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Education: District gets double-excellent on state report card

The Georgetown County School District was one of seven in the state that received "excellent" overall ratings and "excellent" growth ratings on their annual report cards. Read more...



Hatching time: Diana Eastman, a SCUTE volunteer, shows an unhatched sea turtle egg to visitors at a nest inventory on Pawleys Island. Find the inventory schedule on Facebook.
Tanya Ackerman/Coastal Observer

THE WEEK’S TOP STORIES

Highway 17: New traffic lights bring new source of accidents

Although some residents say they are concerned about the safety of a raised median under construction on Highway 17 in the Pawleys Island business district, more accidents are likely to follow the installation of two traffic signals that are also part of the project. Read more…

Capital projects: Kings River Road repaving at top of sales tax list

Kings River Road and others on the Waccamaw Neck will be among the first to be repaved with funds from an additional penny sales tax in Georgetown County, according to a schedule presented to County Council this week. Read more ...

Dredging: Murrells Inlet jumps ahead of Georgetown port

Dredging of Murrells Inlet has taken priority over dredging of Winyah Bay and the port of Georgetown in the county’s proposal to spend proceeds from an additional penny sales tax. Read more...

Public safety: Cameras keep watch and provide clues

Around 3 p.m. last Wednesday a silver Chevy Lumina pulled into the First Street beach access on Pawleys Island. The frame of a beach tent was stuff into the trunk so the lid wouldn’t close. Read more...

Pawleys Island: Two vacant seats, one new candidate for Town Council

Pawleys Island has an opening when filing begins next week for mayor and four council seats. Council Member Glennie Tarbox said this week he won’t run for another term. Read more...


THE WEEK’S FEATURED STORIES

William Brady built a model of the Brown’s Ferry Vessel based on new ideas about the 275-year-old original.
Tanya Ackerman/Coastal Observer

Brown’s Ferry Vessel: After 275 years, second thoughts about historic boat

Archaeologists who worked to raise the Brown’s Ferry Vessel from the Black River and display it at the Rice Museum in Georgetown admit it now: Their model is not accurate. Read more ...


BUSINESS NEWS

Startup.SC: Tech incubator turns ideas into reality

Georgetown County is growing its own tech businesses in a program called Startup.SC at the Litchfield Exchange. Read more...


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