||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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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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Aaron Neville packed the Waccamaw High Performing Arts Center as the festival moved indoors during the weekend storm. |
Tanya Ackerman/Coastal Observer
Interviews with the performers.
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Georgetown County is growing its own tech businesses in a program called Startup.SC at the Litchfield Exchange.