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#CharlestonAgenda: RBC Heritage's Green Power, New Citadel Supply Chain Major, Club Drug Cousin Gets FDA Approval, The Last Blockbuster, Renting Pillows

Mar 08, 2019 09:44AM ● By Chris Haire

The jackets are plaid but the power is green: Two Clubhouse Badges to the RBC Heritage golf tournament are up for grabs at The badges allow weeklong admittance to the tournament, to be held April 15-21 at Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island, along with entry to the Clubhouse, access to the restaurant and pro shop, plus access to Heritage Pavilion and two on-course hospitality venues.

The RBC Heritage sponsored by Boeing is known for its iconic plaid jackets, and after an 11-year partnership, it’s also known for teaming up with Palmetto Electric Cooperative and Santee Cooper to power the event with Green Power. The Green-e certified power is generated in South Carolina by renewable resources such as solar, wind, and methane gas created naturally by decomposing garbage. Santee Cooper now has six landfill methane gas stations in commercial operation along with a wind power project and solar arrays generating power for the grid.

In 2001, Santee Cooper became the first utility to generate Green Power and offer it for sale in the state, and Palmetto Electric Cooperative signed on as one of the first cooperatives to offer it to members. Green Power meets the environmental and consumer protection standards set forth by the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions.

The RBC Heritage is the only PGA Tour event in S.C., played in Hilton Head since 1969. Proceeds from the tournament benefit hundreds of nonprofit organizations. The Clubhouse Badges will be given to one entrant drawn on March 27. --Leigh Savage


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Charles Carmody
The Charleston Music Hall
Executive Director

Charles Carmody was born and raised in Charleston. He has been the executive director of The Charleston Music Hall since 2012. The Charleston Music Hall is a 935-seat music and entertainment venue that holds over 200 events per year. 

Carmody also created a promotions company, Murias Entertainment, in 2014 to put on events throughout Charleston in order to introduce smaller artists to the city and scene. 

He is a cheerleader for Charleston’s amazing local bands, especially SUSTO and Babe Club. His goal is to bring people together encouraging community through art, as well as make Charleston the greatest and most sustainable arts and entertainment city in the world.