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The Great Outdoors

By Angelina Ricci Eisenhauer for The Island Eye News U.S. Rep. Joe Cunningham met with representatives from Audubon South Carolina and Conservation Voters of South Carolina July 16 to discuss the bipartisan Great American Outdoors Act, which would fully and permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund and provide $9.5 billion to address a …

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The Arc Of The Moral Universe

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Eye News Senior Staff Writer John Lewis, the last of the “Big Six” of the Civil Rights movement and a 33-year veteran of Congress, died July 17. Along with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Whitney Young, A. Philip Randolph, James Farmer and Roy Wilkins, he led and defined the movement. …

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Unusually Quiet

By Rae Walberg for The Island Eye News Despite the usual hustle and bustle of mid-Summer tourists, Wild Dunes Resorts sits quiet after temporarily suspended resort operations. “In light of the dynamic COVID-19 situation in the surrounding area of our resort and to prioritize the safety and well-being of our colleagues and guests, we are …

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Wining Down

By Sarah Reynolds for The Island Eye News The end of the summer does not mean an end to the relaxed fun of Wine Down Wednesdays in Old Towne Creek County Park. The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission has announced its schedule of Wine Down Wednesdays for this fall –  they will be held …

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Poe Library Opens For Curbside Service

By Marie Sollitt for Island Eye News The wait is over! The Edgar Allen Poe /Sullivan’s Island Branch Library is happy to announce we are now offering curbside pickup! Call us at 843-883-3914 or go online at CCPL.org/curbside to make an appointment.  Please note our new hours at Poe: Mon,Tue, Thur, Fri 9:00 -3:00. We …

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Isle Of Palms City Council Limits Parking

By Brian Sherman, The Island Eye News Editor The Isle of Palms City Council has passed yet another emergency ordinance aimed at stopping the spread of the coronavirus, severely limiting the number of available parking spaces in an effort to discourage daytrippers from visiting the island. At a special meeting July 15, the Council approved …

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Lights Out

From the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources for The Island Eye News Early on July 11, volunteers on Kiawah Island discovered dozens of tiny sea turtle tracks leading across the beach and into the ocean. South Carolina Department of Natural Resources biologists confirmed it was the first sea turtle nest to hatch in the …

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Parking Protestors

Photos by Lynn Pierotti for Island Eye News Not everybody agrees with the Isle of Palms Council’s decision to cut the capacity of the city’s municipal lots in half and ban parking on some streets. On July 25, a group of Lowcountry residents voiced their displeasure by protesting along Palm Boulevard, where parking is currently …

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The Spirit Of Independence

Photos by Mark Howard A small golf cart parade was held on Sullivan’s Island on the Fourth of July, made up of local residents who failed to get the latest change order on the official status of the parade, according to photographer Mark Howard, who pointed out that the event was “small but had a …

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Safe And Comfortable At Home

By Reagin von Lehe for The Island Eye News Residents of Sullivan’s Island and Isle of Palms have been sheltering in place for more than four months, spending more time than ever inside their homes in an effort to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. When the beaches and restaurants were temporarily closed, there …

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