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TEN YEARS AGO In the April 27, 2006 issue, the top news story was the announcement of a private venture between The Daniel Island Company (DIC), Trammell Crow Residential (TCR) and the Charleston Bank Consortium (CBC) to build a new 84-unit condominium development on the property behind the island’...
In the April 6, 2006 issue, the top news story the city announced that a park would be ready for use by students when the new Daniel Island School opens in the fall. The Charleston Parks Department took over construction of the park behind the school from the Berkeley County School District because...
I am a lifelong golf fan. I came up in the era of Nicklaus, Palmer, Player, Trevino, Floyd, to name a few. Golf, in the words of Arnold Palmer is, “Deceptively simple and endlessly complicated; it satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect. It is at the same time rewarding and maddening - and...
Angelique Kerber spent Monday afternoon swatting away the no-seeums during the Volvo Car Open all-access hour, which was held outside at the Daniel Island Club. That’s the price of success for the 28-year-old German, who won the Family Circle Cup championship last year. She used that victory as a...
The issue of equal prize money for men and women is most certainly not a new topic of discussion in professional tennis circles. Tennis great Billie Jean King began advocating for the cause back in the 70s, with the creation of the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA). In recent years, the gap has...
TEN YEARS AGO In the April 6, 2006 issue, the top news story was that a main water line break in Hanahan left the island and the greater Charleston area without water. The Charleston Fire Dept. on the island brought in a reserve engine from Station 20 and two reserve tanker trucks, one from the...
According to Jo Cooper, volunteer coordinator for the Volvo Car Open tennis tournament, it takes a lot of help from volunteers to ensure the success of a tennis tournament, especially one the size of the Volvo Car Open. “More than 500 people volunteer their time at the Volvo Car Open. We could not...
 It’s not so much a celebration as it is an awareness campaign. Throughout the state and all across the country, this week – March 13-19 – is designated as Sunshine Week. The week has nothing to do with weather conditions but everything to do with how the country is weathering a constant chipping...
Library Parking Only The best time for me to visit our beautiful island library is early afternoon. Unfortunately, it’s the favorite time for parents and caregivers of children at DIS to park their cars there, too. Some are even bold enough to park directly next to a sign stating “Library Parking...
Ten Years Ago – Pagliarini first resident elected to POA Board of Directors In the March 2, 2006 issue, the top news story was that David Pagliarini, an island resident whose law office was also on the island, had been elected to serve as the first resident member of the Board of Directors of the...

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