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Oct 08 2020

Bobblection

By Ben Abzug for The Island Connection Fans across the Charleston area are invited to come down to Joe Riley Park to choose the president of the United States – sort of. During the Bobblection, RiverDogs fans will drive through the ballpark parking lot to cast their vote for either President Donald Trump or former …

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Oct 07 2020

Seabrook Island Town Council Meeting: September 22, 2020

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Senior Staff Writer Seabrook Island Council Member Jeri Finke reported at the Council’s Sept. 22 meeting that her ad hoc committee is looking at regulations covering short-term rentals. She expects to meet with residents, rental agencies and other stakeholders on the island in the near term to float the …

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Oct 07 2020

Special Exhibition

By Macey Davis for The Island Connection The Gibbes Museum of Art’s newest special exhibition, “Charleston Collects: Devotion and Fantasy, Witchcraft and the World’s End,” will be on display from Oct. 9 through June 27 of next year. This selection of paintings and prints from a major private collection of Northern Renaissance art introduces a …

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Oct 06 2020

Rematch

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Sr. Staff Writer 2020 continues to be a busy voting season for residents of the Sea Islands. Presidential primaries early in the year were followed by primaries for South Carolina’s House District 115, held in early June. Democratic voters voted again in late June to resolve a runoff to …

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Oct 06 2020

Climate Studies

By Kimberly Keelor for The Island Connection Climate variability, risks and the advancement of solutions will be the focus of the Lt. Col. James B. Near Jr., USAF ’77 Center for Climate Studies at The Citadel. Near, a member of The Citadel Class of 1977, career meteorologist for the Air Force and dedicated professor of …

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Oct 01 2020

Charleston Hope Gets Grant From Minor League Baseball

By Chris Singleton for The Island Connection Charleston Hope has been awarded a $500 grant through the Minor League Baseball CommUNITY initiative. The Charleston-area nonprofit was nominated by the Charleston RiverDogs for one of five available grants awarded for 2020.  “Charleston Hope is one of many nonprofits that we partner up with,” said RiverDogs Director …

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Sep 30 2020

Things Are Picking Up In September

By Capt. Geoff Bennett for The Island Connection With a perfect set of conditions in place, anglers can be confident that inshore fishing is really picking up in September. The combination of lots of bait, cooler water temperatures and less traffic on the water should make for great fishing. While most people will turn their …

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Sep 29 2020

An Average Nesting Season

From the SCDNR for The Island Connection  Preliminary data collected by South Carolina Department of Natural Resources biologists shows that the state had an average least tern nesting season for 2020, with approximately 1,000 nests recorded. The smallest tern in the Americas, the least tern prefers nesting on sandy beaches but will use a flat …

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Sep 29 2020

A Decade Of Excellence

By Kim Keelor-Parker for The Island Connection The Citadel has been cited for the 10th consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report as the No. 1 public school in the South offering up to a master’s degree. The school was ranked second overall in the South when private and public institutions were combined.  “Ten …

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Sep 28 2020

Promises Kept

By Brian Sherman, The Island Connection Managing Editor In 2018, a 36-year-old political unknown somehow managed to turn South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District blue. Two years later, Democrat Joe Cunningham is confident that his theme of “promises kept” will convince voters to return him to Washington for another term. With a victory in his initial …

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