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Jul 30 2020

The Arc Of The Moral Universe

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Senior Staff Writer John Lewis, the last of the “Big Six” of the Civil Rights movement and a 33-year veteran of Congress, died July 17. Along with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Whitney Young, A. Philip Randolph, James Farmer and Roy Wilkins, he led and defined the movement. Lewis …

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Jul 30 2020

Wining Down

By Sarah Reynolds for The Island Connection The end of the summer does not mean an end to the relaxed fun of Wine Down Wednesdays in Old Towne Creek County Park. The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission has announced its schedule of Wine Down Wednesdays for this fall –  they will be held Aug. …

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Jul 29 2020

Seabrook Island Town Council: July 21, 2020

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Sr. Staff Writer Seabrook Town Administrator Joe Cronin must have pressed “numero uno” to kick off the Zoom meeting of Seabrook Island Town Council on July 21. Attendees and Council members alike were treated to nearly five minutes of a makeshift Spanish lesson. If you have yet to tune …

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Jul 29 2020

Lights Out

From the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources for The Island Connection Early on July 11, volunteers on Kiawah Island discovered dozens of tiny sea turtle tracks leading across the beach and into the ocean. South Carolina Department of Natural Resources biologists confirmed it was the first sea turtle nest to hatch in the state. …

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Jul 28 2020

A Declining Population

By Jim Jordan, Wildlife Biologist, for The Island Connection Kiawah’s bobcats and other wildlife are facing a new threat that is causing substantial harm to the entire island ecosystem. The threat comes from the use of certain highly toxic rodenticides –  pesticides used to control rats and mice – known as second generation anticoagulants. Anticoagulant …

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Jul 24 2020

The Power Of Music

Staff Report for The Island Connection Local songstress Irene Rose is helping families beat the quarantine blues through song. A staple in the children’s music scene and speaking circuit, she believes in the power of music to transform any “grumpapotamus” and get them laughing and dancing to “The Get Along Song.” “What we put in …

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Jul 23 2020

Active And Biting

By Capt. Geoff Bennett for The Island Connection Charleston is a great place to be fishing. No matter what type of fish you want to catch, they are all active and biting. Fishing for redfish and trout remains strong even with increasingly warmer water temperatures. Seasonal species like Spanish mackerel, ladyfish, bluefish and shark are …

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Jul 22 2020

Kiawah Island Art Show

By Colleen Parker for The Island Connection The Kiawah Municipal Center on Betsy Kerrison Parkway will host the third annual Fine Art Show Aug. 1. Eight members of the Kiawah Art Guild will display original representational and abstract paintings at the show, scheduled from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Admission is free, and all works …

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Jul 22 2020

A Victim Of COVID-19

By Carol Antman for The Island Connection Sarah Saunders of Isle of Palms and her friend Gabe were five months into their hitchhiking adventure through Africa when the pandemic flared up. Until then, people had greeted them with curiosity and generosity. But the vibe was changing. “People were mean-mugging us. …” No one would sit …

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Jul 21 2020

More Than Just A Box

By Ericka Plater for The Island Connection A cardboard box. It is a simple thing. It holds your much-needed purchases; your packed belongings during a move; helps make a diorama for a school project. This box doesn’t mean anything to most. But just a simple, six-sided box holds a lifeline to some. A box filled …

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