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Family, friends donate to GoFundMe for local restaurant, Ernie’s Diner

By Annie Rigby The COVID-19 pandemic has caused heartache for many local businesses in Loris. One business affected is Ernie’s Diner, also known as Sunshine Pancake House, owned and operated by Ernie Ross. When the pandemic began Ross stated he was open for take-out orders only.He said, “If a local student brings their school identification card, we will give them a free breakfast.” No other restaurant offered a free meal to students in the Loris area. Sadly Ross had to close the diner due to the lack of customers calling in orders or visiting the drive-thru window to order a …

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Town Talk…

We salute and thank all our MEDICAL WORKERS and FIRST RESPONDERS for what they are doing to help us stay safe during this pandemic along with our message for you to all stay safe also being sent from all of us at The Loris Times…Jean DOZIER keeping in touch and always reading the newspaper…Kevin HARDEE is out and about meeting and greeting his constituents in the Loris and Conway areas…Russell HERRING selling real good ice cream…Gene SHEPPARD enjoying living in that area of the county…Hello to Jennifer Boyd CAUSEY…Dr. Mike MILLS and STAFF so very nice to all their patients…Postmaster …

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Senior Senior athletes receive ‘sign’ recognition

Maddie Cox, Kennley Jackson, Ja’reizz and Kaitlyn pose with their Senior Sport Signs By Annie Rigby Loris High School athletic director Barry Brooks and Jodi Nealey Cox, athletic assistant, put their heads together to find a way to recognize the seniors who participated in spring sports. Brooks said, “We wanted to find some way to recognize the seniors involved in spring sports.” He continued, “We are not able to have Senior Night to share with their parents and fellow teammates during the spring sporting events. Jodi and I came up with a plan to set out signs showing the seniors …

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Mayor signs proclamation proclaiming April as Loss of Limb Awareness Month

By Annie Rigby Loris Mayor Todd Harrelson holds dear and near to his heart the fact that through illness or an accident the loss of a limb is a major event in one’s life. Harrelson lost his lower right leg in a tragic work-related accident on August 14, 2013, and endured several surgeries and a lengthy hospital stay. Harrelson has been an example of the Biblical parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10) ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind and love your …

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Capture Inc. provides meals for students while school program is now suspended

Capture Inc. shares ‘He’s got the whole world in His hands’. Terry McLean, owner and operator, is providing breakfasts and lunches to students while the HCSD has suspended their 13 pickup sites and bus service to deliver meals. HCSD asked parents to continue to check the county school website for announcements when the meals will be available again. By Annie Rigby Horry County School District suspended the grab-n-go breakfast/lunch program for two weeks after employees tested positive in two locations for COVID-19 disease. Parents would drive to the school locations to pick up the meals. Also school buses were loaded …

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Town Talk…

EVERYONE at the Loris Times Newspaper and Bookstore is glad to be open again so everyone can stop by and pick out some books for adults and children to read while spending time at home!!!Shannon Smith doing a good job at ALL PRO Window CLEANING in Loris and at the beach…Hayleigh VEREEN has a surprise waiting for her at the beach??? FAITH OUTREACH MINISTRIES Lowcountry Food Bank will have a drive-thru food distribution that is free to the community on May 1 at 3 p.m. at 101 Philip Gray Drive in Myrtle Beach – 843-215-4500…Maegan MILLIGAN, Heather GABLEHOUSE and Christy …

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Smith is the ‘Caught Green Handed’ winner

The Horry County Solid Waste Authority recently recognized Loris area resident Cathy Smith as the “Caught Green Handed” recipient for the month of April. The “Caught Green Handed” recognition is presented monthly to an Horry County resident caught in the act of recycling, stated Esther Murphy, director of Recycling and Corporate Affairs for the Solid Waste Authority. “It’s the Solid Waste Authority’s way of recognizing and thanking citizens who have made the effort to recycle. Through their recycling efforts, natural resources are saved and the amount of waste being landfilled is reduced.” Ms. Smith, a regular recycler at the Sarvis …

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Mark Causey files for Horry County Council District 9

By Annie Rigby After much thought and consideration Mark Causey officially filed for the Horry County Council District 9 seat.  Causey announced his campaign, Common Sense for Common Goals, on Monday, March 16. He states there are many issues in District 9 and in the county that need to be addressed. He said, “The four most important issues to me are development, flooding, roads and public safety.” He continued, “Rash solutions only lead to more problems.” He believes the common goal is to maintain the quality of life we enjoy while acknowledging that some growth is inevitable. “The following common …

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Town   Talk… A big hello to Judy and Bill COX and family…EVERYONE be safe!!!Tami BLAND and son Tristan appreciating all the work done for them by family and friends at their home…Kenya WRIGHT opening new business recently…Randall GRAHAM enjoying eating hot dogs at Shorty’s Grill…BURGER KING of Tabor City now offering a new Cheddar Bacon King that is great…Jason PAGE is turning a year older on Friday, April 17…Tabby WILLIAMS is having her birthday on Saturday, April 18…Megan BELL looking forward to her birthday on Monday, April 20…Ashley SUGGS is celebrating her birthday on Tuesday, April 21…Brooke STRICKLAND is enjoying …

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COVID-19 projections show peak between April 30 – May 2

By Annie Rigby With the county, city, state and country on a lockdown I posed a question. Who would feel safe returning to normal life at work and/or school on May 15 as the current Executive Order by Gov. Henry McMaster. The responses were divided and opinions joined in unison. Using only first names of those who responded to the question, “Would you feel safe returning to a new form of normal on May 15. The results are only opinions. Would you feel comfortable to return to school or work? Pam responded, “Nope, too soon.” Yolanda said, “No, we won’t …

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