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Art show is on display at center

Famous masterpieces are rendered in scary Halloween versions, just in time for seasonal hauntings. Come see the works created by ARTy-O Adults, ARTy-O Teens, FUNtaztic ARTists and FUNtaztic ART Juniors, ages four and up. The Masterpiece Nightmare Art Show and Reception will be free and open to the public on Monday Oct. 28 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the J. Bryan Floyd Community Center on Possum Trot Road. Most of this new, spooky artwork will continue to be on display at The Possum Trot Art Gallery located in the J. Bryan Floyd Community Center at1030 Possum Trot Road in …

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Ceremony marks start of program

Last week, lots of parents and grandparents, hundreds of fall youth sports participants ages 7 to 17 and their coaches, the Mayor and City Council, the North Myrtle Beach Recreation Commission and others gathered at the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex to mark the start of the 2019 fall youth sports program, which includes 27 teams with 560 people. Fall sports include tackle football, flag football, lacrosse, volleyball and soccer. Mayor Marilyn Hatley welcomed all, thanking parents, volunteer coaches and team sponsors, and encouraged team participants to play to win but to always remember to have fun. Pastor …

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New Sign being installed

A 12-foot by 16-foot LED Screen is being installed at the southwestern corner of Highway 17 and Robert Edge Parkway The SCDOT-approved sign will have a brick base and landscaping. Constructed to withstand winds of up to 140 mph, the sign will help promote city festivals, concerts, sports tourism and other events and will share city information during hurricanes and other incidents.

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Senator Hembree to attend leadership program

Senator Hembree selected for national leadership program Senator Greg Hembree of Little River has been selected to participate in the 2019 Center for the Advancement of Leadership Skills (CALS) in Little Rock, Arkansas, from Oct. 5-9. Inaugurated in 2007, CALS is the annual leadership program of the Southern Legislative Conference of The Council of State Governments. Each year, CALS brings together select officials from three branches of government in 15 Southern states to refine their leadership skills in a nonpartisan environment. Ultimately, CALS aims to provide the public with highly skilled, educated and confident state leaders. “CALS has a national …

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Panthers defeat Lions

The Loris Varsity Football welcomed the Carolina Forest Panthers to Loris this past Friday night. The 10th ranked Panthers were more than the Lions could handle. Photos by School Bell Studio:  Brad France-Kelly Loris quarterback Gage Connor (#12) hands the football off to running back Quan Soles (#30) who runs off the right side of the line for a nice gain. Panthers built up a 21-0 score in the first quarter and held on to win the non-conference game by a final score of 49-6. The Loris Lions will host the Lake City Panthers this Friday night in an important …

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Violet Rollings Boyd

Violet Rollings Boyd, age 76, of Loris passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, at her home in Little River. Mrs. Boyd was born on March 17, 1943, in Jefferson to the late Bennett “Jack” Rollings and the late Ruth Jenkins Rollings.  Survivors include her two brothers, Jimmy Rollings and wife Mary Ann of Lancaster and Gary L. Rollings and wife Barbara of Kershaw; and her nephew, Ronald Brown of Little River. Mrs. Boyd was predeceased by her husband, Eugene Aubrey Boyd, and her sister, Lucille James. Memorial services will be announced at a later date. Sign Mrs. Boyd’s online …

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Jon Ellis Tregarthen

            Jon Ellis Tregarthen, 76, of Little River died on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.             Born on Sept. 13, 1943, in San Pedro, Calif., he was the son of the late Harry and Gladys Brown Tregarthen.             He was a loving husband and father as well as a faithful and active member of Grace Christian Fellowship.  He loved his church and church family.   Being “Mr. Fix-it” was a favorite pastime.             Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Theresia “Terri” Calhoun Tregarthen; one daughter, Elizabeth Storey (Keith); four sisters, Joan Huston …

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Theodore ‘Ted’ Van Weeren

Theodore “Ted” Van Weeren, 72, of Longs died on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River. Born on Sept. 10, 1947, in Holland, he was the son of the late Jacobus and Johanna Van Weeren.  Ted was an accountant and attorney.  He was the recipient of two Emmy Awards for his work at the Olympic Games in 1984 and 1988. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Jacqueline “Jackie” Serafin Van Weeren; and three feline companions, Angela, Sabrina and Saffron. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 11, …

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Joseph M. Mercurio

Joseph M. Mercurio, beloved husband and father, passed away unexpectedly on Sept. 25, 2019, at the age of 83.  Joseph is survived by his four children, Karin, Kenneth, Patti-Jo and Peggi, and his four grandchildren, Cameron, Carson, Mary and Hannah. Joseph was born to Joseph and Marge Mercurio on March 20, 1936. He attended high school in Bloomfield where he met a future nursing student named Nancy. The friendship changed and in September, 1959 they were married.  As the couple settled in northern New Jersey children soon followed. His children were the shining light in his life and very often …

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Wilma Prince Cox

Wilma Prince Cox, 80, of Loris passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, at her home in Loris. She was born on August 27, 1939, in Loris to the late Rufus Prince and the late Gracie Wade Prince. Mrs. Cox was a loving homemaker and a Baptist. Survivors include her three daughters, Cindy Suggs and, Kenny of Green Sea, Hannah Willard of Calabash, N.C., and Alison Edge Vinson and husband Chuck of Warner Robins, Ga; her six grandchildren, Roger Dale Suggs, Jeffrey Suggs, Ginger Norris and husband Chad, Marcus Vinson, Rachael Willard and Dexter Willard; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; …

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