Nov 16 2009

Buckhannon announces candidacy for Congress

Isle of Palms businessman Dr. Ryan Buckhannon has announced that he plans on challenging the five term incumbent Congressman Henry Brown Jr. for the U.S. House of Representatives First Congressional District. “I believe that I have made a difference in my community through hard work and fiscal responsibility,” says Buckhannon in regards to his bid …

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Nov 16 2009

Welcoming the new Isle of Palms Council

Staff report On Wednesday, November 4, the Isle of Palms welcomed the return of two incumbents and two new Council members to the Isle of Palms Council, as well as returning Mayor Dick Cronin. The race was tight, with returning Council member Marty Bettelli bringing in the most votes at 881. Bettelli was followed closely …

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Nov 16 2009

Isle of Palms City Council – October 27, 2009

Citizen’s comments Isle of Palms resident Diane Oltorik commented on ways in which Accomodations Tax (ATAX) money could be spent to bring more business on to the island during the “dry seasons”. “In August and September, ATAX talked about ways to bring more business to our local businesses during our dry seasons: November, December and …

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Nov 16 2009

Ben Sawyer Bridge closing delayed

Provided by SCDOT SCDOT and PCL Civil Constructors, Inc., the Design Build Contractor for the Ben Sawyer Bridge, have determined the potential start date for the Ben Sawyer Bridge Rehabilitation Project’s necessary Intracoastal Waterway closure will be no sooner than November 30, 2009. The roadway closure of Ben Sawyer Boulevard at the Ben Sawyer Bridge …

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Nov 16 2009

A Plan for Management of the RC1 Land Trust Area

By The Sullivan’s Islanders Group “The beach is your first line of defense against a hurricane. The key to this protection is a wide sandy beach and established vegetated dunes that work together to absorb much of the energy of waves.” – Tim Kana, Ph.D., Coastal Science and Engineering. (Clearwater Gazette, June 12, 2009) The …

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Nov 16 2009

A passion for Poe-try

“It’s because I liked Edgar Allan Poe’s stories so much that I began to make suspense films.” – Alfred Hitchcock Light from a flickering fire and the smell of wood smoke permeated the brick and timber walls of Poe’s Tavern on the night of October 28, and if the popular neighborhood bar wasn’t filled with …

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Nov 16 2009

Dewees celebrates another great turtle season

By Anne Anderson A gathering was held on October 16 to thank the 41 Dewees Island turtle volunteers for their efforts this year and to celebrate their successes; both past and present. In a year of storms and battered nests, these committed islanders helped 1367 loggerhead hatchlings scramble to the sea from their shores. In …

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Nov 16 2009

Isle of Palms rental facts

The following rental facts were provided by Douglas Kerr of the Isle of Palms Building Department to the Isle of Palms Planning Commission. For a map of rentals on the Isle of Palms, click here. As of 2008, these are the facts on rentals on the Isle of Palms: 5000 square foot homes: There are …

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Nov 11 2009

Breaking news: Buckhannon to announce run for Congress on Thursday, November 12

Isle of Palms Council member Ryan Buckhannon will announce his intent to challenge the five term incumbent Congressman Henry Brown Jr. for the U.S. House of Representatives First Congressional District at the IOP Public Safety Building, located at 30 J. C. Long Blvd., at 4pm on Thursday, November 12.

Nov 05 2009

Charleston Miracle League celebrates 5th anniversary

The Charleston Miracle League (CML), an organization which allows children and adults with special needs to play baseball, will celebrate their 5th anniversary on November 7, 2009 at the Joe Griffin Miracle Field, 780 West Oak Forest Drive. Festivities kick-off at 9 a.m. between baseball games. During the event, new partners, Coastal Community Foundation, will …

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