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

  • Friday, August 29, 2014

100 Years Ago

On Pawleys Island – A very enjoyable ice cream festival was given the summer colony by the ladies of Georgetown Chapter D.A.R., Friday afternoon at the Pavilion.

Nearly twenty dollars was made for the educational fund of that organization. It has been raining so much recently that people are getting used to it and go ahead regardless of the rain.

Fishing has materially improved on the creek. One fisherman recently had a string of seventy-two good fish to his credit.

Some fine bass have been hooked by various parties. The mullet are running very well now and Mr. Nance is making good hauls with his big seine.

75 Years Ago

The regular meeting of Arthur Manigault Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy, will be held at the home of Mrs. E.C. Haseldon on Friday afternoon, September 1, at 4 o’clock.


Times Tattles: I.D. Clare – Dr. P.E. Assey being kidded about going into the fishing business by a group of friends after an announcement last week that he was interested in a fishing pier at Pawleys Island.

He declared it was all news to him until he received a notice from a government agency advising him about it.

50 Years Ago

The Midway Volunteer Fire Department has purchased a fogging machine for a mosquito control program the department will sponsor in the Pawleys Island-Litchfield areas.

Donations needed for operating the machine may be made to Col. David Blackwell, fire department treasurer, at Pawleys Island.

25 Years Ago

Kudzu Bakery opened on Front Street without much fanfare just four months ago, but this tiny shop already had taken root and word of its delicacies spreads daily.

“Business has been good and the people of Georgetown have been very supportive,” said Joey Rabon, the somewhat surprised bakery owner who runs the shop with his wife, Stacy.

“We thought we could run it by ourselves and it would give us time to build our business, But it has taken off from the very start.”

Entering the fifth month of business, the Rabons have had to hire four people to share the workload.

10 Years Ago

An area of low pressure intensified and became a depression Friday afternoon, and by 11 a.m. Saturday became Tropical Storm Gaston with 40-mph winds, and winds of 65 mph by 8 p.m.

The eye of Tropical Storm Gaston, which was more than 35 miles in diameter, made landfall Sunday morning near Bulls Bay, which is where Hurricane Charley made his second landfall exactly two weeks earlier.

The Weather Channel decided that the beaches of the Waccamaw Neck would be the best place to begin live coverage of Tropical Storm Gaston.

Weather Channel meteorologist Mike Seidel and a small technical crew drove to Litchfield, where they set up in a beachfront house.

Governor Mark Sanford did not issue any mandatory evacuation orders but he did urge people in beachfront homes, mobile homes and other dwellings in low lying areas to seek safer locations to ride out the storm.

– Elizabeth Robertson Huntsinger


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