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You’ve heard it all before – get out and vote, it can truly make a difference. But time and time again, election voter turnout is dismal at best. A 40 to 60 percent turnout is typically considered good – but that still means that thousands didn’t make the effort to exercise a basic democratic right...
To my dearest family, Some things I’d like to say But first of all to let you know That I arrived OK. I’m writing this from heaven Where I dwell with God above Where there’s no more tears or sadness There is just eternal love Please do not be unhappy Just because I am out of sight Remember that I’m...
EDITOR’S NOTE: It is the policy of The Daniel Island News not to print letters to the editor regarding current political candidates in the last issue prior to an election, which in this case would be our Nov. 1 edition, as there will not be an opportunity to print responses before the election....
For the most part, I am a vegetarian. Then why, you might ask, does my house smell like bacon? The reason is a 10 pound, 10-week old fur baby named Ivy. She is an Aussiedoodle – her mother, Penny, is an Australian shepherd and her father, Jackpot, is a poodle. This is the breed (ish) that my...
Did you watch “The Americans”? I was late to the party and had to binge watch all six seasons; it was worth every second. If you liked the series or are just curious about the current state of Russia, you may enjoy the novel “A Terrible Country” by Keith Gessen. The protagonist, like the author,...
READER SEES 'GREAT IMPLICATIONS' FOR UPCOMING ELECTION I am 75 years old and do not believe that I have ever witnessed a midterm election with greater implications than the upcoming November 6th election. The House race in SC District 1 between Joe Cunningham and Katie Arrington is only a microcosm...
This month, The Daniel Island News will reach a significant milestone in its history. We’ve been carefully compiling and delivering your community newspaper each week for the last 15 years — from our very first issue on October 30, 2003 to the one you are now holding in your hands (or reading...
An in-depth newspaper investigation revealed that a state-operated home for aged military veterans was providing sub-standard care and that taxpayer money that was to go to improve the home was spent elsewhere. The result was the replacement of the state’s veterans’ secretary and numerous...
Several weeks ago, we visited Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. One of the highlights of the visit was a steep switchback descent to the lower falls of Yellowstone’s Grand Canyon. The reward – the thunderous sound of the falls accompanied by an amazing view of the canyon. As we posed for a...
While our state was largely spared the kind of Category 5 destruction that Hurricane Florence once threatened to bring our way, many people in the Pee Dee region are still reeling from the storm’s impact. As I write this, at least nine South Carolina lives have been lost and countless others...

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