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Jun 11 2010

Op-ED: Seabrook survey dodges key issues

By Glenda Miller With just days remaining for Seabrook Island property owners to return their proxies in response to four referendum questions, residents also are being asked to complete the annual survey. Conducted jointly by the Seabrook Island Property Owners Association (SIPOA) and the Seabrook Island Club (SIC), the questionnaire is divided into eleven sections, …

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Jun 11 2010

Seabrook Town Council – May 25, 2010

Town Financials Mayor Bill Holtz opened the meeting by reading through the Town’s financials to date. “We didn’t have a good revenue month, but we’re ahead of budget and only $13,216.38behind last year, which isn’t a disaster,” he said, noting that if the town’s revenue continues to be low, they might have to make some …

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Jun 11 2010

Kiawah Town Council – June 1, 2010

2010/2011 Budget passes second reading Mayor William Wert stated that there were no substantive changes made to the budget since last reading. The Council approved second reading unanimously. GFOA – CAFR Financial Award Mayor Wert was happy to announce that the Town, under the guidance of Treasurer Ken Gunnells, received the Certificate of Achievement for …

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Jun 11 2010

Johns Island Council meeting – June 3, 2010

Democrats vying for County Council District 8 participated in a question and answer session with Johns Island residents following the formal Council meeting. Participating candidates included Richmond Truesdale, Eric Mack, Anna Johnson, Parris Williams, and Reverend Charles Glover. Audio Warehouse looking to move to Johns Island Johns Island resident Andy Jackson gave a brief presentation …

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Jun 11 2010

Op-Ed: The Island Curmudgeon: The phoenix will rise from the ashes

By William J. Duggan A few years ago I used a pen to paint a portrait of political incompetence. The Palmetto Connection was kind enough to publish these articles. The Clinton years provided much fodder for political satire. Unfortunately, The Palmetto Connection ceased to exist and I hope there was no cause and effect involved. …

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Jun 11 2010

Rural Mission welcomes new board members

By Chris Brooks Recently, Rural Mission’s Board of Directors approved a plan to expand the size of the Board to welcome new members. With these new members comes the hope that we will be able to grow both financially and in our breadth of service. The continuing economic recession has challenged all non-profits and charities …

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Jun 11 2010

Japanese Privit (Ligustrum japonicum)

By Jennifer Barbour April’s showers have definitely brought May flowers to the Lowcountry. Among the many native plants that are in bloom this month, a certain Japanese shrub is raising a bit of a “stink”. While the Japanese Privit, or Ligustrum japonicum, is an attractive, fast growing hedge with tiny pale blossoms throughout, it’s the …

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Jun 11 2010

Rural Mission struggles to meet basic needs

By Linda D. Gadson Despite some progress, many families and elderly residents in and around Charleston do not have a decent home and many live in shocking conditions. They can be found within a stone’s throw of some of Charleston’s most affluent areas, often living in homes that one would expect to see in a …

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Jun 11 2010

Sea Pork (Aplidium stellatum)

by Jennifer Barbour Contrary to what you might think when you find sea pork washed ashore, it’s not a brain or internal organ of a marine animal; it’s actually a tunicate. The cartilage-like exoskeleton (tunic) is composed primarily of cellulose, and houses a colony of individual animals called zooids. The zooid colony derives food from …

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Jun 11 2010

Photo gallery: Mt. Zion Tennis Team