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It’s the central dividing line of American politics: the age-old debate between those who generally favor higher spending and taxes, and those on the other hand who believe it’s beneficial to let taxpayers keep more of their own money. The case favoring the taxpayers is a bit stronger following a...
DI Eagle Scout candidate invites community to support Red Cross blood drive on Jan. 26 The Red Cross is coming to Daniel Island for an important blood drive on January 26. The blood drive will be held at the Church of the Holy Cross from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This blood drive is unique as it is also my...
Beginning Jan. 1, the South Carolina State Election Commission (SEC) will be celebrating 50 years of ensuring every eligible citizen has the opportunity to register to vote, participate in fair and impartial elections, and have the assurance that their votes will count. That commitment began on...
This has been a great year for DIBA and I want to thank all our members for their support, input and relationship-building for Daniel Island businesses in 2018. Daniel Island is entering its third decade of commercial growth and more and more businesses are calling the island home. Currently there...
Given how bad news tends to dominate headlines – and how misdeeds are far more likely to find their way onto the nightly news than acts of kindness – it’s easy to lose sight of the basic goodness and generosity of people. Yet all around us people are making a difference in ways large and small –...
Island boy offers thanks to Dr. Zetz for saving the day… and his teeth! I would like to take this opportunity to offer a public thank you to Dr. Michael Zetz of Crescent Moon Orthodontics. He saved me on Dec. 17! He is my Daniel Island hero, even though we were on the other side of the Cooper...
There’s still money on the table, but time is running out! A 2018 matching grant program of the Daniel Island Community Foundation for a select group of charities ends on Dec. 31. Any donations made to the non-profits, which were selected by a Daniel Island resident advisory committee, will be...
East Cooper Community Outreach (ECCO) will help hundreds of local families in financial distress this holiday season thanks to the support from local businesses and individual donors through its 10th annual Adopt a Family program. ECCO provides annual Christmas assistance to clients with children...
South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond recently announced the Angels of 2018. Ten Angels as well as one Honorary Angel were recognized at a press conference and honored with a reception in the Secretary of State’s Office following the announcement. The Angels honored represent...
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...

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