Jan 11 2010

Ben Sawyer closure shifted to February 2010

Ben Sawyer Bridge, Sullivan's Island

by Julie Hussey PCL Civil Constructors, the Ben Sawyer Bridge Rehabilitation Contractor, will wait until early February 2010 to close the Ben Sawyer Bridge and Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. To provide sufficient notice for maritime traffic to schedule travel plans after the new year, the closure of the waterway at the bridge will not occur prior …

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Jan 11 2010

Habitat for Humanity Restore SALE Thursday, January 14, 2010

By Hanna Reed Come on out and help us kick off the 20th year of East Cooper Habitat. The entire store will on sale this Thursday, January 14 from 4 to 9pm. We have been hoarding some items to put out especially for this sale. You will be amazed what people donate. In fact, we …

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Jan 11 2010

Future of Sullivan’s Island Elementary uncertain

By Susan and Jim Ballenger Sullivan’s Island Elementary School (SIES) is an educational jewel of an institution with a 50 year reputation for providing the best elementary education in the Southeast, all in a modest cinderblock structure by the sea. It is also facing an uncertain future because new seismic codes require it to be …

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Jan 11 2010

New City attorney expected to do a “Sterling” job

Sterling Halversen

Staff report A bright new face will be gracing the City of Isle of Palms Council and Committee meetings this year. Sterling Halversen, former assistant City Attorney for the Isle of Palms, will be taking the place of City Attorney Nick Sottile, who is stepping down after 14 years of service. A graduate of Vanderbuilt …

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Jan 11 2010

SPROUTS Theatre for Children

The Giant is seven feet tall as he pursues Jack down the beanstalk! The lovely Rapunzel sings her lonely song as she lets down her long golden tresses, a pair of hysterical ugly step-sisters argue over which of them will win the hand of the Prince. With the children sitting only five feet away from …

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Jan 11 2010

Fort Sumter receives National Park Foundation Grant

Re-enactors take school kids on tour of Morris Island.

Provided by the National Park Service Fort Sumter National Monument proudly announces the receipt of a grant award from the National Park Foundation. The $6,000 grant supports Morris Island Expeditions, an educational outreach program begun by the park in 2004 that focuses on Civil War history and conservation. Classroom study culminates with a boat trip …

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Jan 05 2010

Charleston celebrates South Carolina Restaurant Week

As part of the inaugural event, several Charleston area restaurants will participate in the Hospitality Association of South Carolina’s statewide Restaurant Week, January 11 – 17, 2010. The Hospitality Association of South Carolina is taking a page from the playbook of New York’s successful Restaurant Week. Charleston has an impressive culinary scene worthy of showcasing. …

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Jan 05 2010

Ryan Buckhannon, US Congressional Candidate, Comments on the Retirement of U.S. Rep. Henry Brown, Jr.

Monday, January 04, 2010: Today many South Carolinians awoke to the announcement of U.S. Rep. Henry Brown, Jr’s intention to retire. His dedication to the State of South Carolina and to his country will felt by all within the First Congressional District. The time away that he had to spend from his wife and family …

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Nov 30 2009

BRIDGE UPDATE: Closure set for December 6

The start date for the Ben Sawyer Boulevard (SC 703) closure of the Ben Sawyer Bridge is being shifted to Sunday, December 6, 2009 for 10 days (236 hours). This full closure is necessary to position the new swing span and approaches onto the existing bridge’s foundation piers. PCL Civil Constructors, the bridge contractor, asked …

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Nov 30 2009

Remembering Fort Moultrie

By Kristin Hackler It was a traditional family gathering on Sullivan’s Island. Streamers hung from the doorway and laughter could be heard coming from the porch as children’s feet thrummed across the bowed wooden stairs of the elegant old beach house. In the sunroom, kids and grandkids slowly settled down into comfortable chairs to listen …

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