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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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LHS cheerleader heads to London

The Loris High School (LHS) cheerleaders attend camp each summer at local colleges to learn new routines to perform during the football and basketball games. This summer Kaitlyn Delvin tried out for a position on the cheerleader squad during the summer camp and was recently notified that she has been selected to be one of the cheerleaders to march in the New Year’s Parade in London, England. She said, “I had to audition for the position and out of many other varsity cheerleaders I was picked as an All American,” she continued, “I am now able to have the opportunity …

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Hardee, Suggs still broadcast football games after 40 years

Loris Broadcasting Radio Sports (LBI) was live from Green Sea Floyds Luther Enzor Field recently.  The pre-game show begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by the 7:30 p.m. kickoff.  LBI Radio owners Glenn Hardee and Mike Suggs provided a play-by-play account of the game, players and action as it takes place.  Both Hardee and Suggs graduated from Loris High School in 1981. After graduation Hardee began working at WLSC Radio in Loris working with Suggs.  Hardee graduated from Coastal Carolina University in 1985 majoring in business administration, with an emphasis in finance. Suggs graduated from USC Coastal Carolina in 1985 and …

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Santa visits children at Loris Library to read story

Santa Claus visited the Loris Library on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 10 a.m. to read a storybook to children visiting the library. Children ages three and four from Grace Christian Academy and a few toddlers visited with Santa to listen to him read “Twas the Nigh Before Christmas”. Each child patiently listened to him go through the routine of reading and showing the pictures in the book. When Santa finished the story the children each took turns sitting on his lap giving him a list of toys they want for Christmas. Two little boys asked for dirt bikes, Santa asked, …

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Padgett sworn in for the unexpired council seat

A special ceremony was scheduled on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 4:45 p.m. at the American Legion Hall fifteen minutes before the regular monthly city council meeting for Carroll D. Padgett Jr. to take the oath of office. Padgett and his wife, Sandy, stood before interim city administrator, Dennis Drozdak to take the oath for the unexpired seat on the council. As Padgett placed his left hand on the family Bible held by his wife, Drozdak administered the oath. Padgett won the seat in the special election held on Tuesday, Nov. 5, bringing with him 35 plus years of experience of …

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