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Gardner Exonerated

15th Circuit Solicitor Jimmy Richardson released an extensive report from SLED. The report fully exonerates Horry County Council Chairman Johnny Gardner and his business partner, Luke Barefoot. County Council Chairman Gardner won the popular vote last November with over 80,000 votes cast. Gardner’s integrity in Horry County is beyond question. His popularity among residents only grows with the release of this report, coupled with the manner in which the chairman comported himself throughout the process.

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Saving Ingram Dunes

The South Carolina Conservation Bank has awarded the city of North Myrtle Beach $510,000 for Ingram Dunes. The grant, along with money pledged by the city and citizen contributions, will be used toward the purchase of a historic 9.4 acre site in the heart of the city, known to locals as Ingram Dunes. This is the first award from the South Carolina Conservation Bank in Horry County since 2005. It is a very exciting and monumental time for North Myrtle Beach and all of Horry County. Since its inception the Conservation Bank has contributed less than one percent of the …

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There is a lot of talent in this little town

The Loris Chamber of Commerce held its annual Talent Showcase at the Loris High School auditorium beginning at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16. The excitement and anxiety of the performers filled the auditorium as they awaited the show to begin. In the back row Bree Wood, age 4, sat with her brother Britton along with her mom and dad Adam and June Wood as she patiently waited to perform with the group from Sally Woody School of Dance in Conway. All decked out in her blue outfit and hair curled, she watched as her brother played a game on …

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Town Talk

The LORIS CHAMBER of COMMERCE is working to prepare for the Miss Loris Pageant to be held at Loris High School on Saturday, May 4, at 1 p.m… RUSSELL’S SUPER SERVICE fixing tires quickly to put people back on the road… Judy COX of CAROLINA LADY enjoying time with customers… Paige STANLEY and Elizabeth GRAINGER are both enjoying their birthdays on Saturday, Feb. 23… Courtney Elizabeth CLARK, Tara Harrlson MULLINS and Jeri S. GORE are all celebrating their birthdays on Sunday, Feb. 24… Kay FOWLER is having her birthday on Monday, Feb. 25…Meagan Faith ELLIOTT is turning a year older …

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Chatterbox

Pete BROOKS getting those North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce events out to the public… Christine ZOIS and Larry FISCHER opening Head Butt Hotel in North Myrtle Beach dedicated to providing care and choosing to “Protect the Pets”… Cathy ALTMAN and Margie DOWLING enjoying a delightful Valentine’s Day lunch… Eileen FOX sharing her stories by reading to the wonderful ECOTOTS sponsored by Yaupon Garden Club… Cathy HONEYCUTT such a very dear friend to many… Dick BLACKBURN finally back at home recuperating from a fall he had around Christmas breaking five ribs… Judy CORLEY keeping in touch with beach friends from …

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Helping save Ingram Dunes

The North Myrtle Beach Historical Preservation Society enjoyed a fun day at the 6th Annual Surfrider Oyster Roast and Bloody Mary Contest. The North Myrtle Beach Historical Preservation Society attended and gave away nesting houses, bird feeders and seed bombs for donations. The efforts were to continue to support the saving of Ingram Dunes. The preservation of this historic piece of land is the first major project for the group. If you are interested in becoming a member of the NMBHPS or obtaining an Eastern Bluebird/Carolina Chickadee nest box contact Susan Platt at 843-457-0945 or Brittany Callahan at 843-732-8031.

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The NMB Tree City Board presents February Award

The North Myrtle Beach Tree City Board has selected an oak tree located at Trinity United Methodist Church, at 706 14th Avenue South as its Tree of the Month for February. Those familiar with the tree’s history say it was planted in 1976 in memory of Jim Taibi, who passed away on June 2, 1976. Pastor Reverend William Williams, now a Methodist Bishop, presided over the ceremony and North Myrtle Beach gardener Jane McDaniel supervised the planting. A hurricane severely damaged one of the tree’s large limbs and a portion of its trunk. Instead of taking the tree down, the …

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Healthy Eating For The Whole Family

Article by Tricia Cunningham  Healthy Eating For The Whole Family: Essential For Your Children’s Well-being. Teach your kids to eat healthfully and they will learn healthy eating habits that will reward them with a lifetime of good health. All kids can be taught to be healthy eaters. The best time to start is when they are infants. But even older children, with the proper encouragement and motivation, can learn to eat healthfully and enjoy healthy food. General Guidelines To Help Get Your Kids Eating Healthfully• Get the whole family involved.• Choose only fresh whole foods: fresh fruits and vegetables, a little whole grains and healthy proteins.• Sit down with your child …

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Winners named in NMB Chief Idol Competition

The North Myrtle Beach High School Chief Idol Competition was a success and winners have been announced. Both the high school and middle school divisions had fierce competitiors. The winners in the high school division were: 1st place – Haley Manusco (sophomore); 2nd place – Darius Banks (senior); 3rd place – Bella Griste (freshman); and People’s Choice – Shaq Buck (sophomore). In the middle school division the winners were: 1st place – Da’Biez Kelly (8th grade); 2nd place – Hannah Bienkowski (8th grade); 3rd place – Sierra Bauguess (6th grade); and People’s Choice – Viv Diaz (7th grade). The competition …

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February is National Sweet Potato Month

Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite tubers, and what better time to celebrate them than National Sweet Potato Awareness Month. I must admit, though, I didn’t become a real fan until I found out all of the health benefits and the delicious ways to use this colorful tuber. The sweet potato is an excellent source of vitamin A, which supports good vision, the immune system and bone growth. It’s also a good source of vitamin B-6, magnesium and vitamin C. And it’s great for the complexion. High in fiber and low in fat and calories, this root vegetable is …

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