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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Isle Of Palms Tourism Budget Begs Questions After Split ATAX Vote

By Brian Sherman for The Island Eye News Is the Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau the only organization qualified to spend the state accommodations taxes collected on short-term rentals on the Isle of Palms? Is a million dollars no more than a drop in the bucket? Is the newly-formed IOP Chamber of Commerce chasing …

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Local Nonprofit Raises $50K For Pediatric Cancer Research

By Keen Eye Marketing for Island Eye News The McConnell Foundation was founded in 2021 after Bodhi McConnell survived a Stage 3 Neuroblastoma diagnosis when he was 5 months old. Bodhi’s parents, Jen and Josh McConnell, owners of McConnell Real Estate Partners, are dedicated to raising funds for pediatric cancer research at MUSC where Bodhi …

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Message From The Isle Of Palms Mayor: July 2022

Civility. Respect. Solutions. This was the focus of a Municipal Association of South Carolina annual meeting some Council members and staff recently attended. The MASC Board added to their strategic plan an initiative that included restoring civility in government as a top priority. We have entered an era where threatening, mocking, deriding and dismissing are …

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Only American To Have Earned Medal Of Honor And Carnegie Medal

By Battery Gadsden for The Island Eye News  Friday the 13th turned out to be a lucky day for two young women who were swimming off the shore near Station 18 ½ on Sullivan’s Island. When a sudden storm swept them 200 yards out to sea, a vacationing Clemson student dove into the turbulent waters …

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