DI News History - November 9, 2017
TEN YEARS AGO – Carnes Crossroads planned for Berkeley County
The feature article in the Nov. 8, 2007 issue of The Daniel Island News highlighted an announcement from the Daniel Island Company of its intent to develop the 2,300 acres at the intersection of highways 17A and 176 known as Carnes Crossroads. Daniel Island Company President Matt Sloan said, “We aim to create what will essentially become a ‘sister community’ to Daniel Island – a ‘smart growth’ community that responsibly combines residential and commercial uses and evolves as a gathering place for the area.” Signaling another step toward that goal, the announcement also included that the Daniel Island Company signed an agreement with Northwood Assembly and Northwood Academy for the development of a 60-acre campus that would eventually be home to a church, kindergarten and elementary school, child care center, upper school facility and administrative offices. The master plan for development of the property was being designed to incorporate many of the same details and amenities found on Daniel Island and to appeal to both a local and national market.
Also in the news was a tribute to veterans at Spring Arbor retirement home on Daniel Island, now known as Summit Place. War stories were shared with The Daniel Island News by eight individuals who were then residents of the facility, each proud veterans of military service.
FIVE YEARS AGO – Wearing pink for breast cancer tribute
The Nov. 8, 2012 issue of The Daniel Island News featured a story about how Cainhoy Elementary Middle School teachers, staff and students showed their true colors in memory of a beloved parent who passed away the previous year after a courageous battle with breast cancer. The school family joined together in wearing pink for the day to honor Tiffany Grant Shephard of Huger. Three of Shephard’s children attended CEMS at the time, while one was a student at Daniel Island School. She was just 30-years-old when she was diagnosed in 2010.
Also in island news was an article about the upcoming “Island of Lights” event, at which Daniel Island would be illuminated for three hours on an evening in December. Sponsored by the Daniel Island School PTA, residents were encouraged to buy bundled kits made up of luminary bags, sand, and candles for home and business owners to place along their curbs at five-foot intervals.