Sisters!

Hilton Head Island now has a sister-Verona, Italy-and she wants us to come visit. Last year, when Town Council unanimously agreed to form a pact with this wonderful city, we did so knowing we have a lot in common, as sisters often do. But there are a few differences too. Just like sisters, there are […]

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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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Heritage is big. But less is more.

You’ve often heard that “less is more.” And then there’s “bigger is better.” Can these statements coexist? When it comes to our own RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing, the right balance is displayed. Over the 50 years since its inception, we’ve filled this exciting week with many fitting examples. Let’s celebrate them again this year […]

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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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Forward, March

Welcome to March and the official arrival of spring. Hilton Head Islanders know that March is a forward-looking sort of month, and that we are a “forward, march” kind of people! Only one month ago, Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his temporary winter home and saw his shadow. It was plaid-tartan, they say. The prediction was […]

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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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New and Improved

There’s so much to discover and enjoy on Hilton Head Island that even year-round residents often feel like full-time tourists! Beginning this month, exciting improvements are in store for the south end of the island. But before we look forward, let’s glance back at just how far we’ve traveled together. For about 15 years, the […]

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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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The End is Just the Beginning

The late Stephen Covey’s second Habits of Highly Effective People offers sage advice for any January: Begin with the end in mind. And Hilton Head Island’s recently hired Culture and Arts Network director, Jenn McEwen, and the newly formed citizen Advisory Committee established to support her position are doing just that! With the end of […]

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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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