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Sleep King – Where the Prices Are a Sweet Dream!

There are a lot of mattress companies in South Carolina that claim to have the perfect mattress for everyone. At Sleep King, we believe that every person is different and has different needs when it comes to their mattress. That’s why our mattress store in Daniel Island, SC, has a wide variety of beds and brands to choose from. That way, you can find the right mattress for your body and get the very best sleep quality possible.

As a family-owned and operated mattress store with more than 40 years of experience in the sleep industry, we know a thing or two about comfortable mattresses. Daniel Island residents choose Sleep King because we provide our customers with a personalized shopping experience. When you walk through our showroom doors, we want you to feel comfortable – both on our mattresses and with our store associates. At Sleep King, you won’t ever have to worry about pushy salespeople and limited selection. Instead, you will discover that we encourage you to take your time as you search for your next bed. Sleep is incredibly important, and by proxy, finding the right mattress for your body type is too.

When you visit our showroom in Daniel Island, know that we are a full-service store with mattress experts ready to help. From questions about mattresses and their warranties to financing and mattress delivery, there’s no question we haven’t heard before.

We carry some of the most popular brands in America, and unlike other mattress stores in Daniel Island, offer them at the lowest prices around, guaranteed. There’s a reason why we were voted your #1 mattress store in the Lowcountry – because we truly care about our customers and their quality of sleep!

Looking for discounts? Need to buy your mattress on a strict budget? We’ve got you covered at our new mattress clearance center in Daniel Island, where we have more than 50 models on display at 50-80% off retail value. Don’t forget to ask us about our flexible financing options, where no credit is needed to make a purchase. Paying cash? We’ll knock 5% off your bill!

As if that weren’t enough reason to visit, remember that we provide free delivery, setup, and removal of your old mattress for FREE when you make a purchase at Sleep king.

Why Choose Our Mattress
Store in Daniel Island, SC?

Our business model is simple – give customers quality beds from national brands at amazing prices, coupled with unmatched customer service. We know that your sleep is essential but also understand that normal folks aren’t made of money. You need a solution that isn’t going to break the bank, which is why we offer up to 75% off our products.

When we say we have a bed for every budget, we’re serious.
A few of our mix and match deals include:

Sets Prize
Twin Mattress Sets Beginning at $99
Full Mattress Sets Beginning at $139
Queen Mattress Sets Beginning at $149
King Mattress Sets Beginning at $299

Of course, a mattress would be incomplete without a headboard, footboard, and rails. For queen mattresses, those items combined are only $199. At our mattress store, we pledge to beat any competitor’s price on similar product specs – guaranteed! Here are just a few of the benefits of shopping at Mattress King

  • *FREE* Bed Frame for Your New Bed*
  • *FREE* Same-Day Local Mattress Delivery to Your Home*
  • *FREE* Set-Up & Removal of Old Mattress from Your Home*
  • *FREE* Mattress Pad Included with New Mattress*
  • Rest Easy with Our 60-Day Comfort Guarantee
  • We Have the Best Selection of Mattresses in Daniel Island with Five National Vendors
  • On-Time Delivery
  • Best Warranties in the Industry
  • Sleep King Will Beat Anyone’s Advertise Price by $50*(on purchases $299 and above)
  • 0% Financing for 48 Months (APR, With Approved Credit)
  • *See Store for Additional Details
Our Selection of National Mattress Brands

Our Selection of
National Mattress
Brands

At Sleep King, we carry the largest selection of high-quality national brand mattresses in Daniel Island.

Sleep King Tempurpedic Mattresses

Sleep King Tempurpedic Mattresses

Often considered the best mattress brand in the world, innovation sets Tempurpedic mattresses apart from others. Our customers love Tempurpedic mattresses because they are expertly built through decades of research and rigorous testing. The folks at Tempurpedic are committed to precision, meaning every detail of product detail they push is geared towards the ultimate satisfaction and comfort.

Sleep King Serta iComfort Mattresses

Sleep King Serta iComfort Mattresses

Serta iComfort: Serta’s iComfort line of mattresses are multi-layered beds with cooling foam technology that adds resilience, support, and temperature control. The result is a cool, comfy sleep that leaves you refreshed and ready to attack the day.

Sleep King Simmons Beautysleep Mattresses

Sleep King Simmons Beautysleep Mattresses

Every mattress in the Simmons Beautysleep lineup has a great combo of support and comfort, making for a restful night’s sleep. With heavy-gauge coils and high-performance materials, these mattresses are durable and built to last. Be sure to try one of these mattresses out in our showroom – our customers love the pocketed coils and minimal motion transfer.

Sleep King Bed Boss Mattresses

Sleep King Bed Boss Mattresses

The Bed Boss brand is lesser known than some, like Tempurpedic. Still, it is a quality product with many foam and non-foam options that we think you’ll love. Choose from standard memory foam, hybrid, and innerspring options while visiting our showroom in Daniel Island.

Tips on Choosing the Best Bed

There’s much more to choosing a good bed than how you think it will look in your bedroom. There’s plenty to think about, from innerspring options to memory foam and even hybrid mattresses. At Sleep King, our priority is our customers. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service. We want to do right by you, which why we want to be sure you find the perfect bed when you visit our mattress store in Daniel Island, SC. To help you get started, here are a few tips on choosing the best bed for your sleep needs.

Visit a Showroom

Visit a Showroom

This tip might seem like a no-brainer to some, but it’s important that you visit a showroom so that you can lay on different beds to get a feel for what you like. At Mattress King, you will have the chance to explore different styles, designs, and shapes, and mattress materials. Finding a bed online at a price you can afford is great, but you should lie on the bed first, not just look at it on a screen.

Determine Budget

Determine Budget

Here’s a surprising fact: just because a mattress costs more money, it doesn’t mean it’s going to be a better bed. Sure, more expensive beds might have newer technologies and materials, but not everyone has the budget to walk into a mattress store in Daniel Island and spend $3,000. Figure out what price range you’re comfortable paying and look at the best options for your bottom line.

Consider Bedroom Size

Consider Bedroom Size

Before you swing by our showroom and start trying out beds, it might be a good idea to measure the space where your new mattress will go. If your bedroom is on the small side, a king-sized bed might be too big. Similarly, a small bed in a huge room might make for strange aesthetics. Aim for a reasonable amount of room around your bed – enough where you can walk around comfortably. As mentioned above, get specific measurements of the area you plan to use. That way, you have peace of mind knowing your new mattress will fit in your bedroom.

Consider Bedroom Size

Choose a Mattress Material

This tip often comes down to personal preference. It will take a little bit of trial and error to figure out which material works best for your back – innerspring, memory foam, or latex. While your friend’s and family’s opinions matter, keep in mind that their mattress choice was subjective. What works for them won’t necessarily work for you.

Need a quick refresher on different mattress materials? Here’s a quick overview

Innerspring

Also called coil mattresses, innerspring beds are probably the most well-known on this short list. Innerspring mattresses are often more affordable than their latex and memory foam counterparts. These beds are ideal for people who want a lot of support and a cooler night’s sleep.

Latex

This material is known for its great cooling properties and overall comfort. With latex, there are no strange off-gassing odors like you sometimes get with memory foam. Latex mattresses are ideal for people who want a responsive, bouncy feel and may have problems sleeping hot.

Memory Foam

First developed by NASA in the 70s, memory foam is probably the most popular material in the modern mattress market. Memory foam conforms to every inch of your body, giving you maximum comfort and support. Memory foam is also know for its anti-motion properties. Memory foam can be a great choice if you tend to toss and turn at night and sleep with a partner who wakes up when you do. Memory foam mattresses are ideal for people who need pressure relief, good support, and refreshing comfort.

Think About Your Back

Think About Your Back

If you have a bad back, it’s crucial that you find a mattress with proper support. Slat and spring beds often offer plenty of support, but latex and memory foam options have come a long way. If you want memory foam or latex but find the support to be subpar, consider an adjustable base instead of a normal platform. That way, you can always sleep in a comfortable position that benefits your back.

Your Premier Furniture Store
Daniel Island, SC

You read that right! Sleep King is the first choice for quality beds in Daniel Island, but we also have a huge selection of furniture for your home. If you’re looking for a one-stop-shop for mattresses and furniture alike, you have come to the right place. If you’re shopping for a new mattress at the best price possible, why not throw in a bedroom suite at an amazing price too?

A few common furniture items that our customers love to add
to their mattress purchase include:

Living Room Sets – from traditional-style suites with classic textures to modern sets with attractive upholstery, we will help you find the best living room set for your home.

Bedroom Suites – our bedroom suites range from contemporary to classic and come in a variety of colors and styles to compliment your new mattress purchase.

Daybeds – from English-style daybeds available in espresso and cherry colors to multi-purpose beds with pull-out trundles, our selection of daybeds is unbeatable.

Futons – if you have younger children, they will love our futons. Who are we kidding? Adults do too! Futons are incredibly useful in small spaces and convert into comfy-cozy beds perfect for kids of all ages.

Bunkbeds – bunkbeds are another great option to consider if you have kids. Whether you have a classic-style home or an apartment, we have a style that fits you.

At Sleep King, we are proud to have the lowest prices in the Lowcountry

If you like what you see but don't have time to visit our mattress store in Daniel Island, don’t worry. Our online store is bursting with new items and deals every day. From mattresses and bedding to furniture sets and special sale items, Mattress King has got it all. With the highest quality mattresses, the best prices in Daniel Island, a giant showroom with all the options, and a full team of helpful sales associates, you won’t ever need to find another mattress and furniture store again!

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Latest News in Daniel Island

Meeting Notes - January 6, 2022

Here are upcoming development plans before the City of Charleston and results specific to Daniel Island and the Cainhoy area. All meetings are open for public comment except the Technical Review Committee (TRC) meetings. Learn more online at charleston-sc.gov/AgendaCenter/.Date: Jan. 6• A preliminary subdivision plat for Cainhoy Del Webb Phase 1 at Clements Ferry Road and Cainhoy Road (first review). The site is a 160.9-acre plat for a major subdivision that would include 164 lots for single family residential development....

Here are upcoming development plans before the City of Charleston and results specific to Daniel Island and the Cainhoy area. All meetings are open for public comment except the Technical Review Committee (TRC) meetings. Learn more online at charleston-sc.gov/AgendaCenter/.

Date: Jan. 6

• A preliminary subdivision plat for Cainhoy Del Webb Phase 1 at Clements Ferry Road and Cainhoy Road (first review). The site is a 160.9-acre plat for a major subdivision that would include 164 lots for single family residential development. The owner is Pulte Home Company LLC. The applicant is Thomas & Hutton. Contact: Will Cox, cox.w@tandh.com.

• Road construction plans for Cainhoy Del Webb Phase 1 at Clements Ferry Road and Cainhoy Road (first review). The site is a 160.9-acre plat for road construction plans that would include 164 lots for single family residential development. The owner is Pulte Home Company LLC. The applicant is Thomas & Hutton. Contact: Will Cox, cox.w@tandh.com.

• Road construction plans for the Marshes at Daniel Island Phases 1A & 1B for a major subdivision at 144 Fairbanks Drive on Daniel Island (8th review). This is a 16.78-acre plat for road construction plans on a 56-lot subdivision. The owner is SM Charleston, LLC. The applicant is SeamonWhiteside. Contact: Zim Fant, zfant@seamonwhiteside.com.

• A site plan for Woodfield Cooper River Farms II at Enterprise Boulevard on Cainhoy (pre-application). This is a 2.7-acre plat for a 71 multifamily unit development. The owner is Woodfield Acquisitions. The applicant is SeamonWhiteside. Contact: Hampton Young, hyoung@seamonwhiteside.com.

Date: Dec. 23

• A preliminary subdivision plat for Parcel K Infrastructure at 2000 Daniel Island Drive on Daniel Island (first review). This is a 36.9-acre plat for public roadway, utilities, stormwater and a major subdivision (4 lots) for future development. The owner is Holder Properties. The applicant is SeamonWhiteside. Contact: Abigail Richardson, arichardson@seamonwhiteside.com. Results: Revise and resubmit to TRC.

• Road construction plans for Parcel K Infrastructure at 2000 Daniel Island Drive on Daniel Island (first review). This is a 36.9-acre plat for public roadway, utilities, stormwater and a major subdivision (4 lots) for future development. The owner is Holder Properties. The applicant is SeamonWhiteside. Contact: Abigail Richardson, arichardson@seamonwhiteside.com. Results: Revise and resubmit to TRC.

•A site plan for Nowell Creek Multifamily at Daniel Island Drive on Daniel Island (first review). This is a 9.02-acre plat for a 320-unit multifamily development. The owner is Holder Properties. The applicant is SeamonWhiteside. Contact: Rivers Cape, rcape@seamonwhiteside.com. Results: Revise and resubmit to TRC.

• Berkeley County Council meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Berkeley County Administration Building, 1003 Highway 52, Moncks Corner.

• Berkeley County Board of Education meetings are held twice each month. Executive Committee meets at 5:30 p.m.; meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.

• Charleston City Council conducts its meetings on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at 5 p.m.

Daniel Island Neighborhood Association to recap 2021, hold officer elections

The Daniel Island Neighborhood Association (DINA) will hold an in-person meeting on Thursday, Jan. 13, for the purpose of electing new officers. The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. at the new community center at Governor’s Park, 160 Fairbanks Drive.Organizers encourage all Daniel Island residents to attend to learn more about the association, meet the candidates and vote. All residents of Daniel Island are eligible to be members and to vote and there is no fee to join.DINA was founded by a group of citizens in 1997 to add...

The Daniel Island Neighborhood Association (DINA) will hold an in-person meeting on Thursday, Jan. 13, for the purpose of electing new officers. The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. at the new community center at Governor’s Park, 160 Fairbanks Drive.

Organizers encourage all Daniel Island residents to attend to learn more about the association, meet the candidates and vote. All residents of Daniel Island are eligible to be members and to vote and there is no fee to join.

DINA was founded by a group of citizens in 1997 to address common concerns in relation to the city and development and life on the island. It exists as a civic voice for Daniel Island residents within the City of Charleston and Berkeley County governments as well as surrounding communities.

At the meeting, DINA will hold an election for all board offices, including president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer. Current DINA President Greg Taylor said there will also be a brief year end recap of all that DINA accomplished in 2021. “It’s actually pretty extensive, even given the long, exhausting COVID interruption,” he said.

The main focus will be the election, Taylor said, with plans to announce the winners within 24 to 48 hours after the meeting.

Below is a brief description of each candidate. More information can be found on the Daniel Island property owner’s association website at dicommunity.org/announcements/dina-board-election-announcement/.

President

Running for president are Doyle Hopper and Andrea Sullivan. Hopper is a retired steel executive. He notes that he started at the bottom of the organization and, after 29 years, retired as an executive with the company managing a facility with $500 million in revenue.

Sullivan has over 20 years of experience as an educational facilities planner in the K-12 public school arena, which includes intergovernmental relations, design and development, and working with stakeholders.

Vice President

Danielle Beer and Bob Michalak are the candidates for vice president. Beer has experience as an educator, in technology startups, and as a Realtor and real estate investor. Michalak has decades of experience practicing law in the construction and development fields, and has degrees in mechanical and chemical engineering.

Treasurer

Zach Hasseler and Kelly Stechmesser are seeking the treasurer position. Hasseler works as an executive at a health care company, oversees business operations for a local Fluor Corporation office, and has served as an officer on other boards and associations. Stechmesser, who is running for reelection as treasurer, has an accounting degree from Clemson and has lived on Daniel Island for 20 years.

Secretary

The two candidates interested in serving as DINA secretary are Debbie Geilfuss and Steve Sarkees. Geilfuss has lived on Daniel Island for 20 years and most recently worked at Bishop England as a bookkeeper, administrative assistant and business manager. Sarkees is a commissioned officer in the Coast Guard and is a graduate of the Charleston School of Law.

Questions can be directed to the current President Greg Taylor at DanielIslandNeighborhood@gmail.com or Kelly Stechmesser at kstechmesser@yahoo.com.

BE athletics aid community over holiday break

The Bishop England High School athletic teams have been successful on the playing field throughout the years. If you need proof, just take a look at the number of times the Bishops have earned the Carlisle Cup, an award given annually to the top athletic programs in the state, based on enrollment classification. The Bishops have won the award every year since its inception in the 2002-03 academic year.But the Bishops have also fared well in arenas such as community service and that was evident during this holiday season. Three of the ...

The Bishop England High School athletic teams have been successful on the playing field throughout the years. If you need proof, just take a look at the number of times the Bishops have earned the Carlisle Cup, an award given annually to the top athletic programs in the state, based on enrollment classification. The Bishops have won the award every year since its inception in the 2002-03 academic year.

But the Bishops have also fared well in arenas such as community service and that was evident during this holiday season. Three of the school’s programs — baseball, wrestling and boys’ lacrosse — scored victories by helping those in need at Christmas time.

The baseball team, under coach Mike Darnell, served more than 100 families during the 2021 holiday season through the James Island Outreach.

Donica Dennis, a baseball mom, coordinated the service projects that helped collect about 400 pairs of socks, 65 blankets, 60 bottles of shampoo, 100 bars of soap, 75 tubes of toothpaste, 75 razors, more than 100 toothbrushes and countless amounts of food.

Meanwhile, the boys’ lacrosse team, coached by Tyler Tracy, worked together to help give a South Carolina family a special Christmas. Senior player Zach Skipper led the team’s service project with the Charleston Elves organization.

Thanks to team donations and the support of the school during two doughnut fundraisers, BE lacrosse was able to fulfill two children’s wish lists and give a family $700 in donations.

Finally, the wrestling team, coached by Paul Spence, helped the Lowcountry Food Bank by packing over 850 boxes of goods for senior citizens in the community.

Athletic Director Paul Runey said helping others allows the student-athletes to appreciate what they have.

“The more you teach the kids to give back to those less fortunate, the average kid will appreciate more what they do have,” Runey said. “We need to realize high school students can make a difference in other people’s lives.”

Darnell, the longtime BE baseball coach, said his teams have been involved in helping others during his tenure. The team’s outreach started with its connection to the Charleston Miracle League — a program that provides a life-changing experience for children and adults with mental and physical challenges — through a community supported baseball league.

Darnell said the baseball program gets behind projects that the players and families want to support and that was the case this year with the James Island Outreach.

“It’s easy to help people,” Darnell said. “We have proven you can help people with little effort. This is something we put together in very little time.

“It’s a matter of sending out an email telling everyone what we’re going to do and who we’re trying to help,” Darnell added. “Our people step up. They always do.”

‘Transit deserts’ remain as Charleston continues to grow

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - As cars sped down Rivers Avenue past the Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority’s North Charleston SuperStop, Roy Briggs sat outside, waiting for his bus to arrive.“They need more buses,” Briggs said. “This place is getting bigger.”The Lowcountry’s cities and suburbs have seen a sharp growth in population and development in recent years, with Census Bureau estimates showing a 23 percent increase in residents across the tri-county area over the last 10 year...

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - As cars sped down Rivers Avenue past the Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority’s North Charleston SuperStop, Roy Briggs sat outside, waiting for his bus to arrive.

“They need more buses,” Briggs said. “This place is getting bigger.”

The Lowcountry’s cities and suburbs have seen a sharp growth in population and development in recent years, with Census Bureau estimates showing a 23 percent increase in residents across the tri-county area over the last 10 years.

From Daniel Island to Dorchester County, parts of the Charleston area that were once sparsely populated have become packed with new houses, apartments, and employment centers, leading to increased traffic on major thoroughfares like I-26 and two-lane highways such as Ashley River Road.

With the Lowcountry’s population continuing to surge, has the region’s public transit infrastructure kept up with the growth?

Daniel Island is filled with walkable neighborhoods, businesses along Seven Farms Drive, and sizable office buildings that are home to large employers such as Benefitfocus and Blackbaud.

Just a few decades ago, nearly all of the buildings that can now be found within this suburban section of the City of Charleston did not exist. Now, Daniel Island is one of Berkeley County’s most expensive areas to live, with I-526 serving as the primary way in and out.

However, despite Daniel Island’s transformation, the community remains a transit desert, with no CARTA or TriCounty Link buses that would allow people to commute to or from the opportunities that exist on the island.

“Transit desert is a technical term used to describe an area where you have a high demand for public transit but a low supply, or you don’t have any public transit supply at all in that region,” University of Texas at Austin Urban Information Lab Director Junfeng Jiao explained.

Jiao, who came up with the term “transit desert” nearly a decade ago, studies places across the United States where there is a lack of public transportation.

North Charleston sits just across the Cooper River from Daniel Island, with the Don Holt Bridge connecting the two, but if one does not have a car or cannot afford a taxi or rideshare service, traveling from one side of the river can be easier said than done. There is no sidewalk or bike lane on the bridge and no public buses travel over it.

“Not everybody can afford a car. Not everybody can drive a car. Not everybody is willing to drive a car,” Jiao said.

Daniel Island is far from the only part of the Charleston area that is not served by public transportation.

In North Charleston, Palmetto Commerce Parkway has become one of the Lowcountry’s primary centers for industrial jobs, with numerous warehouses and facilities for companies such as Mercedes-Benz, FedEx, and Boeing lining the road. However, much of the Palmetto Commerce Parkway corridor does not have bus service.

Getting to Charleston County’s coastal communities, where there are a number of large employers in the hospitality industry, is also an arduous task using public transportation.

“Most of the people don’t want to hire you if you got to use mass transit as your way of getting to work,” Briggs said.

CARTA’s 31 bus travels along Folly Road on James Island, but terminates more than two miles before downtown Folly Beach. At Kiawah Island, TriCounty Link’s C204 bus only travels as far as Freshfields Village, but does not reach the island itself. Isle of Palms and Sullivan’s Island also do not have daily mass transit service.

“If you don’t have a car, you cannot afford, or you cannot drive a car, your life depends on bus schedules, so you have to carefully plan out your day based on bus schedules,” Jiao said. “If you miss a bus or if the bus is coming late, your day is totally changed.”

In some areas of the Lowcountry where there are public buses, there are limitations as to when service is in operation.

CARTA’s XP3 bus, which connects the Dorchester Village Shopping Center at the southern edge of Summerville with downtown Charleston, does not operate on weekends.

On CARTA’s main routes between downtown Charleston and West Ashley, the last outbound bus on Sunday evenings leaves at 6:05 while the route along Coleman Boulevard in Mount Pleasant does not run on Sundays at all.

“We believe our service is actually running at the hours that demand dictates,” CARTA Chairman Mike Seekings said, adding that the agency needs to ensure that when they send buses to places, people are in fact utilizing them.

With more people moving to the Lowcountry on a daily basis, could changes be made to local transit systems?

“I think the region is finally sort of getting to a place where there’s recognition that transit is vital to the health of a community,” Charleston Moves Executive Director Katie Zimmerman said. “Transportation options affect everyone.”

Charleston Moves advocates for walkers, bikers, and transit riders in the Lowcountry, but Zimmerman said that improved public transportation would impact car drivers as well, potentially leading to fewer personal vehicles on the road.

“Since right now, we’re a state where the majority of trips are taken by motor vehicle, I would guess that what bothers people the most is sitting in traffic,” Zimmerman said. “If we can chip away at that, wouldn’t that be wonderful? Wouldn’t you be so happy to see fewer cars on the road?”

Zimmerman added that alleviating transit deserts would have positive environmental impacts and allow for reduced vehicle emissions, noting that “transportation is the largest source of climate changing emissions in our state at this point.”

“Even if you’re never going to get out of your car, you’re going to want to be involved and support these other modes of transit,” Zimmerman said.

The Lowcountry does not have commuter rail, light rail, or bus lanes, but over the last few years, some changes have been made to the region’s transit network.

“This summer, we ran what we consider to be a very successful pilot program going to Isle of Palms from Mount Pleasant,” Seekings said, referring to the Beach Reach shuttle that operated on weekends. “We had the oldest fleet of buses in America just four years ago. We’re in the process of [the] complete replacement of those.”

Another initiative, Lowcountry Rapid Transit, is expected to bring increased bus service that will run from downtown Charleston along the Rivers Avenue corridor to Ladson, but the project is not slated to be completed until 2026 and is no longer set to terminate in downtown Summerville.

“As the region grows, we’re going to grow with it,” Seekings said. “As with any agency, we do have funding limitations. We get funding sources from a number of different places, but those limitations are real. We put equipment on the road. We get it to the places that we know people need the service within our budget limitations. We don’t have an endless budget.”

“Recently the federal government has made a huge commitment to investing in regional and local public transportation and we expect CARTA to be the beneficiary of that,” Seekings added. “We’ll use those resources to make sure that the service goes to places that people need to go, where they’re going from, and we will look to expansion of services as our budget expands.”

With transit deserts such as Daniel Island remaining, do recent efforts go far enough to add local public transportation options?

“I would say the number one issue with why we don’t have the transit system we should is because we are not investing in it,” Zimmerman said. “The state invests very little in public transit in South Carolina and meanwhile at the same time, we’re investing literally billions trying to set aside for highway construction [and] highway widening.”

Zimmerman cited the South Carolina Department of Transportation’s proposed changes to I-526, which are estimated to cost $4 billion.

“If we as a community and as a state were willing to invest in transit the way apparently some agencies are willing to invest in highways, we would be doing a lot better,” Zimmerman said.

For a map of CARTA bus routes, click here. A map of TriCounty Link bus routes can be viewed here.

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Iron Horses’ Haight closes in on scoring milestone

Philip Simmons High School basketball standout Miles Haight should be celebrating a milestone right about now. Instead, he’s doing what he does best and that’s work, work and work some more.The talented senior has scored 747 points in his career and still has a chance to join his brother, Marc, and former teammate, Jaylen Green, as the only members of the Iron Horse 1,000-point club.But the COVID-19 pandemic wiped out a good portion of his junior season. The Iron Horses played only nine games last winter and that co...

Philip Simmons High School basketball standout Miles Haight should be celebrating a milestone right about now. Instead, he’s doing what he does best and that’s work, work and work some more.

The talented senior has scored 747 points in his career and still has a chance to join his brother, Marc, and former teammate, Jaylen Green, as the only members of the Iron Horse 1,000-point club.

But the COVID-19 pandemic wiped out a good portion of his junior season. The Iron Horses played only nine games last winter and that could cost him a chance to join the scoring fraternity. He needs 253 points to reach 1,000 and has 13 regular-season games and potentially five postseason games to hit the goal.

He didn’t fret, didn’t complain about last year’s short-circuited season. He hit the weight room hard, working out every day to become a better player. The state coaches’ association noticed his work ethic and talent, and selected him as one of the top five seniors in Class AA to begin the 2021-22 season.

He’s responded by averaging 19 points 10 assists and six rebounds per game. But when he talks about his final season, it’s all about the team, which owns an 11-2 record and the No. 2 ranking in the state heading into this week.

“Our goals this season are to win our region and win the (Class AA) state championship,” Haight said. “The team is special this year, and I truly believe we can have a historical year.”

If the Iron Horses accomplish that, Haight will have a major role. He’s worked to become faster and stronger, and while he’s never been a 98-pound weakling, he has transformed his body to become physical.

“Miles has worked harder than anyone on the team,” coach Garret Campbell said at the start of this season. “He’s worked hard and has deserved all the accolades he’s received.”

Haight said, “I’ve always tried to be the hardest worker in the gym no matter what my size. But I really started to spend quality time in the weight room over quarantine. I knew the physicality aspect of my game was lacking, so I made it my goal to religiously lift every day.”

He earned all-state honors last winter and is on pace to become a two-time selection. His honors, awards and talent make him a marked man at times.

“Earning all-state and being named one of the top five seniors in the state is nice, but it puts a target on my back every time I step on the floor,” Haight said. “I know that I’m going to have the opponents’ best defender on me, and it pushes me to prove myself every game.”

He also works hard in the classroom. He’s an “A” student and has a 4.95 weighted GPA on the PSHS scale. He’s headed to college next fall and if the opportunity to play at the next level happens. He will embrace it. Stay tuned.

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