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Edward R. Murray

Edward R. Murray of Little River passed away peacefully at home on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Nancy. Ed was born on June 30, 1934, in Chicago, Illinois, a son of the late John J. and Lilly Murray. He attended St. Rita High School in Chicago and graduated from Michigan State University with a BA in Hotel/Restaurant Management. He was a veteran of the U.S Army. Ed met and married the love of his life, Nancy, in 1960 and together they began their journey which included career opportunities in St. Paul, Minn., …

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Lloyd ‘Gene’ Gore

Lloyd “Gene” Gore, 83, of Tabor City, N.C., passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. Mr. Gore was born on Nov. 23, 1935, a son of the late William Frank and Isabelle Soles Gore. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Mr. Gore loved NASCAR, working on old cars, listening to beach music and his dogs, Katie and Henry. He was predeceased by one sister, Ruth G. Banker, and one brother, Carl Gore. He is survived by his wife, Patricia R. Gore of Tabor City; one daughter, Dyna Jean Johnston of Tabor City; one son, Ricky Dale Gore (Myra) …

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Tammie René West Cox

Tammie René West Cox, 58, of Longs passed away on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach following an illness. She was born on Sept. 3, 1960, in Charleston to John Turner West Sr. and Versie Carter West. Mrs. Cox was a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church and attended Mt. Leon Baptist Church. She previously worked with ESCOD Industries, but will be most remembered as a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, daughter and friend to all who were blessed to have known her. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Cox is survived by …

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Edward Michael Burke

Edward Michael Burke, 59, of Longs passed away on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach following an illness. He was born on March 9, 1959, in Mineola, N.Y., to the late John Harold Burke and the late Janet Hubbard Bossler Burke. Survivors include his son, Chad Burke of Lexington, N.C.; his sister, Joann LaVeglia and husband Michael of Longs; and many nieces and great-nieces. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 1506 Gumm Plaza, Hwy. 501, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577. Sign Mr. Burke’s online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com. Hardwick Funeral Home …

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Betty Hilburn Lockey

Betty Hilburn Lockey, 83, of Little River died on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River. Born on June 10, 1935, in Bladenboro, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Jim C. and Lillie Bozeman Hilburn. Mrs. Lockey is survived by her husband of 55 years, Howard S. Lockey; one son, Howie Lockey (Erin); eight daughters, Paulette Arnette (Charles), Gail Thompson (Glenn), Faye Cox (Alan), Jeannie Folks (Steven), Carol Kelly (Don), Mindy Livingston (Mitchell) and Sheila Nolan (Cliff); 18 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by one daughter, Cathy Barbour; and …

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Student of the Month: November 2018

Olivia Borgman is being honored by the North Myrtle Beach Optimist Club as the November Student of the Month. Olivia is the daughter of Amber and Jeff Borgman and is in the sixth grade at North Myrtle Beach Middle School. She is a member of the Welcome Committee and FCA. Away from school, Olivia is active in her youth group at Christ United Methodist Church, Myrtle Beach. She volunteers by working in the nursery at her church, helping with the homeless ministry, raising money for charitable organizations, and mentoring special needs students. She also sorted supplies for flood victims and …

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Loris Garden Club

Loris Garden Club members contribute to the Giving Hope Nursery. Some Club members began their 2018-19 members in September with Buck Creek Foundation Board officers Lori Suggs and Dale Holt presenting a program about the Giving Hope Nursery project. This non-profit group specializes in fostering independence in the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities, such as autism. The previous Clardy Nursery is being revitalized into a business with the goals of providing jobs and training for those individuals growing and selling organic produce to area restaurants and the public. Loris Garden Club members are excited to see the previous nursery …

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Annual Candlelight Christmas Tour of Homes

The GFWC North Myrtle Beach Woman’s Club’s Annual Candlelight Christmas Tour of Homes is scheduled for Friday evening, December 7th from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM and the public is welcomed to attend. Six home interiors decorated for the holiday season will be open for public viewing. The homes of Peter and Cory Winn, Pam Huey, Amber and John Stephenson, and Ann Swain will be on the tour, as well as two model homes in Bridgewater and Seabrook Plantation. The tour proceeds will allow the club to raise monies for local charities. The Winn home located in Hidden Brooke in …

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The NMB Christmas Concert

The North Myrtle Beach Community Band will present its Christmas Concert on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 3:30 p.m. Admission is free. The Christmas Concert will be at the J. Bryan Floyd Community Center located at 1030 Possum Trot Road. The North Myrtle Beach Community Band will delight the audience with holiday favorites and classical works.

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Christmas Tree Lighting in Loris

The Loris Chamber of Commerce and the City of Loris workers have been busy preparing the Courtyard on Main for the upcoming Christmas festivities. The city will hold its annual Christmas kickoff on Friday, Nov. 30, at 4 p.m. with a variety of entertainers singing. Santa will be on hand to talk with all the children. The official tree lighting ceremony will take place at 6 p.m.

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