DI News History - May 25, 2017
TEN YEARS AGO - BOAT BUSINESS COMES TO THE RESCUE
In the May 24, 2007 issue of The Daniel Island News, our center spread featured local resident Anthony Noury and his business, Sea Tow, which he still runs today. Sea Tow can assist with a variety of distress calls, including towing for boats that break down, prop disentanglements, pulling out boats that have been grounded, jump starting stalled engines, and providing fuel for those who have run out of gas. At the time, Sea Tow provided call services for more than 2,400 members throughout the Charleston region and even more today. Non-members may also utilize the company, but the costs will be higher. Although things can get busy at times, especially over holiday weekends such as the Fourth of July and Memorial Day, leaving the corporate world behind was a real “life preserver” for the Noury family. The “good” part of the job, according to Noury, is that the Sea Tow team gets to save the day when boaters get into trouble on the water.
Also in the news at the time was an increase in snake sightings, brought on by the region’s warmer temperatures. And while Daniel Island is home to six different venomous snakes, most snake encounters rarely lead to a venomous bite. Snakes are most active in the spring and early summer. They are emerging from their wintering burrows [hibernation] and are seeking food and a mate. Human snake encounters will diminish, as we get later into summer and the weather warms, but they’re still present. Snakes sightings have been numerous this year, too.
FIVE YEARS AGO - PROTECT YOUR BUSINESS FROM BREAK-INS
In the May 24, 2012 issue of The Daniel Island News, the center spread featured gardening tips for the summer. We reported that it wasn’t too late to plant your summer garden and enjoy fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, beans, okra, squash and more. With a little bit of planning and an afternoon of work, you can reap a summer harvest long into the fall.
In island news, we reported that Delta Pharmacy in the Publix Shopping Center had been targeted by burglars. As a result of the break-in, the City of Charleston Police Department conducted on-site security surveys for businesses interested in identifying possible threats. Business owners were (and still are) encouraged to not only examine things on the inside, but also on the outside. “If your business does not have an alarm, that’s a major risk factor,” Sgt. Trevor Shelor noted at the time. “If you have a lot of glass, that’s another risk factor. If you are in a secluded place, nestled back in the trees, that’s another risk factor. We also recommend they do not leave any cash on the premises…Remember, the potential criminal is not like Tom Cruise from ‘Mission Impossible,’ but someone with a cinder block.” a little bit of planning and an afternoon of work, you can reap a summer harvest long into the fall.