Latest Island Stories

2008-06-20 06:00:15

By Tim Donnelly, The Island Packet, Hilton Head Island, S.C. Jun. 20--Recipe for the next 10 years of Hilton Head Island: Take 2 cups of the distinctive island brand, mix with a heaping helping of new environmental initiatives and cook over the flame of Charles Fraser's legacy. Garnish with some new coats of paint on aging buildings, upscale shopping and entertainment options and serve with a view of pristine beaches. The formula isn't perfected yet, but it's one that top Hilton Head...

2008-06-16 06:00:28

By The Island Packet, Hilton Head Island, S.C. Jun. 16--20 YEARS AGO --A shark bite that sent a Missouri man to Hilton Head Hospital for leg surgery was only the third such incident reported in the ocean off Hilton Head Island in 15 years. Mark Dotter, 37, said a shark about 6-feet long with a 14-inch fin bit him once, "held on a few seconds, then let go," as he sat in waist-deep water with his daughters, 9 and 11. He was reported in stable condition following surgery to mend...

2008-02-20 03:00:33

By Lamont, Eric E Stalter, Richard LAMONT, E. E. (Honorary Research Associate, Institute of Systematic Botany, The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx. NY 10458) AND R. STALTER (Department of Biological Sciences, St. John's University, Jamaica, NY 11439). Orchids of Atlantic coast barrier islands from North Carolina to New York. J. Torrey Bot. Soc. 134: 540-551. 2007.-During the past 25 years, we have documented the occurrence of 17 orchid species from Atlantic coast barrier islands from North...

2007-08-03 12:20:00

Health officials in South Carolina say they have received thousands of reports of jellyfish stings in the past week from the Hilton Head Island area south of Charleston. The Island Packet newspaper of Hilton Head Island said more than 3,000 beachgoers were stung by jellyfish in that area during the last week. A check with officials at a few other Carolinas beach locations this morning indicated the jellyfish problem seems to be centered near Hilton Head. Most of the Hilton Head-area stings...

2006-12-17 09:00:09

By Omhovre, Claire The fact is that the beginning always begins in-between, intermezzo. GILLES DELEUZE AND FLIX GUATTARI, A THOUSAND PLATEAUS. Central to Alistair MacLeod's Island is the return to the original island or Highlands, phonetic closeness somehow reducing the geographical distance between the two referents. The motif is particularly prominent in four of the collection's sixteen short stories: "The Return" (1971), "The Closing Down of Summer" (1976), "As Birds Bring Forth the...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'