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Kevin Pennington

By Kevin Pennington for The Island Eye News My wife Caroline and I moved here over a decade ago and had been coming to my wife’s sisters’ home the 10 years prior. Recently, I retired from my position as a senior executive in a Fortune 500 company and now serve on a public company board, …

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South Carolina To Move To Phase 1b Of COVID-19 Vaccination Plan On March 8, 2021

By Cristi Moore for Island Eye News Governor Henry McMaster and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced today that South Carolina will advance to Phase 1b of the state’s COVID-19 vaccination plan beginning Monday, March 8. “Throughout South Carolina’s vaccination efforts, our priority has been – and continues to be …

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Sarah Church

By Sarah Church for The Island Eye News  What a six years it’s been! Thank you for entrusting me to serve on Town Council for what has been a wonderful, frustrating and enlightening experience. It is with mixed emotions that I announce I will not be running for another term.  I have seen Sullivan’s Island …

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Sand Dunes Club

By Meghan Daniel for The Island Eye News With unanimous approval from Sullivan’s Island Town Council at its Feb. 16 meeting, a memorandum of understanding between the Town of Sullivan’s and Beemok Capital, LLC, is now in place. The memorandum consists of an offer by Beemok to continue to operate the Sand Dunes Club as …

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Uptown Girl

By Charleston Music Hall for The Island Eye News We’re excited to team up with 34 West Theater Company to present their musical comedy, “Uptown Girl.” During these difficult times, we think it is more important than ever for us to be working together. The local venues have done a nice job of communicating and …

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A New Fire Chief In Town

By Meghan Daniel for The Island Eye News A Special City Council meeting held via Zoom on Friday, Feb. 19 for the Isle of Palms City Council ended with the approval of a new fire chief for the Isle of Palms Fire Department (IOPFD). Mayor Jimmy Carroll officiated the meeting in which all of Council …

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South Carolina Ports Starts 2021 With Steady Cargo Volumes

By Liz Crumley for The Island Eye News South Carolina Ports saw steady volumes at the start of 2021. S.C. Ports handled 216,265 twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) at Wando Welch and North Charleston container terminals in January, up 2.5% year-over-year. SC Ports has handled more than 1.43 million TEUs thus far in fiscal year …

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Change Of Heart

By Brian Sherman for The Island Eye News The Isle of Palms’ parking plan lauded by the state of South Carolina in 2015 would not be approved in 2021, according to Secretary of Transportation Christy Hall.  The IOP Council did not get the answers it sought at its Feb. 10 meeting, where Hall affirmed her …

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Congresswoman Nancy Mace Meets With Sullivan’s Island Mayor Pat O’Neil

Staff Photo for Island Eye News Congresswoman Nancy Mace, U.S. representative for South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District, visits Sullivan’s Island Mayor Pat O’Neil at Town Hall earlier this month. On Jan. 3, Mace became the first female from the Republican party to be sworn into Congress in the history of South Carolina.

A Common Voice

By Brian Sherman For The Island Eye News Every beach along the South Carolina coast is unique, but each of them is blessed with the same natural beauty and in many ways burdened by similar natural and man-made issues. This symbiotic relationship was a major reason South Carolina Beach Advocates (SCBA) was formed in 2014, …

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