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Feb 12 2019

Wando Band Wins National Advocacy Awards

By Sherry Eppelsheimer for The Island Eye News Wando High School’s Marching Band is known for winning awards for their performances on the field; they recently scored a program-best sixth place finish in the 2018 Bands of America Grand Nationals. However, the students, staff, and community members that make up the Wando Band have also …

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Feb 08 2019

South Carolina Baltimore Oriole Winter Survey And Great Backyard Bird Count Set For February 15-18.

By Greg Lucas for Island Eye News The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) will conduct an annual Baltimore Oriole Winter Survey Feb. 15-18 in conjunction with the Great Backyard Bird Count. The state natural resources agency is interested in the status and distribution of these colorful songbirds that have begun wintering in the …

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Feb 08 2019

Sullivan’s Island Resident Gives $4 Million

By Delta State University for The Island Eye News Delta State University recently received a gift of $4 million from a charitable educational trust created by Dr. Fred Pittman in 1993. The trustees of the Pittman Educational Trust unanimously approved the distribution of the $4 million to Delta State upon the recommendation of Dr. Pittman, …

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Feb 07 2019

Wild Dunes Offers Golf Program

By Charlotte Park for The Island Eye News The Harbor Friends Golf Program is the ultimate annual VIP pass to one of the most beautiful courses in the Lowcountry. Golf Digest says Harbor Golf Course of Wild Dunes Resort, a Destination Hotel, is among the “Best in State” for golf in South Carolina. Designed by …

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Feb 06 2019

Save Crab Bank Reaches Its Goal

Staff Report for The Island Eye News On Friday, Jan. 25 The Coastal Conservation League was presented with a check for $50,000 from the Barrier Island Friends of Crab Bank, represented by Sullivan’s Island resident and Crab Bank advocate Rick Reed. The dollars raised will go toward the much-publicized campaign to rebuild and restore Crab …

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Feb 06 2019

Climate Change Focus Of $5.7 Million Alliance

By Kimberly Keelor-Parker for The Island Eye News The first multi-academic institution center in South Carolina to study the effects of ocean health-related illness and the interactions from climate change is initializing its operations. Funded by a $5.7 million grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), more than 20 researchers from five …

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Feb 05 2019

Hunley: Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow

By Susan Middaugh for The Island Eye News The Confederate submarine, H. L. Hunley, is an essential part of Sullivan’s Island history that is remembered each February, for it was on the night of February 17, 1864, that the Hunley departed Sullivan’s Island and sank the USS Housatonic, a Union warship Charleston Harbor. The Hunley …

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Feb 05 2019

Bishop Gadsden’s President Steps Down

By Kimberly Borts for The Island Eye News After more than 33 years of dedication, love, and service, Bill Trawick has announced his intention to retire from Bishop Gadsden Episcopal Retirement Community. Trawick became CEO of Bishop Gadsden in January 1986 and facilitated the planning and fundraising for the new community on James Island. Bishop …

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Feb 04 2019

Oral History Project Goes Live

By Mike Walsh, Board President, Battery Gadsden Cultural Center for The Island Eye News In 1997 the late Make Macmurphy, founder of what is now Battery Gadsden Cultural Center, conceived the idea of an oral history of Sullivan’s Island. With the assistance of Jeri England and Susannah Smith Miles, long time islanders were videotaped reminiscing …

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Feb 04 2019

Charleston Music Fest Continues Chamber Music Season

By Nandini McCauley for The Island Eye News The 2nd Monday Series will host Charleston Music Fest, both part of the College of Charleston School of the Arts, for a night of intimate chamber music on Monday, Feb. 11. Graduates of the prestigious Moscow Conservatory, faculty duo Natalia Khoma (cello) and Volodymyr Vynnytsky (piano) will …

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