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Richard Coy ‘Dickie’ Talbert Jr.

Richard C. “Dickie” Talbert, Jr., 71, of N. Myrtle Beach, following a brief illness, passed away peacefully surrounded with love on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at MUSC in Charleston. Dickie was born on Nov. 14, 1947, in Albemarle, N.C., and was the son of the late Richard C. Talbert and the late Margaret Rose Wilhoit Talbert. He was also preceded in death by his brother-in-law, James “Jim” Corriher of Cornelius, N.C. He was a graduate of Albemarle Senior High Class of 1966 and attended CPCC. Those left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Jennifer McRae and husband Mark; grandsons, Riley …

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Monty Simpson

Monty Simpson, 75, of North Myrtle Beach, formerly of Trinity, N.C., passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. He was born in Mooresville, N.C., reared in Rockwell, N.C., to parents, Charles Harry Simpson and Evelyn Menius Simpson, both deceased. He was also predeceased by a brother, Phil Simpson (Peggy) of China Grove, N.C. Monty is survived by his wife of 53 years, Gail Blanton Simpson; one daughter, Monica Rudolph (Greg) of Atlanta, Ga.; one son, Clint Simpson (Melissa) of Wake Forest, N.C.; two grandsons, John and Thomas Rudolph; three nieces; and one nephew. Monty enjoyed a career in electrical product …

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Joyce Somerset

Joyce Somerset, 87, of North Myrtle Beach, died on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, at her home. Born on Feb. 12, 1932, in Lincolnton, N.C., she was a daughter of the late Hillard and Virginia (Kale) Saine. She is survived by her daughter, Billie Martin of North Myrtle Beach, and two grand dogs, Grayson and Piper. Joyce retired from AT&T after 35 years of service with perfect attendance. She was active throughout her life in church, serving as an Elder, singing in the choir, teaching Sunday School, leading a Bible study and various other duties and activities. Joyce enjoyed nothing more …

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Bettie Gail Stevens Altman

Bettie Gail Stevens Altman of Loris passed to her heavenly home on  Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. Bettie Stevens Altman or “Nonie” as she liked to be called by her grandchildren, had many favorite pastimes.  Fishing was her favorite.  Shopping in Walmart for long periods of time, especially during end of year sales, was a close second.  She enjoyed special holidays where her grandchildren and great-children were involved.  Mrs. Altman was born in Loris, a daughter of the late Ernest Odell and Jackie Fowler Stevens.  She was predeceased by her son, Kevin Shelley; three brothers, Shelton, Jimmy and Belton Stevens; and …

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The Rotary Club of Little River

At the past meeting of the Rotary Club of Little River, Marty Richardson, left, was recognized as a Major Donor of the Rotary Foundation.  Past District Governor Bernie Riedel, right, made the trip from Hilton Head Island to present Marty with his recognition from Rotary International.  Past District Governor Bart Mahoney is in the background.

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McLeod Foundation raises over $50,000 for cancer patients

The McLeod Health Foundation benefiting McLeod Loris Seacoast raised over $50,000 at the McLeod Health Cancer Benefit Golf Classic presented by MagMutual. This two day golf event was held on Friday, Nov. 8, and Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Dye Club at Barefoot Resort & Golf in North Myrtle Beach. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the cancer patients at McLeod Seacoast through the HOPE Fund (Helping Oncology Patients Everyday). The HOPE Fund was established for cancer patient support services and to provide the oncology staff with the improved access for the immediate assistance for their patients. The HOPE Fund …

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Stay safe from scams during the holidays

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and scammers are looking to take advantage of your holiday spirit. While it’s impossible to know every scam out there, knowing the common red flags will keep you safe. A fraudster often: Asks you to pay in prepaid debit cards, gift cards, wire or bank transfer. Prepaid debit and gift cards are used like cash. Once in the hands of a fraudster, the money is gone and nearly impossible to trace. Same goes for a wire or bank transfer. Asks you to verify personal information. Scammers love cash but your private information …

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Teacher enjoys helping her kids learn to read

By Meg Williams: A long time resident of North Myrtle Beach, Amanda Todd is very familiar with yelling “Go Chiefs.” Mrs. Todd is in her ninth year of teaching and currentky teaches first grade at Waterway Elementary. Amanda earned her bachelors degree in Early Education and her masters in Education in Literacy at Coastal Carolina University. Amanda was first inspired to teach by a former North Myrtle Beach school teacher, Vicki Lewis.  After Mrs. Lewis a long list of some of North Myrtle Beach’s best followed including Amanda McDuffie, Jill Chandler, Kelly Gurney, Carol Adams and Amanda Earnhardt. The most …

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NMB Lions to recognize Diabetes Awareness Month

November is recognized as Diabetes Awareness Month.  Lions International members have as a primary mission the eradication of preventable blindness. Diabetes retinopathy is the leading cause of vision loss in adults aged 20-74 years and has been ranked as the fifth most prevalent cause of preventable blindness and severe vision loss.  In response to this serious disease the North Myrtle Beach Lions conducted an educational outreach program at Boulineau’s on Friday, Nov. 15, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Lions distributed helpful information including a pamphlet , “It’s Not Too Late To Prevent Diabetes.” According to North Myrtle Beach Lions …

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Brown honored with Humanitarian Award

Angela Gause Brown is a native of Horry County and resides in Little River. She is a 1992 graduate of North Myrtle Beach High School. Angela continued her education at Charleston Southern University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Sociology with a minor in Criminal Justice. She is a member of the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Angela has been employed with the Horry County Sheriff’s Department for the last 21 years and is the Director of Victim’s Services at J. Reuben Long Detention Center in Conway. She has served on the Advisory Boards for Criminal Justice, Paralegal …

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