Apr 26 2018

Joe Bowers Seeks County Council Seat

Staff Report for The Island Eye News Constituent School Board Member Joe Bowers is mounting a challenger campaign in the June 12 Republican Primary for Charleston County Council District 2. No other party fielded a candidate during the March filing period for the seat, which represents Awendaw, Isle of Palms, McClellanville, Sullivan’s Island, with portions …

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Apr 25 2018

Soft Sand In Isle Of Palms Restored Beach Following Rain And Tide Event

Staff Report for Island Eye News The City of Isle of Palms has received reports from citizens of soft sand in the recently restored beach. In response to these concerns, the City has investigated conditions and worked with the City’s Coastal Engineering Firm.   Coastal Science & Engineering (CSE) assessed the situation this morning and reports …

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Apr 25 2018

All Hail The Chief

By Mimi Wood for The Island Eye News Upon graduating from “the previous” Wando High School, “My mother pushed me to go to college,” recounts recently retired IOP Police Chief Thomas E. Buckhannon. “So, I completed one year, at which point I told her, ‘If you want to go to school, you go.’” That was …

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Apr 24 2018

Sullivan’s Island Mayor’s Message: April 2018

Dear Island Neighbors, I hope you have enjoyed Mother Nature’s ambivalent start to spring, or at least found it interesting. Things are picking up on the Island, making it a good time for a few updates and a few reminders. ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION AT THE FARMERS’ MARKET A year ago, through the efforts of our …

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Apr 23 2018

FEMA Approves Nearly $1.3 Million For City Of Isle Of Palms

By Neily Chapman for Island Eye News The City of Isle of Palms in South Carolina will receive $1,298,459 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency including reimbursement for replacing sand along Isle of Palms Beach after Hurricane Irma. The almost $1.3 million grant represents a federal share of the project’s total cost of $1,731,278. The …

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Apr 20 2018

Celebrate National Junior Ranger Day

By Dawn Davis for The Island Eye News Come celebrate National Junior Ranger Day at Charles Pinckney National Historic Site on Saturday, April 21. Activities will be offered throughout the day from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. The event is free. Children of all ages are invited to explore and learn about a variety of history …

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Apr 19 2018

Meals On Wheels Holds Record Breaking Event

By Melissa Nelson for The Island Eye News The 13th annual event, “A Meal to Remember” presented by Motley Rice, raised more than $145,000 for East Cooper Meals on Wheels, which will provide nearly 50,000 meals for homebound neighbors east of the Cooper. Guests gathered at Wild Dunes Resort on March 29 for this black-tie …

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Apr 19 2018

Charleston Triathlon Series Kicks Off May 20

By Sarah Reynolds for The Island Eye News  The Lowcountry’s premier swim, bike and run competition, the Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series, kicks off its 28th year on May 20 at James Island County Park. The Series is a five-race series spanning May through August and is hosted by the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission. …

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Apr 18 2018

Local Student Aces Geography Bee

By Charles Vaughan for The Island Eye News Congratulations to Sam Henshaw of Moultrie Middle School, Mount Pleasant, SC, who finished first place in the 30th Annual South Carolina National Geographic Bee in Columbia, SC on Friday, April 6. As the state champion, he received a $200 cash prize, the “National Geographic Visual Atlas of …

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Apr 17 2018

Local Clemson Student Receives High Honors

Staff Report for The Island Eye News Isle of Palms resident, Angeleki Zecopoulos has accepted membership into The National Society of Collegiate Scholars after earning a perfect 4.0 grade average in the 2017 Fall semester.  She received a personal commendation from the university President, James P. Clements, who commended her hard work and dedication and …

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