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Planning Commission meeting is rescheduled

The city of Loris Planning Commission met on Thursday, Feb. 28, at 5:30 p.m. at the Loris Chamber of Commerce conference room. In attendance were Brandon Harrelson, city planning commission chair, city attorney Kenneth Moss and committee members Tommy Brogdon and Ruth Ann Jones. Also present were resident Wendy Baruch and Todd Harrelson, mayor pro tem. Three members appointed by council must be present to continue with a meeting. Flossie Brank was unable to attend the meeting; therefore the meeting was adjourned at 6:15 p.m. At the Loris City Council meeting held on Monday, March 11, Flossie Brank’s resignation to …

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City Council hears reports

The Loris City Council meeting was held on Monday, March 11, at 6 p.m. at McLeod Loris Center for Health and Fitness with Todd Harrelson, mayor pro-tem, presiding over the meeting. This is the first council meeting held without Mayor Henry L. Nichols in which Harrelson requested a moment of silence in his memory. Terrence Hardee gave the invocation and all stood for the pledge of allegiance. Present at the meeting were council members Joan Gause, Lewis Hardee, Terrence Hardee, Mike Suggs and Jan Vescovi and Todd Harrelson. Department heads Damon Kempski, city administrator; Brandon Harrelson, public works and planning …

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Loris children celebrate National Reading Month

Loris Elementary School held a parade on Friday, March 1, to celebrate and bring awareness in a fun way for children to want to read books. LES supports the National Reading Month every year with a new way to share interest in reading. This year they celebrated Dr. Seuss’ 114th birthday one day early. Because his birthday landed on a Saturday, all elementary schools promoted the program on Friday. One LES student, Keaton Dew, a fourth grader, showed off his homemade costume of a hot air balloon with the caption “Oh the places you go.” His choice promotes travel, whether …

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Seat to be filled by special election

Voters in Loris will select the successor to the late Mayor Henry L. Nichols in a special election to be held on Tuesday, May 28, with the winner filling the office for only the remainder of this year. According to Dena Huggins of the Horry County Registration & Elections Office, state law requires a special election to fill an unexpired term of office if, when the vacancy occurs, there are more than 180 days left in that term before the next general election. State law further provides that the special election shall be held on the thirteenth Tuesday after the …

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Celebration of Nichols’ life reflects dedication to serving city

A celebration of life and a tribute for Mayor Henry L. “Buck” Nichols was held on Monday, March 4, 2019, at 11:30 a.m. at Loris First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Dr. Timothy L. Osment officiating. The pews were filled to capacity leaving standing room only with family, friends, council members, politicians and personnel who worked closely with Nichols. City workers, Loris Police Department and the Loris Fire Department represented the city’s mourning of a man who was loved by many. More than 300 people shared in remembering Nichols’ life and his love for the city of Loris. Nichols was …

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Loris athletes receive awards at winter banquet

The winter sports include the varsity and junior varsity teams of cheerleading, girls and boys basketball and wrestling. Barry Brooks, athletic director for LHS, hosted the banquet awards dinner at the school cafeteria on Tuesday, Feb. 26, beginning at 6 p.m. Dinner was catered by the IGA in Loris with chicken, green beans, macaroni and cheese, a roll and banana pudding. Junetta Doctor, Barbara Philius and Susie Bennett, support staff, helped serve the dinner. Brooks welcomed the athletes, parents and press for attending the banquet which recognizes and honors students who have improved, coach pick and team choice awards. Brooks …

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Loris Mayor “Buck” Nichols succumbs to illness

Loris Mayor Henry L. “Buck” Nichols passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2019, at approximately 4 p.m. He had returned home from the hospital for two days before returning to The Loris McLeod Hospital emergency room. He was admitted to the I.C.U. department where he succumbed to his illness. Nichols was in his first term of office. He was voted into the office of the mayor of the city of Loris on Dec. 15, 2016, and took the oath of office on Dec. 31. He was quoted in his Facebook post, “Thank you Loris. Today marks my first day as …

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There is a lot of talent in this little town

The Loris Chamber of Commerce held its annual Talent Showcase at the Loris High School auditorium beginning at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16. The excitement and anxiety of the performers filled the auditorium as they awaited the show to begin. In the back row Bree Wood, age 4, sat with her brother Britton along with her mom and dad Adam and June Wood as she patiently waited to perform with the group from Sally Woody School of Dance in Conway. All decked out in her blue outfit and hair curled, she watched as her brother played a game on …

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Hydrology study of the water, sewer lines in the city has been completed

In the city council article of the Monday, Feb. 4, meeting, Brandon Harrelson reported to council that the hydrology study has been completed. He stated that he will email each council member with the results of the study and schedule to meet to discuss what direction they will be taking. The Earthworks Planning and Design Consultants in Murrells Inlet were hired to study the city’s water system to help with the drainage and run-off water for the city to make improvements. Brandon Harrelson, the city’s public works director, has worked closely with the engineers from the firm. He was out …

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New food truck offers home cooking

Food trucks have gained popularity in the last few years and Loris has a new vendor providing good old home cooking for residents. Frank’s Food on Wheels, owned and operated by Frank Bellamy, has been operating his food truck for six months in Loris. Bellamy, who is a resident of Loris, retired from a long time career. He thought it would benefit him to keep busy and residents of the area to get some good food on the go. He calls the business Frank’s Food on Wheels, offering hamburgers any way you like it, with lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise or …

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