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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...



No left turn:Removal of the paved median on Highway 17 in Pawleys Island leaves a driver stuck. A raised median is being installed.
Tanya Ackerman/Coastal Observer

THE WEEK’S TOP STORIES

Traffic: Council members support Willbrook roundabout plan

County Council members say they favor a proposed roundabout to accommodate school traffic on Willbrook Boulevard at Wildcat Way, but they are still awaiting details of the project. The county will hold a meeting next week to get public comment. Read more…

Highway 17: Outside funds sought for county corridor study

Georgetown County Councilman Steve Goggans says it’s time to think big about the future of Highway 17. Read more...

North Litchfield: Couple escapes beach house just ahead of flames

A young Andrews couple expecting their first child narrowly escaped a burning house in North Litchfield last week. Read more...

Development: Fast-food restaurants boost traffic count for new project

Two fast-food restaurants will account for nearly half the traffic at a new commercial development proposed for Highway 17 at Petigru Drive. A traffic study for Pavilion Square will be reviewed by the Georgetown County Planning Commission before the project receives final approval from County Council. Read more...

Health care: Local members of state panel mirror debate over regulations

Two sides of the debate over the state’s revived medical Certificate of Need process are playing out within a mile of each other on Highway 17 near Murrells Inlet. Read more...


THE WEEK’S FEATURED STORIES

Laura Herriott cooks red rice and sausage in the kitchen of her Sandy Island home.
Tanya Ackerman/Coastal Observer

A taste of Gullah

A Washington chef’s well-seasoned visit to Sandy Island. Read more ...


BUSINESS NEWS

Supermarkets: Publix joins list of area grocery options

A refurbished Pawleys Island Plaza is nearing reality with the opening this week of its anchor store, a Publix grocery. Read more...


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