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Golf’s the game in the Low Country this week. The Harbour Town links are crowded with players and fans and fun. But what if you can't make it to Hilton Head for the annual World Com Classic?

Let’s start with a picture postcard view. The Harbour Town light and a couple of web cams. The shot looks different depending on the time of the day, sometimes sunlight washes it out, but it’s still a great angle. They update it every two minutes; offer an archive of favorite shots. My favorite is a curious bird hamming it up on camera, and an explanation of how they do it and where the camera actually is. Plus, of course, links to other web sites around the harbour.

While we're talking about the Harbour Town light, how about a little history? It’s not exactly something Captain William Hilton left behind. It’s a relatively new addition to the island… about the time all the development started. To learn more, click your way to a lighthouse fan page.

Most of us walk the course, and wonder what life is like for the folks who can actually afford to stay right there on the links. Sea Pines Virtual Tours is your chance to peek into the world of the rich and famous. They've got the usual public places most anyone can see… but also a list of more private spots you might otherwise never see. Even a way to peek over the garden wall and get a look at the pool.

For a more touristy look around, I found Virtual Tourist, and a homemade site with a slide show on Hilton Head, plus a couple of side trips to Savannah and Charleston, all without the golf or the crowds, or the traffic.

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    Annual jazz concert raises money for children's day camp

    Sunday, June 17 2018 7:20 PM EDT2018-06-17 23:20:32 GMT
    (Source: WTOC)(Source: WTOC)

    Folks took time to enjoy the smooth sounds at Congregation Mickve Israel on Sunday evening for the second annual Benefit Jazz Concert. The concert raises money for Camp Lighthouse, a day camp for children. The event featured Teddy Adams and a quartet. The event also honored numerous people. Among them was Rabbi Robert Haas, members of Congregation Mickve Israel, Fathers Mark Ross and Daniel Firmin and members of St. James Catholic Church. Copyright 2018 WTOC. All rights res...

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    Folks took time to enjoy the smooth sounds at Congregation Mickve Israel on Sunday evening for the second annual Benefit Jazz Concert. The concert raises money for Camp Lighthouse, a day camp for children. The event featured Teddy Adams and a quartet. The event also honored numerous people. Among them was Rabbi Robert Haas, members of Congregation Mickve Israel, Fathers Mark Ross and Daniel Firmin and members of St. James Catholic Church. Copyright 2018 WTOC. All rights res...

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  • Lowcountry firefighters spend Father's Day battling house fire

    Lowcountry firefighters spend Father's Day battling house fire

    Sunday, June 17 2018 6:16 PM EDT2018-06-17 22:16:27 GMT
    (Source: Burton Fire Dept.)(Source: Burton Fire Dept.)

    Firefighters across Beaufort County spent their Father's Day in the heat and humidity battling a house fire that nearby neighbors say could have been caused by a lightning strike.  Burton and Port Royal firefighters were dispatched after taking a call for a house fire at Market Street in the Habersham development just before 3:00 p.m. on Sunday. Crews arrived to fire billowing from the roofline of a three-story building.  The Lowcountry heat and humidity began to take its ...

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    Firefighters across Beaufort County spent their Father's Day in the heat and humidity battling a house fire that nearby neighbors say could have been caused by a lightning strike.  Burton and Port Royal firefighters were dispatched after taking a call for a house fire at Market Street in the Habersham development just before 3:00 p.m. on Sunday. Crews arrived to fire billowing from the roofline of a three-story building.  The Lowcountry heat and humidity began to take its ...

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  • Father's Day showers expected until late evening

    Father's Day showers expected until late evening

    Sunday, June 17 2018 5:58 PM EDT2018-06-17 21:58:11 GMT
    (Source: WTOC)(Source: WTOC)
    (Source: WTOC)(Source: WTOC)

    Relaxing outside this Father's Day afternoon? Showers and thunderstorms will continue drifting across the Coastal Empire and Low Country into the early evening hours. Since these storms aren't moving fast, you can expect water to collect on roadways if you're caught under a downpour. The good news is that we will be much drier by sunset, meaning your dinner grilling plans are still a go! 

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    Relaxing outside this Father's Day afternoon? Showers and thunderstorms will continue drifting across the Coastal Empire and Low Country into the early evening hours. Since these storms aren't moving fast, you can expect water to collect on roadways if you're caught under a downpour. The good news is that we will be much drier by sunset, meaning your dinner grilling plans are still a go! 

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