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Bluffton-to-Hilton Head commuters go with slow flow

Eastbound traffic is backed up on the Bluffton Parkway across from Tanger 2 outlets on a recent Thursday morning. Regular commuters say this is a common occurrence on the parkway since the flyover opened in July 2016. PHOTO BY GWYNETH J. SAUNDERS
Eastbound traffic is backed up on the Bluffton Parkway across from Tanger 2 outlets on a recent Thursday morning. Regular commuters say this is a common occurrence on the parkway since the flyover opened in July 2016. PHOTO BY GWYNETH J. SAUNDERS

On a very recent sunny Thursday morning at 8:30

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Local nonprofit fights human trafficking

Local nonprofit fights human trafficking

In 1865, the 13th amendment to the U.S. Constitution abolished slavery in the United States

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Sports

Growing the game of golf means getting youth involved

Growing the game of golf means getting youth involved

The game of golf will not grow significantly if we don't get young people into the game.

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Make it a New Year's resolution to follow through

Make it a New Year's resolution to follow through

With the start of a new year how many resolutions have we made, past and present, that lack following through?

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Drills help focus swimmers on what needs improvement

Drills help focus swimmers on what needs improvement

Swimming efficiency does not improve by swimming laps.

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Home & Garden

Changed landscape might require new plantings

Changed landscape might require new plantings

There are many things we as gardeners need to be doing at this time of year.

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Keep your home safe without compromising style

Keep your home safe without compromising style

Home accidents cause nearly 13 million injuries a year.

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Opinion

Leaving the Lowcountry: Parting is such sweet ... cookies

Margaret Griffin
Margaret Griffin

We retired to the Lowcountry as many have from up north.

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Town's financial information easy to find

Lisa Sulka
Lisa Sulka

With so many new (and existing) residents wanting to be comforted in knowing the financial health of the town of Bluffton, we work hard to make this information available for all to see.

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It's time to take action for future economic development

Michael E. Covert
Michael E. Covert

I believe it's time to address, rethink and take action for our county's Economic Development plan.

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Health & Wellness

The price of beauty can be costly to the eyes

The price of beauty can be costly to the eyes

In our culture, women constantly strive to be perceived as more beautiful or youthful.

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Is it early memory loss or just part of aging?

When we reach our 60s it is not uncommon for friends to say, "I think I am getting Alzheimer's. I cannot remember anything."

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Dry skin can pose problems during winter months

Oswald Lightsey Mikell
Oswald Lightsey Mikell

Wintertime is all about glitz and sparkle, but colder weather and drops in humidity can leave you feeling cracked and pale.

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Home & Garden

Changed landscape might require new plantings

Changed landscape might require new plantings

There are many things we as gardeners need to be doing at this time of year.

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Family

Home modifications help make aging in place easier, safer

Rachel Carson
Rachel Carson

The recent holidays were one of the seasons when family members visit their elders and observe changes of aging in their family member(s) or friends.

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Effective training protocols for a leash-reactive dog

Effective training protocols for a leash-reactive dog

There are many dogs that might be perfectly friendly to other dogs when they are off leash

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New Year right time to learn how to be a better parent

New Year right time to learn how to be a better parent

It's the beginning of a new year, the season for new beginnings, when millions of people resolve to lose weight, quit smoking or spend less money.

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