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Loris reopening celebration held

By Annie Rigby The Loris Chamber of Commerce, the City of Loris, candidates and residents gathered under the magnificent elm tree in the back of The Barber Shop for the official announcement that Loris is reopen for business. On Friday, June 5, from 10 a.m. to noon Down at the Barber Shop aired their music and ribbon cutting ceremony live on WLSC Tiger Radio. At 11 a.m. John Sedlak, president of the Loris Chamber of Commerce, and Mayor Todd Harrelson both welcomed the crowd as they held the scissors together to cut the blue ribbon announcing the reopening of Loris …

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Primary election results

By Annie Rigby The primary election ended on Tuesday, June 9, at 7 p.m. The votes were tallied and posted at the two precincts in Loris and in Conway. Voting in person was quick and painless with social distancing following the marks on the floor and entering in one door and out another, using a cotton swab to touch the screen and carrying the ballot to the box to be drawn in to be electronically counted. Things went pretty smooth at the polls. With a record number of absentee ballots to be counted there was a delay in reporting from …

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Ernie’s Hometown Diner reopens

By Annie Rigby Ernie’s Hometown Diner reopened for business on Friday, June 5, serving familiar faces. Humbled not only by the community reaching out through the GoFundMe donations but the steady influx of friends and clients supporting Ernie Ross visiting the restaurant for breakfast and lunch. Ross said he is thankful for the community’s help through the pandemic when he had to close his restaurant. He said he was able to save the diner through the second wave of small government business loans of $3,100. He is not sure the grand opening for his new location in Little River will …

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Loris water and sewer audit reveals discrepancies

By Annie Rigby During the Monday, June 8, Special City Council Meeting Brandon Harrelson, Director of the Water and Sewer Department addressed the council of the negative issues regarding the water and sewer billing code errors. With 2020-21 preliminary budget in hand when compared to the 2019-20 approved budget, a line item jumped off the page. The line item for Water/Sewer Operate Revenue for the coming year is a total amount of $3,218,364. In the 2019-20 the line item totaled $1,794,237. This is a $1.2 million difference in revenue. Why is that and where the money will come from to …

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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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Mayor Hatley speaks about city reopening plans

By Ruben Lowman As North Myrtle Beach begins to head into the first summer with the coronavirus, more and more residents and tourists are venturing out into the city. The Times spoke with Mayor Marilyn Hatley recently to provide residents and visitors alike with more information about the city’s efforts to reopen the economy. Mayor Hatley said that public safety is the number one priority and the city has worked hard over the past couple of months to safeguard residents and city employees for when municipal buildings become fully operational. “The city has been very busy,” she said. “We’ve taken …

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Governor lifts restrictions on local attractions

By Ruben Lowman Gov. Henry McMaster continued his loosening of COVID-19 restrictions by announcing last week that attractions will be allowed to reopen. The governor has spent the past month gradually permitting certain sectors of the economy to be reopened with more relaxed social distancing guidelines in place. The guidelines were created by McMaster’s AccelerateSC task force, which has been charged with devising the safest ways to rejuvenate South Carolina’s economy. The businesses deemed “attraction facilities” that are permitted to reopen include museums, aquariums, putt-putt golf courses, zoos, planetariums, water parks, amusement parks, historic sites and bingo halls. They will …

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