Tag: congress

Nov 03 2018

Letter To The Editor: Joe Cunningham For Congress

TO THE EDITOR: As we approach the election of our next Representative to the US Congress, it is important that the candidates understand the job for which they are applying. During her primary campaign, Ms. Arrington stated in a debate how she sees the role of our next Representative: “Our job is to support our …

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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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Feb 19 2016

Letter To The Editor: Leg Traps Are Feckless, Inhumane

Dear Editor, The Town of Sullivan’s Island Town Council is authorizing the use of leg traps for catching coyotes in undisclosed town property locations. Town properties include beaches, accreted forests and dunes, and marsh lands throughout the island. This presents a serious danger to our pets, children, raptors and other wildlife. Leg trapping proponents argue …

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Oct 14 2015

Letter To The Editor: Kinghorn Is A Leader

Dear Editor, Many year ago, through my son-in-law, daughter, and granddaughter, I met Ted Kinghorn in Washington, DC. My son-in-law, Mag. Gen. Michael Regner, USMC was the Marine Corp liaison to Congress and had befriended Ted; coming to find out Ted was a South Carolina native, had worked for Strom Thurmond, and later having a …

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Sep 28 2015

War And Peace In The Middle East: The Many Challenges To Managing Conflict

By Connie Sage Conner for Island Eye News To many, the Middle East is a quagmire of perpetual war and ISIS brutality with an endless stream of refugees fleeing to safety. But Paul Hughes is an optimist who looks beyond the often gruesome daily news headlines. At the non-partisan U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, …

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Jan 21 2015

New Changes Will Affect Flood Insurance Premiums

Staff Report for Island Eye News The National Flood Insurance Program is in the process of implementing Congressionally mandated reforms required by the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 that repeal and modify the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012. The new law slows some flood insurance rate increases and offers relief to …

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May 26 2014

Revealing A Place Famous For Its Past

  By Anne Harris for Island Eye News Photos by Steve Rosamilia Local historian Suzannah Smith Miles came by her love of the Lowcountry honestly. Raised on Charleston’s peninsula, Miles moved with her family to Sullivan’s Island at the age of ten. In her new book, “The Islands: Sullivan’s Island and Isle of Palms, An …

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May 23 2014

NOAA Identifies Probable Location Of Iconic Civil War-era Steamer

  By Vernon Smith for Island Eye News On Tuesday, May 13, representatives from the Maritime Heritage Program at NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, presented their findings on the probable discovery of the Civil War steamer Planter, commandeered from Confederate service by Robert Smalls to carry its enslaved crew and their families to freedom. The presentation took …

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Feb 06 2014

Back Peddling On Biggert Waters

By Jennifer Tuohy, Island Eye News Editor Flood insurance was back on the government’s agenda this month as both Congress and the Senate dealt with bills delaying the implementation of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012. Congress passed a $1.1 trillion government funding agreement that included language to block FEMA from spending any money …

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Oct 17 2013

Paying The Cost Of Life On The Coast

By Jennifer Tuohy, Island Eye News Editor For those residing in coastal communities such as the Isle of Palms and Sullivan’s Island, the risk that comes with being in a flood zone is just the price they pay to live so close to such beauty. However, thanks to the National Flood Insurance Program, many residents haven’t …

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