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Does The Size Of Isle Of Palms City Council Matter?

By Brian Sherman for The Island Eye News Isle of Palms residents will have the opportunity to decide whether to reduce the size of the City Council from nine to seven members. At its March 23 meeting, the Council decided to let voters decide at the polls Nov. 2 if the makeup of the city’s …

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Warmer Temperatures Wake The Fish Up

By Geoff Bennett for The Island Eye News Spring has arrived! With days full of sun and temperatures holding in the 70’s, our fishery is rapidly changing with many new signs of life. Trout and flounder are entering the mix and anglers now have several species to target instead of just spooky redfish. Bait is …

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Isle Of Palms Connector Bridge

By Brian Sherman for The Island Eye News The Isle of Palms Connector bridge, which was recently restriped by the South Carolina Department of Transportation, should be returned to its original condition, according to the IOP City Council. Following a discussion at the Council’s March 23 meeting, Mayor Jimmy Carroll sent a letter to Secretary …

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Isle Of Palms, South Carolina Department Of Transportation Agree On Palm Boulevard Parking Plan

By Brian Sherman for The Island Eye News The Isle of Palms and the South Carolina Department of Transportation have reached an agreement on the parking situation along one side of a section of Palm Boulevard, but there are issues that still need to be addressed, according to members of the IOP City Council. At …

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Isle Of Palms Fire Chief

By Brian Sherman for The Island Eye News The search for a replacement for longtime Isle of Palms Fire Chief Ann Graham apparently is taking longer than expected. Two candidates already have turned down the job, and it could be well into 2021 before the IOP Council offers the position to someone else. Meanwhile, Police …

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Room In The Inn

By Meghan Daniel for Island Eye News Friday, March 26 marked the grand opening of Wild Dunes Resort’s newest addition, Sweetgrass Inn. The Inn, which was announced in 2019, comprises four of the 1,600 acres of oceanfront property that Wild Dunes Resort, a Hyatt Hotels Corporation affiliate, is situated on along the northern tip of …

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Senate Of Ireland

Staff Report for Island Eye News Tuesday afternoon before St. Patrick’s Day, Sullivan’s Island Mayor Pat O’Neil received an email from a Irish dignitary across the pond. The Senate of Ireland’s Chair Mark Daly emailed a unexpectedly O’Neil in the spirit of the cultural and religious celebration. After the exchange, O’Neil invited Daly to virtually …

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Op-Ed: Sullivan’s Island Public Facilities Progress Report

By Greg Hammond for The Island Eye News With the upcoming election (note – I am not up for re-election), there will likely be a lot more discussion on Sullivan’s Island about our town and government than usual.  I ran for council less than two years ago because I thought our island could do better …

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Charleston Tennis To Host Charleston 250 Tournament

By Arielle Alpino for The Island Eye News Charleston Tennis, LLC, which owns and operates the Volvo Car Open, will host an additional WTA tennis tournament this spring on Daniel Island in Charleston, SC. The Charleston 250, April 10-18, will immediately follow the Volvo Car Open, April 3-11, at LTP Daniel Island Tennis Center. Both …

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Administrator’s Message

By Andy Benke for The Island Eye News Good afternoon island residents, I trust everyone is enjoying the arrival of spring on the island. I have a few items of interest to pass along as the weekend approaches.  Hurricane Season Colorado State University has been publishing storm forecasts since early 1990s. The University accurately predicted …

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