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    Racing the clock: The crew from Gator Dredging assembles the dredge that will start clearing silt from Murrells Inlet's channel.
    Tanya Ackerman/Coastal Observer


    Murrells Inlet: Dredge crews will make up for lost time

    Dredging at Murrells Inlet began this week, nearly a month behind schedule. Read more…

    Pawleys Island: Even on fast track, beach project is still a year away

    The town of Pawleys Island is at least a year away from starting a beach nourishment project that it began developing after erosion caused by storms in October 2015. It hopes to submit applications to state and federal agencies next week, Administrator Ryan Fabbri said. Those applications are key to securing matching funds from the state. Read more …

    Roads: Pawleys Plantation golf cart route will require hearing

    A plan to add a second access for golf carts and bikes at Pawleys Plantation will require a public hearing and a zoning change for the gated community, according to Georgetown County’s planning director. Read more...

    Schools: NAACP opposes end to federal oversight of district

    In almost 20 years of oversight of the Georgetown County School District, the U.S. Department of Justice has done nothing to end discrimination, according to the incoming president of the local NAACP chapter. But the group wants that oversight to continue, saying it provides leverage to press for needed change more than 45 years after the federal courts ordered the county schools to desegregate. Read more...

    Legislature: Trump’s U.N. pick changes outlook for S.C.

    State Sen. Stephen Goldfinch and House Rep. Lee Hewitt will arrive in Columbia next week to be sworn into office and receive their committee assignments. Neither could have predicted just how interesting things would be as they start new jobs in the S.C. General Assembly. Read more...


    Lights over the Fountain of the Muses for Brookgreen’s Nights of a Thousand Candles.
    Tanya Ackerman/Coastal Observer

    Brookgreen Gardens: The season of light arrives

    For Jon McGann, exhibits supervisor for Brookgreen Gardens’ “Nights of a Thousand Candles,” Christmas is here. Read more ...


    Startup with a twist: Pretzel company emerges from county business incubator

    When Bob and Caryl Browner served their homemade pretzels at parties, guests would say they should start a business. There could be dough in this dough, so they began selling homemade pretzels to restaurants and food truck operators. Read more...

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