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Sep 24 2020

A Look At History

By Chris Hauff for The Island Connection Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum has partnered with Bulldog Tours to offer a new guided tour to areas of the historic aircraft carrier USS Yorktown that have been unavailable to the general public for more than a decade. In addition to the flight and hangar decks, “Captain’s …

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Sep 24 2020

Seeking An Upset

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Senior Staff Writer “Nothing changes if nothing changes,” is a recurring theme on Richard Hricik’s campaign website.  Hricik, who is running for the South Carolina Senate against a 16-year incumbent, is counting on an ingrained work ethic to pull off an upset in District 43. “I’ve been working since …

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Sep 23 2020

Business Of The Year

By Chelsea Ward for The Island Connection In a virtual ceremony Sept. 14, the Edisto Chamber of Commerce presented the 2019-20 Business of the Year award to Edisto Seafood, a local, family-owned business. The award is typically presented at the Chamber’s annual dinner, which was canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Business …

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Sep 23 2020

Restorative Justice

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Senior Staff Writer Ben Pogue is running to be the next solicitor for the 9th Circuit, an area encompassing Charleston and Berkeley counties. The former News 2 meteorologist turned attorney said during a phone interview Sept. 18 it is the only one of 10 such positions in the state …

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Sep 22 2020

Overcoming Adversity

By Brian Sherman, The Island Connection Managing Editor A Kentucky resident who was inspired by the Lowcountry and an iconic local tree has written a series of children’s books that she hopes will teach youngsters how to face and overcome their challenges. Christine Elizabeth Herren began visiting the Carolina coast, including the Angel Oak on …

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Sep 22 2020

Time Is Running Out To Vote By Mail

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Senior Staff Writer The Nov. 3 election is just around the corner, and, like everything else in 2020, voting is somewhat weird. HB 5305 made its way through both houses of the State Legislature was signed by Gov. Henry McMaster Sept. 17. The measure “… expands absentee voting to …

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Sep 18 2020

Girls Rule The Skies

By Tina Peterson for The Island Connection Show up at the Johns Island Airport on any given day, and you will see a staff almost solely comprised of women. Two of the three flight instructors and the operations manager at Coastal City Flight School, located at 2700 Fort Trenholm Road, are females. Hannah Carlson and …

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Sep 17 2020

Welcome Back

By Martha Zink for The Island Connection Members of the Kiawah Island Garden Club will be following all guidelines for safety when they resume their schedule of events. The theme this year is of welcome and hope. On Sept. 18, there will be a garden tour of the Sanctuary Hotel grounds led by Mark Elingburg, …

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Sep 17 2020

Letter To The Editor: Thanks To Women Inspired Through Stories

Since many of our donors are residents of Seabrook, Women Inspired Through Stories would like to take this opportunity to thank our supporters for their generosity over the last several months. In the midst of this pandemic, our group partnered with Coastal Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Fund and, though emails and phone calls, …

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Sep 16 2020

Lowcountry Trail Half Marathon And 5K

By Sarah Reynolds for The Island Connection  Runners are preparing for the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission Lowcountry Trail Half Marathon and 5K, scheduled for Oct. 10 at Johns Island County Park. The half marathon gets underway at 8:30 a.m., while the 5K begins a half hour earlier. Pre-registration, which is required, must be …

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