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Letter To The Editor: Balance And Fairness Are Necessary

Dear Sullivan’s Island Town Council and public servants, I’m an avid reader of The Island Eye News and was encouraged recently by several Town Council members to share my story/perspective around the complex subject of the accreted land. I recently sent this correspondence to the entire Council and all public servants whom I know personally …

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Visiting Artists

By Lauren Van Liew for The Island Eye News The recently-opened Ruth and Bill Baker Art Sales Gallery, located on the first floor of the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, will exhibit and offer for sale the works of the museum’s visiting artists. The Gibbes’ Visiting Artist Series highlights South Carolina artists whose work …

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Message From The Mayor: September 2020

The past six months have been truly challenging as we continue to grapple with an ongoing pandemic that has dramatically changed the world. Things may not be back to normal for many months. Even in the midst of a worldwide pandemic, Council and staff are busier than ever, with many projects underway!  IOP MARINA The …

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Pandemic Fun

By Carol Antman for The Island Eye News When the term “rage cleaning” struck a chord with me, I knew I had to make a change. The timeline of this forced isolation was coming into focus. The news was dreadful. I needed a breather. Some inspiration. What were my creative friends doing to lighten things …

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Paid Parking On Sullivan’s Island

By Zach Giroux for The Island Eye News Before COVID-19 precautionary measures became the topic of discussion at every Sullivan’s Island Town Council meeting, an island-wide paid parking proposal was at the forefront of the island’s plans.  In February, members of the Sullivan’s Island Council listened to a presentation from Lanier Parking Solutions, an Atlanta-based …

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Area Beach Sweep Postponed

Staff Reports for The Island Eye News The Beach Sweep/River Sweep litter cleanup, originally scheduled for Sept. 19, 2020, on beaches all along the South Carolina coast, has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on the current situation, the coordinators at the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium and the South Carolina Department of …

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A Million Steps

By Brian Sherman, The Island Eye News Managing Editor An ancient Chinese proverb tells us that a journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step. For Isle of Palms resident Ted O’Neill, fighting a deadly killer that takes nearly 50,000 American lives a year will begin with the million steps he plans to …

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Our World Without

By Joshua Zalabak for The Island Eye News The South Carolina Aquarium, which closed its doors for 68 days before re-opening in May, is facing a severe financial hardship because of the COVID-19 pandemic. During a typical year, general admission sales and membership make up approximately 80% of its revenue, with the spring and summer months …

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Catch ’Em for a Cause

By Katy Calloway for The Island Eye News Fishing is one of the few naturally socially-distanced activities that has gained popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic, and it’s also somewhat of a rite of passage for many Lowcountry youngsters. On Aug. 22, some of the community’s most deserving youth had a chance to get out on …

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An Online Adventure

By Amanda Bunting Comen for The Island Eye News The largest networking event in the Mount Pleasant area will be a 10-day virtual experience this year. In partnership with On Purpose Adventures, the 10th anniversary Expo will be an online adventure, accessible by any smart device, that will allow participants to engage with vendors in …

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