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May 30, 2013

The 10 Best Beach Towns for Families

Stressing about your summer vacation? If you're looking for a stress-free family vacation that's fun and affordable (and doesn't involve standing in line to see overpriced tourist attractions), consider a relaxing stay at one of the country's most family-friendly coastal towns.

Parents Magazine names 10 at ...

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April 30, 2013

Bluffton development Hampton Lake files for bankruptcy

Under Federal Law, You have the right under federal law to file for bankruptcy relief from your creditors. Bankruptcy is a legal proceeding in which a person can get a fresh financial start. Bankruptcy can be very useful and effective in resolving financial problems in certain cases. However, it is ...

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April 27, 2013

Festival to celebrate 350th anniversary of Hilton Head Island's sighting, 30th year as a town

In September of 1663, on a voyage of exploration, Captain William Hilton entered Port Royal Sound and spotted a headland-a high point of land used as a reference point by mariners- on a nearby island.  Later, this headland would be called Hilton’s Headland, or Hilton’s Head.  320 years ...

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April 15, 2013

Sea Pines, others making improvements to keep Heritage, tourists

45th annual tournament taking place April 15-21, 2013 at Harbour Town Golf Links

The Heritage, which was established by Sea Pines founder Charles E. Fraser in 1969, has raised millions for charities over the years through the Heritage Classic Foundation and is credited with putting Hilton Head Island and The Sea ...

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April 13, 2013

Local Golf Notes: Heritage tournament solidly out of the rough

This April marked the 43rd Heritage Tournament on Hilton Head Island, and hopefully not the last. While as of this writing the tournament's future is in doubt, (more on that in a moment) the immutable fact is this event has been a marquee stop on the PGA Tour, and ...

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April 11, 2013

Sea Pines Beach Club on Hilton Head to get $10 million facelift

Plans for a new $10-million clubhouse to replace the Sea Pines Beach Club won unanimous approval from a Hilton Head Island town design board last April.

Board members offered compliments and relatively minor recommendations about the project, which would be constructed on the existing club's site off North Sea ...

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April 3, 2013

Kroger officials break ground at Hilton Head mall redevelopment

Developers released more details First week of this month about the Kroger Marketplace that will anchor one end of Hilton Head Island's new Shelter Cove Towne Centre, formerly the Mall at Shelter Cove.

"We see opportunity in the growing year-round population of this beautiful place ... and in the millions ...

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March 4, 2013

Low Inventories Indicate a Trend

Low inventory is a relative term depending on how you're comparing it. Would the comparison be to total number of homes on the market last year, homes in a certain price range or homes in a certain area? In some situations, it's a combination of all of those ...

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Feb. 23, 2013

Work to lower SC's coastal home-insurance rates gains traction

The United States is a coastal country. Many businesses are located in areas considered "high risk" coastal areas by private insurers. These areas are "high risk" because they area is subject to flooding, rain, or wind damage. Businesses in these areas struggle to find affordable insurance.Seven coastal states (AL ...

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Feb. 23, 2013

Flood insurance rates to rise for many in Beaufort County

Normally, you will have some level of disaster protection through your homeowners insurance. The key factor in getting any kind of natural disaster coverage is whether your area is prone to that kind of disaster. Some homeowners in Beaufort County might pay 25 percent more to insure their homes this ...

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