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9:36 am on Monday May 12, 2014

Video: Take a glimpse inside the Morris Island lighthouse

The Morris Island Light is off limits, but thanks to this video you can check it out and learn more about saving the 1876 structure. A hat tip to Reddit user "brophyd" for spotting.
3:23 am on Tuesday January 11, 2011

Civil War firing on Star of the West remembered, reenacted in Charleston

Image by Library of Congress Firing on the Star of the West.On January 9, 1861, the first shots before the Civil War were fired not on Fort Sumter but from a team of cadets from The Citadel stationed at a Morris Island battery. Their mission was to...
11:18 am on Friday November 19, 2010

The True Gentlemen

Over the summer, College of Charleston’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon philanthropy chair, Ryan Kane, reached out to Charleston Waterkeeper asking us to be their local charity for the coming 2010-2011 year. What could we say but “Heck, Yeah!” The SAE website...
5:06 am on Monday July 12, 2010

Morris Island Spray

Image by Flickr user Montwerx Stabilization work continues on the Morris Island Lighthouse as seen from the north end of Folly Beach.
5:26 am on Tuesday July 6, 2010

Dredge spoils leaking from Morris Island impoundment

Image by Flickr user BohemianismA South Carolina Ports Authority dumping ground for dredge spoils, scrapings from the Charleston Harbor bottom to be exact, is leaking out along shores of Morris Island and has Folly Beach officials and...
5:53 am on Saturday May 29, 2010

Officials aim to ensure beaches don't get trashed again on Memorial Day

Image by Flickr user smohundro After last year's Fourth of July trash debacles on Folly Beach and Morris Island, officials are stepping up their game this Memorial Day to make sure we don't see a repeat. We've already talked about Folly's efforts,...
3:28 am on Tuesday April 6, 2010

Morris Island Lighthouse gets $2M to stabilize deteriorating foundation

Image by Flickr user tedkerwin Already in place around the lighthouse is a metal cofferdam that is shielding the structure from waves. The Morris Island Lighthouse is finally getting about $1.9 million for replacing the currently deteriorating...
4:42 am on Friday July 31, 2009

The Morris Island mess: A plea to not crackdown too hard with new rules

Image by Flickr user greenkayak73Image by 20090731-morris.jpgLast week word came that Morris Island beach goers would have to abide by new rules to ensure the undeveloped and pristine island stays that way. But over at The Morris Island News, an...
3:19 am on Wednesday July 22, 2009

After a 4th of July mess, tougher rules imposed on Morris Island

Image by Flickr user patrick h. laukeImage by 20090722-alcohol.jpg After a rather large mess was created during 4th of July celebrations, tougher rules have been outlined for Morris Island. Read more stories on this subject in our Morris Island...
5:31 pm on Sunday July 19, 2009

The people party, but Morris Island gets trashed (updated)

Image by Dr. Elizabeth WennerImage by DSC_1299.jpg Beer cans and trash litter Morris Island after 4th of July celebrations. Update July 19: This editorial cartoon at The Post and Courier raises the story from the dead ... by using pop icons from way...