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Boys & Girls Club cuts ribbon, opens new Literacy Center

The Boys & Girls Club of Bluffton celebrated the opening of its new Literacy Center of Excellence

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CBD users beware: THC content can yield positive drug test

CBD users beware: THC content can yield positive drug test

Local purveyors of CBD products have a warning for anyone using the hemp derivative.

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Town hosts 4th annual Historic Preservation Symposium

Town hosts 4th annual Historic Preservation Symposium

The Town of Bluffton will host its fourth annual Historic Preservation Symposium

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Brent Nelsen takes the mic to accept the award for Small Homegrown Business for his company, Barbers of the Lowcountry, while acknowledging his father, Lou Nelsen, on his right. The company also won the Pearl Award. Presenting the award are James Dismond,
Brent Nelsen takes the mic to accept the award for Small Homegrown Business for his company, Barbers of the Lowcountry, while acknowledging his father, Lou Nelsen, on his right. The company also won the Pearl Award. Presenting the award are James Dismond,

Greater Bluffton Chamber awards 2019 Golden Oysters

The 2019 Golden Oyster Awards, presented by the Greater Bluffton Chamber of Commerce

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Applicants sought for Bluffton Town Council committees

Applicants sought for Bluffton Town Council committees

Bluffton Town Council is seeking qualified applicants for appointment to its boards, commissions and committees.

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Business

Perry White, seated, is joined by family and friends as he surveys the work being done on his home by L3 Kigre and the American Legion Post 42 of Hilton Head Island. COURTESY BCEDC
Perry White, seated, is joined by family and friends as he surveys the work being done on his home by L3 Kigre and the American Legion Post 42 of Hilton Head Island. COURTESY BCEDC

L3 Kigre employees help a neighbor on Give-Back Day

L3 Kigre, a laser manufacturer located on Hilton Head Island, participated in L3 Technologies' Give-Back Day on May 1.

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Business Briefs

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Mark F. Winn
Mark F. Winn

Employ good strategy to keep your home in your family

Your home is not counted as a resource for Medicaid purposes.

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How to 'interview' potential financial advisers

How to 'interview' potential financial advisers

Choosing the right - or wrong - financial adviser could have a major impact on your financial success.

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Curtis Loftis
Curtis Loftis

How to ace your financial literacy in three easy steps

April was Financial Literacy Month- and a good time to begin remind individuals

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Electric coop's annual meeting attracts nearly 4,000 members

Palmetto Electric Cooperative registered 3,989 members at this year's annual meeting

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A promotional illustration shows the value of having a PrismUV unit in a dorm room. SUBMITTED
A promotional illustration shows the value of having a PrismUV unit in a dorm room. SUBMITTED

DRCI working to assist local firm with global potential product

A project currently being worked on at Bluffton's Don Ryan Center for Innovation

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The Grind Coffee Roasters celebrated the opening of its coffee shop in a new space with a ribbon cutting April 17, assisted by the Greater Bluffton Chamber of Commerce. In the photo, Ian and Kathleen Duncan hold the scissors while staffers and friends, al
The Grind Coffee Roasters celebrated the opening of its coffee shop in a new space with a ribbon cutting April 17, assisted by the Greater Bluffton Chamber of Commerce. In the photo, Ian and Kathleen Duncan hold the scissors while staffers and friends, al

Lowcountry business activity continues to be strong

Retailers, restaurants and service businesses are changing the landscape in Bluffton and Hilton Head.

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Business Briefs

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Mark F. Winn
Mark F. Winn

Addressing three biggest mistakes in estate planning

Other than a complete failure to plan, which is the biggest mistake of all, the three biggest mistakes in estate planning are:

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Opinion

Lynne Cope Hummell
Lynne Cope Hummell

It takes more than social media to truly influence others

Do you know the 21st century definition of "influencer"?

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The temperatures are warming up, which means soon the May River will be packed with boat traffic.
The temperatures are warming up, which means soon the May River will be packed with boat traffic.

Be mindful of traffic, safety on the river

The temperatures are warming up, which means soon the May River will be packed with boat traffic.

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Letters to the Editor

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Sun on the Street

Shining a spotlight on 'cool' factor of community theatre

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Health & Wellness

Health Briefs

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Laura Kaponer
Laura Kaponer

Big step toward recovery was walking into a support group

In March 2015, I experienced my most severe episode of mental illness

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Truth about lung cancer; debunking myths that still exist

It is estimated that more than 230,000 Americans were diagnosed with lung cancer in 2018.

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When in doubt, consult doctor about signs of depression

When in doubt, consult doctor about signs of depression

Is it Alzheimer's or depression?

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Keisha L.B. Reddick
Keisha L.B. Reddick

Four ways to reduce risk of infection in pregnancy

Women might be more likely to get an infection during pregnancy because the immune system is naturally suppressed.

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Home & Garden

This graph was provided by Peg Howell, founder of Stop Offshore Drilling in the Atlantic (SODA), based in Pawley's Island. The oil revenue data was taken from a 2013 report to the American Petroleum Institute. The tourism data was gathered from reports by
This graph was provided by Peg Howell, founder of Stop Offshore Drilling in the Atlantic (SODA), based in Pawley's Island. The oil revenue data was taken from a 2013 report to the American Petroleum Institute. The tourism data was gathered from reports by

Elected officials agree drilling detrimental to tourism

In my last article, I had the opportunity to report on my interview with U.S. Congressman Joe Cunningham

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Even small appliances  require attention before use

Even small appliances require attention before use

Small appliances make our jobs in the kitchen much easier than they were years ago

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Chores abound for lawn, shrubs, flowers, kitchen gardens

Chores abound for lawn, shrubs, flowers, kitchen gardens

Everything is coming alive with new growth and colors, and we are getting excited about what new wonders will be coming next.

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Sports

Try 'short court' tennis to improve your full court game

Try 'short court' tennis to improve your full court game

No matter what the weather, hot or cool, your tennis warm-up is more important than ever.

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Dr. Erica Downey, a local OB-GYN, finds time to enjoy the outdoors with colleagues and friends through Chicks with Sticks, a social golf group. Jean Harris
Dr. Erica Downey, a local OB-GYN, finds time to enjoy the outdoors with colleagues and friends through Chicks with Sticks, a social golf group. Jean Harris

Golf an excellent way for women to conduct business

Why should a busy business woman want to play golf?

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Employ naval engineering concept to swim more efficiently

Employ naval engineering concept to swim more efficiently

A lesser-known law can make a big difference. In contrast to Newton's Three Laws of Motion

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Real Estate

Age gracefully with your home or right-size to better place

Age gracefully with your home or right-size to better place

Like most Americans, as you grow older, you probably want to stay in your home for as long as you can.

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