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Long-time town clerk retires, leaving paper trail of history

With members of Town Council and staff at her side, Sandra Lunceford listens as Mayor Lisa Sulka reads her retirement proclamation. PHOTO BY GWYNETH J. SAUNDERS
With members of Town Council and staff at her side, Sandra Lunceford listens as Mayor Lisa Sulka reads her retirement proclamation. PHOTO BY GWYNETH J. SAUNDERS

On Nov. 8, Sandra Lunceford was honored during the Bluffton town council meeting for her 26 years of service as town clerk. She retired Oct. 20.

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Recovering from disaster a gradual process

Recovering from disaster a gradual process

It's been more than a month now since Hurricane Matthew touched our area.

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Trainers help students plan for post-college careers

Nadine Varca Bilotta, right, works with a student in her office in New York, with Nancy Thomas joining in on Skype on the laptop.
Nadine Varca Bilotta, right, works with a student in her office in New York, with Nancy Thomas joining in on Skype on the laptop.

Nancy Thomas and Nadine Varca Bilotta know one another so well they finish each other's sentences.

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Business

Should you plan with a will - or with a trust?

Should you plan with a will - or with a trust?

The basic question many people have about estate planning is: Should I plan with a will, or a trust?

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Business Briefs

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Sports

Hurricane Matthew's effect on Bluffton's golf courses

Rose Hill Golf Course was littered with fallen trees, but there was no significant damage to the fairways, greens and tees. PHOTO BY ADAM GERLACH
Rose Hill Golf Course was littered with fallen trees, but there was no significant damage to the fairways, greens and tees. PHOTO BY ADAM GERLACH

Golf courses in Bluffton suffered varying degrees of damage from Hurricane Matthew due to water and wind, according to golf professionals and greens superintendents.

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Your perfect tennis hitting partner? A wall

Your perfect tennis hitting partner? A wall

When I started learning how to play tennis, there were only one or two neighborhood kids my age that had an interest in the game.

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Perfect the 'ride and glide' technique for efficient strokes

Perfect the 'ride and glide' technique for efficient strokes

A relaxed and patient swimmer rides the momentum from, first, a good push-off and then from an effective elbow-up stroke.

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Opinion

Post-storm status report on permits, plans

Lisa Sulka
Lisa Sulka

The Town's Department of Growth Management has started again to review plans and permits for new developments.

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Shining a little light on our season of gratitude

Lynne Cope Hummell
Lynne Cope Hummell

Christmas decorations have been up in some stores since before Halloween.

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Living in visitor-ready house takes some getting used to

Living in visitor-ready house takes some getting used to

The house is for sale! Or is it?

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Health & Wellness

Health Briefs

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Beware of dangers posed by cosmetic contact lenses

Beware of dangers posed by cosmetic contact lenses

One in six Americans has worn decorative contact lenses, according to the American Optometric Association.

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Rosacea symptoms tend to come and go

Oswald Lightsey Mikell
Oswald Lightsey Mikell

Q: What is rosacea?

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Home & Garden

Yards, lawns, gardens could use post-Matthew TLC

Yards, lawns, gardens could use post-Matthew TLC

The weather is turning cooler, and now is a good time to plant any new shrubs, perennials and trees we might want to add to our landscape.

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Family

Making the best decisions requires planning ahead

Rachel Carson
Rachel Carson

The holidays are fast approaching.

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Caregivers must remember to care for themselves too

Caregivers must remember to care for themselves too

By presidential proclamation, November is National Family Caregivers Month.

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