Sep 01 2016

Charleston Area National Parks Will Close At Noon Tomorrow Due To Threat Of Tropical Storm Hermine

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By Dawn Davis for Island Eye News All Charleston area National Park Service sites will close at noon, September 2, 2016 because of the threat of Tropical Storm Hermine. Ferry trips to Fort Sumter have been cancelled for the entire day tomorrow. Staff will evaluate the weather and safety conditions on Saturday morning, but expect …

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Sep 01 2016

SCDNR To Conduct Courtesy Boat Inspections For Labor Day Weekend

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By Kyndel McConchie for Island Eye News The S.C. Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division will be conducting courtesy boat inspections at certain public boat landings in preparation for Labor Day weekend. This holiday is among the busiest times of the year for South Carolina lakes and waterways, and boating safety is highly encouraged …

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Sep 01 2016

Turtles Lay Record-breaking Number Of Nests This Year

By Mary Pringle for Island Eye News Nesting season for 2016 is winding down. The Turtle Team has not found a new nest since July 27. Now that our loggerheads are not coming ashore to lay eggs, our job is to protect the remaining nests until mid to late September from predators and storms until …

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Sep 01 2016

Reaching High In The New School Year

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Photos provided by Isle of Palms Recreation Department Children in the Tiny Tots program at Isle of Palms Recreation Department, under the direction of Cathy Adams, celebrate the 2016 Olympics. The long-running morning preschool program for 3- and 4-year-olds is already underway with the start of the 2016-17 school year.

Aug 31 2016

Tropical Depression Nine

By Desiree Fragoso for Island Eye News The City of Isle of Palms is closely monitoring the Tropical Depression Nine. Based on the latest information from the National Weather Service, Tropical Depression Nine is expected to strengthen into a Tropical Storm before making landfall on the west coast of Florida. If current trends continue, this …

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Aug 31 2016

Thanks, And Apologies From Battery Gadsden Cultural Center

Thursday evening, Aug. 18, Battery Gadsden Cultural Center sponsored a fabulous presentation by Dr. Nic Butler, resident historian for the Charleston County Public Library, covering the history of the four “pest houses” or quarantine stations that existed on Sullivan’s Island during the 18th century. The lecture was held at Battery Gadsden itself, part of the …

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Aug 31 2016

Book Club To Visit Grisham’s “Gray Mountain”

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By Connie Darling for Island Eye News Come to the Edgar Allan Poe Branch Library, on Saturday Sept. 17 at 10:30 a.m. for a lively discussion of “Gray Mountain” by John Grisham. The year is 2008, and Samantha Kofer’s career at a huge Wall Street law firm is on the fast track—until the recession hits …

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Aug 31 2016

Visiting Two Centuries At Once On Jekyll Island

Jekyll Island’s hunting retreat attracted the elite in the late 1800s.

By Carol Antman for Island Eye News When Vance Hughes and Larry Evans climbed through an unlocked window of the dilapidated Jekyll Island Club in 1983 they were probably looking more for mischief than a life calling, but the seedy grandeur of the hotel captivated them. The neglected hotel estate on a barrier island near …

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Aug 30 2016

Challenging Sullivan’s Island History

By Mimi Wood for Island Eye News “Sullivan’s Island, the sandy spit on the northeast edge of Charleston Harbor, might well be viewed as the Ellis Island of Black America,” stated Peter Wood, a prominent historian, in 1974. “For decades, every slave, imported into the Colony, sick or not, was quarantined in the pest house,” …

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Aug 30 2016

Sharing Treasure

Janice Ashley, Pamela Marsh, Bill Mills, and Jim Thompson of the IOP Exchange Club.

Photos by Steve Rosamilia The Isle of Palms Exchange Club Annual Yard Sale on Aug. 6 raised more than $4,300 to benefit the club’s charitable efforts, making it one of their best sales ever. The service organization involves programs of service including Americanism, Youth Programs and Community Service. Its members want to thank everyone in …

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