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Ower Kelly Paslawski and managers at Chicken Salad Chick in Bluffton presented a donation check to their co-worker Marti Marcurella, third from left, May 26 at the store. Marcurella lost her home in a fire May 13.  KEVIN AYLMER
Ower Kelly Paslawski and managers at Chicken Salad Chick in Bluffton presented a donation check to their co-worker Marti Marcurella, third from left, May 26 at the store. Marcurella lost her home in a fire May 13. KEVIN AYLMER

Chicken Salad Chick raises funds for employee after house fire

On Feb. 10, Marti Marcurella of Grays, in Jasper County, started training for her new part-time job

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For her daughter's third birthday several years ago, Libby O'Regan planned an art-themed party that including painting time and palette-shaped cookies. SUBMITTED
For her daughter's third birthday several years ago, Libby O'Regan planned an art-themed party that including painting time and palette-shaped cookies. SUBMITTED

Lover of birthday parties creates way to delight any child - free

Local mom and marketing consultant Libby O'Regan has always thrown big birthday celebrations

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Anne Cooke on the porch at her home in Bluffton. GWYNETH J. SAUNDERS
Anne Cooke on the porch at her home in Bluffton. GWYNETH J. SAUNDERS

Anne Cooke came back 'Because Bluffton's my home'

Like many young people looking for employment, the job market for Anne Cooke wasn't in her hometown.

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With a completely renovated interior, the new Court Atkins group headquarters on Bruin Road features an outdoor conference table, which was created from the bar at the former Red Fish restaurant, the previous occupant of the space. PHOTOS COURTESY COURT A
With a completely renovated interior, the new Court Atkins group headquarters on Bruin Road features an outdoor conference table, which was created from the bar at the former Red Fish restaurant, the previous occupant of the space. PHOTOS COURTESY COURT A

After much mystery, new occupant on Bruin Road is revealed

As work trucks began to show up last summer, patrons of the former Red Fish in Bluffton

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The front exterior of the building at 32 Bruin Road in Bluffton was changed very little after the Court Atkins Group purchased it and renovated the interior.
The front exterior of the building at 32 Bruin Road in Bluffton was changed very little after the Court Atkins Group purchased it and renovated the interior.

Despite pandemic, Lowcountry business emerges, grows

The Lowcountry has long enjoyed a vibrant business community, with restaurants, retailers

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Justin Cheesman
Justin Cheesman

Runner fights hunger in Africa via fundraising 5K races

Bluffton resident Justin Cheesman deftly multitasks.

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Beaufort County is slacking in tracking the 2020 census

Beaufort County is slacking in tracking the 2020 census

As of May 10, South Carolina's self-response rate for the 2020 U.S. Census was 52.4%.

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Boating and social distancing tips for Safe Boating Week

Boating and social distancing tips for Safe Boating Week

COVID-19 is forcing everyone to navigate uncharted waters, including boaters.

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Real Estate

Don't let buyer's remorse take the joy out of home purchase

Don't let buyer's remorse take the joy out of home purchase

Buyer's remorse is a feeling of regret after purchasing a big-ticket item - such as a house.

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Sports

Add the 'drop-dead' drop shot to your tennis arsenal

Add the 'drop-dead' drop shot to your tennis arsenal

If you've seen or played against someone who possesses a good drop shot - you know

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Try swimming with your fists to help 'feel' the water

Try swimming with your fists to help 'feel' the water

What? Swim with your fists instead of open hands?

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Steve and Diane Hessler get ready to walk a round at Rose Hill Golf Club. JEAN HARRIS
Steve and Diane Hessler get ready to walk a round at Rose Hill Golf Club. JEAN HARRIS

With cart restrictions in place, golfers are walking more

One of the positives that I have seen during the pandemic is that more people are outside walking.

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Opinion

Lynne Cope Hummell
Lynne Cope Hummell

Anxiety, frustration takes a toll on relationships, manners

Is it over? Are we done? Can we just go back to being friends?

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Weston Newton
Weston Newton

Last months have been delicate balancing act

At this time, it is likely that we will remain in session until September.

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Sun on the Street

As restrictions lift, we rush to return to normalcy - or not

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Business

Business Briefs

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Living trust: It is necessary, or just good to have?

Living trust: It is necessary, or just good to have?

One of the first questions clients often ask me is, "Do I need a living trust?"

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How to get help with  Medicare in a COVID-19 World

How to get help with Medicare in a COVID-19 World

You can add Medicare to the long list of things impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Palmetto Electric's Give 5 program allows members to help others

Palmetto Electric plans to help those living in Hampton, Jasper and Southern Beaufort

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Business Briefs

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Family

MARK REED
MARK REED

See the signs, get past fear, and move forward in faith

I don't know much, but I am sure about this: We won't be going back.

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ABBY BIRD
ABBY BIRD

Dog owners: Be aware, stay clear of poisonous sago palm

The sago palm is a very common decorative plant in the Southeast.

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Health & Wellness

BMH Birdie Wright, an environmental services technician at Beaufort Memorial, checks settings on Violet, the specialty robot that uses ultraviolet light to disinfect hospital rooms. PAUL NURNBERG
BMH Birdie Wright, an environmental services technician at Beaufort Memorial, checks settings on Violet, the specialty robot that uses ultraviolet light to disinfect hospital rooms. PAUL NURNBERG

Beaufort Memorial's disinfecting robot knocks out coronavirus

Beaufort Memorial Hospital's high-tech disinfecting robot has added another microbial villain

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Memorial Health gives updates for safe hospital experiences

Memorial Health gives updates for safe hospital experiences

Memorial Health is and has always been a safe place to get medical care.

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Red had a severe rash on his belly. Treated with CBD, it cleared up in just a few days. CYNTHIA GROFF
Red had a severe rash on his belly. Treated with CBD, it cleared up in just a few days. CYNTHIA GROFF

Pets often respond well to CBD for various conditions

Did you know your pet has an endocannabinoid system just like you?

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