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Tebow visited Loris

Tim Tebow and American Residential Services (ARS) came to Loris this past Wednesday to help a family in need. The two worked together to donate a HVAC system to a Loris family who needed a working system in their home. Tebow posed for pictures with many people who stopped by the event. He can be seen with Angela Ermi, who lives with her parents in Loris and got a new HVAC system for her home from the ARS Rescue Rooter’s ARS Cares program.

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Festival set for Saturday

The 31st Annual North Myrtle Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival is on Saturday, March 16, on Main Street. The parade begins at 9 a.m. and the festival is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The one-day rain or shine event attracts more than 30,000 people annually. The North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce is the St. Patrick’s Day Parade presenting sponsor. The North Strand Optimist Club organizes the parade, and all entry fees go back into helping the youth of our community. The St. Patrick’s Day Festival offers over 150 food, arts and crafts, nonprofit and other vendors. …

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Small is grand marshal

Marlisa Small, philanthropist, performer, business woman and patriot, is the grand marshal for the 2019 North Myrtle Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 16. Preview(opens in a new tab) She recently made the top 10 finalists at the 2018 Ms. Senior America Pageant in Atlantic City. In November 2018, she won the Education Award for the Outstanding Non-profit for her charity. Bold and Beautiful Wigs for Cancer, at the Artists Music Guild (AMG) Hertiage Awards in Charlotte, N.C., where Ms. Senior America state queens were escorted on the red carpet and presented the awards. Another of her most …

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Shirley Strickland Rhodes

Shirley Strickland Rhodes, 74, of Loris passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. Mrs. Rhodes was born in Horry County, a daughter of the late J. D. and Mertie H. Strickland. She was a loving and devoted mother and Nana. She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church and loved roses and enjoyed nature. Mrs. Rhodes was predeceased by her husband, George W. “Bill” Rhodes; one brother, John D. “Jay” Strickland; and one sister, Hazel Strickland Duncan. Survivors include two sons, Wendell Wayne Rhodes and John W. Rhodes (Gail), all of Loris; one daughter, Nicole Renee Rhodes of Loris; six …

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Barbara Ann Godfrey Nixon

Barbara Ann Godfrey Nixon, 74, of Loris passed away on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, at McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris following an illness. Mrs. Nixon was born on July 30, 1944, in Maxton, N.C., to the late Allen Godfrey and the late Gailya Barton Godfrey. She was a homemaker and a longtime member of New Home Baptist Church. Survivors include her two sons, Michael Nixon and wife Tami of Loris and Mark Nixon of Charlotte, N.C.; three grandchildren, Joshua William Nixon, Matthew Nixon and Michael Altman; two granddaughters-in-law, Jenna Nixon and Patty Vannoy; three great-grandchildren, Noah Nixon, Mikala Altman and …

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Shirley Mae Stevens Causey

Shirley Mae Stevens Causey, 76, of Loris passed away on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, at her home following an illness. Mrs. Causey was born on July 7, 1942, in Loris to the late Luther Evan Stevens and the late Sallie Edna Ward Stevens. Mrs. Causey retired from Horry Electric Cooperative and was a member of Bethany Baptist Church for over fifty years. Shirley is survived by her husband of over 60 years, D. Earl Causey of the home; her two sons, Dennis Causey and wife Wendy Carter Causey and Kenneth Causey and wife Krystal Ward Causey, all of Loris; four …

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Harold Lloyd Suggs

Harold Lloyd Suggs, 84, of Loris passed away on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach following an illness. Mr. Suggs was born on Feb. 7, 1934, in Loris to the late Worth Bagley Suggs and the late Lillian Lucille Singleton Suggs. Mr. Suggs was a longtime member of Grace Church in Loris. Survivors include his wife, Julianne Suggs of the home; his son, Harold Michael Suggs and Regina Altman of Socastee; his daughter, Karen Dianna Suggs of Myrtle Beach; five grandchildren, Timothy Suggs and wife April of Loris, Harold Jesse Suggs and wife …

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Sharon Lee Agudo

Sharon Lee Agudo, 72, of Loris passed away on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. Mrs. Agudo was born in Perth Amboy, N.J., a daughter of the late Charles and Roseann Hull. She was a retired real estate agent and loved arts, crafts, shopping and gambling at casinos. Her family considered her a “Jackie of all trades.” She enjoyed going to the beach and looking for shells as well as fishing and crabbing. Mrs. Agudo loved spending time with her children and grandchildren, doing makeup and many other things. Survivors include her husband of 37 years, Jacinto Reinaldo Agudo; her daughter, Tammy …

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James Charles “Jim” High

James Charles “Jim” High, publisher of The News Reporter in Whiteville for 61 years, died on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, after a brief illness. High became publisher at the age of 25 after the death of publisher and his father-in-law Leslie S. Thompson. High led The News Reporter to become one of the most respected community newspapers in the state. He was a past president of the North Carolina Press Association. He was also a civic leader, heading a number of initiatives to improve schools and recreation facilities, plus created the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences at Whiteville, N.C. He …

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Benjamin “Tilly” Tillman Hughes

Benjamin “Tilly” Tillman Hughes, 87, of Loris passed away on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, at home following an illness. Mr. Hughes was born on April 5, 1931, in Loris to the late Jessie Ferd Hughes and the late Augusta Ada Dillard Hughes. He served his country with honor and dignity in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years and was a longtime member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and taught a men’s Sunday school class. Upon retiring from the Air Force, Mr. Hughes was an optician in Loris and Conway. Survivors include his wife …

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