Aug 03 2018

Fishery In Full Swing

By Geoff Bennett for The Island Eye News Our fishery is in full swing with lots of bait and an incredibly diverse mixture of fish to target. During August, it will be key to get out early to beat the heat. You’ll not only be more comfortable fishing in the morning but also more productive. …

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Aug 02 2018

Isle of Palms Mayor’s Message: August 2018

First, I want to thank the City of Isle of Palms employees who put in long hours during the busy summer season to provide services to our residents and visitors. I also want to show my appreciation for our amazing public safety personnel who put their lives on the line and work endless hours to …

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Jul 31 2018

Isle Of Palms Among America’s Safest Cities

By Jackie Park for The Island Eye News Photos courtesy of Isle of Palms Facebook In May, Safewise, a company specializing in home safety, published their list of “2018’s 100 Safest Cities in America.” Isle of Palms came in at number 48. According to Interim Police Chief Kim Usry, Safewise gets the rankings for their …

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Jul 27 2018

Front Beach Super Sweep

By Susan Hill Smith for The Island Eye News Isle of Palms Cleanup Crew is teaming up with partners for a July 30 Front Beach “super sweep” that will also celebrate Coconut Joe’s decision to phase out plastic straws in its oceanside restaurant. Charleston Surfrider Foundation and Coastal Conservation League will join the crew, which …

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Jul 27 2018

Primetime Fitness Merges With New Gold’s Gym

Staff Report for The Island Eye News After a successful 18 years in business, PrimeTime Fitness, Inc. made the announcement that the company will begin a gradual merge with Gold’s Gym of Mount Pleasant in July. Gold’s has acquired the space at 760 Coleman Blvd., formerly occupied by Southern Seasons, and plans to open late …

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Jul 23 2018

Young Mourning Dove Almost Ready To Fledge

By Mary Pringle for Island Eye News What to do if you find a baby songbird on the ground: If it has feathers, it might be almost ready to fly. It is not good to take it away from its parents if it is healthy. You should pick up the bird and do NOT worry …

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Jul 20 2018

2018 Annual IOP 5k/10k Beach Run

By Aaron Sweet for The Island Eye News The 2018 Isle of Palms Beach Run will take place Saturday, July 21 on Front Beach, behind the Windjammer on the Isle of Palms. Competitors can enter in the following divisions; 5K Run/Walk or 10K Run. The race begins at 8 a.m. Youth Fun Runs start at …

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Jul 19 2018

Sullivan’s Island Mayor’s Message: July 2018

Dear Island Neighbors,  I hope you are enjoying your summertime here at our special place, and not letting the traffic and crowds get under your skin too much. The way I look at it, all that is the minimal price we pay for being lucky enough to live in a place that everyone wants to …

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Jul 19 2018

Wild Horses Couldn’t Keep Me Away

By Carol Antman for The Island Eye News  Snubs, cultural differences and misunderstandings are the backstories of Cumberland Island and St. Marys Georgia. The misguided Seal sisters for example were just waving their handkerchiefs good-bye as the Yankees finally abandoned the occupation of their town. Captain Higginson, the commanding officer, saw it differently. “They’re sending …

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Jul 13 2018

Keep Beach Lights Out To Protect Sea Turtle Hatchlings

By Erin Weeks for Island Eye News The 2018 sea turtle hatching season is underway in South Carolina – and due to dune erosion, state wildlife officials say it’s more important than ever to keep artificial lights off the beach. Beginning in May of each year, four sea turtle species come ashore to lay eggs …

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