Between 70 and 100 parking spaces are set to be added on Dr. Mellichamp Drive, along the M.C. Riley Sports Complex and the Calhoun Street Promenade in Old Town Bluffton.
Hilton Head News
It’s amazing how one simple phrase can have such a dramatically different impact on you as you age.
When you’re a kid, the arrival of summer means it’s time to dump all the random quizzes, notes and discarded M.A.S.H. games that line the bottom of your backpack, bid the schoolyard “goodbye” (because you’ve already forgotten everything they taught you in French class, including the word “adieu”), and embrace three months of luxuriating and living life at your own pace.
Bluffton golfer Richy Werenski defeated Savannah golfer Justin Martinson 2&1 in the championship match on the finale of Big Break The Palm Beaches, the 23rd season of Golf Channel’s reality competition franchise.
The Island Packet recently reported that Sam's Club is looking at a site in Bluffton to put one of its warehouse clubs. The location of the possible membership-only retail store is unknown but the Bluffton Gateway shopping center being constructed on U.S. 278 and S.C. 46 seems logical. Like other warehouse clubs, Sam's Club sells most of its merchandise in bulk and directly off pallets.
The Hilton Head Island- Bluffton Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class recently announced its 2015 class project, “Follow the Fiddlers,” which will enhance the streetscape in Old Town Bluffton through a series of artistic installations. “Follow the Fiddlers” will include a series of 10 bronze fiddler crab sculptures, hand-crafted by commissioned artist Susie Chisholm.
Bluffton resident and U.S. Navy SEAL Carlos Moleda will be featured in the pilot episode of "Wheels for Warriors," a TV show that helps veterans restore and repair their cars.
Bluffton's Bryson Nimmer and Mexico's Ana Paula Valdes were crowned champions of the 2015 Sea Pines Junior Heritage on Feb. 8 on Hilton Head Island. The prestigious two-day junior tournament was played at Harbour Town Golf Links and Heron Point golf courses in Sea Pines.
Bluffton Police Department representatives are offering the station’s front door, lobby and parking lot as safe places to meet if you are making a business transaction that originated on the Internet.
Bluffton contractor Jeff Ballard and his wife, Joye, are passionate about bringing hope to the lives of young children in need.
The Ballards have spent the past 10 years working to improve the lives of orphans in Russia’s Far East region, where government orphanages have a reputation for being stark and joyless.
Many people that visit picturesque Daufuskie Island do so to get away from the stress of daily life. That’s why many island residents were surprised to see their island with no bridge listed among the nation’s “most stressed out” ZIP codes.
Brown Golf Management acquired its fifth Bluffton golf course recently, adding Rose Hill Golf Club to its portfolio.
US Airways magazine featured a 54-page spread of Hilton Head Island and Bluffton in the December issue of its in-flight publication. The cover of the magazine featured the familiar image of the lighthouse at Harbor Town, the 18th fairway of Harbor Town Golf Links and Calibogue Sound.
Maxine Jones, one of the original members of the popular female R&B group En Vogue, is filming a large part of a docu-series about her returning to the spotlight in Bluffton.
American Idol. The Voice. America’s Got Talent. These popular future star discovery shows need to move over.
Bluffton has its own stage for promising recording artists of the future at the Boys & Girls Club of Bluffton, which recently unveiled its new hi-tech recording studio.
The studio features two sections, one a large green and orange room loaded with Apple Macs and a keyboard synthesizer. The adjacent room, about 5-by-8 feet, is fully soundproofed and features overhead microphones and equipment for professionalquality vocal recordings.
Southern Barrel Brewing Co. recently broke ground in Buckwalter Place, where it is building its 12,500-squarefoot flagship headquarters. This is Bluffton’s first microbrewery. The state-of-the-art facility will feature a 10,000-square-foot production facility, a 2,500-square-foot tavern serving food and an outdoor beer garden.
The facility is slated to open in February 2015, with beer production starting before the facility opens to the public. Southern Barrel will begin crafting eight separate types of beer including lager, amber, IPA, stout and wheat beers. Once the facility is up and running, some of those beers will be aged in barrels formerly used to house bourbon, rum, tequila and wine.