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Always An Overachiever

By Reagin von Lehe for The Island Eye News One Sunday afternoon in quarantine, the Ross family began readying their pregnant chocolate Lab, Isla, to give birth in their home on Isle of Palms. They bought a birthing pool and waited until the contractions started. They didn’t realize the entire process would last for 13 …

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A Victim Of COVID-19

By Carol Antman for The Island Eye News Sarah Saunders of Isle of Palms and her friend Gabe were five months into their hitchhiking adventure through Africa when the pandemic flared up. Until then, people had greeted them with curiosity and generosity. But the vibe was changing. “People were mean-mugging us. …” No one would …

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Southern California Beach Vibes

By Rae Walberg for The Island Eye News Sullivan’s Island’s newest eatery is dedicated to bringing SoCal beach vibes to the East Coast beach scene. The Beach Shack, which opened its doors on Middle Street June 27, is a fusion of Californian and Southern food and a culture imagined by owner Annie McPhaul and her …

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Danger On The Beach

By Mary Pringle for The Island Eye News It has always been a mystery to us why some people think it’s really fun to bring large shovels to the beach and dig large, deep holes. Why not just enjoy the beach by swimming, building sandcastles or playing games with balls? A 2018 article by Kristin …

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Turning Lemons Into Lemonade

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Eye News Senior Staff Writer Jaime Harrison’s U.S. Senate campaign is nothing like he imagined when he set his sights on the job. The coronavirus was unheard of on May 19, 2019, when he filed to run, but skyrocketing COVID-19 infections have ruled out the dinners, meet and greets and …

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Making Good Choices

By Susan King, Sullivan’s Island Elementary School Principal, for The Island Eye News Mike served as our school resource officer for the past two years. He was the first SRO ever designated solely to our school. Kids, staff and parents love him dearly. In the role of SRO, he reports to the school each day, …

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Message From The Mayor: July 2020

We all know that times are tough now. We have challenges that have been addressed in previous messages from the mayor, but this time I’m going to do something a little different. I would like to shine a spotlight on the important things we have accomplished. I want to remind our community that we successfully …

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City Of Isle Of Palms, South Carolina COVID – 19 | Update #25

By Ronald Hanna for Island Eye News The Isle of Palms City Council held an emergency City Council meeting today, Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. to discuss Emergency Ordinance 2020-11. City Council took the following actions: • Businesses, including but not limited to event spaces, restaurants and bars, shall not allow live entertainment, …

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Isle Of Palms City Council Limits Parking For Day-trippers

By Brian Sherman, The Island Eye News Editor The Isle of Palms City Council has passed yet another emergency ordinance aimed at stopping the spread of the coronavirus, severely limiting the number of available parking spaces in an effort to discourage day-trippers from visiting the island. At a special meeting July 15, the Council approved …

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Sullivan’s Island Tests For COVID-19

By Brian Sherman for Island Eye News Two people were found to be infected with the coronavirus after Sullivan’s Island Town Administrator Andy Benke decided to have employees and Council members tested. The testing was done July 14 by Doctor’s Care “in an abundance of caution as several members of staff had presented symptoms,” according …

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