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Students sign up to help children

On Nov. 19, Cathy Threatt, an English teacher at North Myrtle Beach High School, presented to the Lions Club about the 15th annual Christmas Angels celebration. The Lions Club generously donated $300 to the Christmas Angels fund. Donations are needed to replenish the account from last year.  The two hurricanes last year drained the account, but it was money well spent.  This year the students at NMBHS have adopted 180 children (60 from each of our local elementary schools). Children along with parents/guardians fill out a wants and needs list that the students use to purchase gifts.  Students raise roughly …

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Community groups decorate trees at historical museum

Local community groups have been decorating Christmas trees to celebrate the upcoming holiday season for the North Myrtle Beach Area Historical Museum. Members of the Grand Strand Keepsake Collectors Club, Current Transitions and the North Myrtle Beach Sea Turtle Patrol decorated trees last week at the museum. Additional groups are scheduled to decorate trees in the coming weeks. The Grand Strand Keepsake Collector’s Club provided Keepsake ornaments and a golden crown tree topper. Their mission statement is to bring together collectors of Hallmark© ornaments and other collectibles to share and exchange knowledge about collectibles for the enjoyment of the members …

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Budding Ecotots are fast becoming good gardeners

By Mary Templeton It was a wonderful day in the neighborhood on Friday, Nov. 15. The ECOTOTS in Mrs. Holloway’s kindergarten class at Ocean Drive Elementary School learned they could bring a garden inside. With guidance from Graceann Phillips, several Yaupon Garden Club (YGC) members helped the students build their very own classroom terrarium. Each child was given an opportunity to add rocks, dirt and finally his/her plant to the terrarium.  They were immensely pleased with the completed project and will enjoy watching their plants grow throughout the school year.  In addition, Mary Templeton provided each student with a hands-on …

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Register for Ocean Rescue Junior Lifeguard Program

Register now for the city’s January 21-March 12 Ocean Rescue Junior Lifeguard program at the North Myrtle Beach Aquatic & Fitness Center (AFC). Classes are Tuesday and Thursday from 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. at the center. The program focuses on people ages 9-15 who enjoy the beach and ocean, and who would like to learn water safety and lifesaving skills, including CPR, while also participating in fun games and activities. For successful participants, the program can also offer a path to eventual seasonal employment as one of the city’s paid ocean lifeguards (age 16-plus). The North Myrtle Beach Public …

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CHATTERBOX

Thanks to Santee Cooper EMPLOYEES for getting the early morning job completed moving poles and wires…Get well wishes to Sherry BARNES from her beach friends…Former tennis coach and teacher Jesse MEDLOCK sending greetings after a lot of years to one of his student’s family…Jean BOSEMAN offering to lend a helping hand…Jennifer REED such an awesome mother to three beautiful children…Congratulations to Angela Gause BROWN on receiving your Humanitarian Award!!!Friends sending happy birthday wishes to Wanda WILDER on her special day, Nov. 23…Judy HESTER at home after a week’s stay at Seacoast Medical Center…John SMITHSON such a good granddaddy…RE/MAX Southern Shores …

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The Rotary Club of Little River

At the past meeting of the Rotary Club of Little River, Marty Richardson, left, was recognized as a Major Donor of the Rotary Foundation.  Past District Governor Bernie Riedel, right, made the trip from Hilton Head Island to present Marty with his recognition from Rotary International.  Past District Governor Bart Mahoney is in the background.

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McLeod Foundation raises over $50,000 for cancer patients

The McLeod Health Foundation benefiting McLeod Loris Seacoast raised over $50,000 at the McLeod Health Cancer Benefit Golf Classic presented by MagMutual. This two day golf event was held on Friday, Nov. 8, and Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Dye Club at Barefoot Resort & Golf in North Myrtle Beach. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the cancer patients at McLeod Seacoast through the HOPE Fund (Helping Oncology Patients Everyday). The HOPE Fund was established for cancer patient support services and to provide the oncology staff with the improved access for the immediate assistance for their patients. The HOPE Fund …

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Stay safe from scams during the holidays

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and scammers are looking to take advantage of your holiday spirit. While it’s impossible to know every scam out there, knowing the common red flags will keep you safe. A fraudster often: Asks you to pay in prepaid debit cards, gift cards, wire or bank transfer. Prepaid debit and gift cards are used like cash. Once in the hands of a fraudster, the money is gone and nearly impossible to trace. Same goes for a wire or bank transfer. Asks you to verify personal information. Scammers love cash but your private information …

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Teacher enjoys helping her kids learn to read

By Meg Williams: A long time resident of North Myrtle Beach, Amanda Todd is very familiar with yelling “Go Chiefs.” Mrs. Todd is in her ninth year of teaching and currentky teaches first grade at Waterway Elementary. Amanda earned her bachelors degree in Early Education and her masters in Education in Literacy at Coastal Carolina University. Amanda was first inspired to teach by a former North Myrtle Beach school teacher, Vicki Lewis.  After Mrs. Lewis a long list of some of North Myrtle Beach’s best followed including Amanda McDuffie, Jill Chandler, Kelly Gurney, Carol Adams and Amanda Earnhardt. The most …

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NMB Chamber recognizes small businesses in city as the Business of the Month

The North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, CVB is proud to recognize all the small and locally owned businesses in the city of North Myrtle Beach as the November 2019 Business of the Month. The Saturday after Thanksgiving is always recognized as “Small Business Saturday”, an advertising program developed by American Express. The North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, CVB is taking that one step further and is encouraging shoppers to visit small and locally owned businesses every day of the year, not just on Small Business Saturday. Pete Brooks, Chief of Staff for the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of …

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