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    Pawleys Island fire: Two beachfront homes were destroyed by a fire early Wednesday morning. Firefighters kept it from reaching a third home.
    Tanya Ackerman/Coastal Observer

    THE WEEK’S TOP STORIES

    Safety: ‘Old time Pawleys fire’ destroys two homes

    Two beachfront houses were destroyed Wednesday morning in what the Midway and Rescue chief called “an old time Pawleys Island fire.” Read more…

    Golf carts: POA members vote down plan for new access

    Property owners in Pawleys Plantation narrowly defeated a proposal by their association board to create a second access to the gated community. It would have allowed golf cart, bicycle and pedestrian access to the South Causeway, giving residents and visitors a new route to the beach on Pawleys Island. Read more …

    Environment: Beach project seeks all the sand money can buy

    Over a million cubic yards of offshore sand will be pumped up to 3.5 miles to provide 60 acres of beach at high tide under a beach nourishment project for the town of Pawleys Island. Federal and state permitting agencies will take public comment of the proposal through March 18. Read more...

    Schools: Arrest over gum wrapper leads to student’s suit

    The father of a Waccamaw Middle School student who was arrested after allegedly hitting a teacher with a gum wrapper he was trying to throw in a waste basket has filed suit against the Georgetown County School District and the sheriff’s office for negligence, false arrest and defamation. Read more...

    Sports: Tough region is a plus for new WHS football coach

    The new head football coach at Waccamaw High knows how to motivate kids in the classroom and on the field. As Shane Fidler prepares to take over a program that went 1-9 last year, it’s his skill in another area that will also count: the hallway.

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    THE WEEK’S FEATURED STORIES

    Reagan Greene wheels herself back to class from the gym.
    Tanya Ackerman/Coastal Observer

    Health care: WES student still upbeat after 14 surgeries

    She’s always smiling. The attitude of Reagan Greene, an adventurous 8-year-old Waccamaw Elementary School student is a positive one. But Reagan is someone who has good cause to grimace. Reagan was born addicted to drugs and with two club feet. She has endured 14 surgeries, including a below-knee amputation, in the last three years. Read more ...


    BUSINESS NEWS

    Growler Chill: For beer startup, froth is only in sales

    Randy Hollister has literally tapped into the growing craft beer industry. Read more...


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