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Jun 11 2019

Three In One Day On Isle Of Palms And Sullivan’s Island’s First Nest

By Mary Pringle for The Island Eye News This is shaping up to be a banner year for loggerhead nesting. All over the state DNR volunteers like the Island Turtle Team are reporting heavy nest numbers. The Isle of Palms has broken its previous May record of 14 nests in 2017 and Sullivan’s Island has …

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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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Nov 30 2018

First Responders Blessed By Pastor Clark

Staff Report for The Island Eye News The First Responders Department and Equipment Blessing took place at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church on Sunday, Nov. 11. Performed by Pastor Phil Clark, the annual event marks the beginning of the holiday season and begs the good Lord’s protection for those who serve in and receive services from …

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Sep 12 2018

Democrat Joe Cunningham Gains Local Support

By Gregg Bragg, Island Eye News Sr. Staff Writer Joe Cunningham is on the ballot for South Carolina’s first congressional district (SC-1). He says; “We need common sense, not chaos. We have to put people over politics, and country before party.” Cunningham prefers making himself available in person, and has been busy with “Meet & …

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Aug 15 2018

Katie Arrington Returns To Campaign Trail

By Gregg Bragg for the Island Eye News Katie Arrington surprised a minority of voters in South Carolina’s first congressional district (SC1) republican primary on June 12. The first term state representative and veteran defense industry consultant ran straight at incumbent Mark Sanford’s nearly forgotten infidelity, mocking her opponent’s trip to Argentina/Appalachian Trail with a …

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Aug 14 2018

First Responders Water Safety To Be Featured At Isle Of Palms Marina Festival

Staff Report for The Island Eye News The IOP Marina Festival is gearing up for Nov.4 and promises to be a unique and exciting event for residents and visitors. The festival will be an opportunity for families, friends and our veterans to enjoy out door recreational activities, games and fellowship. Sponsored by the IOP Marina …

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Jul 18 2018

Loaves And Fishes

By Susan Hill Smith for The Island Eye News They connect in the parking lot of Isle of Palms First United Methodist Church Saturday mornings through the heart of the summer – church volunteers greeting vacationers who drop off leftover groceries before heading back home, a ritual for almost a quarter century. Last year alone, …

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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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Apr 19 2018

Letter To The Editor: Residents First, Not So Much

Dear Editor, Last fall’s election swept in a new council. Its mantra was “Putting the residents FIRST”. Well, it’s been four months and let’s see how it’s doing. At the last council meeting members managed to do just the opposite. They voted to make the Beach Parking Plan year round, instead of running only during …

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Apr 18 2018

Local Student Aces Geography Bee

By Charles Vaughan for The Island Eye News Congratulations to Sam Henshaw of Moultrie Middle School, Mount Pleasant, SC, who finished first place in the 30th Annual South Carolina National Geographic Bee in Columbia, SC on Friday, April 6. As the state champion, he received a $200 cash prize, the “National Geographic Visual Atlas of …

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