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Jul 23 2018

Changes To Regulations Effective July 1

By Stephanie Braswell for The Island Connection The Town of Kiawah wants to make it easier for residents to maintain their property, so some changes have been made to our permit requirements. Effective July 1, contractors will no longer be required to obtain a building permit from the Town on jobs that do not require …

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Jul 19 2018

Town of Kiawah Island Council Meeting Report: July 2018

By Katy Calloway, The Island Connection Managing Editor The July 3 Town Council meeting was quick and easy, as councilmembers and staff were presumably eager for the holiday. The minutes were unanimously approved and Mayor Weaver jumped into business, but not before recognizing this month’s unusually small audience. “Everybody must be at the Sandcastle right …

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Jul 19 2018

Wild Horses Couldn’t Keep Me Away

By Carol Antman for The Island Connection Snubs, cultural differences and misunderstandings are the backstories of Cumberland Island and St. Marys Georgia. The misguided Seal sisters for example were just waving their handkerchiefs good-bye as the Yankees finally abandoned the occupation of their town. Captain Higginson, the commanding officer, saw it differently. “They’re sending a …

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Jul 18 2018

Lineage For Heirs’ Property

By Denise Doyon for The Island Connection Many residents of Johns Island, Wadmalaw and Red Top are currently living on heirs’ property. Heir property refers to land that has been passed down informally from generation-to-generation. In most cases, it involves landowners who died without a will. Heirs’ property is land owned “in common” by all …

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Jul 17 2018

Whose Idea Was It?

By Gregg Bragg, Senior Staff Writer for The Island Connection “May it please the Court, the Government calls the case of United States of America versus Harrison Kenneth Gunnells, Criminal No. 2:17-1043. Your Honor, we call this case for purposes of a guilty plea. The defendant’s present and is represented by Tim Kulp. Your Honor, …

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Jul 13 2018

Keep Beach Lights Out To Protect Sea Turtle Hatchlings

By Erin Weeks for Island Connection The 2018 sea turtle hatching season is underway in South Carolina – and due to dune erosion, state wildlife officials say it’s more important than ever to keep artificial lights off the beach. Beginning in May of each year, four sea turtle species come ashore to lay eggs on …

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Jul 11 2018

Correction

Staff Report for the Island Connection The June 22 issue of the Island Connection reported that the sentences of Kenneth Gunnells and Tumiko Rucker will be announced in Circuit Court when in fact, sentencing will be announced in District Court.

Jul 10 2018

Family Fun On The Islands

By Barbara Radin Fox, LISW-CP for The Island Connection Summer is a wonderful time for family vacations on our sea islands. There are so many healthy and fun activities for children including swimming, biking, dolphin cruises, etc. Any parent or grandparent knows that vacationing with kids can require a good bit of logistics and planning …

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Jul 10 2018

Avian Conservation Center Studies South Carolina Bald Eagle Populations

By Kara Bale for The Island Connection The Avian Conservation Center, a renowned educational, conservation, and scientific organization in Charleston, has received a $10,000 Environmental Education and Stewardship Grant from the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, the non-profit arm of Dominion Energy. The grant will fund the Lowcountry Environmental Access Program, which combines the Center’s medical, …

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Jul 09 2018

Lindsey Weser

By Jennifer Meshanko for The Island Connection Volunteer dental assistant, Lindsey Weser, is a strong believer that good oral health leads to good overall health. She wants to make a difference in people’s lives by providing them information and ongoing care in order to stay healthy. This single mother of two daughters is pursuing an …

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