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TEN YEARS AGO – Is Daniel Island safe from port expansion? In the September 20, 2007 issue of The Daniel Island News, the main story featured the State Ports Authority’s decision to locate a $600 million, 280-acre terminal along the Cooper River over the next 20 years. The project was to replace a...
Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others. - Jack Welch For the baseball fan, everyone is familiar with the great Ted Williams, the Hall of Famer from the Boston Red Sox. Known as “the slugger,” he was once asked...
Joe Gough is the winner of the first week of the Pigskin Challenge. Joe was one of three people to pick eight games correctly. Joe won the point-spread tiebreaker in the Clemson/Auburn game over the other two top pickers. One person picked all nine games correctly but did not include his or her...
Mayor Tecklenburg addresses issues of importance to DI A gathering of neighborhood association presidents met recently with City of Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg to discuss issues important to their communities. I was honored to attend as a representative for the Daniel Island Neighborhood...
Below are issues being brought before the various City of Charleston boards and committees that are specific to land use and zoning on Daniel Island. For more information on any of these proposed actions, visit dineighborhoodassociation.org (click on Land Use and Zoning Activity). All of the...
What do you get when you combine a group of kids with big hearts, a good old-fashioned American beverage, and a worthy cause that provides blessings to those in need? A “sweet” project that could touch the lives of thousands of children all over the world. At least that’s the hope behind Operation...
It is hard to believe that the summer is almost over and school is back in session beginning this week. While kids may groan, many parents are excited—that much I am sure. For those who live in the Clements Ferry and Daniel Island communities, there is even more to be excited about—a new high...
Deceased dolphin on DI sparks educational journey for reader There was a dolphin laying on the marsh by the Daniel Island pier on June 6. I was showing my son the island, the trails and the Wando River, when walking down the pier he noticed a white mass on the grass. It was low tide so we walked...
Hootie and the Blowfish are back on Daniel Island for the annual Homegrown concert on Aug. 11 and 12 at the Volvo Car Stadium. To kick things off this year, lead guitarist Mark Bryan agreed to sit down for a chat with The Daniel Island News. The following is a transcription of the interview. Katie...
TEN YEARS AGO - Bridges are a concern In the August 9, 2007 issue of the Daniel Island News, one of the main stories was about the tragic event of a bridge collapse that occurred in 2007 in Minnesota. The South Carolina Department of Transportation issued the following update concerning the status...

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