Ten memorable Beaufort moments from 2013

    2013 was a fabulous year for Beaufort.  We had our share of amazing events, an American Idol winner, and lots of national recognition too.  In no particular order, here are 10 memorable Beaufort moments from the year gone by…

     

    1. Candice Glover comes home for concert, parade and a whole lot more.
    Click here to see the story, photos, videos and our interview with Candice.
    Candice Glover's American Idol hometown hero parade.  Photo by Angela Halopulos

     

    2. It was a great year on our beaches for our local loggerheads.
    2013 was a great year on our beaches for our local loggerheads.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    3.  Beaufort’s Devin Taylor comes home as a Detroit Lion to meet with local kids.
    Beaufort's Devin Taylor comes home as a Detroit Lion to meet with local kids.

     

    4.  Bay Street closes and gets what may have been the quickest resurfacing in history.
    Bay Street closes and gets what may have been the quickest resurfacing in history.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    5.  Beaufort wins much coveted nod as America’s Happiest Seaside Town in Coastal Living Magazine vote.
    Beaufort wins much coveted nod as America's Happiest Seaside Town in Coastal Living Magazine vote.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    6.  The 58th Annual Beaufort Water Festival brought ten days of summer fun. 6.  The 58th Annual Beaufort Water Festival brought ten days of summer fun.

     

    7.  Beaufort’s Candice Glover wins American Idol…and Beaufort was with her on the journey, which started on January 24th.
    Beaufort's Candice Glover Wins American Idol

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    8.  Skully the injured loggerhead turtle found stranded in Skull Inlet by Fripp Island Turtle Team.  Skully was turned over to the SC Aquarium and later released after treatment.
    Skully the injured loggerhead turtle found stranded in Skull Inlet by Fripp Island Turtle Team.  Skully was turned over to the SC Aquarium and later released after treatment.  Photo courtesy Janie Lackman

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    9.  The 7th Annual Beaufort International Film Festival brought Hollywood to Beaufort.  The festival was named to Moviemaker.coms Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World list.
    The 7th Annual Beaufort International Film Festival brought Hollywood to Beaufort.  The festival was named to Moviemaker.coms Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World list.  Photo courtesy Susan DeLoach

     

    10.  The Beaufort River saw its first-ever DragonBoat Race last July. Dragon boating is the world’s fastest growing water sport and Beaufort has its very own DragonBoat Beaufort, a team formed of cancer survivors and their enthusiastic supporters.
    The Beaufort River saw its first-ever DragonBoat Race last July. Dragon boating is the world’s fastest growing water sport and Beaufort has its very own DragonBoat Beaufort, a team formed of cancer survivors and their enthusiastic supporters.  Photo by Ryan Smith

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