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What did the ship’s captain say when he got stuck trying to navigate through a narrow channel? “We’re in dire straits!” It’s an old maritime joke, but it illuminates just one of the many navigational challenges boaters face when cruising waterways. Not understanding the “rules of the road” can...
Plans for the new $9.5 million Daniel Island Recreation Center in Governors Park continue to evolve in advance of the facility’s anticipated groundbreaking this fall. According to City of Charleston Director of Parks Jason Kronsberg, the latest designs show a new exterior color scheme and a slight...
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...
When Philip Simmons Middle School Principal Dr. Anthony Dixon saw a mural of his school’s namesake in the Avondale area of West Ashley, he knew he wanted something similar for his facility. Dr. Dixon reached out to the visual arts teacher at the school, Mrs. Lexie Benardot, and they began working...
It’s a beautiful, warm spring day on Daniel Island and Sandra Jacobs is gazing longingly out of the windows in her Center Park home while resting on her living room couch. Most people could easily get up and walk out the door to enjoy the outdoor splendor - and to complete most other normal tasks...
It’s full STEAM ahead for Philip Simmons Elementary after the Berkeley County Board of Education approved the hiring of the school’s next principal at their May 8 meeting. Dr. Melissa Negreiros began her career in education in 2003 as a math and pre-algebra teacher at Cross High School. She will...
Looking for a way to experience the world without leaving Daniel Island? Head down to Pierce Park Pavilion this Saturday, May 19, for the second annual “Around the World in 80 Minutes,” a celebration of diverse cultures and heritage. Serving as beneficiary of the event will be Camp Happy Days....
Those attempting to get back to Daniel Island or areas in North Charleston via I-526 from Mount Pleasant hit an unexpected obstacle on Monday. A snapped cable discovered inside the bridge by S.C. Department of Transportation officials prompted an emergency closure of the westbound lanes of the...
I try to fish every day. However, there are some days when my schedule or the weather do not cooperate. On those days, I go fishing in ponds around Daniel Island. There are a good number of ponds on the island. Most have healthy populations of Largemouth bass, blue gill (bream) and crappie. Keep in...
When Daniel Island Park residents Steve and Kathy Rucker woke up one morning last week, they discovered an unexpected guest swimming in their heated, saltwater pool – an alligator about five to six feet in length! According to Kathy, the gutsy gator appeared to be enjoying himself. “He was doing...

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