A PRIMER ON A FEW TERMS Y’ALL NEED TO KNOW

We’re no linguists, but you could definitely make a case that there are two kinds of American English: the highly descriptive yet ultimately boring Yankee variety, and the infinitely creative and boundlessly colorful Southern strain. Our corner of the South has been kind enough to welcome its share of Yankee-speaking Northerners, so as a public service we present the following basics of Southern slang:

HELP RARE AND COMMON SPECIES RECOVER WITH THESE SIMPLE STEPS

Can you imagine what life would be like without seeing birds soaring overhead, or hearing them sing as we awaken or set off for a walk on a beautiful summer day?

If something isn’t done to reverse a worrying trend, this scenario is not far-fetched.

WEDDING BLENDS COUPLE’S HERITAGES WITH THEIR LOVE OF THE SEA

Hunter Anderson and Meena Rao aren’t from Hilton Head Island, but their wedding at The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa reflected their love of the sea. The beach has always been an important part of their relationship, and as they began to plan their big day, Meena knew she wanted the ocean to play a part. So they settled on Hilton Head as the perfect place for their family and friends to gather and celebrate.

BEHIND EVERY TEEN DRIVER IS AN ANXIOUS PARENT

Hearts pounding, our eyes anxiously scanning the surroundings for danger, our fingers gripping the seat beneath us. One foot hovers in mid-air, poised to slam against a non-existent brake pedal.

A nightmare? A scene from the latest horror movie? No, just another exciting episode in the ongoing saga we call parenting — teaching our teens to drive. 

Whether you're looking to buy for your significant other or your best friend, we've pulled together the best gift ideas.

Thomas CBarnwellNEW BOOK PROVIDES THE DEFINITIVE GULLAH HISTORY OF HILTON HEAD ISLAND

The brochures may tell you that the story of Hilton Head Island was written in greens and fairways, but make no mistake: the true story of this island is the story of its people. 

ST. ANDREW-BY-THE-SEA MINISTERS TO THE LOWCOUNTRY

At the heart of the mission of St. Andrew By-The-Sea United Methodist Church is the idea that love should be demonstrated by ministering to others. The church believes that all members are “ministers” and should find ways to serve in the community. 

LOWCOUNTRY FAMILIES HAVE MANY FIRST CLASS OPTIONS FOR THEIR CHILDREN'S EDUCATION. EXPERIENCED ADMINISTRATORS, PASSIONATE TEACHERS AND MOTIVATED PEERS MAKE THE DIFFERENCE FOR STUDENTS. IN THIS SECTION WE CELEBRATE HIGH QUALITY CENTERS OF LEARNING IN BLUFFTON AND ON HILTON HEAD ISLAND. 

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN WELCOMES NEW PASTOR

On Nov. 10, First Presbyterian Church on Hilton Head Island celebrated its 62nd anniversary by welcoming a new minister, the Rev. Dr. Will Robinson. 

Robinson moved to the Lowcountry from Salem, Virginia, where he served as pastor and head of staff at Salem Presbyterian Church for 10 years. Prior to that, Robinson was an associate pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 

AN ACCOUNTABILITY PARTNER CAN HELP YOU REACH YOUR GOALS

How often have you set a goal but never quite got around to doing anything to achieve it? Or maybe you’ve found yourself making progress, but then something got in the way and you got off track.