Jun 25 2019

Charleston County Coroner Provides Information On Death Involving An Alligator On Kiawah Island

By David Lucas for Island Eye News, The Charleston County Coroner’s Office has issued a finding in the death of a Kiawah Island man that occurred over the weekend. The deceased, John Elias, 79 years of age, was located by deputies with the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) late Saturday afternoon in a pond adjacent …

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Jun 25 2019

False Crawls

By Mary Pringle for The Island Eye News When a sea turtle crawls ashore and does not lay eggs, scientists call this a non-nesting or “false crawl.” This happens on every nesting beach, not just ones like the Isle of Palms and Sullivan’s where there are people, lights and dogs. And for some reason it …

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Jun 24 2019

Summer Interns

By Carey Sullivan for The Island Eye News Close your eyes. You are 21-23 years old (for the first time), and you are curious young person who loves nature, learning, teaching, and exploring.  Maybe you want to make this a career, maybe you want to explore your passion before “real life” happens. Whatever the motivation, …

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Jun 24 2019

It’s All About Balance

By Emma Woodham for The Island Eye News Sarah Quinn, a resident of Johns Island, is no average fourteen-year-old student. For the past three years, she has been working closely with the Charleston chapter of Bicycles for Humanity, raising money and collecting bikes that are then shipped to African communities in need. Quinn, a rising …

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Jun 21 2019

Isle Of Palms Mayors Message: June 2019

Memorial Day has come and gone along with the anticipated traffic and parking challenges of a summer holiday weekend. As a result, I attended a joint meeting with Charleston County Chairman Elliot Summey, the Dorchester, Charleston and Berkeley Council of Governments Executive Director Ron Mitchum, Charleston County Sheriff Al Cannon, along with the mayors of …

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Jun 21 2019

A Banner Shark Season

By Geoff Bennett for The Island Eye News June is a great time of year to be fishing because there are so many options. The usual suspects, redfish and trout, are plentiful and active. Sharks are readily available to really give your arms a workout while ladyfish make your drag scream as they fly acrobatically …

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Jun 20 2019

Sullivan’s Island Mayors Message: June 2019

Dear Island Neighbors, Lots o’ stuff in the next couple of weeks, so let’s get right to it!  CAN YOU BELIEVE IT’S THE 70TH ANNUAL FISH FRY??!! This great event is one of the longest continuously running events on the East Coast. It will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 22 at …

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Jun 19 2019

Keeping It Clean

By Mimi Wood, The Island Eye News Staff Writer Jon Gundersen calls him “The Unofficial Mayor.” Diane and Bill Brunley say he’s an inspiration. Chad Walldorf states, “He’s well on his way to becoming a Sullivan’s Island legend for his daily good deeds and cheery disposition.” Jeff Parrish is hard to miss; combing the beach …

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Jun 18 2019

Party Like It’s 1776

By Mike Walsh for The Island Eye News Many residents of Sullivan’s Island are at least aware of something called “Carolina Day.” They may even know that it is celebrated each June 28. But often there’s little appreciation for the significance of this date. It all goes back to 1776. The British, including South Carolina’s …

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Jun 14 2019

Sullivan’s Island Elementary School Students Protect Beach Wildlife

By Sarah McKenna for The Island Eye News A series of signs designed by students at Sullivan’s Island Elementary School have been placed along the high tide line and at beach access stations 13 and 16, in an effort to raise awareness to residents and beachgoers about the shoreline’s newest locals, a state threatened bird. …

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