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Online Pledge

By Michael Stettner for The Island Eye News Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center has launched an online pledge campaign that encourages people to take action and commit to prevent child abuse and protect children. The organization is joined by local mayors and other community leaders in a video message asking …

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Tidal Wave

Staff Photo for Island Eye News By Oct. 17, only one jet ski remained at the former home of Tidal Wave Water Sports at the Isle of Palms Marina. The company’s lease, which was not renewed by the IOP City Council, expired at the end of September. The company had been at the Marina since …

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Pickin’ In The Park

By Sarah Reynolds for The Island Eye News Charleston County Parks is introducing a new way to celebrate fall this year – a drive-in bluegrass concert. Pickin’ in the Park will be held Nov. 7 from 1 p.m. o 4 p.m. at Johns Island County Park. Born out of a love for music and the …

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Cookie Washington

By Carol Antman for The Island Eye News In 2009, Torreah “Cookie” Washington and her mom, Martha Moore, were at the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., to celebrate one of Cookie’s greatest artistic achievements: Her fabric art was part of an exhibit for President Barack Obama’s inauguration. But Moore was hesitant to enter.  “When I …

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A Tale Of Two Turtles

By Mary Pringle for The Island Eye News For 11 years, the Turtle Team has collected one eggshell from every nest laid on our islands for scientists at the University of Georgia to use as a DNA sample. Between the inner layers of shell membrane, they are able to find cells from each female. This …

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A Friend Of Santa

Staff Report for The Island Eye News Thomas Frederick “Tom” Murph, who served the Isle of Palms in a variety of volunteer and official positions and was even a “friend of Santa,” passed away Sept. 29 at the age of 74. An IOP resident since 1969, Murph served on the town’s volunteer Fire Department and …

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Ghostly Tales

By Andrea Harrison for The Island Eye News Grab your chairs, blankets and flashlights for a night of campfire storytelling on Front Beach. The Isle of Palms Recreation Department is hosting Ghostly Tide Tales on Oct. 23, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Performers from the Crabpot Players Theatre Company will showcase their storytelling talents …

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Op-Ed: Is This The End Of The Maritime Forest?

This piece was written by local bird expert Sarah Diaz, who runs the Sullivan’s Island Bird Banding Station,  following the Town Council’s 4-3 decision to settle the lawsuit over the Maritime Forest. I hope you have enjoyed my articles about the birds on Sullivan’s Island over the years. With a heavy heart, I am here …

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Scarlett Wilson Hopes Actions Speak Louder Than Words

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Eye News Senior Staff Writer Scarlett Wilson is defending her position as Ninth Circuit solicitor for the first time since being appointed to replace Ralph E. Hoisington on Aug. 3, 2007. The Hemingway, South Carolina, native has since been elected to the position by voters in Charleston and Berkeley counties …

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Message From The Mayor: October 2020

Tom Murph was born in Orangeburg, South Carolina, in 1946. He moved to the Isle of Palms in 1969 after graduating college and has been here ever since. Tom courageously served as a volunteer firefighter and was the assistant fire chief for 10 years. Tom also served on the Isle of Palms City Council for …

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