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Lowcountry Food Bank urges support to close summer child hunger gap in South Carolina During the summer, more than 307,000 children in South Carolina who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals during the school year do not access a summer meals program during this critical time away from...
The summer has officially kicked-off! The island is vibrant with kids riding bikes, pool parties, sleepovers, and summer camps. You make sure they are prepared with helmets and swim lessons, but have you thought about how to prepare them so that they are safe when they’re away overnight?...
The sign along the canal pointed, “To Fargo and all points south (if you know how).” It was a wise-crack reminder that this place the Indians called “The Land of Trembling Earth” is an ever-changing, confusing landscape. “It’s really easy to get disoriented out here…People disappear. You can get...
Seriously. I can’t remember being this busy in a really long time. There are those dear, still hard-working friends and relatives (yeah, my kids) who may sneer just a bit when they call and I can’t talk because I am playing canasta or mahjong. I’ve been where they are…I like where I am now. I do...
Hurricane season is here and the First Congressional District has a lot to be grateful for. Stretching from about Awendaw to the Savannah River, the district is fortunate to have numerous permanently protected shoreline properties, areas that due to their intact geomorphology are better equipped to...
Father offers thanks to WWII veteran for sharing his story with students at DIS The seventh grade class at the Daniel Island School recently had the privilege of hearing the tale of Staff Sergeant Alan Moskin, who was 18 years old in 1944 when he joined the United States Army to battle the Nazis....
Reader targets pedestrian and cyclist safety I read with interest the recent story regarding the cyclist accident and pedestrian safety fears as well as the letter to the editor by Greg Turner on the “mystery” of who and why we are getting a traffic circle to replace traffic lights. I have been a...
Reader questions Rep. Nancy Mace’s support of education Representative Nancy Mace made a statement of support for educators on May 1. Sadly, her actions speak louder than her words. Not one of the multiple bills she has introduced in the 2019-2020 House address any issues with K-12 education. The...
Let’s hear it for teachers! On May 1, I was excited to take my three children in 5th, 7th and 10th grades on a field trip to experience our democracy in action. We traveled to the State House in Columbia with 10,000 teachers and supporters for the SC for Ed rally. It was incredible. The energy was...
Administration transparency My friends call me a news junkie. Not so anymore. I stopped watching national news over a month ago when the politicians inside the Beltway decided that personal vendettas are more important than the security and future of our country. But when a friend suggested that I...

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