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May 25 2019

Look Out For Manatees As They Return To Coastal Waters

By Erin Weeks for Island Eye News As manatees return to their summer haunts along the coast, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) biologists are reminding residents and visitors to be particularly alert while boating and to report sightings of these gentle giants online. Manatees, or sea cows, …

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May 24 2019

Election Results Saw Close Count

By Katy Calloway, The Island Eye News Managing Editor Sullivan’s Island welcomed two new councilmembers on May 7 and saw one hold on to his seat. In what turned out to be an uncomfortably close election, decided by only 38% of the 1,686 registered voters on the island, Kaye Smith topped the ballot count at …

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May 23 2019

Isle Of Palms Mayor’s Message: May 2019

Another summer is upon us and the city is going full force in every direction.  This past month, we hired Kevin Cornett as our new police chief. City Council will swear him in at our May 28 council meeting, and his first day on the job will be June 3. Please come to our city …

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May 22 2019

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May 22 2019

Hail To The Chief

By Mimi Wood, The Island Eye News Staff Writer After 25 years in public service, most spent in service to the Isle of Palms Police Department, Interim Police Chief Kimberly Usry bid adieu to a lively crowd of well-wishers gathered in her honor on May 13, at the IOP City Hall. Having grown up on …

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May 21 2019

Hands Across The Sand Unites Local Leaders

By Katy Calloway, The Island Eye News Managing Editor On Saturday, May 18, 17 locations across South Carolina advocated by joining hands in protest against offshore drilling. Local politicians, community leaders and activists gathered at the Folly Beach Pier for this 10th annual event, hosted by Oceana South Carolina, Don’t Drill Lowcountry and the Coastal …

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May 17 2019

SCDNR Courtesy Boat Inspections Set During Memorial Day Weekend

Staff Report for Island Eye News  With the approaching very busy Memorial Day holiday weekend, The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) Law Enforcement Division will be holding courtesy boat inspections at public boat landings across the state. SCDNR officers will perform a quick, but thorough, inspection of your boat to make sure you …

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May 17 2019

Letter To The Editor: A Veteran’s Affairs Soldier In Need

The young man volunteered for The Armed Services of the United States. In his case, Army. He had his reasons, like adventure, “Be All That You Can Be,” and not really knowing what else he wanted to do. So, he served his country. Went to war in the Middle East and became a good soldier. …

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May 16 2019

Isle Of Palms Resident Recognized For Excellence In Scientific Research

By Citadel Staff for The Island Eye News The Citadel Director of Undergraduate Research, Dena Garner, Ph.D., is the recipient of one of the top science awards presented by the state of South Carolina. Governor Henry McMaster presented Garner with the Award for Excellence in Scientific Research at a Predominately Undergraduate Institution at a ceremony …

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May 16 2019

Academic Magnet Named Best School In United States

By Erica Taylor for The Island Eye News Academic Magnet High School has been named the Best High School in the country by U.S. News & World Report. The U.S. News Best High Schools rankings include data on more than 17,000 schools that were ranked on six factors based on their performance on state assessments …

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