Category: Letters To The Editor and Op-Eds

Aug 06 2018

Letter To The Editor: Dr. Hazel Announces Results Of Beach Study

Dr. Hazel has lived on Isle of Palms for the past six years and calls the Lowcountry home. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Round Valley in Park City, Utah, with a B.S. in Single Track Critter Studies. She logged over 4,000 miles of single-track trail, studying behavior of various sizes of …

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Jul 23 2018

Op-Ed: Threatened Habitat Demands Attention

By Rick Reed for The Island Eye News At the last Sullivan’s Island Town Council Meeting, Eve Gentieu asked the Town to allow DHEC to place signage alerting beach goers to a Wilson Plover mom and her 2 remaining chicks (1 disappeared). This will not restrict anyone or dog from anything. It will be merely …

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May 07 2018

Letter To The Editor: Ready, Get Set, Vote

Dear Editor, Voters in our communities will soon be casting votes in the South Carolina Primary Election. Eligible citizens have until May 13 to register so they can vote in the June 12th Primaries and June 26thPrimary Runoffs (runoff if needed).  Now is also the time to familiarize ourselves with the candidates on the ballot and the offices up for …

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Apr 20 2018

Letter To The Editor: Parking Not Up To Standard

 Dear Editor, The picture associated with this letter shows cars parked at Battery Thompson and behind the Post Office. The parking is mostly for Commercial District customers. Both areas are zoned “Residential” and should not be used for general parking. The town started allowing parking at the Battery Thompson site several years ago without going …

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Apr 19 2018

Letter To The Editor: Residents First, Not So Much

Dear Editor, Last fall’s election swept in a new council. Its mantra was “Putting the residents FIRST”. Well, it’s been four months and let’s see how it’s doing. At the last council meeting members managed to do just the opposite. They voted to make the Beach Parking Plan year round, instead of running only during …

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Apr 05 2018

Letter To The Editor: Barney

Dear Editor,  In this age of inclusion, disability rights and general awareness and acceptance of individuals who use wheelchairs to travel, I was dumbstruck last month by the driver of a golf cart who squeezed next to the handicap space at Ron’s Home Team BBQ on Middle Street. Because the golf cart prevented the mobility …

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Mar 09 2018

Letter To The Editor: Shark Sighting

Dear Editor, Hi! I’m visiting here from MI. Some locals I met on the beach said you might be interested in this photo I took on Feb. 5 at 7:30 a.m. I was at IOP, Station 25-26 area. Actually I saw 3 different shark heads in this location within 4 days, all in the same …

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Mar 08 2018

Letter To The Editor: Paying Respects

Dear Editor, Whenever I go to a funeral home to pay my respects, even if the relatives are standing next to the open coffin, I never look at the deceased. It’s just the way I am. I want to remember them with a cold drink in their hand, laughing, listening to beach music at a …

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Mar 07 2018

Letter To The Editor: In Response To Kinghorn

Dear Editor, Teddy, neither I, nor any of my friends or neighbors I have spoken with, have asked for a refund of our taxes. What we are asking is for you to take your head out of whatever hole you keep it in and work on the problems we face every day. Some examples are …

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Mar 06 2018

Letter To The Editor: Kinghorn Spins False Narrative

Dear Editor,  In his most recent letter to the editor, IOP Councilman Kinghorn has continued to spin a false narrative that IOP will never again face devastating weather events. He has proposed that we have no need to set aside adequate emergency disaster funds. In conjunction, Kinghorn has in the past both cavalierly and disingenuously …

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