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4:22 am on Thursday October 27, 2011

Southurn Rose, Sea Island win bids to do Beaufort carriage tours

With new rules approved, Southurn Rose Buggy Tours and Sea Island Carriage Co. won bids to run carriage tours in Beaufort for the next five years. That said, Sea Island Carriage bid $10,000 more dollars than Southurn Rose, who was actually the...
4:16 am on Wednesday September 28, 2011

Beaufort carriage companies say proposed rules won't fly (Update: Passes)

Update September 28: The Island Packet writes that the new rules have been approved. Most notably, carriage operators will need to bid at least $25,000 for slots to run carriage tours — that's $15,000 more than in past years but about where bids...
3:37 am on Saturday August 6, 2011

Carriage companies upset about tourism-reform process in Beaufort (update)

Update August 6: The Island Packet has chimed in with their opinion, saying that the Tourism Management Advisory Committee is breaking the rules by dicussing the carriage matter behind closed doors.  Additionally, the paper says that the city's...
3:18 am on Sunday May 29, 2011

Opining on a bad idea: A forced Beaufort horse carriage monopoly

Flickr user Stuck in Customs In case you missed it, in response to ongoing kerfuffles with Beaufort's horse carriage tours, the city has proposed instituting a forced monopoly. The general idea being that if there's just one operator and there's...
5:04 am on Friday January 21, 2011

There's a movie star roaming Beaufort's streets with a procession in tow

Flickr user ryanlintelman Not Merlin, but you get the idea. Sea Island Carriage Co. has recently signed on a new and soon-to-be-famous team member: Nine-year-old Merlin. Merlin is, of course, a horse and was last owned by Disney where he was used...
4:22 pm on Wednesday December 15, 2010

Bluffton looks to add horse-drawn carriages (update x4: temporary approval)

Flickr user pocketwiley In Charleston they're big business, and surprisingly controversial too. Updates at the bottom, First reporting October 4: I get why the Town of Bluffton needs to put regulations in place, I just don't know what folks will...
2:30 pm on Thursday July 2, 2009

Downtown carriage companies under intense scrutiny

Image by Flickr user billreadImage by 20090702-horses.jpg Tourism management director Vanessa Turner-Maybank noted "myriad problems" after inspections of downtown carriage tour companies this May. Read more stories on this subject in our carriages...
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