Jun 27 2017

Genetics Research Update

By Mary Pringle for Island Eye News You may be aware that this is the 8th nesting season that the Island Turtle Team has taken DNA samples from every nest laid on our islands. This is a huge project involving all of the loggerhead nests in North and South Carolina and Georgia. Recently Dr. Brian …

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Jun 26 2017

Catching Waves With A Mission

By Mimi Wood, Island Eye Staff Writer “Waves come in sets. Sometimes you get ‘caught on the inside’ of a set. The waves just keep pounding and pounding you, but if you just keep paddling, pointing in the same direction, you will eventually get to the break, where the water is calm.” “Life has its …

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Jun 23 2017

Racing The Flounder

Staff Report for Island Eye News Photos by Steven Rosamilia The Floppin’ Flounder 5k is one of Charleston’s favorite races. Hosted by the Charleston Running Club, with help from the Sullivan’s Island Fire & Rescue Dept., this race has had a loyal following for 25 years. Half of the proceeds from the Floppin’ Flounder benefit …

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Jun 23 2017

World Turtle Day At The South Carolina Aquarium

By Gregg Bragg, Island Eye News Staff Writer The staff of the South Carolina Aquarium (SCA) had their fins and flippers full in the run up to the May 27 grand opening of the new sea turtle hospital. The week prior boasted a raft of “soft” events associated with the new facility, which was famously catapulted …

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Jun 21 2017

Celebrate July 4 With Uncle Sam Jam

By Sarah Reynolds for Island Eye News Charleston County Parks invites the Lowcountry to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday at the Mount Pleasant Pier! Known as Uncle Sam Jam, this annual event is the perfect spot to enjoy a fantastic Independence Day party. Groove to live Carolina beach and party music Recollections as they …

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Jun 20 2017

Letter From The Mayor Of Sullivan’s Island: June 2017

Dear Island Neighbors, Summer is here, and there is absolutely no excuse for boredom on Sullivan’s Island. Lots of events in the weeks to come. But before we get to all the events, a new public safety tool for the island… DRONES Our public safety professionals frequently get calls concerning people at possible peril, whose …

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Jun 18 2017

Fort Sumter National Monument Seeks Comments On Entrance Fee Increase At Fort Moultrie

By Dawn Davis for Island Eye News Fort Sumter National Monument is requesting public comment on a planned entrance fee increase at Fort Moultrie on Sullivan’s Island. The entrance fee at Fort Moultrie has not been increased since 2005. The change, planned for implementation on October 1, 2017 includes increasing the per person/1-day entrance fee …

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Jun 18 2017

Local Author Releases New Novel And Conservation Message

By Angela May for Island Eye News New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe releases BEACH HOUSE FOR RENT on June 20 with local book signing events and an effort to raise awareness about migrating shorebirds. Shorebirds and the brown pelican are the backdrop of Monroe’s BEACH HOUSE FOR RENT, which is set on …

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Jun 16 2017

Lake Timicau Restoration Project Begins

By Judy Drew Fairchild for The Island Eye News It was exciting to see a large earth mover at six pipes last week; even more exciting when we heard Pete Y describe it coming out of the water at six pipes. The Lake Timicau restoration project has begun. And no time like the present: six …

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Jun 16 2017

Surf In The City

By Bonny Wolfe for Island Eye News The Charleston Music Hall is thrilled to be teaming up with The Carolina Surf Film Festival and Channels to present a night of Surf Films in downtown Charleston, SC on Friday, July 14 at 8pm. We hope to make Surf in the City an annual event in which …

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