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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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Mar 22 2018

Sullivan’s Island’s First Historic Hunt

Staff Report for The Island Eye News How well do you and your family know the history of Sullivan’s Island?  Are you up for a little challenge on Saturday morning, April 14, 9 a.m. – noon? Battery Gadsden is sponsoring the first annual island-wide History Hunt. How was the island discovered? Who were the first …

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Mar 22 2018

28th Annual Tea Room & Craft Boutique

By Carol King for The Island Eye News Spring is here and it’s time for the Annual Tea Room, which will be held Wednesday, March 21 through Friday, March 23 at the First United Methodist Church.. A delicious lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. and features favorites such as black bean and …

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Mar 05 2018

Expect Bedlam At Baroque Concert

By Susan Hill Smith for The Island Eye News Attend an upcoming performance on Isle of Palms, and you can journey back to the 16th and 17th centuries when the lute was one of the most admired musical instruments across Europe, with fans ranging from commoners to kings. Kayleen Sanchez, new director of traditional music …

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