Category: Breaking News

Jun 19 2018

BREAKING: East Cooper District 2: Middle School Rezoning

By Christine Jeanné for The Island Eye News             After months of consideration, the East Cooper District 2 Constituent School Board is slated to decide new zoning lines for Moultrie Middle School when it meets this Wednesday, with one proposal splitting off Isle of Palms students and sending them to Laing Middle School of Science …

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Jun 11 2018

BREAKING: Sullivan’s Island Considering Eliminating More Parking On Middle Street

Island Eye News Staff Report The Sullivan’s Island Public Safety Committee met Monday morning to discuss recommendations from a special ad hoc committee on parking. Council members Tim Reese and Chauncy Clark and Mayor Pat O’Neil have been tasked with coming up with ideas to address parking problems in the business district. Fire Chief Anthony …

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May 27 2018

Desirée Fragoso appointed IOP interim city administrator, effective June 1

Linda Lovvorn Tucker becomes city administrator emeritus, departs Oct. 8 By Jennifer Tuohy – Island Eye News Contributing Editor The City of Isle of Palms has appointed a new interim city administrator. Desiree Fragoso, assistant city administrator since 2015, assumes day to day management of the city on June 1. Linda Lovvorn Tucker, city administrator for …

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Mar 26 2018

Isle Of Palms Resignations

Submitted by City of Isle of Palms The City of Isle of Palms announces two vacancies in its staff leadership.  Chief of Police Thomas Buckhannon has retired effective April 14th following 37 years of service with the City.  City Administrator Linda Lovvorn Tucker has announced her resignation effective October 8, 2018.  “The City appreciates the …

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Jan 02 2018

IOP moves to OPCON 4 in advance of Winter Storm Grayson

One to four inches of snow forecast A Winter Storm watch is in effect for Charleston County Wednesday, January 3, 2018. Weather forecast calls for a “wintry mix” to impact our area starting as early as 8:00 a.m. The coastal area could see anywhere from 1-4 inches of snow. In coordination with Charleston County, the …

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Nov 07 2017

Carroll Wins, Marina Loses

It’s all change for the City of Isle of Palms government as incumbent mayor Dick Cronin and two incumbent council members, Barbara Bergwerf and Patrick Harrington, are out following an election held Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. Based on unofficial results, Dick Cronin, who was running for his third consecutive term as mayor. lost to incumbent …

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Sep 21 2017


By Elizabeth Campsen for Island Eye News Fellow Isle of Palms residents, Since filing to run for a seat on the Isle of Palms City Council, I have realized that while my heart truly wants to serve the residents of the Isle of Palms as a councilmember, my head knows that the time constraints at …

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Sep 10 2017

Hurricane Irma Update #9- Sullivan’s Island

By Andy Benke for Island Eye News Good afternoon Island residents, As reported yesterday, the National Weather Service and National Hurricane Center upgraded the status in Charleston County from Tropical Storm Watch and Storm Surge Watch to TROPICAL STORM WARNING AND TROPICAL STORM SURGE WARNING.  This status change was anticipated.   A tropical storm warning and tropical surge …

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Sep 10 2017

City Of Isle Of Palms Hurricane Irma Press Release

By Desiree Fragoso for Island Eye News In the approach of Hurricane Irma, Mayor Dick Cronin has issued a Proclamation stating a State of Emergency exists for the City of Isle of Palms, SC. “Citizens are urged to be prepared and understand that if your property typically floods, you may expect that the combination of …

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Apr 18 2017

Op-Ed: Siegling Announces Run For Sullivan’s Island Town Council

Hello Sullivan’s Island, my name is Elizabeth Siegling. I am running for a seat on town council, and I would like to tell you my story. Being a sixth generation Charlestonian, I have deep roots here. My family began with John Zacharias Siegling who came to Charleston in 1819, married Maria Regina Schierle, and opened …

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