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    A wall of litigation: Sand covers a seawall at DeBordieu that homeowners want to rebuild. A conservation group is challenging their state permit in court.
    Tanya Ackerman/Coastal Observer


    Beaches: Challenge to DeBordieu seawall starts over

    An environmental group is back at square one in its effort to overturn a state permit to rebuild a seawall on the beachfront at DeBordieu. The Coastal Conservation League argues that the legislature violated the state Constitution when it allowed the project in a budget proviso. Read more…

    Golf carts: DOT won’t lower speed limit on South Causeway

    The state Department of Transportation won’t lower the speed limit on the South Causeway to allow golf cart traffic, according to the district traffic engineer. Read more …

    Land use: Forum on growth finds the time is right

    An effort to promote sustainable development in Georgetown County will benefit from a statutory review of the land use plan and County Council’s plans to resume its long-range planning process. “Some people say it’s too late,” said Boyd Johnson, the county planning director. “I don’t agree with that.” Read more...

    Environment: After plantings, group will put down roots as nonprofit

    Cornus. Juniperus Virginiana. Cersis Canadensis. Magnolia Grandiflora. Better known as dogwood, eastern red cedar, eastern redbud and southern magnolia, the copse took center stage at the Trees for Tomorrow giveaway event held Sunday in Litchfield and Murrells Inlet. Read more...

    Arts: Former Brookgreen CEO gets top sculpture award

    The former president and CEO of Brookgreen Gardens will receive the Medal of Honor from the National Sculpture Society for his contributions to American sculpture.



    Walter Hill at his forge.
    Tanya Ackerman/Coastal Observer

    Iron Man: Blacksmith carries on a tradition of art and preservation

    Charleston’s most recognized blacksmith, the late Phillip Simmons, saw some of himself in Walter Hill of Plantersville. Read more ...


    Growler Chill: For beer startup, froth is only in sales

    Randy Hollister has literally tapped into the growing craft beer industry. Read more...

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