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NMB VFW Post 10804 wins recognition for their newsletter

That’s the record North Myrtle Beach Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10804 achieved this past weekend at the Department of S.C., VFW’S Winter Conference in Columbia, when the Post, again, won the Outstanding Post Newsletter in S.C. for 2019. The award is based on criteria that includes an informed membership, listing leadership contact information, membership recruiting, support of Post functions that effect the civilian population, such as promoting student and teacher recognition programs like Voice of Democracy, Patriots Pen and Outstanding Teacher. Promoting distribution of Buddy Poppies (the Post’s annual fundraiser for helping veterans in need). Most importantly, keeping the …

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Annual meeting set

Members are encouraged to attend the annual meeting of the Little River Water and Sewerage Company, Inc. in the Conference Room at the Little River Water and Sewerage Office at 2375 Hwy. 111 in Little River on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be available. The purpose of the annual meeting is to elect members to serve as directors and to present other business outlined in the agenda. This year they will be electing three directors to fill three-year terms. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for registration. The Board of Directors have received Notices of Intent …

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Current Transitions students conduct successful safety fair

After several months gathering information and preparing their poster boards, the students at Current Transitions conducted a Safety Fair to communicate what they had learned to parents, staff and members of the community. The students selected very diverse topics including fire safety, internet safety, video game safety, food safety, sports injuries and medication safety. During preparation for the fair, local experts were invited to teach safety segments at Current Transitions and answer questions from the students.  For example, a detective from the North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety provided information about home and online security and how to contact …

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The Horry County Solid Waste Authority recently recognized Little River area resident Anthony Rosaves

The Horry County Solid Waste Authority recently recognized Little River area resident Anthony Rosaves as the “Caught Green Handed” recipient for the month of December. “The ‘Caught Green Handed’ recognition is presented monthly to a Horry County resident caught in the act of recycling” stated Esther Murphy, Director of Recycling and Corporate Affairs for the Solid Waste Authority. “It’s the Solid Waste Authority’s way of recognizing and thanking citizens who have made the effort to recycle. Through their recycling efforts, natural resources are saved and the amount of waste being landfilled is reduced.” Mr. Rosaves, a regular recycler at the …

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Annual card party scheduled

Peggy Merck and Christine Kleczkowski gathered some of the door prizes donated for the annual Mega Card Party/Luncheon at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church. “We have packages for wine lovers, beach lovers, cooks, golfers and just about every category of interest,” Merck, chair of the event, says. The card party takes place in the banquet hall at 1100 8th Ave. N. in North Myrtle Beach from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Feb. 3. Cost is $16 per person, which includes lunch. Proceeds benefit Mobile Meals of the North Strand. Reservations are requested by Jan. 29. Reservation …

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Loris Councilman Lewis Hardee Nominated

Photo by Annie Rigby On Monday, Jan. 6, Loris Councilman Lewis Hardee was nominated and council voted him to hold the position of mayor pro tem until 2022. Hardee will work closely with the mayor, Todd Harrelson, to keep current on what is happening at city hall. Hardee will step into the position at meetings and will be acting mayor in other areas when or if Harrelson is not available. Council and the mayor welcomed Hardee to the position. Carroll D. Padgett Jr. nominated Hardee. Terrence Hardee nominated Joan Gause and the vote was a tie. Harrelson broke the tie …

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Thomas Roy Byington

Thomas Roy Byington, 81, of Longs passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. Born on Aug. 19, 1938, in Waukesha, WI, he was the son of the late Russell T. and Elmira Kathryn Saska Byington. Mr. Byington is survived by his wife of 62 years, Janet C. Westberg Byington; two daughters, Terry Byington Urban and Debbie Byington Transou; four granddaughters; one great-granddaughter; and one great-grandson. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, in Lee Funeral Home Chapel.  The family will receive friends following the service. …

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Ronald W. Oliver

Ronald W. Oliver, 86, of Little River, beloved husband for 56 years of Jean Warner Oliver, died on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, at Brunswick Health and Rehab Center. Born in Hartford, Conn. on May 24, 1933, he was a son of the late William and Ethel Oliver. He had been a resident of Little River for over 20 years. He had been employed by Southern New England Telephone Co. for 36 years retiring in 1987. He was a Scoutmaster of Troop 29 in West Hartford. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Wyllys-St. …

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Ronald Lee Lennox

Ronald Lee Lennox, 75, of Loris passed away Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 at his residence. Born on Jan. 14,  1944, in Fort Dix, N.J., he was the son of the late Harry Thomas Lennox Sr. and Ruth Lafferty Lennox. Mr. Lennox served in the U.S. Army for six years, where he was a Combat Veteran of the Vietnam War. Along with his parents, Mr. Lennox was predeceased by a brother, Harry Thomas Lennox Jr. Surviving are his two brothers, Wayne Allen Lennox and Carl Lynn Lennox; two daughters, Melissa and Elizabeth Lennox; a step-daughter, Tiffany Baranauskas and husband, Robert; his …

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Laura Abeita Griego

Laura Abeita Griego, 56, of Loris passed away on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence. She was born on Dec. 12, 1963, in Gallup, New Mexico, to the late Abby Abeita and Laura Victoria Glascock Abeita. Mrs. Griego and her husband owned Rockefellers Restaurant in Loris. She was a Catholic. Survivors include her husband of thirty-one years, Evie Griego of the home; a son, Matthew Griego of Loris; and three loving sisters, Mary Knoblock, Leona Kukowski and Marie McKinnon. Visitation was held from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Wed., Jan. 8 at Hardwick Funeral …

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