It’s a little-known fact that Hilton Head Island is home to two of the three locked harbors on the East Coast of the United States.

Most visitors to the island have heard of a lock or canal system, like the Panama Canal, but aren’t sure how the systems work or what they are.

A lock system is a combination of gates and a chamber that allows a vessel to go from one water system at one level to another system a different level.

Hilton Head Island has garnered top accolades from TripAdvisor and Forbes magazine, which have named it as one of the top U.S. islands and locations for travel. TripAdvisor, the largest online travel community in the world with 45 million unique visitors monthly, named Hilton Head Island No. 5 on its list of the Top 10 Islands in the U.S. in its 2015 inaugural Traveler's Choice awards.

Plantation Golf Club is flying high after being named “New Clubhouse of the Year” by Golf Inc. magazine. The 23,000-square-foot facility serves two Sea Pines golf courses — Heron Point by Pete Dye and the Ocean Course.

With $30 million in college scholarships and acceptance letters from more than 100 colleges and universities, the graduates of Beaufort County School District are ready to pursue higher education.

The Mitchelville Preservation Project is working to preserve Hilton Head Island’s place in American history. The Mitchelville settlement was founded in 1862 and was one of the first self-governed communities for former slaves.

The Lowcoutnry Broadband Plan paves the way for Hargray to provide gigabit speeds to residential areas, businesses and the public via Wi-Fi to common areas and participating resorts. The fiber optic-based technology will provide Internet speeds 100 times faster than the national average.

The tax season came and went, and left some of us asking ourselves, “How did I pay so much?” Everyone feels a tax burden of some kind, but its weight can vary across different states and counties.

Beaufort County and the Hilton Head Humane Association have partnered to build the ultimate animal shelter for $5 million along S.C. 170 in the Okatie area. Still keeping the Humane Association’s island location open, this facility will replace the quickly deteriorating shelter outside Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort.

Hilton Head Island Mayor David Bennett has a new proposal for planned apartments along Broad Creek at Shelter Cove Towne Centre. Instead of one large apartment complex, Bennett wants to split the development into two smaller four-story buildings on either side of Veterans Memorial Park.


“It was a long journey, but it’s a journey that’s going to have a great positive result for our community,” says Hilton Head Island Recreation Association executive director Frank Soule.

Shelter Cove Towne Center is now offering a free shuttle service to take shoppers around the center. The 8-person golf cart will be available from 3 to 11 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 2 to 8 p.m. on Sundays. If you are at the Shelter Cove Towne Centre and would like a lift, call 843-505-6635.

Two of Hilton Head Island's favorite pastimes are teaming up at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort.

Visitors no longer have to choose between going for a bike ride or squeezing in a round of golf while vacationing at Palmetto Dunes thanks to the newest way to get around the resort's three golf courses.

Mike Gerrity came to Hilton Head Island five years ago to escape the bottleneck traffic and road rage he’d felt for years commuting into Atlanta from the suburbs.

Yet the work-from-home designer felt that same kind of rage last summer when he’d leave his North End apartment in hopes of a lunchtime break at Coligny Beach.


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