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‘These people are amazing!’ Praise pours in for workers who commute hours by bus each day to Hilton Head

Palmetto Breeze riders fortunate enough to be seated — including Laquia Paterson, foreground, left — sleep during their July 27, 2016, pre-dawn bus ride from Allendale to Bluffton and Hilton Head Island. Paterson was going to a job interview at Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort.
Palmetto Breeze riders fortunate enough to be seated — including Laquia Paterson, foreground, left — sleep during their July 27, 2016, pre-dawn bus ride from Allendale to Bluffton and Hilton Head Island. Paterson was going to a job interview at Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort. jkarr@islandpacket.com

As part of an ongoing focus on Hilton Head’s workforce crisis, The Island Packet spotlighted some of those who make the hours-long commute each day to work hospitality jobs on the island.

Our readers had a lot to say about the issue, and much of that was complimentary toward those who keep our area hotels and restaurants in business. Here’s just a sample of those comments.

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