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There’s an untold story on Sullivan’s Island. Street names like Osceola and Thompson Avenue whisper it. Osceola’s grave at Fort Moultrie nudges us to remember. Overgrown fort batteries give us an inkling of what conditions were like in the 1830s when over 100 Seminoles and Black Seminole were...
On Sept. 19, BE students and faculty celebrated John England Day, a day set aside to recognize the school’s namesake, Bishop John England, the first Bishop of Charleston. The commemorative event began in 1986 as a way to honor the school community of faith and show appreciation for students. As...
Local non-profit organization Friends of Philip Simmons Schools has started preparations for the 3rd Annual Steam & Shuck Oyster Roast and Silent Auction to be held Feb. 1, 2020 at Boals Farm off of Clements Ferry Road. The mission of Friends of Philip Simmons Schools (FOPSS) is to provide...
“Once upon a time,” began the beautiful Princess Belle, in her lovely, sing-song voice. She was speaking to a group of little girls sitting cross-legged on the carpet in front of her as she began the story of “Beauty and the Beast.” My three-year-old granddaughter, listening raptly, was one of them...
FIFTEEN YEARS AGO In the Sept. 30, 2004 edition of the paper, the cover and centerfold features revolved around the local music scene, including events at the Family Circle Tennis Stadium (now known as Volvo Car Stadium) and local bars, as well as performances by local bands, island steel drum...
Last week’s Mystery Photo Contest winner is Daniel Island resident Cadence Fisher, one of several participants to correctly identify the subject in the photo as the boat at Daniel Island Children’s Park. Cadence, a student at Daniel Island School, was selected in a random tie-breaker. When asked...
On a recent fall morning, a class of fourth graders met in the gardens behind Daniel Island School. Teacher Shery Hyatt asked the students, “How does a plant survive and reproduce?” The discussion that followed touched on topics such as the importance of soil quality, proper watering and seed...
On Thursday, Sept. 19, the South Carolina Ports Authority’s (SCPA) Board of Directors gathered to approve a contract for the first phase of a proposed 134-acre saltwater mitigation bank on the west side of Daniel Island. Walter Lagarenne, director of engineering and permitting for the port,...
Several projects with connections to the Daniel Island and Cainhoy peninsula communities were taken up by the City of Charleston’s Technical Review Committee (TRC) last week. As per the city’s website, the TRC exists “to help people working in Charleston get development projects designed and...
These are the issues being brought before the various City of Charleston boards and committees that are specific to land use and zoning on Daniel Island. All meetings are open for public comment except the TRC meetings. For more information on any of these proposed actions, including location and...

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