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Loris Middle School hosts 100 women for lunch

Loris Middle School (LMS) invited women to come to the school for the 100 Women for Lunch program on Wednesday, Feb. 26, from 10:50 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Students from the sixth, seventh and eighth grades invited parents, grandparents or a strong woman they know who has encouraged them through the tough times as well as the easy times in life. Principal Shelley Todd welcomed parents and spoke with many at their tables as the parents and students sat down to eat chicken, green beans, yams, rice and a roll. Robin Stevens Baczkowski, who works in the middle school office, …

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Third annual Lacy Hardee baseball tournament held

Loris High School hosted the third annual Lacy Hardee Memorial Pre-Season Baseball Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 29, beginning at 9 a.m. The tournament has been the opening scrimmage baseball games in honor of Lacy Hardee who passed away in May 2017. He left the world with one less baseball coach, fan, photographer and writer. On a cold windy morning the teams took to the dugouts preparing to warm up on the field.  Concessions were open selling hotdogs and hot coffee to keep spectators warm inside. Fred Gerardi is the announcer for the games for the Loris Lions baseball team for …

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Daisy Elementary raises funds for their projects

Daisy Elementary School students, teachers and staff attended their fundraiser at Bojangles in Loris on Thursday, Feb. 27, from 4 to 8 p.m. Bojangles and Daisy team up to raise funds for the school; they give the school ten percent of their total sales from 4 to 8 p.m. at the end of each quarter. Parents, students, teachers and staff joined in the fun at Bojangles fundraiser for Daisy Elementary School on Thursday evening. Principal Josh Todd and assistant principal Sandy Carland arrived at the restaurant early to set up the wheel of prizes which included Bojangles biscuits, bo-rounds, bookmarks …

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Loris Middle School Archery

Loris Middle School Archery Team placed 2nd as a team with a score of 1536, only six points from first place. Micah Strickland, 4th place middle school male, scored 263. Mackenzie won 3rd place overall for middle school females and 2nd place for 6th grade females with a score of 250. Darrell Graham is the archery team coach. Eighth grader Cayden McClure reached the top scorer of the team. He made 2nd place in 8th grade male, and middle school male, and 2nd place overall. Photos courtesy of Coach Darrell Graham

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City establishes a film and arts commission

A special council meeting was held on Monday, Feb. 24, at 6 p.m. at the American Legion Hall.  Present at the meeting were council members Joan Gause, Lewis Hardee, Terrence Hardee, Mike Suggs and Jan Vescovi and Mayor Todd Harrelson.  Carroll D. Padgett had a previous engagement and was not able to attend. The meeting involved a verbal presentation by Jerry Dalton, owner of Dalton Pictures, the reading of the resolution into record and council who voted to accept the resolution to create the City of Loris Film and Arts Commission. The Resolution to Establish the City of Loris Film …

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Lions are getting a new head football coach

Coach William “Greg” Mance has accepted the position of head coach for the Loris Lions.  He brings to Loris High School his 23 years of experience as a football coach at Richlands High School in Virginia. The official announcement was made when the Horry County School Board approved Mance to replace 10 year veteran Jamie Snyder. Mance’s record speaks for itself with 205 wins, 12 Southwest District Championships, 19 consecutive play-off appearances, five Virginia High School League state championship game appearances and a state title and taking the Richlands Blue Tornados to vie for state championships. The plan is to …

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Sportourism begins at Loris sports complex

By Annie Rigby Yes, Sportourism is a new term used for the Loris Recreation Department that is now called the Loris Sports Complex for baseball and softball tournaments. On Saturday, Feb. 22, beginning at 11 a.m. the ballpark came to life with 12 softball teams arriving with coaches, family and local residents excited to see tournaments begin in Loris. Each age group played two games each on three fields. The 10U teams are Coastal Crush of Loris, Diamond Cutters from Leland, N.C., East Coast Lady Snipers of Nichols, Carolina Wildcats from Wilmington, N.C., and Carolina Elite SC of Marion. The …

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Waine had plans for a big celebration

A long time Loris resident, Lucille Waine, known to many as Miss Lucille, had plans to celebrate her upcoming marriage to Dr. Bernerd Marsh on Thursday, Feb. 13. She was excited, giddy and happy to announce the cheerful occasion to her friends and family. Waine has planned her wedding since the middle of December when she first announced on Facebook that she is marrying a man she met and fell in love with.  Friends and family were excited with her as she anxiously shopped for a bathing suit to wear on her honeymoon cruise. Waine attended the regular city council …

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Cocke resigns recreation position with heavy heart

Tom Cocke, Loris Recreation Director, submitted his resignation on Tuesday. Feb. 11. The city council voted to accept the resignation which is effective on Tuesday, March 24. After nearly two years leading the recreation programs in a positive way and creating Sportourism to generate more revenue to the city of Loris Cocke has accepted a leadership position at the University of Virginia’s Intramural and Recreation Sports Department. He will continue to lead the recreation department into a direction to have baseball and softball tournaments.  Two dates are set for tournaments, Saturday, Feb. 22, at 10 a.m. with 20 teams scheduled …

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Prince is following in father’s footsteps

Rome Prince, son of current Horry County Councilman W. Paul Prince, is following in his father’s footsteps as he will file to run for the seat for District 9 on the Horry County Council. Although he is seeking election to this seat, he will combine his father’s wisdom with his own fresh and unique perspective to best serve the people of Loris and surrounding areas. Prince said, “I have watched for most of my life the progress that has been made in our county;” he continued, “I will bring a fresh and unique perspective with my own set of leadership …

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