Revamped Golf Cart Path Safens Ocean Park Plaza

Photo by Lynn Pierotti for Island Eye News The previous configuration of Ocean Park Plaza required golf carts users to merge into the sidewalk, exit on the northbound lane on Palm Boulevard and turn left into Ocean Park Plaza.  With this project, the City of Isle of Palms lowered the curb to allow golf carts …

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Isle Of Palms Marina Pushes For Looser Alcohol Laws

By Brian Sherman for The Island Eye News The question of whether the store at the Isle of Palms Marina was destined to be transformed into a bar was just one of several sticking points that kept the IOP Council from moving forward with plans to re-assign the amended Marina leases at a special meeting …

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Isle Of Palms Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee Turnover Continues

By Brian Sherman for The Island Eye News The look of the Isle of Palms Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee, the group that is supposed to advise the City Council on how IOP should distribute the 2% state tax levied on owners of short-term rental properties, continues to evolve. At its June 1 meeting, the city’s …

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South Carolina Shrimp Harvest Fully Opens

By South Carolina Department Of Natural Resources for Island Eye News After a cool spring in South Carolina, the majority of white shrimp in coastal waters have reproduced – and officials at the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources have given the go ahead for shrimp season to open in full. Commercial shrimp trawling opened …

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Isle Of Palms Police Department Keeps Street Crime At Bay

By Brian Sherman for The Island Eye News The Isle of Palms does not have a gang problem and IOP Police Chief Kevin Cornett wants to keep it that way. The subject of gang violence was brought to the forefront during Memorial Day weekend, when four guns were confiscated by IOP police officers and large …

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Isle Of Palms May Shrink Council By Two Seats

By Brian Sherman for The Island Eye News If the residents of Isle of Palms agree that the size of their Council should be reduced by two, the city’s governing body will have to operate with an even number of members for two years. At their June 1 meeting, the three members of the Personnel …

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Sculptures In The Sand

By IOP Exchange Club for The Island Eye News It was such a treat to be in the cheerleading section of “Team LENS” at the Piccolo Spoleto Sand Sculpting contest Saturday. We made an Emblem! And we won a prize! LENS – Law Enforcement Neighborhood Support – is the newest Community Support project of the …

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Getting In The Island Spirit

Photo by Stacey Streetman Johnson for Island Eye News Councilman Rusty Streetman (left), representing the City of Isle of Palms, presented the inaugural Spirit of the Island Award to resident Jim Thompson at the Isle of Palms Exchange Club.  Initiated last year by councilman Jimmy Ward and the Isle of Palms City Council, the award recognizes …

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Editor’s Note

CORRECTION: In the May 20 edition of The Island Eye News, on Page 1 entitled “SI hires new deputy administrator, director of planning and zoning,” the article unintentionally misrepresented Joe Henderson as slowly transitioning into town administrator. His new role and duties are the role of deputy town administrator.  Zach Giroux  The Island Eye News, …

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Isle Of Palms Cleanup Crew To Launch ‘Breakfast Club’

By Susan Hill Smith for Island Eye News Monday evening litter sweeps continue until Labor Day As beach season heats up, Isle of Palms Cleanup Crew is revving up its schedule and adding new weekly Wednesday morning litter sweeps that will target the commercial streetscape and parking lots at Front Beach in partnership with the …

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