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McLeod is unveiling new DAC McLeod Health Loris unveils new dialysis access center The new McLeod Health Loris Dialysis Access Center (DAC) was unveiled to staff on Thursday, Jan. 2. The new space will accommodate dialysis patients in need of medical repair of their access area where they receive their dialysis treatments. The Dialysis Access Center at McLeod Health Loris, led by vascular surgeon, Dr. David Bjerken, is the only center in the region specializing in immediate dialysis access repair, creation of new dialysis access, and preservation of existing access.  “This new center is part of McLeod Health Loris’ continued …

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Mayor, members take oath

Three Loris council members and the mayor took the oath of office on Monday, Jan. 6, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall. Continuing to serve the city of Loris are council members Joan Gause, Lewis Hardee and Jan Vescovi. Dennis Drozdak, interim city administrator, read the oath as each repeated it.  Hardee holding his left hand on the family Bible held by Martha Dorman, promised to uphold the position to continue to help the city and the people of the city. Gause and Vescovi held their hand on the Bible and repeated the oath. Each was grateful …

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Loris Santa collects 1,800 toys for children

The Loris Santa, Johnny Lee, has had a busy season from Thanksgiving Day until Sunday, Dec. 22. He visited with many children telling him their wishes for toys to be delivered to their home on Christmas Eve. Age does not matter. With his big generous heart he listens to anyone who is able to speak, gives a kind word or a prayer and wishes everyone a Merry Christmas. Picture opportunities and smiles are his reward for sitting in the cold and rainy weather waving to passersby; some shout out his name and wish him a Merry Christmas.  Lee chuckles and …

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Christmas wishes come to be

Max is a long haired dachshund terrier mix that escaped the back gate of his home in Loris on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. The Rudelitch family searched for their fur baby and companion for days, for weeks and months with no sign of Max anywhere in the area. Fliers with a picture of Max were placed in local business windows and on bulletin boards, Kimberly drove through the neighborhood placing fliers on doorsteps hoping to receive a response to her plea to bring Max home. The last known sighting of Max was at the Ace Hardware parking lot on Main …

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Chamber Awards Banquet nomination forms due

The Loris Chamber of Commerce will hold it’s annual Awards Banquet on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 at 6 p.m. at the Center for Health and Fitness.  Samantha Norris, the chamber executive director, has nomination forms for the awards banquet in her office available for pick up.  Consider the categories carefully to nominate an individual or business who has not been previously recognized by the Loris Chamber of Commerce, a list of previous winners is available. The categories are Merchant of the Year given to an individual who contributes to the growth of the community.  Community Service Award is given to …

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Breakfast with Santa for the children

On Saturday, Dec. 7, at 8 a.m. children gathered at the Public Safety Building to meet with Santa and eat a hearty breakfast together.  To the surprise of the children another special visitor wanted to help with the breakfast, the Grinch came along with Santa. The breakfast consisted of green pancakes, sausage, green punch and orange juice from the Grinch himself. Not only was the Grinch in on the after breakfast festivities, Cindy Lou Who (Kenya Wright), Martha May Whovier (Amanda Causey) and a festive townsperson (Samantha Norris) led the activities of decorating cookies and ornaments along with a visit …

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Apprenticeship program holds graduation

Grayson Technical Apprenticeship Program staff recognized the students graduating the apprenticeship program on Saturday, Dec. 20.  This is the fifth graduation ceremony for students to celebrate their accomplishments. Fifteen students graduated and received their certification in one of 12 trades offered, including machine operator, installer servicer, drywall finisher/electrician, construction craft laborer, building inspector (construction) and plumber craft apprentice. Grayson is a company employer sponsored apprenticeship career training program located in Loris. Students attend a 24 month program targeting students ages 16 to adults, they also have a high school program.  Students learn in a hands-on program with 376 classroom hours …

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Loris Fire Team 2019 celebrates 91 years of service

The Loris Fire Department Volunteer Fire Team celebrated 91 years of service with their Annual Christmas – Holiday Party this week. Fire Chief Jerry Hardee was honored with 45 years of service with the department. FF Jamie Stevens was honored with 15 years of service with the LFD. The majority of the current Fire Team along with Life Members, Auxiliary and Family members celebrated fellowship at Adams Seafood.  The Tabor City Fire Department provided coverage for the Loris Fire Department while the team was out of town.

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Loris Celebration

The Loris Christmas Celebration took place in downtown Loris on Friday, Dec. 6. The events were held from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a variety of holiday entertainment at the Courtyard on Main. The Christmas Parade traveled down Main Street beginning at 7 p.m. to many cheering spectators. It was a fun day for all bringing a lot of holiday cheer.

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