Special Reports

Hurricane

Close calls and regrets: Those who didn't evacuate for Matthew tell us about their night

When Hurricane Matthew passed just 5 miles off the coast of Hilton Head Island in the early hours of Oct. 8, an untold number of Beaufort County residents — those who ignored Gov. Nikki Haley’s order to evacuate days earlier— experienced the storm from inside their homes, from nearby shelters, from their boats, from their cars and, in at least one case, from under the overhang of a small-town gas station.

Golf

The best 18 holes of golf on Hilton Head Island

We asked our readers to pick the best 18-hole, par 72 golf course imaginable on Hilton Head Island. Local golf pros submitted their courses' favorite holes and we opened up their list to public voting. More than 6,000 votes later, we had our dream 18.

Special Reports

Hilton Head is growing older fast: How it helps, what it costs

About this series: From 2000 to 2014, the Town of Hilton Head Island aged at almost three times the national rate, according to census data released in December. Today about a third of residents are older than 65 — up from 24 percent in 2000. Is this necessarily a bad thing? We take a look at why we should embrace this trend, and why we should worry.

Videos

At Hilton Head National forum, residents go one-on-one with developer's architect

Following Wednesday night's public forum to discuss the proposed redevelopment of Hilton Head National Golf Club, local residents approached the architect for the property's owner, Michael Kronimus, who also lives in Bluffton, to get some clarity on how the mixed-use development will affect them. For one, Kronimus promised no issues with noise, and no big box retailers within.
Josh Mitelman Staff video
At Hilton Head National forum, residents go one-on-one with developer's architect 1:16

At Hilton Head National forum, residents go one-on-one with developer's architect

Near tears, Mayor Bennett asks what Native Islanders have been saying for years 0:43

Near tears, Mayor Bennett asks what Native Islanders have been saying for years

How to protect yourself against gas pump skimmers 1:29

How to protect yourself against gas pump skimmers

How Rest Park Farm saved its strawberry patch 1:01

How Rest Park Farm saved its strawberry patch