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    Strategic location: The Georgetown steel mill, idle since last year, sits at the head of the harbor. The future of the site is under review.
    Tanya Ackerman/Coastal Observer


    Beaches: Lack of sand, not erosion, is concern for Pawleys

    The good news is that erosion on Pawleys Island averages less than 2 feet a year. The bad news is that there wasn’t much sand to begin with. Read more…

    Economy: Jobs vs. tourism at center of mill site debate

    Residents of Georgetown’s minority community, the West End, appeared skeptical about potential new uses for the town’s shuttered steel mill during a public input session before panelists from the Urban Land Institute this week. Read more …

    Environment: Attorney in road appeals sues critic for libel

    Scott Dilliard won’t be going to the Wild Side benefit for the S.C. Environmental Law Project. A Circuit Court judge this week granted a temporary restraining order against the Horry County resident this week as part of a libel suit brought by the law project and its general counsel, Amy Armstrong. Read more...

    Pawleys Island: Town considers fall spinoff of Pavilion Reunion

    Save the date. The committee that markets the town of Pawleys Island to tourists has endorsed a proposal to hold a fall event at the island’s nature park that mirrors the Pawleys Pavilion Reunion in the spring. Read more...

    Arts: Pawleys Festival of Music begins 26th season

    As envisioned by its founder, the late Lee Minton, the goal of the Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art is to provide the community with an array of entertaining and educational cultural events. The dream continues this weekend as the festival starts its 26th season. Read more...


    Austin Kitchen autographs Jay Leone’s forehead on a visit to Waccamaw Intermediate.
    Charles Swenson/Coastal Observer

    Baseball: It’s Signing Day at Waccamaw Intermediate

    They brought jerseys, caps and baseballs. Some had paper. Some used their ID badges. When those were filled with autographs, they offered up arms and foreheads to the marking pens in the hands of two members of the College World Series champions. Read more ...


    Startup with a twist: Pretzel company emerges from county business incubator

    When Bob and Caryl Browner served their homemade pretzels at parties, guests would say they should start a business. There could be dough in this dough, so they began selling homemade pretzels to restaurants and food truck operators. Read more...

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