Beaufort News

County Channel earns nomination, awards

The County Channel, which provides broadcast services for Beaufort County government, received a nomination for a 2011 Regional Emmy Award and earned three 2011 National Telly Awards, according to a news release.

The Emmy nomination is for the nature series "Coastal Kingdom," produced in partnership with the Lowcountry Institute. The show also earned two Telly Awards, one in the nature and wildlife category and one for excellence in videography.

A documentary on the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office Forensic Services Laboratory won a Telly in the informational program category.

The County Channel is streamed on the home page of the Beaufort County website at and broadcast on Charter Cable channel 20, Comcast Cable channel 2, Hargray Cable channels 9 and 252, Time Warner Cable Hilton Head Island channel 66 and Time Warner Cable Sun City channel 63.