Pawleys Island tradition returns

Thursday, July 28, 2016 12:01 a.m.

After a small turnout in 2015, participation in the Pawleys Island Kayak Races returned to normal this year with more than 60 participants.


Serving the Community: Matt Smittle

Thursday, July 28, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Midway Fire Rescue Lt. Matt Smittle calls firefighting a “family tradition.”


Catch of the day

Thursday, July 28, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Nicholas Guariglia caught a large catfish from a pond at Indigo Creek in Murrells Inlet on Saturday.


Huntington Beach State Park resumes operations after destructive fire UPDATED

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 8:37 p.m.

Although more than one week has passed since a bolt of lightning sparked a fire that burned down a state park building, one park official said the …

Registration begins for Georgetown County School District

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 10:06 a.m.

As the summer winds down, Georgetown County teachers and students are preparing for their return to school.


Food truck denied in Litchfield Oaks development in Pawleys Island

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 8:29 a.m.

Food trucks will not be allowed in the Litchfield Oaks commercial planned development in Pawleys Island.

Waccamaw Neck beaches see record sea turtle nest numbers

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 2:33 p.m.

Nesting sea turtles have outdone themselves again in South Carolina.

UPDATE: 1 jailed, 3 injured in 4-car collision on U.S. Highway 17 between Georgetown, Pawleys Island UPDATED

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 2:50 p.m.

Three people were injured, a Pawleys Island man was jailed and traffic was stopped for about two hours after a four-vehicle collision on U.S. Highway …

Police Blotter

Monday, July 25, 2016 4:15 p.m.

Sleeping on the job


Pawleys Island committee meets to discuss options for beach erosion UPDATED

Monday, July 25, 2016 9:13 p.m.

A committee of 10 Pawleys Island residents kicked off its first meeting July 25 to discuss options for repairing the island’s eroded dunes and …


Pawleys Island kayak races

Friday, July 22, 2016 12:01 a.m.


Beware of falling for salesmen’s scare tactice

Friday, July 22, 2016 1:30 p.m.

I’ve recently become aware of a dangerous chemical, and I’ve taken it upon myself to educate as many people as possible about it. …


Update: SC Parks rep says more than 20 animals killed in Huntington Beach State Park fire

Thursday, July 21, 2016 1:39 p.m.

The state parks department announced it plans to rebuild an area park’s nature center, one day after a bolt of lightning caused a fire that …

J.O.Y. School finale UPDATED

Thursday, July 21, 2016 9:33 p.m.

J.O.Y. School, a program for special needs children and adults at Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church, wrapped up its summer season with music, jokes …


Car collectors gather at Pawleys Island Cruise In

Thursday, July 21, 2016 8:43 a.m.

Coupes, convertibles, classics, collectibles, roadsters and sedans filled the parking lot of Ace Hardware in Pawleys Island on July 16 during the …


Update: Fire chief says lightning strike caused Huntington Beach State Park fire UPDATED

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 8:57 a.m.

Midway Fire Rescue Chief Doug Eggiman said preliminary information indicates that a lightning strike caused the fire that consumed the nature center …

Deputies: Murrells Inlet man tried to rob woman at knifepoint

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 11:24 a.m.

Sheriff’s deputies said a Murrells Inlet man was arrested after he used a knife to try to rob a woman who was giving him a ride.

Georgetown businesses show appreciation for law enforcement UPDATED

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 10:17 a.m.

The Georgetown Business Association has declared the month of July as Law Enforcement Appreciation Month.

Ghost tour to benefit Georgetown woman whose husband died two weeks after family home was destroyed by fire UPDATED

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 8:13 a.m.

People who would enjoy a thrilling tour through historic downtown Georgetown to listen to spooky tales of ghosts and legends can now do it for a good …


Georgetown County delays public meeting on Murrells Inlet dredging project

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 11:02 a.m.

County officials cited the competitive bidding process as motivation for delaying a public meeting on the proposed dredging of parts of Murrells …

Smith Medical Clinic in Pawleys Island and Georgetown seeking volunteers as it grows

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 10:41 a.m.

After recently opening a new location in Georgetown and soon moving into a larger building in Pawleys Island, Smith Medical Clinic is seeking more …

Data in Danger: Average South Carolinian has been hacked

Associated Press

Monday, July 18, 2016 8:48 a.m.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — New state numbers show the average South Carolinian has had their personal information compromised by computer hackers …


Georgetown County GOP delegate Jerry Rovner featured in Yahoo! News series on Republican National Convention

Monday, July 18, 2016 6:50 p.m.

Local Republicans will have a chance to hear a firsthand account of all the happenings at this week’s Republican National Convention from one …


Plantersville resident Birt Adams declares bid for Georgetown County sheriff

Friday, July 15, 2016 5:48 p.m.

Although spending two decades working in one of the country’s most notorious prisons may not sound like the best way to perfect one’s …


Pawleys island teen spent the last four years shagging fly balls at the Home Run Derby

Friday, July 15, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Brandon Ahalt of Pawleys Island was in San Diego on July 11, shagging fly balls at the Major League Baseball Home Run Derby.


Pawleys Island to enforce leash law UPDATED

Thursday, July 14, 2016 9:40 a.m.

The days of canines roaming free on Pawleys Island are coming to an end.

Man sentenced in Pawleys Island death, Garden City assault UPDATED

Thursday, July 14, 2016 9:41 a.m.

A Lexington man will spend 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to two high-profile crimes that took place in the Grand and South strands within …

Family, friends, Georgetown community gathers to remember Courtney Baynes Dorsey UPDATED

Thursday, July 14, 2016 4:33 p.m.

Although the hundreds of people who gathered to remember Courtney Baynes Dorsey may have had different memories of him, all of them agreed on one …

Date set for Pawleys Island’s annual St. Paul’s Peach Festival

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 9:33 a.m.

Peach lovers soon will converge in Pawleys Island to enjoy the seventh annual St. Paul’s Peach Festival.

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