• Outside Brands and the Coastal Discovery Museum have sponsored an osprey nest as part of the Opsrey Watch program. The osprey nest is located on the museum grounds with a virtual livestream to give people the unique opportunity to watch the ospreys, Ricky and Lucy, await the first egg to hatch.


  • 3 Bluffton High School students - Emily Henderson,  Aubrey Rasel, and Ori Saar - won first place at the DECA International Competition (ICDC) in Orlando.


  • The Stoney Creek Watershed partnership of Beaufort County, the Town of Bluffton, and Beaufort Jasper Water Sewer Authority has received a South Carolina Infrastructure Investment Program grant to install a new sewer system.


  • The University of South Carolina Beaufort has been awarded $1 million from the U.S. National Science Foundation's Regional Innovation Engines program to create economic, societal and technological opportunities for Beaufort County. 


  • Hilton Head Island Fire & Rescue’s 911 Communications Center has received Agency Training Program Certification, a Project 33® Initiative, from the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International.


  • The First Tee of the Lowcountry and LPGA/USGA Girls Golf will join forces to introduce more children to the game of golf. 


  • The Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce team was meeting and greeting at the Exit 8 Visitor’s Center in May to celebrate the end of National Travel & Tourism Week.
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  • The Hilton Head Hospital Auxiliary donated $20,000 to University of South Carolina Beaufort to support nursing scholarships.


  • J Banks Design was named a Rising Giant and Hospitality Giant for 2023 by Interior Design Magazine.


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