Coastal Observer


Real Estate: Litchfield Plantation opens doors to renovation

Property owners at Litchfield Plantation have brought the 18th century home at the heart of the community back to life. And they haven’t seen any sign of the ghosts reputed to inhabit the property....
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Pawleys Island: Residency becomes issue as town holds elections

As the town of Pawleys Island gears up for a November election for mayor and four council seats, Mayor Jimmy Braswell this week asked the town attorney to review the residency requirement for candidates....
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Waccamaw High: Band’s halftime show delivers timely message to kids

People watching the Waccamaw High School marching band’s show this year will get a lesson in acceptance. “True Colors” is the story of a young girl who has been rejected by the other members...
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Environment: Waccamaw refuge program builds stewardship

There is always something going on at the Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge: building, cleaning, trapping, installing and restoring. At the top of the trapping list are the feral hogs that decimate parts of the...
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Churches: New pastor steps into some large shoes

There is a new man leading the faithful of Belin Memorial United Methodist Church for the first time in 14 years. Will Malambri was installed as senior pastor on July 14. So far he...
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Georgetown County: Plan for business licenses has groups gauging impact

Local business groups are seeking input from their members on a proposal by Georgetown County to implement a business license. “We certainly would want to discuss it,” Beth Stedman, president of the Chamber of...
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Pawleys Island: On track to build up beach, town also needs to build revenue

With the town of Pawleys Island on track to start a beach renourishment project in October, the need to secure future funding to maintain the beach is more important than ever, according to the...
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Milestones: The voice from Mission Control later followed Apollo 11 astronauts to the moon

Charlie Duke may be 83, but he can still claim the title of youngest man to walk on the moon. Duke was the lunar module pilot for Apollo 16 in 1972 and he and...
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Georgetown County: Business license pitched as way to cut budget deficits

A business license and a change in the way Georgetown County funds its capital improvement plan are key to a proposal to create a sustainable budget.  The county drew on reserves to plug budget...
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Pawleys Island: Town drops feds from beach project

A beach renourishment project that has been planned for over 20 years will start as soon as the last sea turtle hatchling leaves Pawleys Island in October under a project approved this week. Town...
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Environment: Tree rules may extend into state right of way

The threat posed to eight oak trees along Waverly Road by sewer line construction has prompted planners to consider amending Georgetown County’s tree ordinance. The current code, revised last year, doesn’t apply to the...
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Sports: Warriors ready to add winning to their résumé

Waccamaw High School football coach Shane Fidler believes his team needs to get a win early this season to provide some momentum and confidence. The Warriors didn’t win a game until October last year,...
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Pawleys Island Town Council: Aug. 27, 2 p.m., Town Hall.

Georgetown County Council: Aug. 27, 4 p.m. finance workshop, 5:30 p.m. regular meeting, council chambers.

Georgetown County Sheriff’s Advisory Board: Sept. 3, 5 p.m., sheriff’s office.

Georgetown County Airport Commission: Sept. 3, 6 p.m., airport terminal.

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