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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...

The running of the 23rd annual Pawleys Island Turtle Strut ushered in a spell of unseasonable cold. Kim Remmers dressed for the occasion in a ninja turtle hoodie. Wilson Jenerette, 13, at right, found gloves sufficient and was the top female finisher..
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Port: Rice optimistic feds will find dredging funds

U.S. Rep. Tom Rice says everything he hears from the Army Corps of Engineers about the Georgetown port is positive and he is hoping for a decision any day about federal funds for dredging. Read more...

Library: Before new branch opens, patrons will go without

The Waccamaw Library will close for six weeks on Jan. 5, and the staff will begin moving to the new facility at Willbrook Boulevard. Read more...

Nonprofits: St. Christopher’s Children makes state Angels list

St. Christopher’s Children was named to this year’s list of the top 10 charitable Angels by the S.C. Secretary of State. The nonprofit is based at Pawleys Island and serves children throughout Georgetown County with emergency clothing and other services. Read more...

Schools: Hands-on learning will embrace high-tech building

To a charter school, cutting edge technology has appeal. To a Montessori school, it’s important that the child rather than the technology drives learning. Read more...

Education: Tech plans $6M expansion to train industry workers

A plan to create a $6 million center for advanced manufacturing at the local campus of Horry-Georgetown Tech will help train the workforce drawn to the county by the dredging of the Port of Georgetown, according college officials. Read more...


Emily Heimberger gives an interview after her signing.
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Sports: Waccamaw infielder signs with Mississippi State

Waccamaw High senior softball star Emily Heimberger made it official last week: She will play for Mississippi State University after finishing her high school career next spring. Heimberger has been committed to the Bulldog program since her junior year after attending a camp in Starkville. Read more ...


Pawleys Island Pharmacy: Expansion gives Litchfield its first pharmacy since 1990s

Chief pharmacist Kelley Johnson recognized her very first customer at Pawleys Island Pharmacy’s new location in Litchfield Market Village. Read more...

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