At one time or another almost everyone who lives on Hilton Head Island has gotten a little upset that so many things east of Interstate 95, as well as an airport in Savannah, have adopted the name of "Hilton Head."
To those who live on the island and to much of the world, Hilton Head brings to mind a sanctuary where nature has been wonderfully preserved, a special place where families come to vacation and reconnect and a PGA tournament that the players love.
So what's wrong with a casino in Jasper County? What will it be called -- "Jasper by the Sea?" There's no doubt in my mind that Hilton Head will be part of the name. After all, it'll be in Hilton Head Lakes. The problem is that all the sleazy Las Vegas images will rub off on how the world sees us.
I can hear it now: "What happens in Hilton Head stays in Hilton Head"
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