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New center eases the way for veterans entering college

Marine Corps veteran Salina Bowen uses the computer at the Veterans Resource Center between classes at the Technical College of the Lowcountry Beaufort campus. PHOTO BY GWYNETH J. SAUNDERS
Marine Corps veteran Salina Bowen uses the computer at the Veterans Resource Center between classes at the Technical College of the Lowcountry Beaufort campus. PHOTO BY GWYNETH J. SAUNDERS

Active duty and military veterans entering college for the first time or after several years away from college courses often find themselves confronted with the same mountain of paperwork required of any college applicant.

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World's best women's quartet to appear at Shore Notes show

The award-winning Speed of Sound quartet will appear during the Shore Notes annual show.
The award-winning Speed of Sound quartet will appear during the Shore Notes annual show.

The Hilton Head Shore Notes chorus will present its annual show, titled this year "The Magic of Broadway," at the Seahawk Cultural Center at 7 p.m. March 5.

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Mark Larkin's 'Upwardly Wall-Bile' opens at SOBA

"Zap!" by Mark Larkin

What, pray tell, is a Wall-Bile?

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Register students for public school kindergarten through March 1

Register students for public school kindergarten through March 1

Registration for Beaufort County children whose parents want them to attend public school kindergarten or pre-K next school year will be held through March 1.

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Home & Garden

Latest speakers provide ultimate audio experience

Bowers and Wilkins speakers are not only stylish, but also provide superior sound quality in many applications.
Bowers and Wilkins speakers are not only stylish, but also provide superior sound quality in many applications.

When looking for a high fidelity experience, every component plays a critical role, whether it be the amp, digital analog converter, or various cables.

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Consider these trends for remodeling a dated bathroom

Stylish free-standing tubs are a hot trend going into 2016. PHOTO COURTESY DISTINCTIVE GRANITE AND MARBLE
Stylish free-standing tubs are a hot trend going into 2016. PHOTO COURTESY DISTINCTIVE GRANITE AND MARBLE

Seems like everyone's got a theory about what's hot and what's not. Here are some hot bathroom trends to choose from:

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Investing in solar energy can provide security, high returns

Investing in solar energy can provide security, high returns

If you're like me, the recent performance of stocks, bonds, real estate and some other so-called "safe" investments has been playing havoc with my tolerance for risk.

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Fashion

Southern style: A Northerner's guide to fitting in seamlessly

Southern style: A Northerner's guide to fitting in seamlessly

Chances are, most of "y'all" reading this article are from up North. And, if you're like me, when you first moved to the South, you had some style questions.

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When changing your look, going red ups the 'wow' factor

Nicole Jelbert before her new style.
Nicole Jelbert before her new style.

At the beginning of a new year, the urge to change one's appearance for a healthier outlook on life can mean so many things.

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Sports

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

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

Question: How many times have you, your doubles partner, opponent(s) or someone on the court next to you missed a serve and said, "Head up!" immediately after?

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Dining

At Toomer's, seafood is as fresh and local as it gets

Toomer's oysters and she-crab soup
Toomer's oysters and she-crab soup

With a newly renovated bar and their name now proudly displayed on the sign above the entrance, Toomer's Family Seafood House

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Real Estate

Possible changes in real estate under a Trump presidency

Possible changes in real estate under a Trump presidency

If you think you've had enough presidential election campaigning and political promises, as Al Jolson said, "You ain't heard nothing yet."

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Opinion

Impatient for change, optimistic it will come

Weston Newton
Weston Newton

The second half of the current session of the South Carolina General Assembly got underway the second Tuesday of January.

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Will the [cars in the] circle go unbroken?

Lynne Cope Hummell
Lynne Cope Hummell

Nearly four years ago, I wrote in this space about difficulties in navigating traffic circles.

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Let's rethink renovations on aging Town Hall

Cynthia Bensch
Cynthia Bensch

I think Mayor Sulka is correct in recently stating "we need to think outside the box" about the renovations of Bluffton Town Hall.

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Special Events

'Evening of Love' funds go to those who 'need more help'

'Evening of Love' funds go to those who 'need more help'

For 25 years, the Children's Relief Fund, founded by Rose and Frank Fotia, has been helping the Lowcountry's special needs children and their families through programs and financial support.

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Find treasures at spring show

Find treasures at spring show

The 14th annual Springtime Made in the South will be held Feb. 19-21 at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center on Hutchinson Island.

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20th Gullah Celebration continues

20th Gullah Celebration continues

The 20th annual Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration continues with special events through Feb. 29 in various venues.

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Classic thriller 'Mousetrap' opens Arts Center run Feb. 9

Russell Treyz
Russell Treyz

Returning to the Arts Center Feb. 9-28 to direct "The Mousetrap," Dame Agatha Christie's masterful whodunit, is New York City's Russell Treyz.

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World's best women's quartet to appear at Shore Notes show

The award-winning Speed of Sound quartet will appear during the Shore Notes annual show.
The award-winning Speed of Sound quartet will appear during the Shore Notes annual show.

The Hilton Head Shore Notes chorus will present its annual show, titled this year "The Magic of Broadway," at the Seahawk Cultural Center at 7 p.m. March 5.

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Health & Wellness

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference

"There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative."

- W. Clement Stone

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Care tips for treating sensitive skin

Oswald Lightsey Mikell
Oswald Lightsey Mikell

Sensitive skin is a common complaint that can result in redness and a sense of tight, burning or stinging skin immediately after being exposed to irritants - such as soaps or cosmetics.

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Coastal Carolina names new chief financial officer

Ronald J. Groteluschen
Ronald J. Groteluschen

Ronald J. Groteluschen, a certified public accountant, has joined Coastal Carolina Hospital as its new chief financial officer.

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Tap your way to positive mental health with EFT

Tap your way to positive mental health with EFT

One of the easiest self-administered techniques for dealing with stress, anxiety and worry is called Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

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Five natural ingredients for at-home skin care

Five natural ingredients for at-home skin care

You don't have to spend a lot of money on skin care. Mother Nature created everything you need to keep your skin in wonderful condition.

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Vaginal rejuvenation offers multiple benefits

E. Ronald Finger
E. Ronald Finger

In 2014, labiaplasty, or rejuvenation of the vaginal area, was among the procedures that showed the largest growth in volume on a year-over-year basis, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgery.

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Love languages important in expressing feelings

Helene Stoller
Helene Stoller

Valentine's Day presents an optimal opportunity to improve communication with one's romantic partner.

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