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Category: Letters To The Editor and Op-Eds

May 01 2013

Ad-Editorial: Make the Most of Your Vacation

Special to the Island Eye News We spend all winter dreaming of the beach, RiverDogs games at The Joe, and burgers on the back porch. We countdown the days until summer as we sit in our offices or bundle our kids up for school. But what does your vacation really look like? Do you spend …

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Apr 19 2013

Letter to the Editor: Forgive Sanford but Don’t Forget

Dear Editor, I met a couple recently who had just moved to Charleston. The conversation quickly turned to politics. The gentleman leaned over to me and observed, “Sanford’s got the Christian voters all figured out.” He said, “They HAVE to forgive him.” That first struck me as a bit of an insult. Then it struck …

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Apr 19 2013

Letter to the Editor: Winchester

Dear Editor, I read with interest Karen Coste’s letter about writing-in Carl Smith for Mayor in the upcoming Sullivan’s Island election. Good luck, Karen! It seems that at the last Town Council meeting, it was announced that Mayoral write-in candidates would NOT be counted, and that Mr. Perkis is already the winner. This obviously concerns me, …

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Apr 19 2013

Letter to the Editor: Holl

Dear Editor, There has been much spirited debate about the new SIES in these pages over the past months to which I would like to add the following thoughts. I support the new school that is being built yet I signed the petition on asking for a vote on a smaller school – and I …

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Apr 08 2013

Letter To The Editor: Sullivan Islanders Deserve The Right To A Vote

Dear Editor, The victory in the court two weeks ago was massive, Town Council tried to have the petition for a referendum thrown out claiming it was not valid, obviously the judge did not think so! The concerned residents of Sullivan’s Island just want to exercise their legal right under S.C. law, see below, it …

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Apr 08 2013

Letter To The Editor: I Should Not, I Could Not, I Will Not Vote.

Dear Editor, I am an involved American who takes my civil liberties seriously. I am not apathetic. I am not lazy. I have voted in every national, state, and local election since I was of age. Through the years, I always made a point to take my child with me into the voting booths so …

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Apr 08 2013

Letter To The Editor: Mike Sottile Intersection

Dear Editor, As I was running the roads of Isle of Palms, an activity that I have done most of my life, I happened upon the new Mike Sottile Intersection sign. It brought a smile to my face. Kudos to our native son! Now, visitors to our island will know that it is more than …

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Apr 08 2013

Letter To The Editor: McMaster

Dear Editor, I was surprised that you would print such a vitriolic letter as the one sent by Diane Oltorik.  She had no problem with cronyism when she was appointed to the Planning Commission to replace someone who had qualifications and experience, neither of which she possessed. Mrs. Oltorik keeps saying that the Isle of …

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Apr 08 2013

Letter To The Editor: Ignoring Long-Established Procedures

Dear Editor, In approving the lease for the new Sullivan’s Island Elementary School, SI Town Council established a special arrangement for one particular piece of property on Sullivan’s Island and exempted this piece of property from long-established design review procedures. In connection with the lawsuit regarding the petition for referendum and Sullivan’s Island Elementary School, …

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Mar 06 2013

Letter To The Editor: Spread The Word To End The Word

Dear Editor, As The Island Eye News is a leader in driving local culture, we need your support, and the support of your readers, in our Spread the Word to End the Word campaign to help make a stand against a word that has gained popularity in culture, but is offensive to many. The “R-word” or …

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