Nov 04 2009

Isle of Palms election results

The votes have been tallied and it looks like incumbent Dick Cronin has beaten newcomer Jimmy Ward for the Isle of Palms Mayoral seat with 53% of the vote. Voted to Council are  incumbents Barbara Bergwerf (17.63%) and Marty Bettelli (18.25%), who will be joined by newcomers Doug Thomas (17.09%) and Sandy Stone (16.01%). Candidate …

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Oct 31 2009

Ben Sawyer Bridge closure pushed back: November 30 or later

Provided by the SCDOT SCDOT and PCL Civil Constructors, Inc., the Design Build Contractor for the Ben Sawyer Bridge, have determined the potential start date for the Ben Sawyer Bridge Rehabilitation Project’s necessary Intracoastal Waterway closure will be no sooner than November 30, 2009. The roadway closure of Ben Sawyer Boulevard at the Ben Sawyer …

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Oct 31 2009

Ben Sawyer lane closure: November 4, 2009

LANE CLOSURE DATE: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2009 Attention all motorists: Please be advised that on Wednesday night, NOVEMBER 4, 2009 traffic on Ben Sawyer Boulevard, crossing the Ben Sawyer Bridge, will be reduced to a single lane. The lane closure will begin at 9:00 PM and will be completed by 5:00 AM the next morning. …

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Oct 30 2009

The little pink art gallery

By Kristin Hackler The little pink house in the Sullivan’s Island business district has been undergoing a bit of change over the past few weeks. New flowers and fresh mulch have gone in around its picket fence, the window sills and door frames have been touched up with fresh paint, and some very impressive glass …

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Oct 30 2009

IOP Candidate Questionaire

Every election year, The Island Eye News asks four topical questions of the candidates running for IOP Council, garnered from the important issues and concerns of the community. This year, we asked the candidates the following four questions: 1) The main issue in the last two elections was short term rentals. Do you feel that …

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Oct 30 2009

Letters to the editor

Below are links to individual letters to the editor from the following island residents: Bev Ballow Chuck Bates Dr. Joseph and Melissa Bianco Clay Cable Captain David W. Somers, Jr. Holly Covington Ron Denton Jeff Evans Debbie Jones Joyce A. Petzold Larry Pierson Jacoba Roest Nicholas Runza Phillip W. Smith Dear Editor, The “Barbs” for …

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Oct 30 2009

Sullivan’s Island Town Council – October 20, 2009

Staff Report The Sullivan’s Island Town Council held its regular meeting on October 20. Council member Jerry Kaynard was absent. Ben Sawyer Bridge update The majority of the first hour of the meeting was reserved for Julie Hussey, representa-tive for the Ben Sawyer Bridge replacement project, who informed the Town how the project has progressed …

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Oct 30 2009

A look back with IOP Council members Rice and Taylor

By Dylan Sharek Dryden “Dee” Taylor and Carol Rice are both on the Isle of Palms City Council. On paper, the similarities end there. Taylor is labeled a fiscal conservative and Rice is a self-proclaimed left-wing liberal. During the controversial smoking ban vote in late 2008, Taylor voted against the ordinance and Rice voted for …

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Oct 29 2009

Old dump site to be saved as protected green space

Submitted by Karen Coste for The Sullivan’s Islanders “…a scarcely perceptible creek, oozing its way through a wilderness of reeds and slime.” – Edgar Allan Poe, The Gold-Bug Miller Creek may not have been that specific creek described by Poe, but it certainly could have been. Located at the marsh end of Station 19, this …

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Oct 29 2009

Causing a “racquet” at Wild Dunes

Wild Dunes Resort will host the United States Tennis Association (USTA) South Carolina Section of the Super Senior Tennis Tournament on Thursday, November 5, through Sunday, November 8, 2009, at the Resort’s Tennis Center. The event is open to the public, and there is no charge for spectators. More than 750 of the state’s top …

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