• Does Mandatory Evacuation mean you have to leave?

    No, but it does mean you should seriously consider it. The declaration of Mandatory Evacuation (which actually doesn’t appear in South Carolina law) will start the evacuation of retirement home residents, the closing of schools and government offices, and a host of other things.  It may even cause a Sherriff to encourage you to leave.  But because there are no penalties in the law for those that decide to stay, it is ultimately up to you. Some things to consider: It may be difficult to get back into a mandatory evacuation zone if you leave because of road closures Many grocery stores and gas stations will probably close Most restaurants…

  • September 2019 Around Hilton Head

    Never let it be said that there is nothing to do on Hilton Head!  If you are looking for something other than the beach and fantastic dining, here are some ideas: THROUGH SEPT. 8 Beaufort Restaurant Week: Participating restaurants in Beaufort, Port Royal and the Sea Islands will offer special priced menus in celebration of restaurant week. Discover new dining hot spots or re-visit a few of your favorites. www.beaufortsc.org. THROUGH SEPT. 13 Nikon Small World Competition: The Coastal Discovery Museum will host the 44th annual Nikon Small World Competition. Stop by the exhibit to see how the winners of the competition unveil the microscopic beauty hidden from the naked eye. Free. 9…

  • August 2019 Around Hilton Head

    THROUGH AUG. 4 “Legally Blonde: The Musical”: A fun and award-winning musical based on the movie “Legally Blonde” traces the challenges faced by a young female lawyer. Shows are 8 p.m. through Aug. 4; tickets are $50 for adults and $37 for children ages 5-15. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-3945, ext. 206, or www.artshhi.com. THROUGH AUG. 9Tormenta FC Academy Soccer Camp: Learn the game of soccer through individual and group instruction. $125 fee for half-day camp for ages 3-14 includes shirt; $250 fee for full-day camp for ages 7-14 includes shirt and soccer ball. Half-day program is 9 a.m.-noon; full-day program is 9 a.m.-3 p.m.…

  • 2019 Already Record Year for Sea Turtles

    As we reach the end of July there is about one month left in the 2019 nest laying season (turtles will hatch until about the end of October) and the numbers are amazing.  With 443 nests as of July 29 we have already passed the annual record of 411 set in 2016.  Over the past ten years, there have been an average of 269 nests per year, with the lowest point during that time being 131 nests located in 2014: Scientists believe that Sea Turtles usually return to the same beach to nest as where they were hatched, which means we should have even higher numbers over the next decades…

  • World’s Rarest Sea Turtles Hatch on Hilton Head

    This year is shaping up to be a record year for Sea Turtles in Hilton Head (see Record Sea Turtles for 2019), but that is not the headline from Thursday, August 27.  Instead, the spotlight was on hatchlings emerging from the nest of the rarest Sea Turtle in the world, the Kemp Ridley turtle.  The subhead would be that these baby turtles also came from the first nest identified on Hilton Head this season almost 60 days ago. After a few days, the Turtle Patrol will wait a few more days and then go and see how many eggs didn’t hatch.  From there they will be able to determine how…