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Dewees Island Welcomes New Staff Member Sully Johnston

Dewees Island welcomes our newest POA staff member, Sully Johnston. Sully is looking forward to working with Dewees Island and our ferry department part-time. Born in Spartanburg and slowly migrating towards the coast, Sully grew up running the lakes and waterways of South Carolina. He moved permanently to the Charleston area thirty three years ago to attend the College of Charleston. A full time high school and college math instructor, …Read More

Dewees Island Welcomes POA Staff Member Justin Ornduff

Dewees Island welcomes our newest POA staff member, Justin Ornduff. Justin comes to Dewees with extensive groundskeeping experience. He held various maintenance positions while working at Appalachian Ski Mountain in Blowing Rock, NC. He then began working at Boone Golf Club in Boone, NC. Justin and his wife, Paige, moved to Charleston in 2012 when Paige started law school. After attending Rutgers University for Professional Golf Turf Management, Justin accepted …Read More


The Annual Tom Alexander Fishing Rodeo was established and headed by an island resident, Tom Alexander, around 1996. Island residents continue the rodeo tradition each year to experience the thrill of fishing and enjoy the beauty of our island! “The Rodeo is a great way to bring different owners together for fun and fellowship, even if the fish do not cooperate.” – Jim Mack, member of Mack Attack Team  We need …Read More

Sea Turtle Genetics Display at Nature Center

The Dewees Island Sea Turtle Program has been participating in a research study at the University of Georgia since 2010.  One egg from each nest has been donated to the study from Loggerhead nests laid in northern Florida to North Carolina.  Maternal DNA is extracted from the egg; fresh eggs provide the most reliable results.  Data extracted from the eggs is used as a type of sea turtle censuses.  The …Read More