DI News History - December 5, 2019
FIFTEEN YEARS AGO
In the Dec. 2, 2004 edition of the paper, the cover and centerfold featured “Creativity” and highlighted islanders involved in scrapbooking, crafts, art, beading and pottery. Multi-media artist Taylor Schapiro and scrapbookers Kerrie Scott and Dana Blasky were featured.
In top news, the new municipal building opened. More than 100 residents, firemen, policemen, business people, and community members gathered at the entrance to the new City of Charleston Daniel Island Municipal Building on Nov. 30, 2004, for the building’s dedication.
Also, the first Holiday Bazaar was planned for the coming week. An article described the event as featuring island businesses, craftspeople, area merchants and service providers collaborating to bring a convenient shopping experience to Daniel Island. Singing and dance performances, a karate exhibition and a magic show were planned. The third annual tree lighting was also planned.
TEN YEARS AGO
In the Dec. 3, 2009, edition of the paper, the centerfold featured the Holiday Festival events, including an amazing array of entertainment and vendors.
In the news, the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department was investigating a shooting on St. Thomas Island that left one man injured. The incident occurred at the intersection of Victoria Road and St. Thomas Island Drive on Nov. 24. The victim, a 20 year-old North Charleston man, was shot on his right side, in the chest and arm area. Authorities discovered half a pound of marijuana in the victim’s vehicle.
In island news, Matt Sloan, president of The Daniel Island Company, accentuated the positive at the annual meeting of the Daniel Island Community Association, noting that tough actions taken in 2008 made 2009 and the future much brighter.
FIVE YEARS AGO
In the Dec. 4, 2014, edition of the paper, the centerfold featured a preview of the Holiday Festival with an entertainment schedule and all other pertinent information for attendees of the annual event.
In environmental news, there was an article about a new campaign launched to celebrate Daniel Island’s Live Oak trees. Members of the Daniel Island Historical Society hoped to register qualified trees on Daniel Island with a minimum circumference of 8 feet into the national Live Oak Society, an organization where Live Oak trees can be registered and honored.
In business news, pictures from a recent DIBA Block Party were showcased.