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Message From The Mayor: July 2020

Dear Island Neighbors, I recently was chatting with lifelong Islander and longtime Island physician George Durst Jr., and his wife, Dawn Durst. Many of you know that Dr. Durst’s father was a highly respected island physician – and leader of the township that preceded the incorporation of our present town – and Dr. Durst Jr. …

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Independence Holiday News From Town Hall

By Andy Benke for Island Eye News As the 244th birthday of our nation draws near, I wanted to pass along a few bits of information to everyone. COVID-19 Pandemic Face Mask Ordinance – In response to the rise in COVID-19 positive infections and the rapid rate at which the infections continue, at a Special Meeting …

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Why The 4th Of July Is The Most Dangerous Day Of The Year For Pets!

By Kay Hyman for Island Eye News  The 4th of July Holiday is a happy time of year for people, but can be dangerous for pets in more ways than one. “By far, we see more pets turn up missing right after the 4th of July than any other time of year,” said Charleston Animal Society CEO …

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An Isle Of Palms Landmark

By Brian Sherman, The Island Eye News Editor The name of the iconic beach-side restaurant on Isle of Palms apparently will remain the same, but its owner has walked off into the sunset, leaving behind a 23-year legacy of what he likes to call “outrageous food, fun and family.” Coconut Joe’s, which opened its doors …

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Isle Of Palms City Council Passes Mask Ordinance

By Brian Sherman for Island Eye News   The Isle of Palms City Council reversed an earlier decision Friday afternoon and passed an ordinance requiring staff and customers at all retail and food service businesses to wear face masks in an effort to control the spread of the coronavirus.   On June 23, the Council …

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Heartbreaking Decisions

By Natassia Donohue for The Island Eye News What would you do if your family pet was suddenly faced with a treatable illness or experienced a medical emergency? Would your family be able to afford the cost of veterinary care? According to one American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals study, 40% of …

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Global Connections

By Zach Watson for The Island Eye News A quick drive from The Citadel over the Cooper River Bridge demonstrates the global connections within the modern world. According to the South Carolina Ports Authority, about five cargo ships enter Charleston Harbor every day, carrying cargo worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Another example can be …

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Letter To The Editor: Donahue

Dear Editor, Floating teachers and other alternatives to school opening is being discussed by the so-called experts! Certainly a “mind-set shift” is called for by July 24, the final date to decide what to do! The mind-set shift that needs to be done is not to impose all the various alternatives as are being discussed …

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What To Expect On Your Next Visit To The Charleston Museum

By Liza Holian for the Island Eye News    The Charleston Museum is committed to ensuring the health and safety of our members, visitors and staff. Below are protocols the museum has implemented to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and what visitors can do to help keep the museum and our historic houses safe for …

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Location, Location, Location

By Mary Pringle for The Island Eye News How a loggerhead sea turtle chooses a place to nest is sometimes a mystery. We do know that they can wait in the ocean and scan the shore for lights and other deterrents before crawling onto the beach to lay eggs. But sometimes the beach where they …

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