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When discussing teenage use of nicotine products, the health and safety concerns seemingly precede one of the more obvious factors in the equation: tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, are illegal for citizens under the age of 18 to purchase or use. There’s more than likely no singular reason...
The following cases were filed with Charleston Police Department Team 5 between January 9 and February 12. CREDIT CARD FRAUD An officer met with a victim in the Team 5 office on Jan. 9, in response to a debit card fraud. The victim observed on the day before that almost $3,500 was charged to her...
It’s stalled, but it’s not at a dead end. The saga of the recreational biker/pedestrian path connecting Thomas Island with Daniel Island is still slowly charging along. The undertaking has hit several snags since planning began about nine years ago, but according to City of Charleston Director of...
Rich Dorval sits in front of a small group at the Daniel Island Library. The Middleton Place volunteer and history fanatic begins his presentation, titled “The Slave Experience in the South Carolina Lowcountry,” with a picture of a large body of people. He explains that this was a 2006 reunion of...
It’s the stuff Disney stories are made of. A young girl full of hope and promise lays it all on the line – and learns, like so many Disney heroines, that dreams really do come true. When Daniel Island teen and longtime Disney fan Anna Kelley Zielke decided to join thousands of other kids her age...
If you want a hilarious book about weird Floridians that mirrors the daily headlines, read anything by Carl Hiaasen. His are great, entertaining books that do not require deep philosophical musings. But if you are in the mood for more in depth, slightly darker writing I suggest “Swamplandia” by...
South Carolina State Senator Luke Rankin has filed a bill that would require high school students to take a personal finance class. The proposed one-half credit course would cover a variety of topics, from budgeting, banking, taxes, to avoiding debt problems. Finances can be overwhelming for many...
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...
In honor of the 15th anniversary of The Daniel Island News, we are bringing back a former favorite feature – the Mystery Photo Contest! Each week, we will print a photo of a scene or object found on Daniel Island. Guess what is depicted in the picture and send your response to mysterypic@...
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...

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