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Aug 17 2020

Student Support

By Christine Messick for The Island Connection It is estimated that students will lose an average of seven months of learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, school closures and interruptions to learning disproportionately affect students of color and students from low-income families, in which case the average anticipated learning loss increases to 10 to …

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Aug 17 2020

Teeing It Up

By Bob Gebhardt for The Island Connection Proceeds from an upcoming golf tournament will benefit the Charleston Symphony Orchestra League’s music scholarships. “Swing for the Symphony 2020,” scheduled for Oct,. 5 at the Country Club of Charleston, also is a fundraiser for the Charleston Symphony. Teams will be challenged by the par-71 course designed by …

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Aug 14 2020

Virtual Birding

By Jackie Brooks for The Island Connection If you enjoy going to the beach to watch birds but find yourself frustrated because you can’t identify the small shorebirds that run along the edge of the surf, you’ll want to join the Seabrook Island Birders for their second virtual meeting. Naturalist Bob Mercer will be the …

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Aug 14 2020

She Wants The Seat Back

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Senior Staff Writer The Republican Party was dominant in South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District for 40 years, until Democrat Joe Cunningham posted a narrow win over a White House backed opponent in 2018. Nancy Mace said she wants the seat back, and, if a fundraiser headlined by Vice President …

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Aug 13 2020

Balancing The Books

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Sr. Staff Writer Local residents tuning in to watch the July 28 meeting of the Seabrook Island Town Council might want to skip the beginning of the proceedings. Some technical bugs produced an auditory assault at the beginning of the Zoom meeting. Mayor John Gregg shrugged off the glitch …

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Aug 13 2020

More Of The Same

By Capt. Geoff Bennett for The Island Connection Fishing has been very productive this summer, and anglers can expect more of the same in August. During this month, it will be important to get out early or stay out late to beat the heat. Not only will it be more comfortable to fish during these …

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Aug 12 2020

Online Excellence

By Casey Fields for The Island Connection The Town of Seabrook Island has received a Municipal Achievement Award from the Municipal Association of South Carolina for its website redesign and online public comment portal. The town, which won in the 1,001 to 5,000 population category, competed with 30 cities and towns that submitted their projects …

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Aug 11 2020

Democrat Spencer Wetmore Flips Longtime GOP State House Seat In Charleston

By Tyler Jones for The Island Connection Democrat Spencer Wetmore won a longtime Republican state house seat on Tuesday, defeating Republican Josh Stokes in the special election to replace Republican Peter McCoy. House District 115, which includes James Island, Folly Beach, Kiawah and Seabrook Islands voted for Trump by 3 points in 2016 and for …

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Aug 11 2020

2021 PGA Championship

By Arielle Alpino for The Island Connection Tickets to the 2021 PGA Championship, scheduled for May 17 through May 23 at The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, went on sale to qualified registrants Aug. 10. Ticket registration for the Championship closed Aug. 9. Previous demand for the 2012 PGA Championship, coupled with record …

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Aug 03 2020

For The Birds

By Jackie Brooks for The Island Connection It’s hot, we’re social distancing and the summer doldrums are upon us. Sit back in your own comfy chair with snacks at hand, and join the Seabrook Island Birders in enjoying movies through Zoom. Here’s your chance to participate in SIB activities no matter where you are. Once …

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