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7:45 am on Saturday October 25, 2014

Beaufort's four candidates for city council

Four candidates are running for two open Beaufort City Council seats, and The Island Packet has profiles of each. Donnie Beer; Phil Cromer; Stephen Murray; and Former mayor Bill Rauch. The election is November 4. Bonus: Here's an overview from a...
9:04 am on Thursday April 18, 2013

Messy users encourage new rules for Beaufort parks

Trash, fires, overcrowding, and general problems are spurring discussion about added regulation or rules for residents that want to use Beaufort's parks.
7:17 am on Friday February 22, 2013

Boat hotels won't come to downtown Beaufort

Beaufort City Council has officially voted down a proposal that would have allowed boat hotels at the downtown Beaufort marina.
3:18 am on Friday February 22, 2013

Debate over floating boat hotels continues (Update: Sunk)

The Charlestonian Update 2: With a 4-1 vote, Beaufort City Council has scuttled the idea. Update: Debate continues with more restricitions being proposed. A request by the owners of the 93-foot yacht The Charlestonian to operate as a hotel off the...
2:54 am on Wednesday January 9, 2013

Goose Creek council to vote on smoking ban (Update: Banned)

Image by stock.xchang user anYone- Update: Goose Creek Town Council voted in the ban on Tuesday night — it goes into effect July 1. The vote was split 4 to 3. First reporting: Today, January 8, Goose Creek Town Council is expected to vote on a...
10:36 pm on Thursday December 13, 2012

Charleston County Council votes to build I-526

Instead of passing the road project to the City of Charleston, on Thursday night Charleston County Council voted to build the much-debated I-526 section through Johns and James islands. The vote was 5-4. Many reports abound, but I'll point you to...
6:36 am on Thursday December 13, 2012

City of Charleston votes for control of stalled I-526 project (Update: Dead in the water?)

Update: Instead of passing the road project to the City of Charleston, county council has voted to build the road. In the face of an organized public resistance to the road project Charleston County Council has previously tried handing off...
4:17 am on Sunday September 16, 2012

Profiling the rekindled North Charleston smoking ban debate

Image by stock.xchang user anYone- Update: The smoking ban was rejected. With Charleston County voting to ban smoking in the unincorporated areas of the county, it looks likely that the debate will heat up around a rekindled North Charleston smoking...
5:09 am on Saturday August 18, 2012

Talk of a smoking ban is back in North Charleston

Image by stock.xchang user anYone-The last time North Charleston's council voted on a smoking ban, it shot it down 6-4 in 2008. And now a draft ordinance is once again in the works, and with five new members on the council the vote could well go...
4:26 am on Thursday August 16, 2012

Mayor Keyserling running unopposed, only one challenger for Beaufort City Council seats

TheDigitel Keyserling chats on camera during the grand opening of the new Beaufort City Hall in December 2010. Announced in June, the window to file to run to be Beaufort's mayor or for one of two spots on city council has closed, and the field has...