Sullivan’s Island Hires New Departmental Leads

By Brian Sherman for The Island Eye News The Town of Sullivan’s Island has a new deputy administrator. Joe Henderson, a town employee since 2013, was promoted to his new position May 11. Charles Drayton, most recently a planner with the City of North Charleston, replaced Henderson as director of planning and zoning. In his …

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ATAX Committee Narrows Search For Candidates

By Brian Sherman for The Island Eye News The number of applicants for positions on the Isle of Palms Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee has been more than cut in half, but the process of replacing four members who recently resigned might take longer than expected. At a May 3 meeting, the IOP Council’s Personnel Committee …

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A Cultural Ambassador Brings It Home

By Carol Antman for The Island Eye News  Even before she was born, Shelby Means was a musician. “My dad would invite guys over to jam and I was rockin’ out in my mother’s womb,” Means said. “He would play this raucous kind of guitar and I would move and when he stopped I would …

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Jackie Edgerton Shares Platform For State House Run

Staff Report for Island Eye News Republican candidate for the State House of Representatives Jackie LaPan Edgerton detailed her immediate course of action, should she be elected to serve Sullivan’s Island, Isle of Palms, Awendaw, and parts of Mount Pleasant in Columbia. “I’m running to represent District 112 because we need action and advocacy in …

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Private Investment Firm Primed To Take Over Isle Of Palms Marina

By Brian Sherman for The Island Eye News Mike Shuler, who grew up spending weekends at the Isle of Palms Marina, will be in charge of running the facility once the plan is approved by the IOP City Council. According to Shuler, the manager and principal investor of 32 North, a deal is in place …

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Area Leaders To Embark On Annual Team Building Expedition

Staff Report for Island Eye News Dr. Tom Mullikin, founding director of SC7, was joined by Isle of Palms Mayor Phillip Pounds; Mount Pleasant Mayor Will Haynie; Dr. Susan Johnson, director of Health Promotion at MUSC; S.C. Representative Mark Smith; and Michelle McCollum, president and CEO, SC National Heritage Corridor (National Parks Service); and other …

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Island Independence

Photo by Brian Sherman for Island Eye News A raucous group of Isle of Palms residents and their enthusiastic supporters struck a blow for the concept of home rule on Friday, May 13 when they gathered on the deck of The Windjammer to officially establish The Palm Republic, an “independent nation” fashioned after the Conch …

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Isle Of Palms Chamber Looks To Expand Membership

By Brian Sherman for The Island Eye News The newly-formed Isle of Palms Chamber of Commerce is looking for potential members who want to “invest in what we’re doing,” according to President Katrina Limbach. “We encourage everyone who wants to fulfill our mission to join,” Limbach said shortly after the Chamber’s first membership meeting on …

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ATAX Task Force Approaches Finish Line

By Brian Sherman for The Island Eye News The Isle of Palms Accommodations Tax Advisory Task Force moved closer to completing its job May 12, hearing comments from the general public for the first time and holding a brainstorming session concerning the recommendations it will make to the IOP City Council. Two of the three …

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Behind The Garden Gate Tour Returns To Charleston, South Carolina

By Debbie Davis for Island Eye News Walls of entwined ivy, dazzling blooms, and sun-dappled fern fronds abound in Charleston’s botanical sanctuaries. For the eighth year, The Garden Conservancy and the Charleston Horticultural Society are pleased to open the Holy City’s finest private gardens for self-guided tours. Some of Charleston’s most enchanting gardens, traditionally hidden …

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