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Sisters Show Support by Shaving Heads

Patricia Snyder and her sister Betsy Prince are close as they have worked together for 14 years and play together. It all began with an annoying cough, preliminary diagnosis was bronchitis. When she began coughing so hard and saw fresh blood, Prince accompanied her sister to the doctor and insisted that he order an X-ray of Snyder’s chest. Prince also stated that she was rubbing her sister’s back when she felt a large lump and was concerned. The doctor immediately referred Snyder to an oncologist. After a thorough examination by Dr. Stewart Sharp, an oncologist in Little River, Snyder was …

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Threats Made to Five Horry County Schools

A social media post with threats of a ‘killing spree’ naming five Horry County high schools was brought to the attention of the district office who took immediate action following protocol. The district posted to their Facebook page and each individual school Facebook page that they were aware of the threat on Wednesday evening, Dec. 19. The four named schools were Aynor, Carolina Forest, Conway, Green Sea Floyds and Loris. The Snapchat post by a person called “Kevin Gates” stated that the Ku Klux Klan would be going on a killing spree warning students, “so tell you’re people don’t go!!!!!!” …

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Land Surveying Company Moves into New Location

Crescent Moon Land Surveying, Inc. (CMLSI) invited the community to a pig pickin’ on Friday, Dec. 21, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at their new location at 645 Hwy. 701 S. in Loris. Barry Suggs, president and owner, invited businesses and individuals to have lunch under the tent in the parking lot to show his appreciation to the community for their support. Crescent Moon is not only a business with employees who earn a paycheck each week; they share a family atmosphere of dedication and respect. Suggs said, “We are a diverse company and we work mostly in land …

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Santa Visits Children During Their Storytime

Left to right are Sonya Hodge, Wyatt Vitali, Reva Bundavalli, Olivia McGill, Josey Hodge, Serena Moore and Jenna Dean from Grace Christian School who visit with Santa at the Loris Library. Santa Claus came all dressed in red with a boisterous ‘ho-ho-ho’ to visit children at the Loris Library on Wednesday, Dec.12. Parking his reindeer on the roof Santa climbed down to a see a line of children wanting to sit on his lap and tell him what they want for Christmas. As Santa sat in a chair by the tree and the box of toys for Toys for Tots, …

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Santa House

Lyric Boggs, age 8, with Smiley and her brother, Trevonne Butler, age 5, visited with Santa on Sunday, Dec. 16, asking for art supplies and a Hot Wheels race track and clothes for Smiley. Before leaving the children selected a fidget spinner. The last visit with Santa at the corner of Broad Street and Main is this weekend. He will be at his Santa House set up with lollipops and candy canes on Saturday, Dec. 22, from 12 noon to 5 p.m. and again on Sunday, Dec. 23, from 2:30 to 5 p.m. If you haven’t already visited with Santa, …

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Churches Celebrate To Bring The True Meaning Of Christmas

Loris First Baptist Church, ‘A Live Walk-Through Nativity’, cast members in the city of Bethlehem. Visitors traveled through time to more than 2,000 years ago at Loris First Baptist Church from Friday, Dec. 14, through Sunday, Dec. 16. Beginning at 6 p.m. a guide asks prayers then takes a group of 30 through the live outdoor walk-through stepping on a hay path where the group is led to the field where the shepherds watch their flock of sheep. The guide explains in scripture and script that an angel appeared to the shepherds to give the good news of Christ’s birth. …

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DECA Wins Big

The D.E.C.A. (Distributive Education Clubs of America) traveled to West Ashley High School to participate in the Regional Role Play Competition. LeAundra Gore placed first in Accounting, Chukeya Williams placed third in Entrepreneurship and Mia Delgado-Naredo and Ja’Maya Jackson placed in the top 10 in Hotels & Lodging Management. The D.E.C.A. students will travel to Charleston in March to compete in the state level in their respective categories.

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God’s Gifts Provides Christmas

The beginning of a community outreach program, God’s Gifts, began in 2012 by one strong Christian lady, Stella McDowell. The purpose of the program is to provide Christmas to teenagers between the ages of 13 to 18, both girls and boys. McDowell said that she was given the idea in 2011 when her sister was jailed and released to move to South Carolina to be closer to family. She had to find her sister a place to stay; she realized they needed furniture and household items as well as clothing along with cleaning and hygienic supplies. McDowell was able to …

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Christmas Parade Lights Up City

The Loris Chamber of Commerce and city employees worked diligently preparing for the 2018 Loris Christmas parade that was held on Friday, Nov. 30, beginning at 4 p.m.   To begin the festivities Santa and Mrs. Claus were ready and waiting to visit with children of all ages to listen to their Christmas wish lists at the Courtyard on Main in front of the Christmas tree. Individuals and groups sang carols to put the visitors in the Christmas spirit; speakers were set up on the poles along Main Street for everyone to hear the beautiful music. Ricky Dew’s Sugar Shack …

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Turkey Trot is held down Daisy Hallways

Daisy Elementary School’s second annual Turkey Trot was scheduled to be run at Loris Nature Park. Due to inclement weather the activity was held within the hallways of the school. On Thursday, Nov. 17, from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. students in the Fun Run after school program met in the gymnasium where Betsy Faulk, the P.E. teacher, provided instructions and rules for the run. The Fun Run program has over 40 members who have a set goal of 26.2 miles, the amount of miles in a marathon, they must meet by the end of the school year. They join the …

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