DI News History - July 18, 2019
FIFTEEN YEARS AGO
In the July 15, 2004 edition of the paper, the cover and centerfold featured “Island Entrepreneurs: Kids, Women and Home Offices.” The story spotlighted 10-year-old Elliot Epstein and his Super Scoopers business, which was actively cleaning up after pets on Daniel Island; home-based businesses operated by island residents Anne Medio and Brittny Petyak; and Diane Struthers, owner and operator of one of the island’s first shops – the Daniel Island Salon, which opened in April of 2002.
In other news, it was reported that the United Methodist Relief Center, which has been helping South Carolina residents live in safe and adequate housing with dignity since 1989, was assisting a lifelong Daniel Island area resident rehabilitate her home on St. Thomas Island Road.
In political news, it was reported that Daniel Island resident Jim Merrill was running for the position of majority leader in the S.C. House of Representatives.
TEN YEARS AGO
In the July 16, 2009 edition of the paper, there was extensive behind-the-scenes coverage of the City of Charleston Fire Department’s response to a Hooper Street fire in June that destroyed a home. After the blaze, the fire department planned to expedite a request for additional capability for its Daniel Island battalion. According to John Tippett, deputy chief of operations at the time, that request was in the works prior to the Hooper Street fire, but he anticipated that approval for extra equipment and personnel would be on a faster track because of the incident.
In other news, the Spanos Corporation submitted an application through the Hussey, Gay, Bell and DeYoung design firm for a 320-unit apartment complex on the northeast side of the Clements Ferry/526 interchange.
In sports, there was continued coverage of the Daniel Island Get Fit Challenge, including a feature on island fitness business Peace Love Hip Hop and its contributions to the challenge and the fitness community.
FIVE YEARS AGO
A feature article in the July 17, 2014 edition of the paper served as an introduction for Bill Peagler, Berkeley County’s newly elected supervisor. In the article, Peagler told The Daniel Island News that he recognized the island’s support for his campaign and vowed to work hard to ensure the community would always have a seat at the table when it comes to Berkeley County government.
The centerspread article featured MWTennis and its take-over for instruction and training at the Family Circle Tennis Center.
In other news, it was reported that a house caught fire just off Daniel Island. Cainhoy Fire Department was dispatched to the home on Victoria Road for a reported structure fire.
In Island Life, there were pictures from the Daniel Island Business Association’s “Night at the Battery” soccer game.