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The Bethesda House For Single Mothers Began As A Vision

The Bethesda House for single mothers began only as a vision by local pastor, the Rev. Earl J Spivey Jr. He said he felt God led him to help single mothers and expectant mothers in the area. He followed the calling and retired as a pastor in 2014 after more than 20 years at the pulpit. He described the Bethesda House as a home for single mothers and parental disciple-makers, part of his Great Commission Christian Ministries. Spivey is a lifetime resident of Loris and well known for his Christian kindness and service to the community. As he settled on …

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Sisters Show Support by Shaving Heads

Patricia Snyder and her sister Betsy Prince are close as they have worked together for 14 years and play together. It all began with an annoying cough, preliminary diagnosis was bronchitis. When she began coughing so hard and saw fresh blood, Prince accompanied her sister to the doctor and insisted that he order an X-ray of Snyder’s chest. Prince also stated that she was rubbing her sister’s back when she felt a large lump and was concerned. The doctor immediately referred Snyder to an oncologist. After a thorough examination by Dr. Stewart Sharp, an oncologist in Little River, Snyder was …

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Threats Made to Five Horry County Schools

A social media post with threats of a ‘killing spree’ naming five Horry County high schools was brought to the attention of the district office who took immediate action following protocol. The district posted to their Facebook page and each individual school Facebook page that they were aware of the threat on Wednesday evening, Dec. 19. The four named schools were Aynor, Carolina Forest, Conway, Green Sea Floyds and Loris. The Snapchat post by a person called “Kevin Gates” stated that the Ku Klux Klan would be going on a killing spree warning students, “so tell you’re people don’t go!!!!!!” …

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Land Surveying Company Moves into New Location

Crescent Moon Land Surveying, Inc. (CMLSI) invited the community to a pig pickin’ on Friday, Dec. 21, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at their new location at 645 Hwy. 701 S. in Loris. Barry Suggs, president and owner, invited businesses and individuals to have lunch under the tent in the parking lot to show his appreciation to the community for their support. Crescent Moon is not only a business with employees who earn a paycheck each week; they share a family atmosphere of dedication and respect. Suggs said, “We are a diverse company and we work mostly in land …

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Santa Visits Children During Their Storytime

Left to right are Sonya Hodge, Wyatt Vitali, Reva Bundavalli, Olivia McGill, Josey Hodge, Serena Moore and Jenna Dean from Grace Christian School who visit with Santa at the Loris Library. Santa Claus came all dressed in red with a boisterous ‘ho-ho-ho’ to visit children at the Loris Library on Wednesday, Dec.12. Parking his reindeer on the roof Santa climbed down to a see a line of children wanting to sit on his lap and tell him what they want for Christmas. As Santa sat in a chair by the tree and the box of toys for Toys for Tots, …

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Santa House

Lyric Boggs, age 8, with Smiley and her brother, Trevonne Butler, age 5, visited with Santa on Sunday, Dec. 16, asking for art supplies and a Hot Wheels race track and clothes for Smiley. Before leaving the children selected a fidget spinner. The last visit with Santa at the corner of Broad Street and Main is this weekend. He will be at his Santa House set up with lollipops and candy canes on Saturday, Dec. 22, from 12 noon to 5 p.m. and again on Sunday, Dec. 23, from 2:30 to 5 p.m. If you haven’t already visited with Santa, …

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Churches Celebrate To Bring The True Meaning Of Christmas

Loris First Baptist Church, ‘A Live Walk-Through Nativity’, cast members in the city of Bethlehem. Visitors traveled through time to more than 2,000 years ago at Loris First Baptist Church from Friday, Dec. 14, through Sunday, Dec. 16. Beginning at 6 p.m. a guide asks prayers then takes a group of 30 through the live outdoor walk-through stepping on a hay path where the group is led to the field where the shepherds watch their flock of sheep. The guide explains in scripture and script that an angel appeared to the shepherds to give the good news of Christ’s birth. …

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DECA Wins Big

The D.E.C.A. (Distributive Education Clubs of America) traveled to West Ashley High School to participate in the Regional Role Play Competition. LeAundra Gore placed first in Accounting, Chukeya Williams placed third in Entrepreneurship and Mia Delgado-Naredo and Ja’Maya Jackson placed in the top 10 in Hotels & Lodging Management. The D.E.C.A. students will travel to Charleston in March to compete in the state level in their respective categories.

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