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

  • Friday, April 11, 2014

100 Years Ago

Waverly Section Looking forward to Prompt and Bountiful Harvest - Mr. Phillip R. Lachicotte was in town yesterday. Speaking of the trucking interests of the Waverly section, he said that, as a whole, it was in fine condition. This applied especially to beans. There was every reason to anticipate a prompt and bountiful crop of that vegetable. Cucumbers, too, were looking and doing well.

75 Years Ago

Local Items From Murrells Inlet: Dr. and Mrs. W.E. King and son, William, of Aynor, are in their cottage, King’s Crest. Dr. King is convalescing from a recent illness. . .Rev. and Mrs. James E. Scott of Eutawville spent several days at the Oliver Lodge last week. . . The garden club met Thursday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Frank Tarbox.

50 Years Ago

Two new groins are planned at Pawleys. . .

Murrells Inlet News - Mr. Gurdon Tarbox of Brookgreen says 1195 cars came through the gardens Easter Sunday. For attendance they figure 4.3 passengers in each car. . .There was a Sunrise Service at Woodlawn Landing Easter morning. Before six o’clock three Inlet churches began to gather for the program prepared by the Rev. Robert Clyburn and the Rev. R.R. Reynolds of the Belin Methodist and First Baptist Churches. . . The Library will be open regularly now on Saturday morning at ten o’clock. Other times will be decided by the Parents of the PTA and school principals.

25 Years Ago

Along the coast at Murrells Inlet, a Seaford Festival on Saturday, April 15, will feature some of the Lowcountry’s best cuisine with delicacies such as steamed shrimp, crab cakes, oysters, crawfish, alligator, turtle pie and lasagna. The band Millions of Dead Mullets and other popular musical groups will provide continuous entertainment. . .

Pawleys Island Town Council members gave final approval to a new fireworks ordinance during a meeting Tuesday evening. “I think it is one of those unenforceable things,” council member Red Turbeville said. “It will work too much hardship on the police.”

10 Years Ago

Beautiful stretches of undeveloped land along U.S. Highway 17 could soon fall prey to bulldozers and a growing appetite for more electric power. Santee Cooper, the State Public Service Authority, has already surveyed routes along a four-mile stretch of the coastal highway to build high voltage transmission lines. The plan has caught many officials, conservationists and residents off guard.

5 Years Ago

More than 80 jobs were created in Georgetown County when Gilligan’s Steamer and Raw Bar opened a new location in Pawleys Island. With a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the Chamber of Commerce, owner Randy Marvin opened his ninth Gilligan’s Tuesday off Highway 17 between Pawleys Island and Litchfield. The restaurant is not named for Gilligan’a Island, the popular 60’s television show. Gilligan’s is the 21st century metamorphosis of the original Gilligan’s Oyster Factory in Charleston, founded by John Rutledge in 1891.

1 Year Ago

Perry’s Bait and Tackle in Murrells Inlet is reporting that one of their customers bagged two nice bluefish, the first they’ve seen this season. Garden City Pier is reporting that they are seeing much more activity over the past week. Sharks, spots, skates, puffers, lizard fish and whiting continue to bite fairly consistently. They hope the warmer weather will bring more whiting in and really get things going.

— Compiled by Elizabeth Robertson Huntsinger

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