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It is Sunshine Week, an annual nationwide celebration of access to public information and what it means for you and your community. In these times when the media is accused of lying, it is appropriate to look at important stories South Carolina readers would not likely have gotten recently if it...
The coronavirus has yet to hit Charleston full force, and of course we hope that it never does. But while we’re preparing to deal with health impacts, school closings and anticipated economic impacts, it’s worth a moment of thought about our role in all of this. The pandemic brings to mind a...
This past weekend, my wife, Sue, suggested that I prepare a list to make the best use of our time in case we need to shelter in place. Being the dutiful husband, I retreated to the bedroom, fired up the Roku and reviewed all the Netflix and Amazon Prime shows our friends raved about, but we just...
One thing I sorely miss in Charleston is Major League Baseball. As you read this, opening day is hovering on the calendar. If you love baseball or prefer watching paint dry, you will still enjoy “The Cactus League” by Emily Nemens. This gem of a novel follows a small group of characters all...
Saving money can be like driving a car. Your desired destination may be near or far, the direction you choose might change, and when it’s time for annual maintenance, you make sure your car gets a tuneup. And just like your car needs its annual maintenance, your savings need a yearly tuneup, too....
People blocking roads to get to Starbucks creates dangerous traffic situations   Dear Editor:   We all like our cup of Joe in the morning, but for a while now a dangerous traffic situation has been appearing on Fairchild Street during the morning commute due to … coffee.   The...
The Democratic Presidential Preference Primary will be held on Saturday, Feb. 29, throughout South Carolina. All Daniel Islanders, in precincts 1-4, will vote at Daniel Island School. Cainhoy precinct will vote at Cainhoy Elementary School. The Village and Yellow House precincts will vote at...
The memoirs “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail” and “Not Without My Father” are two riveting stories about life changing adventures on the trail.    The first, “Wild,” is a No. 1 New York Times best-seller written by Cheryl Strayed and made into a movie starring Reese...
Decelerating the car to a crawl as it moved up the driveway, I pushed a button to open the garage door and another to fold in the side mirrors. The car nose was angled toward the door but nowhere near the perfect perpendicular position needed for a safe passage into the garage. Entry at close to a...
Group wants city to buy North Island Tract from State Ports Authority Dear Community/Editor: On Feb. 2, 2020, the following public letter was sent to Councilwoman Marie Delcioppo on behalf of the members of the Daniel Island Natural Resource Association (DINRA): “Good Morning Marie, Following up...

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