Coastal Observer


Roads: New pitch for long-awaited bike path connector

Georgetown County will try again to get a $100,000 state grant to complete a key section of the Bike the Neck route that was denied last year. It is the same grant that the...
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Politics: Carter Weaver wins GOP sheriff’s primary in landslide

Carter Weaver swept past a challenger in the GOP primary this week to secure his position as Georgetown County sheriff for another year. Weaver has been acting sheriff since the death in September of...
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Politics: After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, hopes for Primary Tuesday

Poll workers estimated between 300 and 400 people showed up to vote for the Georgetown County sheriff’s candidates during this month’s Pawleys Island Town Council election. They went away empty handed. The candidates hope...
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Politics: Questions for the GOP candidates for sheriff

Darryel Carr, a former deputy, and Carter Weaver, the acting sheriff, are seeking the GOP nomination in a special election to fill the unexpired term of Sheriff Lane Cribb, who died in September. There...
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Traditions: Food programs that share the bounty for holidays and beyond

Food insecurity is a problem that affects thousands of Georgetown County residents. The issue becomes even more acute around holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas, but it is something that people live with every day....
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Pets: Cat’s disappearance, like his arrival, remains a mystery to family

A neighborhood has been searching for countless hours over the past two weeks for one of its beloved members; someone whose origin is just as unknown as his current whereabouts: a black cat with...
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Environment: Education seen as critical to addressing climate change

Education is the key to dealing with a changing climate, according to the head of the federal agency responsible for coastal science. “I think the top-down solution ultimately starts with the bottom-up solution in...
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Politics: Weaver enjoys fundraising lead on eve of primary

Carter Weaver has spent more than twice as much as his opponent in his race to remain Georgetown County sheriff. And the former assistant sheriff has over $122,000 on hand as he approaches the...
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Pawleys Island: With no further appeals, new mayor maps out path toward unity

A candidate for Pawleys Island Town Council will not appeal a decision by the county elections board to dismiss his protest. “It’s really disappointing that, based on the votes of residents, I won by...
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Veterans: After kamikaze attacks, 75 years of giving thanks

Johnny Dieter of Pawleys Island was serving in the Navy during World War II when the Japanese unleashed a new form of warfare: pilots intentionally crashing their planes into enemy ships. “Their emperor was...
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Pawleys Island: Henry seeks to heal town after election protest fails

Brian Henry won’t be talking about the north, middle or south of Pawleys Island, where he is due to take office as mayor. Instead, he plans to look for ways to bring people together,...
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Sports: 27th Guy Osborne Memorial Turtle Strut results

There were 102 runners registered for the 27th running of the Pawleys Island Turtle Strut, and 91 turned out at the starting line in spite of temperatures that dipped into the upper 30s. This...
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Environment: Baruch Foundation seeks clear title to marshes and ricefields

Three centuries after the first land grant and 55 years after its creation, the Belle W. Baruch Foundation has gone to court to confirm that it owns all of the property known as Hobcaw...
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Georgetown County Parks and Recreation Commission: Dec. 2, 5:30 p.m., Beck Recreation Center.

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

Pawleys Island Town Council: Dec. 9, 5 p.m., Town Hall.

Georgetown County Sheriff’s Advisory Board: Dec. 10, 5 p.m.,  sheriff’s office, Georgetown.

Georgetown County Council: Dec. 10, 5:30 p.m., council chambers.

Georgetown County Democratic Party: Dec. 12, 6 p.m., 149 King St., Georgetown.

Tourism Management Commission: Dec. 19, 3:30 p.m., Chamber of Commerce office, Litchfield.

Georgetown County Planning Commission: Dec. 19, 5:30 p.m., County Council chambers.

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