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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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Loris City Police respond quickly to bank robbery

The Loris Police Department was dispatched to the BB&T Bank branch on Broad Street in the city on Thursday, Feb. 14, at approximately 1:30 p.m. The report states a light skinned black woman entered the bank telling the employees that she had a gun and demanded money. The employees never saw a weapon, but followed the instructions as the suspect took an undetermined amount of money and fled the bank on foot. When the Loris Police officers, including Chief Gary Buley, arrived within minutes of the robbery, they were able to swiftly shut down a perimeter. The roadways surrounding the …

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High school J.R.O.T.C. has been really busy

The Loris High School (LHS) J.R.O.T.C. has had a busy February 2019 with the J.R.O.T.C. (Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps) cadets having their annual Winter Sweet Heart Ball on Saturday, Feb. 2. The attire is their dress blues with medals and cords. As they escorted their dates dressed for the ball they rocked the high school with music and dinner. On Thursday, Feb. 7, the cadets visited Loris Middle School to speak with the 8th grade class providing answers why to join the J.R.O.T.C. when they move up to high school this coming fall. The cadets dressed in uniform and …

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Elderberry syrup is natural remedy for cold or the flu

Last week we introduced Christina Booth, (Chrissie) owner of Carolina Natural Affairs LLC, who creates the elderberry syrup and distributes it to local retail stores in Loris. Information of the benefits of daily use of the elderberry syrup for those who are suffering from a cold or the flu using the elderberry syrup lessens the effects and symptoms. Other confirmed ailments elderberry syrup benefit are those afflicted with lowering the LDL cholesterol, Antiviral such as the flu, a virus, Epstein Barr Virus, Cytomegalovirus and Herpes Virus (cold sores). The elderberry is one of the highest in vitamin A which helps …

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Audit has been completed, submitted

The Loris City Council met on Monday, Feb. 4, at 6 p.m. at the American Legion Hall. Todd Harrelson, council member and mayor-pro tem, called the meeting to order asking Joan Gause to provide the invocation and the pledge of allegiance was recited by all. The Council members present were Joan Gause, Lewis Hardee, Terrence Hardee, Mike Suggs and Jan Vescovi. Department heads present were Damon Kempski, Brandon Harrelson, Chief Gary Buley, Thomas Cocke, Ricky Bellamy, contractor, and Kenya Wright. Mayor Henry Nichols was absent from the meeting due to health issues recovering from a recent surgery and pneumonia. He …

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Crossway critter cooking is a really unique event

Crossway Church held its annual Critter Cooking dinner on Saturday, Feb. 4. The line was out the door at this event with more than 300 guests who came to taste the foods of the land. The menu consisted of turkey burgers, sausage, hash, lasagna, chili, beaver stew and wontons, wild turkey Brunswick stew, catfish, squirrel, rabbit and more. In previous years they have had alligator, quail and crab. This year no one had these to share. As for those who do not have the taste for the wild animal foods cooked, there was rice, chicken bog, corn, ham with rice …

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Elderberry syrup home remedies gain popularity

Elderberry syrup has become a popular staple in homes in the Loris area; it is used to help lessen the effects of the flu, a virus, Epstein Barr Virus and much more. Christina Lee Booth, known by friends as Chrissie, has used her family recipe that she has perfected to make elderberry syrup that sells in local businesses by the pint or quart size jars. The Elderberry flourishes in wetlands and grows deep in swamp areas where no one wants to go. There are snakes, alligators and other critters and creatures living in these areas. However, Christina “Chrissie” and her …

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Loris Chamber Awards Banquet recognizes residents for achievements

The Loris Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards banquet on Thursday, Jan. 24, honoring and acknowledging residents of Loris for their contributions to the community. The banquet began with a social hour and dinner from 6 to 7 p.m. with Banana Jack Murphy as emcee welcoming everyone to the banquet.  He introduced and welcomed the local politicians in attendance, Senator Greg Hembree, Loris City Councilmen Mike Suggs and Todd Harrelson and House of Representatives Kevin Hardee.  “Thank you for your service day in and day out,” said Murphy, “thanks for all you do to represent us at the various …

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