Jan 18 2017

The Crabpot Players Successful Return

By Amy Mercer, Island Eye News Editor Photos by Steve Rosamilia The opening performance of the Crabpot Players’ “The Last Meeting of the Nights of the White Magnolia” was a success. The show enjoyed a full house, a crowd loud with laughter, and a standing ovation. Under the leadership of Jimmy Ward, the all male …

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Jan 18 2017

Time For Dreaming

By Wendy Kelly for Island Eye News If you’re anything like me, that last cold snap didn’t do your yard and garden any favors. The usual protocol for my plants when a frigid weather looms is to bring some inside, put some in the garage, cover some, and pretty much just cross my fingers on …

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Jan 17 2017

Carroll Declares Candidacy To Be Isle Of Palms Mayor

By Susan Hill Smith, Island Eye News Staff Writer Isle of Palms City Councilmember Jimmy Carroll has announced with the start of the new year that he is running for mayor in the city’s 2017 elections in November. Carroll is a lifelong island resident and well-known local realtor who was first elected to council in …

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Jan 17 2017

Honoring A Local Marine

By Kayla Good for Island Eye News Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus today announced that the city of Charleston, South Carolina, will serve as the commissioning site for the future USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114). The ship is named for Marine Pfc. Ralph Henry Johnson, a native of Charleston, who posthumously received the Medal …

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Jan 14 2017

Citadel’s New Nursing Department Made Possible By Swain Family

By Kim Keelor for Island Eye News The Citadel’s new Swain Department of Nursing is being established through the generosity of a gift from the Swain family, which has been a part of The Citadel family for decades. The seven-figure gift was initiated by brothers David C. Swain, Jr., Citadel Class of 1980, and his …

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Jan 14 2017

Letter To The Editor: Addressing Our Council Grinches

Dear Editor, Your Beach Renourishment assessment, levied by the Wild Dunes Community Association is unfair. I doubt that any resident of the IOP is against renourishing our beach but the cost should be shared by every property owner on the Island. Why are the property owners of Wild Dunes singled out for such an expensive …

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Jan 13 2017

Seasons Of The South: Marilyn’s Sausage And Biscuit Pinwheels

By Marilyn Markel for Island Eye News My mother always made these on Christmas morning when we were growing up. We always added a smear of grape jelly. The muscadine butter is a twist on that classic sausage biscuit with grape jelly. SAUSAGE AND BISCUIT PINWHEELS Makes about 20 pinwheels Ingredients 1 batch of biscuit …

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Jan 11 2017

Islanders Enjoying The Arts

By Amy Mercer for Island Eye News Dewees Island is home to avid naturalists and environmentally conscious people who are drawn to island because of its natural beauty. The 3-mile island also boasts a community of creatives including painters, writers, woodworkers, quilters, musicians, vocalists, historians, museum curators, professors, calligraphers and of course photographers. The Huyler …

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Jan 11 2017

Charleston County Parks Staff Member Wins Environmental Award

By Sarah Reynolds for Island Eye News Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) staff member Mark Madden was presented with the 2015 South Carolina Environmental Awareness Award on Dec. 5. This award recognizes outstanding contributions made toward the protection, conservation and improvement of South Carolina’s natural resources. Madden is the interpretation and stewardship manager …

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Jan 11 2017

Wandering Upstate Elk Finds New Home

By David Lucas for Island Eye News  After efforts to encourage the now-infamous “Upstate S.C. Elk” to return to its home herd in North Carolina proved unsuccessful, the animal has been relocated to the S.C Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism’s Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site, where it will become a part of the …

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