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Town seeks public input for Squire Pope carriage house plan

The Town of Bluffton is seeking public input into the preservation plan of the Squire Pope Carriage House,

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Lowcountry Eco Bins owner Kirk Parker, better known as Parker, poses July 8 in front of his truck, which is outfitted with equipment to clean trash bins. AMY COYNE BREDESON
Lowcountry Eco Bins owner Kirk Parker, better known as Parker, poses July 8 in front of his truck, which is outfitted with equipment to clean trash bins. AMY COYNE BREDESON

New bin-cleaning business offers easy way to do dirty work

Ever noticed how disgusting outdoor trash bins are?

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Graduates of the Bluffton Explorers Learning for Life Program pose with Bluffton Police Chief Chris Chapmond at graduation ceremonies June 28 at BPD. COURTESY BLUFFTON POLICE DEPARTMENT
Graduates of the Bluffton Explorers Learning for Life Program pose with Bluffton Police Chief Chris Chapmond at graduation ceremonies June 28 at BPD. COURTESY BLUFFTON POLICE DEPARTMENT

Club members graduate from Bluffton Explorers life program

June 28 was a special day for a group of local young people who graduated

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Inaugural speaker series brings leaders to Lowcountry

World leaders, award-winning journalists, exceptional artists, athletes, military heroes

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Applicants being sought  for three Town committees

Applicants being sought for three Town committees

Bluffton Town Council is seeking qualified applicants for appointment to its boards, commissions and committees.

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Business

Business Briefs

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From left, Norris Thigpen of the S.C. Department of Commerce, Bruce Ward of SmartScan met with Jeff Mumford and Glen McCarthy of Labworks International in Canada.
From left, Norris Thigpen of the S.C. Department of Commerce, Bruce Ward of SmartScan met with Jeff Mumford and Glen McCarthy of Labworks International in Canada.

Partnership helps established company with worldwide exposure

Along a quiet street in the historic district of Beaufort sits a small technology company

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Avoiding legal problems  is the name of the game

Avoiding legal problems is the name of the game

The tools available to an estate planning attorney are

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Tio's Latin American Kitchen held its grand opening and ribbon cutting June 19 at its new location in Shelter Cove Towne Centre. LYNNE COPE HUMMELL
Tio's Latin American Kitchen held its grand opening and ribbon cutting June 19 at its new location in Shelter Cove Towne Centre. LYNNE COPE HUMMELL

Business is booming on both sides of the bridges

Retailers, restaurants and other service businesses are changing the commercial landscape in Bluffton and Hilton Head.

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Business Briefs

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 Mark F. Winn
Mark F. Winn

Trust but verify: Good in politics, good in planning

"Trust but verify" is a practical reality based point of view on how to deal with foreign powers.

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Brian Treacy
Brian Treacy

Why it's necessary to consider using separate share trusts

When developing an estate plan, it is paramount you understand how distributions work

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Family

FDA dog food study cause for concern, but not radical change

FDA dog food study cause for concern, but not radical change

While I am no scientist or veterinarian, I am, like many of you, a concerned dog owner.

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The 'cold wet nose' solution to many of life's problems

The 'cold wet nose' solution to many of life's problems

Imagine, if you will, a 24/7 health advocate - an advocate that provides unconditional love

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Portia Foden
Portia Foden

Large family of faith finds ways to connect through service

As a child, I longed for a large, robust family.

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Opinion

Lynne Cope Hummell
Lynne Cope Hummell

Having, interacting with friends one of life's greatest gifts

The average American has 16 friends.

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The "report" page for the SeeClickfix Bluffton app.

In advance of storms, here's how we prepare

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Letter to the Editor

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Sun on the Street

Noting songs of summer that play in our heads

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Health & Wellness

Dale Daly
Dale Daly

What you should (still) know about high cholesterol

Having high cholesterol can lead to serious health complications, including heart attack and stroke.

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The reality of food addiction: Breaking the cycle

The reality of food addiction: Breaking the cycle

One of the most damaging things those around me can do is belittle my food addiction,

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Help available now for those with vision loss

Help available now for those with vision loss

Ironically, this article is written for those whose vision may be too poor to read it.

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Don't be shy about pursuing your passions as an older adult

Don't be shy about pursuing your passions as an older adult

It's no secret that pursuing your passion - no matter what stage of life you're in - can provide countless advantages.

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Sports

How to beat your silent  summer opponent: the heat

How to beat your silent summer opponent: the heat

Now that we're in the thick of our Lowcountry summer, it has been scorching, with the hottest yet to come.

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Two Bluffton 12-year-old teams play in state baseball tourney

At press time, two Bluffton baseball teams were gearing up for the Dixie Youth O Zone,

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Jean Harris
Jean Harris

Learn from a pro: My top eight tips for beginning golfers

I have been an LPGA teaching professional for over 40 years

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Home & Garden

Conserving water for garden chores helps preserve resources

Conserving water for garden chores helps preserve resources

My recent articles have been about our sea water and pond water - but what about our drinking water?

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Pay attention, watch skies for severe weather

How many times have you heard that low rumble in the distance in the summer?

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Water, fertilize, prune and watch for pesky insects

Water, fertilize, prune and watch for pesky insects

With the year at its midpoint, we need to make the final light pruning on azaleas now

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Real Estate

Investing in real estate: First, assemble your team

Investing in real estate: First, assemble your team

The Lowcountry is an ideal place to invest in real estate.

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Do your homework before choosing real estate company, agent

Do your homework before choosing real estate company, agent

When listing your home for sale, are all real estate companies and agents created equal?

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