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Trip to Pawleys ends with police visit for helicopter pilot

Saturday, May 2, 3:14 p.m.

There are many legal ways to visit Pawleys Island.

Elementary youth recognized

Saturday, May 2, 12:01 p.m.

The South Strand Optimist Club held its second annual “Recognition of Elementary Youth” program April 16 at Applewood House of Pancakes.

Local IT company donates $150K to schools, nonprofits

Saturday, May 2, 8:30 a.m.

After a very successful year in 2014, Larry and Stella Mercado, owners of Mercom Corporation based in Pawleys Island, have donated more than $150,000 to local schools and nonprofits in Pawleys Island.

Planners deny request for electronic signs

Saturday, May 2, 8:20 a.m.

For the time being, more electronic signs will not be allowed in the City of Georgetown after a City Planning Commission decision on April 28.


Murrells Inlet & Garden City Beach Area

Brookgreen to take part in Lowcountry Giving Day

Saturday, May 2, 4:01 p.m.

Brookgreen Gardens is one of several organizations taking part in Lowcountry Giving Day 2015, a 24-hour online fundraising event sponsored by Coastal Community Foundation.

Celebrate a nurse hero at open house

Saturday, May 2, 12:01 p.m.

The public is invited to celebrate Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital’s nursing heroes at an open house Wednesday, May 6.

Pelican sculpture brings litter awareness

Thursday, April 30, 9:31 a.m.

The pelican has landed.

Update: Police say Murrells Inlet man may have committed ‘dozens’ of arsons in more than 2 years

Friday, April 24, 2:36 p.m.

Police said an Murrells Inlet man arrested in connection with three Friday morning fires may have been responsible for multiple arsons over the past two-and-a-half years.

Pawleys Island, Litchfield, & Debordieu

County opens new magistrates and law enforcement complex

Thursday, April 30, 9:52 a.m.

Georgetown County leaders gathered with law enforcement and court officials at the Litchfield Exchange April 28 to unveil a new magistrates and law enforcement complex.

Pawleys Island Festival of Music & Art celebrates 25 years

Thursday, April 30, 12:58 a.m.

The Pawleys Island Festival of Music & Art has announced its 2015 performance schedule in conjunction with its 25th anniversary.

Sanford speaks out against offshore drilling in Lowcountry

Monday, April 27, 12:12 p.m.

A U.S. representative has added his name to the growing list of governmental officials and entities that oppose offshore drilling and seismic testing off the coast of South Carolina.

Ex-South Carolina sheriff sentenced: 1 year, 1 day in prison

Monday, April 27, 4:12 p.m.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The man who had been South Carolina’s longest-serving sheriff was sentenced Monday to one year and one day in prison after pleading guilty in a corruption scheme.

Georgetown & Andrews

Living in full color: Artist leaves one career for another

Friday, May 1, 3:01 p.m.

After putting her passion aside for most of her life, Victoria Alger is finally showing her true colors, and they’re vibrant.

DEU: Georgetown man, relatives arrested on drug charges

Friday, May 1, 1:18 p.m.

Drug enforcement agents said a man and two of his relatives were arrested after his house was searched on suspicion of drug-related activity.

Police: Chance encounter leads to Trio man’s arrest on burglary charges

Friday, May 1, 12:17 p.m.

Police said a chance encounter with state agents resulted in a Trio man’s arrest on multiple burglary charges.

Serving the Community - Battalion Chief David Holcombe - Georgetown Fire Department

Friday, May 1, 12:01 p.m.

Although David Holcombe said he didn’t know why he was motivated to become a firefighter and emergency responder, he added that doesn’t make it any less enjoyable.


5K benefit for animal center

Saturday, May 2, 8:36 a.m.

More than 100 runners and walkers took to the streets of downtown Georgetown on April 25 for the second annual The Fast and the Furriest.

Inlet residents bring home gold from fundraiser

Saturday, May 2, 4:01 p.m.

Nine Murrells Inlet residents won their age division in the Garden City Chapel “Run for the Children” 5K on April 18.

Baseball and softball playoff updates

Friday, May 1, 12:54 p.m.

Here is an update for May 1 for the softball and baseball teams for Georgetown County’s four high schools.

Waccamaw High senior in the fight of her young life

Friday, May 1, 12:37 a.m.

In mid-March, Beth McJunkins got the phone call every parent dreads.

Opinion & Letters to the Editor

Waccamaw Times

Capt. Steve Roff column: Gene Dickeson is the ‘godfather of guides’

Friday, April 24, 8:56 a.m.

(Editor’s Note: Capt. Steve Roff is a new South Strand News columnist. The well-known fishing guide will offer columns about the people – and, yes, the fish – that can be found on – or in – local...

Inlet Outlook

Editorial Cartoon

Thursday, April 23, 12:01 a.m.

Georgetown Times

John Bush Column: Program aims to help get citizens out of poverty

Friday, May 1, 8:56 a.m.

I came to Georgetown four months ago after having spent the bulk of my adult life and career in Raleigh, North Carolina. A few things I have learned:

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