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Isle Of Palms City Council Discusses Parking Issues

By Brian Sherman, The Island Eye News Editor The Isle of Palms City Council’s decision to severely limit the number of parking spaces on the island in an effort to stem the tide of the COVID-19 pandemic has served as the impetus for an unusually large number of comments from the public at a recent …

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The Universe Put It There

By Reagin von Lehe for The Island Eye News Walking along a beach, toes sinking into the warm and gritty sand as the gentle waves crash against the shore, offers a sense of security in the summer breeze. It can leave you vulnerable to coaxing your mind to reflect on your past and present; ease …

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The African American Experience

Photo by David Quick An outdoor event seeking to add historic perspective to the current dialogue concerning equality was held July 16 at Fort Moultrie. Organized by former Community Partnership Specialist for the National Park Service Michael Allen, the event presented a picture of the experience of African Americans in America, from their arrival in …

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Eye On Dewees: August 2020

By Carey Sullivan for The Island Eye News The Dewees Island Conservancy has sponsored interns on Dewees for more than a decade. The program provides young people interested in nature and conservation with the opportunity to soak up all Dewees has to offer, and, in turn, they provide island residents with educational and fun nature …

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More Than A Legal Issue

By Rae Walberg for The Island Eye News On July 17, the Isle of Palms City Council enacted an emergency ordinance that restricted parking along residential streets and reduced municipal lots to half capacity in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. It was, according to Mayor Jimmy Carroll, “not something we want to do” but …

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The Art Of Deception

By Marci Shore for The Island Eye News We all need an escape from reality right now. Sullivan’s Island’s own scientist, doctor and award winning novelist, Leonard Goldberg, provides such an escape in the latest addition to his Daughter of Sherlock Holmes series – “The Art of Deception.” To the delight of Sherlock fans everywhere, …

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Letter To The Editor: A Third Option

The 2020 presidential election is both an important one and a discouraging one in terms of its outlook. Neither major party seems to be in touch with the interests of ordinary Americans. However, there is a third option, and her name is Dr. Jo Jorgensen. Dr. Jorgensen is the Libertarian Party candidate for president, and …

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Letter To The Editor: I Have Rights As Well

Since passing the new parking restrictions on Isle of Palms, there have been TV reports, a column in The Post and Courier and a very long letter in the Moultrie News critical of efforts to protect the people who live there when “it is everybody’s God-given right to use the beach wherever and whenever they …

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Letter To The Editor: Be Patient And Polite

It is disheartening to read of disgruntled Mount Pleasant, daytripping beach-goers accusing local barrier island communities of being mean-spirited in consequence of recently enacted COVID-related public parking and beach use emergency ordinances. The complaints are not justified.  The ordinances were promulgated in good faith to help protect the public’s health and welfare. Most notably, and …

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Message From The Mayor: August 2020

Dear Island Neighbors,  I hope you are having a good summer under our current circumstances. Any of us longing for the “old normal” can certainly take solace in the traditionally hot and humid days and weeks we’ve been enjoying – make that “experiencing.” Herewith a variety of topics you may find useful, interesting or worthwhile. …

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