6 best spots to see fireworks from Hilton Head to Beaufort (plus bonus display in Bluffton!)

The Island Packet
By Mandy Matney
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Here in the Lowcountry, we take Independence Day seriously.

There are a ton of events this Wednesday to celebrate America in all the right ways around Beaufort County.

But when it comes to the fireworks displays, you’ll want to strategically position yourself for an optimal viewing situation where you’ll see several displays light up the sky in different directions.

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Dreading tourist traffic this summer? Hilton Head is getting a trolley service to help

The Island Packet
By Alex Kincaid
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In an effort to cut down on heavy tourist traffic on Hilton Head’s south end, a trolley service will begin running from mid-island to the Coligny area this summer.

Although a firm date has not yet been set, mid-July is the anticipated start of the service, which will run from Shelter Cove to Coligny Beach, a draft route shows.

“Recognizing the need to reduce the number of cars on the road, especially during tourist season, Town Council agreed to partner with Palmetto Breeze to fund an urban service,” said Anne Cyran, senior planner for the town. “The immediate vision is going to be a trolley that runs during tourist season through the main commercial areas on the island.”

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This popular Hilton Head summer spot is getting a $325,000 facelift

The Island Packet
By Alex Kincaid
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The Shelter Cove Pavilion, most notably known for featuring entertainer Shannon Tanner each summer during HarbourFest, is getting a facelift.

Denise Dominguez, community manager for Shelter Cove, said Tuesday construction started about a month ago on the 25-year-old pavilion. It is expected to be completed May 1.

“We really wanted it to be done before (RBC) Heritage,” Dominguez said. “But that’s a bit of a time crunch.”

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Hilton Head may be getting trolleys. This is what we know

The Island Packet
By Delayna Earley
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Trolleys may be coming to Hilton Head Island!

The Town of Hilton Head Island has been working with Palmetto Breeze to see if they can get a trolley system to run from Coligny Beach Park to Shelter Cove Towne Center, according to Charlie Cousins, community development director with the town.

Cousins said that Palmetto Breeze received a federal grant to purchase shuttles to be used for this service and the town provided them with money to get the grant.


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Murder, blackmail, deceit: An arresting evening brimming with discovery, punishment and retribution

The Island Packet
By Nancy K. Wellard
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“Dial M for Murder,” which opened Friday night at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, is a mystery thriller in its finest form. The powerful play, written by Frederick Knott in 1952, is simply top-notch, compelling and a serious must-see.

To say that the original production of “Dial M for Murder” in 1952 was an enormous success would be a triumph of understatement. The play was enthusiastically received all of those years ago and has continued in production around the world for more than six decades.


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Hilton Head -Bluffton Restaurant Week: Menus, deals and what you need to know

The Island Packet
By Mandy Matney and Ashley Jean Reese
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Hungry on Hilton Head? Don't worry, Chamber Restaurant Week is right around the corner.

The 10th annual Hilton Head- Bluffton Chamber Restaurant Week Feb. 3-10.

Here are the menus, locations, and info you need to know before going to the Hilton Head and Bluffton participating restaurants.

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