The Hilton Head Sun

Just Look What You’ve Done!

With the recent discussion about division and consensus-building, please review with me some of the work accomplished these past four years with near unanimous Town Council support. None of it was accomplished without the time and effort of citizens like you, so it’s titled: Just Look What You’ve Done! Infrastructure? Ten miles of sewer main […]

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Traffic Tales

While visiting Massachusetts recently, my wife recounted — with a wry smile and a faraway look — the hours she endured in stand-still traffic during her decades there. Ironically, her most vivid memories were those of approaching two bridges: the Tobin, crossing into Boston, and the Bourne, over Cape Cod Canal. Her stories resonate with […]

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Destination: Community!

Now and again people partner to accomplish something remarkably good. Recently, the partnership formed to advance a Town Council priority attracted national recognition — twice – for doing just that. The alliance between the Town of Hilton Head Island, the Hilton Head  Public Service District (PSD) and the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry (CFLC) was […]

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History Majors!

May and June are marked by graduations and congratulations! Most of us understand that graduation doesn’t mean the end of education. And when it comes to Hilton Head Island and the entire region of Beaufort County, I would love for all of us to become life-long history majors. The time is right, and the month […]

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Before the Flood!

Some things are good to know before they happen! And though we cannot predict the arrival of a flood, we can take steps to mitigate damages to our homes and businesses. So here’s what your Town would like you to know about pending new Flood Insurance Rate Maps: Hilton Head Island participates in the National […]

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HELP, HOPE AND HOMES

In November, 2017, Hilton Head Regional Habitat for Humanity held a workshop for prospective homeowners. Nearly 200 applications were submitted for the 16 to 20 proposed homes. A few weeks ago, the walls were raised on the last Habitat home in the current phase of the Glen, and a completed home was dedicated. Truly Habitat […]

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Dr. King and the art of interruption

February is Black History Month and arguably no place is richer in that history than the Lowcountry. For millions of Americans, it’s the place where American black history began. On MLK Day in January, I was honored to deliver remarks at Hilton Head Island’s celebration. Because the words and works of Dr. Martin Luther King […]

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Staying in Tune

The crooning of “Auld Lang Syne” ushers out each year. Its odd lyrics describe a universally understood message of reflection and farewell. And what follows are the hopes, plans and resolutions for the new year. Benjamin Franklin penned his own New Year’s thoughts in the 1755 edition of Poor Richard Improved. He advised readers: “Be at […]

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Cars to Cookies

During December many gifts change hands, from cookies to cars and everything in between. Town Council helps distribute gifts too – in the form of Accommodations Tax grants. Although we vote on the amounts and recipients, the funds are somewhat of a gift to Hilton Head Island, sent from visitors who’ve spent at least a […]

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Thankful Together

As most of us know, Thanksgiving began in New England at an autumn harvest festival attended by the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag tribe. Descendants of those Pilgrims likely are proud to trace their roots back to that very feast, while later European settlers in the New World joined in, and ultimately the new nation, the […]

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