062217 News from Pawleys Island, Litchfield Beach, Murrells Inlet
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    Nesting season on track: Sea turtle tracks lead volunteer monitors to a nest on the north end of Pawleys Island. It was the ninth laid this season.
    Tanya Ackerman/Coastal Observer

    THE WEEK’S TOP STORIES

    Litchfield Plantation: Neighbors oppose multi-family development

    A plan for 34 multi-family units on the marsh at Litchfield Plantation meets all of Georgetown County’s requirements. Whether they comply with the deed restrictions for the community is another matter, one that is likely to end up in court. Read more…

    Pawleys Island: Town wants causeways pulled from county bike path plan

    The town of Pawleys Island will ask Georgetown County to drop plans for bike lanes on the North Causeway and South Causeway. “I’m personally concerned for the town,” Mayor Bill Otis said. Read more …

    Politics: Democrat makes early start in 7th District

    Following the near miss of Democrat Archie Parnell in the 5th Congressional District special election this week, Mal Hyman will file tomorrow for a second run in the 7th District. Read more...

    Schools: District plans for changes in leadership

    The Georgetown County School Board is due to name principals at three schools, including Waccamaw Elementary, next week. The hirings will set off a series of changes around the district, Superintendent Randy Dozier said, that will continue over the next year and will eventually include hiring his replacement. Read more...

    Environment: Scientists still study impact of ‘1,000-year flood’

    It is impossible to predict how harshly a weather event will affect the coast, but it’s better to be prepared.Read more...


    THE WEEK’S FEATURED STORIES

    Dominoes players gather at the Waccamaw Library once a month.
    Tanya Ackerman/Coastal Observer

    Beyond books: Technology drove libraries to become community centers

    Dwight McInvaill remembers when it all changed. “I can almost tell you the date,” he said. 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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