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Society selling bricks for museum

The Loris Historical Society has been working hard renovating The State Theatre located at 4149 Main St.  You may have heard some hammering or dust flying the last few months.  It is coming along but help is definitely needed.  They have kicked off the first fundraiser and they hope you will be a part of it.  They are selling bricks for the foyer of the museum.  This is a great and unique gift for the holiday season.  Bricks can be purchased for $100 per brick.  You can have one in memory of or in honor of someone or something. It …

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Quick response helps save Aaron’s home

Aaron, age nine, was instrumental in preventing a full house fire when he smelled smoke.  He said that he thought he smelled something burning and saw the smoke coming from behind the dryer.  He alerted his family and instructed them to crawl on the floor to avoid getting the smoke into their lungs. After calling 911, the family was safely outside of the home awaiting the fire department to come help save their home. The Loris Volunteer Fire Department and Horry County Fire and Rescue were dispatched to the home. Upon arrival they proceeded inside the home to investigate the …

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Powder Puff game raises funds for the Loris High softball team

The Loris High School annual Powder Puff game was held on Thursday, Nov. 14, beginning at 6:30 p.m. with a $5 admission. The game was a fundraiser for the girl’s softball team who is coached by David Smith. In this game roles are reversed with all LHS grade levels participating. For a $20 entry fee young girls play football while young men create the cheering squad. The seniors and sophomores played football against the juniors and freshmen. Seven freshmen and sophomores provided cheers for the crowd and team. Coaches for the seniors and sophomores were Gage Conner, Josh Causey, Wayne …

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Chamber announces new members

The Loris Chamber  would like to welcome their newest members to the Loris Chamber of Commerce. They are: Fellowship of Christian Athletes; Matt Adams; 255 Sea Turtle Drive; Myrtle Beach, S.C.  29588; phone 864-992-6005; type of business is non-pofit. Email is mattadams@fca.org. Rebecca McCants Photography; 1014 Hwy. 9 Business East; Loris, S.C.  29569; phone 843-536-7399; type of business is photography. Email is rmccantsphotography@yahoo.com. The Shipping Place; Ann Gause; 4251 Main St.; Loris, S.C. 29569; phone 843-756-SHIP (7447); type of business is packing, shipping, mail center, print services, copy and print, fax, notary, office supplies, stamps, FedEx, UPS and DHL. Email …

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Senior Night honors the June 2020 graduates

The Loris Lions hosted the Aynor Blue Jackets who are second in the state on Friday, Oct. 25.  The Blue Jackets came out to win swarming the Lions as they tried to take the ball to the end zone. In the first quarter the Blue Jackets scored with an 8-0 lead on the Lions.  In the second quarter the Blue Jackets scored again with a 16-0 lead.  During the third quarter both teams played hot-potato with the ball, with four fumbles with turn-overs in four plays.  Loris took the ball for a touchdown and two-point conversion with the score 16-8. …

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Voters to use new paper voting ballots

Every vote counts and it is every citizen’s right to vote in any election.  On Tuesday, Nov. 5, is the General Election for mayor and three seats on city council and the special election for the unexpired seat that has two candidates vying for the spot.  Voters will visit their assigned precinct in Loris to find the new ballot system.  The easy to use touch screen voting along with a secure paper record is for a secure verification of votes cast.  There are four steps. After verification a poll worker will provide a blank ballot card. The card will be …

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Mayoral General Election is next Tuesday

With the mayoral General Election coming up next Tuesday, Nov. 5, the two candidates, Mike Suggs and Todd Harrelson, were introduced in a forum hosted by the League of Women’s Voters and the Women’s Coalition. Both candidates were given the opportunity to introduce themselves and produce their history of service to the residents of the city of Loris Opening statements began with Harrelson, “I grew up in the city of Loris.. He stated he worked hard as a child referring to himself as a young entrepreneur working in tobacco. He said, “I am a man of integrity, I love the …

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LHS Marching Band hosts 30th Annual Band Competition at Heniford Field this Saturday

The Loris High School Marching Band will host the 30th band competition beginning at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2, at Heniford Field. All bands will be judged on dress, move and music.  The first high school marching bands in Class A to take the field to compete are Green Sea-Floyds, South Columbus and Myrtle Beach.  Each band will play a 10 minute musical selection with the drum majors leading the band on field and presenting the bands to the visitors and judges. The Class 2A high school marching bands competing include McBee, Conway, Socastee and Charles D. Owen beginning …

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Many units march in Homecoming Parade

All traffic was stopped and crowds gathered on Main Street in Loris on Friday, Oct. 18, at 4 p.m. for the Loris High School (LHS) Homecoming Parade. Leading the parade was Loris Police Chief Gary Buley driving a patrol car with the blue lights on. Riding along with Buley was the large Loris Lion stuffed animal that was donated to the department. The unnamed lion is waiting for residents to give it a name; a post on their Facebook page requests children give the lion a name. The winner will have their picture taken with the lion and police officers. …

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Church donates land to the city

The Loris First Presbyterian Church donated a plot of land to the city of Loris.  The property across from Forest Drive and Milligan Street is overgrown with foliage and trees and has a culvert along side of the property.  The spokesperson for the church stated that they had approached the city to purchase the property when David Stoudemire was mayor, however at the time the city was not interested in purchasing the land.  The land was donated to the church by an individual and they had no purpose for the property and felt the best solution is to donate the …

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