Beaufort News

Sunday news briefs

AARP offers free tax help

The AARP Tax-Aide Program will help prepare tax returns for low- and moderate-income taxpayers, with special attention to those age 60 and older.

The program offers electronic filing beginning the first week of February through April 14. For help, go to:

  • Hilton Head Island Library, 11 Beach City Road, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, except Feb. 8.
  • SHARE Center for Active Adults, 6 Office Way, Suite 915, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursdays.
  • Bluffton Library, 120 Palmetto Way, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. Thursdays.
  • For more information, call Don Arboe at 843-785-2311.

    Learn about blue crabs Monday

    A public presentation and discussion about the future of blue crabs will be at 7 p.m. Monday in the Technical College of the Lowcountry's MacLean Hall auditorium, 105 Reynolds St., Beaufort.

    Michael Childress, assistant professor at Clemson University, will present his research on the ecology and behavior of blue crabs, including modeling efforts to help forecast blue crab populations and locations.

    He also will discuss possible reasons for a decrease of nearly 30 percent in blue crab landings over the past decade.

    Public participation in the discussion is encouraged.

    Details: Go to or

    National Human Trafficking Awareness Day is Tuesday

    The Lowcountry Coalition Against Human Trafficking will work to make the public aware of modern-day slavery on National Human Trafficking Awareness Day.

    From 7 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. Tuesday, coalition members will hand out red wristbands and pamphlets to students on their way to Hilton Head Island High School and later at a morning assembly at Hilton Head Preparatory School.

    From 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., they will offer a presentation, which includes appetizers and a cash bar, at an event at Remy's Bar & Grill at 81 Pope Ave.

    The mayors of Hilton Head Island and Bluffton also will read proclamations at this month's council meetings.

    Details: Contact Daniel Brownstein at 843-255-5911, 614-582-8433 or