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Senior Senior athletes receive ‘sign’ recognition

Maddie Cox, Kennley Jackson, Ja’reizz and Kaitlyn pose with their Senior Sport Signs By Annie Rigby Loris High School athletic director Barry Brooks and Jodi Nealey Cox, athletic assistant, put their heads together to find a way to recognize the seniors who participated in spring sports. Brooks said, “We wanted to find some way to recognize the seniors involved in spring sports.” He continued, “We are not able to have Senior Night to share with their parents and fellow teammates during the spring sporting events. Jodi and I came up with a plan to set out signs showing the seniors …

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Mayor signs proclamation proclaiming April as Loss of Limb Awareness Month

By Annie Rigby Loris Mayor Todd Harrelson holds dear and near to his heart the fact that through illness or an accident the loss of a limb is a major event in one’s life. Harrelson lost his lower right leg in a tragic work-related accident on August 14, 2013, and endured several surgeries and a lengthy hospital stay. Harrelson has been an example of the Biblical parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10) ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind and love your …

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Capture Inc. provides meals for students while school program is now suspended

Capture Inc. shares ‘He’s got the whole world in His hands’. Terry McLean, owner and operator, is providing breakfasts and lunches to students while the HCSD has suspended their 13 pickup sites and bus service to deliver meals. HCSD asked parents to continue to check the county school website for announcements when the meals will be available again. By Annie Rigby Horry County School District suspended the grab-n-go breakfast/lunch program for two weeks after employees tested positive in two locations for COVID-19 disease. Parents would drive to the school locations to pick up the meals. Also school buses were loaded …

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Mark Causey files for Horry County Council District 9

By Annie Rigby After much thought and consideration Mark Causey officially filed for the Horry County Council District 9 seat.  Causey announced his campaign, Common Sense for Common Goals, on Monday, March 16. He states there are many issues in District 9 and in the county that need to be addressed. He said, “The four most important issues to me are development, flooding, roads and public safety.” He continued, “Rash solutions only lead to more problems.” He believes the common goal is to maintain the quality of life we enjoy while acknowledging that some growth is inevitable. “The following common …

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COVID-19 projections show peak between April 30 – May 2

By Annie Rigby With the county, city, state and country on a lockdown I posed a question. Who would feel safe returning to normal life at work and/or school on May 15 as the current Executive Order by Gov. Henry McMaster. The responses were divided and opinions joined in unison. Using only first names of those who responded to the question, “Would you feel safe returning to a new form of normal on May 15. The results are only opinions. Would you feel comfortable to return to school or work? Pam responded, “Nope, too soon.” Yolanda said, “No, we won’t …

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Church mission is to feed the hungry

By Annie Rigby Mitchell Sea Baptist Church in Green Sea provided food to the community at the Kingston Lake building on Church Street in Loris on Friday, April 10, beginning at 1 p.m. until all of the food boxes were distributed. Every Friday the Reverend Hattie Graham and volunteers work meticulously to provide food for residents in Loris. This past Friday they provided food to 520 people in the Loris area. Cars were lined up on Church Street swinging back to Spring Street. They were able to provide a box of food including cans of green beans, corn and ravioli, …

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Essential businesses are hard at work during the stay home executive order from Governor Henry McMaster of South Carolina.

HTC continues to service customers in Loris.  Appointments are scheduled and the workers do ask if anyone in the household is sick at the time they come to a home for maintenance or new services. Their policy is if anyone in the household is ill they will reschedule the appointment. The city of Loris Water Works department is hard at work with water maintenance in the city.  Ron Upchurch and Bradley Todd were out early on Tuesday, April 7, checking the water valves on Rogers Road. The United States Postal Service continues with business as usual.  Local letter carrier Gary …

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School recognizes their two assistant principals

Loris High School is recognizing the assistant principals for National Assistant Principal’s Week. The two assistant principals Dr. Maudie Davis and Joshua Cutright, are appreciated and acknowledged for their hard work and dedication to the students, staff, school and the community. Dr. Maudie Davis Joshua Cutright

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First responders arrive at scene of vehicle hitting a light pole

First responders and a Santee Cooper supervisor arrived on the scene after a minivan left a light pole shattered throughout the parking lot of Hardee’s. By Annie Rigby Loris Police Department (LPD) Greg Lee, School Resource Officer (SRO) at the high school, was manning the roads while the schools are closed.  Lee responded to a vehicle versus light pole at the corner of Main and Broad Street son Wednesday, March 25, at approximately 1:30 p.m. The accident occurred with a minivan striking and taking down the light pole in front of Hardee’s. Loris Fire Department, Horry County Fire and Rescue …

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Daisy Elementary teachers read to students

Whitney Wright-Pierce, first grade teacher, and Victoria Long, child development teacher, posted videos reading books to their students at Daisy Elementary School on their Facebook page. The school librarian suggests students take a virtual field trip to the Georgia Aquarium with their family. By Annie Rigby Teachers from Daisy Elementary School post videos and read books to the students. First grade teacher Whitney Wright-Pierce read The Dinky Donkey and Victoria Long, child development teacher, read Round as a Mooncake which describes shapes.  Students have posted replies to the reading videos thanking them for reading to them and how much they …

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