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Freeman Receives President’s Volunteer Service Award

Lillian Freeman, 16, of Little River, a student at North Myrtle Beach High School, has been honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award. The award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country, was granted by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program. Principal Trevor Strawderman nominated Lillian for national honors this fall in recognition of her volunteer service. Freeman has contributed 200 hours to Salkehatchie Summer Service, a summer mission program in Bishopville, in the past two years. She has helped …

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Columbiettes Welcome New Members

The Columbiettes of Our Lady Star of the Sea Auxiliary #7122 welcomed four new members at an installation ceremony on May 23 at Our Lady Star of the Sea in North Myrtle Beach. From church new members are Patty Nyikos, Sharon Hawk, Silvia Murrieta-Goldberg and Nancy Terrell. District Deputy Doris Couldron and President Ann Bauco welcomed them. The Columbiettes, the Catholic women’s auxiliary, is dedicated to helping the OLSS Knights of Columbus, the church and the community. The Columbiettes help the Knights serve their monthly, every first Tuesday,  pasta dinner open to the community as well as supporting local community …

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Mayoral election continues on June 11

The Loris mayoral election ended at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28. The candidates and family members as well as their supporters filled the seats at the Public Safety Building where the Election Committee, Venson Powers and Melzetta Gore, opened the provisional boxes, tallied the votes for each candidate and announced the absentee votes. The candidates vying for mayor for the city were Jeannie Tyler-Fox, Joan Gause, Mike Suggs and Todd Harrelson. The West Precinct residents voted as follows, Fox 5, Gause 56, Suggs 31 and Harrelson 58. In the East Precinct the count was Fox 9, Gause 8, Suggs …

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Auditors present their findings

The Loris City Council met on Wednesday, May 22, at 6 p.m. at the American Legion Hall for the express purpose to discuss the audit from the year 2015-16. Present at the meeting were Joan Gause, Lewis Hardee, Todd Harrelson, Mike Suggs and Jan Vescovi; Terrence Hardee was not present.  Also present was Kenya Wright, city clerk and treasurer and Damon Kempski, city administrator.  Department Heads present were Brandon Harrelson, Tom Cocke, LPD Chief Gary Buley, LPD Lt. Larry Williams and Samantha Norris. The meeting began with a prayer by Todd Harrelson and the pledge of allegiance.  Harrelson introduced Grant …

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GSF High School honors Army JROTC students

On Friday, May 24 Green Sea Floyds High School held its annual awards ceremony for their students enrolled in the U.S. Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) program. North Myrtle Beach Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10804 has been a part of this awards program for the last few years and has presented VFW awards to deserving students nominated by their Army instructors. This year incoming Post 10804 Commander Kevin Rorer and post member Bill La Monte were on hand to present the post’s annual Outstanding Youth Cadet Award to a student nominated by the school’s Senior Army Instructor, …

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Louise Maria Andrews

Louise Maria Andrews departed us on Friday, May 10, 2019, after a lengthy illness and now is in the loving embrace of her Lord and Savior. She was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on May 3, 1926, and was the oldest of 10 children. She lived through the Dutch famine of World War II, which at times required her to cross the country on her bicycle in search of food. She met her future husband, Earl Andrews, during the occupation phase of World War II. They were married for 65 years. It has been said that Mom brought a wee bit …

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Glen Alan ‘Rock’ Purchell

Glen Alan “Rock” Purchell, 59, of Little River and formerly of Virginia, passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2019, at his residence. Glen was born in Portsmouth, Va., the son of Loisanne Long Purchell and the late Gordon Eugene Purchell. Glen retired from the Washington Area Transit Authority as a supervisor after 30 years with the authority. He recently started a new job at a local marina as a forklift driver and was thoroughly enjoying his new beach life occupation. He loved fishing, scuba diving, spending time with his wife Denise, collecting shark teeth and spending time with his kids …

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Bonnie Faye Roberts Floyd

Bonnie Faye Roberts Floyd,  83, of Loris passed away on Monday, May 13, 2019, at her home. Mrs. Floyd was born on Dec. 28, 1935, in Tabor City, N.C., to the late Henry Hampton Roberts Sr. and the late Grace Phillips Roberts. She was a longtime member of Lake Swamp Baptist Church and the owner and operator of W.E. Floyd’s grocery until her retirement. Survivors include her son, Keith Floyd of Loris; her daughter, Delilah F. Eaddy and her husband Frank of Loris; and many loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mrs. Floyd was predeceased by her husband, Wilbur Eugene Floyd; her …

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