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2014-06-26 23:06:35

Local Vacation Rental Company chosen as the best for the 5th consecutive year. This year, they were also named the Best Property Management Company on Hilton Head Island, SC. Hilton Head Island, SC (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 Beach Properties of Hilton Head is proud to announce that they have been voted the #1 Vacation Rental Company on Hilton Head Island by readers of the Island Packet for the 5th year in a row. This year, they were also voted the #1 Property Management Company on Hilton...

2014-04-04 23:41:12

Beach Properties Adds an Additional Vacation Planner to their staff. Hilton Head Island, S.C. (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 Beach Properties of Hilton Head recently announced the addition of Jaclyn Duren to their staff of experienced and knowledgeable Vacation Planners. Jaclyn joins the Beach Properties team as a Vacation Planner with over 5 years’ experience in the hospitality industry. Having lived on the Island her entire life, she has a broad knowledge of Hilton Head and is able to...

2013-05-17 23:17:06

Searching for a Hilton Head Vacation Rental has just gotten easier. Hilton Head Island, SC (PRWEB) May 17, 2013 Beach Properties, voted the #1 Vacation Rental Company on Hilton Head, announces the launch of their new mobile website. Now those potential guests looking to find a Hilton Head Vacation Rental while on their cell phone will be able to search the company´s inventory with ease. This mobile website (http://www.beach-property.com/m) also includes a “What´s...

2008-08-07 06:00:20

By Liz Mitchell, The Island Packet, Hilton Head Island, S.C. Aug. 7--As teachers return to their classrooms this month to face a new batch of students, they'll also be presented with new laptop computers to keep them plugged in at school and at home. Year-round teachers, who began classes last week, were the first to use the new laptops the Beaufort County School District bought this year for 1,517 teachers. The HP Compaq computers cost a total of $2.26 million, including software,...

2008-08-06 09:00:30

By Tim Donnelly, The Island Packet, Hilton Head Island, S.C. Aug. 6--Hilton Head Island's Town Council on Tuesday officially nixed a commercial building from plans to overhaul the parking lot at the island's busiest beach spot. When it first drafted the plan in 2006, the town wanted to include a snack stand, store or other commercial use as part of the major renovations of the Coligny district. The idea was to provide beachgoers a place to grab a snack or suntan lotion before hitting the...

2008-08-03 06:00:14

By Michael Welles Shapiro, The Island Packet, Hilton Head Island, S.C. Aug. 3--The builder of a pagoda-shaped restaurant visible from the bridges to Hilton Head Island was granted permission to build a dock that extends 350 feet into Mackays Creek by Beaufort County's zoning board. The decision comes as construction continues on the building, which has a new sign that reads Sea Trawler Restaurant. The owner, Wilbert Roller Jr., had signaled at an April zoning board meeting that he...

2008-08-02 00:00:14

By The Island Packet, Hilton Head Island, S.C. Aug. 2--Hilton Head Island was the in the enviable position this week of sitting back and watching officials up the coast scramble to defend water quality off their beaches. Hilton Head did well in an annual report by the Natural Resources Defense Council, but the report had state and Horry and Georgetown county officials parsing the data used. The council reported that eight of South Carolina's 10 most contaminated beaches are along the...

2008-08-01 06:00:28

By Justin Paprocki, The Island Packet, Hilton Head Island, S.C. Aug. 1--A. Whitney Brown promises he'll do nonpartisan political humor this week at the Hilton Head Comedy Club. This comes from the self-proclaimed "100 percent Democrat," the child of a union household in Michigan, the man who wrote for liberal-bastion Air America. "You might laugh when I say I'm doing nonpartisan political humor," he said. "But that's my goal." "The job of the comedian is to make people laugh. My goal...

2008-08-01 06:00:22

By Michael Welles Shapiro, The Island Packet, Hilton Head Island, S.C. Aug. 1--Beaufort County may end Sunday hours at its 12 trash and recycling drop-off centers, a move not expected to be popular with many residents. Currently, local facilities are open 12 hours a day, seven days a week. Six days a week, the county hauls its waste to Hickory Hill, a Ridgeland landfill. That facility is now closed Sundays. That means the county pays Republic Waste, a private hauler, to carry the...

2008-07-31 06:00:42

By Tim Donnelly, The Island Packet, Hilton Head Island, S.C. Jul. 31--The debate over the Hilton Head Island Airport didn't need stoking, but it just got hotter. With the news Tuesday that Delta Air Lines is pulling out of the airport until at least next spring, discussions over several key topics will take on a new tone as officials gather today for another meeting to hash out lingering issues. Several Aviation Advisory Board members and airport supporters in the general public have...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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