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National Fire Prevention Week, commemorating the great Chicago fire of 1871, will be recognized this year between October 4 - 10 and will focus on the theme of “Hear the BEEP, where you SLEEP”. During this year’s fire safety campaign fire departments will be spreading the word about smoke alarms...
There’s no doubt the universe is making cool things happen all the time. The supermoon eclipse. What salt does to caramel. The publicly amusing friendship of Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon. But a couple of island business owners are looking to give serendipity a bit of intervention, and the...
There are only a few things that will keep me from fishing. A one thousand year rain event and subsequent flood are among them. As such, there is not much to report on the fishing scene. Looking forward, (for the next few days) I expect fishing and shrimping to be particularly tough. Given the...
Take what you know about traditional education - and kick it up a notch. In today’s world, first graders could learn about geometrical shapes through dance and bubble-making. Students in grades 4 -6 might build a functioning “arcade” game using just cardboard, tape, and paper clips for a lesson in...
The wreath is an adornment that dates back 2,500 years, to the Persian Empire. Circular fabric headbands, sometimes embellished with jewels, gave way in later years to the laurel-leaved garland crowns worn by the victors of the Olympic games. Within everyday Greco-Roman society, headdress rings...
 In this week’s issue, we continue our coverage of The Daniel Island News Mayoral Candidate Forum by bringing you two additional questions posed by Moderator Steve Ferber at the September 17 event, along with the candidates’ responses. Seeking Charleston’s top executive post are Ginny Deerin,...
Saturday, October 10 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Main Library – 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930 Stormtroopers, Tusken Raiders and R2D2 are invading the library for an afternoon of Star Wars-related fun for the entire family. Meet and bring a camera to have your photo taken with characters from the...
Sewage spills were one of the main areas of damage from the storm on Daniel Island.
As flood waters raged last weekend and earlier this week around parts of the greater Charleston region, the Columbia area, and other communities across the state, impacts on Daniel Island were fairly minimal. Despite estimates of about 18 inches of rainfall on the island, residents and businesses...
The Olson family had it all. A spacious, nicely appointed Lowcountry-style home in Thomas Island’s Shell Ring neighborhood. A boat to enjoy recreational activities on Charleston’s beautiful waterways. Good friends and family nearby, along with a full calendar to keep them busy. Nathan had a well-...
FIVE YEARS AGO In the September 30, 2010 edition of the paper, our cover featured 4 short stories: the return of the 7th Annual Buddy Walk, construction was set to begin on Governor’s Park, the Berkeley County School District was facing financial woes due to changes in funding, and TGIFF kicked off...

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