041918 Coastal Observer April 19, 2018 News for Pawleys Island, Litchfield and Murrells Inlet http://www.coastalobserver.com 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. http://www.coastalobserver.com/articles/2018/041918/1.html 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. http://www.coastalobserver.com/articles/2018/041918/2.html 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. http://www.coastalobserver.com/articles/2018/041918/3.html 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. http://www.coastalobserver.com/articles/2018/041918/4.html 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. http://www.coastalobserver.com/articles/2018/041918/5.html 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. http://www.coastalobserver.com/articles/2018/041918/6.html