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Jun 03 2020

Isle Of Palms City Council Cancels Fireworks

By Brian Sherman, The Island Eye News Managing Editor The Isle of Palms Council has voted to cancel this year’s Fourth of July fireworks show, redirecting an expenditure of approximately $35,000 to reward city employees for their exemplary performance during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. At a May 26 meeting, Council Member Jimmy Ward presented a …

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Jun 02 2020

A Typical Memorial Day

By Reagin von Lehe for The Island Eye News As the death toll from the coronavirus pandemic continued to rise in South Carolina, law enforcement officers faced and passed their first major test of the holiday season in their efforts to convince residents and tourists to practice social distancing on the Charleston area’s beaches. During …

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May 29 2020

New Parking Fees And Fines

By Ronald Hanna for Island Eye News City Council met today at 1:00 p.m. to hold second reading on Ordinance 2020-02 to increase the daily parking fee at the Municipal Parking Lots located on Pavilion Drive to $15 Saturday, Sunday and legal holidays and increase the hourly fee for on-street parking on Ocean Boulevard between 10th and 14th Avenues to $2.50. …

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May 28 2020

Dear Scammer

By Andrew Smith for The Island Eye News Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, the Federal Trade Commission has released dozens of warning letters against people trying to make an illegal buck off the coronavirus. You might wonder: Why just send letters? Why not just sue the !*$@&#? Fair question. But the letters are …

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May 27 2020

Letter To The Editor: Grants

The Charleston Scientific and Cultural Education Fund supports and encourages scientific, cultural and artistic pursuits in a wide variety of fields of study and experience. Grant awards ranging from $3,000 to $10,000 were made to a number of individuals last year. Such annual awards are offered to individuals throughout the Lowcountry pursuing these chosen fields. …

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May 27 2020

Economic Relief

By John Ewald for The Island Eye News Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross has announced the allocation of $300 million in economic relief to U.S. fishermen and seafood industries impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds were allocated as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which was signed into law …

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May 26 2020

Great Crested Flycatcher

By Sarah Diaz for The Island Eye News You may not have heard of great crested flycatchers, but you have heard their raucous calls this spring! This flycatcher, caught and released at the Sullivan’s Island Bird Banding station this spring, is the only member of the myiarchus genus found in the Southeastern United States. The …

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May 26 2020

Phased Re-opening

By Doug Reynolds for The Island Eye News The Charleston County Public Library is in the process of a phased re-opening of its branches, which were shut down March 16 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On May 18, book drops started operating again at 16 of the library’s 17 locations – the Poe Library on …

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May 25 2020

Realtors Back Buckhannon In House Race

By Brian Sherman, The Island Eye News Managing Editor Ryan Buckhannon, who is in the race for the District 112 seat in the South Carolina House, has been designated as a recommended candidate by the Charleston Trident Association of Realtors. Buckhannon, currently a member of the Isle of Palms City Council, has also received financial …

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May 25 2020

Shell Game

By Erin Weeks for The Island Eye News South Carolina’s 2019-2020 season for harvesting oysters, mussels, clams and all other bivalves from state and public shellfish grounds will close May 31, a half hour after official sunset, according to the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. Because higher bacterial levels occur when water temperatures exceed …

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