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Nov 12 2010

Celebrating the Sunrise: Sunrise Bistro turns 1

By Kristin Hackler A plume of smoke erupts skyward as the lid of a whole hog smoker hinges into the air. Volunteers Byron “Bear” Krantz and Mike Wardlaw study the subject of the day’s pig pickin’ with the scrutiny of scientists before determining that the Burbage’s Meat Market hog, which has been smoking since 2 …

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Nov 12 2010

Kiawah Town Council – November 2, 2010

Public hearing: for the updated Comprehensive Plan Resident and Kiawah council candidate Greg Vanderwerker was the only one to comment during the public hearing on the updated Comprehensive Plan for the Town of Kiawah Island, and while he thanked the Planning Commission for all of their hard work, he noted that the County, when doing …

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Nov 12 2010

Ready and willing is Abel: Water-skier Austin Abel achieves new personal best

By Meredith Powell At a towering six feet, eight inches, it’s hard to miss 21-year-old water-skier Austin Abel when he’s on the water. Austin both practices and competes on Johns Island’s own Trophy Lakes, but his competitions are not limited to Charleston, or even South Carolina; most of the professional tournaments in which he competes …

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Nov 12 2010

Seabrook Town Council – October 26, 2010

Financials Mayor Bill Holtz was happy to announce that the year-to-date budget is above budget by $61,823.49, and expenditures are under budget by $53,522.86. Total excess of revenues over expenditures are $263,926.33, which is a positive variance from the budget of $115,346.35. Business licenses are down from last year, said Holtz, but finances, generally speaking, …

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Nov 12 2010

Police Reports

By Meredith Powell The following is a synopsis of the Charleston County Police Department on Kiawah and Seabrook for the last two weeks of October, 2010: October 16: (Kiawah) An officer responded to a report of fight at 4 p.m. near the bridge on the Kiawah Island Parkway, but when he arrived, there was no …

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Nov 12 2010

Johns Island Council – November 4, 2010

John Steinberger of SC Fair Tax gave a brief presentation to Council, discussing the benefits of the Fair Tax program in South Carolina. Among its many positive points, said Steinberger, the Fair Tax provides immediate financial incentive for existing businesses to expand, and out-of-state businesses to relocate to South Carolina. It also encourages consumer spending …

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Nov 12 2010

Recycled, reused and reclaimed: Kiawah Golf Resort diverts Old Inn deconstruction from landfills

By Liz King This past October, employees from Kiawah Island Golf Resort assisted with the Inn Resource Reclamation Project to ensure that the largest quantities of materials taken from the Old Inn’s deconstruction were diverted from the Charleston landfill. Resources reclaimed from the Inn included carpet, furniture, curtains, pillows, bed spreads, metal, mattresses and box …

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Nov 12 2010

Kiawah Reads presents author Karen White

This Wednesday, November 17, the public is invited to join author Karen White at Kiawah’s Sandcastle for a discussion of her book, On Folly Beach, followed by a sneak peek into her new novel, Falling Home, which will be released later this month. Karen currently writes what she refers to as “grit lit”, her term …

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Nov 12 2010

Bedecked for pets: Seabrook celebrates annual Halloween Pet Parade

October 23 was the perfect day for a parade, or a “paw”rade as Cindy and Paul Covert jokingly nicknamed this year’s annual Seadog Halloween Pet Parade at the Seabrook Lake House. Kicking off at 11 a.m., furry island residents and their two-legged owners arrived bedecked and bedazzled in some of the most striking and hilarious …

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Nov 12 2010

Voter turnout up for mid-terms

The mid-term elections on November 2 saw a significant increase in voter turnout for the state of South Carolina, and national figures report that about 90 million people, 6.2 million more than the mid-term turnout in 2006, voted this year. On our own islands, Kiawah Island showed a voter turnout of 54.23%, or 1396 voters, …

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