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Town of Bluffton assumes management of Oyster Factory Park

Town of Bluffton assumes management of Oyster Factory Park

As of April 13, residents or organizations wishing to rent the Oyster Factory Park for a private event must process their request through the Town of Bluffton, rather than Beaufort County Parks and Leisure Services.

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Volunteers sought to place reminder tiles on storm drains

Volunteers sought to place reminder tiles on storm drains

The health of the May and Okatie rivers is the focus of a new effort by local officials who want residents to act responsibly.

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Law enforcement officers group gives back to community

Cpl. Stuart Mankin, a Beaufort County sheriff's deputy who is recovering from cancer, hugs Bert DeFazio, president of the Low Country Law Enforcement Officers Association, after receiving a donation from the group to help cover his medical bills. PHOTO SU
Cpl. Stuart Mankin, a Beaufort County sheriff's deputy who is recovering from cancer, hugs Bert DeFazio, president of the Low Country Law Enforcement Officers Association, after receiving a donation from the group to help cover his medical bills. PHOTO SU

"It's a brotherhood," said Bert DeFazio, president of the Low Country Law Enforcement Officers Association

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Special Events

12th Yacht Hop set for May 1

12th Yacht Hop set for May 1

Where can one get an up-close and personal look at elegant yachts while tasting mouth-watering hors d'oeuvres from the area's best chefs?

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Donate used cell phones for victim resource project

Donate used cell phones for victim resource project

Through April 26, the Bluffton Police Department is teaming up with Verizon Wireless to collect used and broken cell phones for victims of domestic violence.

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Home & Garden

Spring a perfect season to escape to the patio

Spring a perfect season to escape to the patio

As temperatures rise, it's the perfect time to gather friends and family for a getaway in your own backyard.

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Prime time for gardens and lawns is now upon us

Prime time for gardens and lawns is now upon us

With everything greening up with different shades of green and the unfolding of a multitude of color, what else can excite a gardener more? Plenty!

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Real Estate

Fast-growing area has important real estate implications

Fast-growing area has important real estate implications

A report released March 24 by the U.S. Census Bureau regarding the fastest growing metropolitan areas from 2014 to 2015 lists the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort region at No 12. The combined population increase in that timeframe was 2.6 percent.

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Sports

Bluffton's Old South Golf Links a local treasure

The No. 7 green at Old South Golf Links in Bluffton
The No. 7 green at Old South Golf Links in Bluffton

Old South Golf Links has been a Lowcountry tradition since 1992

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Cardio Tennis combines workout with best features of game

Cardio Tennis combines workout with best features of game

Did you know there's another way to play tennis beyond singles and doubles?

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Fashion

Make your hair and makeup flawless for special events

A simple updo will hold up well in our climate.
A simple updo will hold up well in our climate.

It's time for prom, weddings and graduation, so this article is dedicated to event hairstyles and makeup.

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Opinion

Color my world with hope of lovely hues

Lynne Cope Hummell
Lynne Cope Hummell

Let me begin with apologies to the band Chicago for my headline. I just couldn't help it.

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Plan ahead as best you can for retirement

Margaret Griffin
Margaret Griffin

Much has been written lately about retirement plans, and how people are just not saving enough.

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Wrap rage: Spare us the bulletproof packaging

Wrap rage: Spare us the bulletproof packaging

Am I the only one who thinks that the stuff we buy continues to get harder and harder to open?

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Health & Wellness

Oral health has direct impact on overall wellbeing

Oral health has direct impact on overall wellbeing

How can a healthy smile help you have a healthy life? There are actually several ways.

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Many unknowns remain regarding Zika virus

Joanne Price Williamson
Joanne Price Williamson

Q: I am planning to get pregnant soon. What do I need to know about the Zika virus?

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Benign skin lesions common, often hereditary

Caitlin Cleland
Caitlin Cleland

One of the most common lesions we see are seborrheic keratosis, or SKs.

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Robotic surgery less invasive option for gallbladder issues

Gallstones are one of the most common medical problems in people 50 years of age and older. It is also one of the main reasons for visits to the emergency room.

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Ocular complications of diabetes can be serious

Caroline Bundrick
Caroline Bundrick

The 2014 National Diabetes Statistics Report published by the CDC found that 29.1 million people in the United States have diabetes.

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Skin pigment disorders, rare or common, affect all races

Oswald Lightsey Mikell
Oswald Lightsey Mikell

If you're dealing with skin that appears lighter or darker than normal or blotchy and discolored, you might have a skin pigmentation disorder.

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The importance of empathy in an election year

The importance of empathy in an election year

It seems inevitable when socializing with others that the topic of politics comes up, especially when there is an upcoming election.

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Natural allergy relief helps seasonal sufferers

Nettle can be used as a tea to help relieve allergies.
Nettle can be used as a tea to help relieve allergies.

The budding of green on winter's bare limbs can bring with its beautiful glory pure misery in the form of spring allergies.

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Explore the benefits of pure juices and smoothies

Explore the benefits of pure juices and smoothies

With more and more people seeking healthy food and drink alternatives, many are discovering the benefits of pure juices and smoothies.

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Hospital to home care: Are you prepared?

Rachel Carson
Rachel Carson
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Lasers effective in treating several conditions

Oswald Lightsey Mikell
Oswald Lightsey Mikell

Lasers have revolutionized dermatology, plastic and cosmetic surgery.

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