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Oct 15 2010

Spotting strandfeeding

Provided by Jennifer Barbour Dolphins, a native marine mammal often spotted in our coastal waters, are amazingly adaptive and often surprise us land mammals with their ingenuity. When hunting for food, they work together effectively using their tails to debilitate prey, using methods such as blowing bubble streams to surround and corral fish, and utilizing …

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Oct 15 2010

Considering the cut: Public hearing held for the third cut at Captain Sam’s Spit

By Kristin Hackler At the request of several concerned citizens, including members of the Coastal Conservation League and the Friends of the Kiawah River, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and the Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM) scheduled a hearing for Seabrook Island’s proposed channel cut at Captain …

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Oct 15 2010

Cap’n Sam’s Inlet

Dear Editor, At the recent public hearing at Seabrook’s Town Hall, various speakers made their cases for either repositioning Cap’n Sam’s inlet or allowing it to continue drifting southward. Most enlightening in the presentation were the “before and after” photographs of Seabrook’s North Beach taken before and after previous recuts of the inlet. The contrast …

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Oct 15 2010

A greenway to green travel

By Kristin Hackler A greenway is scheduled to be discussed during the next City of Charleston Planning Commission meeting on October 20, but it’s not the greenway you might think. Proposed by Trees SC (formerly SC Urban and Community Forestry Council), the Johns Island Greenways Plan is the brainchild of Charleston City arborist and zoning …

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Oct 15 2010

Johns Island hosts County and House debates

By Kristin Hackler After a brief formal meeting of the Johns Island Council, in which the Council agreed to oppose a zoning request change from AG-8 to AG-R for 27.98 acres located at 2835 Bohicket Road as discussed during a recent Charleston County zoning meeting, Chairman Chris Cannon welcomed candidates for County Council District 8 …

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Oct 15 2010

Kiawah Town Council: October 5, 2010

Development Agreement Approved Despite a citizen’s presentation by Kiawah resident Wendy Kulick asking for a delay on second reading of the Kiawah Island Golf Resort/Town of Kiawah Island Development Agreement ordinance, and a request by Councilman Charles Lipuma to delay reading until October 19 when Councilman Steve Orban would be in town for the vote, …

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Oct 15 2010

Seabrook Town Council: September 28, 2010

Financials Mayor Holtz read through the financials, noting that “we’ve had a good month as some checks have come in that didn’t come in July.” Revenues are $21,248 above budget, and the year-to-date is less than $1,000 behind last year, coming in at $629,539.96. Expenditures are under budget by $65,900.62, and excess of revenues over …

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Oct 15 2010

Police Blotter

Because we’re catching back up, here are a couple reports from July: July 19, 2010: (Kiawah) A complainant stated that he was making a right turn onto Sora Rail Road from Kiawah Island Parkway when a deer ran in front of his car. He states that he swerved to avoid the deer and knocked down …

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Oct 15 2010

Sweet grass (Muhlenbergia filipes)

By Jennifer Barbour October is the peek month for this beautiful native grass. We’ll enjoy the brilliant purple and cream-colored plumes into November, but it’s not uncommon to see faded blooms endure throughout the winter. Take a closer look at the blossom of this grass and you’ll find that the wispy blossoms comprise the plant’s …

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Oct 15 2010

Seabrook Pet Paw-Rade

Calling all Seabrook dogs, friends and owners! Time to dust off your spooky duds and coordinate with your fuzzy costume buddy for this year’s Halloween Pet Paw-Rade. Open to all Seabrookers – with or without dogs – the Paw-rade will take place at the Seabrook Lake House starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 23. …

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