021116 News from Pawleys Island, Litchfield Beach, Murrells Inlet
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    Primary season: Jeb Bush brought his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination to Murrells Inlet this week. The primary is Feb. 20.
    Tanya Ackerman/Coastal Observer

    THE WEEK’S TOP STORIES

    Highway 17: In another shift, council scuttles plan to cut 90-foot setback

    Building setbacks along Highway 17 and parts of Highway 701 through Georgetown County will remain 90 feet after County Council voted 5-2 Tuesday against an ordinance to reduce it to 50 feet. Read more…

    GOP primary: Campaign trail gets crowded in S.C.

    Republican presidential candidates Jeb Bush and John Kasich campaigned on the Waccamaw Neck this week on their records as governors who solved problems. Read more …

    Pawleys Island: Dune repair faces another delay as letters go astray

    A narrow window of time for the town of Pawleys Island to rebuild a sand dune on the narrow south end got smaller last week when state regulators extended the time for public comment. Read more...

    Education: Focus on STEM courses will aid industry

    New high school course offerings in science, engineering and computers are an important step in making Georgetown County and its students more competitive, according to members of a task force pushing technology issues in the schools. Read more...

    Murrells Inlet: Dredging project stays within budget

    Estimates for the cost of dredging Murrells Inlet are within Georgetown County’s budget, according to County Administrator Sel Hemingway. Read more...


    THE WEEK’S FEATURED STORIES

    Flo Phillips feeds her chickens at her home in Waverly.
    Tanya Ackerman/Coastal Observer

    The $100 egg

    Raising chickens for a hobby has many benefits, but cheap eggs isn’t one of them. Read more ...


    BUSINESS NEWS

    Innovation center: Former telecom exec leads search for ideas in need of nurture

    John Kenny at the Georgetown Innovation Center is looking for people who want to turn their ideas into businesses. Read more...


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