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This week is National Physicians Week and Monday, March 30, was National Doctors’ Day. As we witness the medical situations that have played out in hospitals in New York City, Italy, and other novel coronavirus hotspots across the world, we become keenly aware of the importance of doctors and all...
Medical community needs help with housing There is a growing concern in the medical community that they will spread the COVID-19 virus to their families if they are coming back and forth to their homes. Also, with working long hours irregular hours, a quiet, safe place to sleep could make a world...
There is likely significantly more reading occurring these days and I am here to proffer more choices for all of you new bookworms. The first will be appreciated far more now that we are all practicing social distancing. “The Stranger in the Woods” by Michael Finkel tells the incredible story of...
COVID-19 has changed all of our daily lives. One thing that hasn’t changed is our commitment to bringing news and features to you each week. Our writers, designers and sales people are working from home and our carriers are taking safety precautions as we continue to provide this content to you. As...
 I’m not gonna lie. I’m concerned. My kids are nervous. This uncertainty is not something I ever thought I’d see in my lifetime.    History tells us our nation has defeated severe disease and illness, and we will do it again. Before I share what’s going on in the South Carolina legislature to...
Advice to those not practicing social distancing Editor’s note: The Daniel Island News has seen a number of comments from concerned residents about people – young and old – still not heeding social distancing advice. This Letter to the Editor from Dr. Charles Geilfuss received March 19 explains the...
It is Sunshine Week, an annual nationwide celebration of access to public information and what it means for you and your community. In these times when the media is accused of lying, it is appropriate to look at important stories South Carolina readers would not likely have gotten recently if it...
The coronavirus has yet to hit Charleston full force, and of course we hope that it never does. But while we’re preparing to deal with health impacts, school closings and anticipated economic impacts, it’s worth a moment of thought about our role in all of this. The pandemic brings to mind a...
This past weekend, my wife, Sue, suggested that I prepare a list to make the best use of our time in case we need to shelter in place. Being the dutiful husband, I retreated to the bedroom, fired up the Roku and reviewed all the Netflix and Amazon Prime shows our friends raved about, but we just...
One thing I sorely miss in Charleston is Major League Baseball. As you read this, opening day is hovering on the calendar. If you love baseball or prefer watching paint dry, you will still enjoy “The Cactus League” by Emily Nemens. This gem of a novel follows a small group of characters all...

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