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    A summer to love: The full moon and summer solstice coincided for the first time since 1967, drawing spectators to the beach. The ‘strawberry moon’ rises over Pawleys Island.
    Tanya Ackerman/Coastal Observer

    THE WEEK’S TOP STORIES

    Election 2016: Candidates hunt for voters in Senate runoff

    Connie M. Graham of Pawleys Island is voting for Stephen Goldfinch in Tuesday’s state Senate District 34 Republican primary runoff. She’s the kind of passionate single-issue voter who will go to the polls when over 90 percent of the electorate stays home. Read more…

    Fishing: Murrells Inlet angler leads push for flounder limits

    Mike Brady of Murrells Inlet says he has thousands of signatures on a petition to restrict the individual flounder catch limit to five 15-inch fish a day for everyone: anglers and giggers. Read more …

    Environment: Oil drilling opponents win top conservation award

    Last year, they got a trophy in the Pawleys Island Fourth of July Parade. This year, organizers of a grassroots campaign against offshore oil drilling have been named Conservationist of the Year by the S.C. Wildlife Federation. Read more...

    Murrells Inlet: County will host meeting on dredging concerns

    Georgetown County Administrator Sel Hemingway says residents of Murrells Inlet will be invited to a public meeting in early July to get answers to their questions about an upcoming $10 million dredging project. Read more...

    Politics: Coroners’ suits against challengers raise scrutiny of state law

    The state law that sets the qualifications for candidates for coroner could come up for review in the legislature next year following a series of lawsuits by incumbents claiming their opponents don’t comply. Among those who want to take another look at the law is the head of the S.C. Coroners Association. Read more...


    THE WEEK’S FEATURED STORIES

    A red-tailed hawk is one of the patients at the Center for Birds of Prey.
    Tanya Ackerman/Coastal Observer

    Birds of prey: Staff and patients at center don’t get too attached

    Jim Elliott’s dedication to raptors began with a single injured osprey that he nursed back to health and returned to the wild. Read more ...


    BUSINESS NEWS

    Fashion: Canadian designer’s pants enjoy bipartisan support

    Lisette Limoges designs women’s pants. The ultimate pant, according to her, that flatter women of every body type and size. For women of all ages and lifestyles. Read more...


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