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Aug 30 2021

Lizards

Staff Report for The Island Connection The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) continues to receive reports of wild and free-ranging non-native black and white tegus and has confirmed 13 sightings since the initial report from Lexington County in August 2020. Black and white tegus have been observed throughout the state, including in Greenville, …

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Aug 30 2021

Masks Are Back In Fashion

By Theresa Stratford for The Island Connection  The Town of Seabrook Island adopted a mask requirement at the beginning of August for all staff and visitors inside Town Hall regardless of vaccination status. This mask requirement came into effect after the July 27 recommendation put out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that …

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Aug 27 2021

Kiawah River

Staff Report for The Island Connection Kiawah River, a new waterfront community near Charleston, S.C. and the region’s first agrihood, announced Delpino Custom Homes, John Wieland Homes and Holy City Construction as the latest homebuilders to join its Builders Guild. An elite team of homebuilders renowned for quality, coastal craftsmanship and unparalleled customer service. “Kiawah …

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Aug 26 2021

Message From The Mayor: August 2021

By way of introduction, my wife and I are from Ohio. We first visited Seabrook Island in the late ‘90s while looking to buy a modest residence that would allow us to bring our dog with us on vacation. After a couple years, we decided to look for a place that could serve as our …

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Aug 25 2021

Closure

By Theresa Stratford for The Island Connection Seabrook Island Town Hall closed on Aug. 5-6 due to a member of town staff testing positive for the coronavirus. In a COVID-19 update on the Seabrook Island website, it reads that the employee came down with symptoms on Aug. 2 and tested positive on Aug. 4. The …

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Aug 24 2021

Seabrook Island Election

By Theresa Stratford for The Island Connection There could be an all new governing body representing the Town of Seabrook Island come Nov. 2.  Citizens of the town will vote for mayor, four council seats and a utility commissioner. These offices would be held until November 2025, except for the utility commissioner which will be …

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Aug 20 2021

Kiawah River

By Kiawah River for The Island Connection Kiawah River, a waterfront community on Johns Island and the Charleston region’s first agrihood, recently announced the addition of three new team members.  Brittany Bestich has been hired as a sales assistant at Kiawah River. In her role, Bestich will act as liaison between closing coordinators, marketing team …

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Aug 19 2021

Bobcats And Rodentcide

By Town of Kiawah Island for The Island Connection The Town of Kiawah Island is excited to announce a new research project that will begin this winter, collaborating with Clemson University’s Wildlife and Fisheries Department and Town Biologists. This Ph.D. research project will take place over four years and will include three years of intensive …

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Aug 19 2021

The Fleming Tennis Tournament Set For October 6-10; Registration Open

Staff Report for Island Connection The Alan Fleming Senior Open Clay Court Tennis Tournament is for skilled players ages 35 and up. The Fleming is a United States Tennis Association (USTA) sanctioned tournament, and it draws players from Kiawah and Seabrook Islands and from as many as 20 states across the country who compete for …

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Aug 18 2021

Scott Parker

by Keely Laughlin for The Island Connection Councilmember Scott Parker from the Town of Kiawah Island recently graduated from the Municipal Elected Officials Institute of Government. Graduates received their certificates during the Municipal Association of South Carolina’s 2021 Annual Meeting. Established in 1986, the institute is a program of the Municipal Association of South Carolina …

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