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WHS football: Warriors upset Carvers Bay 21-8

Kelton Grant provided the opening and closing shots, and the Waccamaw defense added the mettle that fueled the Warriors 21-8 upset of visiting Carvers Bay in Friday's home opener. Read more...

Shir’Mel McCullough is the Waccamaw High homecoming queen. She was escorted by her dad, Melvin, at halftime in the WHS-Aynor football game.
Tanya Ackerman/Coastal Observer


Highway 17: Median opponents drop plans for lawsuit

DOT and the contractor for a $3.75 million median project on Highway 17 in the Pawleys Island business district will hold a pre-construction meeting next week with no sign of opposition on the horizon. Read more...

Politics: Money rolls in, gloves come off as District 108 election nears

The race between Republican incumbent Stephen Goldfinch and Democratic challenger Vida Miller is shaping up as the most expensive and hardest-fought ever in state House District 108. Read more...

Sales tax: Voters ask if referendum does enough for the port

Most of the dozen people who showed up for a presentation on Georgetown County’s proposed capital sales tax didn’t need to be sold on its centerpiece: funds to help dredge the shipping channel for the Port of Georgetown. But they questioned whether the 1 cent tax does enough for the project. Read more...

Education: Waccamaw schools get top marks on report cards

Three of the five Waccamaw schools earned top marks in meeting state education standards last year. The report cards issued by the state Department of Education show progress toward federal education standards. Read more...

Sports: Warriors on a roll toward third place finish

Waccamaw High’s football team has been in playoff mode the past two weeks. A 34-6 win over Aynor moved the Warriors into third place in Region VIII-AA behind Dillon and Loris, and a win over Marion Friday would cement it. Read more...


A boat on its way to the rowing competition is carried to the dock past wooden boats on display at the 25th annual waterfront celebration.
Tanya Ackerman/Coastal Observer

Georgetown Wooden Boat Show: Records set for crowd and boat building

The silver anniversary Georgetown Wooden Boat Show was as good as gold. Read more ...


Moe's Original Bar B Que: Vacations lead couple to business start-up

Litchfield will get a new barbecue restaurant later this month when Moe’s Original Bar B Que opens on Highway 17 near the entrance to the Waccamaw Regional Tennis Center and the Bridges of Litchfield subdivision. Read more...

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