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Groups continue to raise money to purchase Ingram Dunes

In the meantime, the citizens of North Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Historic Preservation Society (NMBHPS) and Preserve Ingram Dunes continue to raise awareness and funding to save Ingram Dunes.  The NMBHPS is hosting “A Night Under the Stars” – A Benefit to Save Ingram Dunes at the North Myrtle Beach Area Historical Museum this Saturday, April 27 at 799 Second Avenue North from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are available at the museum or online at NMBHPS.org.  “If there was ever a time to show up and get involved – it’s now!  Please come out and show your …

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Conservation Stewardship Program sign up is underway

Farmers interested in enrolling in the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) this year have until May 10 to submit initial paperwork to their local Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) office. The process to indicate interest in enrolling in CSP is easy. Farmers and ranchers only need to submit a three-page form and their farm record number to NRCS. Those who do not have a farm record number should first contact their local Farm Service Agency office to obtain one. CSP offers farmers and ranchers an important pathway to enhancing stewardship of land, soil and water resources. Under CSP, farmers and ranchers …

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Loris recreation baseball season will begin today

The Loris recreation department is holding Baseball Opening Day on Thursday, April 4. The opening ceremony begins at 5:30 p.m. and games begin at 6 p.m. On Monday, April 1, Coastal Carolina University mascot Chauncey visited the park during practice for the children to have their pictures made with this special guest. Tom Cocke, director of the recreation center, said, “We have had to change the opening day a couple of times due to rain, we had planned to have the Myrtle Beach Pelicans mascot Splash visit.” Sadly, Splash is not available for Thursday’s game day, but he and Chauncey …

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Harrelson puts God first to help run the city well

Todd Harrelson is running for the mayoral seat in the Special Election to be held in May. When Mayor Henry L. Nichols passed away in February the seat of mayor for the city of Loris was considered vacated. Mayor Pro-tem Todd Harrelson took over the duties as mayor of Loris. Harrelson said, “We requested that the Municipal Association of South Carolina in Columbia come help us determine what the procedure is,” he continued. “As Loris has never had a mayor leave office before the end of their term.” The Municipal Association of South Carolina determined Harrelson is now mayor; the …

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Dunes supporters host Monday Potluck Picnic

Residents filled City Hall Monday night in support of the city of North Myrtle Beach’s effort to purchase and preserve Ingram Dunes. As Morgan Livingston, a third-generation native of North Myrtle Beach, expressed the need for purchase and preservation of the historic 9.4-acre site, he asked all those in attendance who endorse saving Ingram Dunes to stand. Almost the entire room rose in support, with the exception of the city staff. It was a moving tribute to the continued encouragement from the community for the effort to save Ingram Dunes. Livingston also spoke to the fact that this support would …

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Barefoot Landing submits first application for a Festival Zone

Prior to the April 1 North Myrtle Beach City Council meeting, Council members met in executive session to discuss an appointment to the Board of Zoning Appeals. Council also received a legal briefing on a proposed Common Interest and Confidentiality Agreement between the City of Myrtle Beach and the City of North Myrtle Beach, a proposed confidentiality agreement between municipalities and Horry County regarding I-73, the Maritime parking lot and property acquisitions. Council took no action. During the Monday night Council meeting, City Council recognized the Coastal Chairmen Wheelchair Basketball Team for its accomplishments. The team calls the North Myrtle …

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Pence visits beach area on behalf of Senator Graham

The North Myrtle Beach High School Naval Junior Reserve Officer Trainning Corps unit met Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday, March 30, 2019. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity for the 13 cadets who travelled to Myrtle Beach International Airport to greet the vice president. The cadets and chaperones were escorted to the front of the security lines by the coordinator of the vice presidential motorcade and were put in the most ideal spot for shaking his hand when Pence landed on the tarmac. Congressman Tom Rice, Senator Lindsay Graham and the second lady of the United States …

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Cherry Grove ranks in top U.S. beaches

A lot of positive media attention has landed on North Myrtle Beach recently, from Cherry Grove being the only Horry County beach in TripAdvisor’s top 25 United States beaches, coming in at 11th, to a number seven “safest city’’ ranking out of nearly 7,600 in the state analyzed by Alarms.com. The news did not come as a surprise to locals, former residents or tourists who have visited the North Strand and who mentioned the wide beaches and the small-town, family-oriented, safe feeling while visiting. “Our nine miles of beach is our lifeblood in more ways than one,” said Mayor Marilyn …

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Chiefs baseball team runs region record to 7-0 with win

The North Myrtle Beach Chiefs varsity baseball team ran their region record to 7-0 with an exciting 12-7 win over visiting Myrtle Beach at the Chiefs field Monday evening. The Chiefs had beaten the Seahawks 4-2 earlier in the season but Myrtle Beach stayed in the game until the Chiefs scored five runs in the sixth inning to put the game away. The Seahawks got a first inning run on a double by the pitcher Burgess leading off. Burgess later scored on a sacrifice fly by Keck for a 1-0 MB lead. The Chiefs quickly got three runs in the …

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Pilate releases Jesus to be crucified

My column this week is from the book of John, chapter 19, about Jesus’ crucifixion. Pilate handed Jesus over to the Jews to be crucified. So the soldiers took charge of Jesus. Verse 17 – Carrying His own cross, He went out to the place of the Skull (which in Aramaic is called Golgotha). Jesus carried His own cross. A cross might be shaped like a T, an X or an I, as well as like the traditional form. A condemned man would normally carry a beam of it to the place of execution. Somewhere along the way Simon of …

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