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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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Chatterbox

Chairman Harold WORLEY and board members Lulu QUICK, Janet HARROLD and Bayles MACK inviting all “Living Legends” to make plans to attend the annual party and induction ceremony May 17-18 at Fat Harold’s Beach Club for the oldest legendary shag organization in beach history events… Laura and Frank VALLONE keeping up with all the happenings in their former beach home area as they are now enjoying life in Mullins… Vicki KEIBLER working hard to be number one in the nation in memberships as she is now in the number two spot… Dr. Whitney McLEOD sending mom Charli just the right …

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Truck event provides day of fun for children

The North Myrtle Beach Parks & Recreation Department will host the 3rd Annual Touch-A-Truck on Saturday, April 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will be held at the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sport Complex in the Wild Wing Café Soccer/Lacrosse parking lot. Admission is free. Touch-A Truck provides a day for children of all ages to get an up close, interactive look at many of the large vehicles and heavy equipment they only see on television or driving down the road. Everyone will have the opportunity to explore exhibits like dump trucks, tractors, fire trucks, police …

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Parking fees begin in June

Starting on June 15, all public parking lots along Ocean Boulevard in North Myrtle Beach will charge $2 per hour, payable by downloading an app to a smartphone and using a credit or debit card. Those who live in the city and have vehicles registered there will be able to use a residential permit system to allow them free parking, though the details are still being worked out, and the number of vehicles allowed may be limited, according to a press release. Up to now, the parking fee had only applied to four existing parking lots at 4th Avenue North …

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Purden named city’s new police chief

The city of North Myrtle Beach has found its new police chief after two rounds of searches and interviews. He is Greg Purden, a commander in the Brevard County, Fla., Sheriff’s Department. He is set to start the first week of May. A committee of area law enforcement chiefs all voted unanimously on Purden, who has 33 years of experience including in tourist areas in Florida, though that was not the main reason for his selection, according to North Myrtle Beach Public Safety Director Jay Fernandez. “We truly believe he’s going to be a great asset,’’ Fernandez said, explaining that …

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Chiefs baseball team wins conference game 4-2 over Hartsville Tuesday night

The North Myrtle Beach Chiefs baseball team won a big conference matchup Tuesday evening, beating visiting Hartsville 4-2 at the North Myrtle Beach sports complex. The Chiefs started the evening by throwing out a Hartsville runner at the plate in the first inning as he broke from third while the Chiefs were making a throw to first to complete a strikeout in the dirt. In the bottom of the first Ewin Vasquez hit a single to right and stole second. Colton Kingston walked and Dalton Simpson singled to left to load the bases. Garrett Pearlstein singled in Vasquez. The Chiefs …

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NMB spring sports teams are having a busy season

North Myrtle Beach High School spring sports teams are past the halfway point of their seasons as they continue play this week. Here is a review of recent events and teams and a look ahead. Girls Softball The girls softball team traveled to Wilson High School last Tuesday and lost by a 7-2 score in a conference game. The Lady Chiefs then came back on Wednesday, March 20, with an 11-1 victory over Loris in a non-conference game, aided by two four-run innings in the fourth and sixth. Last Friday the Lady Chiefs couldn’t get anything going and lost 4-0 …

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