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Aug 06 2010

Flying with Coastal Aviation

BY MEREDITH POWELL Do you have a “bucket list” of things you’d like to do before entering the Great Beyond? I know I do, which might be silly considering I’m 22-years-old, but it sure is exciting when you are able to cross off one of the activities. Flying a plane was one of those things …

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Aug 06 2010

G, what an alternative!

By Kristin Hackler In 1972, plans for a completed “Charleston Inner Belt Freeway” were drawn to include a connection between West Ashley, James Island and Johns Island. However, after the 19.4 miles of the existing I-526 was completed in the late 1980s and early 1990s, work on the remaining section fell to the wayside until …

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Aug 06 2010

The Silver Swimmer returns to Seabrook

By Kristin Hackler The conference room at the Lake House was decked out with cookies, cupcakes and bowls of M&Ms on Wednesday, July 28, in honor of a remarkable Seabrook Island resident. Tim McBride, son of Gail and Robert McBride, recently arrived home from the National Special Olympics in Nebraska with two silver medals to …

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Aug 06 2010

Celebrating the cogs in the Rotary wheel

By Kristin Hackler There are so many people selflessly giving their time and talents to help others on and around John’s Island, and on July 21, the Johns Island Rotary Club took the time to recognize a few of them. During their annual leadership installation celebration, Johns Island Rotary also introduced a new annual service …

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Aug 06 2010

Quilting lives with Earthalee McPherson

BY MEREDITH POWELL Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach Center (OLM) does not just reach out to residents of James, John’s, and Wadmalaw Islands to help prevent homelessness and destitution. They do not just help adults further their education with GED and English as a Second Language classes, all while providing childcare. They do not …

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Aug 06 2010

Gullah culture visits Wadmalaw

BY MEREDITH POWELL On the morning of Friday, July 23, the Wadmalaw Island Community Center (WICC) hosted a luncheon and lecture for the Pan African Diaspora Family Union Group. The afternoon began with a greeting from WICC Director Bertha Smalls-Middleton, West Ashley High School student (INSERT HER NAME) who sang the National Anthem, and Reverend …

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Aug 06 2010

Loggerhead Sea Turtle – Time to come out of your shell!

BY JENNIFER BARBOUR It’s mid-summer and the sea turtle nests have started to hatch! The Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta) is one of the most sought out marine creatures for residents and guests alike along our barrier islands. The relatively large head of a loggerhead contributed to their distinctive name. In addition to feeding on …

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Aug 06 2010

Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin

BY JENNIFER BARBOUR I regularly hear people say that it never gets old seeing dolphins. What is it that draws us to them? Is it their curiosity of us, their social behavior as mammals of the sea or that permanent friendly smile? One particular summer day, these very feelings were evoked while playing in the …

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Aug 06 2010

Life on Little Bear

PROVIDED BY THE KIAWAH CONSERVANCY Described by a leading conservation easement attorney as “one of the most important conservation easement across the country,” Little Bear Island consists of 151 acres of undeveloped land and forms the most eastern tip of Kiawah Island. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and the Stono Inlet and is …

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Aug 06 2010

Rural Mission receives grant from Kiawah

by Chris Brooks The Rural Mission on Johns Island is very appreciative of a recent grant from the Town of Kiawah Island in the amount of $15,000 to help support the Misson’s outreach programs to needy residents and migrants of the neighboring Sea Islands. The Mission has been overwhelmed recently with requests for help, especially …

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