DI News History - August 16, 2018
TEN YEARS AGO – All about football!
In the August 14, 2008 issue of The Daniel Island News, the feature article introduced two new head football coaches for local schools. Bishop England High School welcomed John Cantey as head football coach and Hanahan High School welcomed Charlie Patterson as the helm of their team.
At age 34, this was Cantey’s debut as Bishop England’s head football coach after seven seasons as defensive coordinator. Cantey still remains head coach today
And after two decades in the coaching ranks, including three years as assistant coach at Walterboro High School, head coach at West Florence, and assistant coach and offensive coach for the very successful Gaffney football program in the Upstate, Patterson was back in Berkeley County as Hanahan High School’s new athletic director and football coach.
In addition, he was to teach social studies.
Patterson retired from his position recently and David Morbitzer took over the reins.
Also in this issue, there were island life photos that featured Daniel Islanders visiting island restaurants.
FIVE YEARS AGO – All about Hootie!
The centerspread article in the August 15, 2013 issue of The Daniel Island News spotlighted Hootie & the Blowfish’s annual “Homegrown” concert. The feature focused on more than just the weekend-long shows that locals have come to look forward to each year. It also defined the event’s strong philanthropic ties, as concert-goers are encouraged to donate school supplies as they enter the venue each year.
In 2009, the band created what they call “The Roundup.” As the name implies, this effort gathers together friends in the community to provide essential services and back-to-school supplies to community kids who might otherwise go without. Located each year in the Burke High School gymnasium, grade schoolers receive haircuts, dental and eye exams, backpacks, shoes, t-shirts, uniforms, and basic school supplies. Since its inception, The Roundup has assisted thousands of area students.