Aug 30 2010

Spraying for mosquitoes over Seabrook: September 1, 2010

Donna J. Odom, Mosquito Control Superintendent for Charleston County Public Works, announced on August 30 that they will be spraying for adult mosquitoes over Seabrook Island during the day on Wednesday, September 1. Residents are advised that the spraying will involve a low-flying plane, but it will only be for the purpose of distributing the …

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Aug 20 2010

Giving a voice to the sea islands: Introducing the Sea Islands Chamber of Commerce

By Kristin Hackler For 16 years, Sherry Hering has run a small business on James Island. While a successful businesswoman in her own right, Sherry noticed that a lot of the nearby businesses were struggling and it wasn’t just due to the economy, it was also due to a lack of exposure – not only …

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Aug 20 2010

Kiawah development agreement up for public praise and scrutiny

By Meredith Powell The Town of Kiawah has been busy negotiating with the Kiawah Island Golf Resort since 2005 in order to prepare a new development agreement, appropriately named the TOKI/KIGR Development Agreement. Though the documents are now available to the public for viewing online, Council officials also wanted citizens’ direct input. Public information session …

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Aug 20 2010

Johns Island Greenway sent to pasture

by Kristin Hackler “This is the most dysfunctional, mismanaged group I’ve ever seen conduct activities,” said Dr. Paul Roberts, volunteer Road Consultant for Kiawah Island, following the Thursday, August 12, meeting of County Council to discuss the Johns Island Greenway and potential widenings of Johns Island’s major roads. After an hour-and-a-half-long session which included the …

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Aug 20 2010

New public hearing dates announced for I-526 extension

provided by Charleston County After officially releasing the Mark Clark Expressway Draft Environmental Impact Study (DEIS) and the Recommended Preferred Alternative on July 28, 2010, some concern was expressed that having two public hearings at one central location could limit the ability to reach all of the people who may want to share their thoughts …

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Aug 20 2010

Kiawah Town Council – August 3, 2010

Ordinance 2010-05: Dog leash law Before voting on the second reading of ordinance 2010-05, which allows owners to unleash their pets from November 1 – March 15 along most of the beach area (except critical habitat areas) during daylight hours as long as they’re under voice command, Mayor Wert read from two emails formally objecting …

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Aug 20 2010

Johns Island Council – August 5, 2010

Treasurer’s Report Treasurer Sam Brownlee reported the balance at $640.31 with no expenses for the month of July. (It was reported earlier that the balance was $633.31, but $7 was donated by Brownlee to cover tax expenses on the new Land Use book from Charleston County). Rezoning of 3030 Maybank Highway Chairman Chris Cannon restated …

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Aug 20 2010

Photographing the famous

By Nancy Anne Dawe When I learned last February that Boston’s famed portrait photographer Fabian Bachrach had passed away at age 92, I felt sad but also happy to have once known the man. I’d interviewed him early in 1981 for a series of articles that were later published in Yankee Magazine, U.S. Air Inflight …

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Aug 20 2010

Get active with the Exchange Club!

By Sam Reed The Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club is planning several interesting events in the coming months. Brett Sturba of the PGA Championship visited with the Club on August 4 and outlined the many activities planned for the 2012 PGA championship on Kiawah’s Ocean Course. It is amazing how much planning and effort goes into this …

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Aug 20 2010

Rats!: Furry pests causing trouble for island homes

By Meredith Powell With the recent bout of extreme high temperatures and frequent cloud bursts, rats escaping from the elements are becoming a problem for barrier island homeowners. According to Kiawah Island Town Biologist Jim Jordan, when rats were first introduced to the United States, species included the House Mouse, Norway Rat and Roof Rat, …

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