The next move launched way, way back in May 2008 — it’s hard to believe that it’s been nine years.

At this marker, we’ve realized the amount of time we’re able to put towards moderating and generating content has greatly diminished, so we’re putting the site into archive mode.

All user-generated content will be preserved and remain online. However in the coming days, no new content will be allowed and the daily briefing newsletters will cease.

TheDigitel began as a way to explore the future of local journalism, a future as a collaborative crowd-sourced effort that put the architecture of the web at the heart of the reading experience. That vision was partially realized but we weren’t able to furnish enough runway to truly get the idea to take off. Still, I’m very proud of what we did achieve, the voices we helped spread, and the relationships we fostered.

It was a great idea, great experience, and one that is close to my heart in its virtues and locals, but it’s time to free up efforts to focus on other ways to innovate.

Thanks to our readers, thanks twice over to contributors, and thrice to all those that personally dug in to push TheDigitel to be all it could.

Something to add? Would love to hear your thoughts:

— Ken Hawkins, May 13, 2017


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Region: Myrtle Beach

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6:44 pm on Monday December 23, 2013

Socastee High teacher lobs charges at Horry County school officials

A teacher from Socastee High is accusing the Horry County Schools superintendent, as well as the county school board of falsifying an application for a federal grant, according to records obtained by the Herald. Bobby Chandler, who is a social...
12:06 pm on Saturday December 21, 2013

Target's customer information shows up on the black market.

The nightmare before Christmas continues for Target. Stolen customer information from a  Target security breach, that involved the in-store point-of-sale system has alread started flooding the black market, according to numerous people in the fraud...
8:00 pm on Friday December 20, 2013

Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach sold

The massive Grande Dunes development, that brought a new level of luxury in Myrtle Beach when it debuted about a decade ago, has been sold to a N.C.-based company that aims to continue the vision of the developer Burroughs & Chapin Co. Raleigh,...
10:04 am on Friday December 20, 2013

Some Freestyle rides find new home in Myrtle Beach

A few rides from the former Freestyle Music Park that were for sale have found a new home just just a few miles away in Myrtle Beach at The Family Kingdom Amusement Park. The Family Kingdom Amusement Park, which is located on Ocean Boulevard wasn’t...
4:05 pm on Thursday December 19, 2013

Target: 40M card accounts may be breached.

Target is grappling with security as well as a public relations nightmare just as the holiday shopping season is starting to wrapping up. On Tuesday the nation's second largest discounter said that the data is connected to about 40 million credit...
8:32 am on Thursday December 19, 2013

Rice resolution seeks court order for Obama to obey US laws

U.S. Rep. Tom Rice said Wednesday morning that an impeachment of President Barack Obama would never make it through the U.S. Senate, so he’s going for the next best thing. Rice, R-Myrtle Beach talked more about the resolution that if approved by the...
3:44 pm on Wednesday December 18, 2013

New stoplight to ease traffic problems for Burgess Elementary School parents

Parents with students attending Burgess Elementary School will be getting the gift of a new traffic light over the holidays the will help make their trip to and from school much safer and easier after the first of the year. The Burgess Improvement...
2:14 pm on Wednesday December 18, 2013

New area code for South Carolina Revealed

South Carolina 4th area code has been revealed and it will be 854,but no one will be getting one of the new phone numbers until sometime in 2015. The new 854 will be the first "overlay" area code in South Carolina, so some confusion is expected. It...
12:47 pm on Wednesday December 18, 2013

Myrtle Beach area back gate intersection work slowed after issue with steel girder

Steel girders that were set to be placed overnight Tuesday for the south bound bridge of the overpass at U.S. 17 Bypass and S.C. 707 were not put in place, according to Horry County spokeswoma, Lisa Bourcier, Horry County. The girders where in place...
11:06 am on Tuesday December 17, 2013

[2 Upates] Fatal crash, power outage reported in Socastee early Tuesday

 Update 12/18/13 @ 9:39 PM: Horry County Police are looking for two suspects in the shooting. Police are looking for Ronald Terrel Hamlet, 28, of Kingstree and Michael Scott Stevenson, 27, of High Point, N.C., both are wanted for attempted murder...