Coastal Observer


Georgetown County: Ruling on residency leaves council member’s future in doubt

A Georgetown County Council member who was poised to become chairman less than three months ago is now deciding whether he should resign following a ruling last week that he does not live in...
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Education: Waccamaw High defends its title in district’s Senior Academic Bowl

Waccamaw High School extended its streak of Senior Academic Bowl wins to six last week by sweeping through this year’s tournament at the Beck Education Center. “It means a lot, it means keeping the...
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Nonprofits: Student fundraising effort can’t keep slime in stock

Coastal Montessori Charter School classrooms have been filled with slime this month, but it’s for a good cause. Sophia Kirk, 10, and her classmates have been selling the homemade stuff to raise money for...
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Pawleys Island: Parking fee plan draws objection from Town Council member

A proposed parking fee at beach accesses on Pawleys Island drew a blunt rebuke from a Town Council member last week. The town has been working to close a gap in its operating budget...
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Education: Charter director cited board’s conduct in resignation

The director of Coastal Montessori Charter School resigned  in January because she felt she was being undermined by the school’s board of directors, according to internal documents. Nathalie Hunt’s tenure as director came to...
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Roads: County picks firm to study Highway 17 corridor

The firm that designed the raised median along Highway 17 in the Pawleys Island business district will conduct a review of land use along the highway corridor on Waccamaw Neck. A $200,000 contract with...
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Sports: Boys launch campaign for skate park

Three boys are looking for a safe place to do fakies, pops, grinds and flips. Stowe Benston, Jayce Heenan and Truman Miller have started a campaign to build support for a skate park in...
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Real Estate: Attention shoppers, rezoning on Aisle 1

Pawleys Island will not get a sixth grocery store. Planning on a Lidl supermarket next to the Publix on Highway 17 halted over a year ago. The owner of the site is now asking...
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Education: As charter school seeks new principal, old one still draws salary

As the search continues for a new director of the Coastal Montessori Charter School, the old director is being paid two-thirds of her salary as a consultant. Nathalie Hunt informed the school’s board on...
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Murrells Inlet: Plan will tear down a bar and put up a parking lot

A plan to replace a bar in Murrells Inlet with a parking lot hinges on a request by the property owner to change the way Georgetown County requires parking lots to be landscaped. It...
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Pawleys Island: Town considers taller houses to gain steeper roofs

Houses on Pawleys Island will get taller and their roofs will get steeper under a proposal headed to Town Council. It is part of an effort to retain the traditional look of island beach...
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Education: Intermediate school named Palmetto’s Finest

As hundreds of people waited anxiously Tuesday to find out if Waccamaw Intermediate would be named one of the state’s best schools, the unthinkable happened: the two computers set up to live stream the...
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Georgetown County Tourism Management Commission: March 21, 3:30 p.m., Lachicotte

Georgetown County Planning Commission: March 21, 5:30 p.m., County Council chambers.

Education reform: State Senate Education Committee takes comments on reform bill. March 21, 6 p.m., Georgetown High School.

Georgetown County Republican Party: Patty Jackson will discuss human trafficking. March 22, noon, Applewood House of Pancakes.

Georgetown County Democratic Party: Presidential candidate Marianne Williamson is the guest speaker. March 25, 5:30 p.m., 149 King St.,Georgetown. (Space limited.)

Georgetown County Council: March 26, 4 p.m. budget workshop, 5:30 p.m. meeting, council chambers.

Georgetown County Parks and Recreation Commission: April 1, 5 p.m., Beck Recreation Center.

Georgetown County School Board: April 2, 5:30 p.m., Beck Education Building.

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