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LOWVELO Bike Ride Returns To Support Cancer Survivors, Research

By Grace Nichols for the Island Eye News Despite the chilly weather on the Isle of Palms the morning of Nov. 6, the LOWVELO bike ride for cancer research still had a large turnout of enthusiastic bike riders. LOWVELO began in 2019 and has raised money for the MUSC Hollings Cancer Center, the only National …

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New Sullivan’s Island Fire House A Year Away From Completion

By Grace Nichols for The Island Eye News Work on the Island Fire Department building has been underway since the end of 2020.  When the station was originally constructed in 1991, “it was built for really one person on duty at a time,” said Fire Chief Anthony Stith. “Now, I have three guys on duty …

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Larry Kobrovsky To Run For Charleston County Council District 2 Seat

Staff Report for Island Eye News Sullivan’s Island resident and longtime attorney Larry Kobrovsky has announced that he is going to run for the Charleston County Council District 2 seat. Councilmember Dickie Schweers, who currently occupies the seat, was first elected in November 2006 and his latest term is set to expire December 2022.  “Dickie …

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‘Tis The Season To Be Thankful

Dear Island Neighbors,  I hope you are all enjoying this wonderful time of the year on the Island. I can’t tell you how many Islanders have recently said to me, when I’m out “running” or on my bike, “This is why we’re here!” A few items related to this time, and tides.  HOLIDAY PARK LIGHTING …

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Will The Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee Continue To Get Along With Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau?

By Brian Sherman for The Island Eye News Three members of the Isle of Palms committee that is supposed to be advising the Isle of Palms City Council about how it should distribute the state accommodations tax funds collected from the owners of short-term rental properties are questioning the city’s longterm relationship with the Charleston …

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Restoring A Religious Relic From The Past

By Grace Nichols for The Island Eye News The AME Church on Sullivan’s Island, which used to be located on Central, opened during the 1800s. It is a rich part of the island’s liturgical history. “It was a beautiful sanctuary,” said Alice Ravenell, the church’s former secretary, as she recalled the red carpet that lined …

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Applause For Paws

By Charleston Animal Society for The Island Eye News Party Animals were out in full-force this past weekend as the Applause for Paws Gala shook the roof at the Charleston Gaillard Center Saturday night, Oct. 16. COVID-19 forced the cancellation of this event three times over the last two years so organizers and patrons were …

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Letter To The Editor: Cost To The Taxpayers

After four (Sullivan’s Island) Town Council members forced a lawsuit settlement on the Maritime Forest that was highly advantageous to the few firstrow property owners, and after a landslide election in protest, the new Town Council has hired a new attorney to review the settlement. The Pro-Settlement folks are crying “foul.” Their favorite tactic — …

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Will You Be One Of The 100?

Staff Report for Island Eye News The Island Eye News needs your help. As our islands’ only community newspaper for almost two decades, the paper provides a valuable community resource to residents and visitors—for free. But in the current climate, it’s not possible to continue producing the newspaper without the support of its community—YOU. Thank …

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Steeplechase Of Charleston Returns To Full Capacity November 14

By The Post and Courier for The Island Eye News Returning to its full experience, The Post and Courier hosts Steeplechase of Charleston, a world-class horse racing event. Five high-stakes horse races will run at the Stono Ferry Racetrack on Sunday, Nov. 14. The Charleston tradition began in 1792 and will be ushered into a …

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