Tag: Politics

Mar 19 2019

South Carolina Politics Consider A Ban On Plastic’s Ban.

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Eye News Staff Writer Something to know before visiting the Statehouse in Columbia; water from the drinking fountain contains microplastics. The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration defines the substance as any plastic debris smaller than 5 mm (about the size of sesame seed, they say). Dr. John Weinstein, Chair of the …

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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 03 2017

Sullivan’s Island Elections Open

By Amy Mercer, Island Eye News Editor It seems we can’t get away from politics no matter how hard we try. The good news for those who may be feeling burned-out is the upcoming local election season. These elections are a much needed reminder that we are part of a community and that when it …

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Feb 13 2015

Four Council Seats Up For Grabs On Sullivan’s Island

By Jennifer Tuohy, Island Eye News Editor There’s never a dull moment in politics on Sullivan’s Island. Hot on the heels of the second mayoral election in just three years, comes a town council race that is shaping up to be highly competitive. As of Feb. 6 a total of 10 people had submitted their …

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Apr 19 2013

Letter to the Editor: Forgive Sanford but Don’t Forget

Dear Editor, I met a couple recently who had just moved to Charleston. The conversation quickly turned to politics. The gentleman leaned over to me and observed, “Sanford’s got the Christian voters all figured out.” He said, “They HAVE to forgive him.” That first struck me as a bit of an insult. Then it struck …

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Dec 05 2012

See You at the Polls

By Jason Kreutner Tuesday, November 6 was a special Learning Outside the Classroom day at University School of the Lowcountry. Students conducted exit polling for contested races in Charleston County, US House District #1, and US President. We chose twenty precincts across the county to get a broad sample, and the locations included Sullivan’s Island …

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Aug 01 2012

Local Liberty Fellow

By Caroline Stec  The Liberty Fellowship of South Carolina recently released their class of 2014 Fellows. Among the 20 leaders accepted from across the state, Charleston is home to five, including resident Julie Medich. An attorney at Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, Medich was nominated for the Liberty Fellowship by a family friend and was honored to …

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