Jun 06 2019

Fragoso Hired As Town Administrator

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Eye News Staff Writer Isle of Palms Mayor Jimmy Carroll is always available, and indulged Island Eye News with an interview highlighting the accomplishments made by city council during its meeting of May 28. A semi-new town administrator Kevin Cornett sworn in as the city’s Chief of Police Flood prevention …

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Jun 05 2019

Pollution Solutions

By Susan Hill Smith for The Island Eye News Isle of Palms Cleanup Crew celebrates its first birthday this month as volunteers return to a weekly schedule of Monday evening trash sweeps on Front Beach this summer from June 10 through Labor Day.  “We involved more than 400 volunteers over the course of summer last …

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Jun 04 2019

Intimate And Unplugged

By Morgan Hurley for The Island Eye News For the past two years, Mex 1 Coastal Cantina has partnered up with Ear for Music to put on an unforgettable music series called Mex 1 Sessions raising over $10,000 for Carolina Studios, a local non-profit focused on providing Charleston students with safe, career-focused initiatives through music, …

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May 31 2019

University School Of The Lowcountry Students Excel At SCISA Chess Tournament

By Jenny Hirsch for The Island Eye News University School of the Lowcountry (USL) emphasizes “learning by doing” in its approach to education every day for students in third through 12th grade. When the world is your classroom, you go forth every week from campus to see things for yourself. Students from the University School …

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May 30 2019

Construction Company Expands Offerings

By Anne Harris for The Island Eye News Renaissance South Construction Company today announced they are expanding their offerings to include kitchen and bath remodels in homes East of the Cooper and downtown Charleston. “Many homes East of the Cooper are at an age where their kitchens and bathrooms are in need of an update,” …

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May 30 2019

Sullivan’s Island Bird Walk

By Rob Byko for The Island Eye News Early Saturday morning, while the island was just starting to stir, a small band of birding enthusiasts met at Fort Moultrie for a weekend walk about the fields. The event was billed as the Sullivan’s Island Bird Walk, led by SI resident and highly regarded birding expert …

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May 29 2019

Offshore Drilling Prohibition Passes Into Law

By Reagan Kelley for Island Eye News State Senator Chip Campsen (R-Charleston, Beaufort, and Colleton Counties) introduced a budget proviso with 33 Senate co-sponsors on April 17th that protects South Carolina’s coast from offshore drilling. It passed into law on May 29th.  The proviso prohibits the issuance of state and local permits for infrastructure and other …

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May 29 2019

NOAA Predicts Near-normal 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season

By Lauren Gaches for Island Eye News NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is predicting that a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season is most likely this year. This outlook forecasts a 40% chance of a near-normal season, a 30% chance of an above-normal season and a 30% chance of a below-normal season. The hurricane season officially extends from June 1 …

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May 29 2019

Shrimp Season Opens May 29 With Encouraging Forecast

By Erin Weeks for Island Eye News Barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it or sauté it – however you cook it, fresh South Carolina-caught white shrimp are back on the menu. Commercial shrimp trawling will open in all legal South Carolina waters at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Georgia state waters will open …

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May 29 2019

First Three Loggerhead Nests Found By New Volunteers

By Mary Pringle for The Island Eye News Photos by Barbara Bergwerf It’s an exciting time when our nesting sea turtles return to nest in the dunes on the Isle of Palms and Sullivan’s Island. When the first two nests were laid on Kiawah Island and Hilton Head the last week of April, we knew …

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