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Dear Daniel Island Community, At Swing Park on Daniel Island (Gatewood Street), we should put a water fountain. We should because people play there on hot and sunny days. People have picnics, or people can be walking their dogs and either the person who is walking their dog can be thirsty, or the...
Of the many factors that contribute to a community’s quality of life, one that’s often under-appreciated, is the local newspaper. Small, weekly (or non-daily) publications are a form of public service. They bring us “good news” and recognize the efforts of hometown people who make a difference. On...
What a whirlwind the first two weeks in the S.C. State House have been! We appreciated the cheers from the gallery, from folks all across the state who were there to show support at my swearing in. That was just really cool! One of my first votes in the House just a few days ago was H4375 to repeal...
Change is hard, but it’s inevitable. People in South Carolina have seen firsthand the effects of Ricardo’s notion of creative destruction, which is embedded in any market economy. They don’t make buggy whips anymore, but our economy is the more robust for it as we have transitioned from carriages...
Tolerance for opposing views has been in decline in recent years, and markedly so in the 14 months since the 2016 presidential election. Today, the atmosphere surrounding public debate is a toxic one. Contrary opinions are shouted down, and vitriol and endless recrimination are the new norm. In the...
South Carolina is one of the nation’s fastest growing states, and the Lowcountry is at the heart of that growth. With our growth and prosperity come growing pains, nowhere more apparent than along our traffic-choked roads. After more than a decade of partisan bickering and hand-wringing, action...
Columnist Steve Ferber did an excellent job of presenting both sides of the issue in his article “Endangered species: Should we save them?” in the Dec. 28 edition of The Daniel Island News. My answer is a qualified “Yes!” Ferber included a quote from a Washington Post article by Professor Alexander...
Why don’t more people vote? Americans pride themselves on our freedoms, citing the right to vote as a cornerstone of our democracy. Yet the United States ranks 27th in the world in voter turnout (according to the Pew Research Center, Belgium (87.2%) and Sweden (82.6%) top the list, with the U.S....
Thank you to The Daniel Island News for asking me for a County Council update during this holiday season. All of us on Daniel Island have so much to be thankful for to live in this beautiful and world-class community. Likewise, we can be thankful that our county government is finishing 2017 in a...
Editor’s Note: As another year draws to a close and a new one begins, it is time for an annual Daniel Island News exclusive. While traditional media report on the top news stories of the year ending, Dalton Williams gazes over the horizon for a peak at the top news stories of the year yet to come....

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