Election Results – Seabrook Island

The Lake House polling location closed promptly at 7:00 pm this evening. There are 2,455 registered voters on Seabrook Island.  Of this number, 1,180 absentee ballots were mailed to Seabrookers, but not all were returned.  There were 732 people who voted in person today at The Lake House.

Below is a summary of the major races.  The numbers reflect only those who voted in person today at The Lake House

This is not a complete list of all the races.  The rest of the results are posted on the Lake House window as you walk in the front door.

Trump/Pence   491
Biden/Harris    228 
Jorgensen/Cohen   5
Hawkins/Walker    2
LaFuente/Richardson   1

Graham    510
Harrison   216
Bledsoe   4

Mace    491
Cunningham    238

STATE SENATE District 43
Campsen   528
Hricik    195

Stokes    513
Wetmore    202

A special thanks to all the poll workers for their vital role in assuring a safe and secure election. In addition to participating in training prior to the election, on Election Day they arrived at the Lake House at 6:00 am to set up and stayed past 7:00 pm to put everything away. Thank you for your service!

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Water Outage Baywood Drive Nov 3

There will be a water outage on Baywood Drive, between Haulover and Golf Oak Park, to repair a service line leak. The water will off today, November 3, 2020 between 10:00 am and 12:00 pm.

-Submitted by Tommy West, Seabrook Island Utility Commission

November 2020 Issue of Currents

The November 2020 issue of Currents is now available.  Click here to read it or visit the SIPOA website and access it through the News dropdown menu. Once you access the November issue, you will notice the icons across the top that allow you to “Share,” “Download,” “Print,” or “Zoom.”

To receive SIPOA’s weekly Highlights email as well as special notices and alerts from SIPOA, please click here to sign up.

Email your comments and feedback to publiccomment@sipoa.org.

-Submitted by SIPOA


Charleston to Charleston Literary Festival November 6-15

Since its founding four years ago, the Charleston to Charleston Literary Festival has become part of the cultural landscape of Charleston. The Festival’s mission is to foster the unifying potential of literature, art, and the civil exchange of humanitarian ideas.

Like so many other events, the Festival has had to change its format from in-person to virtual programming because of the pandemic. The lineup of speakers includes authors, publishers, and editors from the US and UK.

Organizers said, “We would like to share our exciting program with as many of you as possible so it is freely available. . .  Visit our Schedule page to see event times and descriptions, or our Speakers page to learn more about our incredible lineup of speakers. When you’re ready to sign up, click the Register Now button on top of each page.” Donations are much appreciated and make the festival available to students and faculty members of schools in the South Carolina Lowcountry and beyond.

For more information, click here. To see the lineup of speakers, click here. To see the Festival brochure, click here.

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(Image credit: Charleston to Charleston Literary Festival website)

Brown & White Pickup November 6

The next monthly Brown & White Pickup is Friday, November 6, 2020.

Bulk items can be left curbside by 7:00 am. Place items including furniture, appliances, grills, lawn furniture, or other similar household items where you would normally leave your trash and recycling.

Hazardous waste such as old paint cans, electronics, batteries, fluorescent lights, and old yard or household chemicals can be taken to the Maintenance Area (adjacent to the Community Garden) that morning between 9 am and 2 pm.  Hazardous materials must be handed directly to the attendant on duty. The materials cannot be left on the ground. 

If you are planning to put bikes out on Brown & White Pickup day, Sarah Quinn is collecting them for the Bicycles for Humanity (B4H) Program. You can call her to pick them up. Her phone number is (843) 768-4407. Sarah has saved more than 1,800 bikes from the landfill! Recently, cadets from The Citadel partnered with Porter Gaud to prepare donated bikes for shipment. See the flyer about that here. Find out more about B4H here.

Before you put your used furniture or other items on the curb for Brown & White Pickup on Friday, consider recycling it with Sea Island Habitat for Humanity Restore. Contact the store at 843-559-4009 for more information.

Click here for the 2020 SIPOA Garbage, Recycling, Yard Debris Pickup Schedule.

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Online Public Information Meeting on Bohicket Rd Improvements

Reminder – the online public information hearing continues through Thursday, November 12, 2020.

Due to the ongoing coronavirus health crisis and the recommendation to limit public gatherings, Charleston County decided to host the Main Road Corridor Segment C (Bohicket Road Improvements – Maybank Highway to Betsy Kerrison Parkway) public information meeting online.

The meeting was launched on October 12, 2020, on MainRoadCorridor.com (or click here) and will be available for viewing through November 12, 2020.  Included in the meeting is a how-to video on navigating the presentation, detailed information on each proposed alternative, and interactive maps.

Citizens have an opportunity to submit comments online at the project website or by mailing comments to Sunshine S. Trakas, Project Manager, 4045 Bridge View Drive, Suite B309, North Charleston, SC 29405. The project team will accept comments for 30 days, through Thursday, November 12, 2020.

You can request hard copies of the public meeting material by calling 843-202-6137.

Located in one of Charleston County’s fastest-growing areas on Johns Island, the Main Road Corridor project is critical for accommodating increased traffic, reducing congestion, and providing safe options for bicycles and pedestrians.

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(Image credit: mainroadcorridor.com)


Information About Voting At The Lake House on Tuesday

Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020, and if you have chosen to vote in person at The Lake House that day, there are a few things you need to know.

Coronavirus is still endemic in South Carolina, so the same restrictions will be present for the November election that were present for the August election. Masks will have to be worn and social distancing will be maintained. There may be long lines outside of  The Lake House as social distancing requirements will limit voters to no more than five inside The Lake House.

During the 2016 General Election, 1,214 Seabrookers came to The Lake House to vote. A significant number of Seabrookers voted absentee in the 2016 General Election. That is a rate of about 100 voters per hour. Since the 2016 election, the number of registered voters on Seabrook has increased by 15% to 2,277 registered voters. We are hopeful that the large number of absentee ballots that have been cast already will reduce the number of people actually voting in person on Tuesday.

According to scvotes.gov, the displaying of campaign material is not allowed within 200 feet of any entrance to a polling place on election day.  This law applies to any type of visual display of campaign material, including posters, pamphlets, brochures, signs, buttons, hats, t-shirts, etc.  Voters displaying campaign material who enter the 200-foot area will be asked to remove the material, cover the material, or otherwise cause the material not to be seen.

In addition to this campaign material and clothing restriction, it is unlawful for a person to distribute any type of campaign literature or place any political posters within 200 feet of any entrance to a polling place on election day. Click here to read more about this.

The Lake House will open for voting at 7:00 am and close at 7:00 pm.  Anyone in line at 7:00 pm will be able to vote.  There will be cones outside The Lake House to designate where to stand in line and marks on the ground to indicate the 6′ social distance requirement.

-Submitted by George Reinhart, Precinct Clerk


Lake House Fitness Schedule for November 2020

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Below is the link to the November 2020 Fitness Schedule at the Lake House. On it you will find:

  • Class times – Monday through Saturday. There are no classes on Sunday.
  • Currently known class cancellations.
  • Thanksgiving cancellation schedule

Click here to download the November schedule. You can print it or save it to your device.

To book a time at the fitness center, the indoor/outdoor pools, or for the classes in the Live Oak Hall, click here.

And for detailed information on all classes offered and times follow this link.

-Submitted by The Lake House

SI Garden Club Announces November 13 Meeting – Indigo in the Lowcountry

What was the Pantone Color of the Year 2020? Classic Blue, a familiar and calming shade of Indigo! There is so much more to find out about the plant, history and process during The Seabrook Island Garden Club Zoom meeting Friday, November 13, 2020 “Indigo in the Lowcountry”, with David and Caroline Harper.





David is Treasurer for the International Center for Indigo Culture which fosters collaboration among growers, dye makers, textile artists, designers, and customers to promote the beauty of indigo as a vibrant part of a resilient economy. Caroline is founder/owner of CHI design indigo and is an indigo grower, producer, natural dyer, textile artist and educator. There will be a short business meeting at 9:45 am and David and Caroline will start their presentation at 10:00 am.

David and Caroline will present information about ICIC and indigo in the Lowcountry.

You must be a member of the Garden Club to join the meeting, so don’t be blue, join the garden club by emailing us at seabrookislandgardenclub@gmail.com.  After you join, we will send you a Zoom link a few days before the November 13 meeting.

The club has many exciting events planned for our 2020-2021 season. If you have an active interest in horticulture and artistic design, community beautification, ecology and philanthropy, the Seabrook Island Garden Club is the place for you. Looking for more answers or ideas? Access our brand new blog by clicking here.

-Submitted by Cindy Zock, Seabrook Island Garden Club

(Image credit: SI Garden Club)