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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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School Teachers Choose Toys For Their Students

Leonard Barham, Susie Watson, Todd Finer and, Scott Childers help get the bicycles ready for delivery. Representatives from 24 schools got to play Santa to some of their students by selecting from organized shelves of toys provided through the Yachts for Tots program sponsored by the Christmas Regatta committee. Guidance counselors and administrators at each school looked at lists of student interests, by age group, and toys were grouped in much the same way. Laurie Thomas of Waterway Elementary searched for, then successfully found, some Nick Jr. slime for one of her school’s students. She explained that she sent out …

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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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City Congratulates Soccer Teams

Prior to the Monday, Dec. 17, North Myrtle Beach City Council meeting, Council members held an executive session, during which they discussed reappointment of members to the Planning Commission. Council took no action. Using a PowerPoint presentation, the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce informed City Council of its many effective marketing and information sharing efforts on behalf of North Myrtle Beach prior to, during and after Hurricane Florence. The presentation is available for viewing or downloading at www.nmb.us under “Press Releases.” City Council recognized North Myrtle Beach parks and recreation junior soccer teams ranging from 10-and-under to 17-and-under. The …

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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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The Green Sea Floyds High School Varsity Football

Photo by Shanda Shelley Strickland The Green Sea Floyds High School Varsity Football team traveled to Benedict College in Columbia this past Friday to take on the Lamar High School Silver Foxes for the 2018 SCHSL Class A State Championship. The Trojans got off to a great start building a 24-14 lead going into halftime. During the second half defense ruled the game as the Trojans held on to win the school’s first ever state championship by a score of 26-20 and moving their overall season record to 11-3. Coach Donnie Kiefer in his two years has won a state …

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Allyson Long Signed To Play Softball

Loris High School student Allyson Long signed to play softball at Florence/Darlington Technical College in the fall 2019. Her coaches and Loris High School staff are proud of her accomplishment. Allyson is pictured with new Principal Richard Crumley and Barry Brooks.

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Thomas Mitchell Tyler

Thomas Mitchell Tyler, 77, of Loris passed away on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, at Grand Strand Rehab & Nursing Center following an illness. He was born on July 1, 1941, in Loris to the late Clifton W. Tyler and the late Fannie Bell Tyler. Mr. Tyler was a telephone office technician. Survivors include his wife, Melva Dean Tyler; biological daughter, Kim Mills of North Myrtle Beach, and two sisters, Nancy Blanton of Nichols, and Phylis Holmes of Myrtle Beach. Memorial services were private. Sign Mr. Tyler’s online guest book at hardwickfuneralhome.com. Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris served the family.

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