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May 28 2010

Celebrating the Gullah heritage of Wadmalaw Island

[cincopa 10618964] The dark storm clouds predicted for the weekend of May 15 held off just long enough for some wonderful island celebrations. On Wadmalaw Island, the Wadmalaw Island Community Center celebrated their Gullah/Geechee Heritage through an entertaining afternoon of music, performances and an excellent silent auction. All funds raised during the event will go …

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May 28 2010

Sharing our island heritage

By Bertha Smalls-Middleton Only a couple days after the Wadmalaw Island Community Center celebrated their Gullah Festival, the center’s Gullah Theater Group was asked to give an encore performance for 64 fifth grade students and nine teachers from Pace Academy of Atlanta, Georgia, at the island home of Penny and John Coppedge. Ms. Anna Valerius, …

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May 28 2010

Treasuring the little moments in life

By Chad Hayes The late-arriving spring sun has warmed our hearts and minds over the last few weeks, but the comfortable temperatures are quickly melting into the heat and humidity of our traditional southern summer. With the returning heat, people are also returning to the rivers, bays and inlets of the Lowcountry, and a couple …

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May 28 2010

Marking the Siege of Charleston

[cincopa 10618955] A crowd of more than 60 Charlestonians, along with members of the Maj. Gen. William Moultrie Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, The SC Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, the SC Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Washington Light Infantry, and authors Mary Coy (author …

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May 28 2010

Whole lot of shakin’ going on

By Dwight S. Ives, MA, MA, LUTFC The recent rash of seismic and volcanic activity piqued my curiosity so much so that I placed a call to my former supervisor and mentor Dr. Joyce Bagwell, retired director of the Earthquake Center and US Geological Survey studies at Charleston Southern University. My main question to her …

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May 28 2010

Billfishing Tournament

Game On in the lead for 22nd annual Governor’s Cup Billfishing tournament Provided by the SC Department of Natural Resources The first tournament in the 22nd South Carolina Governor’s Cup Billfishing series  took place from May 12 – 15 at Bohicket Marina on Seabrook Island, and the weather couldn’t have been better. This year marks …

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May 18 2010

An island whey of life

By Kristin Hackler This is Burden Creek. Not 150 years ago this area was known as Exchange Landing, and Exchange Plantation grew vast fields of long-staple cotton; the original source of sea island cotton. In early July of 1864, it was also the furthest point that a Federal expedition under Brigadier General John P. Hatch …

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May 18 2010

Seabrook Town Council meeting – April 27, 2010

PGA provides sneak preview of 2012 Brett Sterba, Championship Director for the 2012 PGA Championship, attended the Seabrook Town Council meeting to answer a few questions about the tournament and its logistics. The tournament will be held August 9 – 12, 2012, but Sterba has been on Kiawah since June of 2009 planning the event. …

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May 18 2010

Haut Gap visits Kiawah Island

By Courtney Winders On Tuesday, April 27, 2010, twenty-one students and fourteen adults from the Communities In Schools (CIS) E-Mentoring Program at Haut Gap Middle School visited the Heron Park Nature Center on Kiawah Island. The students and mentors participated in guided bike tours on the beach, spent time learning about Kiawah Island wildlife from …

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May 18 2010

Kiawah Town Council – May 4, 2010

Before going into the business of Council, Mayor Wert asked for a moment of silence for Sid Williams and Earl Carrara, two Kiawah citizens who recently passed away. The mayor asked that everyone take the moment to offer their hopes and prayers to the families. First reading of the 2010/2011 budget In response to a …

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