David Lauderdale

David Lauderdale

Highway ‘Waving Man’ on assignment from God

Thomas Allen Sr., 63, stands with a crutch on the side of U.S. 21 north of Beaufort, S.C., waving, smiling and pointing at morning commuters three days a week.

David Lauderdale

Family, friends worship at bride's funeral

When Stacey Evette Bond, a 41-year-old Bluffton woman who died unexpectedly days before her wedding, Guy A. Weaver, her fiance, used the day marked for their wedding to send her to her final resting place - with family and friends dressed in their wedding attire.

David Lauderdale

Down South, we IS somebody after all

Celebrity chefs like Virginia Willis are shining a bright new spotlight on delectable ways of Southern life once thought to be common and poor. Willis will headline a fundraising banquet for the Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage on Sept. 9 at Callawassie Island Club.

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Chefs tell: Passing notes in retirement

Bill Perri, a resident of Indigo Pines on Hilton Head Island, credits a typewriter with keeping his mind clear as he pecks out notes and letters to those around him. Some of his major recipients of the notes of appreciation and tips go to those in the back of the house.

David Lauderdale

Snapshot of the Lowcountry swimming against the tide

Deer swim more than a mile across the Cooper River to Daufuskie Island, but it’s another day at the office for Chris Shoemaker. The Bluffton waterman is so steeped in the Lowcountry, he may have gills. But his father who also made his living on the water is more concerned about the marvels of nature we no longer see.

David Lauderdale

We get by with a little help from our friends

GoFundMe and an old-fashioned spaghetti dinner help Lowcountry friends and strangers help each other in crisis. Cancer, organ transplants, and another disappointment to abused or neglected children somehow bring out the best in us. The Civitan Club creed comes to mind: “My heart beats for every friend ...”

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Family, friends worship at bride's funeral

When Stacey Evette Bond, a 41-year-old Bluffton woman who died unexpectedly days before her wedding, Guy A. Weaver, her fiance, used the day marked for their wedding to send her to her final resting place - with family and friends dressed in their wedding attire.
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Family, friends worship at bride's funeral 0:57

Family, friends worship at bride's funeral

Future bride finds the perfect gown, but won't wear it at her wedding 0:58

Future bride finds the perfect gown, but won't wear it at her wedding

Chefs tell: Passing notes in retirement 0:31

Chefs tell: Passing notes in retirement

Ohio State football team's inspiration visits Hilton Head Island 1:53

Ohio State football team's inspiration visits Hilton Head Island