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    Robo Renegades: The team from Waccamaw Intermediate, in red, watches their robot work at the FIRST Lego League competition. They won a trip to the state final.
    Charles Swenson/Coastal Observer


    Pawleys Island: Town will seek $6.5M from state for beach work

    A $13 million project to place offshore sand on the beach at Pawleys Island can be done without any cost to property owners, according to the head of the town’s beach committee. That estimate hinges on getting $6.5 million of the $30 million that the state allocated for beach repairs this year. Read more…

    Education: Robotics competition teaches more than technology

    Their robot flipped onto its side in the final round of competition, but the Robo Renegades from Waccamaw Intermediate School still managed to roll into the championships of a state robotics competition. They can thank the albatross for that. Read more …

    Safety: Midway crew found lessons in losing battle with wildfire

    Smoke covering Highway 11 in Pickens County lifted for a minute, and members of the Midway Fire and Rescue wildland fire team saw a mountain glowing in the dark. They had just traveled nine hours in a tanker truck to fight this blazing monster. Read more...

    Legislature: County lawmakers named to environmental committees

    Georgetown County’s new members of the state legislature were assigned to committees dealing with the environment this week after taking oaths of office in the state House and Senate. Read more...

    Politics: Former Waccamaw Democrat runs for state party chairman

    A former president of the Waccamaw Neck Democrats announced this week she is in the race to chair the S.C. Democratic Party. Susan Smith of North Litchfield has the backing of two leading Democrats in the legislature and former Gov. Jim Hodges. Read more...


    Members of the South Carolina Second Regiment assemble at Graham’s Farm near Lake City.
    Tanya Ackerman/Coastal Observer

    Swamp Fox Trail: Re-enactors draw 500 people to cotton field

    It’s possible to spend a day or even a week retracing the paths Gen. Francis Marion took in beguiling the British during the Revolutionary War in South Carolina. Read more ...


    Startup with a twist: Pretzel company emerges from county business incubator

    When Bob and Caryl Browner served their homemade pretzels at parties, guests would say they should start a business. There could be dough in this dough, so they began selling homemade pretzels to restaurants and food truck operators. Read more...

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