Celebrating 50 years, Heritage honors home-grown roots

Lynne Cope Hummell
Lynne Cope Hummell

Longtime residents and even newcomers to the Lowcountry are well aware by now that the Heritage is celebrating 50 years of golf at Harbour Town.

I mean, the lighthouse is plaid, dude.

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Dressed in island colors: Tartan plaid

Dressed in island colors: Tartan plaid

April has arrived, and it's that time when we invite the world to our home and show them that we've got our 50th RBC Heritage - and so much more - all dressed up in spring's finest.

Start with the Harbour Town Lighthouse, which is clad in plaid for the occasion. When you ascend its stairway to the top, you learn the history of Hilton Head Island in a unique way. The new Coast Guard Museum display adds to your experience.

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Game plan for attending a live golf tournament

Tom Dorsel
Tom Dorsel

Going to the RBC Heritage?

Consider some differences and suggestions regarding attending a live golf tournament versus watching it on TV:

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Harbour Town Lighthouse turns plaid to mark milestone

Harbour Town Lighthouse turns plaid to mark milestone

There is a new look to the Harbour Town Lighthouse as visitors pour onto Hilton Head Island and through the gates of the Sea Pines Resort community the week of April 9-15 for the 50th RBC Heritage Golf tournament presented by Boeing.

The iconic lighthouse's red stripes have disappeared - replaced by the signature red tartan characteristic of the golf tournament nearly since its inception 50 years ago.

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Heritage plaid turns gold in its 50th year

Heritage plaid turns gold in its 50th year

The first Heritage golf tournament was held Thanksgiving weekend in 1969. The winner of that first event was the great Arnold Palmer. He helped put Hilton Head Island on the map.

Now, 50 tournaments later, the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing is broadcast to more than 226 countries in 23 languages and is arguably the best promotion of Hilton Head Island and the Lowcountry. The tournament is a favorite of tour players who enjoy bringing their families to Sea Pines Resort.

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Plaid Lighthouse Would Make Whalley Proud

Plaid Lighthouse Would Make Whalley Proud

William Whalley, left, built the Harbour Town Lighthouse for Charles Fraser in 1969. Nadia Wagner, right, is the current lighthouse keeper. Last year, Wagner and photographer Jeff Keefer interviewed Whalley on video.

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RBC Heritage: Serious golf coupled with serious fun

RBC Heritage: Serious golf coupled with serious fun

As soon as we heard that the red stripes on the Harbour Town Lighthouse would be turned plaid

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Local News

Game plan for attending a live golf tournament

Tom Dorsel
Tom Dorsel

Going to the RBC Heritage?

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Summit aims to educate on importance of brain health

Paul Nussbaum
Paul Nussbaum

For 20 years, the focus at Memory Matters has been on caregivers and their loved ones with dementia

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Pay attention: Con artists are out to scam seniors

Pay attention: Con artists are out to scam seniors

According to the Financial Fraud Research Center, about $40 billion to $50 billion is lost to scams each year.

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Business

Business Briefs

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Business activity continues to accelerate in area

Retailers, restaurants and service businesses are changing the landscape

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Home & Garden

Five top trends for kitchen countertops

Neutral colors, interesting veining and stone patterns are popular choices in Lowcountry kitchens.
Neutral colors, interesting veining and stone patterns are popular choices in Lowcountry kitchens.

The countertop is the foundation of kitchen décor, whether you are doing a renovation or designing a whole new kitchen.

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Sports

Tennis in high winds means playing higher percentage game

Tennis in high winds means playing higher percentage game

It seems the weather these past few months has given us enough windy conditions for a lifetime!

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Opinion

Celebrating 50 years, Heritage honors home-grown roots

Lynne Cope Hummell
Lynne Cope Hummell

Longtime residents and even newcomers to the Lowcountry are well aware by now that the Heritage is celebrating 50 years of golf at Harbour Town.

Read More

Dressed in island colors: Tartan plaid

David Bennett
David Bennett

April has arrived, and it's that time when we invite the world to our home and show them that we've got our 50th RBC Heritage

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Former state superintendent supports school referendum

April 21 is the day when citizens of Beaufort County will determine if school classroom space

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Letters to the Editor

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Health & Wellness

Palmetto Heart Walk seeks to educate about healthy options

Palmetto Heart Walk seeks to educate about healthy options

In 2016, 10,183 people in South Carolina died from heart disease.

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It's that time of year - remember to wear sunscreen

Oswald Lightsey Mikell
Oswald Lightsey Mikell

The warm weather has (finally) arrived, and with it comes our glorious Lowcountry sunshine.

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Odd as it sounds, dental hygiene can affect implants

E. Ronald Finger
E. Ronald Finger

This discussion is about a subject outside of my specialty.

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Help for handling caregiver stress, anxiety, guilt

Rachel Carson
Rachel Carson

As you might be aware, the population is rapidly aging globally.

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Take opportunity to learn more about your amazing brain

Last month, I had the pleasure of attending a Memory Fest 2018 presentation called "Your Amazing Brain." Was it ever amazing!

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