Category: Letters To The Editor and Op-Eds

May 01 2013

Letter To The Editor: War

Dear Editor, I moved to Sullivan’s Island ten years ago. Carl Smith has been the Mayor on Sullivan’s Island for the past eight years. There has been a constant war on this small island since Carl Smith has been Mayor. The residents of Sullivan’s Island have endured the war over the accreted land, the war …

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May 01 2013

Letter To The Editor: Mike Perkis Support

Dear Editor, We enthusiastically support Mike Perkis for mayor of Sullivan’s Island. He has shown steadfast leadership in his 8 years on Town Council. During this time, Mike has championed accountability, transparency, accessibility, and clear communication. He answers questions directly and consistently. He is available by email, phone, and in person. He communicates significant changes …

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May 01 2013

Letter To The Editor: Holding a Vote, Having a Voice

Dear Editor, What irony! Judge Markley Dennis ruled in favor of the Sullivan’s Island petitioners on March 8, but the Sullivan’s Island Town Council still refuses to hold a vote as required by the petition—all the while putting up signs asking residents to vote for THEM in the upcoming election! In other words, give Town …

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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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