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As evidence mounts regarding the harmful direct and indirect effects of plastic waste, local and even country-wide bans on this pollutant are becoming more frequent. In April, Mount Pleasant’s Town Council passed the most comprehensive single-use plastics ordinance in state history, becoming the...
The Daniel Island School and Community Garden’s (DISCG) second annual Earth Day celebration took place on Saturday, April 21. In addition to arts and crafts activities, participants of all ages learned more about Monarch butterflies, composting, vegetable gardening, pollinators, rain collection and...
These are the 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...
There are two things you need to know about newspapers. Newspapers are important to community life and democracy. Always have been. We at the National Newspaper Association think it is important for all sorts of newspapers to survive for the sake of a free society—the very large and the very small...
These are the 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...
DI resident launches new organization development company Daniel Island resident Laura Varn, a veteran corporate leadership executive, recently launched a new organization development consulting company – Laura Varn & Associates. The company will help organizations tackle strategic challenges...
She is close enough to hear the gritty skid of a tennis shoe across the clay. Close enough to hear a 100 mph serve cutting through the air. Close enough to hear the words a player utters under her breath when she misses a shot. And close enough to feel the emotion of a hard-fought point when it’s...
President Trump wants to make the federal bureaucracy a meritocracy. He has proposed slapping a cap on federal employee salaries and shifting more dollars to merit-based performance bonuses. Many will consider this a great proposal, but there’s a catch. While taxpayers can see most federal salaries...
MAYOR TECKLENBURG ANNOUNCES LITERACY CAMP, MAKES CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg, alongside representatives from the City of Charleston Recreation Department, Mayor’s Office for Children, Youth, and Families, and Reading Partners, recently announced this year’s Arthur W....
Wednesday the 14th was National School Walkout Day. This was created so that students could honor the 17 students who lost their lives, and to show that we are not okay with gun violence. All we asked was for 17 minutes, which was the set time. Berkeley County did not want students going out, but...

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