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Mar 05 2021

Op-Ed: No Taste For Waste

By Betsy La Force for The Island Connection Last week were busy fighting waste bills that could harm our air and water in the General Assembly. With your support and outreach we have been able to make progress on bills in the Senate and House. But we still have a lot of work to do …

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Mar 04 2021

Girl2Girl

By Exquisite Media for The Island Connection Enrollment for the Girl2Girl Mentorship Program has now begun accepting applications for their spring 2021 session, beginning March 13, and concluding on June 5. The program, which was founded under the non-profit organization Exquisite Kids, is an empowering program for pre-adolescent girls between 11-13 years old struggling with …

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Mar 03 2021

Herbs For Humans, Not Deer

By Martha Zink for The Island Connection The Kiawah Island Garden Club toured Sea Island Savory Herbs on Chisolm Road, Johns Island on a warm, sunny day in early February. There are at least six large greenhouses in which herbs, flowers and trees such as fig are propagated, almost all from cuttings. One of the …

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Mar 03 2021

Zombies VS Undead

By College of Charleston for The Island Connection The College of Charleston’s Department of Theatre and Dance will stage “Living Dead in Denmark” by Vietnamese-American playwright, television writer, and screenwriter Qui Nguyen. Known for his innovative use of pop-culture, stage violence, puppetry, and multimedia (as seen is the College’s 2014 production of Nguyen’s “She Kills …

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Mar 02 2021

South Carolina To Move To Phase 1b Of COVID-19 Vaccination Plan On March 8, 2021

By Cristi Moore for Island Connection Governor Henry McMaster and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced today that South Carolina will advance to Phase 1b of the state’s COVID-19 vaccination plan beginning Monday, March 8. “Throughout South Carolina’s vaccination efforts, our priority has been – and continues to be – …

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Mar 02 2021

Bookworm To Blogger

By Madeleine Kaye for The Island Connection Ms. Boyd created her blog about a year ago, and it has generated a great deal of interest among Kiawah, Seabrook and Johns Island readers. We wanted to learn more: Q: What motivated you to begin the blog? A: I’ve always loved to read and talk about books, …

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Mar 01 2021

Kiawah River

By Tesh Parris for The Island Connection Kiawah River, a new waterfront community on Johns Island and the region’s first agrihood, has announced that Brittany Nelson has been hired as the community’s hospitality manager. In her role, Nelson will serve as the head liaison between residents and the Kiawah River community. She will oversee Kiawah …

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Mar 01 2021

Uptown Girl

By Charleston Music Hall for The Island Connection We’re excited to team up with 34 West Theater Company to present their musical comedy, “Uptown Girl.” During these difficult times, we think it is more important than ever for us to be working together. The local venues have done a nice job of communicating and commiserating …

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Feb 26 2021

First Impressions

By Spencer Wetmore for The Island Connection After the marathon of running in four elections last year (Primary, Runoff, Special, and General), reporting to Columbia to begin the work of legislating instead of campaigning was a relief. I am often asked what the most surprising thing about the South Carolina House of Representatives has been, …

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Feb 26 2021

South Carolina Ports Starts 2021 With Steady Cargo Volumes

By Liz Crumley for The Island Connection South Carolina Ports saw steady volumes at the start of 2021. S.C. Ports handled 216,265 twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) at Wando Welch and North Charleston container terminals in January, up 2.5% year-over-year. SC Ports has handled more than 1.43 million TEUs thus far in fiscal year 2021, …

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