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    Duel in the surf: Rachel Lankford slips a rope over the head of an alligator that came ashore on the beach at Pawleys Island last week.
    Tanya Ackerman/Coastal Observer

    THE WEEK’S TOP STORIES

    Environment: Gator comes ashore on Pawleys Island beach

    Even with its jaws open and tail thrashing, the gator was no match for the 49-year-old mother of four. This wasn’t Rachel Lankford’s first trip to the rodeo – or the beach. Read more…

    Beaches: Lack of public access costs town funds for sand project

    The lack of public access in the middle of Pawleys Island will cost the town over $2 million in state funds for a proposed beach nourishment project. The decision by the state Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism to reduce a $6.2 million grant request left town officials puzzled. Read more …

    Pawleys Island: Golf carts will need town permits in 2018

    Golf carts will need to be registered to operate on Pawleys Island next year. Town Council this week gave final approval to a permit plan initiated last summer. Read more...

    Elections: Island voters will go to the polls; County Council member faces challenge

    Voters on Pawleys Island will go to the polls in November for the first time in 12 years, faced with a choice of two candidates for mayor and five for the four seats on Town Council.
    – In County Council District 1, the incumbent will face a challenge in 2018. Read more...

    Sports: WHS football coach makes his debut

    New faces will abound for WHS this year, starting at the top of the program with Shane Fidler taking over the coaching reigns. Read more...


    THE WEEK’S FEATURED STORIES

    Excitement is building for the Great American Eclipse.

    Eclipse: At totality, 99.9 percent isn’t quite enough

    If you’re north of Midway Inlet between Pawleys Island and Litchfield Beach, you’re out luck. No total eclipse for you. Read more ...


    BUSINESS NEWS

    Business: Ambassador chef captures Atlanta

    Keep your farms close and your seafood even closer. Buy local. That’s the way of chef Adam Kirby. Read more...


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