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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 which to purchase presents and necessary items, such as winter coats. The children also are treated to lunch.

City Council recognized the North Myrtle Beach High School Girls Varsity Volleyball Team for having won the Class 4A State High School Volleyball Championship. Coached by Alex Sing, the Lady Chiefs completed a perfect season.

What makes their winning the State Championship even more impressive is that the team lost almost four weeks of practice and competition due to Hurricane Florence, while other teams did not.

The 2018 team includes three seniors and 11 juniors. With so many team members returning to play next year, the Lady Chiefs look forward to being very competitive in 2019.

City Council approved a motion to appoint North Myrtle Beach resident John Sloop to the North Myrtle Beach Tree City Board.

City Council approved a special event permit for the New Year’s Day Prediction Run 5K on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at Barefoot Resort & Golf. Participants predict their finishing times before the race starts. The runner closest to their predicted time wins. No watches, phones, GPS, iPods or timing aids are allowed around the course. The registration fee is 20 cans of nonperishable food or $25. For more information visit www.GrandStrandRunningClub.com.

City Council approved a special event permit for the 12th Annual Race into the New Year 5K on Saturday, Dec. 29. Start and finish occur at Risen Christ Church and the run goes through Barefoot Landing. For more information visit www.GrandStrandRunningClub.com.

City Council approved a special event permit for the 36th Annual North Myrtle Beach Winter Run (5K & 15K) on Jan. 26. The start and finish are on Main Street between Ocean Boulevard and Hillside Drive. The course is a loop of flat paved roads. For more information visit www.GrandStrandRunningClub.com.

City Council passed second (final) reading of an ordinance annexing and zoning a 0.46-acre lot on Riverside Drive, PIN Number 311-16-04-0023. When the property was located in the county’s jurisdiction and not adjacent to the city limits, the property owner signed a pre-annexation agreement with the city in order to obtain water and sewer service at higher out-of-city rates. The property became adjacent to the city limits and the owner then annexed into the city.

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