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Nov 12 2010

Seabrook Town Council – October 26, 2010

Financials Mayor Bill Holtz was happy to announce that the year-to-date budget is above budget by $61,823.49, and expenditures are under budget by $53,522.86. Total excess of revenues over expenditures are $263,926.33, which is a positive variance from the budget of $115,346.35. Business licenses are down from last year, said Holtz, but finances, generally speaking, …

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Nov 12 2010

Police Reports

By Meredith Powell The following is a synopsis of the Charleston County Police Department on Kiawah and Seabrook for the last two weeks of October, 2010: October 16: (Kiawah) An officer responded to a report of fight at 4 p.m. near the bridge on the Kiawah Island Parkway, but when he arrived, there was no …

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Nov 12 2010

Johns Island Council – November 4, 2010

John Steinberger of SC Fair Tax gave a brief presentation to Council, discussing the benefits of the Fair Tax program in South Carolina. Among its many positive points, said Steinberger, the Fair Tax provides immediate financial incentive for existing businesses to expand, and out-of-state businesses to relocate to South Carolina. It also encourages consumer spending …

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Nov 12 2010

Recycled, reused and reclaimed: Kiawah Golf Resort diverts Old Inn deconstruction from landfills

By Liz King This past October, employees from Kiawah Island Golf Resort assisted with the Inn Resource Reclamation Project to ensure that the largest quantities of materials taken from the Old Inn’s deconstruction were diverted from the Charleston landfill. Resources reclaimed from the Inn included carpet, furniture, curtains, pillows, bed spreads, metal, mattresses and box …

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Nov 12 2010

Kiawah Reads presents author Karen White

This Wednesday, November 17, the public is invited to join author Karen White at Kiawah’s Sandcastle for a discussion of her book, On Folly Beach, followed by a sneak peek into her new novel, Falling Home, which will be released later this month. Karen currently writes what she refers to as “grit lit”, her term …

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Nov 12 2010

Bedecked for pets: Seabrook celebrates annual Halloween Pet Parade

October 23 was the perfect day for a parade, or a “paw”rade as Cindy and Paul Covert jokingly nicknamed this year’s annual Seadog Halloween Pet Parade at the Seabrook Lake House. Kicking off at 11 a.m., furry island residents and their two-legged owners arrived bedecked and bedazzled in some of the most striking and hilarious …

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Nov 12 2010

Voter turnout up for mid-terms

The mid-term elections on November 2 saw a significant increase in voter turnout for the state of South Carolina, and national figures report that about 90 million people, 6.2 million more than the mid-term turnout in 2006, voted this year. On our own islands, Kiawah Island showed a voter turnout of 54.23%, or 1396 voters, …

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Nov 12 2010

Are you getting credit?: Wind and Hail excess insurance credit available

By Kristin Hackler “I actually learned about it by accident,” said John Dubois, Seabrook resident and former Town Council member, as he described a little-known tax credit for excess insurance premiums which is listed as form SC SCH.TC-44. Basically, by calculating your premiums paid for one tax year on all hazards for your primary household …

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Nov 12 2010

Marathon volunteers needed!

By Jennifer Woody The 33rd Annual Kiawah Island Marathon is rapidly approaching, and this year’s competition will be held on December 11, 2010. Over 3,000 athletes from around the country will compete in both the full and half marathons. In an effort to raise volunteer forces and charity donations, the Kiawah Conservancy is partnering with …

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Nov 12 2010

Ready to Rock n’ Roast: Charleston Collegiate hosts oysters and pig pickin’ Nov. 20

Provided by Charleston Collegiate Join teachers, students and community members on November 20 at this year’s Rock n’ Roast, a fundraiser for Charleston Collegiate School on Johns Island. From 1 to 5 p.m., enjoy music from The 3 Dudes, Eddie Bush & The Mayhem, and other local musicians, as well as a climbing wall provided …

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