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Bill BENNETT arriving at just the right time to run a very special errand for longtime friend and many thanks for your help…Cleo STEELE always remembering her friends…Hayleigh VEREEN being such a good girl when she had an ear procedure done and everyone is so very proud of her…Barbara COFFEY checking on her beach friends…A big CROWD still filling Main Street in North Myrtle Beach after the St. Patrick’s Day Parade was canceled last Saturday…Spring officially begins today meaning “SPRING HAS SPRUNG”…Grandma glad to have Ruben LOWMAN and Andrea MAESTRE helping out at the newspaper…EVERYONE looking for better days for …

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NMB Chamber earns 5-Star accreditation

By Pete Brooks The United States Chamber of Commerce, at its board meeting last week, awarded the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, Convention & Visitors Bureau with 5-Star Accreditation for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures and positive impact on the community. “Accreditation validates a chamber as having programs that benefit its local economy and positively influence its community,” said Raymond P. Towle, IOM, CAE, U.S. Chamber vice president of Federation Relations and Institute for Organization Management. “We applaud these organizations for advancing the principles of free enterprise.” Accreditation is the only national program that recognizes chambers for their …

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City Council adopted emergency ordinance, declaration last Monday

By Pat Dowling During their regularly scheduled March 16, 7 p.m. meeting, the North Myrtle Beach City Council adopted an emergency ordinance and an emergency declaration. Just as the city adopts emergency ordinances and declarations for hurricanes, this declaration positions the city to be able to respond to COVID-19 related issues as they may arise locally. It also positions the city to qualify for state or federal reimbursements that may be provided to help reduce the impact that COVID-19 related expenditures may have on the city’s budget. The city’s public parks, recreation centers and the AFC are open. Parks staff …

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Tree City Board selects March Tree of Month

This transplanted Magnolia tree graces the rear lawn of the North Myrtle Beach Parks & Sports Complex administration building. By Pat Dowling The North Myrtle Beach Tree City Board presented its March Tree of the Month award to the City of North Myrtle Beach for having relocated many mature trees, shrubs and small grasses from the site of the city’s new digital information sign on Highway 17 to multiple city parks. Thirty-one mature holly, magnolia, palm and other varieties of trees ranging from 12 feet to 25 feet tall, and 79 smaller shrubs and grasses are now growing in public …

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St. Patrick’s Day parade and festival Saturday

Decorated golf carts have always been a big part of the North Myrtle Beach Annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. The 32nd Annual North Myrtle Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival will be on Saturday, March 14, on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach. The parade begins at 9 a.m. and the festival runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The one-day rain or shine event attracts more than 40,000 people annually. The North Strand Optimist Club organizes the parade and all entry fees go to help the youth of the community. The festival offers over 150 food, arts and …

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NMB Council appoints two new planning commission members

Prior to the March 2 City Council meeting, Council met in a 6:15 p.m. executive session to receive a legal briefing concerning the lawsuit between the City of Myrtle Beach and Horry County regarding local accommodations and hospitality taxes. Council took no action. City Council approved a special event permit for the 32nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, on Saturday, March 14, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Main Street. The St. Patrick’s Day Festival follows on Main Street from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The City of North Myrtle Beach and the North Strand Optimist Club of North …

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Free family-friendly event is March 20

The North Myrtle Beach Parks & Recreation Department announces its next Pedal in the Park with a Superhero theme. Bring your bicycles out to the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex on Friday, March 20, at 6:30 p.m. for a leisurely three mile starlit bike ride. The ride starts at sunset (approximately 7:15 p.m.) and will begin and end at the amphitheater. There will also be a one mile junior course. This is not a race, so you can bike at your own pace. The North Myrtle Beach  Pilot Club will be in attendance to educate brain and helmet …

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North Myrtle Beach St. Patrick’s Day CELEBRATION this Saturday still on go…Happy St. Patrick’s Day to EVERYONE and be all Irish next Tuesday!!!Madison RILEY of North Myrtle Beach has been named a Fall 2019 President’s List honoree at the University of South Carolina Beaufort…Larry O’DONOHUE making sure his insurance clients are informed about their policies and coverage…Jimmy FLOYD keeping check on his community friends and their well being…Linda SICELOFF and Todd making early morning trip to beach to take care of their newspapers…Steven HILL doing very good job for Dad Steve at Golden Griddle Pancake House…Special appreciation extended to Abby …

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John Hartford Smith

John Hartford Smith, 79, died peacefully at home following a long illness on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Little River. He was born on Oct. 13, 1940, in Columbia and spent his early childhood in Athens, Ga., and Marietta, Ga., while his father Hallum taught at the University of Georgia and his mother Eatofel pursued a master’s degree in home economics. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard Hallum Smith of Smoaks and Eatofel Vereen Arehart of Little River; stepfather, Marcus Alton Thompson of North Myrtle Beach; and sister, Jeanne Sowell of North Myrtle Beach. Circumstances brought him …

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High school soccer programs look forward to great seasons

The North Myrtle Beach High School varsity soccer programs have already begun play with the Nash Tournament but now both coaches turn to local teams. The girls and boys had scheduled games against Socastee on Tuesday. The girls team played at home and the boys travelled to Socastee for 7:30 p.m. matches. Boys coach Aaron Wheeler spoke about the changes to his program. “There has been a massive overhaul of the program since I took over last June and the boys worked incredibly hard to win the Nash tournament for the first time since 2009. I believe that is just …

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