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Message From The Mayor: September 2020

Dear Island Neighbors, Yawwnn … nothing to see here folks. Keep moving unless you care about such minor issues as citizen input to Council, possible paid parking, hurricanes or flood insurance rates. TOWN MEETING COMMENTS As mentioned last month, we continue to work on ways to expand the opportunity for public input to Council in …

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Local Run Honors Heroes

By Lynn Danielson Holgate for The Island Eye News The Travis Manion Foundation 9/11 Heroes Run is normally held on Daniel Island, but, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was canceled this year. Instead, VFW Post 3137 on the Isle of Palms and VFW Auxiliary to Post 3137 supported the local event by registering as …

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Recreational Shellfish Season Opens October 1

By Erin Weeks for The Island Eye News Oyster lovers take note: The 20202021 season for recreational harvest of clams and oysters in the coastal waters of South Carolina is set to open one-half hour before official sunrise on Oct. 1. The season will remain open through May 15, 2021, unless conditions warrant extending or …

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South Carolina Department Of Transportation Rejects Isle Of Palms Parking Reduction

By Zach Giroux for The Island Eye News The Isle of Palm Council’s plan to permanently eliminate a strip of public parking didn’t sit well with many citizens and nonresidents who frequent the beach. As it turned out, the South Carolina Department of Transportation, which owns the road, wasn’t all that happy with the Council’s …

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Isle Of Palms Docks

By Zach Giroux for The Island Eye News The timber-framed docks at Isle of Palms Marina have reached the end of their life span, so the city is investing several million dollars in repairs, including maintenance on drainage infrastructure due to excessive flooding. In 1999, the city purchased the Marina with the floating docks intact, …

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Seeking An Upset

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Eye News Senior Staff Writer “Nothing changes if nothing changes,” is a recurring theme on Richard Hricik’s campaign website.  Hricik, who is running for the South Carolina Senate against a 16-year incumbent, is counting on an ingrained work ethic to pull off an upset in District 43. “I’ve been working …

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Isle Of Palms Parking

By Zach Giroux for The Island Eye News Temporary parking restrictions on Isle of Palms throughout the spring and summer months were attributed to stopping the spread of COVID-19. Those same precautions may soon become permanent, not due to the global health pandemic but for public safety and traffic concerns. Members of the IOP Council …

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Restorative Justice

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Eye News Senior Staff Writer Ben Pogue is running to be the next solicitor for the 9th Circuit, an area encompassing Charleston and Berkeley counties. The former News 2 meteorologist turned attorney said during a phone interview Sept. 18 it is the only one of 10 such positions in the …

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Remembering 9/11

Staff Report for Island Eye News On Sept. 11, Sullivan’s island Fire and Rescue Battalion Chief Mandy Hawver, center, walked across the Ravenel bridge in tribute to those who lost their lives 19 years ago on 9/11. She took the five mile trek in her full fire and rescue gear, which weighs more than 100 …

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Time Is Running Out To Vote By Mail

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Eye News Senior Staff Writer The Nov. 3 election is just around the corner, and, like everything else in 2020, voting is somewhat weird. HB 5305 made its way through both houses of the State Legislature was signed by Gov. Henry McMaster Sept. 17. The measure “… expands absentee voting …

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