DI News History - June 25, 2020
FIFTEEN YEARS AGO
In the June 23, 2005, edition, the cover and centerfold featured stories on convertibles.
In top news, islanders were working to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity as well as for im-provements needed to help fix up the nearby home of Josie Shaw.
In business news, Daniel Island Animal Hospital added two additional staffers, and Spring Arbor (now Summit Place) celebrated its second anniversary on Daniel Island.
Also, a news article reported that there was vandalism at the island swimming pools.
TEN YEARS AGO
In the June 24, 2010, edition, the centerfold featured reader photos and comments about their favorite local beaches.
On the cover, one article highlighted the damage that termites were causing on area homes. Formosan termites have colonies on Daniel Island, as well as other species.
In sports news, the results were in for the kids triathlon and close to 100 athletes participated in the island event (which is still an ongoing yearly event) and the Daniel Island swim team was among the top competitors.
FIVE YEARS AGO
The cover and centerfold of the June 25, 2015, edition included responses from the community in the wake of the tragic shooting at Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church (also known as Mother Emanuel). A fund was established to support the families of the nine victims, including state senator Clementa Pinckney, who were killed during a bible study at the church. The Mother Emanuel Hope Fund, created by former Charleston Mayor Joe Riley and the City of Charleston, supported victims’ families as they began to pay for funerals, counseling and other fi-nancial needs and began to heal from the tragedy.
Island Life showcased pictures from the annual Daniel Island Kids Fishing tournament where more than 80 anglers participated.