President of SlapDash Publishing, Daniel is the author of two books about the good old days at Carolina Beach, North Carolina. Carolina Beach, NC - Images and Icons of a Bygone Era, Volume 1 and Friends & Neighbors Remembered, Volume 2. He is an avid photographer, graphic designer, biology teacher and videographer. Born in Wilmington, NC and raised at Carolina Beach and Teachey, NC, Daniel is phenomenally proud of his heritage and strives to create beautiful books that accurately and colorfully reflect the local culture and history of the lower Cape Fear region. Daniel is a direct descendant of Blackbeard and struggles daily not to wreak havoc among the southward sailing vessels that ply the Intracoastal waterway.
“I attended Harrells Christian Academy in Sampson County, from Kindergarten through 12th grade. I have a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology from University of North Carolina at Wilmington and a Masters of Science in Biology-Ecology from the University of Guam. I attended school in Guam for four years - coming home every Christmas and summer. I was inducted into the Ancient Order of the Chamorri by Governor Joseph Ada in June, 1994. While I truly enjoyed my time spent in Guam, there is no place like being home in North Carolina. I was the Commercial Production Manager and Webmaster for WECT TV-6 for 7 years and I am now a Biology instructor at Cape Fear Community College.”
Daniel loves technology and collects all things made by Apple Inc. Trying new foods and cuisines is his passion. Not surprisingly, his family has a long and varied history in the restaurant business. On that point, he considers Britt’s Donuts “the pinnacle of culinary perfection” and he has authored a book on the subject. He lives near Hampstead on the intracoastal waterway.
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I am always
on the look out for old ads, images, artifacts and so on. Recently,
I have been hankerin' for a few good photographs from the old-ish
skating rink on Oleander Drive in Wilmington - SportsWorld.
Back in the 1970s, I spent many an evening there skating,
playing video games, listening to disco music and enjoying
all that blue shag carpet on the walls. If you have any
decent photos of SportsWorld - I would love to borrow
them. Especially of the inside - people "shootin'
the duck", roller dancing or disco dancing. I'd
give them right back and you would have my undying appreciation.
I even had those goofy lights you could snap to the bottom
of your skates.