DI News History - May 23, 2019
FIFTEEN YEARS AGO
In the May 20, 2004 edition of the paper there was a story about an 8-foot alligator that was caught on Daniel Island Drive and removed by reptile expert Roark Ferguson.
In other news, over 100 people competed in the second annual Daniel Island Triathlon, with island resident Tracy DeWitt winning first place as the overall female finisher.
The Island Life photo spread included photos from the Charleston Battery, photos of residents witnessing the alligator capture, and photos of youth enjoying the pool.
TEN YEARS AGO
In the May 21, 2009 edition of the paper, there was a story about bluebird watching on Daniel Island.
Other feature stories included: a story on the Garden Club, which is the oldest club on the island, formed in 1998; islander Julie Lawrence was the highlighted artist; and a centerfold feature on how to grow a lush lawn.
Other news included: police investigated burglaries in Daniel Island Park, Bishop England track teams won state titles, Mayor Riley met with Daniel Island Academy art students, and photos from the Concert in the Park.
FIVE YEARS AGO
The May 22, 2014 edition of the paper included several pages dedicated profiles of the candidates vying for seats in the upcoming election that year. Seats to be filled included state superintendent of education, adjutant general, commissioner of agriculture, lieutenant governor, and state treasurer.
Also, included in that issue was the Real Estate Report, a story about a cat rescue, a report of parkside car break-ins, and tips for using watercraft in the Lowcountry.