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The Lighthouse of Winya Bay

North Island, lovely and windswept, is located overlooking the shipping channels at the entrance to WInyah Bay. Many years ago, when weather forecasting was based on instinct rather than technology, furious storms sometimes slammed the tiny island unexpectedly and with great force. These storms were feared by shrimpers and ship pilots for they made the shoal-riddled Bay even more treacherous to cross. Consequently, in the early 1800's, a thick stone lighthouse, more...

A Ghost Story of Alice

Dr. Allard Flagg moved into his new home, The Hermitage, on Murrells Inlet, in 1849 and invited his widowed mother and his sister Alice to live with him.

With delicate features, luminous brown eyes, and thick auburn hair that hung to her waist, Alice was a girl of unusual beauty.

Alice had not shown any interest in a beau, but her older brother Allard was beginning to cast interested glances toward Penelope Bentley Ward, and her other brother, Dr. Arthur Flagg, was openly courting Penelope's sister, Georgianna Ward.

The Wards of Brookgreen Plantation were the most noted more....

 

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Local Links for Visitors and Locals Alike

          Chambers of Commerce

              Myrtle Beach Chamber: www.myrtlebeachinfo.com
              North Myrtle Beach Chamber: www.northmyrtlebeachchamber.com
              Conway Area Chamber of Commerce: www.conwayscchamber.com
              Georgetown County Chamber: www.georgetownchamber.com
              Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce: www.sbichamber.com


          Local Government Offices

              Horry County Government: www.horrycounty.org
              The City of Myrtle Beach: www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com
              The City of North Myrtle Beach: www.nmb.us
              The City of Conway: www.cityofconway.com
              Town of Surfside Beach: www.surfsidebeach.org
              Georgetown County: www.georgetowncountysc.org
              The City of Georgetown: www.cityofgeorgetownsc.com
              Brunswick County: www.brunsco.net
              Town of Carolina Shores: www.townofcarolinashores.com
              Town of Calabash: www.townofcalabashnc.com

          Hospitals

              Grand Strand Regional Medical Center: www.grandstrandmed.com
              Seacoast Medical Center: www.lorishealthcaresystem.com/smc.htm
              Conway Medical Center: www.conwaymedicalcenter.com
              Waccamaw Community Hospital:  www.georgetownhospitalsystem.org/oth/Page.asp?PageID=OTH000347
              Georgetown Hospital: www.georgetownhospitalsystem.org/
              Brunswick Community Hospital:  www.brunswicknovant.org/

          Local Public and Private Schools, Colleges

              Horry County Schools: www.hcs.k12.sc.us/newcomer/
              Georgetown County Schools: www.gcsd.k12.sc.us
              Brunswick County Schools: www.brunswickcountyschools.org
              St. Andrew Catholic School: www.standrewcatholicchurch.org
              Horry-Georgetown Technical College: www.hgtc.edu/
              Coastal Carolina University: www.coastal.edu
              Academy for Arts Science and Technology: aast.horrycountyschools.net/
              Bridgewater Academy (Charter): www.bridgewateracademy.org/
              Calvary Christian: ccsmb.com/
              Chabad Academy: www.chabadmb.com/
              Pawleys Island Christian Academy: picapatriots.org/
              Low Country Day School: www.lowcountryprep.org/

          Local Attractions

              Broadway at the Beach: www.broadwayatthebeach.com/
              Brookgreen Gardens: www.brookgreen.org/
              Myrtle Waves: www.myrtlewaves.com/
              Wild Water & Wheels: www.wild-water.com
              Family Kingdom: www.familykingdomfun.com/
              The Palace Theatre: www.palacetheatremyrtlebeach.com/index.cfm
              Myrtle Beach Pelicans Minor League Baseball: web.minorleaguebaseball.com/index.jsp?sid=t521
              Alabama Theatre: www.alabama-theatre.com/
              Carolina Opry Theatre: thecarolinaopry.com/
              Pirates Voyage: flash.piratesvoyage.com/
              Theatre of The Republic: theatreoftherepublic.com/
              Little Theatre of Georgetown: www.swampfoxplayers.com/

   Local Utilities

  Exede Satellite Internet provider Http://www.exede.com           
Solar Power http://us.sunpower.com/
City of Georgetown Water Department:                
 http://www.cityofgeorgetownsc.com/Water/WaterUtilities.cfm
             City of Georgetown Electric Department:
http://www.cityofgeorgetownsc.com/Electric/Electric.cfm
             Santee Cooper Electical Services:
https://www.santeecooper.com/portal/page/portal/santeecooper/homepage

             Santee Electrical Cooperative: http://www.santee.org/   
             Horry Electrical Copperative: http://www.horryelectric.com/
             SCE&G Natural Gas: http://www.sceg.com/en/
             Grand Strand Water and Sewer: http://www.gswsa.com/
             Horry Telephone Cooperative (Telephone & Cable Servies)
http://www.htcinc.net/
             Solid Waste Authority for Horry County:
http://www.solidwasteauthority.org/
             Solid Waste Authority for Georgetown County:
http://www.georgetowncountysc.org/solidwaste/default.html

      

Shopping

               Exede Satellite Internet provider Http://www.exede.com    
Coastal Grand: www.coastalgrand.com/shop/coastal.nsf/index
              Market Common: www.marketcommonmb.com/
              Grand Strand Mall: www.GrandStrandMall.com
              Barefoot Landing : www.bflanding.com/
              Websites and Domains: domainaramaonline.com/
              eCommerce Domains and Websites: ecommercetonight.org/
              Myrtle Beach Mall: www.mymallmyrtlebeach.com/
              Hammock Shops Pawleys Island: www.thehammockshops.com/index.cfm
              Downtown Conway: downtownconway.org/
              Downtown Shopping in Georgetown: www.discoverourtown.com/SC/Georgetown/Shopping-178.html
              Georgetwon County Shopping: hammockcoastsc.com/