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Jun 05 2020

Show Your Patriotism

By Kristen Gregory for the Island Connection The Seabrook Island Garden Club will be presenting an award for the most patriotic mailbox on what is probably the most patriotic day of the year. Residents who would like to win the “Most Patriotic Mailbox Blue Ribbon Award” should email their address only to seabrookislandgardenclub@gmail.com by June …

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Jun 05 2020

Helping Local Nonprofits

By Abigail Darlington for the Island Connection Coastal Community Foundation and its regional partners in the COVID-19 Relief & Recovery Fund have announced that more than $2.1 million has been raised since the fund’s inception, and $641,745 has been awarded to nonprofits across coastal South Carolina to support communities impacted by the pandemic.             The …

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Jun 04 2020

Are You And Your Pet Ready For Hurricane Season?

By Kay Hyman for Island Connection The 2020 NOAA forecast calls for a busier than normal hurricane season with as many as 19 named storms in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico. Six to 10 of those storms could become hurricanes and three to six of those may be major hurricanes! (An average season produces 12 named …

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Jun 04 2020

Lost Income

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Senior Staff Writer Members of the Seabrook Island Town Council received some unfortunate financial news at their May 26 meeting: Charleston County is weighing a proposal that would eliminate accommodations tax distributions from the county to municipalities through June 30, 2021, and distributions from the state will be reduced …

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Jun 04 2020

District 115 Candidates, South Carolina House Of Representatives

The Island Connection asked the candidates what they would do if elected. Here are their answers. Eileen Dougherty • Democrat Name the three most important issues facing the residents of District 115 and explain what you plan to do in Columbia to address these issues. Conservation, flooding and our climate crisis. What I plan to …

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Jun 03 2020

Back To Court

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Sr. Staff Writer The Coastal Conservation League and the South Carolina Environmental Law Project are again trying to keep KDP, II, LLC from developing Sams Spit, an environmentally fragile area on the southern tip of Kiawah Island. SCELP has filed a motion in the South Carolina Administrative Law Court …

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Jun 02 2020

Despite Pandemic, Charleston Symphony Orchestra League Presents Scholarships

By Bob Gebhardt for the Island Connection A traditional highlight in the annual calendar of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra League, Inc. is the awarding of scholarships in support of the orchestra’s mission to provide educational opportunities to the youth of the community. In a typical year, as many as 80 to 90 people participate in …

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May 28 2020

Dear Scammer

By Andrew Smith for The Island Connection Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, the Federal Trade Commission has released dozens of warning letters against people trying to make an illegal buck off the coronavirus. You might wonder: Why just send letters? Why not just sue the !*$@&#? Fair question. But the letters are working. …

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May 27 2020

Letter To The Editor: Grants

The Charleston Scientific and Cultural Education Fund supports and encourages scientific, cultural and artistic pursuits in a wide variety of fields of study and experience. Grant awards ranging from $3,000 to $10,000 were made to a number of individuals last year. Such annual awards are offered to individuals throughout the Lowcountry pursuing these chosen fields. …

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May 27 2020

Economic Relief

By John Ewald for The Island Connection Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross has announced the allocation of $300 million in economic relief to U.S. fishermen and seafood industries impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds were allocated as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which was signed into law on …

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