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After six months of consideration, deliberation and a unanimous vote of endorsement by an appointed ad hoc committee, Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg presented his 2021 budget to Charleston City Council for the first time in late October. The irony is not lost on us, and we are sure is it not...
The Daniel Island News is excited to welcome Zach Giroux to the paper’s editorial staff as a general assignment reporter. He will also assume copy editing duties.   Zach comes to us after a three-year stint with The Moultrie News. He also recently worked as a freelancer for the Island Eye...
A recent phone call between Santa Claus and his business agent, Jerry.   Jerry (J): Nicki, you there? It’s Jerry ... (pause) ... Jerry, your agent. You OK, big guy?   Santa (S): Hello, Jerry. I’m good. And you? Oh wait, I can look it up here in my naughty-and-nice book.   J (...
The wreath above the hot pool, shaped like a peace sign, was the only indication of the holiday season. A cool drizzle fell into the steaming water. We prodded each other by saying, “We’ll never see these people again” and slipped into the hot tub among the 20 strangers.   My husband Mark and...
My lovely wife Grace asked that I write our annual Christmas letter to tell you a little about the many interesting things we did this year. Well, after New Year’s celebration with family from Houston we drove to South Florida to visit daughter Jane and her family. Grandsons Cole and Sam are...
With the Holiday Season upon us, I’ve felt compelled to make note of the lessons that I’ve been forced to learn or be reminded of in 2020. Hopefully, you don’t mind me sharing them. My hope is that there are a few things on this list you’d like to check twice before this year, unlike any other,...
State Treasurer Curtis Loftis wants to remind South Carolina families about the perfect one-size-fits-all gift suggestion this holiday season – a contribution to your loved one’s Future Scholar 529 College Savings Plan. Not only does it provide the recipient with a dedicated savings vehicle and...
’Tis the season some of us get all mushy over recipes.   I love planning holiday meals! (Passing on a bit of well-learned wisdom from over the years — I do know that the planning and anticipation is most likely going to be much more satisfying than the actual event, but I always push that way...
  Some great and not so great books to peruse this month. Every read is not a guaranteed hit, but don’t dismiss any of these. Read to expand your mind or just for entertainment, it’s all good.   Miss Benson’s Beetle by Rachel Joyce, who also penned The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, is...
I am thankful for morning coffee and reflections. It is during this time of daily reflection and journaling that I write a “5 things thankful for today” list. I am not surprised by what consistently makes the grade. In addition to specific references to moments with family, friends and our dog,...

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