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McClellanville-area reef Expansion To Provide Marine Habitat

By Erin Weeks for The Island Connection Anglers and fish alike can enjoy an expanded CCAMcClellanville Reef (PA-34) as of this week. On Tuesday, March 9, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) and Coastal Conservation Association South Carolina (CCA SC) staff took advantage of calm seas and beautiful weather to add a retired tugboat …

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Maritime Forest

By Brian Sherman for The Island Eye News A divided Sullivan’s Island Council has approved a modified plan for removing trees and other vegetation from the town’s Maritime Forest that now requires the approval of the Corps of Engineers and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control’s Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource …

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Sullivan’s Island Baptist Church Holds Beach Sweep

Staff Report for Island Eye News On Saturday, March 13, Sullivan’s Island Baptist Church held a community beach sweep. Mayor Pat O’Neil paid a visit to the organized function. Overall, 50 volunteers picked up more than 40 buckets of trash on the island. 

Third Time’s The Charm

By Brian Sherman for The Island Eye News Three strikes and you’re out in baseball, but does the same theory apply when you’re trying to hire a fire chief? The Isle of Palms City Council was expected to take a third swing at choosing a new leader for its Fire Department at its regular meeting …

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Hats Off To Isle Of Palms Council Members

By Meghan Daniel for Island Eye News The Municipal Association of South Carolina (MASC) recently announced that three Isle of Palms council members were awarded with certificates of graduation from the Municipal Elected Officials Institute of Government program. Council members Ryan Buckhannon, Phillip Pounds and Rusty Streetman participated in more than 25 hours of classroom …

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CARTA Returns To Isle Of Palms

By Meghan Daniel for Island Eye News While the Berkeley Charleston Dorchester Council of Governments (BCDCOG) and the CARTA Board approved a shuttle service between Isle of Palms and Mt. Pleasant in mid-February, CARTA has since released further details on what this transportation service will entail. Daniel Brock, Regional Strategist for BCDCOG, said the shuttle …

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Sullivan’s Island Flooding

By Brian Sherman for The Island Eye News A grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency is expected to help the town of Sullivan’s Island put together a plan to alleviate some of the island’s flooding issues. Town Administrator Andy Benke told Council members at their March 16 meeting that the town has applied for …

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Ahoy, Matey

By Hector Salzaar, Meanstream Studios for Island Eye News USCGC Eagle (WIX-327), known as the Barque Eagle, is a 295-foot barque used as a training cutter for future officers of the United States Coast Guard. The flagship vessel visited Charleston waters and was docked at the Port Terminal last weekend

Mike Sottile

By Sam Holland, South Carolina House Of Representatives for Island Eye News Mike Sottile, recently retired State Representative and former Mayor and Council member of the City of Isle of Palms was awarded The Order of the Palmetto by Gov. Henry McMaster in a ceremony in the Governor’s office in Columbia, South Carolina. The Order …

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Seven Contenders, Four Spots

By Brian Sherman for The Island Eye News A total of seven political hopefuls will be on the ballot May 4, when Sullivan’s Island residents venture to the polls to elect a mayor and three members of the Town Council. Some have lived on the island for decades, and others are relative newcomers. Three candidates …

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