Jul 29

Former Grateful Dead Groupie Leads Holy Cross

Pastor Chris Warner in his office

By Sally Dunaway for Island Eye News Photos by Steve Rosamilia Twenty five years ago, Chris Warner, a dreadlocked wildchild and travelling Grateful Dead groupie, probably didn’t match your idea of a future man of God. Now a loving husband, father of three, avid hiker and surfer, Father Chris is “building a sense of community …

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Jul 29

Dolphins Swim Team Recognizes Hard Work

Photo by Mic Smith

By Susan Smith for Island Eye News Wild Dunes Dolphins Swim Team celebrated the end of the 2015 season with a July 20 pool party and awards ceremony spotlighting the contributions of its swimmers, who range in age from preschool through high school. The Wild Dunes Dolphins Parent Volunteer Board also recognized the valuable leadership …

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Jul 24

False Bomb Threat Called Into Windjammer On Isle Of Palms

“Our officers responded very quickly. They were able to evacuate the area in a very safe and efficient manner.”
Captain Usry

By Viraj Naik for Island Eye News Confusion spread quickly across Isle of Palms Wednesday, July 8 when a bomb threat was reported at popular bar and restaurant, The Windjammer located at 1008 Ocean Boulevard. Around 2:46 p.m. Isle of Palms Police Department was notified by dispatch that an unknown caller had reported a bomb …

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Jul 24

Volleyball Camp Prepares Players For Coming Season

Alexis Glover Volleyball Camp 2015 IOP Rec Dept. 2

By Joe Wright for Island Eye News Photos by Joe Wright and Andy Sinwald Starting on Monday, July 6, the Isle of Palms Recreation Center was filled with the noise of the serve. Almost 20 girls ranging in ages from 11-15 filled the IOP Rec Center to attend the volleyball camp of Alexis Glover, long-time …

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Jul 24

Chomping Down On The Fourth

Mimi O'Geen shows how its done.

Photos by Steve Rosamilia Saturday, July 4 Wild Dunes played host to a wide variety of fun Fourth events, including a Watermelon Eating Spectacular at Palm Cove pool. All ages were welcome to stuff their faces with the juicy fruit through nine heats, which produced nine competitors for the grand, squishy finale.

Jul 23

Shark Bite Caps Another Busy Weekend For Isle Of Palms Fire Department

The odds of being killed by fireworks or drowning in the ocean are much higher than the odds of being the victim of a shark-related fatality (1 in 3.75 million).

By Jennifer Tuohy, Island Eye News Editor A 12 year-old boy suffered a shark bite Tuesday, June 30 at Isle of Palms County Park. According to IOP Fire Chief Anne Graham, the boy was in the ocean near the pier when he was bitten from the backside on his leg. “The injury was not life …

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Jul 23

Plastic Ingestion Just One More Hurdle Faced By Baby Sea Turtles

“We must understand that everything is connected in nature, even us... The evidence points to plastics ingestion as a major source of mortality in post-hatchling sea turtles."

By Mary Pringle for Island Eye News A lot has been said and written recently about plastic bags and their detrimental effects on wildlife. But it is important to know that not only adult sea turtles can be harmed by them. Young turtles are beginning to hatch on the South Carolina Coast and the Island …

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Jul 23

After Eight Years, Emily Dziuban Leaves Isle Of Palms

“I definitely owe them a big thank you [as] it’s really has been a pleasure. I’ve seen many different situations that have challenged me, so I’m grateful to everyone.”
Emily Dziuban (Photo by Kathryn Casey)

By Viraj Naik for Island Eye News Emily Dziuban, assistant to the island’s City Administrator Linda Tucker, as well as coordinator of the city’s website, is an example of one of the strong cogs in the wheel of city government that helps the city run smoothly every day. Sadly, Dziuban has decided to leave her …

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Jul 21

Former Councilwoman Gives Back To Isle Of Palms With New Award

“We just have wonderful people working in all of the departments on the island. That’s what makes it special.”
Leola Hanbury

By Viraj Naik For Island Eye News With so many dedicated citizens working and living upon the Isle of Palms, sometimes it’s nice to give back. That’s the mission of Leola Hanbury, former city councilmember and longtime resident of the island. At the council’s regular meeting on June 23, Hanbury presented an Employee of the …

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Jul 21

South Carolina Lifeguards Meet To Compete

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By Sally Dunaway for Island Eye News The beaches of Isle of Palms County Park were a little more heated on Friday, June 26 as lifeguards from all across the state gathered to compete in South Carolina Recreation and Park Association’s summer Lifeguard Competition. Participating contestants, ranging from beach, pool, and waterpark lifeguards, competed in …

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