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WHS football: Warriors upset Carvers Bay 21-8

Kelton Grant provided the opening and closing shots, and the Waccamaw defense added the mettle that fueled the Warriors 21-8 upset of visiting Carvers Bay in Friday's home opener. Read more...

Melody Romero, 5, shares a secret with her great-grandma Jo Fick during Grandparent's Day at Waccamaw Elementary School.
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Politics: As challenger blurs party lines, incumbent say it’s a GOP world

Rep. Stephen Goldfinch says a Democrat can no longer be effective in the South Carolina House and he should return for a second term as representative from District 108.


Litchfield shooting: 911 recording shows mother’s concern for suicidal woman

A woman who was shot and killed by a deputy in Litchfield in July had been posting messages on Facebook all day saying she planned to kill herself. She was involved in a dispute over custody of her 3-year-old daughter. Read more...

Education: Charter school gets $6 million federal loan

The Coastal Montessori Charter School will receive a $6 million federal loan to buy and build on a campus between Hagley Estates and Allston Plantation. The charter board approved the agreement this week. Read more...

Education: School board approves outsourcing deal for substitutes

Principals say they don’t object to the Georgetown County School District’s plan to outsource substitute teachers as long as they can keep their current subs. Read more...

Library: Series delves into Gullah culture

The Georgetown County Library will begin a year-long series of programs on the rice culture Sunday afternoon that will culminate in a festival in 2015. Read more...


Hurricane Hugo created a new inlet that cut off the south end of Pawleys Island on Sept. 21-22, 1989.
Photo by Brewster Buck

Hurricane Hugo: Stories from the storm

George Blaylock lost a house on Pawleys Island, but gained a sailboat in Georgetown. Read more ...

Do you remember Hugo? We would like to hear from other readers with stories from Hurricane Hugo. You can send them here.


Moe's Original Bar B Que: Vacations lead couple to business start-up

Litchfield will get a new barbecue restaurant later this month when Moe’s Original Bar B Que opens on Highway 17 near the entrance to the Waccamaw Regional Tennis Center and the Bridges of Litchfield subdivision. Read more...

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