Beaufort's Higher Ground under new ownership (updated)

Updates at bottom:

Reported Oct. 13: We have it on good authority that outdoor retailer Higher Ground in Beaufort Town Center has been sold to Tim Lovett, who was the manager at The Sportsman's Shop on S.C. 170.

We're excited to hear that Higher Ground will remain open and under local ownership and wish its previous owners, Ashley and Shelby, all the luck in the world on their future endeavors.

In addition to their website you can check out Higher Ground on their blog, on Facebook and on Twitter.

Updated Oct. 15: Want to say goodbye to Higher Ground's past owners and welcome in the new owner? The shop is hosting a "Welcome and Farewell" celebration at 6 p.m. Oct. 21. If you've never been to Higher Ground, this would be a good opportunity to check out what it's all about.