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Doris Ann Lee Hooks Sanders

Doris Ann Lee Hooks Sanders, 68, of Conway passed away suddenly on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach. Mrs. Sanders was born on Nov. 26, 1950, in Loris to the late Stanley Lee and the late Letha Boyd Lee. She worked at Anchor Bank for many years and was the co-owner of L & D Distributors for twenty-five years. Doris was a loving mother, a gracious wife and devoted homemaker. She was an active longtime member of New Home Baptist Church where she will be greatly missed by her extended church family. Survivors …

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David Carroll Buffkin

David Carroll Buffkin, 63, of Green Sea passed away on Sunday, July 7, 2019, at his home surrounded by his loving family. David was born on Feb. 9, 1956, in Loris to the late Carroll Lester Buffkin and the late Queta Vae Sides Buffkin. He worked as site manager for SC Rock at the Goretown Mine and was a member of Grassy Bay Baptist Church. The family would especially like to thank Regency Hospice for all of their tremendous care and compassion. Survivors include his wife, Sheila Buffkin of the home; his son, Derek Buffkin and wife Dana of Loris; …

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David A. Gates

David A. Gates, 75, of Little River passed away at his home on Tuesday, July 2, 2019.  Originally from the New England area, David resided in Little River for the past 30 years. Born on May 30, 1944, in Attleboro, Maine, he was the youngest child of the late George H. and Daisy O. (Nichols) Gates. Mr. Gates served his country proudly in the United States Marine Corps. He had a variety of occupations throughout his life; however, he was most passionate about his role as an electrician. David enjoyed watching sports and old movies, chatting with friends at the …

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Christian Vandegrift Holland Jr.

Christian Vandegrift Holland Jr. affectionately known as “Colonel”, 89, of North Myrtle Beach died on Friday, July 5, 2019, at his home with his wife and daughter by his side. Born in Richmond, Va., the son of Christian Vandegrift and Anna Willis Holland, Christian graduated from Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Va., in 1948, where he lettered in baseball and football as a member of the undefeated 1947 varsity football team. He attended Virginia Military Institute where he graduated with a BS in Civil Engineering in 1952 and lettered again in baseball and football and wrestling. In 1952 he married …

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The Lego Movie 2 to be shown at McLean Park Friday

The public is invited to enjoy a free movie featuring The Lego Movie 2 (PG) on Friday, July 12 at McLean Park in the Ocean Drive section of North Myrtle Beach.  The movie starts 15 minutes after sunset at approximately 8:30 p.m. Patrons and movie-goers are encouraged to bring their beach chair or a blanket to sit on. Concessions will be available from the North Myrtle Beach Lions Club. The free movie is part of the North Myrtle Beach Parks & Recreation Department’s Movies at McLean series sponsored by Ledo Pizza. North Myrtle Beach Public Safety will be providing free …

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North Myrtle Beach Rotary Club turns 50 where a half century of service does not go unnoticed

This past week the North Myrtle Beach Rotary Club came together to celebrate its 50th birthday. Formed on June 28, 1969, twenty prominent men in the North Myrtle Beach community petitioned for a local charter from Rotary International. Fifty years later the club is stronger than ever and doubled in size. District Governor David Tirard for SC Rotary District 7770 was on hand to congratulate the club and present it with a certificate of honor. In celebrating the monumental birthday three of the original charter members were in attendance. J. Carlton Bell, Edward W. Jerdon and Harry E. Tomas all …

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NMB Chamber of Commerce, CVB announces Board of Directors

NMB Chamber 2019 board

By Pete Brooks During the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce’s Chairman’s Luncheon held recently at The Surf Club in North Myrtle Beach, the Chamber announced the 2019-2020 officers and Board of Directors. The incoming Board Chair is Mendel Bell of TouchMed Spa and Southern Tide Media. Mendel has been a leader in the Chamber of Commerce and CVB for several years having recently served as the chair for Build North Myrtle Beach and as chair of the recent search committee to recruit a new Chamber/CVB CEO. During the luncheon, Bell said, “I am honored to serve as the chairman …

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My Trip to Myrtle Beach

Story By Jr Journalist Madison Brown My trip to Myrtle Beach was awesome. It was my first time staying at my grandparents by myself, and I stayed for two whole weeks!  Saturday we met at a Huddle House and me and my luggage switched to my grandparents’ car. When we got to South Carolina from Georgia I unpacked and got use to the house.  Sunday we went to the pool. As my dramatic self, I put my hair up in a swimming cap because I didn’t want to ruin my dyed hair which I had a blue streak put in …

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McLeod recognizes merit award recipients

McLeod Health Loris in Loris and McLeod Health Seacoast in Little River are pleased to announce their June Merit Award recipients they are: Lori Van Horn, RN, Surgical Services Educator; Dee Hoover, Registration Representative; Emily Kinlaw, RN, Med/Surg Unit; and Loretta Batten, Outpatient Surgery Unit Secretary. They were presented with a Merit Award during a recognition event held on Wednesday, June 27, at McLeod Health Seacoast in Little River. The Merit Award recognizes McLeod Health employees, volunteers and physicians who consistently exemplify Service Excellence standards and who also demonstrate and promote the McLeod Health mission, vision and values. Recipients are …

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The American Pride March paying tribute to this great nation.

Local volunteers marched from both ends of North Myrtle Beach and met at the Horseshoe carrying the USA, SC, POW and Purple Heart flags down the beach starting at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 4. The march ended with a flag raising ceremony, a prayer and a salute from the shore with modern and vintage aircrafts performing in a 1 p.m. fly over during the American Pride March paying tribute to this great nation.

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