Category: Letters To The Editor and Op-Eds

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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May 16 2013

Letter To The Editor: Local Products

Dear Editor, I wanted to give a quick shout out to a couple of local businesses that are making an extra effort selling local products. Sealand Adventure Sports on Middle Street is renting bikes that are made right here in Charleston. Also, the store is really adding a cool, “beachy” feel to Middle Street. Down …

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May 02 2013

Letter To The Editor: SIGHT Council

Dear Editor, Some interesting findings have come from a recent survey sent to most SI residents and they should provide important background for the coming election for Sullivan’s Island Council.  I did not receive a survey from the so called SIGHT but on reading the questions SIGHT put together, they cover every issue that voters should …

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May 01 2013

Letter To The Editor: A Tragedy Is An Unfortunate Event That Ends In A Disaster.

Dear Editor, When the Sullivan’s Island Town Council ignored the Island’s residents’ certified petition for a referendum regarding the proposed Sullivan’s Island Elementary School (SIES), a tragedy was set in motion. Unfortunately, our town council forgot their first obligation is to the voters of Sullivan’s Island, not to the voters of other municipalities or Charleston …

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