Beaufort News

Wednesday's news briefs

Beaufort Marines to return from Afghanistan

The Werewolves of Fighter Attack Squadron 122 will return to Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort this week after six months in Afghanistan.

The squadron was deployed to Kandahar Airfield in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, according to an air station news release. It worked alongside Marine and Army units and foreign military allies to provide air support for ground forces, the release said.

A detachment from Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 31 also will return with VMFA-122, according to air station officials.

'America Sings!' to celebrate Memorial Day

The Hilton Head Choral Society will present "America Sings!" at 7 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, and at 7 p.m. Monday at Holy Family Catholic Church, 24 Pope Ave., on Hilton Head Island.

The choir's last concert of the season celebrates Memorial Day and includes colonial folk songs, patriotic anthems and a tribute to the armed forces. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased online, at various outlets and at the door.

Details and tickets: 843-341-3818 or

AARP plans driver safety courses

AARP driver safety courses are scheduled for May and June in Beaufort County.

  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sun City Hilton Head (open to Sun City residents only); instructor Joyce Tartow, 843-705-5692.
  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 15 and 16, Summit Place of Beaufort, 1119 Pickpocket Plantation Drive; instructor Harry Ammon, 843-521-1941.
  • Successful completion of the course often qualifies students for automobile insurance discounts.

    Panel to discuss public school choice

    The Leadership Beaufort Alumni Association will host a panel discussion, "County School Choices and Funding: Why Parents Want Choices and How They Are Funded," at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Holiday Inn Beaufort on Boundary Street.

    The event will include discussion of the Beaufort County School District's efforts to increase the number of academic offerings by providing traditional schools, magnet programs, schools of choice and Riverview Charter School.

    District superintendent Valerie Truesdale, parents, principals and other public officials will participate.

    Details: Jack Little at