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8:31 am on Tuesday January 29, 2013

First round of Port Royal Railroad property lawsuits settled for $33 million

When the Port Royal Railroad shutdown, the Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority acquired the right of way to ensure the longevity of the Authority's service pipes underneath — and that didn't sit well with property owners that neighbor the...
5:37 am on Wednesday November 21, 2012

Offering an alternate path for bikers and walkers, first section of Spanish Moss Trail opens

Friends of the Spanish Moss Trail On the marsh crossing section of the trail. The first segment of the Spanish Moss Trail is now up and running. Spanning from Depot to Allison roads, the section of solid concrete "trail" also offers a marsh crossing...
2:56 am on Thursday November 15, 2012

Finishing touches on first segment of Beaufort rail trail for November 20 opening

Flickr user Scott M Duncan Update: The Island Packet's Erin Moody has a follow-up report noting that preperations are coming together for the November 20 grand opening. Local landscaping services company The Greenery is donationg $17,000 worth of...
2:12 am on Thursday October 18, 2012

What to do with the old Beaufort rail depot?

Flickr user Scott M Duncan Update October 18: It looks like the answer about what to do with the old Beaufort Depot at the center of the The Spanish Moss Trail won't be coming any time soon. There are questions about the future ownership of the...
6:06 am on Saturday October 6, 2012

Work on first leg of Beaufort rail trail nears completion

Flickr user Rob Milsom Efforts to shape the first mile of The Spanish Moss Trail from Depot to Allison roads continues and on Friday, local company Preservation Tree Care volunteered several hours of time to clean up brush around the rail depot,...
4:26 am on Monday July 2, 2012

Push to rename Spanish Moss Rail-Trail to Magnolia Line Trail grows

Bing Maps A magnolia tree near the start of the old Port Royal Railroad, the trees were planted at mile markers along the railroad. (Updates at the bottom.) After The Island Packet helped remind that the Port Royal Railroad's name traced back to an...
4:14 am on Friday June 8, 2012

Boundary Street improvements, Beaufort rail-to-trail planning continues

A rendering of how a section of Boundary Street could look after redevelopment is completed. The Island Packet offers an update on the status of planning for the $26 million revamp of Boundary Street and the first portion of the old Port Royal...
5:32 am on Tuesday May 22, 2012

New span of J.E. McTeer Bridge proves popular for exercisers

TheDigitel Bridges are usually quite popular with runners, but the new span of the J.E. McTeer Bridge between Port Royal and Lady's Island is proving popular with a harder to capture demographic: more leisurely walkers and baby carriage pushers....
1:48 am on Tuesday April 17, 2012

A private donation to kick start the Spanish Moss Trail (Update: Donor announced)

Flickr user nakrnsm Update April 16:  The James M. Cox Foundation steps up with $1.2 million grant. The Island Packet is reporting that the Cox Foundation has offered two grants to assist with the design and construction of the first mile of trail....
4:28 am on Saturday February 25, 2012

While rail-to-trail debate continues, bus routes proposed (Update: Never mind)

Flickr user nakrnsm Update February 25: The Island Packet has penned a column applauding the county for rejecting the federal dollars that would have expanded the bus routes throughout northern Beaufort County. It's hard to argue that the expansion...

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