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    Warming to the cause: Jessica Kimmick and Danielle Jackson sample chili at a benefit for the Make-A-Wish Foundation at the Island Bar and Grill. It raised over $7,000, the most in six years of cookoffs.
    Tanya Ackerman/Coastal Observer


    Breaking news: Error in lines put part of Georgetown County in Horry

    About 200 parcels on the southern edge of Horry County along the Waccamaw Neck are actually in Georgetown County, according to state officials. The error has the potential to affect property taxes, voting districts and school attendance lines. Read more...

    Beaches: After smooth sailing in house, lines face headwinds in Senate

    A bill that changes the way the state establishes jurisdiction over the beachfront that received unanimous approval in the House last week faces a more uncertain path in the Senate, where the bill was approved by a subcommittee Wednesday. Read more…

    Schools: Walkout takes place behind closed doors

    About a third of the students at Waccamaw High School walked out of classrooms on Wednesday to join a nationwide show of support for students at a Florida school where 17 of their peers were killed by a gunman last month. Read more …

    Offshore oil: Town will join suit over seismic testing

    The town of Pawleys Island will join more than a dozen municipalities in a legal challenge to federal permits that allow seismic testing for oil and gas off the South Carolina coast. Read more...

    Georgetown County: Complaint shines light on courthouse rift

    The state Human Affairs Commission is investigating a complaint about a Georgetown County employee’s treatment at the hands of the county treasurer last year. The incident that occurred last summer was made public this week when the president of the local NAACP chapter told County Council it needs to intervene. Read more...

    Pawleys Island: Chapel back home on the creek

    A dozen hymn books lay on the floor next to the door, the outward and visible sign of the lifting and pushing that maneuvered the Pawleys Island Chapel across Myrtle Avenue while the pilings that hold it above the marsh were replaced. Somewhere during the journey, they had tumbled from a stack of 100 books left on a chair. Read more...


    Rebecca Boggs Roberts signs books at last week’s Moveable Feast, now in its 20th year.

    Moveable Feast: A 20-year diet of books and authors

    Fishing, tennis, golf. That’s what Pawleys Island had to offer when Linda Ketron moved to town from Manhattan in the 1990s. Read more ...


    Real estate: Family firm in hands of new family

    Doc Lachicotte knew his own children wouldn’t be able to take over the real estate business that bears his name. But he was still able to pass it on to the next generation with the sale earlier this year to the children of one of his long-time development partners. Read more...

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