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Several weeks ago, we visited Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. One of the highlights of the visit was a steep switchback descent to the lower falls of Yellowstone’s Grand Canyon. The reward – the thunderous sound of the falls accompanied by an amazing view of the canyon. As we posed for a...
While our state was largely spared the kind of Category 5 destruction that Hurricane Florence once threatened to bring our way, many people in the Pee Dee region are still reeling from the storm’s impact. As I write this, at least nine South Carolina lives have been lost and countless others...
Readers urge drivers, bikers to exercise caution With the return of students to school I think we need to send out the annual reminder about bikes and traffic. I almost collided with a biker today which prompted me to send this. I have witnessed kids on bikes speeding down the sidewalks on Daniel...
Reader expresses gratitude in hurricane aftermath Hurricane Florence may have shaken us out of our routines, but I’d like to take a minute to thank our first responders for their visible presence, our reliable news sources for regular updates, and especially our local Publix. It was a pure joy to...
On our last morning at Badlands National Park in Interior, South Dakota, we got up early to run as we knew we would be driving all day – part of a planned travel day to Mount Rushmore with a final destination of Custer State Park. We started our run in a little valley where our KOA was nestled...
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...

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