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    You be the judge: Chester, a therapy dog, eyes an entry in the shrimp and grits cookoff at the Hammock Shops.
    Tanya Ackerman/Coastal Observer


    Economy: County creates tech park to keep firm from moving

    All’s fair in love, war and industrial recruiting. When Horry County saw the opportunity to lure Mercom and a new technology park away from Pawleys Island, its economic development team pulled out a bag of incentives for owner Stella Mercado. Read more…

    Pawleys Island: Town renews push for ruling in 2013 groin permit appeal

    The town of Pawleys Island has again asked a state judge for a ruling in a case he heard in November 2013. At issue is a state permit that will allow Georgetown County to build a 205-foot-long groin on the island’s south end to help trap sand in front of the county-owned beach access. Read more …

    Schools: District weight short-term costs with long-term energy savings

    While the Georgetown County School District reviews a $165 million package of upgrades and repairs to its facilities, it is also looking at ways to save money on energy. Work on heating and cooling systems account for 23 percent of the facilities plan. But the issue also reflects a larger question officials face as they prepare to seek voter approval through a bond referendum in November: how much should they spend now to save money in the future? Read more...

    Utilities: Santee Cooper will turn out the lights at Pawleys office

    Norman Reid says Santee Cooper’s decision to close its small Pawleys Island office on Tiller Drive will hurt people with limited transportation. Read more...

    Arts: Waccamaw Middle School poets sweep library contest

    From 170 entries, there were five winners. But they share one teacher, Liz Intrieri, the eighth-grade honors English teacher at Waccamaw Middle School. Read more...


    Newlyweds Lauren and Al Joseph had the first dance at the 2014 reunion. Last year’s event was rained out.
    Tanya Ackerman/Coastal Observer

    Pawleys Pavilion: Memories as clear as weekend forecast (hopefully)

    The folks coming to the annual Pawleys Pavilion Reunion Saturday want to make the trip back to “Happy Days” for one more night. Read more ...


    Fashion: Canadian designer’s pants enjoy bipartisan support

    Lisette Limoges designs women’s pants. The ultimate pant, according to her, that flatter women of every body type and size. For women of all ages and lifestyles. Read more...

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