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Jasper Animal Rescue Mission Needs Our Help

As recently shared by WSAV3, Jasper Animal Rescue Mission is in need of our help. JARM, a non-profit organization, prides itself on giving animals a second chance at life and turns no animal away regardless of space. The organization receives grants, but the majority of their funds come from the community.  Here's how you can help.


Here is a wish list of items that JARM needs on a regular basis. If you would like to donate, we will gladly accept your donated items and deliver them to JARM.  

  • Adult dog and cat dry or wet food (prefer Pedigree, Purina One)
  • Puppy and Kitten dry or wet food (no red dye)
  • Clorox Bleach
  • Fabulousa
  • Dawn Dish Soap (blue)
  • Garbage Bags (Kitchen 13 gallon
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All across Hilton Head Island, town officials have done a wonderful job of setting aside acres and acres of wonderful green space. From beach parks to historic parks and beyond, there is no shortage of places to put your toes in the grass or the sand, slather on the sunscreen and enjoy the beauty of the Lowcountry’s nature. It is difficult to play favorites when faced with such a wealth of open spaces, but we have weighed all the factors and come up with our definitive power ranking of our area’s many parks.


Beach Parks

Beyond simply a sandy patch of land to lay down your blanket and rolling waves to splash in, our beach parks are cram-packed with amenities for a better beach experience. Some lean more toward a heavy visitor presence, some give

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Boat Landings on Hilton Head

The many waterways of the Lowcountry, from the mighty rolling waves of the Atlantic to the tranquil tidal creeks that meander among marsh grasses, make this one of the best areas in the world for boating. Whether you are putting in from the deck of an expansive yacht or a one-person kayak, there is no shortage of adventure waiting for you out on the water. For this reason, town and county leaders have been diligent in ensuring adequate access for the nautical lifestyle, with public ramps dotting our waterways around the island and beyond.

Keep your tide chart handy, your trailer hitched and prepare yourself for a day at sea with this handy guide to our area’s public ramps.

Boat Landings

Hilton Head Island

Cross Island Boat Landing – located in the

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Real Estate Professional Joins Established Real Estate Brokerage

Tierra SchafferHilton Head Island, South Carolina, May 2018 – Charter One Realty ( has announced that real estate professional Tierra Schaffer has joined the company as an Agent, partnering with longtime real estate professionals, Monica Davis and Becky Herman of Herman & Davis Properties. Tierra and the team are full-time real estate professionals who strive to put their knowledge and experience together to bring their clients insight, personalized service, and results as leading real estate professionals.

Tierra’s passion for people, education, service, and real estate has allowed her to create an atmosphere of excellence and

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Top Brokerage

Charter One Realty was named in the 2018 REAL Trends 500, which identifies the nation’s largest and most successful residential brokerages as ranked by closed sales volume and closed transaction sides. Additionally, the company ranked in the top 25% of the nation’s top 500 independent brokerages.

REAL TrendsThe REAL Trends 500, now in its 30th year, remains the undisputed leading report, ranking the performance of the top residential real estate brokerage firms. Due to the requirement that all information be independently verified, the REAL Trends 500 remains the trusted source for information about the performance of these firms. To qualify for inclusion, a brokerage must have closed at least 1,899 transaction sides or more than $565 Million in sales volume

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2018 Masters Tournament Coverage


The first of golf's four major championships starts at the Masters, held at the Augusta National Golf Club on April 4th - 8th. It is here that the course and players are on center stage. What makes Augusta National so special? Perhaps it is the course, unique and iconic, or maybe it is the history. It is a rich history where 60 years ago Arnold Palmer won his first of four titles and nicknamed a strategic pocket of the second 9, the "Amen Corner." Walking the course, you will notice the iconic stone bridges honoring two of the Masters great champions, Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson and plaques honoring past winners. Whether it is the water fountains among the pines dedicated to Jack and Arnold, Eisenhower Cabin, or the

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The High Life - Luxury in the Lowcountry

Five Star Luxury 

Beyond its mesmerizing scenery and laid-back pace, the Lowcountry is a wonderland of five-star living. Everything from our hotels to our restaurants to our culture reflects an understated elegance and refinement you will not find anywhere else in the world. It is a unique type of sophistication that brings together world-class opulence with a relaxed Southern charm. Here, you will find the finer things in life, served with a hospitable allure that only the Lowcountry can provide. And that refinement is reflected in the scores of accolades we have received from media outlets all over the world. Where, in the Lowcountry, there is no end to the high life.

Driven by the famed hospitality program at the

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Plaid Goes Gold: Inside the 50th RBC Heritage

Plaid Goes Gold



It all started with a lighthouse.

Harbour Town

Charles Fraser, the developer behind Sea Pines, knew he needed something splashy to draw national interest in the resort he was building on a sleepy sea island in the middle of nowhere. The answer, he realized, would be a golf tournament.

The first Heritage was held in 1969, while construction on the Harbour Town Lighthouse was still underway. In fact, you can see the scaffolding surrounding it in photos of inaugural champion Arnold Palmer accepting his plaque. That plaque would eventually become the signature prize awarded every April in Harbour Town, launching one of many grand traditions associated with the tournament.

One of those traditions

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Travel to Hilton Head

It has never been so easy to get there from here.

Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport has spent the last few years giving its airlift a complete overhaul, courting new carriers and opening up new destinations across the country. The result? It has never been easier to get there from here. 

The “Big Three” carriers have always had their stamp on our local airport, offering plenty of options for seeing the world. And with the airport so close, travel in and out of the Lowcountry is quick and easy. For example, American Airlines offers daily nonstop departures to two major hubs, Charlotte and Dallas/Fort Worth, as well as Philadelphia and Washington – DCA. In June, they began offering a daily nonstop service to Chicago’s O’Hare International

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HH Food and WineThe 33rd annual Hilton Head Wine & Food Festival sponsored by Publix kicks off on Monday, March 5th and runs through Sunday, March 11th, 2018. The wine and food festival not only features a week of extraordinary specialty events, it also provides scholarships for local college students looking to pursue careers in the food and beverage and hospitality industries.

After its humble beginnings when a group of close-knit hospitality professionals began the event in a parking lot, Hilton Head’s premier wine event now serves as a major draw to the island. A large percentage of visitors travel from outside of the area, with many citing the wonderful selection of wines, Southern hospitality, the charm of The Sea Pines Resort, and variety of events offered as

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