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Almost all virtual assistant apps – Siri, Alexa, Cortana, GPS in your car, and more – communicate with you in a female voice. Not that I’m opposed to that in any way. No, sir…I mean no ma’am. The female voice has obviously been tested by the companies that produce these gadgets. The voice is...
A wee bit of Scotland came to Daniel Island this month. Festivities for the 47th annual Charleston Scottish Games & Highland Gathering got off to a roaring start with the Charleston Tartan Ball, held in the ballroom of the Daniel Island Club on Nov. 2. Guests at the ball, many of whom dressed...
In last week’s Pigskin Pick-‘Em, Jennifer Carrigan wasn’t the only person to beat Ray Passailaigue of Backflow Services and Repair by 2 points, but she won the tiebreaker. Jennifer has lived in Charleston for 25 years and on Daniel Island for 15 years. She has a son in college at Hampden-Sydney in...
Around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, firefighters from the City of Charleston Fire Department and North Charleston Fire Department responded to a reported fire at a home at 1922 Bellona Street on Daniel Island. Team 5 officers with the City of Charleston Police Department blocked off access...
A new petition asking for less gas-powered lawn maintenance equipment is making the rounds on Daniel Island. If successful, the document will request gas-operated landscaping equipment not be used in public spaces managed by the Daniel Island Property Owners’ Association. “To me it’s a no brainer...
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...
CLEMENTS FERRY ROAD WIDENING AHEAD OF SCHEDULE In the years since its announcement, the Clements Ferry Road widening project has been a daily topic for many residents of the Daniel Island and Cainhoy areas. The folks that utilize the busy road in their daily commute understand why the initiative...
These are the issues being brought before the various City of Charleston boards and committees that are specific to land use and zoning on Daniel Island. For more information on any of these proposed actions, visit dineighborhoodassociation.org (click on “Land Use and Zoning Activity”). All...
TEN YEARS AGO - Area realtors get pep talk In the October 23, 2008 issue of The Daniel Island News, an article featured an event that took place at the Daniel Island Club geared towards local realtors. At the “East Cooper Growth Forum,” Charleston area realtors were encouraged to find the silver...
Among the expected choices between Republican and Democrat on the ballot this November, Berkeley County voters will be provided with an inquiry of a less common nature: do they prefer a council-supervisor or council-administrator form of government? The question sounds daunting, but essentially...

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