She ran her fingers over his smooth head just as she had always done with his curly brown locks. She remembered the silkiness of his baby-fine hair even though it had been gone for well over a year. His diagnosis had come as an absolute shock to the family. They had always chalked the pain in his leg up to growing pains, but their worst fears were realized when Charlie was diagnosed with cancer.
Doug Coates has been spinning his wheels on the job for about six years. Considering what he does for a living, that’s a good thing. Coates is Daniel Island’s first ever bike patrol police officer and is working hard to keep the community safe and secure.
Parents across the Lowcountry are feeling a bit uneasy these days, but it’s not a bout with the flu or some other ailment that has them on edge.
The chills running up and down their spines are the result of a brush with the unthinkable last week: A possible child predator prowling area neighborhoods for potential victims.
Attention volleyball fans – there is another game coming to town and the competition is moving from the sand of Etiwan Park to the sand of the Family Circle Magazine Stadium.
The green clay on center court will be replaced this June by 1400 tons of sand, which will also be used to create three other volleyball courts on the grounds. And the likes of Justine Henin-Hardenne and the Williams sisters will be replaced with Olympians Holy McPeak and Stein Metzger.
Your votes really do count and Wanda Farley, director of Berkeley County Elections and Voter Registration, has 331 machines standing by to prove it. Lined up in a large back room near Farley’s office are the electronic touch screen computers that will tally your ballots when you head to the polls for the Nov. 7 general election.
"The results are instantaneous," said Farley, while working with staff members last week to test and calibrate their electronic fleet. "It’s a cumulative total. At the end of the night, with all the totals, we report them to the state election commission…A perfect election day would be all registered voters voting without any problems."