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When we spoke in mid-April, with opening day of Lowcountry Fresh Market and Café looming at some point in May, owners Andy and Cindy Rolfe were miles apart, but were as close as ever. 

With buzzsaws and hammers very audible on the conference call, Andy was holding down the fort on the active construction site that would (cross fingers) be fully operational within a month. On the other line, Cindy was driving back from Georgia where she’d just wrapped up a meeting with a hog farmer. 

KAPPA DELTA BEACH WALK RAISES MONEY FOR CAPA 

The Low Country Kappa Delta Alumnae chapter raised nearly $1,600 for the Child Abuse Prevention Association of Beaufort (CAPA). Thirty KDs, their friends and families walked together on Hilton Head’s Coligny Beach. More than 50 individuals, families and teams also walked “virtually” or in their own neighborhoods. The fundraiser also raised nearly $400 for National Kappa Delta’s Shamrock Project in support of Prevent Child Abuse America. To date, Kappa Deltas have donated more than $26 million to prevent child abuse in this country. 

BRIDGE AT CALHOUN PROJECT AIMS TO EMPOWER ENTREPRENEURS

When Matt Cunningham left the corporate world, he was determined to do something different — and make a difference. 

By this time next year, he intends to deliver on that goal. 

Cunningham is the developer behind the Bridge at Calhoun, a decidedly different project taking shape at the corner of Calhoun and Bridge streets in Old Town Bluffton. 

The Lowcountry is home to title-winning teams. Hilton Head Christian Academy recently won SCISA Class AA state boys golf and girls soccer titles. The golf team defeated Palmetto Christian on the Hackler Golf Course in Conway. The girls soccer team defeated Christian Academy 3-0 at Heathwood Hall in Columbia. HHCA golfer Max Green also won an individual title. He shot a 36-hole total of 4-under 140.

The Hilton Head Island ordinance requiring people to wear a face covering inside commercial buildings to limit the spread of COVID-19 expired after Town Council voted not to extend it. Town Council encouraged the public to continue taking preventative measures to minimize the spread of the coronavirus. The ordinance was set to end May 16 but ended immediately May 12 after Gov. Henry McMaster’s order restricting local mask mandates. 

Stephen SteeseStephen Steese was picked by Bluffton Town Council as the town’s new manager. In late April, Council unanimously selected Steese, who is the Easley city administrator. 

A news release said council held an “an all-day executive session” in which council members planned to interview four final candidates. The town planned to release the names of the final three candidates but decided to select Steese at the end of executive session. 

DR RAYMOND COXIn grade school, I used to enjoy reading the dictionary (weird kid, right?). My sixth-grade teacher challenged the class to find the longest word in the dictionary. 

I won by finding a 46-letter word. This exercise helped me begin to understand the power of words and why it is important to attempt precision in word choices. 

An early-morning crash on May 1 in the Lowcountry killed three people. A pickup and a sedan crashed on the westbound Hilton Head bridges, sending the truck into the water, according to the Associated Press. Three Jasper County residents, Tyler Cameron Carroll, 23, of Ridgeland; Jonathan Green, 27, of Hardeeville; and Jordan Amari Johnson, 21, of Ridgeland died at the scene. The crash happened at 2:15 a.m. 

HILTON HEAD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY BOYS GOLF TEAMDustin Johnson is set to compete at the Palmetto Championship at Congaree Golf Club in Ridgeland, June 10-13. He is a 24-time PGA Tour winner. The event is expected to draw a field of 156 golfers. Standouts Tyrrell Hatton and Matt Fitzpatrick are also set to contend for the title. Congaree Golf Club was voted Golf Digest’s Best New Private Course in 2018.