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Letter To The Editor: Pushing For Pounds

To date there are three candidates competing for Mayor of Isle of Palms. One individual rises to the top and that is Mr. Phillip Pounds. Phillip has integrity, experience, island loyalty and character that we desperately need to lead our local government. We served on the IOP planning commission with Mr. Pounds and were impressed …

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Letter To The Editor: S-40 And Beach Traffic

The recent passage of S-40 has made clear to all the barrier islands and particularly the Isle of Palms that island residents are only the custodians of the beaches. Interestingly, custodian has multiple meanings. One is the guardian and the other is the person who cleans up the facility. The clear message in S-40 is; …

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Letter To The Editor: Capable, Level-headed Leadership For Isle Of Palms Mayor

On Tuesday, November 2, IOP residents have the privilege to vote a new mayor into office. Without hesitation, I wholeheartedly support Phillip Pounds for this position. Phil retired after thirty-five years of success in the financial services sector, working for consensus on large projects, with large groups of people. He started the public service ball …

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Diamondback Terrapins

By Mary Pringle for The Island Eye News     Sea turtles are not the only turtles who are nesting on the Isle of Palms and Sullivan’s Island this summer. The Island Turtle Team has recently been called to save the nests of marsh terrapins AKA diamondback terrapins on Sullivan’s Island. On June 5 Marshall Stith, a …

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Flock Of Declining Shorebirds Spotted In South Carolina

By South Carolina Department Of Natural Resources for Island Eye News  It’s not every day that someone discovers a new-to-science bird migration spectacle.  It’s even more unexpected that such an encounter – in this case, tens of thousands of shorebirds gathering during their annual journey north – would be just a stone’s throw from a …

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Isle Of Palms Beach Run

By IOP Recreation Department for The Island Eye News The 2021 Isle of Palms Beach Run will take place Saturday, July 31 on Front Beach, behind The Windjammer on the Isle of Palms. Competitors can enter in the following divisions; 5K Run/ Walk or 10K Run. The race begins at 8 a.m. Youth Fun Runs …

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The Heat Is On

By Meredith Nelson for The Island Eye News It’s here… the muggy, oppressive heat of summer. It wouldn’t be the Lowcountry without it. As characteristic as the heat and humidity may be for Charleston, it doesn’t bode well for those who prefer to exercise outdoors. It’s unavoidable, but it’s not impossible to manage. With a …

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Smugglers

By Grace Nichols for The Island Eye News Is rum the next “undiscovered” treasure? According to owners of the new bar, Smugglers-Island Eats and Rum Shack, it definitely is. Opening Smugglers was a collaborative effort, especially with all of the initial work happening during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. The four co-owners, Benj Farmery, …

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Tufted Titmouse

By Sarah Díaz for The Island Eye News  The Sullivan’s Island Bird Banding Station is wrapping up their Spring 2021 season. Since late February, 291 birds have been banded from 33 different species! Our most frequently banded species were Myrtle Warblers (100 banded) and Gray Catbirds (69 banded). In addition, 99 banded birds were recaptured, …

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Breathe Pilates

By Grace Nichols for The Island Eye News Feel like you have been stagnant after COVID and looking for a sustainable workout?  Look no further because Breathe Pilates Studio and Spa, once based in Mount Pleasant has relocated to Sullivan’s Island. Breathe Pilates has been operating as a contemporary pilates studio for many years, and …

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