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Representative Bailey presents check to city

State Representative William Bailey visited North Myrtle Beach City Hall last Friday to present a check in the amount of $1 million to Mayor Marilyn Hatley. The funds go toward the $14 million 18th Avenue North Ocean Outfall, which begins construction in fall 2020. In an accompanying letter, Representative Bailey thanked Mayor Hatley for her “selfless leadership not only for North Myrtle Beach, but the state as a whole.” Mayor Hatley commended Representative Bailey for the “wonderful job he is doing for House District 104 and all of South Carolina” and thanked him for his efforts to help fund the …

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NMB City Board selects Tree of the Month for December

The North Myrtle Beach Tree City Board selected an oak tree located at the entrance to The Oaks at Windy Hill as its Tree of the Month for December. Mike and Carolyn Price moved into The Oaks at Windy Hill three and a half years ago. When they purchased their home, they inherited the role of caretaker of a beautiful oak tree at the entrance to their neighborhood. The tree is between 150 and 175 years old. The former owner of their home, Kathy Estes, told the Prices she had taken special care of the tree since 1998 and the …

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City names employees of month for September, October, November

During the December 16 City Council meeting, Employee of the Month Awards were presented to Public Grounds Maintenance Worker Stewart Stevenson (September), Senior Planner/Urban Designer Suzanne Pritchard (October) and Seasonal Beach Cleaner Contrez Dewitt and Motor Equipment Operator Kareem Hemingway (November). Stewart Stevenson received his award for volunteering to be the point of contact for the Right of Way Crew when its leader had to be out of work for an extended period of time. He ensured that the crew understood and stuck to established priorities, attended crew meetings and carried information back to the maintenance staff. Meanwhile, he continued …

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City Council recognizes Smith for her service as she retires

The North Myrtle Beach City Council held a Monday, December 16, meeting in City Council chambers at City Hall. City Council adopted a resolution approving a settlement agreement in principle between the City of Myrtle Beach and Horry County regarding hospitality fees and authorized the city manager to sign the document(s) on behalf of the city. City Council entered into an executive session to discuss the annual performance evaluation of the city attorney. Council took no action. City Council issued a proclamation commending Beam & Associates personnel H. Wayne Beam, PhD., Braxton Kyzer, P.E., and Mike Kirby, P.E., for their …

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North Myrtle Beach City Council has busy meeting

Prior to the December 2 meeting, City Council met in a 6:45 p.m. executive session to consider a potential contract between the city and Beam and Associates. Council took no action. City Councilmen J.O. Baldwin, Fred Coyne and Hank Thomas, all successful in their reelection bids during the City’s November 5 general election, took their oaths of office to serve new four-year terms on City Council. Fred Coyne Hank Thomas Mayor Marilyn Hatley issued a proclamation declaring December 6, Arbor Day in North Myrtle Beach. In 1872, J. Sterling Morton proposed to the Nebraska Board of Agriculture that a special …

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Tree City Board presents Tree of Month Award

The North Myrtle Beach Tree City Board has selected a Live Oak on the property of Rayford and Karen Vereen for its Tree of the Month Award for November. On Jan. 1, 1970, the Vereens set up residence on a one-acre lot off the beaten path between 11th and 8th Avenues North and between Merrill Place and Hillside Drive. Their house, which is constructed of recycled brick from a warehouse in Fairmont, N.C., is positioned to save a grove of Live Oaks, including the November Tree of the Month. The tree is a focal point of their beautiful yard. The …

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CHATTERBOX

Thanks to Santee Cooper EMPLOYEES for getting the early morning job completed moving poles and wires…Get well wishes to Sherry BARNES from her beach friends…Former tennis coach and teacher Jesse MEDLOCK sending greetings after a lot of years to one of his student’s family…Jean BOSEMAN offering to lend a helping hand…Jennifer REED such an awesome mother to three beautiful children…Congratulations to Angela Gause BROWN on receiving your Humanitarian Award!!!Friends sending happy birthday wishes to Wanda WILDER on her special day, Nov. 23…Judy HESTER at home after a week’s stay at Seacoast Medical Center…John SMITHSON such a good granddaddy…RE/MAX Southern Shores …

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City paid parking season ends today

The city’s 2019 paid parking season comes to a close on Thursday, Oct. 31, at 5 p.m. At that time, all paid parking kiosks in public parking lots on either side of Ocean Boulevard will be turned off and the Passport App will no longer accept payments for those lots until next parking season, currently identified as March 1, 2020, through Oct. 31, 2020. Representatives from Kimley-Horn, the city’s public parking consultant, will be on hand Friday, Nov. 15, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at City Hall to conduct a public parking charrette. Property owners, residents, businesses and visitors …

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Opening of Ingram Dunes held on Thursday

By Damien Triouleyre The official opening of the Ingram Dunes was celebrated by the City of North Myrtle Beach and Preserve Ingram Dunes on Thursday, Oct. 24. Present were members of the Ingram Family, Mayor Marilyn Hatley and the North Myrtle Beach City Council, three members of the State Conservation Bank, Amy Armstrong from the S.C. Environmental Law Project. Chief Hatcher of the Waccamaw People. TV and print media and many residents who have worked to support preserving the Ingram Dunes. The Dunes are located along Hillside Drive between 9th and 10th avenues South. The Ingram Dunes is now part …

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Mayor Hatley and city officials gather to thank those responsible for Ingram Dunes Natural Area

Mayor Hatley and city officials gather to thank those responsible for Ingram Dunes Natural Area Mayor Hatley thanked the many individuals and organizations that were part of the city’s purchase of land this June that enabled the city and the public to keep the Ingram Dunes area public and allowing future generations to enjoy its unique beauty. “Good afternoon, and welcome to the Ingram Dunes Natural Area. “We are here today because on June 4, 2019, the city of North Myrtle Beach purchased from Hillside Development, LLC, 7.24 acres of the 9.35-acre site popularly known as Ingram Dunes. “The purchase …

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