In the News

Penn Center to restart preservation school, naming it after former director Emory Campbell (Post & Courier, February 6, 2024)

Court grants Pine Island golf supporters a role in mediation (Post & Courier, December 12, 2023)

Editorial: St. Helena Island remains at risk (Post & Courier, December 1, 2023)

State senator joins developer’s fight over Pine Island golf course (Post & Courier, December 1, 2023)

Why one grandmother’s house has become a national cause (Christian Science Monitor, November 3, 2023) 

Developer pivots from golf course to a plan for homes on Pine Island (Post & Courier, November 1, 2023) 

Citizens pack Council chambers for ‘chat’ (The Island News, October 25, 2023). 

With a rocky start, new Pine Island group announces support for island’s development. (Island Packet, September 23, 2023) 

Judge grants voice to people of St. Helena Island in ongoing development dispute (Live 5 News, September 7, 2023) 

Now is the time to protect St. Helena Island from becoming another resort community, Letter by Arnold Brown (The Island Packet, September 24, 2023)

Opponents to Pine Island golf course seek to join legal battle in Beaufort County (The Post & Courier, August 7, 2023

It isn’t over yet, a Lowcountry community rallies to preserve a rural island. (SC Public Radio, July 19, 2023).

Pine Island developer is not done fighting as he brings legal action against county. (The Island Packet, July 10, 2023).

Golf resort on Pine Island is a non-starter, Letter by Dr. Marie Gibbs. (The Island News, June 27, 2023).

Council rejects call to remove SC island from rules against golf course, gated communities. (The Post & Courier, June 27, 2023).

It is over: Pine Island golf course killed by council. Options for next steps surface. (The Island Packet, June 27, 2023)

The developers are going to have to go someplace else, Letter by Miles Sanders. (The Island News, June 21, 2023)

Another set of losses for Pine Island Developer after Planning Commission meeting. (The Island Packet, June 6, 2023)

Planning commission deals setbacks to Pine Island golf course developer. (The Post & Courier, June 6, 2023)

Developer seeks to rezone Pine Island property (The Post & Courier, May 26, 2023)

Developer seeks to have Pine Island rezoned (The Island News, May 24, 2023

It’s final: No golf or gated communities for St. Helena. ‘The community has spoken’ (The Island Packet, May 9, 2023)

Commentary: St. Helena Island deserves continued protection; Beaufort County can’t give in (The Post & Courier, May 5, 2023)

Conflict on St. Helena is heating up. What makes this sea island worth fighting for? (The Post & Courier, May 2, 2023)

Denied a golf course on St. Helena’s Pine Island, developer makes a new pitch (The Post & Courier, May 2, 2023)

St. Helena CPO update passes Council’s 2nd reading (The Island News, April 26, 2023)

Beaufort County presses ahead with St. Helena golf course ban. ‘This has become a war’ (The Island Packet, April 26, 2023)

Protection of Gullah-Geechee culture, ACE Basin crucial for St. Helena’s future, Letter by Carolyn Jebaily (The Island News, April 19, 2023)

Beaufort County votes to prohibit golf courses on St. Helena. But the battle isn’t over. (Post & Courier, April 17, 2023)

Beaufort County votes to tighten language banning golf courses on St. Helena Island (The Island Packet, April 11, 2023)

Beaufort Co. Council votes to approve amendment to Cultural Protection Overlay (WTOC, April 10th, 2023)

We cannot allow the land of the treasured Gullah people to become ‘gwine wit de tide’ (Letters to Editor, Island Packet, April 9, 2023)

What would best serve the needs of Saint Helena?, Letter by Janet McCauley (The Island News, April 5, 2023)

Proposed change could put Pine Island on St. Helena in jeopardy (WTOC, April 5th, 2023)

‘Protect St. Helena’ –Community comes out in droves to oppose development of Pine Island and St. Helenaville (The Island News, April 5th, 2023)

18-hole golf course blocked on St. Helena, but how about 3 with 6 holes? 450 say no way (The Beaufort Gazette, April 1, 2023).

Editorial: Protect St. Helena Island from encroaching development (Post & Courier, March 19, 2023)

Commentary: We must protect, preserve Pine Island and St. Helenaville, Letter by David Y. Mitchell (Post and Courier, March 17, 2023)

Pine Island Rules protect Gullah Culture, ban golf courses. New owner has different vision. (Post & Courier, March 15, 2023)

Save Beaufort County by demanding controlled growth (Island News, Jan. 25, 2023)

State leaders, residents oppose zoning changes on St. Helena Island (WTOC, Jan. 19, 2023)

It’s an affront’: Roll over for the beginning of the end for St. Helena Island, Editorial by David Lauderdale (Island Packet, Jan. 17, 2023)

Beaufort officials recommend changes that could allow golf resort on St. Helena Island (Post & Courier, Jan. 13, 2023)

Taxation without representation, Letter to Editor by Jerry Floyd (Island News, Jan. 11, 2023)

Changes to CPO postponed until April (Island News, Jan. 11, 2023)

Like ‘awakened piranha,’ opponents continue to rally against St. Helena development (Island Packet, Jan. 10, 2023)

Gov. McMaster speaking out about proposed St. Helena development plan (WJBF, Jan. 8, 2023)

Beaufort residents concerned about proposed Cultural Protection Overlay amendment (Fox 28 Savannah, Jan. 6, 2023)

Beaufort Planning Commission rejects large St. Helena development plan (WSAV, Jan. 6, 2023)

Panel rejects changes to St. Helena Island protections after vocal residents turn out (Island Packet, Jan. 6, 2023)

Planning commission rejects change that would bring new development to St. Helena Island (Live 5 News, Jan. 5, 2023)

McMaster speaks out against St. Helena Island changes, fears ‘open season’ for developers (Post & Courier, Jan. 5, 2023)

‘Protect the area’: Gov. McMaster weighs in on controversial proposed St. Helena development (Island Packet, Jan. 4, 2023)

The wrong type of investment for St. Helena Island, Letter to Editor by Marilyn Hemingway, CEO/President, Gullah Geechee Chamber of Commerce (Island News, Jan. 4, 2023)

Potential gated community, golf course on St. Helena likely subject at County Planning meeting (Island News, Jan. 4, 2023)

Uphold the Integrity of the Cultural Protection Overlay on St. Helena Island, Op-Ed by Victoria Smalls, Executive Director, Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor (Island Packet, Dec. 28, 2022)

Developer wants golf course and resort on St. Helena Island; Penn Center says no (Explore Beaufort SC, Dec. 20, 2022)

Development has St. Helena residents worried. ‘We don’t want to become another Hilton Head’ (Island Packet, Dec. 17, 2022)

Original Photos by Miles Sanders