Opinions

Something remarkable happened in South Carolina legal and political circles on December 5. A sitting circuit judge running unopposed for reelection withdrew her candidacy before the Judicial Screening Commission. News reports have focused on the unfavorable comments made by lawyers regarding Judge...
As many residents know, several City of Charleston amenities on Daniel Island sustained damage during Hurricane Irma. I wanted to provide the community with an update on the progress the city has made in making needed repairs to these facilities. I am happy to report that the majority of repairs...
Out of every 100,000 people on earth, six of them (yes, just six) live to be 100. So it pays to reason that, when a centenarian speaks, it’s worth listening. And then there’s Dr. Shigeaki Hinohara. A longevity expert credited with helping extend the life span of people in his native country,...
  My favorite dish at our holiday dinners never has anything to do with food. It’s the savory conversations that I crave. The heartfelt chatter of close family and friends enhances each occasion like a special mix of spices. Salty. Sweet. Sometimes a little nutty.  “Remember when…?” “I have...
In just 19 minutes, Hans Rosling will change the way you view the world. His stunning presentation makes clear: it’s time to stop using the term “developing world.” It no longer fits, it’s no longer appropriate and the data, simply, does not support it. Rosling’s TED talk is one of the most...
‘The agent of change is Mark Smith’ On Nov. 28 we have a very important runoff election for SC House District 99 and the Daniel Island community. As a former candidate in the Republican primary for the District, I have experienced how important it is that we send a highly qualified and ethical...
To state the obvious, federal spending matters. It drives the need for federal taxes. When federal taxes don’t pay for all the government we use, deficits occur. And a deficit is nothing more than a deferred tax – the bill will get paid, it’s just handed to the next generation. Our nation’s debt...
Take a moment to think about your closest friends (we’ll give you a minute). Then ask yourself: which ones are interfering with my happiness? Which ones are bringing me down, eroding my self-confidence, my good mood? As a general rule, we tend to undervalue how important friendships are and the...
I did not notice IT when I strolled into the kitchen a few mornings ago. My lovely wife, Grace, and my Aunt Toogie were sipping coffee at the breakfast table. Initiating pleasant conversation, I inquired, “So what are you gals up to today?” The rejoinder was a high-pitched siren, BLAAH! The noise...
Democratic candidate responds to letter to the editor Mr. McBride voiced concerns (in the Nov. 2, 2017 edition of The Daniel Island News) about candidates from Charleston County running for the seat in House District 99 caring less for the issues of Daniel Island or Berkeley County. I am running...

Pages

Daniel Island Publishing

225 Seven Farms Drive
Unit 108
Daniel Island, SC 29492 

Office Number: 843-856-1999
Fax Number: 843-856-8555

 

Breaking News Alerts

To sign up for breaking news email alerts, Click on the email address below and put "email alerts" in the subject line: sdetar@thedanielislandnews.com

Comment Here