SC - Given a choice, local officials keep accesses shut

Public access to the beach on Pawleys Island will stay closed until Monday, unless the Town Council extends the closing.

Access to the beaches at Litchfield and Garden City will remain closed until May 15, unless Georgetown County Council lifts the closing order sooner.

Local officials took different approaches after Gov. Henry McMaster rescinded his March 30 order closing access to beaches and waterways, but they shared a common concern that reopening the beaches before neighboring areas would lead to traffic and crowds that would be hard to police.

McMaster reopened boat landings last week. This week, he said local officials could make the call on beach access.

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