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It’s a concept that dates back to America’s beginnings in the 17th century. “Mobile cuisine,” “street food” and “field kitchens” have been part of the landscape since the late 1600s. According to mobile-cuisine.com, the Chuck wagon was introduced in 1866. Some 50 years later, the U.S. Army’s mobile...
It pays to experiment. Last week, windy conditions made for choppy waters and tough fishing conditions. Poor water clarity made it difficult for the fish to see my lure and nearly impossible for them to eat it. After struggling to catch a few trout and redfish with a Z-Man TRD, I decided to try...
If you’re ready to venture away from the predictability of chain hotels, curb your impulse to book a room on Expedia and click instead on the Historic Hotels of America website. It’s a tempting selection of over 300 unique accommodations in 46 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin...
FIFTEEN YEARS AGO Topping the news in the very first issue of The Daniel Island News, October 30, 2003, was an article about fun fall events on the island. Titled “Race For the Cure and Park Day Bring Thousands to the Island,” this article showcased pictures from the popular events. Daniel Island...
Even though it is, by the books, an unofficial holiday, everybody wins on Halloween. Kids get copious amounts of candy, adults get spooky movies, and South Carolina gets slightly lower temperatures. And while the island is the opposite of scary in most respects, it does have one eerie feature that...
The motto for the Philip Simmons High School football team is “Win the Day.” So when sophomore Bryant Collins, a key member of the team, was suddenly hospitalized on Oct. 14 with a ruptured brain aneurysm, football coach Eric Bendig knew Bryant would have to call on that Iron Horse fighting spirit...
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. For more information on any of these proposed actions, visit dineighborhoodassociation.org (click on “Land Use and Zoning Activity”). All...
As lifelong Cainhoy resident Fred Lincoln drives down an unpaved thoroughfare in the community that raised him, he can’t help but speak about it with pride. The remnants of the Cainhoy Plantation are covertly placed in the woods. An unassuming 20th century schoolhouse replica on the side of the...
Fifth graders Treniece Mack Davis and Kiera Clarke sit on a porch overlooking Clements Ferry Road. Their words are occasionally muffled by the sound of passing cars as they speak to Davis’ grandmother, Susie Mack, and Clarke’s mother, Jackie Clarke, president of the Philip Simmons Elementary School...
With newcomers regularly moving to Daniel Island from all over the country, it can be easy for the island’s history to get lost in the shuffle. For many people, even some longtime Charleston residents, Daniel Island’s background starts in 1998, when the systematic development of the island’s modern...

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