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A Veteran’s Day Gift From Mother Nature

By Jerry & Marlene Holland for The Island Eye News  Y’all may be used to such scenes, but this was a first for us — Isle of Palms north of the Sea Cabins pier, Veterans Day evening, Nov. 11, 2021. It lasted about 12 minutes. My husband was stationed on subs at Charleston the last …

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Wild Dunes Resort To Offer Recreation Amenities Through 2022

By Brian Sherman for The Island Eye News The management of Wild Dunes Resort has backed off plans to immediately limit the use of its recreational facilities to guests staying in properties it owns or manages, choosing instead to extend its Sports Card program through the end of 2022. In a letter dated Oct. 31, …

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Ecosystem Restoration Project At South Carolina Department Of Natural Resources Managed Crab Bank Seabird Sanctuary Complete

By Glenn Jeffries for Island Eye News Officials with the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) and the Charleston District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) conducted a walk-through inspection of the completed Crab Bank Seabird Sanctuary restoration project with project contractor Norfolk Dredging Company on November 16. Norfolk began placing approximately 660,000 …

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Maritime Forest Settlement Is “Invalid And Unenforceable”

By Karen Byko for Island Eye News “Invalid and unenforceable” is how a former Federal Judge hired by the Town of Sullivan’s Island describes the controversial mediation settlement that would allow huge swaths of the forest to be cut down.  “We are excited that Town Council has received this unambiguous legal opinion from such a …

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Sullivan’s Island Town Council May Not Be Bound To Maritime Forest Agreement

By Brian Sherman for Island Eye News The town of Sullivan’s Island should be able to change the terms of an agreement reached in 2020 that apparently settled a lawsuit originally filed in July 2010 and permitted the removal of trees and other vegetation from the island’s Maritime Forest. At least that’s the opinion of …

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SI Considers Construction Of Pickleball Courts

By Brian Sherman for The Island Eye News For the first time in months, the public comments portion of the Sullivan’s Island Town Council meeting wasn’t dominated by local residents voicing their opinions on the situation surrounding the Maritime Forest. Instead, more than a dozen concerned citizens, including a current Council member and two teens, …

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Isle Of Palms Law To Tame ‘Dangerous Dogs’

By Brian Sherman for The Island Eye News The Isle of Palms is well on its way to passing a law aimed at reducing the number of dog attacks on the beach and elsewhere on the island. At its Nov. 17 meeting, the IOP City Council passed the first reading of an ordinance that defines …

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Thank You To Our Readers!

We have hit 90 donors so far! We are very fortunate to live in such an engaged community, exemplified by the recent voter turnout in the Isle of Palms election, where the percentage of registered voters who went to the polls was almost double that of the rest of Charleston County. We hope we had …

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Letter To The Editor: Multiply, Do Not Divide

Congratulations to all of the winners in this year’s Isle of Palms’ municipal elections, and best of luck to Mayor-elect Phillip Pounds. I have had a blast at my first run for public office, and I have learned more in these last two months about the island than I could have ever imagined. We live …

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Our Historical Consultant, Roy Williams

By Mike Walsh for The Island Eye News When Battery Gadsden Cultural Center needed a historical consultant, who else would we have turned to other than Roy Williams, for although he’s been to many places and done many things, the two constants in his life have been history and Sullivan’s Island. Even though many of …

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