112317 Coastal Observer Nov. 23, 2017 News for Pawleys Island, Litchfield and Murrells Inlet http://www.coastalobserver.com Litchfield Beach: Storms open window on ancient shoreline A deposit just beyond Walkway 62 at Litchfield Beach has attracted the interest of underwater archaeologists from across South Carolina. http://www.coastalobserver.com/articles/2017/112317/1.html Beaches: Legislators prepare to deal with shifting jurisdiction lines State Sen. Stephen Goldfinch wants to extend the five-month delay adopted this month in extending the state jurisdiction over the beachfront by as long as possible. He plans to introduce a bill in the coming legislative session to revise the process. http://www.coastalobserver.com/articles/2017/112317/2.html Nonprofits: Pawleys firms join United Way in aiding rural residents In the yard of her Sampit neighborhood in rural Georgetown County, Patricia Trappier is building a nursery garden with her granddaughter. Area children flock to her house to play board games and horseshoes. She cooks for anyone who walks through her front door. http://www.coastalobserver.com/articles/2017/112317/3.html Highway 17: Landscape programs get grants pruned by committee While they don’t agree on what Georgetown County should spend to maintain landscaped medians, the group that recommends funding and the groups that request it agree there needs to be a baseline. http://www.coastalobserver.com/articles/2017/112317/4.html Roads: Intersection work will detour Stables Park traffic Improvements to the intersection and Martin Luther King Road and Petigru Drive that started this month will require a detour for traffic to Stables Park. But the timetable is still uncertain and Georgetown County has no starting date for paving Petigru Drive to the park entrance. http://www.coastalobserver.com/articles/2017/112317/5.html Decoy season: Brother continue a family tradition of art and outdoors Jerry and Roy Caines’ grandfather, Joseph Jenkins “Hucks” Caines Sr., made hunting duck decoys that now sell for thousands at auctions. But when the Georgetown brothers were first approached to pick up the carving tradition by Buddy McCutchen, owner of the old Schofield Hardware, they were sure that woodworking wasn’t for them. http://www.coastalobserver.com/articles/2017/112317/6.html