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9:55 am on Monday May 5, 2014

Gator surprises SC lawmaker driving from Myrtle Beach

Alligators crossing Highway 17 in the area are nothing new. I remember the first time I saw one crossing, about a year after I moved to the area all the way back in the 1990's. The ones I've seen and hear reports of weren't that big, most looked...
5:03 am on Wednesday October 21, 2009

Months after fatal accident, Sandy Island may get an official ferry

Image by Flickr user jk5854Image by 20091021-life-saver.jpg Months after three people drowned in a sup-bar ferry to Sandy Island talks are picking up momentum for the a Myrtle Beach-area transportation authority to provide service to the island. Get...
7:14 am on Sunday March 1, 2009

Sandy Island wrestles between simplicity and safety

After three died in a boating accident, Sandy Island's community is wanting a safer way to get to the mainland, yet is still hesitant to make the island too accessible to tourism and development. Read more stories on this subject in our Sandy...
9:11 am on Wednesday February 25, 2009

Funerals held for the three dead in Sandy Island boating accident

The Myrtle Beach Sun News writes about the funeral service for the three that died in last week's boating accident: Three matching white caskets lined the front of Waccamaw High School's gymnasium. Beyond them, about 2,000 mourners, sitting and...
9:02 am on Monday February 23, 2009

Child still in critical condition after boating accident

The 11-month-old boy, Zyair Smalls, is still in critical condition at the Medical University of South Carolina after he was tossed into the frigid water in last week's freak boating accident. [gmap markers=blue::33.51120004484983,-79.12259101867676...
4:52 am on Friday February 20, 2009

Freak accident flips boat, kills three near Georgetown

Update February 23: The child is still in critical condition. Read more. First reporting: On Wednesday night, six people boarded a small craft on a windy, rainy night to make a short journey to their rural home on the bridge-less Sandy Island near...