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David Henry Johnson Jolly

David Henry Johnson Jolly, 89, of Little River passed away on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, at River Park Senior Living. Born on April 19, 1930, in Montrose, Scotland, he was the son of the late Annie Jolly. Those surviving include his sons, Kenneth C. Jolly and Stephen F. Jolly; three grandchildren; brother-in-law, David Todd; and sisters-in-law, Dorothy Cameron and Retta Todd.  Along with his parents, David was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Elizabeth Eaton Merry. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Dec. 1 at 3 p.m. at Lee Funeral Home, 11840 Hwy. 90, Little …

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David Clifton Creech

David Clifton Creech, 65, of Little River passed away suddenly on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, at McLeod Seacoast Hospital in Little River. Born on March 20, 1954, he was the son of the late J.R. Griggs and Edna Hall Hopkins. Mr. Creech is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Vicki Lester Creech; sons, David Flint (Laura) and Cameron Creech; mother, Edna Hopkins; brothers, Roger and Mike Griggs; and seven grandchildren. First and foremost, David was devoted to God.  He loved playing his guitar and singing, particularly with his wife Vicki. He was also an avid sports enthusiast. He …

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Executive director discusses Witherspoon name

Cathy  Altman, executive director of the North Myrtle Beach Area Historical Museum, presented information regarding the descendants of John Knox Witherspoon and the connection to her family to the students of Current Transitions. John Knox Witherspoon was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, born in Scotland on February 5, 1723, to a family of clergymen.  By the age of four, he could read the Bible, at the age of 13, he entered college and at age 20, he was licensed to preach. In 1768, Witherspoon left Scotland to travel to New Jersey to accept a position as president of …

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Students sign up to help children

On Nov. 19, Cathy Threatt, an English teacher at North Myrtle Beach High School, presented to the Lions Club about the 15th annual Christmas Angels celebration. The Lions Club generously donated $300 to the Christmas Angels fund. Donations are needed to replenish the account from last year.  The two hurricanes last year drained the account, but it was money well spent.  This year the students at NMBHS have adopted 180 children (60 from each of our local elementary schools). Children along with parents/guardians fill out a wants and needs list that the students use to purchase gifts.  Students raise roughly …

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Budding Ecotots are fast becoming good gardeners

By Mary Templeton It was a wonderful day in the neighborhood on Friday, Nov. 15. The ECOTOTS in Mrs. Holloway’s kindergarten class at Ocean Drive Elementary School learned they could bring a garden inside. With guidance from Graceann Phillips, several Yaupon Garden Club (YGC) members helped the students build their very own classroom terrarium. Each child was given an opportunity to add rocks, dirt and finally his/her plant to the terrarium.  They were immensely pleased with the completed project and will enjoy watching their plants grow throughout the school year.  In addition, Mary Templeton provided each student with a hands-on …

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Hanging the new LED Christmas lights

Tom Cocke, Joey Letts and Brandon Harrelson have been hanging the new LED Christmas lights throughout the city.  The new LED snowflakes were placed on the poles in the city last week.  Harrelson said there are more decorations coming and they are working hard to get them set up for the Christmas celebration and parade scheduled for Friday, Dec. 6, from 4 to 9 p.m. in Loris.

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Register for Ocean Rescue Junior Lifeguard Program

Register now for the city’s January 21-March 12 Ocean Rescue Junior Lifeguard program at the North Myrtle Beach Aquatic & Fitness Center (AFC). Classes are Tuesday and Thursday from 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. at the center. The program focuses on people ages 9-15 who enjoy the beach and ocean, and who would like to learn water safety and lifesaving skills, including CPR, while also participating in fun games and activities. For successful participants, the program can also offer a path to eventual seasonal employment as one of the city’s paid ocean lifeguards (age 16-plus). The North Myrtle Beach Public …

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Tips for winterizing your boat from angler Clouse

Bassmaster Elite Series pro Gary Clouse is not only a prolific tournament angler, he is also the president and founder of Phoenix Boats. His decades of expertise have given Clouse important insight into proper care and maintenance of a boat. “Most anglers know the motor deserves special winterizing attention. Your boat dealer or manufacturer can advise you how to do that,” said Clouse. “However, the boat needs attention, too, regardless of whether you are storing it inside or letting it sit outside.” Clouse offers his recommendations for properly winterizing a boat, from draining livewells to guarding against squirrels and other …

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Golf tournament to benefit animals

The 2019 SHIVER FOR THE SHELTER Golf Tournament, presented by Slimbo Events and PrintGraphix, will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7, at Arcadian Shores Golf Club in Myrtle Beach. The purpose of the tournament is to benefit the animals housed at The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach. The spirit of this event is intended to supplement the food supply of the shelter and the fellowship and camaraderie strongly outweigh the competitive nature of the tournament. The entry fee is 100 pounds of cat litter, puppy food or kitten food (in any combination equaling 100 pounds) per player and a …

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