May 31 2018

Dawes Cooke Leads South Carolina Bar

By Leigh Thomas for The Island Eye News Charleston attorney Dawes Cooke was installed as the 2018-19 president of the South Carolina Bar on Thursday, May 24, during the Bar’s House of Delegates meeting at Wild Dunes on the Isle of Palms. Judge Stephanie P. McDonald of the S.C. Court of Appeals administered the oath …

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May 29 2018

South Carolina Aquarium’s First Turtle Release Of The Season

By Mimi Wood for The Island Eye News A crowd of 300 spectators, fans and well wishers gathered at the Isle of Palms County Park on May 10 for the first turtle release of 2018. Staff and volunteers from the South Carolina Aquarium were on hand to facilitate the event. Using the opportunity to help …

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May 29 2018

Bell Seeks Registrar Of Deeds Office

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Eye News Staff Writer Patrick Bell has been one of Charleston County’s leading commercial real estate brokers for over 20 years. He won coveted Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) status awarded by the CCIM Institute, considered by many to be global standard for professional achievement in the industry. He has …

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May 27 2018

Desirée Fragoso appointed IOP interim city administrator, effective June 1

Linda Lovvorn Tucker becomes city administrator emeritus, departs Oct. 8 By Jennifer Tuohy – Island Eye News Contributing Editor The City of Isle of Palms has appointed a new interim city administrator. Desiree Fragoso, assistant city administrator since 2015, assumes day to day management of the city on June 1. Linda Lovvorn Tucker, city administrator for …

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May 24 2018

Bridge Closure May Affect Holiday Traffic

By Emma Woodham, Staff Writer for The Island Eye News The May meeting of the Sullivan’s Island Town Council was unusually brief. Councilmembers Mark Howard and Tim Reese were absent, leaving only five members of the council present. Mayor Pat O’Neil opened the meeting by congratulating Sullivan’s Island Police Officer Sydney DeNett on her recent …

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May 24 2018

Reggae Nights Summer Concert Series

By Sarah Reynolds for The Island Eye News  Get a taste of Jamaica with the kickoff of the Reggae Nights Summer Concert Series on Friday, June 1. The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission will host Ras Bonghi Reggae All Stars in the first performance of the series at James Island County Park. Gates open …

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May 23 2018

Sullivan’s Island Mayor’s Message: May 2018

Dear Island Neighbors, Well, it looks like our entry to summer will be marked with a bit of traffic hassle thanks to the Wando I-526 bridge closure caused by cable failure. (I wonder how many confused folks called Comcast to complain?) But right here on the Island, there’s a lot going on these days, so …

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May 23 2018

Bill Would Improve FEMA Practices

By Sanford Press Office for The Island Eye News U.S. Senators Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Tim Scott (R-SC) and U.S. Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Mark Sanford (R-SC) introduced legislation that would help more vulnerable homeowners move out of dangerous flood zones. The bipartisan bill calls for a comprehensive review of the Federal Emergency Management …

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May 18 2018

Letter To The Editor: Senator McConnell, Secretary Chao And The Donald

Dear Editor, I believe Majority Leader Mitch McConnell came to Washington as an honorable man. A former Judge from Kentucky with high ethics; when he arrived in Washington in 1985. Subsequently, I was tasked, as senior aide to Senator Storm Thurmond, to assist he and his staff in establishing their Senate offices. Fast-forward 18 years …

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May 17 2018

13th Annual Hazelnut Hang At The Windjammer

Staff Report for The Island Eye News Platinum-selling group, Sister Hazel, is excited to announce the 13th Annual Hang at Hazelnut Isle, June 1-3 at the Windjammer on Isle of Palms. Fans can expect some high energy shows with brand-new Sister Hazel songs like “Roll on Bye” and “You Won’t See Me Again,” as well …

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