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Jun 21 2018

Young Craftsman Building On Islands

Staff Report for The Island Eye News Drew Baldrick is a chip off the old block. The young craftsman, who grew up on Isle of Palms has been working with his dad, building and remodeling custom Charleston homes, since he was 12. After graduating from Wando High School, Baldrick pursued a business management degree. “I …

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Jun 20 2018

Where Have All The Turtles Gone?

By Mary Pringle for The Island Eye News Last year by mid June the Island Turtle Team had recorded close to 30 nests – 24 on the Isle of Palms and 5 on Sullivan’s Island. By July 1 there were 47 nests on these two islands. But it is quite a different story this season. …

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Jun 19 2018

Tourism Generates Over $54 million

By Paula Ogden-Muse for The Island Eye News A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 950,700 visitors to Fort Sumter National Monument and Charles Pinckney National Historic Site in 2017 spent $54,400,000 in communities near the park. That spending supported 768 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the …

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Jun 19 2018

Sullivan’s Island Mayor’s Message: June 2018

Dear Island Neighbors,  I hope you are having a healthy and enjoyable summer despite the traffic and crowds that come with our popularity. Here are some reminders about upcoming events and opportunities, and some facts you might not have known about our very dedicated public safety staff and volunteers and the equipment that helps them …

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Jun 19 2018

A Twist On Trash Pickup

Staff Report for The Island Eye News The newly created Isle of Palms Cleanup Crew is recruiting volunteers for a summer of weekly beach sweeps that also offer good, clean community fun. The sweeps start Monday, June 25, with a total of 11 scheduled through Labor Day. Each Monday evening, organizers will ask volunteers to …

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Jun 19 2018

BREAKING: East Cooper District 2: Middle School Rezoning

By Christine Jeanné for The Island Eye News             After months of consideration, the East Cooper District 2 Constituent School Board is slated to decide new zoning lines for Moultrie Middle School when it meets this Wednesday, with one proposal splitting off Isle of Palms students and sending them to Laing Middle School of Science …

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Jun 15 2018

Mary Alice Monroe Hosts Event At Aquarium

By Emma Woodham, Staff Writer for The Island Eye News Photos by Barb Bergwerf Isle of Palms resident and New York Times Bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe recently launched her latest book, Beach House Reunion, with an event at the South Carolina Aquarium.  “I’m a little overwhelmed. This truly is a turtle-lovers’ reunion,” Monroe said. …

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Jun 14 2018

Local Couple Preserves Beaches Through Business

By Mimi Wood, Staff Writer For The Island Eye News Trina Limbach’s brain is like a turtle nest boil, idea after idea bubbling up, tumbling out almost faster than she can implement…the key word being ‘almost.’ Limbach packs a lot of energy into that tiny frame of hers. She has a knack for making things …

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Jun 14 2018

Farm-to-Table Supper Celebrates Conservation

By Amber Cook for The Island Eye News On Saturday, June 30 from 6 – 9 p.m., Lowcountry Land Trust will hold its 4th annual Farm-to-Table Supper at the Ambrose family home on Wadmalaw Island. The 2018 Farm-to-Table Supper is presented by the Ambrose Family Farm and Anderson Insurance Associates. The event is designed to …

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Jun 13 2018

New Market Is Home Run For The Team

By Mimi Wood, Staff Writer For The Island Eye News No one could be more excited about Middle Street Market, located next door to Home Team BBQ on Sullivan’s Island, than its new General Manager, Lesley Fox. “She was hand picked,” says Sean Daniher, of Home Team, which opened Middle Street Market on Memorial Day …

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