Category: Letters To The Editor and Op-Eds

Oct 07 2013

Letter to the Editor: New Favorite Beach Read

Dear Editor, As a newbie to the island area, I want to say “thank you” to The Island Eye News. I have called Sullivan’s home now for a mere 4 weeks, and The Island Eye News has made the transition much easier. Thank you for providing me with pertinent community news, as well as interesting …

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Aug 23 2013

Letter To The Editor: Coyotes

Dear Editor, I have lived on I’on Avenue for 35 years. I have always had a cat. Last weekend after looking for three days for my missing cat Duke (who has lived on I’on for 14 years as an indoor and outdoor cat), he was found in pieces across the street in a vacant lot. …

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Aug 23 2013

Letter To The Editor: Duffy’s Comments

Dear Editor, After reading former councilman Duffy’s comments about councilman Buckhannon’s voting record in the last Island Eye issue, I took it upon myself to check the facts and see if I could ultimately figure out who was telling the truth. Mr. Duffy questioned whether councilman Buckhannon voted to support the installation of parking nodes …

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Aug 09 2013

Letter To The Editor: Candidate Buckhannon

Dear Editor, It is laudable that Councilmember Buckhannon has announced he is running for Mayor of the City of Isle of Palms. Public service is always laudable. However, I take exception with the quote in his announcement “In June 2011, Councilman Buckhannon was the only member on council to vote against installing parking nodes…” The …

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Jun 19 2013

Letter To The Editor: A tremendous “THANK YOU” from PrimeTime Fitness!

Dear Editor, I am writing to express my deepest appreciation for the clients, members, and friends of PrimeTime Fitness. When we recently made plans to relocate off the island due to a culmination of increased financial demands, our members spoke out loudly in protest. I personally received countless calls and e-mails, and I know that …

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Jun 13 2013

Letter to the Editor: Soapbox Issue

Dear Editor, Whenever a “soapbox” issue arises on Sullivan’s Island, a predictable vocal minority of “islanders” vigorously project their side of the story while omitting critical facts. The Town Hall and warehouse is registered as part of the Fort Moultrie Quartermaster and Support Facilities Historic District by the National Register Of Historic Places, per the …

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May 31 2013

Letter To The Editor: To The Voters of Sullivan’s Island

Dear Editor, First, for purposes of full disclosure: I am young, I am not a Charleston native, and I am in law school. For the 5 percent of you that kept reading this after that first sentence, thank you. I just wanted you to know before reading my thoughts that I am not a longtime …

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May 31 2013

Letter To The Editor: Town Council Selling Out Residents As Part Of Its Plan To Sell Town Hall.

Dear Editor, At its May 8th meeting, the Sullivan’s Island Planning Commission did something this island has not contemplated in more than fifteen years—propose rezoning single-family residential properties to multi-family. At the request of Town Council, the Planning Commission has prepared what it is calling an “overlay” that would rezone at least 9 historic properties …

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May 16 2013

Letter To The Editor: Certified SI Election Results

Dear Editor, Congratulations to SI Mayor-Elect Mike Perkis, who won a narrow victory over Mayor Carl Smith in the election on May 7. The final numbers are very revealing: Mike Perkis received 459 votes out of 905 total votes cast. There were a total of 446 write-in votes in the mayoral election, of which 430 …

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May 16 2013

Letter To The Editor: Congratulations to SI Citizens, the New Mayor and Town Council!

Dear Editor, Sullivan’s Island Citizens are to be commended for the strong turn out at the polls Tuesday. I would like to personally thank each of the 889 residents that voted and made Tuesday such a success. We do care about the island and it shows. Without any reservations, I would like to extend my …

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