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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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Chatterbox

Annie RIGBY visiting North Myrtle Beach last Thursday afternoon for several reasons including visiting her son Chandler who works at Boardwalk Billy’s. Jennifer WALTERS and Izzy WEST moving to their new home today for the Little River Chamber of Commerce. Joan and Ed VAITIS so very proud of their wonderful great-grandson. Lovely Marsheila VEREEN stopping by for a great visit. Thanks for the nice thoughts and words Donita KAYTON. Michael TOTO such a great cook especially with those awesome Italian dishes. Debbie and John SMITHSON spending last weekend in Charleston. Vicki KEIBLER keeping in touch and sharing family updates. A …

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Loris Fire Department Spreads Word For Safety

Lt. Robert Rudelitch, Fire Marshal and Training Coordinator, stated the LFD responded to over 1,200 calls in 2018. He said, “As for 2018, it was the busiest year for the Loris Fire Department with over 1,200 calls requiring emergency services.” The LFD responds to all calls requiring emergency services which include fire, vehicle accidents and medical calls. The report for last year’s responses has not officially been released, though Rudelitch said that report will be available soon. He stated that the Loris Fire Department has responded to a number of fires since Jan. 1, 2019. The LFD volunteer firefighters have …

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Fish Fundraiser Brings Community Together

Loris First Presbyterian Church (LFPC) held its first fish fry fundraiser on Saturday, Jan. 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. prepared to feed more than 200 people who prepaid for their tickets and held hope for more to come enjoy a meal for $8 a plate. Early risers gathered to prepare the white fish, fries and green beans. Andy Zink, a member of the church, organized the fundraiser asking volunteers to help batter the fish and fry them up for a great meal. Zink ordered 120 pounds of whiting, 110 pounds of French fries and 160 pounds of green …

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