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Restaurants are heeding to the governor’s mandate

By Annie Rigby The executive order to close schools has disrupted the baseball, softball, tennis, soccer and track practices and games for Loris High School. The Loris Recreation Sports Complex is also following the order; they have postponed practice for softball and baseball. LHS baseball coach Tim Graham has asked the varsity baseball team to go to the batting cages, keep in shape and continue to work on their skills. Monday, March 16,  Jermaine Johnson, a senior, said, “This is my senior year and it is going by so quickly.” He stated he goes to the batting cages alone to …

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Carolina Food Service of Loris opens to the public

By Annie Rigby Carolina Food Service (CFS) of Loris is a local and privately owned wholesale business that successfully serves customers in North and South Carolina. Though they are a wholesale distribution company supplying products and brands to the food service industry (restaurants, cafes and bars) they opened their doors to the public on Monday, March 23. Juan Serrato, president and partner of CFS, said, “Our distribution area runs from Charleston S.C. to Jacksonville, N.C. and up into the Raleigh, N.C. area.” The business set up is intended to supply restaurants; however, he met with Loris Mayor Todd Harrelson on …

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Churches getting creative giving Sunday service to congregations

By Annie Rigby On Sunday, March 22, the doors to local churches were closed for all services. Loris First Presbyterian Church (LFPC) and Loris First Baptist Church (FBC) streamlined their services through technology. Ron Barron, youth pastor at LFPC, used Facebook Live to provide the church’s youth with encouragement messages and prayer to continue to serve the Lord. He wants the youth to know that he is available through live broadcasts. His messages are focused on the youth and to not be afraid.  He quotes the Bible while he generally walks around the soccer/football fields. The Upward Sports Program has …

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Director explains how nature enhances life

The March meeting of The Loris Garden Club hosted by Ruth Ann Jones and Betty Livingston was held at Playcard Environmental Education Center.  Members enjoyed refreshments and fellowship at tables decorated in shades of green and other colors of spring.  President Wanda Cox welcomed everyone and led the recitation of the club collect.  Following the reading of the February minutes and the treasurer’s report, Coastal District Director and Loris Garden Club member, David Stoudenmire, updated members on plans for the dedication ceremony of the Thelma B. Suggs Memorial Butterfly Garden to be held at the American Legion Hut on Friday …

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Town Talk…

The SPRING season officially arrives today…New Coastal District Director David STOUDENMIRE doing a very good job presiding at the recent meeting…The Loris Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome their newest member, POP’S PIZZERIA, located at 4549 Main Street in Loris and you can call them at 843-756-0521…Linda SICELOFF of Driftwood Garden Club of North Myrtle Beach enjoying attending the Coastal District Garden Club meeting last Thursday in Loris hosted by the Loris Garden Club…PLEASANT HILL BAPTIST CHURCH will hold a Carl Harris Memorial Prayer Service community wide on Thursday, March 26, at 7 p.m…HORRY COUNTY MUSEUM’S L. W. Paul …

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City Council approves Declaration of a State of Emergency

Loris City Council held a special council meeting on Tuesday, March 17, for the second reading of two ordinances and to present the Declaration of a State of Emergency for the City of Loris.  The three motions were unanimously approved by council.   By Annie Rigby The Loris City Council called a special meeting for Tuesday, March 17, at the American Legion Hall at 6 p.m. All council members were present, mayor Todd Harrelson, Joan Gause, Lewis Hardee, Terrence Hardee, Carroll D. Padgett, Mike Suggs, Jan Vescovi and Amanda Causey. Department directors present were LPD Chief Gary Buley and Lt. …

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Loris Sports Complex Softball Tournament

The grand opening for Loris Sports Complex Softball tournament was held on Saturday, March 14. A ribbon cutting had been planned on opening day at the Loris recreation department where eight softball teams were competing as they played two games each on Saturday, March 14, at 9 a.m. Left to right are Councilman Mike Suggs, Loris Recreation Sports director Tom Cocke, director of public works department and code enforcement Brandon Harrelson and Mayor Todd Harrelson. The cool weather could not deter these three young girls from ordering Sno-Cones as they watch their sisters play in the second softball tournament hosted …

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Sports suspended in Loris

Governor Henry McMaster announced the executive order to close schools across the state. Horry County Schools closed due to the coronavirus. Teachers and staff reported to work on Tuesday, March 17, to plan the assignments for the students to continue their studies. By Annie Rigby On Sunday, March 15, Governor Henry McMaster held a news conference addressing the residents of South Carolina announcing his executive order and plans to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). He stated all schools, colleges, technical colleges and universities statewide are to close beginning Monday, March 16,  through at least April 5. Governor …

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Updated stop lights installed

This past week a member of the South Carolina Highway Patrol directed traffic at the intersection of Main Street and Broad Street in Loris while the traffic lights were being changed out. Employees of ALS of North Carolina, Inc. based out of Fayetteville was subcontracted by the South Carolina Department of Transportation to change out the old stop lights and install new modern stop lights that improve the safety of the turn lanes and to help traffic move through the intersection more efficiently.

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