June 13, 2021

The Editorial Staff, The Post & Courier

Editorial: The court has spoken. Now it’s time to conserve Captain Sam’s Spit for all of us forever.

The owners of the southernmost parcel on Kiawah Island, known by most as Captain Sam’s Spit, have been seeking permission for more than a decade to develop it as luxury homesites.

During that time, Charleston County has been brushed by several hurricanes, flooding has become a dominant regional challenge, and most of us have come to accept the reality that our world is warming and our seas are rising at a dangerous pace, even if we still disagree on why and what we should do about it.

Also, the teardrop-shaped spit has become even more tentatively attached to the larger island, after storms already severed the link three times.

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