Category Archive: Letters To The Editor and Op-Eds

Dec 22 2015

Letter To The Editor: Fire Risk On Sullivan’s Island

Dear Editor It’s interesting that Jennifer Tuohy led her article on Drake Carroll’s presentation to Sullivan’s Island Town Council about fire risk to homes adjacent to the accreted land with Carroll’s statement, “It would take a perfect storm to have a fire on Sullivan’s Island.” I don’t recall the fire expert saying this. What I …

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Dec 22 2015

Letter To The Editor: A Perfect Storm

Dear Editor, Earlier this Fall, Hurricane Joaquin, a powerful Category 4 storm, hovered off South Carolina’s coast, adding inches more rain to a 1,000-year rainfall that left death and destruction in its wake here and in the midlands. Had Joaquin made landfall, it could have been catastrophic. If offshore oil rigs and coastal infrastructure were …

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Oct 14 2015

Letter To The Editor: Kinghorn Is A Leader

Dear Editor, Many year ago, through my son-in-law, daughter, and granddaughter, I met Ted Kinghorn in Washington, DC. My son-in-law, Mag. Gen. Michael Regner, USMC was the Marine Corp liaison to Congress and had befriended Ted; coming to find out Ted was a South Carolina native, had worked for Strom Thurmond, and later having a …

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Sep 24 2015

Letter To The Editor: A Special Thanks

Dear Editor, I would like to take this opportunity to especially thank the Sullivan’s Island Business Association, their employees along with the island residents for taking the initiative to keep the business district and the outlying areas clean. I even like the fact that they also include the beach. Many thanks to all involved. Leo …

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Jul 04 2015

Letter to The Editor: Plastic Kills Wildlife

Dear Editor, I’d like to share my simple facts concerning the serious plague of plastic in our oceans. We’ve all read about the millions of small pieces of plastic floating in our oceans, but did you realize they’re mostly microscopic? It’s estimated that there are about .4 bits of plastic for every cubic meter of …

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Jul 02 2015

Op-Ed: Remove Confederate Flag From Statehouse Grounds

By Senator Chip Campsen for Island Eye News Sunday evening, while participating in the Bridge to Peace event my sister witnessed an act that encapsulates Charleston’s reaction to the brutal Emanuel AME Church murders. While 15,000 held hands in unity across the Ravenel Bridge, a man stretched his hands toward heaven and declared at the …

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Jun 09 2015

Letter To The Editor: Protect Our Oceans

Dear Editor, Over the next month or two, we are sure to hear a lot about plastic bags. The plastic bag industry is likely to float around “data” out of context or collected from non-scientific studies to try to derail ordinances like 15-08. Despite their use of half-truths to try to convince us otherwise, we …

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Jun 09 2015

Letter To The Editor: Plastic Bags Have Uses

Dear Editor, After reading the front page article on plastic bags as seen by four young people, I would offer the following thought. First, plastic bags are very useful for isolating infections in body fluids. The bags can be made under regulated sterile manufacturing conditions. They are lightweight and flexible so they be carried or …

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May 29 2015

Letter To The Editor: Another Parking Fail

Dear Editor, Another summer season is almost here and with it the tidal wave of daytrippers coming to enjoy a day at the beach. After 6 years of planning on how to deal with this unsafe tsunami of cars, City Council has decided to do….nothing! Talk and plan, talk and plan, and then talk and …

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Apr 27 2015

Letter To The Editor: Don’t Move Public Works

Dear Editor, I was dismayed when I read in the March 30 edition of the Island Eye that there is a move afoot to relocate the IOP Public Works department off the island. Councilmember Ward says it’s obvious it should be moved and it’s not the best use of the property. Of course, he does …

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