My New Inbound Marketing Certification!

Well friends, I suppose now is as good a time as any to announce that after many months of what was at times, a brutal job search, I've landed a position in content marketing with a national brand based in Mount Pleasant! My official role with my new firm will be as a "Marketing Content … Continue reading My New Inbound Marketing Certification!

Are there Really 7 Tons of Plastic in Charleston Harbor? – How to Write about Science without Bias

Turtles Eat Plastic

I couldn't wrap my mind about the stat - there are seven tons of plastic floating around Charleston Harbor. Tasked by my my editor to investigate the possibility our community could go plastic-bag free, I knew I'd be facing down some disquieting figures, namely how much garbage we'd littered locally as a community over the … Continue reading Are there Really 7 Tons of Plastic in Charleston Harbor? – How to Write about Science without Bias

From Rad Hatter to TEDxCharleston! 

Feral-Creative

Island resident and resident puppeteer to perform at 2017 TEDxCharleston event next month  By Charlie Morrison   Some of the Holy City's best and brightest will be coming together again this October 18 for the fifth-annual TEDxCharleston, Charleston's independently-organized rendition of the global speakers' series celebrating "ideas worth sharing." This year's event, themed "Shake it Up," will feature 14 … Continue reading From Rad Hatter to TEDxCharleston! 

Charleston Battery Celebrating 25 Years Of Soccer Success

By Charlie Morrison If one were to take a mere casual glance at the Charleston Battery Soccer Club, the club’s status as one of the most successful, stable lower-division professional soccer clubs in the country would seem natural. After all, soccer-friendly Charleston and Daniel Island are booming with growth, and residents old and new can … Continue reading Charleston Battery Celebrating 25 Years Of Soccer Success

Hank Williams Jr. To Bring Show To DI This Weekend

BY: CHARLIE MORRISON Award-winning country music star Hank Williams Jr. is bringing his live show to Daniel Island on Saturday at the Volvo Car Stadium. The “outlaw” country legend, fresh off an announcement he’ll be returning to ESPN’s Monday Night Football broadcasts this coming season, will be popping in for a one-night stop on his … Continue reading Hank Williams Jr. To Bring Show To DI This Weekend

Gateway Gets Go-Ahead

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By Charlie Morrison for The Island Eye News Mount Pleasant Town Council voted last week to settle a potential, multi-million-dollar lawsuit filed against the Town in 2015 over the Town’s blockage of “the Atlantic Project,” a 224-unit apartment complex slated to be constructed at the foot of the Ben Sawyer Bridge, was once called “the … Continue reading Gateway Gets Go-Ahead

Cainhoy Plantation: The Beginning Of The Endgame

9,000-acre PUD plan takes shape, plants early roots for long-term community BY: CHARLIE MORRISON In December of 2016, the City of Charleston Planning Commission kicked off a new chapter in the story of the Cainhoy Peninsula when the nine-member body voted unanimously to approved the first subdivision concept plan to be designed as part of … Continue reading Cainhoy Plantation: The Beginning Of The Endgame

13-Lot Subdivision Near The ‘Overture’ Contingent Upon Farr St. Extension

BY: CHARLIE MORRISON The City of Charleston Planning Commission gave unanimous passage to a Daniel Island Associates project to construct a 13-lot subdivision on the portion of Farr Street that is as yet undeveloped. The subdivision, if approved by City Council at their next meeting on July 11, would feature 10 single family attached lots … Continue reading 13-Lot Subdivision Near The ‘Overture’ Contingent Upon Farr St. Extension

If Flags Told Stories – Part II

Dominick family one of many using flag sponsorship to honor family and friends BY: CHARLIE MORRISON As the members of the Daniel Island Exchange Club (DIXC) learned last year when they created the First Annual “Field of Honor” flag display along River Landing Drive, it can take a small army to create something special. And … Continue reading If Flags Told Stories – Part II

The Keeper of the Trees

Arborist P.O. Mead reflects on his efforts to develop, maintain and preserve Daniel Island's natural beauty BY: CHARLIE MORRISON Like a Spanish moss-strewn live oak tree that’s been properly-pruned, Daniel Island is a community born of the idea that with careful planning, creativity and capital an “island town” with the charm of downtown Charleston could … Continue reading The Keeper of the Trees

If Flags Told Stories… 

DI Exchange Club’s “Field of Honor” starts Sunday along River Landing Dr. CHARLIE MORRISON If flags told stories, what stories would they tell? Surely, they’d be of heroes all - tales of country, bravery, patriotism, and honor. On Daniel Island again this year, more than 500 American flags will be flying along River Landing Drive, … Continue reading If Flags Told Stories… 

Charleston Fire Department Reflects On 10th Anniversary Of Sofa Super Store Fire

Lessons learned, renewed focus help department push foward in wake of tragedy BY: CHARLIE MORRISON There is an old proverb that states “the night is the darkest just before the dawn.” And in the decade that has passed since the darkest moment in the history of the Charleston Fire Department (CFD), the June 18, 2007 … Continue reading Charleston Fire Department Reflects On 10th Anniversary Of Sofa Super Store Fire

City Hears Plans for New “Homes2Suites” Hotel on Daniel Island

BY: CHARLIE MORRISON The City of Charleston Technical Review Committee (TRC) gave a first review last week to a preliminary site plan to construct a Homes 2 Suites hotel at 160 Fairchild Street on Daniel Island. Applicant Giles Branch of Earthsource Engineering presented the plans for the hotel, slated for construction next to The Islander … Continue reading City Hears Plans for New “Homes2Suites” Hotel on Daniel Island

A ‘Picker’s’ Paradise

Longtime Cainhoy family parts ways with old time treasures at epic yard sale BY: CHARLIE MORRISON When longtime Cainhoy Village Road residents MaeRe and H.K. “Butch” Skinner made the decision recently to part ways with the mountain of collectables, tools, and furniture MaeRe’s late father had amassed and collected over his life, it was a … Continue reading A ‘Picker’s’ Paradise

Putting First Responders First

Berkeley Co. Council budget discussions reveal change in delivery of emergency services BY: CHARLIE MORRISON Change is on the horizon in Berkeley County - and not just in the way the government is organized. A pending referendum proposing the county change its form of government remains the biggest potential difference in how the county will … Continue reading Putting First Responders First

The Roots of Cainhoy

The Roots Of Cainhoy Historic "Meeting Tree" may be impacted in Clements Ferry Road widening project BY: CHARLIE MORRISON For the third time in just over two decades, a historic, 15-foot, 7-inch live oak tree along the eastern edge of Clements Ferry Road is slated to be removed to accommodate the expansion of area infrastructure. … Continue reading The Roots of Cainhoy

Berkeley County To Create A New 9-1-1 Call Center

Berkeley County To Create A New 9-1-1 Call Center Public safety infrastructure in pro-forma budget BY: CHARLIE MORRISON Last Monday, Berkeley County Council passed a second reading on a number of ordinances tied to the county’s prospective 2017-2018 budget, bringing the passage of the body’s working budget for the coming fiscal year one step closer … Continue reading Berkeley County To Create A New 9-1-1 Call Center

City TRC Takes Up Daniel Island Roundabout Plan

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City TRC Takes Up Daniel Island Roundabout Plan New public information meeting scheduled for May 25 BY: CHARLIE MORRISON The City of Charleston’s Technical Review Committee (TRC) has conducted its first review of the Berkeley County-led plan to install a roundabout at the corner of Seven Farms Drive and Daniel Island Drive. The TRC, a … Continue reading City TRC Takes Up Daniel Island Roundabout Plan

Charleston’s Board Of Zoning Appeals-Site Design Tackles DI Agenda Items

Recent meeting addresses requests about trees and parking BY: CHARLIE MORRISON Charleston is a city defined by two things: its charm and its location as the heart of the South Carolina Lowcountry. The beautiful, moss-strewn Live Oak trees, the seemingly endless marshes and creeks, the peninsula itself, surrounded by the embrace of a naturally-deep harbor … Continue reading Charleston’s Board Of Zoning Appeals-Site Design Tackles DI Agenda Items

Talking Balls and Strikes with the “Buzz Saw”

Ben Sands interviews Catherine Templeton

Gubernatorial candidate Templeton waxes poetic on life, Columbia, and “leaning in” to politics at speaker series event  By Charlie Morrison Longtime business woman, former state government leader and recently declared South Carolina gubernatorial candidate Catherine Templeton dropped in on Daniel Island last week in one of her first official appearances as a candidate in next … Continue reading Talking Balls and Strikes with the “Buzz Saw”

Fleshing out Clements Ferry’s Four-Lane Future

Peter Valiquette Discusses road widening

Berkeley County updates residents on phase two of Clements Ferry widening project at April 27 “drop-in” meeting By Charlie Morrison The last half-decade has born witness to a continuous debate between elected officials, South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) officials and members of the Daniel Island, Cainhoy and Clements Ferry Road communities over the future … Continue reading Fleshing out Clements Ferry’s Four-Lane Future

15 minutes with 2018 S.C. Gubernatorial candidate Catherine Templeton

I took the opportunity the other day to engage with Catherine Templeton on her run a the governorship. It's a solid back and forth about the issues, why she got in the race, her history in Columbia and her business background.

Navigating Clements Ferry’s Four-lane Future

Clements-Ferry

Berkeley County updates residents on Phase 2 of the busy roadway's widening project BY: CHARLIE MORRISON The last half-decade has born witness to a continuous debate between elected officials, South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) officials and members of the Daniel Island, Cainhoy and Clements Ferry Road communities over the future of highly-trafficked Clements Ferry … Continue reading Navigating Clements Ferry’s Four-lane Future

Because Books are Meant to be Read

Daniel Island resident, mom, and published author seeks to shake up publishing industry with new company - Indie Books Unleashed BY: CHARLIE MORRISON Anyone who has ever thumbed through an Amazon Kindle device knows the publishing industry is changing. Long the realm of the agents, reviewers, and publishing houses that for centuries have served as … Continue reading Because Books are Meant to be Read

Are there Really 7 Tons of Plastic in Charleston Harbor? – How to Write about Science without Bias

Turtles Eat Plastic

I couldn't wrap my mind about the stat - there are seven tons of plastic floating around Charleston Harbor. I'd a ton of crazy number since being assigned a story by my editor to investigate the possibility our community could go plastic-bag free, but this one truly hit home - after all, it was local. … Continue reading Are there Really 7 Tons of Plastic in Charleston Harbor? – How to Write about Science without Bias

Making D.I Delicious – Ali Baba’s Mediterranean Deli and Catering

Ali Baba's Owner Samir Elzabidi

Ali Baba’s owner/operator Elzabidi waxes poetic on restaurant’s path to becoming key player in Daniel Island lunch and dinner scene   By Charlie Morrison There is a ‘buzz’ in the air these days at Daniel Island lunch, dinner, and catering favorite Ali Baba’s Mediterranean Deli & Catering, a ‘feeling’ experienced by customers and staff members … Continue reading Making D.I Delicious – Ali Baba’s Mediterranean Deli and Catering

‘101 Ways” Follow-up: No. 70 – Daniel Island, Fantastic without Plastic?

The data produced by the group tells an undeniable story that the waters of Charleston Harbor contains nearly seven tons of plastic waste, the waste is harmful to animal and fish species who ingest the plastic after breaks down to microscopic levels. Plastic bags are among the top five sources of plastic litter collected during beach cleanups in Charleston.

The Grind Behind the Glamour

“You know, a lot of unexpected things will happen,” said American tennis hero and Volvo Car Open No. 3 seed Venus Williams. “It’s fun to play in the States, because there’s not as many opportunities as there used to be. It’s always nice to get home and have the home crowd. I relish that moment.”

Classroom Heroes

BCSB announces 44 District Teachers of the Year, addresses Blackburn resignation at recent meeting By Charlie Morrison   Just days removed from a special Friday night meeting in which the Berkeley County School Board (BCSB) unexpectedly and unanimously voted to accept the resignation of Berkeley County Superintendent Brenda Blackburn, the Board met again last Tuesday, … Continue reading Classroom Heroes

Daniel Island’s Path to Citizenship: Part 3

Photo Cutline: British-citizen Carina Buckman lives on Daniel Island with her husband Matt and daughters Caitlyn and Olivia By Charlie Morrison  Intro: In the last two issues of the Daniel Island News we’ve run the first two segments of a three-part series in which we’ve trying to put a local face on a national issue, … Continue reading Daniel Island’s Path to Citizenship: Part 3

Guitars, Golf And The Greater Good

Bigger, better 5th Annual NEEDTOBREATHE Classic celebrity golf tourney on DI tees off Mar. 27 BY: CHARLIE MORRISON On Monday, March 27 the Daniel Island Club will play host to the 5th Annual NEEDTOBREATHE Classic, a charity golf tournament put on by the Commonwealth Cares Foundation, the charitable arm of Daniel Island investment firm Commonwealth … Continue reading Guitars, Golf And The Greater Good

Shams, Scams and Flim-flams

D.I. Library kicks off series of consumer fraud prevention workshops with “Outsmarting Scammers” BY: CHARLIE MORRISON With an April 15 filing deadline with the IRS fast approaching, tax season is most certainly upon us. As we examine our epenses and double-check our checkbooks, law enforcement officers and financial advisors are warning we must also keep close … Continue reading Shams, Scams and Flim-flams

Mac McQuillin: Persevering in the public eye

BCSD Board Member reflects on first two years in office CHARLIE MORRISON In November of 2014, when Berkeley County School Board (BCSB) candidate Mac McQuillin defeated opponent Rindy Ryan in the hotly contested race to fill the District 2 seat vacated by Doug Cooper, the Board was embroiled in controversy. At the time, the district … Continue reading Mac McQuillin: Persevering in the public eye