Category Archive: Letters To The Editor and Op-Eds

Nov 18 2017

Letter To The Editor: Misdirected Funds?

Dear Editor, With the upcoming election we are all being asked to vote yes or no on spending IOP dollars to revitalize the marina and its facilities. For sure 100% of the funds for this project are/will be Isle of Palms funds. But, what percentage of the island population uses the marina? As we continue …

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Nov 02 2017

Letter To The Editor: Thank You To Bill Watson

Dear Editor, Unsung heroes of the American Revolution are recognized at Thomson Park at Breach Inlet, and we should recognize a modern-day unsung hero who has helped make the park possible.   Over the past six years, Bill Watson of Carolina Tree Brokers has contributed countless hours and energy installing palmetto logs and landscaping without …

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Oct 27 2017

Letter To The Editor: Marina Improvement Not A Frivolous Expense

Dear Editor, The Marina needs to be improved. This is not a frivolous expense. If we are going to apply the “when the next hurricane hits” mentality, please use the same logic with regard to the accident-waiting-to-happen at the Marina. It’s unlikely money is going to get cheaper to borrow; it’s also unlikely that the …

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Oct 27 2017

Letter To The Editor: Vote Loftus

Dear Editor, With our local elections fast approaching, I’m writing to support Mike Loftus for IOP City Council. The ballot of candidates is so large this time around we could field a football team. Loftus stands out as a public servant who offers a proven track record of getting things done for residents. His secret …

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Oct 27 2017

Letter To The Editor: Vote Jimmy For Mayor!

Dear Editor, In 2011, I wrote a letter to Island Eye News encouraging the residents of the Isle of Palms to vote for Jimmy Carroll for City Council. Now I am urging the residents to vote for Jimmy for Mayor! It is obvious, he has done a great job on City Council and has earned …

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Oct 27 2017

Letter To The Editor: The Need For The Marina Referendum

Dear Editor, I moved to IOP in 1987, as a teenager with my family. I attended local schools, and in 1997 fulfilled my dream of opening Barrier Island EcoTours, located at the IOP Marina. From riding my bike to the marina as a kid, and launching our boat, to owning a business there for the …

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Oct 27 2017

Letter To The Editor: Where Is The Love?

Dear Editor One of the joys of election season on IOP is hearing proclamations of love for IOP. Candidates proclaim no one loves IOP more than they. Of course, if you live here you love it otherwise you would live elsewhere. Love requires a commitment to and responsibility for the loved one, in this case …

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Oct 27 2017

Letter To The Editor: It’s All About The Details

Dear Editor, As a past Councilmember, I was somewhat bemused by Jimmy Carroll’s campaign ad which was reaffirmed at the Mayoral Candidates forum. He clearly indicates that he likes to say no to just about everything and has yet to befriend accuracy and detail. Take, for example, his “millage increase” no vote, he implied there …

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Oct 27 2017

Letter To The Editor: In Support Of The Marina Referendum

Dear Editor I am writing to convey my strong support for the Isle of Palms Marina enhancement and community revitalization bond issue that will appear on the ballot this November. In doing so, I applaud the City of Isle of Palms, the mayor, council members, and citizens, who have been engaged in planning this much …

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Oct 19 2017

OpEd: Chicken Little Roosts On Isle Of Palms After Irma

By Ted Kinghorn for The Island Eye News Here’s the latest from some regarding our IOP city budget and spending. “The sky is falling!” What would we do if we had another Hugo? Some will recommend modest budget cuts, but of course we all know that such symbolic savings would have no tangible value related …

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