Beaufort News

Thursday's news briefs

Air station warns of increased noise during show

Officials at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort are warning nearby residents of increased jet noise because of the 2011 Beaufort Air Show.

Today through Sunday residents can expect more noise "due to military and civilian performers, as well as static displays flying in for the air show between 7 a.m. until 9 p.m.," a news release said.

The air show will feature performances by the Blue Angels and is expected to draw more than 100,000 people to the air station this weekend, according to organizers.

Museum to host program on artificial reef

The Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn will present a program on South Carolina's artificial reef system at 3 p.m. May 6.

David Harter, president of the Hilton Head Island Sportfishing Club and director of the Hilton Head Reef Foundation, will explain how Beaufort County's in-shore and off-shore reefs were built and how to fish them.

A $5-per-person donation is requested, and reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767, extension 223.

The museum is at 70 Honey Horn Drive on Hilton Head Island.

Yemassee has casting call for reality TV

With Yemassee in the running to be featured in a new show, a crew from BBC Worldwide Productions will take questions Friday at a town hall meeting.

"The Week the Women Went" will examine what happens to a small town when its women disappear for a week. Yemassee is one of three finalists.

Casting producers will discuss details at 6 p.m. in the Fire Barn at Town Hall at 101 Town Circle. Residents who want to be part of the show can call the casting hotline at 323-762-2692.

Tea Party to sponsor showing of 'Atlas Shrugged'

The Hilton Head Island Tea Party will host the premier showing of "Atlas Shrugged" Friday at the Park Plaza Cinema.

A reception begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by the movie at 7:10 p.m.

Tickets are $8.50 for adults, $7 for seniors and $6.50 for children 12 and under.

The movie is the first in a series of three based on a book of the same name by Ayn Rand.