Jun 06 2018

Willey Running For Charleston County Probate Judge

By Gregg Bragg for The Island Eye News Kelsey Willey is running for Charleston County Probate Judge and is the only lawyer contesting the office in the June 12 democratic primary. She graduated from Longwood University, a liberal arts institution in Farmville, VA founded in 1839, with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology. Willey …

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May 31 2018

Isle Of Palms Exchange Expands Facility And Programs

By Katy Calloway, Managing Editor for The Island Eye News The IOP Exchange Club is engaged in an ambitious and transformative project to access the waterfront with a seawall, dock, boardwalk, and other improvements. The new dock will enhance the Club’s service to the community including veterans groups and at-risk children, by providing needed access …

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May 31 2018

Dawes Cooke Leads South Carolina Bar

By Leigh Thomas for The Island Eye News Charleston attorney Dawes Cooke was installed as the 2018-19 president of the South Carolina Bar on Thursday, May 24, during the Bar’s House of Delegates meeting at Wild Dunes on the Isle of Palms. Judge Stephanie P. McDonald of the S.C. Court of Appeals administered the oath …

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May 29 2018

South Carolina Aquarium’s First Turtle Release Of The Season

By Mimi Wood for The Island Eye News A crowd of 300 spectators, fans and well wishers gathered at the Isle of Palms County Park on May 10 for the first turtle release of 2018. Staff and volunteers from the South Carolina Aquarium were on hand to facilitate the event. Using the opportunity to help …

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May 29 2018

Bell Seeks Registrar Of Deeds Office

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Eye News Staff Writer Patrick Bell has been one of Charleston County’s leading commercial real estate brokers for over 20 years. He won coveted Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) status awarded by the CCIM Institute, considered by many to be global standard for professional achievement in the industry. He has …

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May 27 2018

Desirée Fragoso appointed IOP interim city administrator, effective June 1

Linda Lovvorn Tucker becomes city administrator emeritus, departs Oct. 8 By Jennifer Tuohy – Island Eye News Contributing Editor The City of Isle of Palms has appointed a new interim city administrator. Desiree Fragoso, assistant city administrator since 2015, assumes day to day management of the city on June 1. Linda Lovvorn Tucker, city administrator for …

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May 24 2018

Bridge Closure May Affect Holiday Traffic

By Emma Woodham, Staff Writer for The Island Eye News The May meeting of the Sullivan’s Island Town Council was unusually brief. Councilmembers Mark Howard and Tim Reese were absent, leaving only five members of the council present. Mayor Pat O’Neil opened the meeting by congratulating Sullivan’s Island Police Officer Sydney DeNett on her recent …

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May 24 2018

Reggae Nights Summer Concert Series

By Sarah Reynolds for The Island Eye News  Get a taste of Jamaica with the kickoff of the Reggae Nights Summer Concert Series on Friday, June 1. The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission will host Ras Bonghi Reggae All Stars in the first performance of the series at James Island County Park. Gates open …

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May 23 2018

Sullivan’s Island Mayor’s Message: May 2018

Dear Island Neighbors, Well, it looks like our entry to summer will be marked with a bit of traffic hassle thanks to the Wando I-526 bridge closure caused by cable failure. (I wonder how many confused folks called Comcast to complain?) But right here on the Island, there’s a lot going on these days, so …

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May 23 2018

Bill Would Improve FEMA Practices

By Sanford Press Office for The Island Eye News U.S. Senators Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Tim Scott (R-SC) and U.S. Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Mark Sanford (R-SC) introduced legislation that would help more vulnerable homeowners move out of dangerous flood zones. The bipartisan bill calls for a comprehensive review of the Federal Emergency Management …

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