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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...
Group tackles issue of monument removal, calls for a more open and unified society To the citizens of South Carolina, Considering the recent events in Charlottesville, Va., and the ongoing debate over the legitimate place of Civil War and Reconstruction era monuments in this country, we, the...
Jim Cantore The Weather Channel Dear Jim, Enough already! Storms are a serious subject and we appreciate your public service, but to be blunt, we don’t want you in our town! Whenever you show up, an “ill wind blowing no good” can’t be far behind. You and these hurricanes (or as some folks...
We long for cloudless days, a slimmer body, time off, fine wine, erotic love, a long life, fame and fortune. We long for justice, happy endings and long, restful evenings. There often seems no end to the things for which we long. In the world of private thought, “longing” seems the most natural of...
As is the case with just about any difficult situation, challenges can often bring out the best in us. It is heartwarming to read and hear all of the amazing stories coming out of places like Barbuda, St. John, St. Thomas, and the Florida Keys in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. In the islands and...
Constitution Week Proclamation in Charleston! Mayor John J. Tecklenburg proclaimed September 17 - 23, 2017 as Constitution Week in Charleston. Regents of local chapters of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution were in attendance representing the Eliza Lucas Pinckney Chapter, the...
I really should have known about this already. On the last day of my month-long trip to Ecuador, I had one day to explore Quito. The sprawling UNESCO World Heritage city confused me. Where to begin? Googling among the many tours and options I stumbled upon some free walking tours. “Free? What’s...
“Willpower is for people who are still uncertain about what they want to do.” – Helia Forget willpower. It’s elusive, ill-defined and hard to sustain. There’s an easier way. Years of scientific research confirms that the key to lasting change has to do with habits. So if you want to make lasting...
Reader enjoys daytime rests! Loved your column on naps (Sept. 7, 2017 issue of The Daniel Island News)! I thought my two-hour daily naps were an anomaly. Grateful to have a siesta soul sister on Daniel Island! By the way this has been my afternoon routine for 21 years. Marty Davis Daniel Island
Many of us know someone who has just left the nest heading for college. The months and weeks leading up to the departure usually involve lots of raw emotion, a scurry of activity around packing and buying new items, and learning the rules and regulations around move-in day. In fact, there is often...

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