The date of the $46 million flyover bridge construction project has a new completion date. Engineers plan to have the flyover bridge connecting the Bluffton Parkway to Highway 278 completed by June 30, 2016. After three years of construction, commuters are thrilled to see the project come to an end.

Initially, the bridge was set to be completed in November 2015. Residents and travelers have dealt with the bridge congestion and construction for the past three years. All are excited to see a bit of relief in the near future. Upon its completion, those traveling on the Bluffton Parkway will have direct access to Highway 278 thus relieving congestion and bottlenecking at the Hilton Head Bridge. Travelers hope to see a significant change in their…

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By Andy Twisdale, Agent
Charter One Realty 

Have questions or concerns about insurance needs for your home or business?   Join us at the chamber and meet with Joseph McDonald, consumer liaison for the SC Department of Insurance. He will be available Monday, February 1st and every other Monday through February 29th to assist Beaufort County area residents with insurance questions.

SC Department of Insurance

Consumer Assistance for Beaufort County Residents

Monday, February 1- February 29 

11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. 

Chamber Headquarters 


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The Hilton Head Food and Wine Festival’s six days of events presented by Publix will begin on Monday, March 7th, and continue until Saturday, March 12th. The festival is a highly anticipated celebration of Hilton Head’s exquisite wine and dining community, as well as a yearly opportunity to support deserving students in Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Management educational programs.

For 31 years, the festival has served as a beacon for the community creating a unique opportunity for winebibbers and foodies to gather together. The event has arguably the best mix of local participants and tourists due to the unique schedule of events and its proximity to the Heritage Classic. This year, the main events will be hosted at The Sea Pines Resort’s Harbour…

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Hilton Head Area Association of Realtors Honors Sampson as 2015 Realtor of the Year, Marking Third Time Sampson is Honored with Prestigious Real Estate Industry Award  

Charles Sampson, a Partner/Agent at Charter One Realty and a Founding Partner of Charter One North Realty, has been named “REALTOR of the Year” by the Hilton Head Area Association of Realtors (HHAAOR).  The award was announced and presented to Charles at the HHAAOR’s annual awards luncheon on December 8th on Hilton Head Island, which was attended by more than 150 people.

This marks the third time that Charles Sampson, a REALTOR® since 1985, has been named by the HHAAOR as REALTOR of the Year.  He was also honored with the award in 1996 and 2004 – and has been the recipient of a…

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Paige Rose Joins The Charter One Realty Team as Chief Marketing Officer

Hilton Head Island, January 2016 – Charter One Realty has announced that Paige Rose has joined the company as Chief Marketing Officer.   She will be working out of the company’s Hilton Head Island office at 11 Park Lane, where she will be overseeing all marketing, public relations, advertising and branding for the real estate agency’s 11 offices throughout Hilton Head Island and the Lowcountry.

As Chief Marketing Officer at Charter One Realty, Paige will be providing additional strategic guidance and tools to Residential and Commercial Brokers and Agents to assist in building and growing their businesses through the use of a number of marketing tactics, including print…

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Charter One Realty Donation Helping to Support the Building of the “Neighborhood with a Purpose” Development to Help Individuals with Disabilities and their Families

Bluffton, South Carolina, January 2016 -- Charter One Realty presented Osprey Village with a check for $15,000 to help the organization turn into a reality its vision for a “Neighborhood with a Purpose”. The money will help Osprey Village develop an inclusive residential community for adults with developmental disabilities. The organization recently announced the community would be developed near Buckwalter Place in Bluffton where the initial construction phase is scheduled to begin in late 2016 or early 2017.

The partners of Charter One Realty assembled at their Park Lane office…

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Boys & Girls Club Hope & Opportunity Event

This year’s event will honor long-time Club supporters and champions of children Margie and Stan Smith and Bluffton Police Chief Joseph Reynolds. The luncheon honors those who have achieved professional excellence, actively served the community and have directly supported the club.

Thursday, January 14, 2016 from noon to 1:30 P.M.

The Westin, 2 Grasslawn Ave., Hilton Head Island, SC, 29928



Paul Taylor II Dance Company

Don’t miss the one of the world’s most sought-after dance companies.

January 16, 2016

Show Time: 8:00 P.M.

Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928


Health & Wellness Expo

Start the new year living happier…

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By Tom Reed, Partner & Broker-In-Charge
Charter One Realty 

Market improvement on both the Island and the mainland continues to be both price dependent and use dependent where the improvements are beginning at the lower price points and working their way into higher and higher price points. When one breaks down the market by price and property type, absorption rates can be used to determine the market health for the various segments.

Absorption rates ask the following question: “Based upon current consumption rates, how long will it take to consume all current inventory within the market segment in question?”. The breakpoint is six months worth of inventory representing a balanced market with no pricing pressure. Market segments with less than six…

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