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    Catch of the day: Crews are due to wrap up emergency beach scraping this week. Returning the shoreline to more seasonal pursuits.
    Tanya Ackerman/Coastal Observer


    Pawleys Island: Scaled-back beach project gets on fast track

    A scaled-back beach nourishment project could start on Pawleys Island as early as March, widening a beach that has been eroded by storms each of the last three years and shoring up its appeal to summer visitors. The town’s beach committee this week approved an $11.8 million project that will put 725,000 cubic yards of offshore sand on 2.7 miles of beach. Read more…

    Beaches: DHEC rejects Hewitt’s call to delay new lines

    As the clock ticks down on the comment period for new lines that will expand state jurisdiction along portions of the Waccamaw Neck’s beachfront, state Rep. Lee Hewitt’s phone continues to ring. Read more …

    Growth: Forum helps residents map out the future

    It was a light-bulb moment. Not incandescent. Like a compact fluorescent, it took a little time to warm up, but then it illuminated the future for residents who gathered around maps of the Waccamaw Neck and tried to chart the way the area will grow. Read more...

    Highway 17: Foundation marks 10 years of keeping median green

    There were two killing frosts. Then summer was hotter and wetter than usual. Plants in the median of Highway 17 in Litchfield have endured worse. Read more...

    Education: ‘Little bakery guy’ makes big impact on special needs students

    Max Goree gets to work around 1:30 in the morning. He goes home around 6 in the evening. In between, he still finds time for the special needs students from Waccamaw High. It was part of his plan when he opened the Pawleys Island Bakery eight years ago. Read more...


    Volunteers set up color-coded lumber to prepare for Habitat’s “panel build” last week.

    Job sight: Habitat volunteers raise a house along with visibility

    The walls went up fast on Tim and Shakira Duncan’s new home. The morning sun had barely dried the dew on the carpet of grass. Read more ...


    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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