Coastal Observer


Politics: Council District 2 candidates have records to defend

Bob Anderson spent Monday morning making phone calls, 110 of them, looking for votes in County Council District 2. Ron Charlton spent the morning responding to emails, 65 of them, from people who wanted...
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Traditions: Pawleys Island makes plans to keep July 4th parade rolling

Pawleys Island will celebrate the Fourth of July with a parade. “It may be difficult to practice social distancing,” Mayor Brian Henry said. But he added, “I can’t imagine Pawleys without a Fourth of...
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Georgetown County: Waccamaw Library will reopen doors June 1 for patrons with masks

The Waccamaw Library will begin allowing patrons inside the building on June 1 for short periods as long as they’re a wearing mask. “We’ve been trying to figure out how to open the facilities....
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Sports: Their championship season

While 2020 will be remembered as a season cut short, the memories of 2010 remain vivid for Waccamaw High teams that won two state championship on the same day Girls soccer | Softball Team...
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Pawleys Island: Town moves to condemn easements for future beach work

As the first storm of the hurricane season passed offshore, the Pawleys Island Town Council agreed this week to condemn the last four easements needed to ensure that the Army Corps of Engineers will...
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Land use: Racquet club sold with tract at LCC entrance

After four failed attempts to change the zoning, the site of the former Litchfield Racquet Club was sold last month by Founders National Golf. The 8.9 acres was sold to Downtown Litchfield LLC for...
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Education: School board picks 3 finalists for superintendent

The Georgetown County School District is expected to name a new superintendent by Memorial Day. School board members interviewed six candidates this week to replace Randy Dozier and announced three finalists on Wednesday. Two...
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Georgetown County: Council plans review of capital sales tax as polling in doubt

As a county commission sorts through hundreds of millions of dollars worth of capital projects proposed for funding through a penny sales tax, it has come up short by $14,000 needed to gauge public...
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Georgetown County: SLED investigates assault complaint against treasurer

The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating a complaint that the Georgetown County treasurer, Allison Sippel Peteet, assaulted an employee. The incident occurred Tuesday in the treasurer’s office, according to a security video reviewed...
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Murrells Inlet: Pandemic could scuttle July 4 boat parade

The theme is “Independence Day the Inlet Way.” There is a logo ready to be printed on posters and T-shirts. But the fate of the Murrells Inlet Fourth of July Boat Parade remains uncertain....
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Waccamaw High: Seniors will cross the goal line June 4

Waccamaw High School seniors will get their moment in the sun, literally. This year’s commencement ceremony will take place in the school’s football stadium on June 4 at 9 a.m. “We’re trying to make...
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Nonprofits: Donors open wallets to help those in need

With need as great as it’s ever been in Georgetown County, people from near and far stepped up this week to support local nonprofits. The fourth annual Palmetto Giving Day, hosted by the Frances...
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Education: Board names Keith Price as new superintendent

Keith Price was named Georgetown County’s new school superintendent Friday in a 5-2 vote. He was one of three finalists to replace Randy Dozier, who will retire June 30. “We had three excellent interviews,”...
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Georgetown County Board of Education: April 8, noon.  Virtual meeting. For details, go to

Georgetown County Water and Sewer District: April 9, 6 p.m. Virtual meeting. For details, go to

No other local government meetings are scheduled at this time. , .