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Candidates want to improve city, complete unfinished projects

A special election to select a successor to the late Mayor Henry L. Nichols will be held on Tuesday, May 28, to fill the term of mayor until December 31, 2019. Four residents have filed with the city to be placed on the ballot for the May special election. They are: Joan Gause, council member; Todd Harrelson, council member and mayor pro tem; Michael E. Suggs, council member; and Jeannie Tyler-Fox. Joan Gause began serving the city and residents of Loris in the 1996 election for city council. She said, “I am running for mayor to help complete some projects …

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Students prepare for technology fair

Twenty-two students at Loris Middle School participated in the school’s Technology Fair held on Thursday, March 15, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the school gymnasium. The students select a category they want to create from a list provided by Amber LaSalle, the school’s media specialist. The projects at the fair included robotics, digital photography, animation, mobile app creation and video editing. They began working on their presentation beginning in November 2018 with the deadline of March 15, 2019. One team made up of three sixth graders, Riley Downey, Kyra McLain and Brenda Sandokal, selected the Stop Motion for their …

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Zoning commission approves properties for annexation to city

The Zoning Commission Committee met on Monday, March 18, at 5:30 p.m. in the Loris Chamber of Commerce conference room. Present at the meeting were committee members Linda Morrison, Ruth Ann Jones and Tommy Brogdon, the city code enforcement director Brandon Harrelson, city attorney Kenneth Moss and resident Wendy Barusch. Committee members not present were Brett Powell and Joseph Flesch. Moss said, “It looks like we have a forum, it is time to begin and we can proceed when ready.” The meeting was called to order with Brogdon offering the invocation. The committee nominated and voted to appoint Morrison to …

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Chatterbox

Welcome to the Spring season EVERYONE!!! “Two Peas in a Pod” Wayne and Kathleen DAYVAULT just the greatest couple in the world and we all love them… Jamie LONG and employees of Long’s Painting always doing an awesome job for their customers… Mark SMALL so very proud of his first issue of the North Myrtle Beach Times dated February 24, 1971… Darlene TODD at Waterway Furniture very efficient in her job… Guess who was so happy to meet Patsy DEW’S fiance, Mr. Jim, on Monday afternoon??? Congratulations to the Kenneth CARMACK family of Conway on winning Saturday’s Pet Contest at …

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St. Pat’s Parade was biggest, best ever

Who could have anticipated a better way to kick off the annual 31st St. Patrick’s Day parade and festival but with grand marshal Marlisa Small, Mayor Marilyn Hatley and Ed Piotrouski. Ed Piotrouski, Mayor Marilyn Hatley and Grand Marshal Marlisa Small Grand marshal Marlisa Small is no less than an absolutely stunning leader of the parade in her green gown and a beautiful white animal friendly fur. As she flashes her beautiful white smile while waving at the onlookers the warmth of her Southern charm shines through. She is being chauffeured in a sporty white convertible Camaro provided by Jud …

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St. Patrick’s Day Doggie Contest

Poseidon, a six-month old English Bulldog with a fun and spunky personality, was the winner of the Best Irish Dressed Dog contest last Saturday at the North Myrtle Beach Times office. The Kenneth Carmack family traveled from Conway. Nadia says Poseidon is her best friend. Her parents say they are inseparable and love having fun together. Pictured are Gerri McDaniel of The Times, Kenneth, Nadia and Poseidon.

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NMBHPS plans Ingram Dunes Potluck Picnic

Everyone is invited to join the North Myrtle Beach Historic Preservation Society at their Potluck Picnic for Ingram Dunes. The preservation of Ingram Dunes is the first project of the NMBHPS. They believe in the mission to save this historic site. The purpose for holding this picnic is to gather like minded citizens in support of saving Ingram Dunes. Everyone who believes like they do, that this precious city treasure should not be destroyed, should attend. The Society will be providing hot dogs and drinks. Guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair and come share in the fun. Guests …

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Council passes first reading on plastic bags ordinance

During the March 18 City Council meeting, Mayor Marilyn Hatley presented to Sea Haven for Youth Senior Community Services Coordinator Wendy Gore a proclamation declaring the week of March 17-March 23 as National Safe Place Week. This marks the 36th anniversary of the nationwide Safe Place collaborative community initiative. The proclamation urges the people of North Myrtle Beach to promote awareness of and volunteer involvement in the Safe Place program, managed locally by Sea Haven for Youth. Mayor Marilyn Hatley, left, presents a proclamation to Wendy Gore, right, during the Monday night North Myrtle Beach city council meeting. Safe Place …

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NMB varsity baseball team wins during busy week

The North Myrtle Beach varsity baseball team began a week of games last Tuesday when they traveled to Myrtle Beach and came away with a 4-2 win. The Chiefs then took on their second “rival” team on Wednesday evening as Loris visited the Chiefs sports complex. This game went down to the wire as the Chiefs rallied in the bottom of the seventh inning for a 9-8 win. Wednesday’s game saw the Chiefs come back in dramatic fashion as they trailed Loris 8-6 going into the bottom of the seventh inning. The Chiefs got two men on by sloppy play …

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Local team takes second place in the Carolina Wheelchair Basketball Conference tournament

The Coastal Chairmen, a local team that practices at the North Myrtle Beach Aquatic and Fitness center, took second place in the CWBC tournament last weekend at the aquatic center gymnasium. The Chairmen lost to the Fayetteville Flyers by a 66-54 score in the championship game Sunday afternoon. The two teams battled to an 18-18 score after the first period but the Flyers, who were undefeated throughout the double elimination tournament, slowly took charge after that. They increased their lead to 37-30 at the half, then led 52-42 after three ten-minute periods and won by a 66-54 margin. Seven teams …

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