Sep 09 2017

Op-Ed: Why I Voted Against The Base Load Review Act

By Senator Chip Campsen for Island Eye News As a freshman senator I voted against the now infamous Base Load Review Act (BLRA) and urged my colleagues to do likewise. Unfortunately it wasn’t so infamous back then. I lost by a vote of 21 to 1 in the April 3, 2007, Senate Judiciary Committee meeting. …

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Sep 09 2017

Greater Charleston Restaurant Association Announces September 2017 Restaurant Week

Staff Report for The Island Eye News The Greater Charleston Restaurant Association, Inc. announced its September 2017 installment of Charleston Restaurant Week, occurring Wednesday, Sept. 6 through Sunday, Sept. 17. One of the most highly anticipated culinary events in the Charleston area, diners are presented with 12 days to experience award-winning cuisine from acclaimed Charleston …

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Sep 08 2017

Hurricanes And Sea Turtles

By Mary Pringle for The Island Eye News Now that we are approaching the peak of the Atlantic hurricane season, those of us who protect loggerhead nests not only begin to worry about our houses but also the fate of nests that are still in the dunes. The good news is that sea turtles have …

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Sep 07 2017

Eclipse Happened

Photos by Steven Rosamilia  

Sep 07 2017

Got Caught Eclipsing

Photo by Mike Loftus Isle of Palms Mayor Dick Cronin was caught eclipsing.  

Sep 07 2017

“Beyond The Big House” Tour September 16

By Fanio King for The Island Eye News Step inside the kitchens, carriage houses and former work lots of Charleston’s private houses during Beyond the Big House: Tour and Storytelling on Sept. 16, presented by The Slave Dwelling Project and Historic Charleston Foundation. These buildings have survived to tell the story of the enslaved in …

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Sep 07 2017

It’s A Family Affair

By Mimi Wood for The Island Eye News From France to Japan to Australia, how did tiny Isle of Palms get so lucky to land Café Paname…a hip, new bistro specializing in locally roasted coffee? Tery Stimis, one-third of the team, begins the saga, “I was working as an interior designer in Atlanta when I …

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Sep 06 2017

900 Volunteers Needed

By Christine Messick for The Island Eye News Reading Partners South Carolina is preparing for the 2017-18 school year by recruiting community volunteers to work directly in local schools, with kindergarten to fifth grade students who are struggling to read. Reading Partners is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides volunteer-led, one-on-one literacy tutoring to more …

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Sep 05 2017

Crowded Field In Isle Of Palms City Council Elections

Staff Report for Island Eye News Twelve candidates have announced their intention to run for one of four seats on Isle of Palms’ City Council this November. There will also be a contested mayoral election with current council member Jimmy Carroll running against Mayor Dick Cronin. Council members Marty Bettelli and Sandy Ferencz have decided …

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Sep 05 2017

Historic Site To Host Naturalization Ceremony

By Dawn Davis for The Island Eye News Charles Pinckney National Historic Site will host its 20th Naturalization Ceremony on Friday, Sept. 15, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Every year approximately 100 individuals from countries all over the world take the Oath of Citizenship during the event. This annual event recognizes national Citizenship Day …

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