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Nov 18 2020

Two-year Renovation Completed At Briar’s Creek

by Alicia Whitley for The Island Connection The Golf Club at Briar’s Creek, sitting on 900 scenic acres on Johns Island, recently completed a two-year, $6.5 million renovation to the club’s golf course and facilities, including a complete course transformation, the opening of the Robert C. McNair Golf Performance Center and the addition of three …

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Nov 18 2020

New Laws Limit Possession Of Reptiles

By David Lucas for The Island Connection South Carolina’s reptile and amphibian enthusiasts need to be aware of new laws and regulations that now govern the collection, possession or transfer of native species in the state, including current collections of native turtles. Changes to state statutes recently signed into law by Gov. Henry McMaster, as …

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Nov 17 2020

The Enigma Of Hummingbirds

By Jackie Brooks for The Island Connection Ruby-throated hummingbirds are probably the most common hummingbird species in the world, but there is much to be learned about them, especially in regard to what they do the six months of the year when they’re not at our feeders and flowers in the Eastern United States. Dr. …

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Nov 17 2020

Spencer Wetmore Edges Josh Stokes To Claim District 115 House Seat

By Zach Giroux for The Island Connection The race for South Carolina’s District 115 House seat was tight, a margin so close that it wasn’t confirmed until the wee hours after Election Day. Democrat Spencer Wetmore narrowly defeated Republican Josh Stokes 51% to 49%, by a difference of 420 votes from a constituency of 26,344 …

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Nov 12 2020

A Brush With Death

By Brian Sherman, The Island Connection Managing Editor You can get vibrio vulnificus from eating raw or undercooked oysters and other seafood, but the possibly life-threatening infection also can enter your body through an open wound. A Seabrook Island resident is intent on reminding his neighbors that this condition might be somewhat of a problem …

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Nov 12 2020

Art In The Barn Set for November 14

Staff Report for The Island Connection The 2020 version of Charleston Art in the Barn is scheduled for Nov. 14. The event, which offers the opportunity to shop for art, wood and jewelry, among other items, along with music and additional fun activities, will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 1556 Tacky …

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Nov 11 2020

Kiawah Island Arts Council Plans For The Future

By Kelly Laughlin for The Island Connection The Arts & Cultural Events Council, in coordination with the Town of Kiawah Island, has begun evaluating events planned for 2021. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, no events will be held until after January 2021. Various factors are being considered, including the safety of artists, guests, volunteers and …

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Nov 11 2020

An Encouraging Trend

By Erin Weeks for The Island Connection Oct. 31 marked the official end of sea turtle nesting season, and, with a few nests left to hatch, state biologists are pleased to report that sea turtles in South Carolina had a productive nesting season. Preliminary estimates show sea turtles laid approximately 5,500 nests on South Carolina …

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Nov 10 2020

Renovation Planned For Civil War Fort On The Stono

By Susan J. McKellar for The Island Connection The Charleston Museum has announced the launch of its Battery Pringle revetment renovation project, which is being funded by the National Park Service’s Disaster Grant Program of the Historic Preservation Fund. Battery Pringle, also known as Fort Pringle, is located on the Stono River and is one …

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Nov 10 2020

Tips And Tricks

By Jeannie Colson for The Island Connection The Junior League of Charleston will celebrate the 70th anniversary of its flagship cookbook, “Charleston Receipts,” by hosting a virtual cooking class with renowned three-time James Beard Award winner Nathalie Dupree. On Nov. 13, Dupree will prepare recipes from the cookbook while providing tips and tricks that will …

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