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A Solution Looking For A Problem?

By Brian Sherman for The Island Eye News Despite the objections of Isle of Palms residents and unanswered questions from members of the Council’s Public Safety Committee, the South Carolina Department of Transportation is moving ahead with plans to change the configuration of the IOP Connector bridge to accommodate bicyclists, walkers and runners. Work is …

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A New Restaurant On The Block

By Meghan Daniel for The Island Eye News For more than a year, the property at 2213-B Middle Street on Sullivan’s Island has been vacant after 450 Pizza Joint shut its doors in late July 2019. However, since early 2020, a demolition and rebuilding project has been underway for the framework of The Longboard: a …

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Parking Battle Heats Up

By Brian Sherman for The Island Eye News The Lowcountry weather remained cool as the calendar rolled over from January to February, but the battle heated up over whether the city of Isle of Palms has the right to limit and charge for parking along state-owned roads on the island. Legislation that would prohibit IOP …

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Chauncey Clark

By Chauncey Clark for The Island Eye News One thing is clear, I love this island. I recognize the island’s challenges and consider myself lucky to stand on the shoulders of all those who have served with and before me. Governing is not always easy and sometimes does not make you popular, I know this …

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Stories From A Life On Sullivan’s Island

By Mike Walsh for The Island Eye News In an oral history interview, recorded pre-pandemic, Sullivan’s Island’s much loved and admired Father Lawrence McInerny, pastor of Stella Maris Catholic Church, tells stories and shares vintage photographs from his long family and personal history on the island. Father McInerny, more formally titled the Reverend Monsignor Lawrence …

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South Carolina Baltimore Oriole Winter Survey And Great Backyard Bird Count Set For February 12-15

By Greg Lucas for Island Eye News The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) will conduct an annual Baltimore Oriole Winter Survey Feb. 12-15, in conjunction with the Great Backyard Bird Count. The state natural resources agency is interested in the status and distribution of these colorful songbirds that are wintering in the Palmetto …

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College Of Charleston Theatre Presents Radio Play Of World War Two Love Story ‘Last Train To Nibroc’ On February 12 And 13

By Nandini McCauley for Island Eye News On February 12 and 13, the College of Charleston Department of Theatre and Dance will present “Last Train to Nibroc,” penned in the late 1990s by American playwright Arlene Hutton. This audio-only radio play is produced in partnership between CofC Stages and Center Stage, a student-run theatre group …

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Targeting Small Businesses

by Lesley Fair for The Island Eye News There’s a new coronavirus-related scam making the rounds, but this time the crooks are targeting small businesses. It starts with an email that claims to come from the “Small Business Administration Office of Disaster Assistance.” It says you’re eligible for a loan of up to $250,000 and …

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Charleston County Library

By Doug Reynolds for The Island Eye News Charleston County Public Library has been ranked among the top libraries in the United States in Library Journal’s Index of Public Library Service. CCPL received a three-star rating in its peer group, making it the only library system in South Carolina with a starred rating. Published annually, …

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Superintendent Of Education

By Ryan Brown for The Island Eye News With the start of the 2021 legislative session, State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman has released the South Carolina Department of Education’s legislative priorities for 2021. The safe and expedient return of students to the classroom remains at the forefront of the SCDE’s agenda. “While our primary …

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