A GOOD BOOK CAN BE ENLIGHTENING, ENTERTAINING AND THOUGHTPROVOKING, AND A BOOK BY A LOCAL AUTHOR OR ONE THAT HIGHLIGHTS THE LOWCOUNTRY IS EVEN BETTER. HERE ARE TITLES WORTH READING.
Hilton Head Living
Juan Singleton has worked for the city of Hardeeville since 2009. The city’s communications director, with more than 25 years of radio and television broadcast experience, answers questions about his longtime experience and how the position has evolved. The responses have been edited for length and clarity.
Harry Williams has been mayor of the City of Hardeeville since 2016. He is chairman of the Southern Low Country advisory board. He answers questions from Monthly about new city projects and preserving Hardeeville’s history. The responses have been edited for length and clarity.
Old Town is New Again
Bluffton historic district teeming with history
By Dean Rowland
Newcomers to Bluffton as tourists or residents might think that Old Town hasn’t changed much since it was incorporated in 1852.
It looks old because it is old. Its charm has not changed, but it has changed.
The Old Town Bluffton Historic District — stretching west from Burnt Church Road to Verdier Cove Road along the May River Road and the river — was granted National Register Historic District status in 1996.
Lisa Sulka was elected mayor of the Town of Bluffton in 2008. Sulka answers questions from Monthly about mobile town halls and upcoming projects.
ENJOY THE WONDER OF ALL THAT OUR AREA OFFERS
The Lowcountry is teeming with natural beauty, adventures, history, shopping and fantastic weather. A relaxed pace offers peace of mind and a wonder of possibilities. Hilton Head, Bluffton, fast-growing Hardeeville and Daufuskie Island represent thriving communities that offer award-winning beaches, dinning and accommodations. Why the Lowcountry? Why not? Our area offers almost everything and continues to treat us with new wonders.
Argent Lumber Company made a mark on the city
By Hilton Head Monthly
Hardeeville continues to be one of the fastest-growing cities in the Lowcountry as its population estimate enjoyed a 14.3 percent increase from 2020 to 2021, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
Carolyn Grant has been communicators for the town of Hilton Head Island for five years. Grant is also the co-Author of Gullah Days: Hilton Head Islanders Before the Bridge, 1861-1956. She answers questions from Monthly about changes in the town and her favorite books.
A WORD WITH JOHN MCCANN: John McCann has been mayor of the Town of Hilton Head since 2018. He has decided to not seek another term in the upcoming election. McCann answers questions from Monthly about the Mid-Island Park project and expectations for his favorite baseball team. The responses have been edited for length and clarity.