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Life in the ocean could be first casualty in seismic testing

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) recently authorized five companies to survey the ocean for oil and gas deposits using seismic air guns

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Artist rendering of the new Beaufort Memorial medical office building which is scheduled to open near Okatie Crossing next year. The facility is built in partnership with MUSC Health, and physicians from both hospitals will see patients there. COURTESY BE
Artist rendering of the new Beaufort Memorial medical office building which is scheduled to open near Okatie Crossing next year. The facility is built in partnership with MUSC Health, and physicians from both hospitals will see patients there. COURTESY BE

Beaufort Memorial seeks community input on local health needs

Beaufort Memorial Hospital (BMH) is currently conducting a community health needs assessment

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Old cell phones sought for BPD project

The Bluffton Police Department is seeking donations of old cell phones of any kind and any age.

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Bluffton, are you paying too much sales tax on your online purchases?

Bluffton, are you paying too much sales tax on your online purchases?

As you might have figured out, the days of tax-free online shopping are over.

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Belfair seeks volunteers for 2019 PGA Championship

Belfair is seeking volunteers for the 52nd annual PGA Professional Championship to be played at Belfair April 28 through May 1.

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Business

Business Briefs

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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: wills, trust agreements, powers of attorney, advance directives, contracts, designations and deeds.

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Luke Gawronski
Luke Gawronski

Common investing mistakes to avoid: Timing the market

Today, the media and internet offer an almost overwhelming number of opinions and strategies about how and when to expose your capital to the market.

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Business Briefs

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Sports

The art of anticipation:  Your tennis crystal ball

The art of anticipation: Your tennis crystal ball

The definition of anticipation according to Webster's is "realization in advance; intuition; foreknowledge."

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Sports Briefs

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Positive ways to best address the longest distance in golf

Positive ways to best address the longest distance in golf

In her book "Golf: The Last Six Inches," author Sue Wieger says that the longest distance in golf is the space between your ears.

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To swim better, follow Newton's laws of motion

To swim better, follow Newton's laws of motion

Better swimming is a matter of stroke mechanics.

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Opinion

Lynne Cope Hummell
Lynne Cope Hummell

Every time we turn around, another family member appears

We already know that families come in all shapes and sizes, all colors and all configurations.

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Lisa Sulka
Lisa Sulka

Come, be part of the Town happenings

We at the Town of Bluffton are continually planning new projects to enhance our town

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Letter to the Editor

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Sun on the Street

When spring has sprung, what task will you tackle first?

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Health & Wellness

Stigma that hurts most is  one we put on ourselves

Stigma that hurts most is one we put on ourselves

All too often I hear my mentally ill peers shame themselves for their symptoms or treatments.

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Take steps now to protect your cervical health

Take steps now to protect your cervical health

Cervical cancer is a disease in which cancer cells grow in the cervix.

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Family

Don't let Southern parasites get the best of your dog

Don't let Southern parasites get the best of your dog

Living in the South with your dog presents some challenges in terms of disease and safety issues.

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Improve your declarer play with promotion, finesse

Improve your declarer play with promotion, finesse

In playing contracts in no trump and with a trump suit, I suggest that you count your winners and take your tricks

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Rachel Carson
Rachel Carson

Resources help ease the challenges of living with Alzheimer's

It's an impending crisis unlike anything the world has seen to date.

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Jon Black
Jon Black

Neighbors can help neighbors work miracles

One of my favorite stories in the Bible is the story of Jesus feeding a multitude of people with a little boy's lunch.

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Home & Garden

Monitoring of ponds needed to check, maintain their health

In the Lowcountry, they say, if you dig a hole and leave it alone for a while, soon enough it will fill up with water, and you will have a pond.

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Hoarding increases potential for health, fire issues

Hoarding increases potential for health, fire issues

Are you a hoarder? What is the difference between poor housekeeping and what is considered a dangerous amount of clutter?

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As weather starts to warm, get busy with spring garden chores

As spring starts awakening, we have several chores to do at this time.

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Real Estate

Things that good agents do for buyer and seller clients

Things that good agents do for buyer and seller clients

When you think about the many hats a real estate agent must wear to get from "For Sale" to "Just Sold,"

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