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Features : Editorial Last Updated: May 28, 2014 - 9:34:34 AM


Daniel Island News 10 and 5 Years Ago
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May 28, 2014 - 9:33:46 AM

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Ten Years Ago
In the May 27, 2004 edition of the paper we featured a stories about island veterans, including profiles of Daniel Park resident, WWII and Korean War veteran, Walt Casey, and of Spring Arbor Assisted Living resident and WWII veteran, Frank Ledbetter.
In top news, it was announced that the that the Family Circle Tennis Center (FCTC) was selected as the site for the 2004 United States vs. Belarus Davis Cup semifinal, Sept. 24 – 26, 2004.
In other news, 50 members of the island business community mingled atop the roof of Prevecare. In addition to the views, they enjoyed talking with other island businesspeople during the monthly Doing Business with Your Neighbor Happy Hour.
The Island Life photo page featured neighbors enjoying the pool, including a photo of the first two coaches of the first year of the swim team, toddler Benjamin Puckhaber swinging at Scott Park, a fox squirrel, and young Sidney Brusse taking a dip in the pool.
The Roving Report and opinion pages included concerns about 911 response time.
Our advertisers included: Children’s Nook, Dr. Michael Bannister, Dr. Davis, Morris Sokol, Saturn, Carolina Custom Security, Rick Iriart State Farm, Chris Carson, Dragon Palace, Ethan Allen, Libby and Steve Smith Realtors, and Best Buy Blinds.

Five Years Ago
In the May 28, 2009 edition of the paper, we featured a cover story about the State Ports Authority’s history of purchasing, under threat of condemnation, property on St. Thomas Island, as part of its once planned Global Gateway development on the southern tip of Daniel Island and how the original homeowners were seeking to get their properties back.
In other news, Bike Helmet Challenge winners were 12-year-old Macy Meyer and 10-year-old Riley Carrigan. The TGIFF crew made changes to their format, going from an in-home gathering to meeting at the Daniel’s Landing Clubhouse, and Laura Meyer was featured as artist of the month.
In business news we reported that Vespa and Wasabi would open soon and that the Hilton Garden was delayed.
In sports, BE baseball and boys’ and girls’ soccer won state championships, setting a school record with eight state titles in one school year.
The centerfold feature included tips for staying safe in the water and avoiding drowning.
Our advertisers included: Home Telecom, Daniel Island Company, Longshore Marine, Saturn, Daniel Island Hearing, Workplace Benefits, Dr. Basha, Orlando’s, Ali Baba, Daniel Island Animal Hospital, Drs. Davis and Spicer, the Fulp Company, Niddy Griddy, Longshore Boats, Tara Meyer Massage, Laura Alberts, and Island Eye Care.
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