“DECEIT, DISAPPEARANCE & DEATH ON HILTON HEAD ISLAND”
By Charlie Ryan and Pamela Martin Ovens
It was the story of the decade: A well-to-do Hilton Head Island couple vanished without a trace. Ten years later, there are still few clues in the mysterious disappearance of Elizabeth and John Calvert — and even less is known for certain about the involvement of their accountant, Dennis Gerwing, believed to be the last person to see the couple alive.
I venture to say the Lowcountry would rank very high nationally if measured by its citizens’ giving per capita. In addition to writing large and small checks, many people in our region donate countless hours of volunteer time to raise money, organize events, direct aid, build homes and provide other services to those in need. Then there are the countless in-kind donations from local businesses and the never-ending coverage by local media of the area’s thriving nonprofit community.