Category Archive: Letters To The Editor and Op-Eds

Apr 18 2017

Op-Ed: Siegling Announces Run For Sullivan’s Island Town Council

Hello Sullivan’s Island, my name is Elizabeth Siegling. I am running for a seat on town council, and I would like to tell you my story. Being a sixth generation Charlestonian, I have deep roots here. My family began with John Zacharias Siegling who came to Charleston in 1819, married Maria Regina Schierle, and opened …

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Mar 03 2017

Op-Ed: Church Announces Run For Sullivan’s Island Council

By Sarah Church for Island Eye News I am thrilled to announce I will be running for re-election for Sullivan’s Island Town Council. My decision came late, so my name will not appear on the ballot. I took the extra time for consideration because I wanted to be certain I could dedicate the time and …

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Nov 22 2016

History Is All Washed Up

By Sarah Nolan for Island Eye News Kristen Virgilio and her family live a couple of blocks away from the beach access on Sullivan’s Island’s Middle Street, where a curious military oddity has surfaced following Hurricane Matthew. When I met her at Station 30 to look at the site she was happy to show me …

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Jun 09 2016

Letter To The Editor: Killing The Golden Goose

Dear Editor, Years ago, “Naval Proceedings” magazine, always found in the wardrooms of US Navy ships, dedicated the last page of each edition to a section entitled “Nobody Asked Me, But…”. It provided an opportunity for those not in the Navy’s leadership hierarchy to comment on problems they felt important, with the hope that the …

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Apr 16 2016

Letter To The Editor: Overrun

Dear Editor, The only things that outnumber the squirrels on Sullivan’s Island are the BMWs and the whalers. Lenny Branch Sullivan’s Island

Mar 18 2016

Letter To The Editor: Listen To The Experts In Coyote Debate

Dear Editor, As a resident of the IOP, I would like to thank the administration and elected officials on the island for offering the informative and educational forum last week regarding coyotes. It is unfortunate that a loud group of residents spent so much time voicing their opinions about the situation instead of truly hearing …

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Feb 19 2016

Letter To The Editor: Leg Traps Are Feckless, Inhumane

Dear Editor, The Town of Sullivan’s Island Town Council is authorizing the use of leg traps for catching coyotes in undisclosed town property locations. Town properties include beaches, accreted forests and dunes, and marsh lands throughout the island. This presents a serious danger to our pets, children, raptors and other wildlife. Leg trapping proponents argue …

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Feb 19 2016

Letter To The Editor: The Concerns

Dear Editor, In the ongoing public debate about a land management plan being crafted by Sullivan’s Island Town Council some concerns have been expressed, by property owners living adjacent to the coastal forest, about apparent “threats” that it poses for residents and property. As this debate continues we have to apply some common sense principles. …

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Feb 19 2016

Letter To The Editor: The Voters Have Spoken

Dear Editor, As a long-time Sullivan’s Island residents, my wife and I raised our children here and are grateful for the natural beauty that surrounds us. We are strongly in favor of preserving the Maritime Forest in the accreted public land that is protected by the Lowcountry Open Land Trust. My preference would be to …

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Feb 19 2016

Letter To The Editor: Fairness In The Maritime Forest

Dear Editor, In the ongoing discussion by the Sullivan’s Island Town Council about the accreted land, I think one aspect of this debate has not been presented adequately. The accreted land was placed under a conservation easement in 1991. It was placed in this Trust for the benefit and enjoyment of all of the residents …

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