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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...

Diver John Magann comes up empty after searching a golf course pond for a car that left tracks up to the water’s edge.
Tanya Ackerman/Coastal Observer


Highway 17: Council members divided over 90-foot setback

Two Georgetown County Council representatives from the Waccamaw Neck disagreed this week over a proposal to review the 90-foot front setback rules on the Highway 17 commercial corridor. Read more…

Safety: Tire tracks lead rescuers into mystery

It was only a matter of time. Tire tracks that began with a broad arc of black rubber on Reunion Drive, jumped the bike path at the corner of Willbrook Boulevard and continued between the longleaf pines on the edge of the Tradition Club golf course rolled over the lip of the pond that surrounds the seventh green. No tracks came out; neither from a car nor a driver. Read more …

Health: Community becomes ‘Treystrong’ to aid sick child

Marion and Melanie Busby say they have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of sympathy — and money — from the community in the week since their 11-year-old son, Trey, was diagnosed with lymphoma and started chemotherapy. Read more...

Environment: Horry road dispute spills over into Georgetown streets

Grand Strand residents brought their protest against two environmental protection groups to Georgetown this week in hopes of shaming them into dropping legal proceedings that are delaying the widening and paving of a dirt road running along Lewis Ocean Bay Natural Heritage Preserve. Read more...

Arts: Composer turns legend into a different kind of ring cycle

Young lovers. A secret engagement. An objectionable brother. Death. And, of course, a ghost. The legend of Alice Flagg is almost operatic. Read more...


Bill Otis is running for a 10th term as mayor of Pawleys Island.
Tanya Ackerman/Coastal Observer

Pawleys at 30: Mayor is agent of change – and its biggest foe

The state highway department used to mow the grass along the roads on Pawleys Island twice a year. After Bill Otis was elected mayor, the town hired someone to keep the roadsides trim. “It’s a small thing, but it’s representative of a lot of smaller things Town Council has done,” he said. Read more ...


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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