Hilton Head Island Magazine and News

QUIRK OF ‘DONUT HOLES’ POSE CHALLENGES

Here’s a fun exercise if you ever feel like breaking the law in the stupidest way possible: make your way up S.C. 46 as it winds away from Old Town toward Savannah with three sticks in your hand. As you travel, place the first of the sticks across Buck Island Road. Place the second stick across Haigler Boulevard and the third across Crooked Cove Lane.

Congratulations, you are now a renegade outlaw. Kind of.

Election Information

Election Day: Nov. 3. Polls open 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Registration Deadlines: In-person, Oct. 2 by 5 p.m.; Online, fax, email, Oct. 4 by 11:59 p.m.; By mail, postmarked by Oct. 5.

LOCAL, COUNTY & STATE RACES

Local voters will help determine the outcome of a pair of races closely watched across the country on Nov. 3, as Sen. Lindsey Graham pushes to stave off Jaime Harrison. Congressman Joe Cunningham, who in 2018 became the first Democrat since 1981 to represent the 1st Congressional District, is trying to hold on to the seat in a contest with State Rep. Nancy Mace. Voters will also have a long list of state and local races to determine.

CLASSIC CAR OWNERS ARE AMBASSADORS FOR BELOVED HOBBY

Automobiles are the backbone of life in the United States. Outside of a few large cities, they are needed for our everyday lives. For some they are a utility, just transportation. But others become attached in an emotional way, they become enthusiasts.

Their cars are a part of their lives. They treat them like family. They join clubs of like-minded people. But some further evolve.

There are car guys, then there are car guys.

And then there is O.C. Welch.

Welch, who turns 65 in October, is moving full-speed into a fifth decade of dealing with cars, from teenage years in his father’s auto detailing shop to decades as a true-blue Ford dealer.

ChurchHILTON HEAD CHURCH LIVE STREAMS, HOLDS INDOOR, OUTDOOR SERVICES

Since its founding in 1986, Providence Presbyterian Church’s mission has been to “cause God joy.” 

The Rev. Dr. William Ward, a fourth-generation Presbyterian minister for the past 27 years, said his church has caused God great joy throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.  

JOCK MILLER

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For 50 years, Knickers has set the standard for fashion on Hilton Head Island. From its iconic Harbour Town storefront, it has outfitted generations of locals and visitors in an ever-evolving wardrobe of styles. And since 1981, Jock Miller has been at the vanguard of that evolution.

 

KEN FAGUT

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There’s something new and different on Hilton Head Island. A town that already set a standard as a bicycle friendly community is now the launchpad for a brilliant new concept in cycling that’s taking the hospitality world by storm. It’s called Avocado Bikes, and it’s the brainchild of island local Ken Fagut, and his incredible partners.

CHRISTIAN DAVIS

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For State Farm agent Christian Davis, the road to Bluffton and to his own agency began up the road in Greenville, with a solid foundation of hard work and dedication.

No one was more surprised than Bill Robertson himself when he discovered a passion for tracking and killing bugs and unwanted pests.

But the more he thought about it, the more it made sense. After all, according to Robertson, his Marine training — “crawling on my belly” — had prepared him to eliminate an enemy.

That was 1989. 

Everyone has heard of a trademark, but not everyone knows what it is. Fewer understand the importance and value of trademarks and why they are essential to nearly every business.

The most common trademarks consist of a single word (Fishcamp®), a group of words (Outside Hilton Head ™™ )) or a slogan (Docking Made Easy®) that identify a business.  However, trademarks may also include the shape of a product or a product’s unique packaging design, a sound, a scent and a color.

BLUFFTON WOMAN’S BATTLE WITH BREAST CANCER INSPIRES BURGEONING BUSINESS

Angie Evangelista was in a dark place in early 2019. She was recovering from surgery and going through chemotherapy after being diagnosed with breast cancer just before Christmas.

The surgery removed a piece of her physical being, but it took a greater toll on her emotional well-being.

INSPIRING AND BEAUTIFUL SPACES AT HOME

These days, we’re spending more time at home with work and play. If you find your home space lacking, local interior design groups have tips to refresh your environment and make it more efficient.

In a home office, the first thing to do is declutter. It’s OK to let things go. Kelly Caron Designs suggests removing faux greenery and random objects that can be itemized as clutter if you have built-ins.

If you live in the Lowcountry year-round, chances are your friends who live elsewhere are jealous. This area’s beautiful beaches, world-class resorts and wide selection of restaurants, shopping and activities make Hilton Head Island, Daufuskie Island and Bluffton top vacation destinations, and a great place to call home. 

COLLINS GROUP REALTY DONATES $9,000 TO LOVABLEPAWS

When a local charitable organization receives an unsolicited $9,000 donation from a local company, it’s a big deal.

That big deal happened Aug. 18 when Chip Collins, owner and broker-in-charge of Collins Group Realty, presented the check to Lovable Paws Rescue in Hardeeville, a 501(c)(3) status organization since 2015.

DANCE INSTRUCTION HELPS COUPLES FIND THEIR RHYTHM

It’s becoming more popular to have your wedding dance professionally choregraphed. Some brides and grooms are even building their wedding themes around the dance. People are also willing to spend more time preparing for this special moment, which gives them more “together” time to get know each other in a different way.

And it’s not just the bride and groom who want to make sure they don’t hit the dance floor with two left feet: The rest of the family wants to put their best foot forward, too. A family dance is becoming a growing trend at weddings — it seems almost like a formal presentation of the family.

WEDDING INDUSTRY SPECIALISTS ENJOY THEIR DAY OF BLISS

After all those years of just missing each other — of being just a few minutes too early or too late — they finally met.

Michel Berda, an accomplished wedding photographer who has captured the joy of more than 500 weddings, and Linzie Davis, a wedding hair and makeup artist, had fleetingly crossed paths through the years at numerous events in Charleston and throughout the Lowcountry, but they’d never connected. Never had a chat.

HIGH SCHOOL SWEETHEARTS SAVOR THEIR DREAM WEDDING

In high school, Abby Hicks greeted Parris Winstead as she was walking down the hall to class. Little did she know the impression she made in that moment. Parris was instantly in love.

“I knew I was going to marry her from the moment I saw her,” he said.