May 26 2017

Sullivan’s Island Resident Honored For Act Of Bravery

By Mimi Wood, Island Eye News Staff Writer The May 16, Sullivan’s Island Town Council Meeting found two local surfers, Rhiannon Scarpa and Wesley Lear, in the spotlight. “I’ve been Mayor for two and a half years, and haven’t enjoyed doing anything as much as that,” pronounced Mayor Pat O’Neil, upon reading a Resolution Recognizing …

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May 25 2017

Message From The Mayor Of Sullivan’s Island: May 2017

Dear Island Neighbors, This is my first column since our Town election. The voters returned two current Councilmembers to service, Sarah Church and Chauncey Clark, and selected a new member, Tim Reese. Welcome back, Sarah and Chauncey, and welcome aboard, Tim. Susan Middaugh will leave after four dedicated, hardworking and valuable years of service on …

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May 24 2017

Isle Of Palms Launches 2017 Beach Parking Plan

By Desiree Fragoso for Island Eye News The launch of the second year of the City of Isle of Palms Beach Season Parking Management Plan was May 15. Parking along the public rights-of-way is regulated from May 15 through Sept 15 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Providing safe and accessible beach …

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May 19 2017

Isle Of Palms Police Department Receives CALEA Accreditation

By Mimi Wood, Island Eye News Staff Writer Notorious for its strict enforcement of the speed limit, the Island’s Finest are generally loved, appreciated and respected by IOP residents. Reciprocally, under the leadership of Chief Thomas E. Buckhannon III, the Isle of Palms Police Department “wants the citizens to feel as if the department is …

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May 18 2017

Bon Voyage Briar

By Beth Nathan for Island Eye News On Friday, May 5, the South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Care Center released Briar, an adult loggerhead sea turtle and the centers first repeat patient on the Isle of Palms. Briar originally stranded in 2013 and was the first patient to develop cataracts and undergo cataract surgery. Two …

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May 17 2017

Turtle Season Starts With A Bang

By Mary Pringle for Island Eye News On Saturday morning, April 29, Captain Chris Wilson of Finaddict/Light Tackle Charters spotted a leatherback turtle entangled in a crab trap rope in Cove Inlet near the Sullivan’s Island boat landing. He reported it to the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources hotline in Columbia (1.800.922.5431) and got …

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May 17 2017

Fishing Season Begins

By Captain Geoff Bennett for Island Eye News What a great time to be fishing. With our waters now teeming with bait, the fish have strapped the feedbags on and are eating heartily. All the summer seasonal species have arrived and when combined with our traditional gamefish, provide a whole host of options for an …

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May 16 2017

Isle Of Palms Police Department Job Listings

COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST The Isle of Palms Police Department is accepting applications for the position of Communications Specialist (CS). The position involves answering administrative phone lines for multiple agencies and directing the calls to the appropriate function. In addition, the CS will also interact with the citizens to provide services, become certified to utilize the National …

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May 16 2017

National Park Tourism Drives Local Economy

By Dawn Davis for Island Eye News A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 941,514 visitors to Fort Sumter National Monument and Charles Pinckney National Historic Site in 2016 spent $55,049,100 in communities near the park. That spending supported 834 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local …

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May 15 2017

Official Results Are In

By Amy Mercer, Island Eye News Editor Photos by Steve Rosamilia After a contentious campaign, island residents came out in droves to show their support on election day. Official results were verified Friday morning: Mayor Pat O’Neil 490 Write In 53 Town Council Chauncey Clark 391 Gregg Hammond 29 Susan Middaugh 327 Tim Reese 332 …

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