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The predictions were all over the place in the days leading up to Hurricane Florence’s landfall. The storm strengthened one day to a strong category four, but weakened the next to a category two. One forecast had it striking Myrtle Beach, and then, for a short period, a few models predicted it...
The Daniel Island News conducted a survey among our readers, using the paper’s email data base, to assess how the community responded to last week’s hurricane threat. A total of 124 people took part in the survey. The majority of respondents stayed close to home as Hurricane Florence approached...
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...
The issue of a lack of available public gym space is not a new one for residents of Daniel Island interested in recreation. In fact, communities near and far experience the same types of restraints, as noted by City of Charleston Recreation Director Laurie Yarbrough in a 2012 article on the subject...
In the fall of 1998, a small gathering of friends and neighbors took place in a Daniel Island home on the first Friday of the month. The inaugural event became known as “Thank Goodness Its First Friday” (TGIFF) - and two decades later, the beloved monthly sessions are still going strong. In fact,...
Wouldn’t it be great if an instruction manual came with every new little bundle of joy? Somehow, with the help of parenting books and the advice of friends, most first-time moms and dads manage to raise healthy, happy kids. But it’s a different story altogether when parents realize that their...
We are very fortunate that Hurricane Florence did not hit us. Sadly, our friends to the north were not so lucky. Let’s all keep them in our thoughts and prayers. Given the slow-moving nature of Hurricane Florence, I missed a few days of fishing last week. On Sunday, conditions improved to the...
TEN YEARS AGO – Hurricane-resistant Charleston Animal Society building constructed An article in the September 18, 2008 issue of The Daniel Island News spotlighted the Charleston Animal Society’s $10.9 million facility, which was completed just in time for hurricane season. In addition to being...
With Hurricane Florence swirling and gaining strength off the east coast, Governor Henry McMaster had a clear message for South Carolinians at a press conference on Monday. “We are expecting more wind than we had with Hugo, and more water than we had with Matthew,” he said. “…This is a high...
Just as the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office did two weeks ago, Charleston Police Department’s Team 5 on Daniel Island is planning to step up traffic enforcement. “We have been pushing harder to increase some of our traffic enforcement, in particular, the spots that are either statistically shown...

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