Larry Ross Hickman

Larry Ross Hickman, 77, of Loris passed away on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at McLeod Regional Hospital in Florence. He was born on May 20, 1943, in Wilmington, N.C., to the late Odom McNair Hickman and the late Mary Elizabeth Heniford. Mr. Hickman served his country with courage and honor in the Army National Guard. He was the owner and operator of Larry’s Appliance Repair, a member of Loris Masonic Lodge #205 AFM and served his community as a fireman with the Loris Fire Department for almost fifty-five years. He never met a stranger and will be dearly missed by …

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Farewell to assistant fire chief Larry Hickman

By Annie Rigby Larry Hickman passed away peacefully at McLeod Florence Hospital on Tuesday, June 2, after a short illness. Hickman joined the Loris Volunteer Fire Department in 1965 after he moved from Green Sea to Loris. He moved up in rank from firefighter to lieutenant. After Rodney Hardee passed away in 2013 Hickman was promoted to assistant fire chief. Hickman said, “When I was a teenager my buddies and I would go to fire calls, the department decided to put us on the fire department.” He stated, although the title is assistant fire chief, “We work as a team.” …

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Loris High School Class of 2020 graduates at Heniford Field

By Annie Rigby Both Ashton and Alexandra are filled with emotions to end one instrumental chapter in their lives and are excited for their new beginnings to attend college in the fall. Congratulations to the Loris High School Class of 2020. Closing all South Carolina public schools began on March 15 with an undetermined date to return to a normal schedule. For the Class of 2020 online school, it was missing stepping stones of their senior year and to accept the new normal of attending schools and missing activities. LHS seniors have been recognized with a banner filled with 214 …

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North Myrtle Beach postmistress provides service during coronavirus crisis

By Brianna Iannone As the demands of postal services increase around the country due to COVID-19, North Myrtle Beach postmaster, Trena Wilson, ensures that as safety measures are taken, the postal service continues to provide the best service that they can, with integrity. Trena Wilson is the postmaster, or postmistress, at the North Myrtle Beach Post Office. She has worked in the postal service for 23 years, and as a postmaster for 16 years. Her love for serving people and exceptional work ethic assist her in her job, where she is mostly a “problem solving person all day.” Trena is …

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Cleo Steele honored by Republicans

By Ruben Lowman “Thank you Cleo, we will truly miss you,“ said Robert Rabon, chairman of the Victory Office 2020, on a beautiful, yet humid evening last Thursday. Robert Rabon, chairman of the Victory Office 2020, emceed the event honoring Miss Steele. Photo by Andrea Maestre With that, national, state and local politicians and party officials took turns honoring former North Myrtle Beach Republican Club President Cleo Steele with several prestigious accolades for her many years of tireless and dedicated service to the Republican Party, and also to them as individuals. “You have made a difference in all of our …

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Chessie L. Salters

Chessie L. Salters of Longs passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Born on May 26, 1921, in Marfork, West Va., she was the daughter of the late John and Mamie Myers Chaney. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Salters Sr.; daughter, Betty Salters Kane; and great-grandson, Colten Salters. She is survived by her son, Jim Jr. and his wife Nancy of Longs; five grandchildren, Stephen Salters of Bel Air, Md., Richard Salters of Briton, Col., Sandra Buitron of Abingdon, Md., Rebecca Kane of Johnson City, Tenn., Dan Thomas Kane of Johnson City, …

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Caroline (Butts) Donovan

Caroline (Butts) Donovan of Calabash, N.C., was born in New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada, on Dec. 11, 1933. She was the wife of the late John M. Donovan, also from New Waterford. Caroline leaves a daughter, Linda R. Sexton; son-in-law, G. Kenneth (Ken) Sexton of Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.; and son, John J. (Joe) Donovan of Calabash, N.C. Caroline was the loving “Nana” of two very wonderful and caring grandchildren, Alyssa N. Donovan of Medford, Mass., and Ryan J. Donovan of South Boston, Mass., who were the love of her life. Caroline was one of 15 children, twelve girls and …

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Chatterbox June 4th

Kaydence LOWMAN turning 12 years old on June 9 and a very happy birthday from your family at the beach…Friends saying goodbye to Cleo and Dick STEELE as they head back this week to Ohio to be near their children…Rick ELLIOTT such an ambitious young gentleman who works hard to help his city and its residents…Debbie HICKS is such a lovely lady who cares about helping others…Is it possible to rename our safe North Myrtle Beach so we are not associated with our neighboring Myrtle Beach as many visitors don’t make the distinction between the two very different places asks …

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Robert Joseph Malkmus III

Robert Joseph Malkmus III, 71, of Loris passed away on Monday, May 18, 2020, at McLeod Regional Medical Center of the Pee Dee. Mr. Malkmus was born on March 2, 1949, in Long Branch, N.J., to the late Robert Joseph Malkmus Jr. and the late Edna Lorraine Morley Malkmus. He worked as a wardrobe supervisor in theater and was an Episcopalian. Survivors include his three sisters, Jyl Carroll (Rick) of Charleston, Robinle Craig (Jim) of Charleston and Julie Davis (Rich) of Trout Lake, Wash.; nieces, Tina Morris (Sam) and their children, Richard and Samantha, Samantha D’Amore (Andrew); nephew, James D’Amore …

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Lilly Louise Babson Brock

Lilly Louise Babson Brock, 78, of Loris passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2020, at McLeod Seacost in Little River following an illness. Mrs. Brock was born on April 2, 1942, in Ash, N.C., to the late Earl Warren Babson and the late Lena Gertrude Babson. She was a Baptist. Her passions were yard work, yard sales and going to auctions. Survivors include her son, Andy Smith and his wife Kerry; three grandchildren, Adam Rallin Smith, Kelsey Louise Williams and Joseph Lane Smith; and one great-grandchild, Sawyer Patrick Williams. She also had many loving nieces, nephews and extended family. Mrs. …

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