Jul 23

Diffusing The Dangers Of Marine Debris

Trash collected by the Turtle Team in Wild Dunes on Isle of Palms, the morning of July 5, 2014.  (Photo by Jo March)

  By Mary Pringle for Island Eye News With so many people living on the coast, problems for our wildlife are caused by trash that floats in the water or is found on the shore. Not only sea turtles but shorebirds and marine mammals are killed by debris every year. In April of this year …

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Jul 23

Isle Of Palms Exchange Club Presents First Orrie Jane Parker Scholarship

Left to right, Patrick Harrington and Barbara Harrington of the IOP Exchange Club with Orrie Jame Parker Memorial Scholarship winner Weslee Langley, and her aunt Paula Moreland.

  By Barbara Harrington for Island Eye News On May 22, the IOP Exchange Club presented Weslee Langley with the first annual Orrie Jane Parker Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship was established by Bonnie Parker Jones to serve two purposes that are dear to her: honor the memory of her lifelong best friend, Jane Parker, and …

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Jul 23

The Weather’s Hot And The Fish Are Jumping

While fly fishing, we've been seeing excellent tailing action from redfish in the grass.

  By Geoff Bennett for Island Eye News Could there be a better time of year to be fishing? Anglers have many different species to target and many different ways to fish for them. There’s just no way you won’t find something exciting to do on the water. As it becomes progressively hotter, anglers will …

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Jul 22

Sullivan’s Island Vet Helps Save Loggerhead

© South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Rescue Program Loggerhead Sea Turtle Briar (1)

  By Jennifer Tuohy, Island Eye News Editor The morning of April 25, 2014 Dr. Anne Cook opened her surgery in preparation for the arrival of a very special patient. At 182 lbs, Briar was not only substantially larger than Cook’s regular patients, but she was a completely different species. A loggerhead sea turtle, Briar …

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Jul 22

Know Your Flood Insurance Changes

  Staff Report for Island Eye News On March 21, 2014, the President signed the Homeowners Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014. This law repeals and modifies certain provisions of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012. FEMA is actively analyzing and prioritizing implementation of this new law. In accordance with the new law, …

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Jul 22

Sullivan’s Island Book Club Discusses The Midwife Of Hope River

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  By Connie Darling for Island Eye News The Midwife of Hope River by Patricia Harman is the subject of the August Book Club discussion at the Edgar Allan Poe Library. The club will meet at 10:30 a.m., August 16 for coffee conversation and great book discussion. Harman is a remarkable new voice in American …

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Jul 22

Crabpot Players Prepare For 22nd Season

  By Ally MacDonald for Island Eye News Having just moved into its permanent home in April, Crabpot Theatre has been bustling with summer performances, camps, and classes, but among all the events, the players have had their minds focused on the future. The theatre company just announced its Season 22 production schedule and held …

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Jul 21

SweetWater Brewery Aims To “Save Our Water” One Brew At A Time

Atlanta brewery Sweetwater launched “Give of your liver to save the River” campaign benefiting Charleston charity.

  By Hannah Danahey for Island Eye News Although water is one of the most vital resources on the planet, waterways continue to decline in quality and quantity in virtually every part of the world. Earth is home to one billion cubic kilometers of water, yet only 2.5 percent is fresh water. Of that, less …

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Jul 18

Fun, Fourth, And Fireworks

Adeline Condon and Julianna Smith enjoy the grand finale.

  Photos by Steve Rosamilia Sullivan’s patriotic celebrations featured Mayor Perkis riding in the Golf Cart parade with residents Ian and Angela McCarthy, who are from England, but became American citizens on July 2.     Tweet

Jul 18

Belk Announces Grand Re-opening Of Town Centre Store

  By Allison Ritter for Island Eye News Last week Belk announced the grand re-opening date of its new flagship store at Town Centre in Mt. Pleasant. The 140,000-square-foot store went through a two phase expansion, first phase completed in November 2013, and will celebrate its grand re-opening on October 15, 2014. The $10.2 million …

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