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Date set for Purses with Purpose charity benefit

GFWC North Myrtle Beach Woman’s Club will once again host an evening to benefit local charities on Thursday, April 4, at 6 p.m. at the Marina Inn Grande Dunes. The club is happy to announce that Martin Heat and Air is returning as this year’s title sponsor. Martin Heat and Air services and installs heating and air conditioning systems throughout Horry County. Event chairperson Jeri McCumbee tells us, “This is our seventh year and time flies when you’re doing Purses! This is real girl power working in conjunction with community support. It’s a very entertaining evening with handsome male models …

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February is National Sweet Potato Month

Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite tubers, and what better time to celebrate them than National Sweet Potato Awareness Month. I must admit, though, I didn’t become a real fan until I found out all of the health benefits and the delicious ways to use this colorful tuber. The sweet potato is an excellent source of vitamin A, which supports good vision, the immune system and bone growth. It’s also a good source of vitamin B-6, magnesium and vitamin C. And it’s great for the complexion. High in fiber and low in fat and calories, this root vegetable is …

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Ken Sibal

Ken Sibal, 82, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 14, at home surrounded by his family in Little River. He was born on July 11, 1936, to Emil and Marie Sibal. Ken grew up in the Bronx, N.Y. He graduated from The McBurney School in Manhattan in 1952. After high school he received his BA degree from Lafayette College (Easton, Pa.) and his master’s degree from Florida State University (Tallahassee, Fla.). Ken began his professional career working for the State of Pennsylvania and retired after 20 plus years working as a lobbyist for New York State Electric and Gas Corporation (NYSEG) …

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Flora Berniece Garrell Dunnagan

Flora Berniece Garrell Dunnagan of Myrtle Beach died on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. She was born on Dec. 28, 1926, to Clarence Dow Garrell and Bertha Elizabeth Garrell of Tabor City, N.C. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Dutton Dunnagan; brother, Clarence Dow “Dick” Garrell Jr. of Murrells Inlet; sister, Sara Stephens of Dillon; and half-sister, Frances Cox of Tabor City. She is survived by her only child, her son, Clarence “Clay” Royall Dunnagan (Martha); and two grandchildren, Peyton (16) and Evelyn (15) of Southern Pines, N.C.; brother, Rufus Duke Garrell of Myrtle Beach; sisters, Dulcie (Duck) …

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James Prentiss Norton Sr.

James Prentiss Norton Sr., 80, of Loris passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, at his home following an illness. Mr. Norton was born on Sept. 29, 1938, in Loris to the late Lonnie Norton and the late Lizzie Alford Norton. He loved spreading the word of God to others throughout his 51 years of ministry. Mr. Norton is survived by his son, J.P. Norton Jr. of Loris; his daughter, Connie Kay Stroud and her husband Jimmy; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Roger Dale Norton and his wife Diane and Cecil Leroy Norton and his wife Wanda, all of …

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Brenda Joyce Wade Long

Brenda Joyce Wade Long, 69, of Loris passed away on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, at her home following an illness. Ms. Long was born on Oct. 29, 1949, in Loris to the late Willie “Bill” James Wade and the late Rosa Evelyn McCormick Wade. She was of the Primitive Baptist faith. Survivors include her two daughters, Stephanie Wade Martin and Tracy Wade Gause and her husband Chris, all of Loris; two grandchildren, Kayla Martin of Missouri and Justin Martin of Conway; one brother, Roger Wade and his wife Lynn of Longs; and her many beloved pets she considered her extended …

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Diane Wiley McLamb

After a long illness, Diane Wiley McLamb of Little River went to Heaven on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. Her family is very grateful to Hospice Care of South Carolina, Hospice Nurse Amy Brookes, Hospice Aide Brittney Manning, Dr. Rogers Walker and her very compassionate caregivers, Leslie Roman, Jackie Roman, Betty Bromell, Vona Gengo and Joyce Williams. The family also wants to thank the Adult Workers Sunday School Class of the First Baptist Church of North Myrtle Beach. Diane was born on Nov. 4, 1935, in Ansonville, N.C. Her family moved to Crescent Beach in 1945. She was the daughter of …

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Aberdeen Country Club is set to reopen on Saturday

Aberdeen Country Club, a Founders Group International course, will reopen for public play on Saturday, February 23. The 27-hole facility, which closed in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence to rebuild its clubhouse, is in immaculate condition with the Grand Strand’s peak spring season on the immediate horizon. While the 4,000 square foot clubhouse, which suffered water damage in post-storm flooding, was being rebuilt, FGI’s director of agronomy, Max Morgan, and his team were working to ensure the Woodlands, Meadows and Highlands nines would be in peak condition when Aberdeen reopened. “Aberdeen Country Club was enjoying a great 2018, prior to …

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Celebrity Pro-Am tickets go on sale

Tickets for the 25th anniversary of the Hootie & The Blowfish Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am golf tournament went on sale Monday, Feb. 18, at 10 a.m. at the House of Blues, the Barefoot Resort & Golf pro shops and all Ticketmaster outlets. The Monday After the Masters will be played at Barefoot Resort’s Dye Club in North Myrtle Beach on April 15. This will mark the 17th consecutive year the event has been played at the Dye Course and festivities will begin with entertainment on the first tee at 9 a.m. The tournament will tee off at 10 …

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Chatterbox

Happy Valentine’s Day today to EVERYONE!!! Beach friends wishing hometown girl Vanna WHITE a very happy birthday this week… The Reverend Lawrence “Larry” WILLOUGHBY such a caring and understanding person who helps so many people in so many ways… Connie ROSS-KARL taking excellent care of all the senior queens and looking forward to many of them visiting this area… Donna SMALL always so very pleasant to chat with remembering her years working at local law offices and learning so much… Sharon KNOTT taking care of business and talking about life at the beach many years ago… JUST ASK HAL making …

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