A high net worth

Middle school girls turn hoops into life-saving nets (NOTE: THIS STORY ORIGINALLY APPEARED IN THE BEAUFORT GAZETTE IN 2007). By Will Martin @wmartin89 Finally, it feels like January. After several weeks of unrepentant sunshine, the cold and wet have ushered in a South Carolina winter over the Beaufort Academy campus. In a word, it's miserable. It's on such a … Continue reading A high net worth

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Adventurers flock again to Hunting Island

Biathlon offers kayakers and runners a unique view of one of South Carolina's most pristine Sea Islands (Note: This story originally appeared in the Beaufort Gazette in 2007). By Will Martin @wmartin89 Last February, Sea Island Rotarian Jack Cunningham found himself on the trails of Hunting Island agonizing over a pool of water. In one week, about … Continue reading Adventurers flock again to Hunting Island

The story in games

The role of sport in one of the South's most historic African-American sites (NOTE: THIS STORY ORIGINALLY APPEARED IN THE BEAUFORT GAZETTE IN JULY 2007). By Will Martin @wmartin89 In a region already saturated by a sense of its own history, the Penn Center manages to emanate a distinctive character, betraying an important past. The historical high points … Continue reading The story in games

Kickin’ it, Beaufort style

(Note: This story originally appeared in the Beaufort Gazette in July 2007). By Will Martin @wmartin89 Ivey McClam and Worth Liipfert share a house divided. For several weeks, their normally tranquil relationship has been tested by a shared, competitive passion. Each Thursday, the two upwardly mobile 20-somethings have been joining about 80 of their contemporaries at Mets … Continue reading Kickin’ it, Beaufort style