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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...

Prepared for the worst: A buoy outside the Litchfield Beach Fish House urged caution during the height of the weekend storm..
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The flood: Caught between two storm, area avoided the worst

It was a storm with no name. In three and a half days, it dumped between 12 and 17 inches of rain on the Waccamaw Neck. Read more…

The flood: Pawleys may seek emergency beach repairs

It wasn’t the water that fell from the sky, but the water driven across the ocean by the a passing hurricane that caused the most damage on Pawleys Island. The town may seek state and federal permits to make emergency repairs along its eroded beachfront, Mayor Bill Otis said after walking the length of the beach Wednesday. Read more …

The flood: County prepares for a deluge of mosquitoes

Prepare for the next wave of trouble following last weekend’s flooding: mosquitoes. Ray Funnye, Georgetown County public works director, said mosquito control employees and contractors are preparing to begin aerial application of insecticide to get ahead of the expected swarm. Read more...

The flood: For scientists, a rare opportunity for study

William Conner was greeted by a chorus of frogs when he went to see how much damage this weekend’s heavy rain did to ongoing experiments in Strawberry Swamp at Hobcaw Barony. Read more...

Politics: Ray Cleary won’t run for fourth Senate term

The decision sets off a chain reaction as Rep. Stephen Goldfinch plans to seek the vacant seat, leaving an opening for candidates for his House district. Read more...


Aaron Neville packed the Waccamaw High Performing Arts Center as the festival moved indoors during the weekend storm.
Tanya Ackerman/Coastal Observer

Pawleys Festival of Music and Art in full swing for 25th season

Interviews with the performers. Read more ...


Startup.SC: Tech incubator turns ideas into reality

Georgetown County is growing its own tech businesses in a program called Startup.SC at the Litchfield Exchange. Read more...

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