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A View From The PastEvents of past years as chronicled through the county newspapers

  • Friday, January 17, 2014

100 Years Ago

After spending a week at “Arcadia,” the beautiful winter home of Capt. Isaac E. Emerson, about six miles from this city, Secretary of the Treasury William G. McAdoo returned to Washington on Saturday afternoon last. As Capt. Emerson’s palatial speedboat entered the mouth of the Sampit River, having Mr. McAdoo aboard, the signal was given by the dredge at work and for the next five minutes every steamer and mill in the city kept up a continuous blowing of whistles. The Secretary is highly pleased with our city and county and the abundance of game to be found here. He and his friends during the hunt last Wednesday bagged forty-eight mallards before eating breakfast, and then later in the day, on the drive, killed eight large stags, three wild boars, and an immense bronze gobbler.

75 Years Ago

Local Items From Murrells Inlet – Rev. A.D. Woodle conducted the preaching services Wednesday evening at the school house for the recently organized Baptist church here. Preaching is every second Wednesday. The Sunday school has over fifty members on roll and a splendid attendance is had each Sunday. . . On Sunday, January 16, the annual congregational meeting was held at All Saints church, Waccamaw. . . There will be a square dance at Murrells Inlet school house Thursday night, January 19. Bar-B-Q and coffee will be sold. Also other amusements.

50 Years Ago

Interesting relics continue to be raised from waters off Georgetown by Gahagan dredging operations as work progresses on the channel for the fill approaches to the proposed new bridges over the Waccamaw and Pee Dee Rivers. A five-foot anchor, raised last week, was turned over to the Chamber of Commerce. The anchor was fished from the bottom about 100 feet south of the new bridge, off the spit of land between the two present bridge spans. Mr. Jackson Jenks, who plans to establish a Naval and Maritime Museum in Georgetown, said he will photograph the anchor and forward it to the Smithsonian Institute in Washington. Other findings include broken Indian pottery and what appears to be the remains of a skull. The project of raising the Harvest Moon is still of first-line importance, Mr. Jenks said.

25 Years Ago

Construction of a new sanctuary and an education building at the First Presbyterian Church of Pawleys Island is progressing toward a June completion date, according to the Rev. Frank Holsclaw. The new sanctuary will accommodate 350 worshippers, allowing Pawleys Presbyterian to grow as the Waccamaw Neck continues to develop.

10 Years Ago

Moveable Feast Resumes Friday - On Friday, January 23, two of the three cousins who make up the nom de plume “Caroline Cousins” will present their charming mystery “Fiddle Dee Death: Just a Little Murder” at The Reserve Club. Chef Jeremy Potterfield plans a Salad with Baby Spinach, Pears, Toasted Walnuts, Marinated Tomatoes, and Homemade Bleu Cheese dressing, Shrimp Pot Pie, and Sauteed Coca-Cola Cake with Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream and Cherry Glaze.

5 Years Ago

A pair of long-ago lovers have a second brush with romance in A.R. Gurney’s “Later Life,” the latest production of the Murrells Inlet Community Theatre. Opening January 22 for a two-weekend run, “Later Life” is being directed by Doris Hudson and stars Olivia Franta and Steve Kaplan. The Murrells Inlet Community Theatre is at 4450 Murrells Inlet Road.

1 Year Ago

Nosh Restaurant in the Hammock Shops Village in Pawleys Island will present a stand-up comedy night on Thursday, January 24, featuring Ryan Singer and Jarrod Harris on their Organic Tour. Attendees will enjoy a sit down dinner and comedy show.

— Compiled by Elizabeth Robertson Huntsinger

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