125 Years Ago, 1894

Last Thursday was a busy-looking day along the wharves, with a large New York steamship loading, together with a number of steamboats. Up to the present time this year, a great deal of shipping has come into this port. With deep water on our bar, our harbor will always be filled with shipping,

100 Years Ago, 1919

Sometime during the early morning hours of Monday morning the Department Stores of Mr. Harry Fogel, on Front Street, were robbed of about $200 worth of men’s suits, shirts, shoes and perhaps ladies’ dress goods. So far, no clues to the perpetrators of this robbery have been obtained, except to conjecture, that in all probability, it is the work of the same thief or thieves that visited the well-filled and attractive drug store of the Iseman Drug Company last Thursday night, where they enriched themselves to one half dozen Waterman gold fountain pens and cash. Verily the high cost of living in this city is creating new exigencies for existence.

75 Years Ago, 1944

Times Tattles by I.D. Clare – Four persons were highly embarrassed on Monday. Three young ladies rowed across the Sampit River and tied their boat up in the cut between the river and proceeded to take a sunbath far from probing eyes. The boat drifted across the cut leaving the painter stretched across the narrow span of water. Along came Captain Charles Mills in a motor boat and not seeing the painter it became tangles in his propeller. He, thinking he was far from any human being, peeled off his clothes and dived overboard to untangle the rope and then became aware that some members of the opposite sex were in close proximity. It has not been ascertained yet which of the quartet was the most embarrassed.

50 Years Ago, 1969

A public meeting on mosquitoes is planned for 7 p.m. Friday. A proposed mosquito abatement program will be discussed. Mayor O.M. Higgins said a question and answer session from the public about the mosquito situation will be held after State Entomologist Frank T. Arnold Jr., of the State Board of Health, and other officials, finish speaking.

25 Years Ago, 1994

Pawleys Island Town Council recently approved an amendment to the building code, making it illegal to have a third floor living area. Mayor Julien Kelly said there have been a couple of residents who have tried to circumvent the ordinance which allows for only two habitable floors. “They’ve tried to turn their attics into additional living space,” he said.

Compiled by Elizabeth Huntsinger from the Georgetown Times archives.