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Posted on: October 13, 2021

Bidder registration for Tax Sale opens Oct. 14

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After skipping a year in 2020 due to the pandemic, the Georgetown County Tax Collector’s Office is getting ready for its annual Tax Sale. The event will take place Nov. 1 at Howard Auditorium, 1610 Hawkins St. Georgetown. Registered bidders can ...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: October 11, 2021

Midway Chief announces retirement

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Midway Fire Rescue Chief Doug Eggiman will retire at the end of this year, he announced to his staff today.

"I have been considering it for several months and a few recent positive events, along with some health issues, have helped me come to the conc...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: October 5, 2021

Candlelight Vigil to Honor Victims of Domestic Violence

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In observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Sheriff Carter Weaver invites you to a Candlelight Vigil on October 21 at 11 a.m. at the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office at 430 North Fraser Street. Speaker Aleia Jeffery will talk about the ...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: October 4, 2021

Main Runway to close temporarily beginning Oct. 11

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Resurfacing of the main runway at the Georgetown County Airport may require diversion of some air traffic to neighboring counties during the months of October and November.

The airport will close its primary runway, “Runway 5/23,” for a...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: September 22, 2021

Firefighter receives Medal of Valor

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Emergency responders and a civilian who recently rescued a man and a dog from a submerged car were recognized for heroism on Sept. 22. Midway Fire-Rescue presented their firefighter Thomas Doyle with the Medal of Valor for his actions. Meritorious Action ...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: September 22, 2021

Public meetings to focus on bike/ pedestrian paths

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Two public meetings will take place next week to present a draft conceptual plan for the Plantersville Scenic Byway Loop and Choppee Black River Trail. The meetings are scheduled for:

  • 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29 at Plantersville Elementary School, 1668 Ex...
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GtCounty General News
Posted on: September 15, 2021

Council approves ordinance allowing local burn bans

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Georgetown County officials now have the authority to ban outdoor burning when conditions make such activity dangerous.

An ordinance approved by Council on Sept. 14 allows the County Administrator or their designee to institute a burn ban upon the...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: September 14, 2021

Lights Out for Sea Turtles!

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The summer is winding down and the days are getting cooler. But sea turtle hatching season is still in full swing on Georgetown County beaches. Hatching season generally runs from May through October.

As thousands of tiny hatchlings make their way out of n...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: September 13, 2021

McCrea named Elections Director

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Aphra M. McCrea of Georgetown is the new director of Georgetown County Elections and Voter Registration. She was selected from 16 applicants during a meeting of the county Board of Elections and Voter Registration on Sept. 8.

McCrea has worked as a clerk i...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: September 10, 2021

Chief Mack Reed to retire Oct. 1

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After serving the residents and visitors of Georgetown County for more than 32 years, Georgetown County Fire-EMS Chief Mack Reed announced his retirement on Sept. 10. His last day on the job will be Oct. 1.  

Reed began his career with the County ...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: September 10, 2021

September brings peak of hurricane season

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As summer begins to transition to fall, there’s another season that should still be on people’s minds this month. Sept. 10 is the meteorological peak of the Atlantic Hurricane season.

“We’ve been lucky to have an une...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: September 10, 2021

Midway to host 9/11 memorial event

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It seems unreal that two decades have passed since the terrorist attack that destroyed the Twin Towers in New York and tragically claimed thousands of lives, said Doug Eggiman.

Like most Americans who were of age on Sept. 11, 2001, Eggiman, the chief at Mi...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: September 8, 2021

"Tuesdays With..." program returns to Georgetown Library

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The Friends of the Georgetown Library will kick off the return of their popular “Tuesdays With…” program this month with famed Gullah storytellers Ron and Natalie Daise. The husband and wife duo, who formerly hosted Nickelod...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: September 7, 2021

County encourages voter registration

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September is National Voter Registration Month and Georgetown County is using the opportunity to encourage residents to become registered voters in time for this year's local elections. 

All three of the county's municipalities (...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: August 27, 2021

Application period opens for A-Tax grants

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Georgetown County will accept applications for accommodations tax grants through Oct. 8 at 5 p.m. Grants are available for projects and events occurring in the 2022 calendar year.

Proceeds from the county’s share of the state tax on hotel rooms a...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: August 25, 2021

New trail opens at Rocky Point

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Rocky Point, a boat landing and picnic spot in South Carolina's first Community Forest, has another new offering for nature lovers.

"We're getting ready to open our second trail in the trail system out here at Rocky Point," said...

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Posted on: August 16, 2021

Grant will bring high-speed internet to all areas of the county

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A $9.8 million USDA grant will allow high-speed internet to be brought to nearly 3,000 homes in rural areas, including Georgetown County. The announcement was made Aug. 11 by Horry Telephone Cooperative, which received the grant and plans to use funds to ...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: August 19, 2021

Aerial mosquito spraying scheduled

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Due to significant increase in the mosquito population across the county following recent rain events, Georgetown County Mosquito Control will conduct aerial spraying next week.

Weather allowing, aerial spraying will take place between 6:30 a.m. and 9:30 a...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: August 19, 2021

County Administrator selected to become Riley Fellow

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Georgetown County Administrator Angela Christian will join a network of more than 2,300 leaders committed to creating social and economic progress in South Carolina. She has been selected to join other distinguished leaders from across the Palmetto State ...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: August 16, 2021

Parks and Rec. Dept. announces cancellation of fall tackle football due to spread of COVID-19

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With the incidence rate of COVID-19 continuing to increase locally, Georgetown County Parks and Recreation will cancel tackle football for the fall season, it announced today. The parents of all children who were signed up to participate in the program sh...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: August 12, 2021

Environmental Services Division helps communities cleanup

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No one likes to see roadside litter in their neighborhood. Not only is it an eyesore, but statistically, it attracts more litter — people are more like to litter in places where they see litter already exists. Unfortunately, an increase in the a...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: August 9, 2021

Sheriff encourages signup for emergency alerts

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Georgetown County Sheriff Carter Weaver encourages residents to sign up for CodeRed, a free service that sends out an alert when a resident is missing or when Sheriff’s Deputies are dealing with an event that may affect you. The service...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: August 11, 2021

Fire Dept. installs 100 smoke detectors during blitz event

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Georgetown County Fire-EMS installed nearly 100 smoke detectors in 24 homes on a recent morning. It was part of a Smoke Detector Blitz the department put on with assistance from partners including the American Red Cross and the State Fire Marshall&rsq...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: July 28, 2021

New business to locate at Georgetown Airport

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Georgetown County is excited to announce that Sherpa 6, Inc., and Sherpa Air will open new facilities at the Georgetown County Airport on Airport Road. The business will invest an estimated $19 million over a five-year period and create 43 high-paying, sp...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: July 23, 2021

County seeks residents’ help in pinpointing areas with flooding issues

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The Georgetown County Stormwater Division is embarking on a master plan to address flooding and drainage system issues across the county, and it’s looking for the help of residents. 

The master planning project will take place in phases,...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: July 20, 2021

Phase 2 of Marsh Walk repairs to begin

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Phase 2 of repairs on the Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk are slated to begin tomorrow, July 21. The wooden planks and rails along the Marsh Walk were replaced from the northern most part of the structure to the area between the Dead Dog Saloon and the Claw Hou...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: July 7, 2021

Job Fair to connect industries with potential employees

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Georgetown County Economic Development will help local industries connect face-to-face with potential employees this month. The Department, in partnership with Horry-Georgetown Technical College, SC Works Waccamaw and the Waccamaw Regional Council of Gove...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: July 13, 2021

Two beach accesses to close temporarily

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Georgetown County will temporarily close the parking areas at Beach Access Nos. 52 and 54 in North Litchfield tonight through tomorrow morning. The closure will allow for repair of the parking areas and installation of new surfacing material. 
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GtCounty General News
Posted on: July 8, 2021

Housand named County IT Director

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Seth Housand, a longtime employee of Georgetown County’s MIS Department was promoted this month to Department Director. He is the first in-house director the department has had in nearly a decade. The county previously contracted with an outside...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: June 30, 2021

2021-22 Budget available for review

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Georgetown County's Fiscal Year 2022 budget was approved by Georgetown County Council on June 22 and is available for public review. The full budget document is available on the Finance section of the county website.

The balanced budget totals $90...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: June 30, 2021

New Treasurer, Auditor take oath

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Two new Georgetown County elected officials took their oath of office on June 30.

Congratulations to incoming Treasurer Miriam Mace and incoming Auditor Ken Baker. Both were sworn in during a brief, small ceremony at 5:30 pm at the historic courthouse. The...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: June 30, 2021

Sheriff's Office presents quarterly Awards

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Sheriff Carter Weaver presented quarterly awards to employees of the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office at a ceremony on June 30.  Those honored were:  

DEPUTIES OF THE QUARTER

Cpl. Antonio Mitchum and Deputy Cody Thompson. They ...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: June 28, 2021

Application period reopens for farmers’ market voucher program

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After a delivery delay forced Georgetown County to postpone distribution of farmers’ market vouchers for senior citizens earlier this month, the state has announced it will reopen the application period for the program. Seniors now have until Ju...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: June 22, 2021

Finance Dept. receives top honor for annual comprehensive report

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The Georgetown County Finance Department has received the highest form of recognition available in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting.

The Department was presented last week with the international Certificate of Achievement for Exc...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: May 21, 2021

County celebrates National Public Works Week

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The Georgetown County Public Services Department thanked and honored its staff with a luncheon and awards presentation on Thursday. The event was in honor of National Public Works Week, which annually pays tribute to the men and women responsible for buil...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: May 17, 2021

County, partners to reinter ancestral remains of African-Americans enslaved on Hagley Plantation

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Georgetown County and partners throughout the community will gather together this weekend for a ceremony to reinter the remains of enslaved African-Americans who were once laid to rest at Hagley Plantation. The ceremony, to take place at Holy Cross Faith ...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: May 14, 2021

Seven Community Cleanups in District 7 set for May 22

The COVID-19 pandemic impacted people and businesses across the globe in innumerable ways. In Georgetown County, one of the impacts residents might find surprising is an increase in litter on roadways. The pandemic prevented inmate workers from the county...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: May 13, 2021

91-year-old retires from Georgetown County

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The Georgetown County Public Services Department recently had a retirement celebration the likes of which it has never had before. The retiree was 91 years old. 

Jacob Frasier, affectionately known as “Mr. Jacob,” retired in Ap...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: April 28, 2021

Mask ordinance no longer in place in Georgetown County

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A mask ordinance that was in place in Georgetown County for just over a year was allowed to expire on April 28. County Council had renewed the ordinance every few months since it was first put in place in March of 2020. Renewal was not on the agenda for C...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: April 20, 2021

Georgetown County launches program for minority-owned small businesses

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Georgetown County Economic Development is excited to announce the recent launch of its Minority-Owned Small Businesses Initiative Enterprise. 

The initiative will help businesses across Georgetown County with tasks such as registering in the count...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: April 20, 2021

Parts of Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk to close for repairs

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Sections of the popular Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk will close for repairs beginning Monday, April 26. Two crews will close and repair one section of boardwalk at a time, with one crew starting at Wahoo’s and moving south, and another starting at ...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: April 19, 2021

County opens new Green Trail at Rocky Point on Earth Day

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Georgetown County will celebrate Earth Day next week by giving residents and visitors another way to enjoy nature. It will open the Green Trail – the very first walking trail to open at Rocky Point Community Forest – with a small commu...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: April 7, 2021

Housing study highlights need for affordable housing in Georgetown County

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Housing study highlights need for affordable housing in Georgetown County

 

GEORGETOWN COUNTY – The need for affordable housing in Georgetown County is an issue that has come to a head over the last several months. A recent study commissi...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: March 10, 2021

Jump rope club for women ages 40+ comes to Georgetown County parks

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Play dates aren’t just for kids anymore. They’re for grown women too, according to Donna L. Reed of Browns Ferry. She would certainly know, since she has been attending once, twice, and sometimes even three or four times a week.

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: March 26, 2021

County offices to eliminate appointment requirement

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Just over a year after Georgetown County closed its offices due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is getting ready to fully-reopen. For most offices, that means an end to the requirement that residents make appointments to conduct county business in person at ...

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

Library Director publishes first book

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This February was “a nail-biting time” for Georgetown County’s Library Director, Dwight McInvaill. After 40 years of laborious research and interviews, organizing hundreds of family letters and photographs, and finally puttin...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: January 21, 2021

Murrells Inlet teen ranks No. 1 in state for tennis

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Hard work and regular training have paid off for Logan Tomovski, 14. 

A longtime student of David Bromberg, head tennis pro at the county-owned Waccamaw Regional Tennis Center, Tomovski finished 2020 as the No. 1 ranked tennis player in the state ...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: May 21, 2021

County celebrates National Public Works Week

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The Georgetown County Public Services Department thanked and honored its staff with a luncheon and awards presentation on Thursday. The event was in honor of National Public Works Week, which annually pays tribute to the men and women responsible for buil...

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Public Services
Posted on: May 25, 2021

Memorial Day Ceremony to take place in Georgetown

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Georgetown’s annual Memorial Day observance will be held Monday, May 31st at the Veterans Memorial located at 715 Church Street. The ceremony will begin at 10AM and former Coastal Carolina University History Professor Barry Price will be the gue...

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Posted on: August 12, 2021

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Posted on: September 8, 2021

"Tuesdays With..." program returns to Georgetown Library

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The Friends of the Georgetown Library will kick off the return of their popular “Tuesdays With…” program this month with famed Gullah storytellers Ron and Natalie Daise. The husband and wife duo, who formerly hosted Nickelod...

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