Sullivan’s Island Residents Unconvinced By Fractional Ownership Proposal

By Brian Sherman for The Island Eye News Representatives of Pacaso, a company that would like to sell fractional ownerships in a luxury home on Sullivan’s Island, made their case at a meeting of the Town Council’s Land Use and Natural Resources Committee July 13, but neither committee members nor local residents appeared convinced that …

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Charleston Beach Foundation Fights For Sullivan’s Island Beach Parking

By Brian Sherman for The Island Eye News The Charleston Beach Foundation doesn’t think there is enough parking along state roads for visitors to Sullivan’s Island. In a July 19 letter, Beach Foundation codirectors Myra Jones and Lee Rowland asked Mayor Pat O’Neil and the Town Council to give nonresidents and residents of the island …

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Victory Parade

Staff Report for Island Eye News Colorado Avalanche head coach Jared Bednar (left) visited the Lowcountry last week en route to a victory parade with the team’s newly won Stanley Cup, the NHL’s championship trophy.  Bednar was a former player, coach and hall of famer for the South Carolina Stingrays. He made a special trip …

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Isle Of Palms Garden Club Reaps East Lowcountry District 1 Membership Award

By Isle Of Palms Garden Club for The Island Eye News The COVID pandemic over the last three years has posed many challenges to many Garden Clubs. The question to many clubs has been: How do we continue to keep our membership and do our projects? Well the Isle of Palms Garden Club figured it …

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Message From The Sullivan’s Island Mayor: Is Independence Day The Only Holiday Deserving Of Fireworks?

Dear island neighbors,  I hope you are enjoying your summer on the island. If you were here for Independence Day, you know we had a busy weekend with lots of visitors and some variable weather, but, blessedly, no serious incidents. The day got off to a great start with our traditional golf cart and bike …

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Letter To The Editor: Isle Of Palms Municipal Reform Overdue

To remain relevant and to meet changing circumstances every organization needs periodic reform.  Comparatively, the IOP City government has not undergone significant reform for decades. The City of Isle of Palms was incorporated 65 years ago and is well beyond the need for organizational reform.  The changes brought on by transformative technology, development of a …

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Isle Of Palms Delays Vote On Near $1M Tourism Budget

By Brian Sherman for The Island Eye News The Isle of Palms City Council has voted to postpone a vote on the budget presented by the Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau following a discussion concerning the role of the Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee and criticism of the CVB from ATAX Committee Chair Ray Burns. …

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Letter To The Editor: July 15th Isle Of Palms Connector Article By Brian Sherman

Over the years the team at The Island Eye News has done a terrific job! However, Brian Sherman’s front page article on July 15th about the IOP Connector misses the mark. First the article states “Without input from the city, SCDOT restriped the bridge….” The facts are that SCDOT restriped the connector OVER THE OBJECTION …

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The Mystery Of ‘The Blue Diamond’ Does Not Disappoint

By Marci Shore for The Island Eye News Sullivans Island’s most prolific resident novelist, Dr. Leonard Goldberg, completed the sixth book in his “Daughter of Sherlock Holmes” series – entitled “The Blue Diamond,” released by Minotaur Books on June 14. The series features Joanna Blalock, the illegitimate daughter of Sherlock Holmes, who happened to inherit …

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Isle Of Palms Golf Cart Parade

Staff Report for Island Eye News On the morning of July 4, Isle of Palms held its annual patriotic golf cart parade. The route started at 4th Avenue and Charleston Boulevard and ended at the IOP Exchange Club. Fireworks were held later that evening near 21st Avenue on Front Beach.