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Sea Pines property owners worried they could be taxed to dredge creeks and marinas inside the gated community need worry no longer, according to local legislators.
Organizers of the 32nd annual Hilton Head Island Celebrity Golf Tournament (Aug. 31 to Sept. 2) released the following list of celebrities who have committed to playing in the charity event, including popular host of the Golf Channel's "Morning Drive," Holly Sonders.
Additional noteworthy celebrities who have committed to date include:
Ken Anderson - Quarterback/coach, Cincinnati Bengals/Pittsburgh Steelers
Josh & Zach Carter - Kingston, country music stars
Marc Collins - two-time Super Bowl champion, Seattle Seahawks/New York Giants
The Town of Hilton Head Island will begin construction Tuesday on a pathway along the east side of Dunnagans Alley, from Arrow Road to Palmetto Bay Road, and along the north side of Palmetto Bay Road, from Dunnagans Alley to Target Road.
Construction is expected to last 60 days. Adjacent roads will remain open to traffic, however, temporary lane, shoulder and driveway closures might be required, according to the town.
Traffic will be controlled through the work zone with signs, flaggers and other devices.
Motorists are asked to use caution when traveling through the area.
Hargray announced Thursday the completion of a nearly $1 million construction project installing fiber optic cable from Hilton Head to Daufuskie Island.
The locally-based telecommunications company began construction late in 2011. Previously, Daufuskie Island was served with wireless microwave communications equipment, limiting reliability and the amount of bandwidth and capacity available, according to the company.
Hilton Head Island Mayor Drew Laughlin recognized four residents at his quarterly “Citizens of the Month” dinner Monday at Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks
The Islanders honored are:
As of Wednesday, the S.C. Department of Transportation increased the speed limit on the Charles E. Fraser toll bridge and Palmetto Bay Road.
The new limit is 45 mph from the northern end of the toll bridge to just north of the signal at Target Road, near the Smokehouse restaurant.
New speed limit signs have been posted in both directions along the roadway. The revision is in response to a recommendation given to the DOT by the Town of Hilton Head Island in January.
RECAP: Island moves to streamline placement of new cell towers; council changes mind on commercial zoning
Hilton Head panel endorses changes to ease cell tower placement
By TOM BARTON
More cell towers could pop up in Hilton Head Island communities under a proposal endorsed by a town panel Wednesday. In an attempt to address poor coverage in some areas, planning commissioners unanimously recommended Town Council allow ...