's wetlands.

Details: Call Krista Noel at 843-289-1557.

TCL to hold registration fair

The Technical College of the Lowcountry will hold a registration fair from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at its campuses in Beaufort, Bluffton and Varnville.

The event is intended to assist those beginning their college careers and to help returning students register for the spring semester, which begins Jan. 10. Staff from TCL's admissions, financial aid and academic divisions will be available to answer questions.

TCL offers degree, diploma and certificate programs in industrial technologies, business technologies, arts and sciences, transfer programs, and health sciences.

Students can apply and register online at Details: 843-525-8211.