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Safer traffic solution    I was driving on Seven Farms Drive, approaching the intersection with River Landing Drive, where I was going to turn left. The traffic light was red as I approached. There was a car behind me with its left-turn signal on as well.     I try not to get into the...
I never met my great grandfather, but I have a photo of him standing atop the USS Maine in Havana Harbor. My father, a former submarine commander, still fishes, shrimps and gathers oysters at every opportunity. He is 82. I met my wife Jenny on a boat as her sailing instructor. We were SCUBA...
In anticipation of summer, and keeping with the theme of this edition, we thought a review of boating rules would be well-timed. The bounty of laws and rules regarding boating can be extensive depending upon the size of the boat, purpose, waterways, etc. Thus, please always check for any more...
High school graduation marks the end of one era and the beginning of the next, as teens transition from childhood to young adulthood. Each year in the pages of The Daniel Island News, we celebrate our high school graduates by publishing their senior photos and by highlighting their...
Government procurement cards, known as p-cards, are intended to streamline routine purchases such as for office supplies and small dollar items. Functioning like credit cards and used by thousands of state and local government employees across South Carolina, they’re designed to make small...
Nonfiction takes center stage this month with several excellent choices.   “Dilettante” by Dana Brown. The author was working in catering when he was plucked from behind a bar by Graydon Carter, then editor of Vanity Fair, to be his assistant. Odd choice as Brown had no degree, literary...
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month; it is a time when child abuse is recognized as a problem across the nation and in our communities. To begin to reduce the incidence of abuse in our world, we must first acknowledge that abuse is happening in every neighborhood, including here on Daniel...
Every day is Earth Day at Palmetto Goodwill   At Palmetto Goodwill, sustainability is in our DNA – making it easy to celebrate Earth Day. This year’s theme is “Invest in Our Planet” and we are proud to invest in the communities we serve, and our shared Earth.   The resale of your...
Regardless of your thoughts on the Second Amendment, the United States and South Carolina have laws everyone must abide by regarding the purchase, ownership and possession of handguns. Federal laws are different from state laws and this article will only discuss South Carolina law.   A permit...
Let me ask you readers two questions: First, what is gray and furry, scurries around your yard, delights young children and drives your dog nuts? (Okay, “nuts” is quite a hint.) Second, what has teeth that grow up to 6 inches per year, chews holes in screens and gnaws chunks out of wooden fences...

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