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September is Hunger Action Month During Hunger Action Month in September, we ask our community to take action against hunger. Food banks all over the country make a concerted effort in September to encourage people to take action in the fight against hunger. Hunger Action Month is an opportunity to...
It’s football season! The start of the NFL season kicks off the 21-week Daniel Island News Pigskin Pick-‘Em Challenge, which includes games from high school, college and the NFL. The contest is brought to you each week, with the chance for readers to win great area restaurant gift cards from our...
CAN CHARLESTON AFFORD 'CENTRAL PARK' ON THE WANDO? Central Park costs $58 million dollars per year to maintain, according to a USA Today article published in 2014. The funds to care for the park are primarily given by New Yorkers and corporations through donations to the Central Park Conservancy,...
“Enjoy the Road” is written in red dry erase marker on the white board on our RV refrigerator. We bought our rig in May in anticipation of our nine-month RV trip around the country. Our daughter Carly wrote it there the first day she saw it, joking that it was her “Refrigerator Wisdom.” It got me...
Shawn Pinkston poses additional questions to City, elected officials Thank you for your article on the proposed recreation center (August 9, 2018 edition) and raising our concerns regarding its current design. Our concern is simple - it fails to meet the needs of our community yet our elected...
My office was pleased to receive national attention recently for our efforts to shed light on how your tax dollars are spent. The state’s fiscal transparency website was ranked among the top 10 in the country by a prominent government watchdog organization, the U.S. Public Interest Research Group....
Several business colleagues recommended Kim Scott’s “Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss without Losing Your Humanity” to me in recent months. As is often the case with many life situations, learning a lesson in one area can also provide other benefits in other areas. The lessons from Scott’s book...
S.C. STATE TREASURER CURTIS LOFTIS It’s that time of year! The season of searching for #2 pencils, brightly colored binders, and that oh-so- special book bag is here. It’s an exciting time, full of anticipation for school-aged children and their parents. But as the first day of school approaches,...
Resident issues warning to community after cat attacked by coyote In the wee hours of the morning last Thursday July 19, our outdoor cat was savaged by a coyote on our lighted front porch in Daniel Island Park. We were fortunate to hear the noise and ran outside to find our cat mangled and growling...
For the first half of this summer, I had an opportunity to be a part of the swamp. Congress has dozens of internship opportunities available for high school and college kids every summer, where you can work for a U.S. House representative, senator, or a committee. This is a wonderful way to spend...

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