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South Carolina is one of the nation’s fastest growing states, and the Lowcountry is at the heart of that growth. With our growth and prosperity come growing pains, nowhere more apparent than along our traffic-choked roads. After more than a decade of partisan bickering and hand-wringing, action...
Columnist Steve Ferber did an excellent job of presenting both sides of the issue in his article “Endangered species: Should we save them?” in the Dec. 28 edition of The Daniel Island News. My answer is a qualified “Yes!” Ferber included a quote from a Washington Post article by Professor Alexander...
Why don’t more people vote? Americans pride themselves on our freedoms, citing the right to vote as a cornerstone of our democracy. Yet the United States ranks 27th in the world in voter turnout (according to the Pew Research Center, Belgium (87.2%) and Sweden (82.6%) top the list, with the U.S....
Thank you to The Daniel Island News for asking me for a County Council update during this holiday season. All of us on Daniel Island have so much to be thankful for to live in this beautiful and world-class community. Likewise, we can be thankful that our county government is finishing 2017 in a...
Editor’s Note: As another year draws to a close and a new one begins, it is time for an annual Daniel Island News exclusive. While traditional media report on the top news stories of the year ending, Dalton Williams gazes over the horizon for a peak at the top news stories of the year yet to come....
“More than 20,000 plants and animals are on the brink of disappearing forever,” according to a National Geographic report, which raises an obvious question: which ones should we save? Or perhaps, as some recommend, we should let endangered species go and allow nature to take its course? That’s the...
Something remarkable happened in South Carolina legal and political circles on December 5. A sitting circuit judge running unopposed for reelection withdrew her candidacy before the Judicial Screening Commission. News reports have focused on the unfavorable comments made by lawyers regarding Judge...
As many residents know, several City of Charleston amenities on Daniel Island sustained damage during Hurricane Irma. I wanted to provide the community with an update on the progress the city has made in making needed repairs to these facilities. I am happy to report that the majority of repairs...
Out of every 100,000 people on earth, six of them (yes, just six) live to be 100. So it pays to reason that, when a centenarian speaks, it’s worth listening. And then there’s Dr. Shigeaki Hinohara. A longevity expert credited with helping extend the life span of people in his native country,...
  My favorite dish at our holiday dinners never has anything to do with food. It’s the savory conversations that I crave. The heartfelt chatter of close family and friends enhances each occasion like a special mix of spices. Salty. Sweet. Sometimes a little nutty.  “Remember when…?” “I have...

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