Tag: Governor

Aug 31 2018

Beachfront Management Reform Put Into Action

By Mimi Wood, The Island Eye News Staff Writer Literally, a line in the sand. Actually two lines; jurisdictional lines, designed to preserve the beach and dune systems, while still maintaining land rights for coastal property owners. That’s the crux of the Beachfront Management Reform Act, signed into law by Governor Henry McMaster under a …

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Jun 02 2017

Sullivan’s Island Native To Release Innovative Travel App

By Brent Petri for Island Eye News Landon Sanford, a Charleston resident raised on Sullivan’s Island, is the founder and developer of a new travel application soon to be available for both the iOS and Android operating systems. “Rayka,” referring to the Icelandic word for wander, is a unique service that allows the user explore …

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Oct 19 2016

Recovering From Hurricane Matthew

By Susan Hill Smith, Island Eye News Staff Writer Hurricane Matthew, once a powerful category 5 storm, arrived on our shores the evening of Friday, Oct. 7. The second major hurricane of the active 2016 Atlantic hurricane season, Matthew was a category 1 by the time it hit South Carolina, but its erratic path and …

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Oct 05 2016

Hurricane Matthew: Isle Of Palms

For Immediate Release October 5, 2016 Contacts: Desirée Fragoso, Assistant Administrator desireef@iop.net (843) 886-6428 In coordination with the Governor’s evacuation order, the City of Isle of Palms moved to Operating Condition 1, which means that an emergency situation is in effect, today at 3:00 p.m. “Due to the evacuation order and staffing reduction due to …

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Feb 26 2016

Republican Primary Results

Staff Report for Island Eye News While Republicans in South Carolina may have overwhelmingly opted for Donald Trump in the Presidential primary on Feb. 20, 2016, Republicans on Sullivan’s Island chose Marco Rubio, whom Gov. Nikki Haley endorsed earlier in the week. Over on IOP, Rubio also won out, just. He squeaked ahead of Republican …

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Dec 22 2015

Letter To The Editor: A Perfect Storm

Dear Editor, Earlier this Fall, Hurricane Joaquin, a powerful Category 4 storm, hovered off South Carolina’s coast, adding inches more rain to a 1,000-year rainfall that left death and destruction in its wake here and in the midlands. Had Joaquin made landfall, it could have been catastrophic. If offshore oil rigs and coastal infrastructure were …

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Mar 23 2015

Coastal Communities Galvanize Against Offshore Drilling

By Jennifer Tuohy, Island Eye News Editor The City of Isle of Palms is leading what looks likely to be a chorus of disapproval from area coastal towns against the government’s proposal to lease waters offshore of South Carolina for oil and gas development. The draft proposal includes a plan for a five-year lease starting …

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Jun 19 2014

Cronin Secures Funding To Protect South Carolina’s Beaches

  By Jennifer Tuohy, Island Eye News Editor For the past two years, Isle of Palms Mayor Dick Cronin has been spearheading a proposal to have the State Legislature authorize local beach communities to collect a Beach Preservation Fee from tourists that frequent their towns. With the help of Mike Sottile and others, the Beach …

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Dec 13 2013

Medical University Of South Carolina And Our Public Funds Are Associated With The Abortion Industry

Lowcountry Prolife leaders have photographic evidence of Medical University Of South Carolina doctors working at Charleston Women’s Medical Clinic. “The Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at our own College of Charleston, has for years encouraged students to work as Escorts at the abortuary in West Ashley. The students receive credit for their course, by …

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Oct 08 2013

Aging Gracefully

Provided by Jennifer Humphrey America’s seniors and senior service providers throughout the country will join to celebrate the Annual National Aging in Place Week, October 15-21, 2013. National Aging in Place Week is an effort to promote awareness of the Aging in Place movement and the availability of the means for seniors to remain in …

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