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    Happy to be blue: Principal Tim Carnahan is covered in blue paint at the Waccamaw Intermediate color run benefit. The school was named a National Blue Ribbon School this week.
    Tanya Ackerman/Coastal Observer


    Schools: Waccamaw Intermediate gets national honors for achievement

    Waccamaw Intermediate was among 329 schools named National Blue Ribbon Schools this week by the U.S. Department of Education. The annual list of top performing schools identifies those that can serve as models for achievement. Read more…

    Pawleys Island: Groins have uncertain place in beach plan

    The structures that hold sand on the beach along much of Pawleys Island could also hold up plans for a beach nourishment project, town officials say. Town Council voted this week to move ahead with engineering for the project, but it won’t include the 24 rock and timber groins along the beach from Pawleys Pier to the south end of the island. Read more …

    Economy: Panel says mill site no longer a draw to industry

    Land use experts said a new county library on the site of a defunct steel mill in Georgetown would help bring private investors to the remainder of the property. Read more...

    Roads: Traffic studies will determine if Pawleys gets roundabout

    State engineers are reviewing traffic data to determine the best way to improve the intersection of Waverly Road and Petigru Drive, the intersection with the highest number of collisions outside the Highway 17 corridor, according to state data. Read more...

    Churches: Father Pat will retire from Precious Blood

    Father Pat Stenson told his parishioners Sunday he will be leaving Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church within the coming months. Read more...


    Chalk artists use a sidewalk in Georgetown as their canvas on the festival’s opening weekend.
    Charles Swenson/Coastal Observer

    Arts: Performers take the stage at Pawleys festival

    Learn about the musicians who will perform over the first two weekends of the Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art. Read more ...


    Startup with a twist: Pretzel company emerges from county business incubator

    When Bob and Caryl Browner served their homemade pretzels at parties, guests would say they should start a business. There could be dough in this dough, so they began selling homemade pretzels to restaurants and food truck operators. Read more...

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