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    High tide: Erosion has narrowed the Pawleys Island beach at high tide, raising concerns about its impact on tourism.
    Tanya Ackerman/Coastal Observer


    Pawleys Island: Town wary of erosion’s impact on tourism

    Evans Holland bought his house on the south end of Pawleys Island in 1962. In 1972, he built a seawall along the beach. “I saw it for the first time this year,” he said. Read more…

    State park: PRT will rebuild nature center destroyed by fire

    Visitors to Huntington Beach State Park have returned to the wildlife observation decks and boardwalk overlooking the iconic marsh that escaped damage from a lightning fire that destroyed the park’s nature center last week. Read more …

    Highway 17: Prompted by residents, DOT will add 45 mph signs

    More and larger speed limit signs are coming to the 45 mph zone of Highway 17 in Pawleys Island. They follow a year-long campaign by the Waccamaw Neck Council of Property Owners Associations to slow traffic. Read more...

    Environment: Drilling foes look to the future after winning award

    “What started it was serendipity,” said Goffinet McLaren. She and Terry Munson had been talking about organizing opposition to the proposal to end the federal ban on oil and gas drilling on the East Coast. She heard Peg Howell talk about the issue at a Sierra Club meeting and invited her to what became the first meeting of SODA, an acronym coined by Munson for Stop Offshore Drilling in the Atlantic. It was March 2015. Read more...

    Vacations: Edgar’s Headache has been a balm for two families

    For the Bishops and Bowens, there’s no place like Litchfield Beach. The two families have vacationed together for 50 years, expanding to the point they take up three houses during their annual pilgrimages in July. Read more...


    There were 70 competitors in this year’s races, up from a dozen in 2015.
    Tanya Ackerman/Coastal Observer

    Blazing Paddles: Boats return to races in Pawleys Creek

    Jamie Savula pumped the paddle over his head as his kayak coasted under the North Causeway bridge over Pawleys Creek. He’s used to long paddles on Lake Lanier near his home in Atlanta. “There’s no one to race,” he said. 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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