278 to Lighthouse Road

278 to Lighthouse Road

A podcast about Hilton Head Island and the lowcountry. This show explores the history of the area along with tourism, business, environment and more.

Recent Episodes

Post Civil War Hilton Head

July 22, 2022

Rich Thomas shares what was happening on Hilton Head during the post civil war era through the founding of the Hilton Head company and the creation of Sea Pines by Charles Fraser. Rich explains how logging, phosphate, turpen…


June 17, 2022

Juneteenth is a holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States when 2,000 Union troops arrived in Galveston Bay, Texas.  General Gordon Granger informed the enslaved that the Civil War had ended and they were …

A conversation with author Annell St. Charles

Sept. 14, 2021

Author Annell St. Charles is a long time property owner and lover of Hilton Head. In this episode we find out how she discovered Hilton Head, why she used Hilton Head as a setting for two of her novels and what she enjoys mo…

The founding of Palmetto Dunes with E.G. Robinson

Sept. 3, 2021

E.G. Robinson was a founding partner of Palmetto Dunes. In this episode E.G. shares with us the beginning of the resort community, the challenges they faced with the property and his relationship with Charles Fraser. E.G. al…

Lowcountry Agriculture with Rich Thomas

Aug. 21, 2021

Rich Thomas joins me to discuss lowcountry agriculture and the impact Rice, Indigo and Sea Island Cotton had on the growth of South Carolina.

Lowcountry Art: Charlene Gardner and Four Corners Gallery

Aug. 6, 2021

Charlene Gardner is the owner of Four Corners Gallery in Bluffton. In this episode we talk about art and artists in the lowcountry, the galleries offerings and why supporting the local arts is important for a community.