Beaufort News

Wednesday's news briefs

Red Cross volunteer training Thursday

The American Red Cross is asking licensed health-services volunteers, such as nurses, to help victims of recent tornadoes, floods and storms in the Midwest and South.

In coordination with the S.C. Department of Mental Health, Red Cross "Just in Time" training will be from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday at the Coastal Empire Community Mental Health Center at 1050 Ribaut Road in Beaufort.

Volunteers are asked to deploy for at least two weeks after training.


Summer forums set for learning about global affairs

The World Affairs Council of Hilton Head is hosting its fifth annual summer forum.

The free public events are from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Hilton Head Island library, 11 Beach City Road. Registration is not required.

Forum dates, topics and speakers are: June 9, "America's Global Interests," Blaine Lotz; July 14, "China: Thinking About Their Future and Ours," Kent Harrington; and Aug. 3, a discussion of Steven Hill's book "Europe's Promise: Why the European Way is the Best Hope in an Insecure Age," Jim Fall.

Details: 843-422-1442,

National Review contributor to speak

The Beaufort County Republican Party will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. June 16 at Palmetto Electric on U.S. 278 in Okatie.

Jim Geraghty, a contributing writer for National Review magazine who appears frequently on television news programs, will speak. The public is invited.

Details: 843-341-3300.

S.C. senator to hold constituent forum

State Sen. Tom Davis, R-Beaufort, will take questions and update residents on legislation during a "Talk to Tom" constituents forum May 23.

The event will be at 6:30 p.m. in the Palmetto Electric building on New River Highway off U.S. 278 in Okatie, according to a news release. Davis expects to discuss a range of issues, including a cap of state-government spending, illegal immigration, school funding and tort reform.