- Associated Press - Friday, February 20, 2015

SANDY ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman is visiting Sandy Island in Georgetown County to discuss transportation to the mainland for the island’s school children.

Island residents want a replacement for the 50-year-old boat that ferries 10 children to schools on the mainland.

Spearman is visiting the island located between the Waccamaw and Great Pee Dee rivers north of Georgetown on Friday.

The island is accessible only by boat and residents worry about the health of children who they say come home each day smelling of diesel fuel from the aging ferry.

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