Mar 21 2019

Incumbent Mark Howard Runs Again

As an Island native it has been with a profound sense of pride to be serving a term of office on Town Council. We owe to the Island’s children our best efforts to preserve our Island assets and sense of community for their use. The retention of our unique, single-family oriented community is what sparked …

Continue reading

Mar 21 2019

East Cooper Community Outreach Announces Golf Tournament And Gala

By Paula Kramer for The Island Eye News East Cooper Community Outreach announces the 7th Annual Golf Ball – Charity Golf Tournament and Gala, two fundraising events to benefit local families in financial distress. The 2019 Charity Golf Tournament, presented by Nucor Steel Berkeley, will take place at 12 Noon on Monday, April 22, with …

Continue reading

Mar 21 2019

South Carolina Environmental Law Project Files In Charleston

Staff Report for The Island Eye News On February 28, South Carolina Environmental Law Project, on behalf of sixteen South Carolina coastal communities and small businesses, is heightening efforts to prevent seismic airgun surveying that stands to devastate the Palmetto State’s thriving, multi-billion dollar tourism, recreation and fishing industries. SCELP filed a motion for a …

Continue reading

Mar 20 2019

Kaye Smith For Town Council

I grew up in the South on a farm, with a deep appreciation for our region’s natural resources, beauty and traditions. I have been a resident on Sullivan’s Island for more than a dozen years. My husband, Scott and I raised our three children here. I am deeply committed to this special community we all …

Continue reading

Mar 20 2019

Wando Principal Receives Intellectual Freedom Award

By Erica Taylor for The Island Eye News Wando High School Principal Dr. Sherry Eppelsheimer was selected unanimously as the winner of the South Carolina Association of School Librarian’s (SCASL) Intellectual Freedom Award, which honors those who stand firm for the freedom to read. Eppelsheimer was recognized at a ceremony in Columbia at the Columbia …

Continue reading

Mar 20 2019

Ready, Set, Bait

By Geoff Bennett for The Island Eye News One of the warmest winters on record has our fishery set to get going early this year. You could even say it never fully turned off as days in the 70s have kept water temperatures far higher than normal. Bait fish that are usually nonexistent have been …

Continue reading

Mar 19 2019

Bachman Smith Seeks Second Term

I am honored to announce that I will be seeking a second term on the Sullivan’s Island Town Council. I currently serve on Town Council because of the generosity, kindness, and support of my Sullivan’s Island friends and family. I decided to run and serve because the Island has given so much to me and …

Continue reading

Mar 19 2019

On-line Academy Visits Isle Of Palms

By South Carolina Connections Academy Students from South Carolina Connections Academy attended an in-person science field trip to the Isle of Palms marina on Friday, Feb. 22. Students were able to learn about the local variety of sea life and understand the role they play in South Carolina’s aquatic biodiversity. South Carolina Connections Academy is …

Continue reading

Mar 19 2019

South Carolina Politics Consider A Ban On Plastic’s Ban.

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Eye News Staff Writer Something to know before visiting the Statehouse in Columbia; water from the drinking fountain contains microplastics. The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration defines the substance as any plastic debris smaller than 5 mm (about the size of sesame seed, they say). Dr. John Weinstein, Chair of the …

Continue reading

Mar 18 2019

Rita Langley Seeks Re-election

I am excited to run for reelection for Sullivan’s Island Town Council and continue the hard work of tackling the Island’s critical projects. Over the last four years, we have accomplished much. I am proud to have negotiated a compromise on managing the accredited land; spearheaded the Island’s plastic ban ordinance; overseeing the water/sewer system …

Continue reading