FIFTEEN YEARS AGO
In the Sept. 15, 2005, edition, the cover and centerfold featured the 2005 River Sweep on Daniel Island. Kathie Livingston, who surveyed island habitat in the mid-1990s for the City of Charleston and ran Nature Adventures Outfitters, planned to lead the river sweep on kayaks.
In other news, island youth held a car wash to raise funds for Hurricane Katrina victims, Charleston Battery fans raised over $15,000 for victims and Bishop England accepted five New Orleans students displaced by the hurricane.
In crime news, construction theft continued to be a problem on the island.
TEN YEARS AGO
In the Sept. 16, 2010, edition, the cover story reported on a town meeting held on Daniel Island by then Berkeley County Supervisor Dan Davis. Davis took heat from residents and from then school board members Doug Cooper and Terry Hardesty and from then school superintendent Anthony Parker, on why the county did not work with the school district or provide any district funding yet provided incentives to businesses that benefit from the schools.
Additionally, Councilman Gary White also held a town meeting and gave an update on Governors Park and answered questions on boat ramps, parking, economic development, sound barriers and Clements Ferry Road. At the time, the park was still in the planning stages. And now we are able to enjoy Governors Park today! White also noted that, in a separate project, plans were underway to build two boat ramps running parallel beneath I-526. Those plans have been scrapped as of now.
FIVE YEARS AGO
In the centerspread article of the Sept. 17, 2015, edition, plans for the Daniel Island and Seven Farms drives intersection revision discussed at a DINA meeting were shared. The original plan — to add a turn lane on Daniel Island Drive in front of Daniel Island Academy — was scrapped and an alternate plan was presented that would include adding a right turn lane on Seven Farms Drive in front of Providence Baptist Church as well as a left turn lane on Daniel Island Drive in front of Daniel Island Academy, and re-aligning the intersection to alleviate obstruction from the treed median. That plan was scrapped as well and today there’s a roundabout at the intersection.
In other news, it was announced that a Performing Arts Center was in the works for the island. The center was planned to be on Island Park Drive, and has yet to be built.