041615 News from Pawleys Island, Litchfield Beach, Murrells Inlet
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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...

A family escaped a fire Wednesday night that gutted a North Litchfield Beach home. Midway Fire and Rescue saved an adjoining house.
Nancy Crawford/Midway Fire and Rescue


Prince George: Family buys 1,200 acres for preservation

Property that was once appraised at $70 million for development was sold last week for $4 million in a deal intended to preserve it. The sale of the 1,200 acres between Pawleys Creek and the Waccamaw River at the Prince George tract settled 21 years of speculation, but left one question remaining: the identity of the buyer. Read more…

Pawleys Island: Town wants county to share cost of security cameras

Before the town of Pawleys Island spends $4,600 to install surveillance cameras at the popular south end beach access, it will ask Georgetown County, which owns the parking lot, to share the $185 monthly cost of operating the devices. Read more...

Highway 17: County plans update of 2003 corridor study

Georgetown County will take a new look at the Highway 17 corridor through Waccamaw Neck. A three-member committee of County Council will start work on an update to a 2003 corridor study. Read more...

Median: Landscape groups seek more reliable funding

Representatives from the four organizations that maintain the landscaped corridor on Highway 17 from Pawleys Island to Murrells Inlet will meet with Georgetown County Council Members John Thomas and Steve Goggans Friday to discuss future financing of the project. Read more...

Sandy Island: Grants sought for ferry service

Georgetown County is seeking up to $130,000 in mass transit grants to help provide ferry service to Sandy Island. The county has explored a variety of options for the service since 2009, when three island residents drowned while crossing the Waccamaw River at night in a storm. Read more...


Jay Butfiloski talks about coyote trapping techniques during a workshop this week.
Tanya Ackerman/Coastal Observer

The howl over coyotes

A coyote’s howl woke Linda and Larry Ketron of North Litchfield at 2 o’clock one morning this week. Read more ...


Supermarkets: Publix joins list of area grocery options

A refurbished Pawleys Island Plaza is nearing reality with the opening this week of its anchor store, a Publix grocery. Read more...

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