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The cost of attaining a higher education is a major concern for parents and students in the Palmetto State. And understandably so, as South Carolina now has the nation’s ninth-highest tuition bills, according to the most recent annual ranking. And that doesn’t include the ever-increasing student...
Do you wish you could do more to give back? There is a unique opportunity underway for Daniel Island residents to support local charitable organizations and have our donations matched (up to $5000 per organization), thereby doubling our donations. The main tenet of the Daniel Island Community...
ZERO GUNS STOLEN FROM UNLOCKED CARS Zero guns stolen from unlocked cars on Daniel Island is the goal for Arm-In-Arm’s Gun Ownership Project. In our meeting with Charleston Police Chief Reynolds two months ago, he expressed that one of the most frustrating aspects of gun issues are guns stolen from...
I have lived and worked on “islands” such as Sullivan’s Island, Manhattan, Palm Beach, Daniel Island and many others throughout New England all my life. For those who “get it,” islands are extremely unique microcosms made up of close-knit personalities, businesses, and cultures than can be both...
Daniel Island is entering its third decade of commercial growth and more and more businesses are calling the island home. Currently there is 1.4 million square feet of commercial space in 52 buildings on Daniel Island, with another 600,000 SF to be built. Our two largest employers, Blackbaud and...
I want to thank the City of Charleston Fire Department on Daniel Island for their very kind effort to help me the other day. Somehow I locked my car door with my purse inside. They have a special tool that unlocks the door, but it did not work and they spent a half hour trying. Finally, they drove...
Almost all virtual assistant apps – Siri, Alexa, Cortana, GPS in your car, and more – communicate with you in a female voice. Not that I’m opposed to that in any way. No, sir…I mean no ma’am. The female voice has obviously been tested by the companies that produce these gadgets. The voice is...
“Listen, listen, God is calling, through the Word inviting, offering forgiveness, comfort, and joy.” - Refrain from “Listen, God is Calling,” traditional Tanzania song, English Trans. © 1987 Lutheran Theological College, Makumira (admin. Augsburg Fortress). We were hiking the Navajo Loop Trail in...
There’s a lot of talk out there about too much construction, population explosions and too much traffic in Charleston. As this talk goes on, it’s clear to me that a lot of this talk misses a major root cause of these challenges, not to mention the direct effects these challenges have on each other...
This week marks the 15th year of The Daniel Island News bringing news, features, and advertising to your doorsteps, places of business, computers and phones. We are extremely thankful to the Daniel Island community, our readers and our advertisers, for the ongoing support you offer and for the...

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