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

  • Friday, February 14, 2014

  • Updated Friday, February 14, 2014 10:55 am

100 Years Ago

In With Sea Bass - The auxiliary smack Robert and Carr, Capt. Reagan, arrived Sunday afternoon from the south’ard, to McDonald & Co., with her ice boxes filled with sea bass and some other varieties of denizens of the deep. The catch for the trip was something above 12,000 pounds, which is not a record catch for Capt . Reagan. Last season, it will be recalled, he came in with his holds filled with 27,000 pounds of bluefish. The smack Morning Star came in Monday, with only a fair catch.

75 Years Ago

The Fortnightly Bridge club motored to Pawleys Island Monday where they were guests of Mrs. W.L. Fraser, Mrs. Tom Friday assisted the hostess in serving oyster stew. Mrs. D. C. Simpkins was a substitute. Bridge was played and prizes of oysters were awarded to Mrs. J.P. LaBruce for high score and Mrs. J.J. Ward Jr. for low score. . . McClellanville – Under the direction of P.H. Seabrook, general chairman, plans for the Roosevelt Birthday Ball are shaping up rapidly. Music will be furnished by the Southern Kraft Orchestra of Georgetown. . . Andrews – On Tuesday evening, the Daughters of America will give a benefit oyster supper at the community ball.

50 Years Ago

Murrells Inlet News – The Library will start on regular schedule again on Saturday March 7. Service is available at any time by school folks who need help for special work assigned by the Socastee and Georgetown Schools. Call Miss W.P. Wheeler. . . Fire of unknown origin destroyed the shore home of Dean McMillan and B.W. Krell at Sunnyside in the night of the 20th. Other houses each side did not catch fire. Air Base equipment came to help.

25 Years Ago

Pawleys Town Council discusses changes for July Fourth parade - Julian Kelly, owner of the Tip Top Inn, brought both a brick and a water-filled balloon to a meeting of the seven-member parade committee Monday evening to show they weigh about the same. His intention was to show that getting hit by a water balloon was no laughing matter. The committee met at Pawleys Pier Village to discuss ways the town council can discourage parade participants from hurling balloons during this year’s Independence Day celebration. The antics escalated last year when spectators retaliated by hurling balloons as the parade passed or spraying participants with water hoses.

10 Years Ago

About 450 members, 92 percent of the members at All Saints Parish, Waccamw, voted last moth to sever ties with the diocese and join the Anglican Mission in America. The majority at All Saints considers the Episcopal Church too liberal. About 45 members at All Saints say they will remain Episcopalians. They want to continue to hold services with an Episcopal priest in the old church where many have attended for years, across from the main campus that draws a younger, more contemporary crowd.

5 Years Ago

A new county drainage project at the north entrance to Pawleys Island has raised a question in the community. Presented with the summary of the plan to replace decaying pipes from Highway 17 to the bridge, Island leaders say storm water should not be dumped directly into the creek and they fear what larger pipes will mean in the future. “Fresh water bacteria kills all kinds of shellfish,” said Glennie Tarbox, an island council member who owns a seafood market in Georgetown. “I don’t see why they can’t lead the water to a retention pond instead of the creek.”

1 Year Ago

Beads and bucks were the order of the evening, February 12, as hardy souls dodged raindrops but drank in the Marsh Walk’s third annual Marshi Gras. Hundreds of revelers braved the rain to celebrate Marshi Gras on the Marsh Walk in Murrells Inlet. Local restaurants awarded prizes for best costumes. Kirby Smith as Airship Pirate captured a $500 prize and Bill and Renee Swinimer as Pirate Skeleton on Stilts took home $300 for second place.

— Compiled by Elizabeth Robertson Huntsinger

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