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Accommodations tax: Committee cuts back grant requests

Dana Arneman, chairman of the Georgetown County Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee, said the decisions about how to spend county tourism money this term were going to be very difficult before a hearing Thursday at the old county courthouse. Read more...

Spring Tide: Kira Roff and Gwin McKinnon consider a lace thong found during the annual cleanup of Murrells Inlet waters on Sunday. It was part of 1.9 tons of trash.
Tanya Ackerman/Coastal Observer


Litchfield Country Club: Pool closing jolts sense of community

Residents of Litchfield Country Club are upset over a decision to remove their community swimming pool. Equipment is in place to begin demolishing the concrete pool and deck early next week. Read more...

Schools: Prom season lesson (snap) – life’s short (snap)

Chris Skinner, 6-foot-2, 190 pounds, looks down from the stage. In front of him is another man. Seated, he doesn’t rise much above 4 feet. He weighs something over 300 pounds, but that includes the weight of his wheelchair. He is also Chris Skinner. Read more...

Politics: Senate candidates off and running

In three campaigns for the U.S. Senate, candidates offer diverse messages to county voters. Read more...

Business: New Chamber of Commerce president first came as a vacationer

When Jeff and Lisa Smith of Greenwood would leave Litchfield Beach after a week’s vacation, she would ask why they didn’t just move here. Read more...

Gullah Ooman: All sales final as couple’s stock in trade must go

The Gullah Ooman Shop of Pawleys Island is no more. Displaced by their landlord a year ago, founders Bunny and Andrew Rodrigues sold much of the remaining merchandise representing Gullah and African-American culture saved from the shop at Waverly and Petigru roads Saturday at a yard sale at their Parkersville Road home. Read more...


Pam Plexico gets World War II vet Hugh Robinson into the photo for a check presentation.
Charles Swenson/Coastal Observer

Honor Flight: School raises funds to send vets to capital

In 1944, the kids would have collected scraps of metal, rubber or paper as part of the war against the Axis. Seventy years later, they held bake sales and collected loose change in a war against time. Read more...


New South Brewery: The beer from here

It’s always happy hour at the New South Brewery. Owner David Epstein of Hagley Estates is living his dream of brewing award-winning craft beers that are readily available to the consumer. Read more...

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