052517 Coastal Observer May 25, 2017 News for Pawleys Island, Litchfield and Murrells Inlet http://www.coastalobserver.com Bikeways: Council approves plan, but delays vote on funds A master plan for bike and pedestrian paths was approved by Georgetown County Council this week, but there was no move to increase funds for those projects in the county’s capital improvement plan. http://www.coastalobserver.com/articles/2017/052517/1.html Traffic: Oak tree will yield to roundabout An oak tree that serves as a landmark as well as a community notice board will be cut to make way for a roundabout at the intersection of Waverly Road and Petigru Drive, according to the state Department of Transportation. http://www.coastalobserver.com/articles/2017/052517/2.html Roads: County drops Kings River widening from long-range projects A proposal to widen Kings River Road to four lanes has been removed from Georgetown County’s list of proposed projects for a long-range regional transportation plan, according to the county planning director. http://www.coastalobserver.com/articles/2017/052517/3.html Schools: No tax increase, but there’s a list just in case There is no tax increase included in the budget for Georgetown County Schools that starts July 1. But there could be. http://www.coastalobserver.com/articles/2017/052517/4.html Courts: Judge affirms county decision on Marlin Quay project A Circuit Court judge last week affirmed the decision of the Georgetown County Board of Zoning Appeals that the rebuilding of the Marlin Quay Marina store and restaurant doesn’t require approval from County Council. http://www.coastalobserver.com/articles/2017/052517/5.html WHS football: Coach goes by the book – and by the pound Waccamaw High football coach Shane Fidler’s creativity and innovation are making an impression on his players. http://www.coastalobserver.com/articles/2017/052517/6.html