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    Neverland: Emma Giorlando is among the 73 sixth-graders in the Waccamaw Intermediate production of “Peter Pan.”
    Tanya Ackerman/Coastal Observer


    Budgets: Sheriff’s office seeks nearly $1M for pay raises

    “We have found ourselves in a perfect storm,” Assistant Sheriff Carter Weaver told the Georgetown County Council at a budget work session this week. The way out will require close to $1 million in additional funds. Read more…

    Land use: Granny flats plan brings an extra – praise

    Did Georgetown County residents just become more honest? Boyd Johnson, the county planning director, says an ordinance that allows auxiliary dwelling units will legalize a lot of small units that are already occupied. Read more …

    Elections: Council District 1 challenger leads in quarterly fundraising

    The challenger for the District 1 seat on Georgetown County Council has raised more money than the incumbent in the last quarter, but still trails overall, according to recent filings with the state Ethics Commission. Read more...

    Pawleys Island: As capital projects add up, patrol car becomes a big deal

    They wanted an SUV, but decided on a pickup. They wanted a Chevy, but may end up with a Ford. Buying a new patrol car for Pawleys Island Police has taken more twists than Myrtle Avenue as the town embarks on major capital projects that have officials fretting about cash flow. Read more...

    Education: Clap your hands if you believe

    Spoiler alert: Peter Pan won’t be flying over the stage at Waccamaw High. The cast and crew of Waccamaw Intermediate School’s sixth-grade musical expect the production to soar in other ways when the curtain rises today. Read more...


    John Stewart, Nicole Bishop and Allen Welch empty paper into a bin for shredding.

    Paper jam: Demand for shredding highlights importance of space in recycling

    Michelle LaRocco spent years teaching public officials about sound environmental practices. Now she is on the other side of the desk. 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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