Aug 12 2022

A Fed Gator Is A Dead Gator

By Town of Kiawah Island for The Island Connection  Alligators are common on Kiawah, basking on pond edges or lazily swimming in the numerous ponds. In addition to being illegal, feeding alligators causes them to lose their natural fear of humans. Alligators that have been fed will approach people and associate them with food, leading …

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Aug 11 2022

Republican Carroll O’Neal To Run For South Carolina House District 115

Provided by Carroll O’Neal for The Island Connection Republican Carroll O’Neal has declared his candidacy for state representative in the fast-paced district that includes some of James Island and Johns Island and Kiawah and Seabrook islands.  O’Neal desires to initially prioritize the following goals:  1. Work with state and local agencies to further protect District …

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Aug 10 2022

Kiawah Island Still Exploring Design Options For Intersection

By Theresa Stratford for The Island Connection  It is back to the drawing board for Kimley Horn, the planning and design consultants working with the Town of Kiawah Island on a number of projects. In 2021, the town asked the company to look specifically at improving the bike path on Beachwalker Drive and to give …

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Aug 09 2022

Parking Is Pivotal To Traffic Safety Along Kiawah Island’s River Access

By Theresa Stratford for The Island Connection  “It only takes one incident.” That was the response from Craig Harris, Kiawah Island’s Public Safety Director, to the importance of making parking on the Kiawah Island Parkway between the round-about and the first security gate at Beachwalker Drive safer for pedestrians and for the traffic that bottlenecks …

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Aug 05 2022

Get To Know Kiawah’s Public Works Director Brian Gottshalk

By The Town Of Kiawah Island for The Island Connection The following was compiled from a Q&A conducted by the Town of Kiawah Island:  Q: What brought you to the Town?  A:To make a long story short, I grew up working on Kiawah.  After college, I took a position with a company based in North …

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Aug 04 2022

Kiawah Island Turtle Season Upon The Verge Of Hatching

By Kiawah Island Turtle Patrol for The Island Connection As of July 21, the Kiawah Island Turtle Patrol’s nest count for 2022 currently sits at 452.  July typically marks the start of the season for hatching. Be sure to check the Town’s social media pages every Tuesday for all things turtle related.  The Town will …

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Aug 04 2022

Gogh See For Yourself

Staff Report for Island Connection Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience, an internationally-acclaimed Vincent Van Gogh multimedia exhibit, is now open to Charleston locals and visitors at the Charleston Area Convention Center. The event is the largest immersive exhibit in the country and features more than 300 pieces by the world-renowned artist, including “The Starry …

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Aug 03 2022

Charleston Community Called Upon In Battle For Mental Health

By National Alliance On Mental Illness Charleston for The Island Connection It’s a new day for mental health in America. More people are speaking openly about their mental health conditions than ever before, and the need for mental health services is on the rise. It’s also a new day for NAMIWalks Your Way Charleston Area, …

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Aug 02 2022

Inaugural Mah Jongg Tournament To Clatter This Fall

By Seabrook Island Village for The Island Connection  Regardless of playing level, come join Seabrook Island Village’s inaugural Mah Jongg Tournament for a delightful day of fun, food and competition.  This is an invitation to all those who reside on Seabrook Island, Kiawah Island, Kiawah River Estates and Kiawah River.  • Date: Tuesday, Oct. 18  …

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Aug 02 2022

Charleston Animal Society Raises Funds, Awareness To End Cruelty

Staff Report for Island Connection Since January, there have been 411 animals killed, abused or neglected, some in heinous ways, here in Charleston County and across our entire state and it continues to escalate. “We need our community to help us stand up and end cruelty once and for all. Regardless of your concern for …

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