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NEWS UPDATES

Accommodations tax: Committee cuts back grant requests

Dana Arneman, chairman of the Georgetown County Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee, said the decisions about how to spend county tourism money this term were going to be very difficult before a hearing Thursday at the old county courthouse. Read more...



Jabbrel Drayton, a junior lineman, is among the players Waccamaw High is counting on to win the battle at the scrimmage line as the Warriors open the football season in Week 0 at Andrews.
Tanya Ackerman/Coastal Observer

THE WEEK’S TOP STORIES

Murrells Inlet: Fireworks foes await their day in court

Trials for two employees of Zambelli Fireworks accused of violating the county noise ordinance have been postponed until Sept. 18 because their lawyer did not have time to familiarize himself with their case. Read more...

Pawleys Island: Town considers cameras at beach accesses

Less than a year after cameras were installed to read the license numbers of vehicles entering the town of Pawleys Island officials are looking at surveillance cameras for the public beach accesses. Read more...

Pawleys Island: Parking shortage pinches service vehicles

People who go to Pawleys Island to work found out this summer what people who go there to play already knew: It’s hard to find a place to park legally. Read more...

Schools: Former students return at front of the classroom

Ben Tester thought his interest in science would take him into the health care sector after he graduated from college. Instead, he’s gone into the family business. Read more...

Education: In search for budget data, board bedeviled by details

Two months after the Georgetown County School Board adopted its annual budget, details of the $79.3 million spending package remain uncertain. It’s likely to be another month before that changes, according to the district’s finance director. At the same time, a board member is pressing for more and better information about how the district budgets and spends money. Read more...


THE WEEK’S FEATURED STORIES

Preston Moorhead and Julia Mills, curatorial associate, unwrap “Momentum.”
Tanya Ackerman/Coastal Observer

Flights of fancy: Top sculptors exhibit new works at Brookgreen

Dale Weiler of Tryon, N.C., made a special delivery to Brookgreen Gardens last week. He completed the five-hour drive towing a U-Haul trailer containing a carefully packed crate protecting his sculpture of a snowy owl in white marble in time for Saturday’s opening of the National Sculpture Society’s 81st Annual Awards Exhibition. Read more ...


BUSINESS NEWS

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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