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Most Facebook, Twitter and other social media feeds these days are chock full of ill-mannered, heated exchanges and differing viewpoints. But that may not be completely reflective of the country’s current cultural climate – at least if you gauge it by the turn of events at last week’s 2nd Annual...
One morning several years ago, I walked out of our former home at the end of Bounty Street. Perched nearby and overlooking the marsh was a beautiful, mature bald eagle. I ran back inside to tell my girls and to grab a camera, but as I re-emerged from the house, the eagle was attacked by an osprey....
Science rocks! Just ask a group of seventh grade students at Daniel Island School who recently took part in the Science Olympiad at Newberry College. Led by teacher/advisor Dave Englehart, the DIS team took home two second place awards, two fourth place awards, as well as several other “medal”...
What does it take to become Berkeley County “Teacher of the Year?” Certainly it’s a distinction that requires patience, persistence, a passion for working with young students, and the seemingly magic ability to unlock a lifelong love of learning. The Daniel Island News sat down with the recently...
Charleston’s renowned Poet Laureate Marcus Amaker shared several of his poems at the third presentation in the Black History Month series at the Daniel Island Library on February 7. In all likelihood, you’ve heard Marcus Amaker’s name, especially if you’re keen to the Charleston arts scene. As the...
One of the best things about music is that it transcends. It ignores borders, persists through tragedy, unites crowds and reveals souls. It fills our ears with beauty. It shows us other perspectives. The programming at this year’s Savannah Music Festival, set to begin next week, is an invitation to...
TEN YEARS AGO - ISLANDERS RUN THEIR BUSINESSES FROM THEIR HOMES In the March 15, 2007 edition of the paper our centerfold featured residents who work and run their businesses from their home. Featured businesses/islanders included: Educational Avenues, owned by Chip and Claire Law; artist Marina...
The Daniel Island Kids Fishing Tournament is fast approaching. With this in mind, in my upcoming class at the Daniel Island Library on “How to Catch Fish On and Around Daniel,” I will be covering where and how to catch fish in the Smythe Park lake - the site of the tournament. If you have children...
Below are issues being brought before the various City of Charleston boards and committees that are specific to land use and zoning on Daniel Island. For more information on any of these proposed actions, visit dineighborhoodassociation.org (click on Land Use and Zoning Activity). All of the...
The Daniel Island Historical Society’s last “What do you know?” history trivia contest question posed a bit of a challenge to readers, but we are pleased to announce two winners. Congratulations to Ric Turkal and Pamela Miller! Both will receive a prize from DIHS for correctly answering the...

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