Isle Of Palms Marina Leases Left Unsigned As Discussions Linger

By Brian Sherman for The Island Eye News After nearly four hours in executive session on Aug. 2, members of the Isle of Palms City Council approved fewer than half of the proposed amendments to the IOP Marina leases and sent the documents back to the company that hopes to eventually operate the marina. The …

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Isle Of Palms Half Rubber Tournament Nears Quarter-century Event

Staff Report for Island Eye News The 24th annual IOP Half Rubber Tournament will take place on Saturday, Aug. 13 at the Isle of Palms Recreation Department at 8 a.m. Teams can consist of three or four players and costs $25 per person. Every participant will receive a tournament shirt. The Champion of the Tournament …

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Local Parks Generate Near $30 Million In Tourism Dollars

Staff Report for Island Eye News A new National Park Service report shows that 349,000 visitors to Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie National Historical Park in 2021 spent $22.8 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 297 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $29.7 …

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July Is A Jubilant Time For Targeting Fish

By Geoff Bennett for Island Eye News July can be one of the most productive months of the year for fishing. The combination of the usual targets like redfish and trout and summer seasonal species like shark, ladyfish and Spanish mackerel make for a very active fishery. Anglers can look forward to lots of different …

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Gogh See For Yourself

Staff Report for Island Eye News Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience, an internationally-acclaimed Vincent Van Gogh multimedia exhibit, is now open to Charleston locals and visitors at the Charleston Area Convention Center. The event is the largest immersive exhibit in the country and features more than 300 pieces by the world-renowned artist, including “The …

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First Trio Of Loggerhead Nests Hatch On Isle Of Palms

By Mary Pringle for The Island Eye News Late July is crunch time during loggerhead nesting season. This is when our turtles are still laying multiple nests each week and nests that were laid in May are hatching at the same time. The average incubation time for a loggerhead nest to hatch and produce turtles …

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Sea Turtle Hatching Season Begins On South Carolina Beaches

By South Carolina Department Of Natural Resources for Island Eye News Sea turtle hatching season is officially underway in South Carolina, and state wildlife officials are asking beach residents and visitors to give these animals the best chance of success by following best practices for the season: (1) Keep the beach dark and free of …

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Strides In The Sand

Photo By Lynn Pierotti The 2022 Isle of Palms Beach Run took place Saturday, July 23 on Front Beach, behind The Windjammer. The 5K Run/Walk and 10K run race began at 8 a.m. and the Youth Fun Runs started at 8:30 a.m. All runners and walkers were timed. Results will be posted on iop.net and …

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The Gibbes Museum Of Art Names New Board Of Directors, Member Emeriti

Staff Report for Island Eye News The Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston’s premier art museum, has announced the election of three new members to its Board of Directors and four member emeriti. Joining the board are Brenda Lauderback, Jennifer Porter and Molly Waring. Board of Directors member emeriti are Roy Green, Jeb Hallett, Rhett Outten …

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Charleston Animal Society Raises Funds, Awareness To End Cruelty

Staff Report for Island Eye News Since January, there have been 411 animals killed, abused or neglected, some in heinous ways, here in Charleston County and across our entire state and it continues to escalate. “We need our community to help us stand up and end cruelty once and for all. Regardless of your concern …

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