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Hurricane prep should include return plan - and a Plan B

Residents who tried to return to Beaufort County on Oct. 9, 2016, before the official re-entry word was given after Hurricane Matthew, jammed I-95 and many spent the night in their cars.  PHOTO BY BRIAN TREACY
Residents who tried to return to Beaufort County on Oct. 9, 2016, before the official re-entry word was given after Hurricane Matthew, jammed I-95 and many spent the night in their cars. PHOTO BY BRIAN TREACY

There's a very good reason why then-South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley issued a state of emergency

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Efforts afoot to bring back Miss Hilton Head-Bluffton pageant

When the Miss South Carolina competition, the state preliminary for Miss America, is held in Columbia June 26-30

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Hospital, Sheriff's office team up to fight drug abuse

Beaufort County Sheriff P.J. Tanner, left, and Dr. Kurt Gambla of Beaufort Memorial Hospital present one of the new secure drop boxes that will be available for deposit of unused drugs. PAUL NURNBERG
Beaufort County Sheriff P.J. Tanner, left, and Dr. Kurt Gambla of Beaufort Memorial Hospital present one of the new secure drop boxes that will be available for deposit of unused drugs. PAUL NURNBERG

Beaufort Memorial Hospital (BMH) and the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office (BCSO) want to keep unused prescription drugs off of the street

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Hole-in-One Shootout raises funds for students, teachers

Palmetto Electric's Million Dollar Hole-in-One Shootout top five closest to the hole winners are, from left, Stan Dever, first place; Danny Morgan, second place; Andrew Swanson, third place; Ted Morris, fourth place; and Davis Owens, fifth place.
Palmetto Electric's Million Dollar Hole-in-One Shootout top five closest to the hole winners are, from left, Stan Dever, first place; Danny Morgan, second place; Andrew Swanson, third place; Ted Morris, fourth place; and Davis Owens, fifth place.

Palmetto Electric Cooperative's Touchstone Energy Million Dollar Hole-in-One Shootout

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Chefs' Super Bowl rivalry leads to donation for VIM

Present for the Chef Showdown check presentation April 26 were, from left, Chef Lee Lucier of FISH; Nancy Sulek, development office for VIM; Chef Clayton Rollison of Lucky Rooster; Dr. Ray Cox, executive director of VIM); and Ginger Allen, development dir
Present for the Chef Showdown check presentation April 26 were, from left, Chef Lee Lucier of FISH; Nancy Sulek, development office for VIM; Chef Clayton Rollison of Lucky Rooster; Dr. Ray Cox, executive director of VIM); and Ginger Allen, development dir

Leading up to the Super Bowl, two island chefs

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Business

Climate heats up for new and expanding businesses

Leah McCarthy shares a celebratory glance with her husband and business partner, Chef Ryan McCarthy, holding the scissors, as they cut the ribbon at Venue 1223, the newest addition to their Downtown Catering company, next door to the new location of their
Leah McCarthy shares a celebratory glance with her husband and business partner, Chef Ryan McCarthy, holding the scissors, as they cut the ribbon at Venue 1223, the newest addition to their Downtown Catering company, next door to the new location of their

Retailers, restaurants and service businesses continue to change the landscape in Bluffton and Hilton Head.

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Living trust: Is it something I need, or just want?

Mark F. Winn
Mark F. Winn

One of the first questions clients often ask me is, "Do I need a living trust?"

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Be thoughtful when designating, reviewing beneficiaries

Luke Gawronski
Luke Gawronski

You've earned money, saved and invested, bought insurance and funded retirement accounts.

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Business Briefs

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Merchants open, remodel, merge and rebuild

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

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Home & Garden

How to pick the best A/C system when you need one

How to pick the best A/C system when you need one

How many of us know what kind of HVAC system we have in our home?

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Sports

All tennis strokes are only as strong as the weakest link

All tennis strokes are only as strong as the weakest link

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines kinetic energy as "energy associated with motion."

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Summer is great time for junior golf camps

Dr. Jean Harris with Girls Golf members at The First Tee.
Dr. Jean Harris with Girls Golf members at The First Tee.

The Lowcountry is a terrific place for children to get involved in golf.

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Opinion

A little kindness, empathy can go a long way

Lynne Cope Hummell
Lynne Cope Hummell

A loved one recently had to face a big challenge - breast cancer

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June a great time to explore local history

David Bennett
David Bennett

May and June are marked by graduations and congratulations!

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Letters to the Editor

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Health & Wellness

How the brain lets us hear with both ears

How the brain lets us hear with both ears

Binaural listening means "bi" for "two" and "aural" for "ears."

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Something to chew on: Dentures or no dentures?

Something to chew on: Dentures or no dentures?

I often run into a situation where a patient is considered "border-line" between the options

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Even as memory declines, friendships can endure

As most of you know who read my column, Memory Matters offers a class, Connections, specifically for persons in the early stages of dementia.

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Persisting facial rash could be perioral dermatitis

Persisting facial rash could be perioral dermatitis

Perioral dermatitis is a facial rash that causes bumps to develop around the mouth.

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Lesser known cosmetic procedures can be effective

E. Ronald Finger
E. Ronald Finger

The result will look very natural and is permanent. Anesthesia is local and down time is minimal.

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Building a plant-based healthy community

Building a plant-based healthy community

One of the problems that people run into when trying to be healthy

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Family

Test your knowledge about senior retirement living

Joe Agee
Joe Agee

After a number of articles highlighting different aspects of senior retirement living

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Education, collaboration can help reduce readmission rates

Rachel Carson
Rachel Carson

Did you know that 90 percent of patients return to their homes after hospitalization

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What you should know about agency care vs. private sitter

James Wogsland
James Wogsland

When considering senior care services, it's important to know the difference between a private sitter and using an agency for in-home care for you or a loved one.

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A 'Manly' Father's Day idea to help orphaned animals

Manly, known as
Manly, known as "cat dad" to orphans, enjoys his sunny spot.

The Palmetto Animal League Adoption Center serves as a temporary home for some 200 cats and dogs

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In collecting, sometimes the best things in life are free

In collecting, sometimes the best things in life are free

Almost a year ago, our column was about non-material possessions that are collectible.

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