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Bryson Gets A Surprise Visit From Police, Firefighters

On Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, at 1 p.m., North Myrtle Beach police and fire personnel visited the home of six-year-old Bryson Jones, who lives with his family at 4690 Little River Neck Road. Bryson had a heart transplant in June 2018 and he is a few months shy of being cleared by his doctor to go to Disney World to fulfill one of his wishes. The Make-A-Wish® Foundation is fulfilling this wish for Bryson. Additionally, the Make-A-Wish® Foundation has also learned that Bryson loves the North Myrtle Beach police officers and firefighters. He wants to have North Myrtle Beach police …

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Friday Night Fire Destroys Store at Barefoot Landing

The fire at Barefoot Landing occurred on Friday, Dec. 21, and firefighters were dispatched at 11:30 p.m. When fire crews arrived on the scene, the two-story building was already fully involved, winds were intense, and firefighters worked hard and successfully to ensure that the fire did not spread to other structures in Barefoot Landing. This was a three alarm fire and involved firefighters from North Myrtle Beach, Horry County, Myrtle Beach and Calabash. Overall there were 10 apparatus on the scene and two medic units working. Although structurally the Barefoot General Store at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach is …

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City Congratulates Soccer Teams

Prior to the Monday, Dec. 17, North Myrtle Beach City Council meeting, Council members held an executive session, during which they discussed reappointment of members to the Planning Commission. Council took no action. Using a PowerPoint presentation, the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce informed City Council of its many effective marketing and information sharing efforts on behalf of North Myrtle Beach prior to, during and after Hurricane Florence. The presentation is available for viewing or downloading at www.nmb.us under “Press Releases.” City Council recognized North Myrtle Beach parks and recreation junior soccer teams ranging from 10-and-under to 17-and-under. The …

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Beach Renourishment Work Begins

Weather and other factors permitting, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers beach renourishment project begins in North Myrtle Beach the week of Dec. 3. The project replaces 200,000 cubic yards of sand lost to Hurricane Irma. Based on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers beach profile measurements, sand is to be placed from about 17th Avenue South to Seventh Avenue North and should take several weeks to accomplish. Great Lakes Dock & Dredge has begun stockpiling pipe at the Seventh Avenue South street end and has established its first onshore pipeline at 15th Avenue South. The Corps’ entire Hurricane Irma related …

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Shop With a Cop

The Eighth Annual North Myrtle Beach Shop with a Cop Charity Golf Tournament is set for Friday, Dec. 14, on the Dye Course at Barefoot Resort & Golf in North Myrtle Beach. Proceeds from the charity golf tournament go to the Shop with a Cop program, managed by the North Myrtle Beach Public Safety Department. Shop with a Cop is a Christmas program for children in need at Ocean Drive Elementary School. Guidance counselors at the school identify children in need who receive the benefits of the program. The children enjoy lunch and receive a $150 Walmart gift card with …

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City Council Recognizes State Champions

Prior to the Monday, Dec. 3, North Myrtle Beach City Council meeting, Council members held an executive session during which they discussed a potential contract between the city and Beam & Associates. Council took no action. During the Dec. 3 meeting, Sandhills Bank representatives presented the city with a check in the amount of $1,451 for the North Myrtle Beach Shop with a Cop program. The funds were collected during the annual Mayfest on Main® Festival. Managed by the city’s Public Safety Department, the Shop with a Cop program provides children in need with a $150 Walmart gift card with …

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