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Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict. – William E. Channing French novelist and playwright Alexandre Dumas once had a heated quarrel with a rising young politician. The argument became so intense that a duel was inevitable. Since both men...
A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit. – Arnold H. Glasow John Killinger tells a story about the manager of a minor league baseball team who was so disgusted with his center fielder’s performance that he ordered him to the dugout...
The use of the Accommodations Tax money I attended the Berkeley County Council meeting last week and one of the discussions was the use of the Accommodations Tax money. These were the options discussed for the use of the funds, which will be between a half to a million dollars per year with the...
The global news isn’t all bad. Amid the heartbreaking daily news feed, it’s important to remember that scientists, inventors and entrepreneurs are working 24/7 to solve some of our most pressing challenges. Here are three to appreciate. CLEAN WATER First the facts. A nature.com report explains: “...
A new community park adjacent to Scott Park Pool may soon be emerging, thanks to the work of a Daniel Island boy scout. Cameron Kimner, a senior at Academic Magnet High School, has been a member of Troop 519 for more than seven years. He hopes to complete his latest project – dubbed “Scout Park” –...
It has been a very active hurricane season so far this year and the effects from wind and flooding caused by Hurricane Irma were numerous across the entire city of Charleston. On Daniel Island, the majority of damage was caused by the wind and wave action from the storm. With that, I wanted to...
The Rotary Club of Daniel Island has welcomed three new members in recent months - Pat Ullman, Mary Jo Romeo Pappas, and Dr. Bill Greene. Since 2012, Mary Jo Romeo Pappas has been immersed in coaching, training, consulting and business development, building off a successful career leading sales...
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KATIE ESTABROOKkatie@thedanielislandnews.com The 10th annual Harvest Tour of Homes on Daniel Island is sure to impress, featuring one-of-a-kind homes and renowned authors of varying genres. Scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 28 from 1 to 4 p.m., the event is open to all who purchase a ticket, with...
Participants at the 2016 Charleston NEDA Walk at Hampton Park smile for the camera! The event is held annually to raise awareness about the seriousness of eating disorders, to raise funds to support those affected by the deadliest mental illness, and to build a supportive, local community of hope and recovery. The 2017 NEDA Walk will take place on Saturday, Oct. 14.
KATIE ESTABROOKkatie@thedanielislandnews.com When imagining someone who is struggling with a mental illness, because of popular television shows and other media, what comes to mind is a person with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder or something more serious like schizophrenia. In reality,...
KATIE ESTABROOKkatie@thedanielislandnews.com Bellinger Island and the Beresford Creek Boat Landing on Daniel Island recently underwent long-awaited and needed renovations to make the area more accessible and safer for residents to enjoy. Chris Hamil, field operations manager for the Daniel Island...

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