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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...

Feast for creativity. Kindergarten students at Waccamaw Elementary show off newspaper hats, painted faces and painted T-shirts during May Fest, a day for the arts last week.
Tanya Ackerman/Coastal Observer


Litchfield Beaches: POA puts up cameras at entrance roads

Security cameras went up last week at the entrances to Litchfield Beach and North Litchfield in an effort by the area property owners association to curb break-ins. Read more…

Economy: Steel mill closing will impact port dredging plans

The announcement last week by ArcelorMittal that it will close its Georgetown steel mill by Sept. 30 has thrown a cloud of uncertainty over proposals to dredge the Georgetown harbor and revive the port. Read more...

Schools: District looks at 2% tax increase to raise teacher pay

A 2 percent increase in property taxes will fund an extra 1 percent increase in pay for Georgetown County School District employees. The proposal is under review by the school board for the coming year. Read more...

Politics: Goldfinch parts ways with governor on road plan

Gov. Nikki Haley reneged on a compromise with state House members to pay for fixing the state’s crumbling infrastructure because of her political ambitions, state Rep. Stephen Goldfinch told members of the Waccamaw Neck Republican Club this week. Read more...

Memorial Day: Wounded WHS grad continues to give to his country

When Ryan Onufer was a student at Waccamaw High School in the late 1990s, he wanted to join the military. Read more...


Lorie Lagan, RN, places baby “Hal” on “Lucy’s” chest after a delivery in the SimCOACH. Dr. Valerie Lasry of Pawleys Island, left, is the doctor.
Tanya Ackerman/Coastal Observer

Health: Mother and child are doing fine

State program simulates crises to help improve healthy births. Read more ...


Startup.SC: Tech incubator turns ideas into reality

Georgetown County is growing its own tech businesses in a program called Startup.SC at the Litchfield Exchange. Read more...

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