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Citywide Cleanup Day is Saturday

Keep North Myrtle Beach Beautiful will hold its annual Citywide Home Cleanup Day on Saturday, Nov. 2,  from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The annual home cleanup day provides North Myrtle Beach residents with an opportunity to clean out their closets, attics, garages and storage sheds. During the event, residents may discard unwanted items, including appliances, TVs, electronics, furniture, paint, pesticides, chemicals, oil, old tires and more. However, no construction debris or medical waste will be accepted. Drop Site Location: Residents must transport their items to the North Myrtle Beach Sanitation Department Transfer Station located on 2nd Avenue South. (Once …

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Williams receives the NMB Chiefs Leadership Award

Principal Teresa Todd is presenting Jivon Willams as the recipient of the North Myrtle Beach Chiefs Leadership Award sponsored by Dew’s. Jivon is a sophomore at North Myrtle Beach High School. He is an active leader on the North Myrtle Beach Chiefs football team. He is responsible for setting up drills for running backs, helping to plan practices and setting up games.  Jivon is always on time and never misses a practice or game. He hopes to one day have a career as a coach or in sports and his passion to learn about leadership is never ending. This dedication …

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Mayor appoints committee to develop plan

Prior to the Monday, Oct. 21, North Myrtle Beach City Council meeting, Council members met in a 6:45 p.m. executive session to discuss possible candidates to fill a vacancy for an unexpired term on the Planning Commission. Council took no action. During the 7 p.m. meeting, City Council recognized Team Shark 843 for its recent team and individual performances at the wakeboard nationals. The successful team represents Shark Wake Park 843 located on the lake at the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex. Team members appearing at the Council meeting included Charlie Pfahler, Will Hall, Ethan Bellamy, Kyle Bohack, …

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Lyon appointed to Tree City Board

Jeanette Lyon was appointed by City Council to serve a four-year term on the North Myrtle Beach Tree City Board. The Tree City Board meets quarterly, although special meetings may also be held. The Tree City Board advises the city in all tree-related matters; serves as a source of information about proper tree maintenance techniques and community tree management policies; makes recommendations for public tree establishment, maintenance, protection and removal; provides input to the public grounds superintendent for the development of an annual work plan and long-range planning; reviews the city’s tree ordinance, tree planting master plan and recommends changes …

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Tree City Board picks Turkey Oak for Tree of Month Award

The North Myrtle Beach Tree City Board selected a Turkey Oak located at Rountree Printing at 2404 Madison Drive as its Tree of the Month for September. In 1971, prior to buying the beach house and starting Rountree Printing, Steve Rountree moved into the house as a rental tenant. B.R. Hunt, the original owner, told Steve the tree was already there when the house was built shortly after Hurricane Hazel. The tree is 80-90 years old. The Turkey Oak or Quercus laevis is a member of the red oak group of oaks. It is native to the southeastern United States, …

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City Council approves special event permits

Prior to the August 19 North Myrtle Beach City Council meeting, Council members met in executive session to discuss possible appointments to the Construction Board of Appeals. Council took no action.  During the Council meeting, Mayor Marilyn Hatley presented a Proclamation declaring September 17-23 to be Constitution Week in North Myrtle Beach. Together with the Theodosia Burr Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Mayor Hatley encouraged all residents to appreciate the importance of the U.S. Constitution to our way of life, freedom, and the rights and duties each of us has as a …

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A Ray of Sunshine

If you drive down 11th Avenue North in North Myrtle Beach late in the afternoon as the sun begins to set, look to the Yaupon Garden Club School yard garden fronting the Ocean Drive Elementary School.  The members recently followed the suggestion of the South Atlantic Region, Garden Clubs of America, to extablish a “Plant it Pink”.  This garden is the hope that the residents and tourists  will be reminded of the ongoing fight against  breast cancer in our families and communities.  As the picture was snapped a  ray of sunshine reminds us to  think positively and never give up …

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Basketball Court named for Coach Joe

The city of North Myrtle Beach recognized Coach Joe Lategano on July 31 for his years of dedication to parks and recreation activities. A basketball court at the J. Bryan Floyd Community Center is now known as Joe Lategano Court. Coach Joe began volunteering with the North Myrtle Beach Parks & Recreation Department in 1993. He organized and conducted the “Summer Slam” basketball camp each summer for more than a decade. More than 500 children participated in this free basketball camp. Coach Joe led and coached the rookie basketball program for 20 years. This was a basketball program for kids …

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Tree City Board picks a pair of Cleveland pear

The North Myrtle Beach Tree City Board used its August Tree of the Month Award to highlight a pair of Cleveland Pears planted in the right-of-way along 9th Avenue South. The trees were planted about 15 years ago as part of an Ocean Oaks Community beautification project. They are healthy and happy in their location. The Cleveland Pear tree is often mistaken for the Bradford pear tree. The Cleveland Pear is a rapid grower but a bit smaller than the Bradford pear, reaching 30 to 40 feet high and 15 feet wide at maturity, while the Bradford pear grows more …

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City hosts Beginner Walking and Running Workshops for Women

The city of North Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand Running Club will present First Strides® – Beginner Walking & Running Workshops for Women.  This 12-week program will help you gradually progress from the couch to walking, jogging or running at a pace that’s comfortable for you. Women of all ages, sizes and abilities are welcome. Weekly workshops will be held on Wednesdays beginning Sept. 4 and continue through Nov. 20  at the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex Amphitheater located at 150 Citizens Circle in Little River. Meetings will be 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., rain or shine. …

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