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Loris Mayor “Buck” Nichols succumbs to illness

Loris Mayor Henry L. “Buck” Nichols passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2019, at approximately 4 p.m. He had returned home from the hospital for two days before returning to The Loris McLeod Hospital emergency room. He was admitted to the I.C.U. department where he succumbed to his illness. Nichols was in his first term of office. He was voted into the office of the mayor of the city of Loris on Dec. 15, 2016, and took the oath of office on Dec. 31. He was quoted in his Facebook post, “Thank you Loris. Today marks my first day as …

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Bass Pro Shops asking anglers to trade in gear and help connect kids to nature

Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s are celebrating the return of fishing season and inviting customers to trade in used gear to be donated to local charities in exchange for big savings. The 2019 Spring Fishing Classic is a free celebration taking place through March 3 at Bass Pro Shops in Myrtle Beach. Customers that donate used rods and reels in working order can receive trade-in savings of up to $200 on a new rod and reel. The used fishing equipment will be donated to local nonprofit organizations at Playcard Environmental Center in Loris, Myrtle Beach State Park and the Horry …

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NMB wrestling team finishes state individual championships with second place finishes

The North Myrtle Beach Chiefs wrestling team capped a successful season with three second place finishers at the 4A state wrestling individual championships in Anderson, on February 22 and 23. The Chiefs also had a third place winner during the two-day event at the Anderson Civic center. Second place winners were Jackie Gore in the 145 pound class, Chase Simmons in 170 and Curtis Wolfe in the 220 pound group. Malachi Black took third in the 285 pound group. The Chiefs began quarterfinal competition on Friday with three out of five wins in their first matches. (145) Jackie Gore pinned …

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Marlene Hight Yancey

Marlene Hight Yancey, 65, of North Myrtle Beach passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. Marlene was born on Oct. 12, 1953, in Warrenton, N.C., to the late A. B. (Bert) Hight and Elizabeth Peoples Hight. She attended Louisburg College. Marlene worked for the Chancellors Office at East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C. and the Vance and Guilford County Extension Office. She also worked numerous years for Guilford County Public Schools as a teacher assistant and was later a senior care assistant. In 2014, Marlene and her husband, Hill, moved from Greensboro, N.C., to North Myrtle Beach. Marlene was …

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Stanley W. Dolesh

Stanley W. Dolesh, 78, of Longs died on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, at his home. Born on Oct. 20, 1940; in Cleveland, Ohio, he was the son of the late Stanley W. Sr. and Lillian Dolesh. He was a devoted husband to the late Mary C. Dolesh. He was the loving father of the late Tom Dolesh and surviving children, William Dolesh (Marilyn), Elizabeth Miller (Scott), Daniel Dolesh, Christopher Dolesh (Lenore), Dennis Dolesh (Melissa) and David Dolesh (Wendy). He was also the proud grandfather to 16 children, and one great-grandson. Mr. Dolesh was a member of Our Lady Star of …

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Council stewards city monies well with new ordinance

North Myrtle Beach City Council voted last night on an ordinance that allows the city to grow its tax base without adding any additional burden on any city residents. A special city council meeting was scheduled to vote on the ordinance. The ordinance passed first reading. The measure is expected to pass second reading, adding a much needed source of new tax revenues for the city. Measure as worded by city

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Gardner Exonerated

15th Circuit Solicitor Jimmy Richardson released an extensive report from SLED. The report fully exonerates Horry County Council Chairman Johnny Gardner and his business partner, Luke Barefoot. County Council Chairman Gardner won the popular vote last November with over 80,000 votes cast. Gardner’s integrity in Horry County is beyond question. His popularity among residents only grows with the release of this report, coupled with the manner in which the chairman comported himself throughout the process.

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Nelson ‘Edd’ Powell

Nelson “Edd” Powell, 68, of Little River passed away on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, surrounded by family. Edd was born on Oct. 31, 1950, in Lake City to the late Olin and Hazel Powell. Edd attended Newberry College and graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1974. In 1978, he began his career as band director at Hannah-Pamplico High School and then taught at Lake City High School and Berkeley High School. In 1984 Edd became the band director at Central Cabarrus High School in Concord, N.C. Through his love of music and teaching, he reshaped the CCHS Band …

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Danny L. Stevens

Danny L. Stevens, 64, of Longs died on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River. Born on July 30, 1954, in Horry County, he was the son of the late R.E. and Betty Strickland Stevens. Danny was predeceased by four brothers, LeRoy, Randy, Douglas and Robert Earl. The family received friends from 2 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel followed by graveside services at 3 p.m. at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens. A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com. Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach …

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Bobbie Jean Boatwright Morris

Bobbie Jean Boatwright Morris, 89, of North Myrtle Beach died on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. She was born on Dec. 9, 1929, in Marion County, a daughter of the late Willie Blue and Rosalie (Brown) Boatwright. She grew up in Marion, graduating from Marion High School in 1947. She moved to the Grand Strand in 1948, where she married Fred J. Morris Sr. on Valentine’s Day. On Valentine’s Day 2019, they enjoyed their 71st wedding anniversary. She was a member of First Baptist Church of North Myrtle Beach, a homemaker and was the former owner and operator of Bobbie’s Beauty …

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