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    Pushing back: Work began this week to push up new dunes on the south end of Pawleys Island to replace those flattened by Hurricane Irma.
    Charles Swenson/Coastal Observer

    THE WEEK’S TOP STORIES

    Hurricane Irma: Sand harder to find as dune building begins

    Crews that began work this week to push up dunes along the narrow south end of Pawleys Island after the third storm in three years found they have less sand to work with. That could be a factor as the town works to complete a major beach nourishment project. Read more…

    Hurricane Irma: Early estimate puts county damage at $3 million

    It’s been more than a week since Hurricane Irma blew through Georgetown County and a damage assessment has not been released. Read more …

    Schools: District and Justice Department agree to end federal oversight

    The Georgetown County School District and the U.S. Department of Justice will ask the federal District Court to end 47 years of oversight aimed at ensuring that the quality of children’s education isn’t determined by their race. Read more...

    Economic development: Council will giving industrial rezoning more study

    Orange stickers reading “Save the Sampit” flecked the shirts of more than 60 people who attended this week’s County Council meeting. Read more...

    Miss S.C.: After Miss America stage, no audience scares Suzi Roberts

    The days are long, but the year is short. Three months into her year of service as Miss South Carolina, Pawleys Island native Suzi Roberts returned from two weeks in Atlantic City and her chance at Miss America. Read more...


    THE WEEK’S FEATURED STORIES

    One of the floats that rode the tide on the Waccamaw in a benefit for the Riverkeeper.

    Ride the Tide: Messing about in floats to aid the Waccamaw Riverkeeper

    Cara Schildtknecht doesn’t spend as much time as she likes on the Waccamaw River. On Saturday, she got to spend time in the river. Read more ...


    BUSINESS NEWS

    Business: Ambassador chef captures Atlanta

    Keep your farms close and your seafood even closer. Buy local. That’s the way of chef Adam Kirby. Read more...


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