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Local News

Opting for choice: Focused school programs offer opportunity

Fan mail for the IRS isn't the only thing with an April 15 deadline. In Beaufort County, parents hoping to get their young students into one of the public school district's new choice programs have until tax day to deliver applications to the Office of Student Services at 2900 Mink Point Blvd. in Beaufort.

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Opinion

Letters to the Editor
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Not saved by the bell - or the chimes - again
Not saved by the bell - or the chimes - again

Have you ever been roped into something you had no intention of doing? Well, here I am standing with a bunch of Chimers at our church. How did I get involved?

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Business

Business Briefs
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Consider including reverse mortgage in your retirement plan
Consider including reverse mortgage in your retirement plan

Unfortunately, for many the reverse mortgage is a product of major misunderstanding. While a reverse mortgage (Home Equity Conversion Mortgage) might not be for everybody, it can be a savior for some.

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Good employee relations foster loyalty, growth
Good employee relations foster loyalty, growth

How many of your employees fired you last year? When they left or quit, they really were firing their employer. More than 800,000 employees fire their employers every month. What causes this turnover?

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Sports

Drills are the best way to practice and perfect putting
Practice putting with this Around the World drill.
Drills are the best way to practice and perfect putting

Putting is the most important part of your golf game, yet many golfers spend the least amount of time practicing this area of their game. No matter your handicap, putting is close to 30 to 40 percent of the strokes you take during a round.

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Hop to better tennis with the split step
Hop to better tennis with the split step

Ever wonder why you're not getting to the ball in time? Frustrated your opponent hits a ball back that's just out of reach? Most beginner and intermediate recreational players experience this regularly due to lacking one small but extremely essential ingredient: the split step.

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Top Stories

Seven outstanding high school seniors were awarded Heritage Classic Foundation scholarships at a luncheon held March 23
Photo courtesy Heritage Classic Foundation
Seven outstanding high school seniors were awarded Heritage Classic Foundation scholarships at a luncheon held March 23
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Health & Wellness

60 is the new 40: Look your best at any age
Audrey Klenke
60 is the new 40: Look your best at any age

Your skin is yours for life. Give it the attention it deserves.

There are several rejuvenating medical spa services that can make a big difference with little to no downtime. The HydraFacial exfoliates, hydrates and clears your pores, leading to collagen production and soft, glowing skin.

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Aid & Attendance pension benefit can help veterans
Debbie Morris
Aid & Attendance pension benefit can help veterans

Recently, an estimated 350 people, mostly Vietnam veterans and their spouses, gathered at the Rotary Community Center in Oscar Frazier Park in Bluffton.

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Can eye exam detect early signs of Alzheimer's?
Can eye exam detect early signs of Alzheimer's?

Recently, there was some very exciting and interesting news released about new testing available to detect early signs of Alzheimer's disease by examining the eyes. Ever since this news was released, I have been asked numerous times by patients if we will be checking for Alzheimer's disease during their examination.

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Create peace of mind when aging parents live far away
Jim Wogsland
Create peace of mind when aging parents live far away

It is not unusual for adult children to live at a distance from their parents these days.

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Health Briefs
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Listening and learning key to improving memory
Karen Doughtie
Listening and learning key to improving memory

Memory Matters hosted its "Your Amazing Brain" conference March 12, and as expected, the conference was a sell-out. Dr. Nussbaum was truly amazing, and his message was clear.

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Online sources abound for whole food, plant-based eating
Online sources abound for whole food, plant-based eating

Last month, I covered some cookbooks to help in following a whole food, plant-based lifestyle. This month, I want to expand on resources available by suggesting some online sources.

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Treat skin with 'healing power' of platelet rich plasma
Treat skin with 'healing power' of platelet rich plasma

Platelet Rich Plasma (or PRP) is the "healing power" within our blood. It is harvested by drawing blood, using a centrifuge to separate the plasma from the rest of the blood cells, all within a few minutes.

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What is the measure of success in meditation?
What is the measure of success in meditation?

A recent experience caused me to pause and consider the measure of my meditation practice. Am I accomplishing anything as a result of sitting for an hour a day in stillness and silence? How is accomplishment in meditation measured?

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Home & Garden

Products enhance audio-video enjoyment outdoors
Soundcast speakers are made to provide a big sound in an outdoor environment.
Products enhance audio-video enjoyment outdoors

Spring has sprung and, with the warmer weather here, plans to spend more time on patios and in backyards are sure to be on your radar.

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Spring means time to feed, fertilize and mulch
Spring means time to feed, fertilize and mulch

Now is a good time to prune your roses if you have not done so already. It is also a good time to fertilize them and treat them for fungus so it does not start out early as the new leaves develop.

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Stone floor makes beautiful statement underfoot
Stone floors create the pathways for our lives. Photo courtesy Distinctive Granite and Marble
Stone floor makes beautiful statement underfoot

For centuries, stone has been found underfoot in dwellings around the world. From the narrow cobblestone streets of Europe to the walkways in Charleston, stone has been laid before us in the pathways as we journey through life.

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2015 Volvo V60 T5 AWD Cross Country fills specific niche
2015 Volvo V60 T5 AWD Cross Country fills specific niche

If you like the utility, high ground clearance and high seating of a crossover vehicle, but don't want the rugged, utilitarian SUV looks that many crossovers have, this Volvo Cross Country might just meet your specific needs.

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Real Estate

Does it make sense to buy home through listing agent?
Does it make sense to buy home through listing agent?

You're surfing the web to find your perfect home on Hilton Head Island. All of a sudden, there it is, and it looks and sounds too good to be true.

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Dining

Napoli brings Italian-Mediterranean to heart of Bluffton
Napoli's mussels are shipped in fresh from Prince Edward Island, simmered in garlic, white wine, lemon butter and basil. Photo credit 33 Park Photography
Napoli brings Italian-Mediterranean to heart of Bluffton

Napoli's new owner handpicked veteran chef Brody Weaver to craft a menu of classic Italian dishes that rely on what Weaver calls simple, clean flavors with minimal ingredients.

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Family

In a bind? Finding financial help for the caregiver
Rachel Carson
In a bind? Finding financial help for the caregiver

An overwhelming number of seniors wish to remain in their homes. However, families often discover when a crisis occurs that the senior has not done long-term planning, designated a health care agent or financial power of attorney or saved for retirement.

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