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Hunter receives prestigious administrator credential

Tina Hunter, executive director of The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach, recently earned her Certified Animal Welfare Administrator certification through The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement, an independent agency whose mission is to help develop strong leaders and promote standards of practice in the animal welfare profession.  Hunter is now one of two hundred and seven individuals to hold this prestigious designation. The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement administers the Certified Animal Welfare Administrator (CAWA) program which distinguishes top-level executives and managers working in both nonprofit and municipal animal welfare agencies. In addition to meeting strict eligibility requirements for …

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Retiring councilman honored by his constituents, colleagues

By Connie Ross-Karl Longtime North Myrtle Beach City Council Member at Large Robert “Bob” Cavanaugh and his wife, Mary, a distinguished educator for more than 20 years in North Myrtle Beach, were recognized and lauded by representatives of the city, South Carolina legislature and friends, neighbors and well-wishers at Tidewater Plantation on Saturday, Nov. 14. They were also joined by members of Quilts of Valor, who presented Cavanaugh with a personalized, handmade quilt to commemorate his military service in the U.S. Army, as he was flanked by his fellow veterans who live in Tidewater. Presenters included Kathleen Williams and Theresa …

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Great Christmas Light Show adds new figures, more scenes

The Great Christmas Light Show returns to the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex Nov. 23 through Dec. 30. Gates are open from 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. This park-wide lighted celebration captures the true spirit of the season.The S.C. Department of Commerce has approved this event and required COVID-19 safety protocols are in effect. Opening to the public on Monday, Nov. 23, the drive-through light show features over two million lights festively displayed along a two-mile drive throughout the Park & Sports Complex. Over 400 magical light displays, some up to 70 feet long, are custom made for …

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Park free in city lots

Effective on Sunday, Nov. 1, people may now park free in city-owned parking lots in North Myrtle Beach. The pay-to-park kiosks were turned off after 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31 and will be removed soon. The city’s paid parking season will begin again on March 1, 2021.

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John Allen Bennett

Former Maryland resident, John Allen Bennett, 79, of Little River died on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, in Florence.  Due to the pandemic, a private viewing will be held at his request for his wife, children and grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held at a later date when it is safe to do so, at his home in Little River. John was born on Sept. 7, 1941, in Lansing, N.C. to Noah and Odell Bennett. He was raised in Ashe County as one of eleven siblings. After graduating from high school in 1958, he moved to Washington,  D.C. In …

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Lenore Schiavelli

Lenore Schiavelli, 72, of North Myrtle Beach, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, after a brief illness.  She was the daughter of the late Humphrey and Mildred Davis. Born and raised in Freeport, Long Island, N.Y., she graduated with honors from  New York State University at Oneonta, N.Y.  Lenore was retired from her career as municipal clerk of the City of Englewood, N.J. The only thing that could drive a person crazy about Lenore was how organized she always seemed to be.  She was a charming, warm and delightful individual with a great love of life and wonderful sense …

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Thomas Boski

Thomas Boski, 65, of Little River passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, with his wife Paula by his side. Born in Hoboken, N.J., he was the son of the late Victor Boski and Catherine Boski.  He was predeceased by his brother, Michael. Thomas lived in Old Bridge, N.J., for most of his life, working for the Old Bridge DPW for 35 years until retiring in 2010 and moving to Little River.  He had an infectious personality and was kind and considerate to all he met along the way. He loved to be at Sandy Hook Beach and playing golf. …

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Bennie Willard Green Jr.

Bennie Willard Green Jr., 58, of Loris passed away at his home on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Born and raised in Loris, he was predeceased by his parents, Bennie W. and Gennive Green. He attended Loris High School and was employed by the Golden Griddle Pancake House in North Myrtle Beach.  In his last days, he accepted the Lord as his personal savior.   Bennie is survived by his brothers, James Ray and Willie Joe Green; and sister, Fostine Jackson.  He leaves to cherish a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.  Bennie will be remembered as a loving brother …

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Alexis Rollins

Alexis Rollins, 38, of Little River, daughter of Lynn and Buddy Bryant, died Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by McMillan-Small Funeral Home and Crematory of Myrtle  Beach.

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Everett Coleman ‘Buddy’ Deal Jr.

Everett Coleman “Buddy” Deal Jr. passed away on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, at Atrium Health-Cabarrus surrounded by his two loving sons. He was a lifelong North Carolinian born in Concord to the late Everett Coleman Deal Sr. and Ivoyne Whisnant Deal on March 16, 1948. A proud Concord Spider, Buddy excelled in many sports, but it was his talent in football that earned him a scholarship to play at Catawba College. From his late teens, Buddy loved spending his summers lifeguarding at North Myrtle Beach, prompting a lifelong passion for beach music, shagging, shell collecting  and hanging with friends “down …

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