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Nov 12 2010

Are you getting credit?: Wind and Hail excess insurance credit available

By Kristin Hackler “I actually learned about it by accident,” said John Dubois, Seabrook resident and former Town Council member, as he described a little-known tax credit for excess insurance premiums which is listed as form SC SCH.TC-44. Basically, by calculating your premiums paid for one tax year on all hazards for your primary household …

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Nov 12 2010

Marathon volunteers needed!

By Jennifer Woody The 33rd Annual Kiawah Island Marathon is rapidly approaching, and this year’s competition will be held on December 11, 2010. Over 3,000 athletes from around the country will compete in both the full and half marathons. In an effort to raise volunteer forces and charity donations, the Kiawah Conservancy is partnering with …

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Nov 12 2010

Ready to Rock n’ Roast: Charleston Collegiate hosts oysters and pig pickin’ Nov. 20

Provided by Charleston Collegiate Join teachers, students and community members on November 20 at this year’s Rock n’ Roast, a fundraiser for Charleston Collegiate School on Johns Island. From 1 to 5 p.m., enjoy music from The 3 Dudes, Eddie Bush & The Mayhem, and other local musicians, as well as a climbing wall provided …

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Oct 29 2010

De Gal in de tickit: A Johns Island Gullah ghost story

By Sidi Limehouse, Rosebank Farms The English began to populate the Charleston area in the late 17th century and their numbers multiplied in the early18th century. Most came from Barbados – another English colony – because Barbados had become all used up; the land, that is. Plantations had grown and the tillable land was under …

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Oct 29 2010

Kiawah Island municipal elections

Every two years, the Town of Kiawah Island elects four council members and a mayor to serve as their voice, not only to the other island entities, but to the county, state and nation, as well. As we build up to the elections on Tuesday, December 7, The Island Connection will present more in-depth discussions …

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Oct 29 2010

Op-Ed: Not all bad – not all good: County considers I-526 revision

Provided by Sam Reed Sam Reed, chair of the Seabrook Roads Committee, recently commented on County Council’s latest vote to send a revised roads suggestion to the South Carolina Department of Transportation for consideration. It would complete a short segment of I-526 (the Mark Clark Expressway) between three and four miles, from its current terminus …

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Oct 29 2010

Crime wave washes over the islands

In late August, a man was filling his car up at The Station in Freshfields Village when an unidentified man jumped him and stole his wallet. A little more than a month later, no less than seven condos in Tennis Club Villas on Kiawah Island were systematically broken into in the course of one night. …

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Oct 29 2010

Celebrating the harvest: 9th Annual Harvest Fest at Mullet Hall

By Charleston Parks and Recreation Long ago, agricultural families across America gathered in the fall to give thanks and celebrate a bountiful harvest season with a day of feasting, games, music and fun. To keep this spirited tradition alive, the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission will host the 9th Annual Harvest Fest this Saturday, …

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Oct 29 2010

On the Water: Falling in love with outdoor weather

By Captain Chad Hayes Autumn is officially here in the Lowcountry. Porches are adorned with pumpkins and scarecrows, the marsh grass has dropped its seeds, and temperatures are oh, so pleasant. We outdoorsmen and women find ourselves confronted with a most wonderful dilemma: what do we do now? Should we go out and catch some …

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Oct 29 2010

Zero to Seventeen in Six Months: Horseback riding on the beach

by Lynda Fox Part 3: Riding on the beach It happened suddenly. Charles said, “Let’s ride on the beach Friday!” Friday would be six months to the day since I started taking horseback riding lessons at Seabrook Island Equestrian Center. My dream had been to canter (similar to a slow gallop) at 17 mph across …

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