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Sep 11 2020

Area Beach Sweep Postponed

Staff Reports for The Island Connection The Beach Sweep/River Sweep litter cleanup, originally scheduled for Sept. 19, 2020, on beaches all along the South Carolina coast, has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on the current situation, the coordinators at the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium and the South Carolina Department of Natural …

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Sep 10 2020

Kiawah Island Town Council Meeting: September 1, 2020

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Sr. Staff Writer Mayor Craig Weaver characterized the use of secondgeneration anticoagulant rodenticides in the past tense at the Sept. 1 meeting of the Kiawah Island Town Council. According to Weaver, all the major players on the island are behind a push to eliminate the use of a toxin …

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Sep 10 2020

Our World Without

By Joshua Zalabak for The Island Connection The South Carolina Aquarium, which closed its doors for 68 days before re-opening in May, is facing a severe financial hardship because of the COVID-19 pandemic. During a typical year, general admission sales and membership make up approximately 80% of its revenue, with the spring and summer months accounting …

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Sep 09 2020

New PGA Director

By Arielle Alpino for The Island Connection The PGA of America has named Ryan Ogle as the new championship director for the 2021 PGA Championship, scheduled for May 17 through May 23 at The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. Ogle joined the PGA of America in 2012 and most recently served as championship …

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Sep 09 2020

An Online Adventure

By Amanda Bunting Comen for The Island Connection The largest networking event in the Mount Pleasant area will be a 10-day virtual experience this year. In partnership with On Purpose Adventures, the 10th anniversary Expo will be an online adventure, accessible by any smart device, that will allow participants to engage with vendors in a …

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Sep 07 2020

Taking The Stroll

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Sr. Staff Writer There is a simple truth to why abused women stay with their tormentors – they have nowhere else to go. Butch Kennedy is chief executive officer of the Palmetto Hope Network, which serves as an intermediary for women who can’t find or don’t qualify for room …

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Sep 04 2020

Letter To The Editor: What About Cunningham?

The Politics article on pp. 6-7 reads like a candidate submission rather than a reporter-guided interview. Has a similar opportunity been afforded incumbent Rep. Cunningham? If so, please provide a link to the article, if available. If not, when will Rep. Cunningham be given equal space in the publication? Dianne Thompson Cain Seabrook Island

Sep 04 2020

Letter To The Editor: We’re Not All Republicans

Hi there. I noticed in the recent edition of The Island Connection – Aug. 4, 2020 – there is an article about Nancy Mace trying to make the district “Republican again.” I would appreciate a corresponding article highlighting Joe Cunningham in your newspaper. We are definitely not all Republican here and would like to see …

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Sep 03 2020

Under The Oaks

By Sarah Reynolds for The Island Connection The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission is introducing a new two-part outdoor happy hour event at Johns Island County Park. Toast Under the Oaks is scheduled for Sept. 10 and 24. Under the park’s sweeping oak trees, guests will enjoy wine, beer and live music from 5:30 …

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Sep 02 2020

Breaking Ground

By Parker Butler for The Island Connection Kiawah River, a new waterfront community on Johns Island, has announced the groundbreaking of its Spring House, a waterfront swim club and first major residential amenity. The announcement follows the second release of Kiawah River’s waterfront homesites and semi-custom homes, villas and cottages. The 9,000-square-foot swim club will …

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