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Education: District gets double-excellent on state report card

The Georgetown County School District was one of seven in the state that received "excellent" overall ratings and "excellent" growth ratings on their annual report cards. Read more...

Pawleys Island residents and visitors gather for the town’s annual carol singing. It was held in the Nature Park on the North Causeway.
Tanya Ackerman/Coastal Observer


Land use: Planners review limits on digital billboards

A proliferation of digital billboards along the Waccamaw Neck Commercial Corridor seems unlikely, according to an outdoor media professional. Read more...

Crime: Deputies arrest suspect in take-out robberies

An Horry County man was arrested this week on five counts of armed robbery involving area take-out restaurants, according to the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office. Read more...

Pawleys Island: Judge ready to rule on groins permit appeal

A state judge is expected to rule soon on an appeal of Georgetown County’s state permit to build a 205-foot-long rock groin on the south end of Pawleys Island. It’s been over a year since Administrative Law Court Judge Phillip Lenski heard the appeal. Read more...

Schools: Playground equipment arrives in time for Christmas

To find out what the children at the Pawleys Island Child Development Center think about their new playground equipment, you could ask Jayden Simmons. But the 3-year-old won’t come out of the sliding tube because if he did, he would have to go inside and eat lunch with the other kids. Jayden would rather play. Read more...

Sports: Shrine Bowl’s first Warrior finds it’s more than a game

Waccamaw High’s Tyler Davis said he’s enjoying every experience this week as a member of the South Carolina Shrine Bowl football team. Read more...


Hannan Mackey, in blue, and Zoë Dear, in black, talk with Jim Dumm about Tara Hall.
Charles Swenson/Coastal Observer

Holiday benefits: Getting together in order to give

A women’s luncheon raises money for those in need, while girls host a party to aid troubled boys. Read more ...


Pawleys Island Pharmacy: Expansion gives Litchfield its first pharmacy since 1990s

Chief pharmacist Kelley Johnson recognized her very first customer at Pawleys Island Pharmacy’s new location in Litchfield Market Village. Read more...

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