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Georgetown planners vote against change to allow more mobile homes in West End

Tuesday, July 26, 7:56 p.m.

Although the city’s Planning Commission voted against recommending a change in zoning ordinance to add more mobile homes to the West End, it may have left the door open for more dialogue on...

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

Tuesday, July 26, 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 17.


Waccamaw Neck beaches see record sea turtle nest numbers

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

Nesting sea turtles have outdone themselves again in South Carolina.


Pawleys Island committee meets to discuss options for beach erosion

Monday, July 25, 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 beaches.

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Wahoos use home-pool advantage to shine at state meet

The Georgetown County Family YMCA hosted 160 swimmers and their families on July 15-16 for the YMCA Summer Swim League championship meet.

County joins USA Football Heads Up Football

Georgetown County Parks and Recreation is joining the USA Football Heads Up Football.


Chris Sokoloski column: Saving young arms

The National Federation of State High School Associations recently decided to force states to regulate how many pitches a baseball player can throw in a game and how much time must pass before a...


Pelicans Ballpark hosting professional softball games

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans and TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark will host the Pennsylvania Rebellion, a National Pro Fastpitch women’s softball team, in games on July 28 and...

Police Blotter

Sleeping on the job

Georgetown man charged with animal cruelty after deputies report finding dead, starved, vicious dogs

Sheriff’s deputies said a county resident was arrested after they found emaciated, vicious and dead dogs on his North Town property.


Georgetown deputies searching for men who allegedly stole steaks from Pawleys Island grocery

The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office has asked for the public’s help identifying two men who allegedly stole “a large rack of steaks” from a Pawleys Island grocery...


Deputies: Murrells Inlet man tried to rob woman at knifepoint

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.

Update: EMS chief says motorcyclist ‘stable’ after Georgetown crash

Authorities said a motorcyclist was stable after an afternoon collision left him lying injured in the middle of a major Georgetown intersection.

Georgetown native holds summer camp for local children

Queen Earlene’s Uplifting Children’s Camp continues to be a sought after summer camp for Georgetown youth.


Georgetown Coroner’s Office IDs body found floating in Black River in Andrews

The coroner’s office has identified a woman whose body was discovered yesterday floating in the Black River.


New Georgetown Administrator Paul Gardner discusses role at city’s helm

Even though he’s been on the job for less than two weeks, City Administrator and former Police Chief Paul Gardner said he expects big things from Georgetown and from himself.

Business Briefs

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Georgetown businesses show appreciation for law enforcement

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


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

After recently opening a new location in Georgetown and soon moving into a larger building in Pawleys Island, Smith Medical Clinic is seeking more volunteers to help with day-to-day operations.


Gentle Dentistry opens second location

Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Gentle Dentistry on Thursday, July 7, at 301 N. Church St. in Georgetown.

Letters to the editor

Beware of barbecued bugs

Take down the fishin’ pole

Ripples float endlessly across the lake as a large frog croaks in the distance.

Brookgreen Gardens presents Cool Summer Evenings

Enjoy Brookgreen Gardens in the cool of the evening when the gardens remain open late on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays through Aug. 5. Wednesday and Friday evenings, music fills the air with...

Julia Franks next author on Moveable Feast tour

Julia Franks is the next author up on the Moveable Feast tour. Franks will be the guest at the July 22 event, set for Carefree Catering, 8151 Ocean Hwy., Pawleys Island. She will discuss her book,...


Photographer Tim Taylor shares work at Waccamaw Library

Tim Taylor, a retired teacher turned photographer, will be showcasing his photographs at the Waccamaw Neck Library during the month of July.


Waccamaw Library set to show movies in July

If you enjoy watching top-notch new and classic films on the big screen with others, then the Waccamaw Neck Library in Pawleys Island will soon be your hot spot.

Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival in October

The Myrtle Beach Downtown Redevelopment Corporation and the City of Myrtle Beach will be hosting a new destination festival this fall celebrating the multitude of local seafood eateries along the...

Archaeologists find elusive 16th-century Spanish fort on Parris Island

Nearly 40 years after finding the remains of the 16th-century town of Santa Elena on present-day Parris Island in Beaufort County, archaeologists have discovered San Marcos, one of five Spanish...


Remains of lost Spanish fort found on South Carolina coast

PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Archaeologists have found the location of a long-sought Spanish fort on the South Carolina coast near Beaufort.


10 months after storm, 23 roads closed due to dam failure

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Almost 10 months after historic rains drenched South Carolina, 23 roads around the state remain closed because of dam failures.

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