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Aug 03 2020

For The Birds

By Jackie Brooks for The Island Connection It’s hot, we’re social distancing and the summer doldrums are upon us. Sit back in your own comfy chair with snacks at hand, and join the Seabrook Island Birders in enjoying movies through Zoom. Here’s your chance to participate in SIB activities no matter where you are. Once …

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Jul 31 2020

South Carolina State House District 115 Special Election

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Senior Staff Writer There’s still a lot of voting to be done in South Carolina’s House District 115. Peter McCoy left the seat to become U.S. Attorney for the District of South Carolina earlier this year, leaving an unexpired term, through November 2020, to be filled by a vote …

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Jul 31 2020

The Great Outdoors

By Angelina Ricci Eisenhauer for The Island Connection U.S. Rep. Joe Cunningham met with representatives from Audubon South Carolina and Conservation Voters of South Carolina July 16 to discuss the bipartisan Great American Outdoors Act, which would fully and permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund and provide $9.5 billion to address a maintenance …

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Jul 30 2020

The Arc Of The Moral Universe

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Senior Staff Writer John Lewis, the last of the “Big Six” of the Civil Rights movement and a 33-year veteran of Congress, died July 17. Along with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Whitney Young, A. Philip Randolph, James Farmer and Roy Wilkins, he led and defined the movement. Lewis …

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Jul 30 2020

Wining Down

By Sarah Reynolds for The Island Connection The end of the summer does not mean an end to the relaxed fun of Wine Down Wednesdays in Old Towne Creek County Park. The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission has announced its schedule of Wine Down Wednesdays for this fall –  they will be held Aug. …

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Jul 29 2020

Seabrook Island Town Council: July 21, 2020

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Sr. Staff Writer Seabrook Town Administrator Joe Cronin must have pressed “numero uno” to kick off the Zoom meeting of Seabrook Island Town Council on July 21. Attendees and Council members alike were treated to nearly five minutes of a makeshift Spanish lesson. If you have yet to tune …

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Jul 29 2020

Lights Out

From the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources for The Island Connection Early on July 11, volunteers on Kiawah Island discovered dozens of tiny sea turtle tracks leading across the beach and into the ocean. South Carolina Department of Natural Resources biologists confirmed it was the first sea turtle nest to hatch in the state. …

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Jul 28 2020

A Declining Population

By Jim Jordan, Wildlife Biologist, for The Island Connection Kiawah’s bobcats and other wildlife are facing a new threat that is causing substantial harm to the entire island ecosystem. The threat comes from the use of certain highly toxic rodenticides –  pesticides used to control rats and mice – known as second generation anticoagulants. Anticoagulant …

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Jul 24 2020

The Power Of Music

Staff Report for The Island Connection Local songstress Irene Rose is helping families beat the quarantine blues through song. A staple in the children’s music scene and speaking circuit, she believes in the power of music to transform any “grumpapotamus” and get them laughing and dancing to “The Get Along Song.” “What we put in …

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Jul 23 2020

Active And Biting

By Capt. Geoff Bennett for The Island Connection Charleston is a great place to be fishing. No matter what type of fish you want to catch, they are all active and biting. Fishing for redfish and trout remains strong even with increasingly warmer water temperatures. Seasonal species like Spanish mackerel, ladyfish, bluefish and shark are …

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