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Apr 18 2019

Into The Swamp

By Carol Antman for The Island Connection The sign along the canal pointed “To Fargo and all points south (if you know how).” It was a wisecrack reminder that this place the Indians called “The Land of Trembling Earth” is an everchanging, confusing landscape. “It’s really easy to get disoriented out here… People disappear. You …

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Apr 17 2019

Senator Chip Campsen Introduces Budget Proviso To Prevent Industrialization Of South Carolina’s Coast From Offshore Oil

By Reagan Kelley for Island Connection  Senator Chip Campsen (R-Beaufort, Charleston, and Colleton Counties) today in a press conference announced the introduction of a budget proviso preventing the industrialization of South Carolina’s coast by prohibiting the permitting of onshore infrastructure related to offshore drilling. The budget proviso introduced today would carry the full weight of …

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Apr 17 2019

Dolphin Week Debuts Across Lowcountry

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Sr. Staff Writer Dolphin Week is just around the corner and is designed to celebrate the bottlenose dolphin’s place in Lowcountry lore, and serve as a gateway to education. Local pods are among a precious few on the planet known to herd bait fish onto shore in an act …

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Apr 17 2019

Mayors Convene Against Offshore Drilling

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Sr. Staff Writer Congressman Joe Cunningham (SC1) won his seat last November despite running in a district drawn to favor his opponent by approximately 13%. He campaigned on opposing offshore drilling and seismic testing; a fulcrum issue in his coastal district. He announced decisive action to keep that promise, …

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Apr 16 2019

26th Annual Our Lady Of Mercy Golf Tournament

By Jeannie Colson for The Island Connection Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach is excited to announce that the 26th Annual Charity Golf Tournament is on May 22 at the exclusive Golf Club at Briar’s Creek on Johns Island. Golfers will enjoy a round of golf in a four-player team format, lunch, refreshments, door prizes, …

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Apr 15 2019

Annual Event Celebrates Gullah Culture

By Jim Bannister for The Island Connection Mark your calendars and order your tickets for the Saturday, May 4 event from 3-6 p.m. at the Freshfields Village green on Kiawah Island. This always popular festival will feature live stage performances by Ann Caldwell and the Magnolia Singers, and the Deninufay African Dance & Drum Production …

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Apr 12 2019

9th Annual Haygood/Grady Tennis Tournament

By Susan Stallings for The Island Connection The 9th annual Haygood/Grady Memorial Tennis Championship is being held this year on May 3-5th on Kiawah Island. The tournament is in honor and memory of Prinella Haygood who died from breast cancer at the age of 37. Haygood was a former employee of the Kiawah Island Golf …

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Apr 11 2019

Town Of Kiawah Island Releases Grow Native Plant Database

By Stephanie Braswell Edgerton for The Island Connection The Town of Kiawah is pleased to announce the release of the new online native plant database. The database is part of the Town’s Grow Native initiative launched last fall. This initiative is a community-wide effort to increase the use of native plants in landscaping projects with …

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Apr 10 2019

March Madness Engages Johns Island Students

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Sr. Staff Writer The Kiawah Island Photography Club has been reaching out to Johns Island schools for the past 7 years. They’ve had more luck some years than others, as different administrations were more/less receptive to the group taking pictures of their students. Club members took pictures of the …

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Apr 10 2019

Fan Favorite Keys Takes The 2019 Volvo Car Open Trophy

By Jennifer Tuohy, Island Connection Contributing Editor The 2019 Volvo Car Open had a truly local flavor this year. From plenty of Daniel Island-brewed craft-beer on hand, to the not-one-but-two local girls competing in the field of world-class tennis players, plus a brand new local owner in Ben Navarro, the event did Charleston proud. Despite …

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