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Ben Kennedy, pictured with his wife, Brittany Kennedy, was named Premier Builder of the Year at the Nov. 8 LightHouse Awards Gala of the Hilton Head Area Home Builders Association. COURTESY HHAHBA
Ben Kennedy, pictured with his wife, Brittany Kennedy, was named Premier Builder of the Year at the Nov. 8 LightHouse Awards Gala of the Hilton Head Area Home Builders Association. COURTESY HHAHBA

Home Builders honor outstanding members, service, design

Members of the Hilton Head Area Home Builders Association (HBA) joined together Nov. 8

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Town of Bluffton again  collects toys for local children

Town of Bluffton again collects toys for local children

The Town of Bluffton will be collecting toys again this year to give to Bluffton children

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Michael Shifter
Michael Shifter

Shifter to discuss chaos in Venezuela

The World Affairs Council of Hilton Head will host Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue

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A screen grab from a video produced by Beaufort County School District shows samples of the clear bags available at Bluffton High School. BEAUFORT COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
A screen grab from a video produced by Beaufort County School District shows samples of the clear bags available at Bluffton High School. BEAUFORT COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

School district implements bag policy for sporting events

The Beaufort County School District has instituted a clear bag policy for all middle and high school athletic events.

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Business

New businesses planned for 2020

Though the seasonal slow-down for business changes is in effect, those changes still occur.

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Business Briefs

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Trusts can protect assets,  accomplish non-tax objectives

Trusts can protect assets, accomplish non-tax objectives

A trust is an agreement between someone who creates the trust and usually funds it

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Sports

Having trouble with your serve? Chin up - it'll get better

Having trouble with your serve? Chin up - it'll get better

While watching a practice match recently, I saw all four doubles players serve a string of faults.

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The Presidents Cup: Is it really a competitive event?

The Presidents Cup: Is it really a competitive event?

The Presidents Cup began in 1994, with the U.S playing an international field of golfers

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Elbows are the key to efficient swimming

Elbows are the key to efficient swimming

To many people, elbows are the ugliest body parts.

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Home & Garden

The fine art of hanging art, fine or otherwise

The fine art of hanging art, fine or otherwise

Regardless of our individual tastes in art, it seems a fairly universal practice to adorn our walls with our favorites pieces.

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Hard water versus soft water; what's the difference?

Hard water versus soft water; what's the difference?

If you believe that the water that comes out of your tap in its natural form

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Make sure your home is tech-ready for the holidays

Make sure your home is tech-ready for the holidays

For many, the holiday season brings entertaining.

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Real Estate

How much commission should the home seller pay?

How much commission should the home seller pay?

The real estate commission is the agent's fee for service.

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Opinion

Lynne Cope Hummell
Lynne Cope Hummell

Shopping made easier with new perspectives on 'stuff'

A funny thing happened on the way to the Christmas shopping days.v

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Weston Newton
Weston Newton

Condition of May River a top concern

After the success of the Taste of Waddell celebration in early November

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Letters to the Editor

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Sun on the Street

Hearing holiday songs brings back Christmas memories

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Group with differing views reaches consensus on gun issues

For our democracy to function effectively, Americans with different points of view

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Health & Wellness

Randall Castor
Randall Castor

Be aware of options when holiday medical care is needed

You're carving your Christmas ham and inadvertently slice your finger.

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Learn the latest about dental implant technology

Learn the latest about dental implant technology

It is a great time for patients to consider implant therapy.

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Even if energy is high, holiday stress makes skin look tired

Even if energy is high, holiday stress makes skin look tired

The holidays are officially here - along with shopping, cooking, cleaning!

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Knowing when to stop applies to many areas of life

Knowing when to stop applies to many areas of life

Ray Romano and Jerry Seinfeld were both favorite comedians of mine.

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Holly Wright
Holly Wright

Survive the holidays stress-free by prioritizing self-care

I don't know about you, but this time of year the stress always seems to sneak up on me.

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Before (left) and after (right); time post-procedure, one month. COURTESY RENUVION
Before (left) and after (right); time post-procedure, one month. COURTESY RENUVION

Effective radio frequency devices for skin tightening

How does radio frequency tighten skin?

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Family

How to make the most  of your end-of-year giving

How to make the most of your end-of-year giving

This time of year your mailbox and your email inbox are stuffed with holiday cards

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Meranda has lived at the Palmetto Animal League Adoption Center for more than four years. COURTESY PALMETTO ANIMAL LEAGUE
Meranda has lived at the Palmetto Animal League Adoption Center for more than four years. COURTESY PALMETTO ANIMAL LEAGUE

Cat longs to be adopted after 1,557 days at a local shelter

As Christmas draws near, the sounds of the season are everywhere.

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Seniors: What's your 10-year plan for the future?

Seniors: What's your 10-year plan for the future?

It's time to push the "reset button." A new year is just around the corner.

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How to encourage a healthy diet for your senior loved one

How to encourage a healthy diet for your senior loved one

The last time you performed a senior wellness check for your elder loved one

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Christine Herrin
Christine Herrin

What company do you keep? Exploring an unlikely friendship

Last month, 600 people gathered in Montreat, N.C., for an international symposium on C.S. Lewis.

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