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FIFTEEN YEARS AGO The February 19, 2004 edition of The Daniel Island News featured a story about island businesses organizing the Daniel Island Business Association. Business owners and those interested in promoting the island had met twice and were in the planning stages of developing a business...
Every February, around Valentine’s Day, Daniel Island resident Audrey Bright prepares for one of her biggest nights of the year. She’ll pick out a special dress, put on a touch of make-up, and maybe get her date a boutonniere. This year, the spunky 10-year-old is hoping a limo picks her up! The...
Possibly the most common criticism hurled at e-cigarette companies is the claim that they market towards people too young to smoke. “I’m a middle-aged woman,” said Philip Simmons Middle School Principal Charla Groves. “I don’t need a watermelon flavored or cotton candy flavored anything. Those are...
The February 5 Daniel Island Neighborhood Association meeting saw a sizeable crowd at the Church of the Holy Cross. Several big updates were provided, including a proposed name for “Daniel Island Park 4,” information on the Beresford Creek Bridge after its shutdown in January, and a construction...
These are the issues being brought before the various City of Charleston boards and committees that are specific to land use and zoning on Daniel Island. For more information on any of these proposed actions, visit dineighborhoodassociation.org (click on “Land Use and Zoning Activity”). All...
Systemic gentrification’s effects on Charleston are possibly most visible downtown. As a 2011 Post and Courier article revealed, the racial makeup of the peninsula shifted from a two-thirds African-American majority in 1980, to a two-thirds white majority in 2010. Despite the encroaching...
In the middle of Moncks Corner lies the Hill-Finklea Detention Center, the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office’s jail. Rated for a capacity of 291 inmates, the facility has seen many expansions to increase the amount of offenders it can hold, but as Detention Center Director Randy Demory and Sheriff...
One in four children in America will grow up unable to read, according to the website ferstreaders.org. Helping students beat the odds and become successful life-long readers is the goal of “Read365,” a new reading enrichment program created by the Charleston nonprofit Meeting Street Schools....
With the height of flu season upon us in the Lowcountry, it’s a good idea to pay close attention to what might be putting us at increased risk of catching the virus, particularly often overlooked sources of germs. Our vehicles have become extensions of our lives. Besides commuting and other day to...
Longtime public servant Jim Rozier, who served as Berkeley County Supervisor from 1990-2006 and made the case for keeping Daniel Island part of Berkeley County during the community’s initial exploration of secession to Charleston County, has died. Mr. Rozier passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at age...

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