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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...

Gathered for the feast: A tribe of kindergarteners at Waccamaw Elementary celebrate Thanksgiving.
Tanya Ackerman/Coastal Observer


Traffic: County considers way around Willbrook Boulevard woes

Georgetown County is working on a plan to untangle a long-running traffic problem on Willbrook Boulevard with a roundabout, according to officials familiar with the project. It will allow school traffic from Wildcat Way to head east on Willbrook to Highway 17. Read more...

Nonprofits: United Way will halt donations during reorganization

Significant changes are coming to the Georgetown County United Way, according to CEO Lucy Woodhouse. The organization will alter everything from its philosophy of distributing money to the way it holds partner agencies accountable to the name itself. Read more...

Land use: Planners continue talks on limits for digital billboards

Planning director Boyd Johnson told members of the Georgetown County Planning Commission last week that he wouldn’t be surprised to see more billboards on the Waccamaw Neck being converted to electronic billboards. Read more...

Port: Council chairman says dredging work on track

Georgetown County Council Chairman Johnny Morant says all parties will need to work together in order for Georgetown Harbor to be dredged and the county to reap the economic benefits. Read more...

Politics: Cleary raises funds to counter sound bites

State Sen. Ray Cleary is a year away from deciding if he will run for a fourth term, but he sent out a fundraising letter this summer anyway. Read more...


Richard Goldberg looks through a book on Winston Churchill’s paintings during an art tour at Hobcaw House.
Tanya Ackerman/Coastal Observer

Hobcaw Barony: Amid 16,000 acres, visitors focus on a few feet of wall space

Bernard Baruch was an art lover, and his grand house overlooking the Waccamaw River and Winyah Bay bears rich evidence of that love. Hobcaw House hosts an eclectic collection of marsh scenes and horses, portraits and landscapes — 100 pieces in all. Read more ...


Pawleys Island Pharmacy: Expansion gives Litchfield its first pharmacy since 1990s

Chief pharmacist Kelley Johnson recognized her very first customer at Pawleys Island Pharmacy’s new location in Litchfield Market Village. Read more...

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