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Blue or red? Chances are, by this point in the election cycle, you align yourself with one of these two.     Red vs. blue, Republicans vs. Democrats, conservatives vs. liberals – these labels, these colors are dividing families and silencing friendships.    Post-election, no matter the...
Charleston’s recent high tides were impressive. This week's "Nature Notes" column addresses the science (pages 14-15).  Questions, however, remain. Today, if one questions the dogma, he or she is labeled an "ist" or an "er.” I question some of the dire, man-made global warming assumptions and...
Support Mace, support the police   It breaks my heart to see all these young people wanting to defund the police. Don’t they understand that the law enforcement agents in our communities put their lives on the line every day to keep our communities safe?    We have to defend our police...
With just a couple weeks before the country holds its most unprecedented General Election, voters, journalists, opponents and supporters are all asking the candidates on the ballot: “Answer the question, please.”   In this week’s issue, The Daniel Island News has asked the candidates on the...
Are you concerned about your safety amid the COVID-19 pandemic as you go to the polls? Very concerned, so voting by mail 24% Slightly concerned, so voting early or absentee 27% Slightly concerned, but still voting in person 20% No, and I’ll vote in person 29% How long do you think it will take to...
How often do your feelings overtake you?     How often do emotions such as sadness, anger, fear or shame emerge, then wind up disrupting the next hour, afternoon or evening?     “Feelings are like ocean waves,” says psychologist Alyson Stone, “they rise, crest and recede, all day long.”...
U.S. Rep. Joe Cunningham (D) and S.C. Rep. Nancy Mace (R) are running for U.S. House of Representatives (1ST Congressional District). The Daniel Island News asked: If you are in Congress come January 2021, how would you address health insurance reform that can meet the many varied needs of...
Mark Smith is qualified candidate   My wife, Billie, and I have lived on Daniel Island for 21 years and watched with wonder as our community has grown and prospered. In order to keep good, healthy and prosperous growth in the future we must elect the best leaders we can, and that is why I am...
One of the things I like most about this dish, besides the amazing flavors, is the quick prep and cook time. Everything you need to prepare it is right here on Daniel Island.   I created this dish after having it in Rome in a small restaurant on a rainy summer evening about 15 years ago. It was...
In September, the Union Times announced it was closing its doors after 170 years, citing the economic effects of COVID-19. It’s a sad thing when newspapers like the Union Times close, but it’s no longer shocking. Newspapers have been plagued by declining circulation numbers and shrinking...

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