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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...



The hunt begins. Memorial Day weekend found drivers circling the south end parking lot on Pawleys Island in search of a vacant space. Parking elsewhere on the island was equally scarce.
Tanya Ackerman/Coastal Observer

THE WEEK’S TOP STORIES

Pawleys Island: Town reviews fireworks ban to avoid conflict with state law

Five years after the state legislature changed the law on fireworks, the town of Pawleys Island has asked its attorney whether its long-standing ban is legal. Read more…

Transportation: New study for river crossing gets funds

State highway commissioner Mike Wooten said he has the money to complete the environmental impact study for the Southern Evacuation Life Line, a road across the Waccamaw River in Horry County, but he will wait until permits are issued for Interstate 73 in order to thwart environmentalists. Read more...

Land use: Fast-food project moves forward with traffic study approval

Two new fast-food restaurants on Highway 17 in Pawleys Island moved a step closer to construction this week when Georgetown County Council approved second reading of a rezoning proposal for the property. Read more...

Offshore drilling: Opposition group plans to expand grassroots campaign

Property owners of the Litchfield Beaches lined up to sign a petition calling on Georgetown County to oppose offshore oil and gas drilling, but their association stopped short of endorsing the effort at its annual meeting over the weekend. Read more...

Arts: Strand Cinema hosts screening with Oscar winner’s family

Julianne Moore’s Oscar-winning performance about a woman with Alzheimer’s disease in the film “Still Alice” will be coming to the Strand Cinema June 12. Read more...


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Karen Fedor taught her class how to make quilts with computerized design and sewing machines.
Tanya Ackerman/Coastal Observer

Education: Tech Fair 5.0

As showcase grows, school network feels the strain. Read more ...


BUSINESS NEWS

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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