111617 News from Pawleys Island, Litchfield Beach, Murrells Inlet
Coastal Observer: News from Pawleys Island, Litchfield Beach, Murrells Inlet
Contact us by e-mail
By phone: (843) 237-8438 | By fax: (843) 235-0084
By mail: P.O. Box 1170, Pawleys Island, South Carolina 29585
Street Address: 97 Commerce Drive, Pawleys Island

Photo Galleries
Local Events
Send a Letter
Ad Specs

[click for pdf]

Special Issue

[Click to view pdf]

Click here to find a print version

News update:

    Doing the strut: Lou Hipp was out walking his dog when runners in the 25th Guy Osborne Memorial Turtle Strut caught up with him, so he picked up the pace.
    Tanya Ackerman/Coastal Observer


    Pawleys Island: On Day 1, new council finds budget deficit

    The Pawleys Island Town Council that was sworn in this week faces a $438,000 budget deficit. The mayor and four council members have a month to consider their options before giving final approval to the plan that includes a new Town Hall and the engineering work for a beach nourishment project. Read more…

    Honors: Outgoing mayor receives Order of the Palmetto

    Bill Otis closed out his tenure as mayor of Pawleys Island with South Carolina’s highest honor, the Order of the Palmetto. Read more …

    Education: Even paper airplanes require STEM skills

    With 15 minutes and a few sheets of paper, Boeing put the future workforce to the test. Read more...

    Budgets: County yields to technology in repeal of Swatzel Rule

    It doesn’t rise to the level of Obamacare or the Hatch Act, but the Swatzel Rule has governed the way Georgetown County approves its budget since the start of the 21st century. It is now headed toward the same fate as the Volstead Act. Read more...

    Churches: Foundation founder keeps pastor’s legacy alive

    Standing before the pulpit where her grandfather used to preach, Amber Nelson stirred up the crowd on a Saturday afternoon at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Read more...


    Jonathan Poole aims for the hole at the course he designed in Stables Park.

    Flying the green: Disc golfers build a course at Stables Park

    The tee shot stayed low under the limbs of the live oak that framed the fairway and curled gently toward the target. It was a little long, leaving Jonathan Poole with a 12-foot putt for a birdie. His aim was true, but the putt broke left. He settled for par. “It’s not as easy as it looks,” Poole said. Read more ...


    Business: Ambassador chef captures Atlanta

    Keep your farms close and your seafood even closer. Buy local. That’s the way of chef Adam Kirby. Read more...

    Buy Photo Reprints

    © 2017 Coastal Observer
    Home | Photos | Obits | Classified | Local Events | Ad Specs | Subscribe