Stan Margie Smith2HILTON HEAD POWER COUPLE SERVES THE COMMUNITY

From the living room of the Spanish Wells home on Broad Creek that they’ve owned for 30 years, Stan and Margie Smith share sly grins when the subject of love comes up.

“Love means nothing in tennis,” Margie said with a laugh.

THE HERITAGE LIBRARY MOVES TO NEW LOCATION

The Heritage Library, an all-volunteer organization dedicated to history and ancestry research, has a new office location. Its new space at 2 Corpus Christi Place on Hilton Head Island will allow the organization to continue exceptional history research and expert ancestry resources. The previous location on William Hilton Parkway is now closed.

BEAUFORT HIGH BIOLOGY TEACHER WINS TOP COUNTY HONORS

Dr. Nancy Ungvarsky may spend most of her time trying to inspire others these days, but that doesn’t mean she isn’t still learning.

“I’ve been passionate to learn all I can about biology,” she said.

Her passion and drive were recognized recently, when she was named the Beaufort County School District Teacher of the Year.

JIVA YOGA BLUFFTON’S SUNDAY COMMUNITY YOGA CLASSES GIVE BACK.

With the press of a button the music begins: the soothing, multi-layered instrumental mix of hammered dulcimer and pan flute that has served as the soundtrack to yoga classes for decades.

Rachel Carlson sits at the front of the class at Jiva Yoga, facing a group of nine students, and leads them all in a quick pre-lesson “ohm.” The collective voice of the students and their teacher reverberates off the studio walls, a rich major chord of thirds and fifths.

Zane Wilson

WHEN IT COMES TO GIVING BACK, BRIAN JULIUS AND ZANE WILSON CAN’T SLOW DOWN.

Brian Julius and Zane Wilson are good at many things. Relaxing is not one of them.

“I’m a total workaholic. I always have been, whether it’s been business or charity,” said Wilson, 69. “Brian and I don’t have (children), and we’ve always worked ourselves silly and enjoyed it.”

Sonya Grant

ON TV AND IN THE SKY, HILTON HEAD NATIVE IS A STAR

Sonya Jovan Grant is young, but her soul is old. She has traveled the world, is a big part of her community, and has experienced more in 29 years than many do in a lifetime.

Grant was born and raised on Hilton Head Island. A direct descendant of former slaves who lived in Mitchellville in the Civil War era, she has a passion for local history and is proud of her connection to the people who shaped it.

Science Siblings

BLUFFTON BROTHER AND SISTER ARE HEADING FOR SUCCESS

A pair of Bluffton siblings is proving it is possible to do it all — and have fun along the way.

Honor students at Bluffton High School, 17-year-old Decker and 16-year-old Maile Paulmeier are about as driven and hardworking as they come. 

Payne

SEAHAWKS’ FOOTBALL COACH STEALS THE SHOW

When he first arrived on Hilton Head Island, B.J. Payne heard whispers, jokes, barbs and condescending snickers. Apparently, people didn’t know what to make of a former professional wrestler-turned-football coach. But Payne’s time in the ring was a dream come true, and it has helped him find success at Hilton Head Island High School.

Mike Buxser

THERE AND BACK AGAIN WITH MIKE BUXSER.

In his Westbury Park office in Bluffton, Lowcountry Radio Group GM Mike Buxser Mike Buxer — in frameless glasses, a Brooks Brothers sweater vest over a poplin shirt and wingtip shoes — doesn’t fit the mental image of a behind-the-scenes “radio guy.”

Radio first brought Buxser to Hilton Head Island, but his personal life brought him back.