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Global Connections

By Zach Watson for The Island Eye News A quick drive from The Citadel over the Cooper River Bridge demonstrates the global connections within the modern world. According to the South Carolina Ports Authority, about five cargo ships enter Charleston Harbor every day, carrying cargo worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Another example can be …

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Letter To The Editor: Donahue

Dear Editor, Floating teachers and other alternatives to school opening is being discussed by the so-called experts! Certainly a “mind-set shift” is called for by July 24, the final date to decide what to do! The mind-set shift that needs to be done is not to impose all the various alternatives as are being discussed …

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What To Expect On Your Next Visit To The Charleston Museum

By Liza Holian for the Island Eye News    The Charleston Museum is committed to ensuring the health and safety of our members, visitors and staff. Below are protocols the museum has implemented to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and what visitors can do to help keep the museum and our historic houses safe for …

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Location, Location, Location

By Mary Pringle for The Island Eye News How a loggerhead sea turtle chooses a place to nest is sometimes a mystery. We do know that they can wait in the ocean and scan the shore for lights and other deterrents before crawling onto the beach to lay eggs. But sometimes the beach where they …

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Include Your Pets In Your Plans

By Dan Krosse for The Island Eye News The Charleston Animal Society urges you to include your pet in your family’s emergency plans. It’s important to remember that the Charleston area is at risk for many disasters – from hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes to forest fires, hazardous materials emergencies and coastal flooding.      Any one …

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Tee Time

By Rachael Moss for The Island Eye News With state restrictions easing and families looking to get outdoors, Wild Dunes Resort, a Destination Hotel on Isle of Palms, is now providing visitors and locals the chance to enjoy a socially distant golfing experience. Wild Dunes Resort is now offering new packages on both its courses. …

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Carolina Day

By Andy Benke for Island Eye News The historical event commemorated each year on Carolina Day, June 28th, is the Battle of Sullivan’s Island that took place on that date in 1776. Even though the entire conflict took place on the island and was one of the first great American victories of the Revolutionary War, …

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Party Like It’s 1777

By Mike Walsh for The Island Eye News Imagine this: It’s June 28, and you are witnessing the “celebratory firing of cannon, parades of proud soldiers, flags and banners waving, reverent prayers of thanksgiving and copious feasting and drinking.”  “But, what?” say you. “This can’t be the right date. This must be the Fourth of …

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Musing From The Courtyard At The Casa Marina Hotel

By Carol Antman for The Island Eye News It was a balmy night, and the rum Old Fashioneds in Casa Marina’s Penthouse Lounge made it even sultrier. From this perch, lively with the hubbub of a suntanned crowd, I marveled at the sunset on Jacksonville Beach and eavesdropped on the last few dances of the …

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Message From The Mayor Of Isle Of Palms: June 2020

Dear IOP Residents, We have had an extremely busy, unique and challenging year to date. City Council has had a full plate, and new items continue to be added to the to-do list each day. While drainage, docks and our public safety building were at the top of our minds, life has a way of …

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