May 29 2019

Shrimp Season Opens May 29 With Encouraging Forecast

By Erin Weeks for Island Eye News Barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it or sauté it – however you cook it, fresh South Carolina-caught white shrimp are back on the menu. Commercial shrimp trawling will open in all legal South Carolina waters at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Georgia state waters will open …

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May 29 2019

First Three Loggerhead Nests Found By New Volunteers

By Mary Pringle for The Island Eye News Photos by Barbara Bergwerf It’s an exciting time when our nesting sea turtles return to nest in the dunes on the Isle of Palms and Sullivan’s Island. When the first two nests were laid on Kiawah Island and Hilton Head the last week of April, we knew …

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May 29 2019

Wild Dunes Mens Golf Association Golf Scores Another Hole-in-one

By Colin McCandless for The Island Eye News They are still tallying final numbers for the 6th Annual Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) charity golf tournament fundraiser held May 11 at the Wild Dunes Links Course, but it appears that it will nearly match if not eclipse last year’s total of $60,000, to be used toward …

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May 28 2019

Making Memories

By Carey Sullivan for The Island Eye News Making memories is what life is all about. Dewees Island was thoughtfully designed, by both the developer and Mother Nature, to be a place where people made memories.  Around the island are intentionally placed wooden swings, encouraging “chance” encounters with neighbors and nature.  The many docks invite …

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May 28 2019

Fans Go Dotty For Dottie

By Jennifer Tuohy, Island Eye News Contributing Editor In anticipation of the release of her 20th novel, Queen Bee, this month, Sullivan’s Islander and New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank invited a hundred or so of her biggest fans to explore her hometown. The influx was part of the Dorothea Benton Frank Fan …

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May 28 2019

South Carolina Reports Largest Number Of Wintering Orioles

By Greg Lucas, SCDNR for The Island Eye News South Carolina’s 2019 Baltimore Oriole Winter Survey reported the largest number of orioles wintering in the United States for the fifth year in a row. Those results were recorded during the 5th Annual Baltimore Oriole Winter Survey, conducted by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources …

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May 27 2019

Getting In On The Act

By Carol Antman for The Island Eye News The pay is low and the hours are long but apprentices at Spoleto love the experience. They rave about seeing their first opera, getting to personally know the performers, watching the festival ignite the city and being part of that magic. Meanwhile, they’re getting a reality check …

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May 25 2019

Look Out For Manatees As They Return To Coastal Waters

By Erin Weeks for Island Eye News As manatees return to their summer haunts along the coast, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) biologists are reminding residents and visitors to be particularly alert while boating and to report sightings of these gentle giants online. Manatees, or sea cows, …

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May 24 2019

Election Results Saw Close Count

By Katy Calloway, The Island Eye News Managing Editor Sullivan’s Island welcomed two new councilmembers on May 7 and saw one hold on to his seat. In what turned out to be an uncomfortably close election, decided by only 38% of the 1,686 registered voters on the island, Kaye Smith topped the ballot count at …

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May 23 2019

Isle Of Palms Mayor’s Message: May 2019

Another summer is upon us and the city is going full force in every direction.  This past month, we hired Kevin Cornett as our new police chief. City Council will swear him in at our May 28 council meeting, and his first day on the job will be June 3. Please come to our city …

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