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Mar 27 2020

South Carolina State Parks Closing Through April

By Dawn Dawson-House for The Island Connection  Beginning Saturday, March 28, all state parks in South Carolina will be closed through Thursday, April 30, to support the state’s response to COVID-19. The closure is designed to keep visitors and employees as safe as possible by mitigating the spread of the Coronavirus. Visitors who are currently …

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Mar 27 2020

Art And House Tour Canceled

By Martha Zink for The Island Connection In the interest of public safety in the face of the coronavirus outbreak, the Arts, etc. Art and House Tour, scheduled to be held on Kiawah Island April 3, has been canceled. The committee appreciates all those who have supported us this year and looks forward to our …

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Mar 27 2020

Pet Helpers Helps Take The Bite Out Of The Coronavirus

By Natassia Donohue for The Island Eye Connection  Pet Helpers has announced that it will limit its public hours to help in the fight against COVID-19 and is urging the public to keep their pets home while maintaining social distancing protocols. Pet Helpers vaccine clinics have been canceled through the end of March. The shelter …

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Mar 26 2020

Seabrook Island Artist Guild Raises Funds For St. John’s High School

By Sharon Peck for The Island Connection During its November Art Show, the Seabrook Island Artist Guild raised $800 for the St. John’s High School art program. The donation was matched by an additional $120 from Artist & Craftsman Supply in Charleston, for a total of $920. The $920 was given in the form of …

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Mar 26 2020

Safe To Enjoy

By Erin Weeks for The Island Connection An SCDNR biologist measures a golden tilefish aboard a research vessel. Golden tilefish are believed to reach 50 years of age. (Photo courtesy of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources). Eating local, sustainably caught fish is a priority for many South Carolinians who want to be healthy …

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Mar 25 2020

South Carolina Announces Additional 82 Cases Of COVID-19

By Laura Renwick and Chris Delcamp for Island Connection The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is investigating 82 additional cases of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. This brings the total number statewide to 424 cases in 39 counties*. Two previously reported cases, one in Lexington County and one in Lancaster County, have …

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Mar 25 2020

Message From The Kiawah Island Mayor: March 2020

By Craig Weaver for The Island Connection As we all know, life on Kiawah has changed dramatically in recent days. Major recommendations and requirements of the governor and state health officials have been implemented by the different civic and commercial entities on Kiawah. This includes the cancellation of public meetings and events and the closure …

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Mar 25 2020

Coastal Community Foundation Launches COVID-19 Relief & Recovery Fund

By Abigail Darlington for The Island Connection  Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina, the largest nonprofit community foundation in the Palmetto State, has launched the COVID-19 Relief & Recovery Fund to receive charitable donations to support communities disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic consequences of the outbreak. The fund is seeded with …

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Mar 24 2020

Better To Have It

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Sr. Staff Writer Mayor Craig Weaver opened the March 3 Council meeting of the Town of Kiawah Island with a verbal ellipses, “The first subject is one that you’re going to hear over and over… over the next eight to 12 weeks. … As you’ve seen, our parkway renewal/ …

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Mar 24 2020

Recognition Day

By Zach Watson for The Island Connection  Recognition Day at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina on Friday, March 13, 2020. (Photo by Cameron Pollack / The Citadel) One hour before sunrise on March 13, The Citadel class of 2023 was officially recognized as members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets – two weeks …

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