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Reader expresses concern about condition of grassy fields near Children’s Park   I live in the Barfield Park section of Daniel Island and enjoy walking the trail that runs adjacent to the Wando River to the dock and Children’s Park. I wonder if I am the only person who is upset in the way the...
Jimmy Carter’s autobiographic “Faith: A Journey for All” and William Taubman’s biography “Gorbachev: His Life and Times” are new releases available at the Daniel Island branch of the Berkeley County Library. I enjoy reading biographic materials of historical figures – they provide understanding of...
Stories that connect periods of time have always intrigued me. Particularly those that involve an individual who lived long ago communicating, directly or indirectly, to someone in present day – through a letter, a memento, an artifact, a photograph, or even a spiritual encounter. As a history...
Considering how often I repeated the “Go out and play” phrase when my kids were still living at home, I’m surprised that I never wrote it down and never attached it to the refrigerator by a magnet...until last week. Instead, I repeated it every day, as needed. And, it’s a phrase I heard every day...
The Daniel Island News is excited to welcome new general assignment reporter Heath Ellison to the paper’s editorial staff. Heath graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2015 with a degree in history. While he spent the next three years working in the history field, he also took on a...
My dad has been cool for as long as I can remember. My earliest memory of him is seeing him walk by the front window of our living room in his U.S. Army National Guard uniform on his way to a weekend training session. I must have been about 3 years-old at the time - and to me he was a super hero....
High school rugby grows on Daniel Island, and throughout South Carolina Since our United States National Rugby Team played Canada and France on Daniel Island soil thrice from 2008 to 2013, I am so proud to see the sport of rugby grow organically throughout our Lowcountry and South Carolina high...
Open letter to candidates on gun policy Before I cast my vote in this year’s SC primary and general election, I want unequivocal answers from candidates on their gun policy positions. Keeping our children and families safe from gun violence is a priority voting issue for me. To be transparent I...
(Editor’s Note: Get ready to laugh! This is one of Dalton’s best, especially when you consider recent events in the Charleston area. Be sure to read to the end. You won’t want to miss it!) “If you want to make yourself useful…” my lovely wife, Grace, began. “Make yourself useful” is Grace’s...
LET'S MAKE LEMONADE It has been a stressful and frustrating time for thousands of commuters impacted by the Wando River Bridge closure, and the light at the end of the tunnel is further away than we’d all like. Everyone in the region understands the pain. Even without a bridge closed, drivers on...

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