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South Carolina Department Of Health And Environmental Control ‘Concerned’ About Plans To Trim Maritime Forest

By Brian Sherman for The Island Eye News The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is “concerned” about how and how many trees would be removed from Sullivan’s Island’s Maritime Forest under a plan created for the town by consultant Thomas & Hutton. In a Dec. 20, 2021 letter, DHEC Beachfront Permitting Project …

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Incoming Isle Of Palms Mayor Hopes To Leave Chaos Behind

By Brian Sherman for The Island Eye News As the November 2021 Isle of Palms elections approached, candidate Phillip Pounds’ platform emphasized leadership, communication and transparency. But when Pounds is sworn in as the city’s new mayor Jan. 4, he said one of his most important jobs will be to help leave some of the …

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Isle Of Palms To Consolidate Two Wastewater Treatment Plants

By Brian Sherman for The Island Eye News Construction is expected to begin in early 2022 on a project that will consolidate the Isle of Palms Water and Sewer Commission’s two wastewater treatment plants into one, expanding the Forest Trails facility at 41st Avenue and Waterway Boulevard and retiring the aging Wild Dunes plant. The …

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Letter To The Editor: A Natural Sea Wall

A sea wall for Charleston to protect the city from hurricanes, storm surge and climate change will cost an estimated $1.1 billion. The honorable Army Corps of Engineers believes in the concept so much that the agency is willing to cover 65% of the cost (Robert Behre Post and Courier column, Nov. 27, 2021). Yet, …

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Letter To The Editor: The Old “Look Over Here” Trick

Sullivan’s Island Town Council seems to be deftly leveraging the Maritime Forest issue as its shiny object in the age-old “look over here” trick designed to distract from other matters. I realize the new council was voted in primarily on its stance on that very important topic; and I’m not suggesting it isn’t the most …

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Letter To The Editor: More Than A Bike Ride

I was honored to be chosen to be on the Board of Directors for the LowVelo Event this year, and I would like to make a few observations for the record. This event had approximately 800 bike riders signed up to raise funds for cancer research for the Hollings Cancer Center.  That’s a very successful …

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Tidal Wave Agreement

By Brian Sherman for The Island Eye News The Isle of Palms Council that will be sworn in Jan. 4 will not have to deal with the city’s long-running battle with Tidal Wave Water Sports after all. At a special meeting Dec. 22, the Council voted by a 6-1 margin to approve a settlement agreement …

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Town Holiday Closures

By Andy Benke for Island Eye News Good afternoon Island residents, I hope this message finds everyone well and in the festive holiday spirit!!!  Just passing along a few bits of information before the Town employees enjoy a few days off. Town Hall Closure Town Hall will close at 2pm today returning at 8am on …

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State Rep Thanks Sullivan’s Island For Protecting Maritime Forest

By Brian Sherman for The Island Eye News District 112 State Rep. Joe Bustos has submitted a resolution to the South Carolina House of Representatives that commends Sullivan’s Island’s Town Council and its residents “for protecting and preserving the Maritime Forest.” Bustos said he expected his resolution to be approved by the House in January. …

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Former Grand Slam Champions, World No. 1s Enter Credit One Charleston Open Field

By Arielle Alpino for The Island Eye News The Credit One Charleston Open, the largest women’s only tennis tournament in North America, will host Grand Slam champions Garbiñe Muguruza and Simona Halep next year in a player field that is shaping up to be one of the tournament’s strongest. In addition to Muguruza and Halep, …

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