Beaufort News

Thursday's news briefs

Postal workers to collect food donations Saturday

The National Association of Letter Carriers will hold its annual food drive Saturday, when nonperishable food items will be collected from residents' mailboxes.

The food will be delivered by postal workers to local food pantries, such as Second Helpings, The Deep Well Project and Bluffton Self Help.

The "Stamp Out Hunger" drive is the largest one-day food drive in the nation, the postal service says.

Arrow Road traffic to face delays

Traffic on Arrow Road between the intersections at Bow Circle and Palmetto Business Park on Hilton Head Island will be reduced to one lane at times beginning Monday because of storm-drainage construction.

Work is expected to be completed within two weeks, according to a town news release.

Drivers should use caution when approaching the work zone.

Details: Cary Gaffney at or 843-341-4773.

Road work to close Bluffton roundabout

The traffic circle at S.C. 46 and Bluffton Parkway in Bluffton will be closed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday for road work.

All traffic will be detoured to Goethe Road and Kitties Landing, according to the Bluffton Police Department.

Details: Call Karen Jarrett with the town of Bluffton at 843-706-7802 or Rea Construction at 843-247-0539.

Business-license renewals due May 31

Beaufort County business-license renewal forms are due May 31, after which a 5 percent fee will be added for each month late.

Any business in unincorporated Beaufort County must have a county license, according to a county news release. Licenses don't expire until the end of the year, but the renewal process begins now.

Renewal applications were mailed in February but can also be found on the "Business" page at or at the county's two business-license offices -- the second floor of the administration building at 100 Ribaut Road in Beaufort, or the third floor of the Myrtle Park Professional Center at 4819 Bluffton Parkway in Bluffton.

Processing and approval usually take seven to 10 business days, the release said.

Details: 843-255-2270.