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May 31 2019

New Men’s Ministry On Johns Island

By Bill Wolford for The Island Connection The Church of Our Saviour, located at 4416 Betsy Kerrison Pkwy., is pleased to announce the launch of a new life application men’s ministry called TEAM, Teaching, Equipping, Affirming Men for Spiritual Leadership.  As men, participants may feel the responsibilities and pressures of work, marriage, parenting, grandparenting, community …

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May 30 2019

2019 Fleming Senior Open Set For October

By Dale Leibach for The Island Connection The Seabrook Island Racquet Club has announced the 36th annual Alan Fleming Senior Open Clay State Championship will be held on Seabrook Island from October 2-6, 2019. The United States Tennis Association (USTA) sanctioned tournament was most recently named South Carolina’s Adult Tournament of the year, the third …

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May 29 2019

Offshore Drilling Prohibition Passes Into Law

By Reagan Kelley for Island Connection  State Senator Chip Campsen (R-Charleston, Beaufort, and Colleton Counties) introduced a budget proviso with 33 Senate co-sponsors on April 17th that protects South Carolina’s coast from offshore drilling. It passed into law on May 29th.  The proviso prohibits the issuance of state and local permits for infrastructure and other activities …

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May 29 2019

NOAA Predicts Near-normal 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season

By Lauren Gaches for Island Connection NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is predicting that a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season is most likely this year. This outlook forecasts a 40% chance of a near-normal season, a 30% chance of an above-normal season and a 30% chance of a below-normal season. The hurricane season officially extends from June 1 to …

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May 29 2019

Shrimp Season Opens May 29 With Encouraging Forecast

By Erin Weeks for Island Eye News Barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it or sauté it – however you cook it, fresh South Carolina-caught white shrimp are back on the menu. Commercial shrimp trawling will open in all legal South Carolina waters at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Georgia state waters will open …

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May 29 2019

Student Report: Johns Island Farmers Market

By Cassell Presnell and Carlie Joye for The Island Connection The Johns Island Farmers Market was started on January 11, 2014 by Frasier Block and Blue Headrick. The shopping center, open every Saturday for the people of Charleston, originally started for and still upkeeps a very important and unique goal: truth and transparency. This objective …

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May 28 2019

Doors To Freedom

By Joy Millar for The Island Connection Sharon Rikard returned to the I’On Meetinghouse on April 8 to deliver a presentation to the Women Inspired Through Stories group on her project, Doors to Freedom. Started in 2011 to lobby our state senate to pass anti sex trafficking laws for SC, Rickard’s greater goal was to …

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May 28 2019

South Carolina Reports Largest Number Of Wintering Orioles

By Greg Lucas, SCDNR for The Island Connection South Carolina’s 2019 Baltimore Oriole Winter Survey reported the largest number of orioles wintering in the United States for the fifth year in a row. Those results were recorded during the 5th Annual Baltimore Oriole Winter Survey, conducted by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Feb. …

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May 27 2019

Art And House Tour Celebrates Banner Year

By Carroll Dunn for The Island Connection At its year-end luncheon, it was announced that the 2019 Art and House Tour was the most financially successful tour to date, raising over $94,000. This is outstanding news as this support allowed the organization to distribute funds for eight art programs that are integrated into the curriculum …

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May 27 2019

Getting In On The Act

By Carol Antman for The Island Connection The pay is low and the hours are long but apprentices at Spoleto love the experience. They rave about seeing their first opera, getting to personally know the performers, watching the festival ignite the city and being part of that magic. Meanwhile, they’re getting a reality check on …

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