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Aug 02 2021

Mount Zion Elementary School

By Lucy Hoover for The Island Connection Contrary to what you might think, there are so many typical school supplies that are not provided for the students and teachers in the Charleston County School District. Thankfully, for over 10 years through the generosity of property owners on Kiawah, Seabrook and Johns Island have purchased pencils, …

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Jul 30 2021

Hurricane Preparedness

By Town of Kiawah Island for The Island Connection Hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30. The highest frequency of storms typically occurs from August to October. NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center predicts a 60% chance of an above normal Atlantic hurricane season this year. Due to COVID-19, the Town of Kiawah Island could …

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Jul 29 2021

Loggerhead

By Seabrook Island Turtle Patrol for The Island Connection  The first loggerhead sea turtle nest laid in South Carolina in 2021 has hatched! A bit shy and a little groggy, the first loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings on Seabrook Island this year emerged after 68 days of incubation and made their way towards the water. Just …

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Jul 28 2021

Faye Allbritton

By Theresa Stratford for The Island Connection  Town Clerk Faye Allbritton has seen quite a bit of change over the last 25 years on Seabrook Island. She has worked with nine of the last 10 mayors since the island became a town back in August 1987. Now, upon her retirement, Allbritton said that what she …

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Jul 27 2021

Beach Survey

By Town of Kiawah Island for The Island Connection The Town’s beach consultant, Coastal Science & Engineering (CSE), collects data on the condition of Kiawah’s beach each year and produces a detailed report. The purpose of annual beach monitoring reports is to describe the current health of the beaches along Kiawah Island compared to past …

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Jul 23 2021

Letter To The Editor: A Right Is A RIGHT!

Do not confuse it with a privilege. Our Constitution provides citizens the right to keep and bear arms. That right is different from a driver’s license. Our Constitution does not guarantee a citizen’s right to drive. Do not confuse the two. Do not mix them together. The Charleston Loophole is not a loophole (nraila.org/get-the-facts/what-isthe-charleston-loophole/). The …

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Jul 22 2021

Charleston Symphony Orchestra League Raises Over $200,000

By Charleston Symphony Orchestra League for Island Connection The Charleston Symphony Orchestra League (CSOL) held its final fundraiser for the 2020-21 season, A Summer Fête at the Charleston Yacht Club, Sunday, June 27. Celebrating a truly remarkable year, the CSOL announced it raised $210,000 this year making it one of the best fundraising years in …

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Jul 21 2021

Raccoons

By The Town of Kiawah Island for The Island Connection  The Town of Kiawah Island has received notice of several cases of lethargic raccoons around the island in the past month. This is likely a result of a canine distemper outbreak.  Canine distemper outbreaks are nature’s way of preventing raccoon populations from getting too high.  …

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Jul 21 2021

Citadel Names New Vice President For Communications And Marketing

By The Citadel for Island Connection The communications strategist working on behalf of the United States and more than 50 countries will join his alma matter as vice president for communications and marketing. Col. William (Sonny) Leggett, USA, Citadel Class of 1996, will join the college after he retires from 25 years of military service …

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Jul 21 2021

The Citadel Board Of Visitors Adds Bill Connor

By The Citadel for Island Connection Colonel William M. (Bill) Connor, V, USA (Ret.), ’90, will join The Citadel Board of Visitors as its newest member on July 1, 2021. Connor is a retired Army officer, an attorney and the owner/founder of Bill Connor Law Firm, LLC, headquartered in Orangeburg, South Carolina. For over 30 …

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