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    No lines at the airport: Joyce and Angus Mercer fly home to Charlotte after spending time at their home in Litchfield. The county airport helps drive economic development.
    Tanya Ackerman/Coastal Observer


    Election 2016: Local GOP heeds Trump’s call on vote fraud

    Waccamaw Neck Republicans are answering presidential candidate Donald Trump’s call to guard against voter fraud. Read more…

    Economy: County’s other port has impact on development

    Doug Decker said his first flight into the Georgetown County Airport was over 30 years ago when he came from Wisconsin to meet his prospective in-laws, who lived at Wedgefield. Read more …

    Beaches: County will fund sand for Garden City

    Georgetown County agreed this week to renourish more than a mile of Garden City Beach as part of a $5 million beach restoration project proposed by Horry County. Read more...

    Education: Scores fall as all students tested for college prep

    The average score on a test of college readiness dropped 2 points at Waccamaw High School this year, the first year the state required all seniors to take the exam. Read more...

    Sports: District raises pay for coaches outside top tier

    Pay for coaches in Georgetown County public schools still follows the money, but it is catching up for those sports that don’t generate much – or even any – revenue through ticket sales. Read more...


    The Warriors prepare to take the field for their first game at Andrews last week.
    Tanya Ackerman/Coastal Observer

    Warrior nights: David or Goliath? Question hangs over opening game

    On the bus ride home from a 47-13 loss at Andrews Friday night, a Waccamaw High football player asks coach Tyronne Davis why the home team’s fans had chanted “rich boy, rich boy” at him. Read more ...


    Palmetto Cheese: New plant will help Pawleys product travel west

    When Palmetto Cheese was in its infancy, ex-boxer George Easterling mixed it in a big steel bowl in the kitchen at Sea View Inn on Pawleys Island. Read more...

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