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Town Residents Call For Action On Sullivan’s Island Maritime Forest

By Karen Byko for Island Eye News It has been almost four months since a new Sullivan’s Island Town Council and Mayor were voted in by a landslide with a clear mandate to do everything in their power to mitigate the destruction to the maritime forest. However, since taking office, Town Council has taken no …

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Elizabeth Covington

By Maddie Heid for The Island Eye News  Twenty year old Charleston native Elizabeth Covington has burst onto the country music scene, making quite a name for herself. Born and raised on Isle of Palms, but starting back at Sullivan’s Island Elementary school, Covington explored her passion for music through choir, talent shows, theater productions, …

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Prarie Warbler

By Sarah Díaz for The Island Eye News  Fall migration banding has already begun at the Sullivan’s Island Bird Banding Station! It may not feel like fall here on the island, but many songbirds are already en route to their wintering grounds in the tropics. Most of the migrants we banded this week were very …

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Letter To The Editor: United We Conquer, Divided We Fail

As a lifelong Isle of Palms resident, I hear that there is someone running for Mount Pleasant Town Council who has done everything they could to discredit a neighboring island community.  This person has used social media to divide three separate communities that have always been one, called the East Cooper. A community where many …

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Jan Anderson

The following statement was provided by the political candidate for The Island Eye News I was born at St. Francis, grew up in West Ashley, graduated from Bishop England High School; and went to North Carolina for college. After earning degrees in urban planning and mechanical and civil engineering, I embarked on a career in …

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Nadine Deif

The following statement was provided by the political candidate for The Island Eye News I am an 18-year resident of the Isle of Palms, whose three children grew up on this island. They attended SIES, Moultire Middle School ( one currently), and Wando High School and have played every sport at our amazing local IOP …

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Bryan Stevens

The following statement was provided by the political candidate for The Island Eye News As a long-time visitor, and for the past two years, full-time resident of Isle of Palms, I am focused on preserving the characteristics and features of this beautiful island community while carefully and thoughtfully balancing this with growth and further development …

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Publisher’s Note

The Island Eye News needs your help. As the community newspaper for Sullivan’s Island and Isle of Palms for almost two decades, The Island Eye provides a valuable community resource to residents and visitors – for free. But in the current climate, it’s not possible to continue producing the newspaper without your support. Since 2004, …

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Message From The Mayor: September 2021

  Wow, what a summer, what a year or for that matter, 2 years. Today, on Labor Day, I am sitting at my office to beat the deadline for my Message from the Mayor. As I drove here, I stopped by the grocery store, the tellers and manager were finally able to stop and talk, …

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Fall Is The Perfect Storm For Fishing Success

By Capt. Geoff Bennett for The Island Eye News The perfect storm that makes fishing so great in the fall is beginning. The combination of tons of bait, lower water temperatures, and fewer fishermen on the water makes for wonderful conditions. The fact that cooler days will make fishing much more pleasant is a bonus! …

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