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Share your best recipe for Plaid Nation Cookie Contest

The RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing is looking for two tasty cookie recipes to serve up at the 51st annual RBC Heritage golf tournament.

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Tatum Springer and Bailey Sullivan goof around a soda machine after school. The young women are among just six Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina to be selected as Honorary Legislative Pages for the state legislature. COURTESY GIRL SCOUTS OF SOUTHERN B
Tatum Springer and Bailey Sullivan goof around a soda machine after school. The young women are among just six Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina to be selected as Honorary Legislative Pages for the state legislature. COURTESY GIRL SCOUTS OF SOUTHERN B

Local Girls Scouts shine as honorary pages in State House

Two local Girl Scouts, Tatum Springer of Bluffton and Bailey Sullivan of Hilton Head Island

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Frank Babel, in neon shirt, co-chair of the Town of Hilton Head Biking Advisory Committee, serves as am ambassador on the island's leisure. Here, he assists a youngster who needed bandages for skinned knees. COURTESY MAYE RIVER QUILT GUILD
Frank Babel, in neon shirt, co-chair of the Town of Hilton Head Biking Advisory Committee, serves as am ambassador on the island's leisure. Here, he assists a youngster who needed bandages for skinned knees. COURTESY MAYE RIVER QUILT GUILD

Biking Ambassador Program needs volunteers

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Artist rendering of the new Beaufort Memorial medical office building which is scheduled to open near Okatie Crossing next year. The facility is built in partnership with MUSC Health, and physicians from both hospitals will see patients there. COURTESY BE
Artist rendering of the new Beaufort Memorial medical office building which is scheduled to open near Okatie Crossing next year. The facility is built in partnership with MUSC Health, and physicians from both hospitals will see patients there. COURTESY BE

Beaufort Memorial seeks community input on local health needs

Beaufort Memorial Hospital (BMH) is currently conducting a community health needs assessment

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The Martin family, with patriarch Gene wearing the Santa hat, at a recent gathering.
The Martin family, with patriarch Gene wearing the Santa hat, at a recent gathering. "My dad is 86 years old and still works, stocking on a milk crate," said David Martin, to the left of Gene. The family invites former customers and employees to stop by t

Iconic island grocery, Piggly Wiggly, celebrates 50 years

It might be hard to imagine now, but when Gene Martin purchased Piggly Wiggly

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Business

Merger of banks will create sixth largest bank in nation

Coming out of winter doldrums and on the verge of spring, many businesses have been preparing for changes.

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Business Briefs

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Mark F. Winn
Mark F. Winn

How should assets be titled and beneficiaries designated?

When you decide to plan your estate, if you use a revocable trust as a vehicle for transferring your assets to avoid probate

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Luke Gawronski
Luke Gawronski

Common investing mistakes to avoid: Timing the market

Today, the media and internet offer an almost overwhelming number of opinions and strategies about how and when to expose your capital to the market.

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Jan Williams
Jan Williams

Take steps now to control your investment taxes

How much you pay in taxes depends on a variety of factors, many of which you can't control.

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Business Briefs

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Sports

Great communication essential to winning doubles

Great communication essential to winning doubles

We're now in the throes of this year's league doubles season.

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Opinion

Lynne Cope Hummell
Lynne Cope Hummell

This is our home; help make it better ... or maybe leave?

Some friends persuaded me to check out a couple of social media community groups,

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John McCann
John McCann

New USCB campus a shining example of partnership

Seven years ago, we started paving the way for a learning environment on Hilton Head Island that would open a world of opportunities for students

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Letters to the Editor

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Sun on the Street

What to do with all that loot from the Pot o' Gold?

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Health & Wellness

Oswald Lightsey Mikell
Oswald Lightsey Mikell

Best practice to help prevent skin cancer is sunscreen

Millions of sun worshippers will hit the beaches this summer to work on the perfect, golden tan.

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Dental implants: A  modern-day miracle for many

Dental implants: A modern-day miracle for many

As with any technology that is made to improve the quality of life in the simplest way possible, dental implants fall into the category of "miraculous."

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Marlena Mattingly Masavage
Marlena Mattingly Masavage

Diagnosis, treatment for silent epidemic: endometriosis

One in 10 women of childbearing age - an estimated 176 million worldwide - suffers from endometriosis.

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Before and after photos of a patient who underwent direct excision with Z-plasty under local anesthesia. The
Before and after photos of a patient who underwent direct excision with Z-plasty under local anesthesia. The "after" photo was taken 14 years post-op. COURTESY FINGER AND ASSOCIATES

What can be done about saggy, drooping neck skin?

With younger patients, a primary concern about the neck is fat deposits under the chin. This fat is often genetic or from excess weight gain.

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Deb Davis Hall
Deb Davis Hall

Helpful tools for spring cleaning of your mental health

This time of the year, we often think about spring cleaning. Generally, this means physically cleaning our homes.

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Family

Rachel Carson
Rachel Carson

Resources help ease the challenges of living with Alzheimer's

It's an impending crisis unlike anything the world has seen to date.

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Seven reasons to consider a retirement community

Seven reasons to consider a retirement community

1. Meal plans included. All senior retirement communities offer a "meal plan"

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FETCH CANINE REHAB
FETCH CANINE REHAB

Shelter dog takes on struggles like a true Southern belle

Her name is reminiscent of days gone by and, like any Southern belle, she is proud, strong and well behaved.

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Improve your declarer play with promotion, finesse

Improve your declarer play with promotion, finesse

In playing contracts in no trump and with a trump suit, I suggest that you count your winners and take your tricks

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