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Jun 07 2018

James Smith Eyes South Carolina Governor’s Seat

By Gregg Bragg, Senior Staff Writer for The Island Connection James Smith wants to be the next governor of South Carolina. The Columbia, South Carolina native graduated from USC and later, the USC School of Law. No stranger to public service, he has served in the SC House of Representatives for the past 22 years …

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Jun 06 2018

Willey Running For Charleston County Probate Judge

By Gregg Bragg, Senior Staff Writer for The Island Connection Kelsey Willey is running for Charleston County Probate Judge and is the only lawyer contesting the office in the June 12 democratic primary. She graduated from Longwood University, a liberal arts institution in Farmville, VA founded in 1839, with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and …

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Jun 05 2018

Hands Across The Sand: ‘No’ To Offshore Drilling

Staff Report for The Island Connection Photos by Lindsey Leigh May 19, local residents and elected officials gathered on Folly Beach for a demonstration against offshore drilling. The event was part of the international Hands Across the Sand day of action, with 118 events across the country and around the globe, including simultaneous events in …

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Jun 01 2018

SEADOGS Beach Walk Raises $3,095 For Charleston Animal Society

By Mitch Pulwer for The Island Connection SEADOGS, the Seabrook Island dog and beach advocacy group, held its annual Beach Walk on April 19 on North Beach. The Beach Walk is a tradition that has helped the Seabrook Island community combine fun for dogs (and their humans) with charitable giving to worthy Charleston animal causes. …

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May 31 2018

South Carolina Legislature Holds Off On ‘Ban On Bans’

By Gregg Bragg, Senior Staff Writer For The Island Connection Avani opened its doors in 2014 determined to make a difference. The Indonesia based manufacturer began making biodegradable products in response to the overwhelming problem with plastic waste. Their product line includes grocery bags, “to-go” food containers, eating utensils, cups, six pack “ring” containers, and …

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May 31 2018

For Your Health: Women’s Health

By Barbara Radin Fox for The Island Connection National Women’s Health Week, May 13-19, encouraged women to take control of their health and learn steps they can take to live healthier lifestyles. For the first installment of our new column, For Your Health, writer Barbara Radin Fox, of the Seabrook Island Health Professionals Group, focuses …

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May 31 2018

Kay Vrba

By Jennifer Meshanko for the Island Connection As a former teacher and counselor, Kay Vrba lends her vast experience in multiple volunteer roles at Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach (OLMCO). Kay spent her entire life in Illinois until two and a half years ago when she and her husband moved to Johns Island to …

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May 29 2018

Seabrook Island Artists Guild Hosts Betsy Turner

Staff Report for the Island Connection The Seabrook Island Artist Guild would like to announce that Betsy Turner will be the Artist of the Month for June, 2018. Her work will be displayed in the front hall of the Seabrook Island Lake House beginning June 2 and running through the end of the month. There …

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May 29 2018

Bell Seeks Registrar Of Deeds Office

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Staff Writer Patrick Bell has been one of Charleston County’s leading commercial real estate brokers for over 20 years. He won coveted Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) status awarded by the CCIM Institute, considered by many to be global standard for professional achievement in the industry. He has served …

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May 28 2018

Yoga Class Benefits Backpack Buddies

Staff Report for The Island Connection Photos provided On Saturday, April 21, Natasha Stevens held a yoga class to benefit the Seabrook Island Backpack Buddies program. Twenty-five yogis attended and raised $400 for the program, which supports local, public school children by providing weekend meals for them.   Share on FacebookEmail this pageTweet