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Turtle Team

By Island Turtle Team For The Island Eye News Sea turtle nesting season began on the Isle of Palms when a loggerhead laid a large nest of 148 eggs on May 18 in Dewees Inlet almost at the marsh at Cedar Creek. The nest was laid on a very narrow spit of sand with the …

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Manatees

By South Carolina Department of Natural Resources for Island Eye News As manatees return to their summer haunts along the coast, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) biologists are reminding residents and visitors to boat carefully and report sightings of these gentle giants online. Manatees are large …

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Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority

By Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority for Island Eye News The Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) today announced details of the Beach Reach Shuttle for summer 2021. The hourly service, which launches May 29, will provide a new connection between Mount Pleasant and Isle of Palms. Landside Beach Reach parking will be located along …

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Shrimp Season

By S.C. Department of Natural Resources for Island Eye News Commercial shrimp trawling opened in all legal South Carolina waters at 8 a.m. on Thursday, May 27, 2021. Georgia officials have not yet set an opening date for trawling season in its state waters. “After a slightly cooler start to spring, things now look pretty …

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Poe’s Tavern

Staff Report for Island Eye News A group of Poe’s Tavern employees cleaned up around the Sullivan’s Island business district and the beach.

Professional Golfer’s Association, The Sequel

By Pete Wofford for The Island Eye News How often in the movie industry does the sequel top the original, or even the prequel?  Who would write a script that featured 50-year-old Phil Mickelson, ranked 115th in the world, gambling odds of 200-to-1, to best the strongest field in major golf? Well if professional golf …

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Message From The Mayor: June 2021

The Sullivan’s Island elections were something to watch. The residents decided years ago to preserve their accreted land with a conservation easement. This was applauded by local environmentalists. However, times change, houses change hands, and some residents want better views. From all the ads it would have appeared that the bulk of the residents wanted …

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Marco … Polo

Staff Report for Island Eye News The largest container ship on record to ever dock at a South Carolina port came to the Wando Terminal on Friday, May 28. The cargo ship, Marco Polo, is 1,300-feet long and 175-feet wide.

Sullivan’s Island Town Council: May 18, 2021

By Brian Sherman for The Island Eye News The Sullivan’s Island Town Council is asking for financial help to pave two streets under a program funded by the state’s gasoline tax. At its regularly scheduled meeting May 18, the Council voted to request money through the C Fund program for work on Raven Drive between …

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Isle Of Palms Freedom Of Information Act

By Brian Sherman for The Island Eye News A local attorney has filed a lawsuit against the city of Isle of Palms, alleging that officials have been discussing city business through text messages in an effort to avoid the regulations established by the Freedom of Information Act. Joshua Hooser, an IOP resident, filed his case …

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