Chamber changes name to Destination NMB

By Ruben Lowman The North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, Convention and Visitors Bureau recently announced they would be changing their name to “Destination NMB” in an attempt to modernize and streamline it for visitors and residents of the area. The new name is part of a strategy the chamber has been planning for quite some time that will better align the marketing and branding of the organization with forward-thinking and helping to lead the city of North Myrtle Beach into the next stage of its development. The chamber’s new name is intended to provide a visual representation of the …

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Students have until next week to change to virtual learning

By Ruben Lowman  Students in Horry County Schools actively enrolled in the brick-and-mortar learning plan will have until next Tuesday, Dec. 22, to change to virtual learning for the second semester of this school year. The district began sending emails to parents and guardians of students who are currently in the traditional in-person classroom setting this Tuesday, Dec. 15, that will allow them to alter their lesson plan for the course of the remainder of this year. The email will provide families with an opportunity to alter the lesson plan through a link to a commitment form that will lock …

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Appreciation luncheon held in Loris for men in blue

By Annie Rigby Anderson Brothers Bank showed their appreciation for the men in blue with lunch on Wednesday, Dec. 9, from 11a.m. to 1 p.m. Lisa Rife, vice president, and Brent Hardee, assistant vice president, along with the staff at the bank welcomed Horry County Police and Loris Police officers offering a relaxing meal of chicken bog with green beans, sweet potatoes, slaw and a roll catered by Ricky Dew of Dew’s Sugar Shack. Chocolate and vanilla cupcakes with blue icing to represent the officers’ colors was the dessert. They planned to serve 50-75 officers for lunch, however, some were …

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Loris area residents hear booms early Sunday morning

By Annie Rigby On Sunday evening, Dec. 13, Loris residents were asking “Did you hear that boom?” Early in the evening two booms were heard inside the city limits. Residents began posting on the Next Door Neighbor app describing the sounds they had heard and asked if anyone else heard the noises. The Horry County Police Department received nearly 100 complaints reporting loud boom sounds near Highway 65 just outside Conway that was heard from Adrian Highway to Carolina Forest areas. An HCPD officer was familiar with complaints in the past of a man shooting high-powered rifles who was using …

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Loris Recreation All Stars Team plays for state championship in Columbia

By Annie Rigby The Loris Recreation All Stars 11 and 12 year olds team met at the center on Saturday, Dec. 12, at 10 a.m. to rev up for the State Championship game in Columbia. At 10:30 a.m. the team, coaches, parents and the recreation staff were led up Main Street by Loris Police Officer Bobby Brush. The streets were lined with cheering friends and families of the players as they cruised through town. The loud whoops of the police cruiser were heard and horns blaring as the team rolled out of town to play against Abbeville. Grandparents Dwayne and …

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Chiefs win Lower State Championship against rivals Myrtle Beach

By John Smithson The #2 North Myrtle Beach Chiefs football team won the Lower State championship last Friday by beating rival Myrtle Beach 37-10 at the Hank Hester Sports Complex. The Chiefs remained undefeated with their ninth win and set up a championship game at Benedict College Saturday at 7:30 pm against upper state winner and top-ranked A.C. Flora. The Chiefs won their first-ever lower state championship and now have their first shot at a AAAA state title. All of this has happened in a year with a shortened season due to the Coronavirus pandemic, which somehow has not affected …

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North Myrtle Beach experiences a large drop in revenue during COVID-19 times

By Ruben Lowman The city of North Myrtle Beach has taken a huge hit to its revenues, over $2 million, since March when the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak first forced government officials all over the country to move into various states of lockdown and implement strict regulations designed to safeguard public health and safety.  A major source of the city’s funds comes directly from accommodations and hospitality tax revenues, both of which are highly dependent on visitors coming and spending their money here. The city recently disclosed detailed data for the A-Tax and hospitality tax revenues they have brought in this …

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NMB Chiefs 35-10 win over North Augusta sets up lower state matchup with Myrtle Beach

By John Smithson The North Myrtle Beach Chiefs won their second consecutive home football playoff 35-10 over North Augusta last Friday night and they will meet the Myrtle Beach Seahawks this Friday at the Hank Hester Sports Complex for the lower state championship. The Chiefs beat the Seahawks in the final Covid-shortened season three games ago and with that victory they claimed the 6AAAA region championship and the homefield advantage for the first two playoff games. Myrtle Beach meanwhile had to take two long trips to South Aiken and Beaufort to earn their wins and a shot at the lower …

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Hunter receives prestigious administrator credential

Tina Hunter, executive director of The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach, recently earned her Certified Animal Welfare Administrator certification through The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement, an independent agency whose mission is to help develop strong leaders and promote standards of practice in the animal welfare profession.  Hunter is now one of two hundred and seven individuals to hold this prestigious designation. The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement administers the Certified Animal Welfare Administrator (CAWA) program which distinguishes top-level executives and managers working in both nonprofit and municipal animal welfare agencies. In addition to meeting strict eligibility requirements for …

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Chiefs beat James Island 41-12 to advance in state playoffs

By John Smithson The North Myrtle Beach Chiefs continued their undefeated season with a first round 41-12 playoff victory over James Island last Friday at the Hank Hester Sports Complex. The Chiefs had never played James Island, which made the playoffs as an at-large selection with a 4-3 record.  The Chiefs, fresh off their big win over Myrtle Beach that gave them the 6AAAA region championship, also benefitted from the win by getting the home team designation in the playoffs for the first two games.  The favored Chiefs won the toss and deferred, kicking off to James Island and allowing …

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