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Crunch time: final boat at Palmetto Bay prepped for demo

The final boat marooned near Palmetto Bay Marina on Hilton Head Island was pulled from the water March 20, 2017. Pegasus was tentatively scheduled for demolition the next day. A crew from AshBritt Environmental, out of Deerfield Beach, Fla., which did the hauling, will also do the crunching.

Untamed Lowcountry

Alligator safety around lagoons, ponds, with 'Ali' and 'Ali 2'

Prime time for alligator activity in the Lowcountry starts in late April, and runs through early July, gator expert Joe Maffo told us March 20, 2017. The prehistoric creatures will start coming out in mid-April. Around lagoons and ponds, what do workers, visitors, and the public in general need to know to avoid becoming a victim? You already know not to ever feed them. Here's what else, with Maffo, joined by two of his buddies, Ali and Ali II.


Hauling in the trash — hundreds of pounds worth

The Outside Foundation has cleanup days three times per year, bringing in anywhere from 300 to 600 pounds of trash each time. Community members and visiting volunteers round up all of the garbage they can find and dispose of it properly.

Food & Drink

Pool Bar Jim's is back!

We caught up with beloved Lowcountry bartender Jim Lisenby, aka "Pool Bar Jim," at his new location, the Sea Crest of Hilton Head, on March 19, 2017. Lisenby gained myriad fans during his 20-plus-year run operating Pool Bar Jim's at the Marriott Grande Ocean Resort. That partnership ended last year. Lisenby has partnered with Dave Peck, owner of Lowcountry Backyard Restaurant, at the Sea Crest, located at 10 North Forest Beach Drive. Peck also has a location at 32 Palmetto Bay Road, across from The Smokehouse. As for our meeting with PBJ on Sunday, cocktails were flowing at brunch, which will be offered weekly, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch is served seven days a week, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Beaufort News

Tremendous at Twilight: Beaufort's Miller dominates at Habersham

In the annual Beaufort Twilight run on March 18, 2017, former USCB All-American marathoner Joy Miller won both the 10-mile race — at twilight — and the 5K in the afternoon. Nelson graduated from USCB in 2016. She is sponsored by Skechers and is training to become a full-time pro. We followed her throughout the 10-mile, and talked with her seconds afterward, when she was exhibiting no signs of fatigue.

Politics & Government

Soon-to-be public park in Old Town Bluffton

The Town of Bluffton and Beaufort County have partnered to buy a plot of land at 111 Calhoun Street in Old Town. The 1.3-acre parcel, purchased for $1.5 million, and split evenly between the two entities, is adjacent to the May River and across the street from Church of the Cross. Plans are to turn the land into a passive park, to provide more public access to the river. March 17, 2017.