Edisto remnants hint at lost history

Edisto remnants hint at lost history

There are 10 comments on the Myrtle Beach Online story from Sep 30, 2007, titled Edisto remnants hint at lost history. In it, Myrtle Beach Online reports that:

“We know a lot about Native Americans in general, but we know very little about Native Americans in the Lowcountry. Anything they can share is valuable”

Edisto remnants hint at lost history Shell middens, old records point to long missing tribe By Bo Petersen - The Charleston Post and Courier EDISTO ISLAND -- The Spanish Mount shell midden is all but gone. via Myrtle Beach Online

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rob

Macomb, MI

#1 Nov 26, 2007
Does anyone know of any developers on Edisto Island that have a eco-friendly mindset or one who wants to preserve Edisto for future generations? These are the one who should be recognized rather than those who are looking for loopholes in the zoning and ordinances or who are fighting with the planning commissions.

Since: Nov 07

Chicago

#2 Nov 26, 2007
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2gone2long

Prosperity, SC

#3 Nov 27, 2007
rob wrote:
Does anyone know of any developers on Edisto Island that have a eco-friendly mindset or one who wants to preserve Edisto for future generations? These are the one who should be recognized rather than those who are looking for loopholes in the zoning and ordinances or who are fighting with the planning commissions.
Why don't you be more thorough when stressing your point. People challenge the zoning and planning commission because it is their right in our fine country. Seems to be a lot of confusion in Edisto as to what really damages the eco system. I know eco friendly business owners in Edisto, and they have foudn it necessary to challenge the zoning commission. The problme i Edisto is that the zoning and planning commission define the rules to individuals in a manner to suit their own agenda, this is way they get sued and challenged.
edisto beach resident

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Jan 14, 2008
Your last statement is telling. The ordinances that variances are being asked for are the ones we elected our officials to uphold. I try to stay up on all the decisions by our town officials and very seldom do I see any thing that would agree with your last statement..."the zoning and planning commission define the rules to individuals in a manner to suit their own agenda". I think you must be getting poor information or are very biased toward helping developers. Most of us here are pleased that Edisto is not changing like many out of towners are hoping for. You must be a builder/developer.
Bud Skidmore

United States

#5 Jan 14, 2008
I try to avoid tagging people as developers unless they obviously are. There are a number of real estate people on Edisto who realize that keeping Edisto much as it is today is good for their business. Edisto Realty (for whom I do some contract work) is the premier corporate sponsor of the Land Trust. Jim Kempson at Sea Island Realty helped us identify the first major issue the Edisto Island Preservation Alliance addressed.
So, yes, there are some people who deserve credit and there are others who would sell their souls for the almighty dollar. I try not to tag them all with the same tar... but I encourage all who feel as edistobeach resident does to work with us to preserve this wonderful place.
True Edisto Beach local

Charleston, SC

#6 Mar 12, 2008
Bud, tell the fine people of this forum if you are legally able to vote in the town of Edisto Beach?

Since, I already know the answer to that......I don't think you are qualified to even speak about our council or planning commission.

That's for you and your five friends...
EidistorBust

Prosperity, SC

#7 Mar 17, 2008
True Edisto Beach local wrote:
Bud, tell the fine people of this forum if you are legally able to vote in the town of Edisto Beach?
Since, I already know the answer to that......I don't think you are qualified to even speak about our council or planning commission.
That's for you and your five friends...
How rude!! This is a public forum and for everyone to discuss those issues that interest them. Since the truth is finally coming out on the mayor and his tribe I would think you would not be so black and white about others oppinions of Edisto. The planning commission, zoning board, and the mayor are crooks. They even gave the previous owners of Belle Bouy a $150,000 kick back from the purchase of the property and tried to still the dcotors propety to do as they pleased. Now they want to pay it back with funds that are not to be used for such purchases. What about Patrick, the man over the zoning commission......Look into what happened in Greenwood SC.....he was brought up on charges for accepting bribes and then you guys gave him a job. I honestly can not wait for all those guys to get there bubbles busted. This con they pulled with Belle Bouy will most likely bring the state or SLED investigating them, and I can not wait!! You guys need a new mayor and an overhaul in your government body!!
True Edisto Beach local

Charleston, SC

#8 Mar 18, 2008
I agree it was rude, however it's accurate. The whole Bell property deal was crap, just like the park over on Jungle Rd. that Redford sold to the town...said he was building a hotel, so the town bought it as fast as they could. As for Patrick, I think the charges were dropped, or either thrown out...not sure which.

As far as a new mayor and a town overhaul...couldn't agree with you more.
Bud Skidmore

United States

#9 Mar 26, 2008
"True Edisto Beach Local" whoever you are

I'll be happy to tell everyone here I do not live on Edisto Beach.

My grandfather sold our house there after the 1940 hurricane took its roof and we moved back on the island. I came along in 1949 and my daddy gave me 3 acres when I graduated college. I managed to add a few more and donated a conservation easement on some of it to the Land Trust so the people that come after me will see some of what makes Edisto so special. I'd encourage anyone else to do the same.

Like it or not we're neighbors and the way I was brought up that means we ought to try to get along. That includes talking about issues like this civilly. But frankly reading your response, I think my momma would understand if I choose not to try to get along with you.

Your vision of Edisto's future and mine simply don't mesh... I hope mine wins out but it may not, there're a lot of people who don't feel a responsibility to leave the place they live as good or better than they found it.

And by the way I post with my real name, why don't you? I'm perfectly willing for people to know who I am.
Anna Paul

Dacula, GA

#10 Mar 31, 2008
Good for you Mr. Skidmore!! That was an eloquent response, spoken like a true gentleman.

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