Latest Georgetown County, South Carolina Stories

2010-04-21 12:00:00

GEORGETOWN, S.C., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Situated on the south end of one of the golf capitals of the world, South Carolina's ocean-side Georgetown County is home to several award-winning courses. Its proximity to Myrtle Beach has certainly influenced the development of the golf culture, but the courses here have a distinctness to the geography and history of the county, which has earned them high accolades. There's something special about golfing in Georgetown County. Because the...

2010-03-11 10:15:00

GEORGETOWN, S.C., March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, March 20, 2010, the public is invited to the grand opening celebration of the Carroll Ashmore Campbell Marine Complex. The marina, located at the foot of the Sylvan Rosen Bridge along the Sampit River, started as the Sampit River Park Boat Landing project in 1998, but the name was changed to honor the memory the late governor of South Carolina in recognition of his enthusiastic interest in sport fishing, boating and the outdoors....

2009-07-09 09:01:00

MURRELLS INLET, S.C., July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Brookgreen Gardens' holiday festival, Nights of a Thousand Candles, was recently recognized as one of the 2009 Top 20 Events in the Southeast by the Southeastern Tourism Society. "The best events across the Southeast compete to receive the prestigious Top 20 Events designation," said Bob Jewell, President and CEO of Brookgreen Gardens. "We are thrilled to know the Southeast Tourism Society selected Nights of a Thousand Candles to receive this...

2008-07-25 15:00:47

By Steve Palisin, The Sun News, Myrtle Beach, S.C. Jul. 25--The 18th annual Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art will include a comedy troupe and a children's event with area dancers. The three-weekend fest in September will showcase a variety of arts and music at several sites. Sam Bush, known as the "King of Newgrass," will kick things off Sept. 12 at Brookgreen Gardens. Philip Powell, a pianist and Coastal Carolina University music professor, helped plan the festival in the...

2008-07-23 12:00:48

By Kelly Marshall Fuller, The Sun News, Myrtle Beach, S.C. Jul. 23--Adults and children hit the beach at 6 a.m. Fridays at Myrtle Beach State Park to search for signs of loggerhead turtles and their nests -- and to clean the beach and find other ways to assist the survival of the threatened species. Meanwhile, turtle volunteers in Litchfield Beach are placing bright orange tags on items left on the sand by beachgoers -- such as chairs and tents -- that could endanger female loggerhead...

2008-07-16 09:00:44

By Kelly Marshall Fuller, The Sun News, Myrtle Beach, S.C. Jul. 16--An application to allow the possible construction of a groin system at DeBordieu Beach is drawing opposition from environmentalists, who say the man-made barriers could damage southern beaches and the North Estuarine Wildlife Preserve. The application, which is now being considered by the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control, will be the subject of a public meeting next week at the Waccamaw Public Library....

2008-07-12 09:00:25

By Aliana Ramos, The Sun News, Myrtle Beach, S.C. Jul. 12--Plans to replace the failing septic tank systems in the Jackson Village and St. Paul neighborhoods of Georgetown County's Plantersville community have hit a major snag. About $1 million in federal community block development grant funds expire today. They were to be used to help low-income residents connect to a sewer system, and it is unclear if the Georgetown County Water and Sewer System will be able to recover the funds....

2008-07-05 09:00:14

By Robert Morris and Jan Igoe, The Sun News, Myrtle Beach, S.C. Jul. 5--Under beach-perfect skies, the Grand Strand began what is usually its busiest tourist weekend of the year with Independence Day activities as varied as its string of communities. Here's a look at the Fourth of July up and down the beaches. Myrtle Beach The Market Common displayed more than 3,000 flags along the walkways to honor the July Fourth holiday. As visitors went about their shopping and movie-going, some...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'