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WHS football: Warriors upset Carvers Bay 21-8

Kelton Grant provided the opening and closing shots, and the Waccamaw defense added the mettle that fueled the Warriors 21-8 upset of visiting Carvers Bay in Friday's home opener. Read more...

Ibis gather on the railing of a dock overlooking Pawleys Creek. A utility project will bore under the creek at Pritchard Street for a future electric transmission line.
Tanya Ackerman/Coastal Observer


Pawleys Island: Town will test security camera at beach access

A security camera will be installed at the First Street beach access on Pawleys Island to let the town test its impact on thefts. Town Council also agreed this week to consider two cameras for the county-owned parking lot on the island’s south end.


Education: County approves charter school site

Coastal Montessori Charter School took a big step toward finding a permanent home this week when members of Georgetown County Council approved second reading of an amendment to the Allston Plantation “planned development” over objections from neighbors who were concerned about traffic. Read more...

Hobcaw Barony: Virtual tours will expand views of historic property

Tom Lacas felt as if he knew his way around Friendfield Village at Hobcaw Barony before he actually visited it. He had explored the former slave street with its tiny white houses, church and doctor’s office virtually on a website. Read more...

Domestic violence: Grim statistics highlight call to revoke ‘permission’ for abuse

Tony Porter didn’t blame a few bad men for America’s domestic violence epidemic. He blamed them all. Read more...

Real estate: County buys Front Street building for CCU

Georgetown County recently bought a commercial building in the 900 block of Front Street for $1.25 million. County Council members approved an eight-year lease with Coastal Carolina University this week that will repay the county in full. Read more...


Straps and bolts connect a beach house under construction at Pawleys Island to its foundation.
Tanya Ackerman/Coastal Observer

Hurricane Hugo: Building methods have made structures more durable in 25 years since the storm

Robert Cox went to work for Georgetown County just weeks after Hurricane Hugo struck in September 1989. Now the county’s chief building official, he has seen building standards evolve to make houses in hurricane zones less vulnerable to wind. The building techniques being employed on beachfront houses today use mathematics and science to keep them in place when the next big blow strikes. Read more ...


Moe's Original Bar B Que: Vacations lead couple to business start-up

Litchfield will get a new barbecue restaurant later this month when Moe’s Original Bar B Que opens on Highway 17 near the entrance to the Waccamaw Regional Tennis Center and the Bridges of Litchfield subdivision. Read more...

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