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If you are a business owner, trying to handle your company's IT issues on your own is like trying to find your way home on a boat without navigation tools. Sure, some folks on board might be able to figure out which way is north, but without a map, guidance, and a comprehensive plan, you will be floating along until something catastrophic happens.

That is where ITS comes in - we work as a life raft for businesses trying to navigate the waters of IT without any experience or tools at their disposal. We do this by working as a team to provide our clients with a wide range of customized IT computer services in Hilton Head Island, SC from hardware and software management to network maintenance and VOIP solutions.

At ITS, our commitment is to you and your business. We like to think of our client relationships as partnerships. You can rest easy knowing that you are partnering with a privately owned company that has been in business since 2003. We employ a well-versed team of highly-trained professionals holding many of the top certifications in the IT industry.

While we hold many national certifications, we are proud to say that we are locals. Unlike some companies, you will have one point of contact at ITS. We work onsite at your business, giving you the chance to meet us face-to-face, while we provide you with a full range of computer support in Hilton Head Island, SC.

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And when we say "full range of computer support," we mean it! Here is a quick glance at how ITS can help with all of your IT support needs:

Complete Cloud Computer Services in Hilton Head Island, SC

Suppose saving money and boosting productivity is what your business needs. In that case, ITS' fully managed computer support in Hilton Head Island, SC provides your business with a full-time, outsourced IT department at a fixed price, so you don't have to build an in-house solution. We're talking support for ALL internet, backup, Cloud networking, security, hardware, and software. ITS here to support your business 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our technicians keep every aspect of your infrastructure in working order, so you can focus on running your day-to-day operations while we wipe away your IT capital expenses. With ITS' CompleteCloud, your IT department scales based on your businesses' glm-rowth.

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IT Project Management

Peace of mind is paramount if you are a business owner who needs to build or relocate your IT setup. Fortunately, ITS' Build and Design team can move your existing IT infrastructure or relocate new IT infrastructure deployments, so that you can concentrate on serving your customers. We'll handle all the heavy lifting!
ITS helps with every aspect of your large-scale IT project, from the design and implementation of IT hardware to assistance with project budgeting. Here is a quick summary of our New Construction and Relocation computer services in Hilton Head Island, SC:

  • Onsite meetings
  • Single point of contact for all technology needs
  • Liaison between owners and vendors
  • Regular conference calls

Compliance, Security, and Audits

Companies that don't plan for or that underfund their compliance assessments will often suffer as a result. If your company is facing severe delays, incorrect scope of cardholder data environment, or even non-compliance relating to HIPAA, HITECH, or PCI DSS, ITS can help.

Our Gap Analysis and readiness audits have helped many companies achieve compliance quickly. We help you meet compliance by:

  • Uncovering all of your compliance needs
  • Providing you with a timeframe for compliance
  • Providing procedure templates and policy templates.
  • Customizing your templates.
  • Drafting your scope of assessed CDE correctly

Accurately interpreting compliance legislation is challenging, but it doesn't have to be with ITS by your side.

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Cloud Computer Services In Hilton Head Island, SC

You have probably heard of the Cloud, but did you know that moving your network, storage, and servers to a virtual platform can mean substantial cost savings, increased security, improved disaster recovery, and automatic updates?

ITS' Cloud specialists will work closely with you to develop a migration strategy so that all of your on-premises data is safely and securely transitioned to the Cloud. With our ongoing support, your journey to the Cloud will be successful and seamless.

Cybersecurity

Data theft. Malicious viruses. Ransomware attacks. Whether you own a small business or a large enterprise, cyber attacks ruin hardworking entrepreneurs every day. Cybersecurity threats are serious, and ITS is serious about protecting your business from them. With ITS' sophisticated network defense strategies, you can protect your organization, your employees, and your customers from any cybersecurity threat.

Our cybersecurity computer solutions in Hilton Head Island, SC give you:

  • Comprehensive assessments of your network, to discover and correct vulnerabilities
  • Filtering tools that restrict employees from visiting questionable websites
  • Anti-malware software that finds and blocks harmful files before they breach your system
  • Email filters to help prevent phishing attacks and spam
  • Awareness and best practices training for your entire company

ITS also regularly updates your company's antivirus software, firewalls, data breach tools, and more, so you can stress less and do what you do best - keeping your customers satisfied.

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Additional Computer Services In Hilton Head Island, SC

If you are having IT issues but don't see a solution to your problem on this page, don't fret worry. Chances are, if you need IT assistance, we can help. We offer other services like Cabling & Racking, IT Vendor Management, vCIO Solutions, IT Backup and Disaster Recovery, Microsoft 365, IT Consulting and Strategy, and even Communication & Collaboration services for employees.

Have questions? It would be our pleasure to speak with you at your convenience so that we can learn more about your business, industry, and needs.

When you call, you won't be talking to someone at a call center. You won't be talking to someone only interested in selling you a new product. You will speak to an actual ITS employee who will treat you with respect and honesty. We don't see you as a dollar sign; we see you as a person. And people always come before profits at ITS.

Latest News in Hilton Head Island, SC

The Dacia Allen Team, a local Hilton Head Real Estate Agency, Has a New Website That Connects Potential Home Buyers and Sellers with the Vital Information They Need

Hilton Head, SC – The Dacia Allen Team’s new website allows buyers and sellers to leave relevant information that will be used to match them with real estate professionals that know the changing real estate market on Hilton Head Island. This company is known for prioritizing their client needs.Hilton Head, SC – The Dacia Allen Team has launched their new website to find clients wanting to buy or sell their home by a professional, full-time real estate agent. New clients now have access to search for ...

Hilton Head, SC – The Dacia Allen Team’s new website allows buyers and sellers to leave relevant information that will be used to match them with real estate professionals that know the changing real estate market on Hilton Head Island. This company is known for prioritizing their client needs.

Hilton Head, SC – The Dacia Allen Team has launched their new website to find clients wanting to buy or sell their home by a professional, full-time real estate agent. New clients now have access to search for specific needs, such as Palmetto Dunes Homes for sale. For home buyers, the company uses their clients’ information to determine the type of home they are looking for and recommends listings that match their description and desires.

The Dacia Allen Team website has many useful resources that help buyers and sellers navigate through the real estate process. Dacia Allen herself is an established local Hilton Head Island Real Estate Agent, associated with Keller Williams Realty. She uses her experience to help simplify the sale or purchase process and educate clients on what to expect beforehand. Her team focuses on all types of properties on Hilton Head Island, Bluffton and in Beaufort county. They use the new website to present information and materials on home inspections, appraisals, current market conditions, reasons to sell or buy, financial options, and closing details.

The Dacia Allen Team has a team of licensed and experienced real estate professionals led by Dacia Allen. Dacia started her real estate career in Ohio in 2015 and moved to Hilton Head Island in 2017. She has a wealth of information on property sales and is known for customer satisfaction and prioritizing their clients’ needs. Her staff is educated on all state laws that affect real estate on Hilton Head Island and the surrounding area, including new regulations, permit processes, and housing market trends.

The founder, Dacia Allen, had this to say about their services: “My love for Hilton Head Island started 27 years ago with one family vacation trip. It has blossomed into a lifelong dream to live, work and someday retire on this gorgeous island. I am in the people business, I want to help you become my Island Neighbor! I understand that buying or selling a home is more than just a transaction, it is a life-changing experience.”

By choosing The Dacia Allen Real Estate Team, clients will be treated with a concierge service. The agents will list, stage, market and negotiate on behalf of their sellers. They will search, locate properties, video, show, write offers and negotiate for the buyers they represent. The process does not end there- they will help with all aspects associated with the sale, like repairs, rental companies and other issues that extend after closing.

The Dacia Allen Team’s location is 59 Off Shore, Hilton Head Island, SC, 29928, US. For consultation and booking, contact their staff by calling 234-575-1020. Visit the company website for more information that connects home buyers and sellers to qualified local real estate agents. We are ready to make you our Island Neighbor!

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Company Name The Dacia Allen Team Contact Name Dacia Allen Phone 234-575-1020 Address 59 Off Shore City Hilton Head Island State SC Postal Code 29928 Country United States Website http://daciasellshiltonhead.com/

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Get ready for ‘The Music Man’ and ‘The Sound of Music’ this weekend on Hilton Head

“THE MUSIC MAN”The Southeastern Summer Theatre Institute opens its 15th season at Hilton Head Island High School’s Seahawk Cultural Center with the timeless Tony-winning musical, Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man.”Currently lighting up Broadway with a production starring Hugh Jackman, Music Man is filled to the brim with a soaring musical score, splashy dance sequences, and plenty of romance and comedy to spare. This production will be under the direction of world-renowned direc...

“THE MUSIC MAN”

The Southeastern Summer Theatre Institute opens its 15th season at Hilton Head Island High School’s Seahawk Cultural Center with the timeless Tony-winning musical, Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man.”

Currently lighting up Broadway with a production starring Hugh Jackman, Music Man is filled to the brim with a soaring musical score, splashy dance sequences, and plenty of romance and comedy to spare. This production will be under the direction of world-renowned director, choreographer, and performer Jacob Brent.

With Brent is a production team of New York designers and creative theatre professionals along with a gifted and talented cast assembled from over 30 states, who, by the way, have been working tirelessly over the past few months to conceive and construct what is sure to be a visually captivating and thoroughly compelling afternoon or evening of musical theatre.

The Southeastern Summer Theatre Institute is an intensive summer theatre training program for elite and exceptional young performers and technicians from across the globe. The auditioned students participate in a three-week professional rehearsal process, followed by the performance and production of a full-scale musical. During their time here, students are led by a professional faculty and staff from the stages of Broadway and beyond. SSTI is located at the Seahawk Cultural Center on Hilton Head High School’s campus.

When: June 24, 25, July 1, 2 at 7:30 p.m. and June 26 and July 3 at 1 p.m.

Where: Seahawk Cultural Center (Hilton Head High School, 32 School Road)

Info: www.HHISummerMusicals.com or 866-749-2228. Tickets $35

“THE SOUND OF MUSIC”

The sound of music from the Main Stage Community Theatre opens June 24. The inspirational story, based on the memoir of Maria Augusta Trapp, follows an ebullient postulate who serves as governess to the seven children of the imperious Captain von Trapp, bringing music and joy to the household. But as the forces of Nazism take hold of Austria, Maria and the entire von Trapp family must make a moral decision.

This final collaboration between Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein was destined to become the world’s most beloved musical. The Main Stage Community Theatre invites everyone to join the family Von Trapp in the true-life telling of one of history’s most thrilling and inspirational stories. It features the Grammy Academy award-winning Best Score — look forward to “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Every Mountain,” “Edleweiss” and of course the title song.

Cinda Seamon, chairman of the Board of Directors of the Main Stage Community Theatre described everyone’s appreciation of the production crew, including Josh Wall, director; Sonya Jacobs, musical director,; and Karana Lobaugh.

“Our amazing cast and three choirs involve over 50 members … the youngest in our cast is just 5, she continued. “We had such a great response to our invitation to audition, and we are so pleased to have developed the show to involve so many young people from a number of local schools, even homeschoolers.”

“As you know,” she added, “as has been our history, adult actors will assume the role of the adults in the storyline.”

When: June 24, 25, July 1, 2 at 7 p.m. and June 26 & July 3 at 2 p.m.

Where: Hilton Head Prep School Main Street Theatre, 3000 Main St., Hilton Head.

Information: Box Office 843-689-6246… email: info@msctheatre.org tickets $25/adults; $15/students $5/under 8.

“THE LAVON STEVENS QUARTET”

The renowned Lavon Stevens Quartet, featuring Louise Spencer, will treat everyone at the Sequins Ballroom on Sunday evening, June 26, to a very special Kiwanis Club Jazz Night. All who know the celebrated performances of Lavon Stevens will be thrilled … and those who have not yet attended their celebrated performances will be totally and completely absorbed by the most exciting evening of Jazz.

“This is a charity fund-raising event,” explained organizer Paul Ammeen of the Kiwanis Club of Bluffton. “Donations raised on this evening will permit us to continue our scholarship program with May River High School…we are so appreciative of the evening’s sponsors, donors and guests.

When: June 26, 7 p.m.

Where: Seaquins Ballroom, 1300 Fording Island Road, Bluffton

Info: Tickets are $30 contact Phil Kiser: philkiser9947@gmail.com (614)-736-0233.

“ROCK OF AGES”

Rock of Ages captured the era that was 1980s Hollywood that features the music of iconic bands such as Styx, Twisted Sister, Journey and others. Preview tickets $51 adults, $46 children; regular run $56 adult, $51 children. Recommended for age 13 and up. Group rates available by calling box office.

Where: Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head

When: June 29 to Aug. 14

Info: Box Office 843-842-2787 or arshhi.com

Fabulous Fakes — Master Artworks with a Twist

What: The Art League of Hilton Head. Silent auction is scheduled for June 28 to July 1 both in person and online. Tuesday–Friday from 10 a.m. – 4pm.

When: Artist reception Friday, July 1 from 5-7 p.m.

Silent auction winners will be announced. Enjoy refreshments and meet the artist. Free and open to the public.

Where: Inside Art Center of Costal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cover Ln., HHI

For Information: www.ArtLeagueHHI.org or 843-681-5060.

How We Git Gullah: Teaching the Meaning of Family

Saundra Renee Smith, local Gullah artist, captures the essence of being an authentic Gullah/Geechee native of the Lowcountry in How We Git Gullah, an exhibit at Art League this July.

Smith’s work is nostalgic, showing simplistic and innocent scenes of a symbiotic existence with the earth, guided by the wisdom of the ancients. Inspired by the beauty of her native St. Helena, Smith’s paintings feature lush, green fields, moss-covered oaks, and rivers “carrying food, health, and Gullah folk tales on every tide.” She uses colorful acrylic paints and mixed media on all manner of materials, including canvas, board, glass, vinyl and tin.

Gullah means “kinfolk.” How We Git Gullah is a tribute to the notion of a cultural family with a homeland ranging down the East Coast from North Carolina to Florida in a swath known as the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Corridor. The Exhibit will have short stories of Gullah life interspersed among the artworks. “My aim is to foster communication, connections, and a sense of cultural humility,” says Smith.

Exhibit – Wednesday July 6 through Saturday, Aug. 13. Art League Gallery is open every day: Monday–Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sunday 12 noon to 4 p.m. and 90 minutes before every Arts Centers performance.

Reception – Wednesday July 6, 5-7 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Where: Inside Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head

For information: 843-681-5060

Hitnes, The Image Hunter: On the Trail of John James Audubon

“The Image Hunter: On the Trail of John James Audubon,” an exhibit by Italian artist Hitnes, will be on display in the main gallery at Coastal Discovery Museum through July 3.

Hitnes’ exhibition documents his journey, elaborating on what it is that drives a person to dedicate multiple decades of their life to pursuing an obsession … as did Audubon.

Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

When: Through July 3

Where: Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn, Hilton Head

Information: 843-689-6767 or visit coastaldiscovery.org …entry is free and open to the public.

Trust the Journey: The Mixed Media of Life at Art League Academy

Work by artist and educator Debi West. Debi West has been teaching through the visual arts for over 30 years. West’s, experience makes her a wonderful teacher for students of all ages here.

What: The Art League of Hilton Head — The Academy

Where: 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island

When: Now through July 29

Information: 843-842-5738

Just off the Easel … Betty Anglin Smith

The Red Piano Gallery continues to focus on artists who capture the attention of residents and visitors alike to the gallery in Bluffton. Of note, during the current time frame is a collection of the phenomenal pieces of celebrated artist Betty Anglin Smith.

When: Now through June 30

Where: Red Piano Gallery, 40 Calhoun St., Ste. 201, Old Town Bluffton

Info: 843-247-2049

Abstract Artist Rose Cofield for the month of June

While at the “Petite” Gallerie Also Enjoy — the other creative gallery associates Kristin Griffis, Don Nagel, Murray Sease, Lauren Terrett, Bill Winn, & Sculptures by Wally Palmer.

What: La Petite Gallerie

When: Now through June 30

Where: Adjacent to “The Store” 56 Calhoun Street, Bluffton

Info: lapetitegallerie.com or 843-304-2319

“No Regrets” with Featured Artist Christy Coffey Chen

What: SOBA Gallery … the Society of Bluffton Artists

When: Exhibit now through July 4

Where: 6 Church Street, Old Town Bluffton

Info: SOBAGALLERY.com or 843-757-6586

Contact Nancy Wellard at coastalartnews@gmail.com

This story was originally published June 24, 2022 4:20 PM.

Mark Kingston promises next season will be ‘a lot better’ for South Carolina baseball

The end-of-season conversation with athletic director Ray Tanner was the same as always. No threats, warnings or mandates. There was no need for them.The expectations for South Carolina baseball haven’t changed. The goal, every season, is to compete for a national title. And that goal is not something five-year head coach ...

The end-of-season conversation with athletic director Ray Tanner was the same as always. No threats, warnings or mandates. There was no need for them.

The expectations for South Carolina baseball haven’t changed. The goal, every season, is to compete for a national title. And that goal is not something five-year head coach Mark Kingston is shying away from — even after the Gamecocks (27-28, 13-17 SEC) missed the 2022 NCAA tournament and wrapped their first losing season since 1996.

After USC’s season ended with a one-and-done showing in the SEC tournament, rumors emerged that Kingston might’ve coached his final game with the Gamecocks. Instead, Tanner and the USC administration decided to maintain the status quo.

Addressing reporters for the first time since USC’s season ended, Kingston on Tuesday said that Tanner understood the injury issues and challenges the Gamecocks faced this season, particularly on the pitching side. Even more, Kingston expressed confidence that next year’s team will be vastly improved, laying out a rosy vision for USC’s 2023 season.

“It’s gonna be a lot better than what this season was,” Kingston said, before repeating those words for emphasis. “It’s going to be a lot better than what this past season was.

“No. 1, we can’t help but be a lot more healthy than we were this year. We’re going to have a tremendous amount of good players coming back ... and we can’t talk specifically about how the transfer portal has been to us, but it’s been very, very good to us over the last month.”

There’s no question that injuries decimated USC’s pitching staff this spring, with weekend starters Julian Bosnic and James Hicks lost for the season and other key arms like Wesley Sweatt, Jack Mahoney and Jackson Phipps also sidelined. But the Gamecocks had their fair share of offensive struggles, too, ranking last in the SEC in team batting average (.266), slugging percentage (.413) and second-to-last in runs scored (313).

USC will lose two of their top hitters in Andrew Eyster and Brandt Belk to graduation, and it’s possible key starters like Braylen Wimmer and Josiah Sightler could hear their names called in the MLB Draft, which begins July 17. But the Gamecocks will return promising underclassmen Michael Braswell, Evan Stone and Talmadge LeCroy in addition to ace Will Sanders on the mound.

In the past month, Kingston and his staff have turned to the transfer portal to try to fill the remaining gaps, though USC’s coach can’t specifically discuss those players until they officially sign. Among seven additions, the Gamecocks added three players from rival Clemson, who fired seven-year coach Monte Lee and replaced him with Michigan’s Erik Bakich after the season. Players like former Tigers catcher Jonathan French and outfielder Dylan Brewer could make immediate impacts.

At least, that’s the hope. Kingston acknowledged that injuries weren’t solely to blame for USC’s 2022 struggles. The Gamecocks lacked experience among their skill players, which hampered them as they faced some of the top-tier arms of the SEC.

“We weren’t a perfect team,” Kingston said. “You can’t blame everything on our injuries. Now there are other areas that need to continue to improve as well. And we readily admit that. So it’s just a constant evaluation of what happened, why it happened, where it can go and how we get there.”

Hired before the 2018 season, Kingston has a 138-109 record at USC. The former South Florida coach was Tanner’s second attempt at a successor after Chad Holbrook took the reins from Tanner as head baseball coach from 2013-17.

Kingston led the Gamecocks to a super regional appearance in his first season, and USC hosted a regional as a No. 2 seed in 2021. But in between there’s been inconsistency, with USC missing the NCAA tournament in 2019 and 2022. Though USC retained Kingston for 2023, another year without a postseason appearance is likely to enrage a fan base that isn’t known for patience, especially as USC’s 2010 and 2011 College World Series titles slip further in the rear view.

Kingston signed a new contract after last season, resetting his yearly buyouts and extending his deal into 2025. But much like it was for Frank Martin and the USC men’s basketball team, 2023 could shape up to be a do-or-die season.

“I just don’t think next year’s team will in any way resemble this past year’s team,” Kingston said. “What was great about this past year’s team is that they played hard every step of the way, and next year’s team will as well. But I have got to imagine next year’s team will have much more good fortune, and I just think we’re going to be a lot deeper in every area.”

This story was originally published June 28, 2022 2:44 PM.

Here are the 9 best seafood restaurants on Hilton Head, according to Tripadvisor

Fresh, local seafood is highly regarded here in the Lowcountry as it has made it into the local economy by way of life and cuisine.Are you or your loved ones craving ‘fresh from the boat’ seafood?Here are nine of the best seafood restaurants on Hilton Head Island, according to Tripadvisor.Ranked in ninth place on our list, Carolina Crab Company is located at one of the island’s original fishing marinas, Palmetto Bay Marina. Th...

Fresh, local seafood is highly regarded here in the Lowcountry as it has made it into the local economy by way of life and cuisine.

Are you or your loved ones craving ‘fresh from the boat’ seafood?

Here are nine of the best seafood restaurants on Hilton Head Island, according to Tripadvisor.

Ranked in ninth place on our list, Carolina Crab Company is located at one of the island’s original fishing marinas, Palmetto Bay Marina. The restaurant prides itself on serving great food while also pricing it affordably. The versatile restaurant offers their seafood in a variety of ways from light and healthy, perfect for any summer meal, to warm, Southern-fried dishes. The establishment offers both indoor and outdoor seating with a pet-friendly patio to accommodate any four-legged friends that wanted to tag along. They can be found at 86 Helmsman Way, Suite 201, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928.

Coming in at eighth, Fishcamp on Broad Creek is located at 11 Simmons Road, Broad Creek, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926. They have a variety of seafood options on their brunch, lunch and dinner menus with indoor and outdoor dining available in a historic waterfront dining setting. Fishcamp on Broad Creek does offer seasonal, outdoor live music, oyster roasts and other family-friendly games and entertainment throughout the year.

Ranked seventh, Coast is within the Sea Pines community inside of the Sea Pines Beach Club. The establishment is beach front, with views of the Atlantic ocean, complete with a direct walking path from restaurant to beach. It was deemed one of the “Top 100 Best Al Fresco Dining Restaurants In America” by Open Table. Coast offers a variety of seafood options, ranging from fresh East Coast oysters and signature Lobster & Shrimp Pasta to fish tacos, seafood platters and Sapelo Island Crew Stew. The establishment can be found at 87 N Sea Pines Drive, Sea Pines Beach Club, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928.

In sixth place, The Sea Shack is a “made to order” restaurant on the island that has even made Southern Living’s “Ten Best Seafood Spots in South Carolina.” They offer fresh seafood and down-home southern, Lowcountry-style cooking. During the high-tourist summer months, dinnertime waits can be expected to begin about a half-hour before the establishment opens. Other times throughout the year, lines will be smaller with a much quicker wait to place your order. The eatery is located at 6B Executive Park Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928.

Ranked in fifth place and located off the edge of Port Royal Sound, Hudson’s is a waterfront restaurant that features outdoor views for a surreal Lowcountry dining experience. The establishment uses local fishing fleets on Hilton Head Island to bring in freshly caught seafood straight from the docks to the table and has been serving locals and tourists alike for over 50 years. Over 90% of their seafood comes from fishing boats that fish local waters for some of the freshest seafood available. Hudson’s can be found at 1 Hudson Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926.

Coming in fourth on the list, The Crazy Crab Jarvis Creek provides waterfront views of Jarvis Creek. The establishment offers multiple seafood options for guests with their snow crab legs winning several local awards over the years. They host an onsite playground, a large saltwater fish tank, live music and crab races during the summer, with views of Lowcountry sunsets. The restaurant has both indoor and outdoor seating available. Outside you’ll find an expansive deck which is also pet-friendly. The Crazy Crab Jarvis Creek is located at 104 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926. The Crazy Crab has another location on the island as well, located in the Sea Pines community of Harbour Town, which can be found at 149 Lighthouse Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928.

In third place, Skull Creek Boathouse is known by many in the area and offers market-fresh fish, a variety of seafood served in several different ways, and an in-house sushi bar. Restaurant guests can dine while enjoying views from inside the establishment’s glass-walled dining room or outdoor patio. This location can be found at 397 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926.

Second on the list, Catch 22 promotes hand-cut steaks and fresh ‘catches’ daily, served several delicious ways. This restaurant has been open since 2001 and has been serving up a variety of seafood options to everyone who walks through the door. The establishment is decorated by local artist L. Robert Stanfield and boasts a plethora of good reviews. Catch 22 can be found at 37 New Orleans Road, Suite K, Orleans Plaza, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928.

Coming in first place, Poseidon offers a variety of selections with several meal options available. The restaurant offers several fresh-catch items and “Coast-to-Coast” entrees with local and seasonal ingredients, as well as a variety of cocktail options to pair with any seafood dish. Drinks can be found at any of the three bars at the establishment, including their rooftop bar. They serve a raw bar which offers oysters, sushi, shellfish and more. Located mid-island in Shelter Cove Towne Center, Poseidon can be found at 38 Shelter Cove Lane, Suite 121, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928.

This story was originally published June 2, 2022 5:00 AM.

Hilton Head Island now offering 24/7 interpretation service to visitors, residents

HILTON HEAD ISLAND — One family story has always weighed on Angie Stone. It’s about her cousin, who is both deaf and mute. The cousin was traveling on a bus between Columbia and Charleston. The bus paused at a rest stop and everyone got off. When the bus rolled away, Stone’s cousin was left behind.“Imagine the horror for her, of trying to communicate with somebody, right?” Stone said.The anguish of her cousin’s plight feels far from the calm orderly offices of Hilton Head Island’s Town ...

HILTON HEAD ISLAND — One family story has always weighed on Angie Stone. It’s about her cousin, who is both deaf and mute. The cousin was traveling on a bus between Columbia and Charleston. The bus paused at a rest stop and everyone got off. When the bus rolled away, Stone’s cousin was left behind.

“Imagine the horror for her, of trying to communicate with somebody, right?” Stone said.

The anguish of her cousin’s plight feels far from the calm orderly offices of Hilton Head Island’s Town Hall, where Stone is the assistant town manager. But it informs her effort to provide interpretation services to residents and visitors who can’t understand or express themselves to town staff.

In June, the town of Hilton Head Island launched a 24/7 service that can interpret for anyone who needs it, including people with no or limited English and those who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Stone expects residents and visitors to use it to get information, apply for licenses or permits and interact with the Fire Department or other first responders.

“Folks who come here to work, folks who live here, need to be able to understand what’s happening in their town,” Stone said.

Not artificial intelligence

A number of artificial intelligence services offer language interpretation. But the town ultimately decided to use a service that connects users with real people. Town staff can access the service, called LanguageLine, on an app.

The app first identifies what language someone is speaking. Then it provides a live interpreter who can interact with everyone in the conversation.

The personal nature of the exchange hopefully builds trust and provides nuance.

Best of all, said Stone, the expense is minimal.

The town pays only for the time it uses. When Stone tested the app with a Spanish-speaking friend, 10 minutes of interpretation cost $4.58.

“If we’re able to help folks understand and get the services that they need, then we’ve done something great,” she said.

Shifting demographics

The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that in 2021 about 13 percent of residents on Hilton Head spoke a language other than English at home.

Many of these residents speak Spanish; about 4,950 people out of the island’s 38,000 residents identify as Hispanic.

Other languages that are common in the U.S. are Chinese, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Arabic, French and Korean. In the country as a whole, about 38 percent of people who speak a foreign language at home say they don’t speak English very well.

Stone isn’t sure how people on Hilton Head with limited English have been getting information so far. Perhaps from their children; perhaps simply by showing up at an office and muddling through.

Her fear is that they haven’t been getting it at all.

To distribute information to Hispanic residents in particular, the town has created a website in Spanish — not using Google Translate, Stone said, but with the help of a real person who could provide context.

While the Spanish site helps, the benefit of the interpreting app is its flexibility for the unexpected situation, especially with a visitor.

“They get hurt sometimes, they have accidents,” Stone said.

The Chamber of Commerce finds that about half the island’s international visitors are from Canada. European visitors comprise about 17 percent, with the bulk of people coming from the United Kingdom and Germany.

A smaller proportion of visitors comes from Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Few multilingual Americans

Although she’s proud of the town’s efforts to communicate with everyone who comes to the island, Stone also laments the need for a technical intermediary at all. She noted that no one on the town staff speaks a language other than English fluently.

Nor do 80 percent of Americans. Of those who do, the majority pick it up at home. Only about 25 percent of multilingual Americans learn another language at school or elsewhere.

Stone herself makes an effort with Spanish, but she doesn’t have a lot of confidence in her skills. Recently she wanted to express her affirmation. Instead, she announced that she is a horse.

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