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Erik Mozzo will be the first to admit that college soccer is a lot harder than he expected.
The ball and players move at an even quicker pace. The intensity makes goalies like Mozzo feel as if he's in a 90-minute shootout. And practice can often make games feel like a welcome break.
Thing is, for all of these changes, Mozzo's results after his first two games for St. Leo University didn't look all that different from his days at Beaufort High School.
I have two absolute favorite pastimes. The first is that I like to pick my husband’s brain to get his honest-to-goodness opinion on major life puzzlers such as, “If you could take either of our cats out for a beer, whom would you pick?” and “Which cat do you think would’ve gotten into Harvard early admission were he a human?”
Usually my husband responds by quietly saying, “Please don’t ever ask me that again.” Other times he’ll turn up the radio and pretend he didn’t hear me at all. Eventually, though, when my relentless staring and prodding get to be too much for him, he’ll indulge me. “Fine! I would take Dignan to a bar. And Ollie would’ve gotten into Harvard. But I have no idea which cat would get married first, which would look better in jeans or who would make us dinner if he could.”
Incidentally, my second absolute favorite pastime is sorting my meds by shape, size and color.
I've never met anyone who likes bathing their dog.
I think I'm lucky in that department. My beagle, Penny, definitely dislikes getting baths, but she doesn't put up a fight. She's content to hold still in the tub for a bit while giving me a look of sadness and contempt (one only beagles can truly pull off). I guess after four years she's surrendered; I'm going to poke and prod her regardless of her behavior. This, however, hasn't changed her behavior when it comes to nail clipping ...
Lands End Woodland River Festival
When: 5 p.m. Friday (Sept. 4) and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 5)
Where: The Woodland property on Lands End Road, six miles south of the Penn Center on St. Helena
Menu: Fish fry Friday night. Saturday features food vendors selling garlic shrimp, crab, red rice, fish and other Gullah goodies.
Entertainment: Gullah singers, storytellers and dancers. Basket weavers, fish net makers and other crafters.
Admission: Free, but parking fees on Saturday - $3 per car, $10 per van, $15 per bus.
By the end of the school year, superintendent Valerie Truesdale must narrow the gap between test scores in Beaufort County and the state averages to earn her full annual bonus, according to a list of goals adopted by a committee of Board of Education members Tuesday.
The committee outlined 30 measures of academic performance, including graduation rates, attendance rates and student scores on the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards, end-of-course exams and college entrance exams.
This season's second installment of the McClatchy Prep Writers Poll is out, and though there were no changes at the top -- Byrnes, Chester, Central Pageland and Chesterfield retained their No. 1 spots -- there was a decent amount of shuffling below them. Beaufort High remains the only local team garnering votes, and the Eagles moved up one spot to No. 9 in the Class 4-A rankings.
You can always find the latest version of the poll here.
Bluffton’s new town manager, Anthony Barrett, begins his three-year contract today.
Mayor Lisa Sulka will introduce him to the community at tonight’s town council meeting, which begins at 6 p.m. at town hall, 20 Bridge St.
Barrett, 65, of Fredericksburg, Va., has held a host of public sector jobs.
From 2001 to 2003, Barrett served as the county administrator for Spotsylvania County, Va.
Color me skeptical — though not entirely dismissive — of a media-industry concept that, thus far, has been long on promises and short on delivery.
As one (unprofitable) hyperlocal Web site manager describes in the current issue of Fast Company magazine, although “hyperlocal” has been called a trend to watch every year since at least 2004, here we are in 2009, and everybody is still groping for a business model to make it successful.
I know how to admit when I'm wrong (I am married, after all), and my goodness, it didn't take long for football teams around the area to prove me wrong this year.
Just take a look at our weekly football picks on the Friday prep page if you don't believe me -- after a ho-hum 2-2 start in Week Zero, I turned in a stellar 3-3 performance this week, proving I know about as much about high school football as your typical two-sided coin.
The Beaufort County Board of Education will meet in public session at 6 p.m. Sept. 1 in the Beaufort County Council Chambers.
A committee of board members will also meet at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 1 at the school district office at 1300 King St. in Beaufort to discuss goals for the superintendent.
For an agenda, click here.