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Kemps Ridley

By Mary Pringle for The Island Eye News Most people don’t realize that there are four types of sea turtles found in South Carolina because loggerheads are the only ones who nest here regularly. On the Isle of Palms we have documented green sea turtles nesting here in 1999 and in 2020 and a leatherback …

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Architectural Gems

By Mike Walsh for The Island Eye News  Battery Gadsden Cultural Center (BGCC) is proud to announce the availability of a DVD that we want you all to see. The concept for this 90-minute video came from our Dec. 7, 2019, Trolley Tours that showcased unique homes on Sullivan’s Island with island historian Roy Williams …

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Sand Sculpture

By Maddie Heid  for The Island Eye News  Since 1988, the Isle of Palms has been hosting an annual Sand Sculpting Competition over Memorial Day weekend. Complications with the tides led to this year’s event being hosted on June 5, with over 23 teams showing up to compete. The competition was broken into seven categories: …

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Party Like It’s 1777!

By Mike Walsh for The Island Eye News Imagine this…it’s the 28th of June, and you are witnessing the “celebratory firing of cannon, parades of proud soldiers, flags and banners waving, reverent prayers of thanksgiving, and copious feasting and drinking.” “But, what?” say you.  This can’t be the right date. This must be the 4th …

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Message From The Mayor: June 2021

Dear Island Neighbors,  Happy Summer! I hope you find it a relief to be approaching a large degree of normality this summer, with all that it means for us on the coast, good and bad.  Such as…traffic. Our staff are working with their counterparts from other beaches and adjacent communities, and appropriate folks from other …

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Sullivan’s Island Lift Station

By Brian Sherman for The Island Eye News The chair of the Sullivan’s Island Council’s Water & Sewer Committee and homeowners who live near one of five soon-to-be-operational lift stations concur that the system which carries sewage to the town’s newly-renovated treatment plant was overdue for a serious upgrade. They agree on little else about …

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‘This Is Going To Happen Again’

By Brian Sherman for The Island Eye News Just over a year ago, while running on the beach, Isle of Palms resident Rebecca Kovalich was viciously attacked by two large, unleashed dogs. She survived the frightening encounter with a Doberman and German shepherd, though the 100-pound woman needed stitches to close her wounds and a …

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New Edition Of SiP Magazine Is Available Now

By Jennifer Tuohy, Island Eye News Contributing Editor Packed with stories about your friends, neighbors, and favorite places on the islands, SiP Magazine, the sister publication of Island Eye News, launched its 7th anniversary issue last month. The magazine lands in the mailboxes of island residents and property owners this week and can be found …

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Turtle Team

By Island Turtle Team For The Island Eye News Sea turtle nesting season began on the Isle of Palms when a loggerhead laid a large nest of 148 eggs on May 18 in Dewees Inlet almost at the marsh at Cedar Creek. The nest was laid on a very narrow spit of sand with the …

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Manatees

By South Carolina Department of Natural Resources 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 boat carefully and report sightings of these gentle giants online. Manatees are large …

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