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Dec 19 2019

New Leaders

By Sarah Mckenna for The Island Connection Audubon South Carolina has announced that two employees have been promoted within the organization. Matt Johnson is the new center director of Beidler Forest Audubon Center and Sanctuary, an 18,000-acre haven in Harleyville, South Carolina, which includes the world’s largest virgin cypress-tupelo swamp forest and critical habitat for …

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Dec 18 2019

For The Birds

By Sarah McKenna for The Island Connection Justin Stokes has been appointed as the new executive director of Audubon South Carolina. Stokes, who most recently served as Audubon’s vice president of political affairs and executive director of the Audubon Action Fund, is now the organization’s vice president and executive director. He has served in leadership …

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Dec 17 2019

Making A Difference

By Jim Bannister for The Island Connection When I was first approached about writing this article, I was forewarned that the 15-year-old twin boys of Natalie Dixon were shy. Then, when Alec and Paulsen Evans arrived at the interview with their mother and grandmother, Ellie, from Savannah, I thought to myself, “Oh boy, this is …

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Dec 12 2019

Editorial: Conservation Bank’s Effectiveness Showcased In Boone Hall Protection

By Chip Campsen for Island Connection Senator Chip Campsen “A society is defined not only by what it creates, but also by what it refuses to destroy.”  –    John Sawhill, The Nature Conservancy I was born and raised on the Isle of Palms. In the 1970s, I would camp and hunt on the north end of my …

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Dec 12 2019

Holiday Glad Or Holiday Sad?

By Dorree Lynn for The Island Connection Even in paradise, the holiday season can be more complex than is readily acknowledged. In the coming weeks, songs of Christmas joy will be everywhere. Black Friday sales by any other name will run well through January. Many of us will genuinely rejoice in the joyful spirit of …

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Dec 11 2019

Tax Changes

By David Lucas for The Island Connection Boat owners and buyers in South Carolina will begin to see changes in the way boat registrations are issued by the Department of Natural Resources in January 2020. The changes, a result of legislation changing the way counties collect property taxes on boats, will be phased in over …

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Dec 10 2019

Love Your Neighbor

Staff Report for The Island Connection Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach will hold its 23rd annual Love Your Neighbor Auction Jan. 26, 2020, at the Marriott Hotel on Lockwood Boulevard in Charleston. The auction will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets and sponsorships are now available at olmoutreach.org. For 30 years, …

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Dec 10 2019

Home For The Holidays

By David Savard for the Island Connection The Charleston Symphony Orchestra League, Inc. will present “Home for the Holidays,” an enchanting afternoon of chamber music featuring past winners of CSOL music scholarships. The event will take place at 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 29 at the Unitarian Church at 8 Archdale St. in Charleston.  Performers include …

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Dec 09 2019

Honoring Our Veterans

By Alan Armstrong for The Island Connection Lowcountry golfers teed up in the eighth annual Seabrook Island Veterans Day Charitable Golf Tournament Nov. 11, recognizing those who have served our country and raising money to support the Charleston Fisher House and the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston. The event is sponsored by …

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Dec 09 2019

Runners On The Roads

By Stephanie Braswell Edgerton for The Island Connection The 2019 Kiawah Island Golf Resort Marathon, scheduled for Dec. 14 beginning at 8 a.m., will cover the west end of the island as well as the Ocean Park area. There will be runners on the roads along the course, so please use caution while driving. The …

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