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May 27 2011

Angel Oak tangled up with Johns Island Museum

by Kristin Hackler For the past couple of months, the Town of Seabrook Island has been discussing the possibility of moving the Johns Island Museum – a 150-year-old schoolhouse located on the old Rosebank Farm property – to publicly-accessible land either in the area surrounding the Town Hall or near the Bohicket Marina. While the …

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May 27 2011

A piece of American history; right around the corner

By Kristin Hackler “On September 3, 1700, a hurricane hit the coast and foundered the ship, ‘The Rising Sun’, off Charleston bar. Most passengers were lost, but Reverend Stobo, his wife and a few others survived … as a result of the loss of his ship, he remained in Charleston after accepting a pastorate at …

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May 27 2011

An impression of the classics

by Kristin Hackler You’ve seen them before, those classic streamlined cars with a front end that narrows into a grill the shape of a royal signet. Wheel wells form like rubenesque waves curling from the bow of a deep hulled ship, and their long bodies seem to sail with quiet authority along the asphalt. They’re …

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May 27 2011

“Get alarmed” with the St. Johns Fire District

By Captain James T. Ghi On May 19 at approximately 3:30 a.m., units from the St. Johns Fire and Rescue Department, James Island Fire Department, and the City of Charleston Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 1531 Burnswick Drive. The first arriving unit reported smoke showing from a single story residential home. The …

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May 27 2011

Police Reports

Following is a summary of police reports from the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office for mid-April to mid-May, 2011: April 15: (Seabrook) A complainant called the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office in regards to his identity being stolen. He stated that sometime between last year when he filed his taxes and this year, an unknown person acquired …

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May 13 2011

How clothing helped build a home

By Kristin Hackler At 10:59 a.m. on Thursday, April 28, a line of women stood in front of the Berkeley Electric building on Maybank road, patiently waiting for someone to unlock the doors. The moment the second hand hit 11, a volunteer from Habitat for Humanity swung open the double doors and in moments, the …

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May 13 2011

Kiawah Town Council – May 3, 2011

Public Hearing for Ordinances 2011-12 and 2011-11 Starting at 1:30 p.m., the Kiawah Council held a public hearing for two ordinances which would receive their second and final vote during the upcoming council meeting. Ordinance 2011-12 was addressed first, concerning the approval of the town’s 2011/12 budget. Several residents arrived to speak about the new …

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May 13 2011

Seabrook Town Council – April 26, 2011

Financials Revenues for the month stand at $74,628.80 against a budget of $62,876, and expenditures are $3,737.42 below budget, coming in at $60,660.92. Compared to last year-to-date, the town is $3,403.15 ahead of last year, and above budget by $24,924.57,  “Which pleases me,” said Mayor Bill Holtz. “Hopefully we’ll have some funds left over at …

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May 13 2011

Welcome the summer with Memorial Day music at Freshfields

By Grace LeSueur Kick off the summer and honor America’s military men and women at Freshfields Village’s Memorial Day Weekend Concert Series. A free, nightly concert will be held at the Village Green from 6 until 9 p.m. From Friday, May 27, through Sunday, May 29. The nation’s first Memorial Day was celebrated in Charleston …

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May 13 2011

Seabrook real estate market may take years to recover

By James T. Sears, PhD Sales of Seabrook Island homes dropped in the first quarter compared to the same period last year as the market braces for what may be a second dip in the island’s real estate market. Five single family homes were sold from January through April through the Charleston Trident Multiple Listing …

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