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Coach Says Team Is Jelling Together

Pictured is the 2018-19 Lady Chiefs Varsity Girls basketball squad. The team is off to a great start with their 8-1 record including their recent win at Conway Tuesday evening. The final score 56-21. According to Coach Brooke Smith the players to watch are as follows: #23, Jordan Berger – averages 18 points and 10 rebounds per game (junior); #24, Daveona Hatchell – averages 14 points and 11 rebounds per game (sophomore); and #22, Janaii Boone – averages 6 points per game and 4 rebounds per game (great senior leader). The North Myrtle Beach varsity girls team is off to …

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Chiefs lose to Tigers 65-49

Head coach Darcie Vincent strategizes with the Chiefs during a timeout. North Myrtle Beach lost 65-49 against Conway Tuesday. Tyree Smith sinks a jumpshot during the team’s brief run on the Conway Tigers in the third period of the home game Tuesday. The North Myrtle Beach varsity boys basketball team lost to Conway by a score of 65-49 Tuesday in a home game. Due to the Tigers ability to shoot inside as well as 3s, the Chiefs were not able to bring the game to more than 10 despite a couple of good runs at it in the third period, …

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Civil Air Patrol And Others Lay Wreaths On Veterans Graves

Photo by Melissa Huff Salvatore Last Saturday 126 wreaths were laid on the graves at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens. This was a first year event. About 50 people waded through standing water last Saturday to lay 126 wreaths on the North Strand’s deceased military members, a first-year event at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens in Little River. Bob and Edie Sakowski uttered the names of Army Sgt. C. Devin Lewis, Feb. 2, 1945-Feb. 4, 1986, and Corporal Richard Brambles III, Jan. 28, 1966-May 6, 2007, after placing the wreaths on the strangers’ graves, as instructed by organizers. Kathy Rice …

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Foundation Raises Over $80,000 For Cancer Patients

The first place team winners included Chris Greenwell, Dr. Belal Khokhar, Brandon Higdon and Thys Runia in the golf tournament played at Barefoot Resort and Golf in North Myrtle Beach to benefit cancer patients at McLeod Seacoast in Little River. The McLeod Health Foundation benefiting McLeod Loris Seacoast raised over $80,000 at the McLeod Seacoast Cancer Benefit Golf Classic presented by Sandhills Bank. This two-day golf event was held on Friday, Nov. 9, and Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Dye Club at Barefoot Resort & Golf in North Myrtle Beach. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the cancer patients at …

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Tour Money Raised Helps To Support Local Charities

About 330 people walked through six homes decorated to the hilt for Christmas, from the classic to the contemporary, according to North Myrtle Beach Woman’s Club committee chairperson Connie Holston. “Overall, I think it was a great success,” Holston said. “We didn’t have any major issues with traffic, which I know some subdivisions were worried about, but it was spread pretty evenly (among the six houses). And I think we had about a 15-18 mile range of houses to see.” The home that was the furthest south was a contemporary on 46th Avenue South in the Windy Hill section, decorated …

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Candy Cane Hunt Is Newest Holiday Event

Move over Lollipop Guild. Local children are about to become members of the Candy Cane Hunt Club with an event this evening at the North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex off Robert Edge Boulevard. Area children with their parents are invited to a new event this year for the North Myrtle Beach Parks and Recreation Department: a candy cane hunt on Thursday, Dec. 13, from 5:30-7 p.m. followed by the showing of the original “How the Grinch Stole Christmas’’ on an outdoor, large screen. There’s a twist to this hunt for traditional, petite sized red and white candy canes. Children can …

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NMB Christmas Parade 2018

Rain threatened to ruin the North Myrtle Beach Christmas parade, but flying candy and an indomitable optimistic spirit, from the viewers and the participants, saved the day, judging from the reactions. The parade, held at 5:30 p.m. on Main Street in the Ocean Drive section last Saturday, started in a steady rain and it stayed that way two-thirds of the time, until the drops abruptly ceased. Less people than usual lined the parade route, observers said, but it was still populated with groups of people who refused to let the weather be a deterrent, wearing rain jackets and toting umbrellas. …

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Christmas Parade Grand Marshal

Described as North Myrtle Beach’s “matriarch”, a “gem” and the “best representation” of community spirit, Pauline Lowman has been selected for the third time since 1975 to be the Christmas Parade Grand Marshal. The parade will be held this Saturday at 5:30 p.m. on Main Street. Known as “Ms. Polly,” Lowman turned 83 on Friday and for 48 years has been the publisher of the North Myrtle Beach Times, as well as the three-decade long publisher of the Loris Times. She often stays up all night to ensure the latest information makes it into the paper, and she reads and …

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Regatta Event Is Put On For Charity

The 34th annual Christmas Regatta went off without a hitch Saturday, as the weather cleared from earlier downpours and 20 boats sailed down the Intracoastal Waterway, lights twinkling, music blaring and shouts of Merry Christmas issuing from the boaters aboard. “We appreciate everyone that paraded with us. Fortunately, the weather turned out fantastic. We couldn’t ask for anything better,” said Susie Watson, event organizer. “And we appreciate the committee – they have got to be recognized for all the hard work they do all year. We could not put this on without them.” Due to earlier rains, 10 boaters decided …

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