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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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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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LHS students honored at their Sports Banquet

Barry Brooks welcomes parents and students to the Winter Sports Banquet honoring each athlete for their achievements. He provides a prayer before everyone partakes of Miss Sally’s specially cooked meal for the awards banquet. Loris High School junior varsity cheerleaders happily receive awards. The boys varsity basketball players win trophies, plaques and certificates for their accomplishments on the court. Coach Doug Gause and the assistant coaches share the excitement of awards earned at the Winter Sports Banquet. Coach Sig Long poses with the junior varsity basketball players. The girls junior varsity basketball team is undefeated for the 2019-2020 season. Loris …

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Loris Middle School holds annual Career Day

Loris Middle School (LMS) held their annual Career Day on Thursday, March 5, in the school auditorium beginning at 9 a.m. Loris Middle School Career Day was filled with many great professionals who provided their education, career choice and profession, sharing their passion for what they chose as a career. Gloria Alderman has been a guidance counselor at LMS and Blackwater Middle School for three years at both schools and with the Horry County School District. She said, “We have Career Day every year at the school;” she continued, “We want to expose the students to different careers that they …

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Cotton Pickin Cute opens

A new entrepreneur, Kenya Wright, opened the doors to her new shop, Cotton Pickin Cute Boutique & More, on Saturday, Feb. 29, at 10 a.m. She chose Leap Day for her grand opening. When the clock struck 10 a.m. the doors were open and the store was filled with customers looking for a unique item for a gift, décor for their home, summertime sandals and shirts and pants. The store is cozy, rustic and quaintly inviting that is filled with homemade dress racks to keep in style with the décor. Filled with homemade door hangers and signs for all occasions, …

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Loris Middle School hosts 100 women for lunch

Loris Middle School (LMS) invited women to come to the school for the 100 Women for Lunch program on Wednesday, Feb. 26, from 10:50 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Students from the sixth, seventh and eighth grades invited parents, grandparents or a strong woman they know who has encouraged them through the tough times as well as the easy times in life. Principal Shelley Todd welcomed parents and spoke with many at their tables as the parents and students sat down to eat chicken, green beans, yams, rice and a roll. Robin Stevens Baczkowski, who works in the middle school office, …

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