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    Traffic stop: Deputies from the ICE unit stop a suspected reckless driver on Highway 17 in Pawleys Island. The unit wrote over 1,500 tickets on Waccamaw Neck in the last year.
    Charles Swenson/Coastal Observer


    Highway 17: Cut in building setback riles residents

    Georgetown County Council will consider second reading of an ordinance to change the setback on Highway 17 and parts of Highway 701 from 90 to 50 feet Tuesday. Read more…

    Zoning: ‘Couples boutique’ falls short of county definition of sex shop

    A shop billing itself as a “couple’s boutique” that opened this week in Litchfield doesn’t meet the county’s definition of a “sexually-oriented business,” according to the Georgetown County planning office. Read more …

    Safety: For sheriff’s ICE unit, traffic stops are never routine

    The driver cried when Sgt. Chis Geno handed her a ticket. He climbed back into his Chevy Tahoe and checked his copy. She was right. It was her birthday. “I’m just trying to keep you alive until your next birthday,” he told the woman. Read more...

    Pawleys Island: Town due to start beach repair March 1

    The town of Pawleys Island will pay $665 an hour for a contractor to push up sand on the island’s narrow south end to rebuild a dune damaged by storms in October. Work is scheduled to start March 1. Read more...

    Murrells Inlet: Marsh Walk budgets funds for summer fireworks

    Summer fireworks shows over Murrells Inlet are budgeted to come back. “Monday Night Lights” are in the Marsh Walk Group’s promotions budget that was presented to members of the Georgetown County Tourism Management Commission. Read more...


    The Rev. Wil Keith, Midway Fire and Rescue’s chaplain, is the county Volunteer of the Year.
    Tanya Ackerman/Coastal Observer

    The volunteer spirit

    Chaplain Wil Keith said he’s lost 12 pounds working out with Midway firefighters. Keith, rector at Holy Cross-Faith Memorial Episcopal Church, has been Midway’s chaplain for over a year and has trained alongside the men and women who are willing to risk their lives for others in emergencies. Read more ...


    Innovation center: Former telecom exec leads search for ideas in need of nurture

    John Kenny at the Georgetown Innovation Center is looking for people who want to turn their ideas into businesses. Read more...

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