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Are You And Your Pet Ready For Hurricane Season?

By Kay Hyman for Island Eye News The 2020 NOAA forecast calls for a busier than normal hurricane season with as many as 19 named storms in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico. Six to 10 of those storms could become hurricanes and three to six of those may be major hurricanes! (An average season produces 12 …

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Message From The Mayor Of Sullivan’s Island: June 2020

Dear Island Neighbors,  Ready or not, we are off and running for a very different summer! Pandemic with a side of popup May tropical storm … and that’s just so far. I hope all of you are able to enjoy the season while staying safe and sane. These are challenging times for everyone, and all …

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District 112 Candidates, South Carolina House Of Representatives

The Island Eye News asked the candidates what they would do if elected. Here are their answers. Daniel Brownstein – Democrat Name the three most important issues facing the residents of District 112 and explain what you plan to do in Columbia to address these issues. Education We must pay our teachers a living wage, …

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Isle Of Palms City Council Cancels Fireworks

By Brian Sherman, The Island Eye News Managing Editor The Isle of Palms Council has voted to cancel this year’s Fourth of July fireworks show, redirecting an expenditure of approximately $35,000 to reward city employees for their exemplary performance during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. At a May 26 meeting, Council Member Jimmy Ward presented a …

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A Typical Memorial Day

By Reagin von Lehe for The Island Eye News As the death toll from the coronavirus pandemic continued to rise in South Carolina, law enforcement officers faced and passed their first major test of the holiday season in their efforts to convince residents and tourists to practice social distancing on the Charleston area’s beaches. During …

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New Parking Fees And Fines

By Ronald Hanna for Island Eye News City Council met today at 1:00 p.m. to hold second reading on Ordinance 2020-02 to increase the daily parking fee at the Municipal Parking Lots located on Pavilion Drive to $15 Saturday, Sunday and legal holidays and increase the hourly fee for on-street parking on Ocean Boulevard between 10th and 14th Avenues to $2.50. …

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Dear Scammer

By Andrew Smith for The Island Eye News Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, the Federal Trade Commission has released dozens of warning letters against people trying to make an illegal buck off the coronavirus. You might wonder: Why just send letters? Why not just sue the !*$@&#? Fair question. But the letters are …

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Letter To The Editor: Grants

The Charleston Scientific and Cultural Education Fund supports and encourages scientific, cultural and artistic pursuits in a wide variety of fields of study and experience. Grant awards ranging from $3,000 to $10,000 were made to a number of individuals last year. Such annual awards are offered to individuals throughout the Lowcountry pursuing these chosen fields. …

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Economic Relief

By John Ewald for The Island Eye News Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross has announced the allocation of $300 million in economic relief to U.S. fishermen and seafood industries impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds were allocated as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which was signed into law …

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Great Crested Flycatcher

By Sarah Diaz for The Island Eye News You may not have heard of great crested flycatchers, but you have heard their raucous calls this spring! This flycatcher, caught and released at the Sullivan’s Island Bird Banding station this spring, is the only member of the myiarchus genus found in the Southeastern United States. The …

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