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    Be open, consistent on design regulations

    Sometimes it's a good idea to quit looking at the vista long enough to make sure you're on the right pathway to reach it.

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    Preserving Santa Elena deserves more support

    A mere 2 percent of the site of the Santa Elena settlement, on what is today called Parris Island, has been excavated since the location of the first colonial capital was confirmed in 1979.

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    Town must work now on Coligny parking fix

    Despite the apparent need for additional parking, Hilton Head Island Town Council has nixed improvements to the dirt lot next to the Coligny Beach parking lot on Pope Avenue.

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    Public gets shut out of its judicial system

    Would you pay the mortgage on a home that you were not allowed to live in? Review a book you were banned from reading? Recommend a restaurant at which the owner locked the doors every time he saw you coming?

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    Taxpayers win with demise of land deal

        Public support — and public dollars — have disappeared for a multi-million dollar Buckwalter Place land deal. That’s a win for taxpayers whose dollars were to fund this questionable real estate deal. The proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back...

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    Spend more time policing carriage tours

    As Beaufort City Council grapples (yet again) with controversy involving horse-drawn carriage tours on its streets, city manager Scott Dadson poses a pertinent question: How much time and energy does council want city staff to spend policing carriage operations?

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    US 278 traffic study could make road safer

    A critical first step was just announced that should make U.S. 278 in Bluffton safer. The S.C. Department of Transportation, at the request of Beaufort County, will conduct a safety audit of the stretch of highway from the Beaufort-Jasper county line to Hilton Head Island.

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    Vigilance needed to keep river healthy

    More than a few residents have been squinting at their glasses of tap water following a report by a Georgia-based environmental group that called into question the health of the Savannah River, the water source for more than 150,000 people in Beaufort and Jasper counties.

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    Beaufort to miss out on economic activity

    Festivals help create a sense of community. They also offer entertainment for residents and visitors alike. And just as importantly, they provide a boost for the local economy from festival-goers buying food, drinks and other offerings from local businesses.

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    Don't back down on sales tax decision

    Some local leaders are peeved about Beaufort County Council's decision to nix a proposal that would have asked voters whether to increase the sales tax by 1 percent to raise money for 21 projects.

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