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Planning Commission meeting is rescheduled

The city of Loris Planning Commission met on Thursday, Feb. 28, at 5:30 p.m. at the Loris Chamber of Commerce conference room. In attendance were Brandon Harrelson, city planning commission chair, city attorney Kenneth Moss and committee members Tommy Brogdon and Ruth Ann Jones. Also present were resident Wendy Baruch and Todd Harrelson, mayor pro tem. Three members appointed by council must be present to continue with a meeting. Flossie Brank was unable to attend the meeting; therefore the meeting was adjourned at 6:15 p.m. At the Loris City Council meeting held on Monday, March 11, Flossie Brank’s resignation to …

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City Council hears reports

The Loris City Council meeting was held on Monday, March 11, at 6 p.m. at McLeod Loris Center for Health and Fitness with Todd Harrelson, mayor pro-tem, presiding over the meeting. This is the first council meeting held without Mayor Henry L. Nichols in which Harrelson requested a moment of silence in his memory. Terrence Hardee gave the invocation and all stood for the pledge of allegiance. Present at the meeting were council members Joan Gause, Lewis Hardee, Terrence Hardee, Mike Suggs and Jan Vescovi and Todd Harrelson. Department heads Damon Kempski, city administrator; Brandon Harrelson, public works and planning …

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Festival set for Saturday

The 31st Annual North Myrtle Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival is on Saturday, March 16, on Main Street. The parade begins at 9 a.m. and the festival is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The one-day rain or shine event attracts more than 30,000 people annually. The North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce is the St. Patrick’s Day Parade presenting sponsor. The North Strand Optimist Club organizes the parade, and all entry fees go back into helping the youth of our community. The St. Patrick’s Day Festival offers over 150 food, arts and crafts, nonprofit and other vendors. …

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Small is grand marshal

Marlisa Small, philanthropist, performer, business woman and patriot, is the grand marshal for the 2019 North Myrtle Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 16. Preview(opens in a new tab) She recently made the top 10 finalists at the 2018 Ms. Senior America Pageant in Atlantic City. In November 2018, she won the Education Award for the Outstanding Non-profit for her charity. Bold and Beautiful Wigs for Cancer, at the Artists Music Guild (AMG) Hertiage Awards in Charlotte, N.C., where Ms. Senior America state queens were escorted on the red carpet and presented the awards. Another of her most …

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Chatterbox

EVERYONE being wished a happy St. Patrick’s Day and be safe… Get ready to enter the NMB TIMES Pet Contest this Saturday in the parking lot… St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal Marlissa SMALL so excited about leading this year’s event… Cathy HONEYCUTT and Lynn BELLAMY doing some serious shopping at the North Myrtle Beach Main Street BI-LO before it closes this month… Tim WRIGHT such a helpful and caring friend to so many… Pete BROOKS doing a great job with the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce communications and promotions… So good to see former NMB Times employee Doreen …

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NMB Naval Junior ROTC Unit wins big at meet

The Naval Junior ROTC at North Myrtle Beach High School was successful at the Carolina Forest Drill meet on Saturday, March 9. The drill team placed 2nd overall against many schools in the county including a school which competes on the national level. Trophies received included 1st place in Freshman Colorguard, 2nd place in Freshman Squad and Armed Squad and 3rd place in Unarmed Squad, Exhibition Squad, Armed Platoon and Unarmed Platoon. The drill team is commanded by Cadet Riley Russell who received one of the medals during the knockout competition. The unit is proud of their accomplishment and looks …

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North Myrtle Beach Chiefs baseball team beat rivals Myrtle Beach and Loris Tuesday and Wednesday

The North Myrtle Beach Chiefs baseball team beat Myrtle Beach 4-2 on Tuesday evening and then won a thriller against Loris by scoring three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning for a 9-8 non-conference win. The Chiefs scored single runs in the second, fifth, sixth and seventh innings to build a 4-0 lead, then held off a late bid by the Seahawks in the bottom of the seventh for a 4-2 conference victory. 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 …

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House Passes Education Reform Bill by Vote of 113-4

Two jackpots in one week! First, the winner of the $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot from last year finally claimed their prize…which means the State of South Carolina will reap a one-time, $61 million reward.  So, when the House starts debate on the budget next week, we’ll add that amount to what we were already budgeting to provide tax relief and we’ll be able to return $96 million to taxpayers.  This will result in a one-time, $50 taxpayer rebate for every South Carolinian with an income tax liability. Second, on Wednesday night the House passed the S.C. Education, Career, Opportunity, …

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Presidential Hopeful Kamala Harris Visits the Grand Strand

Democratic Presidential candidate and current United States Senator Kamala Harris visited the Grand Strand Friday afternoon in a visit to Big Mike’s Soul Food. Harris addressed around 300 attendees at a meet and greet that was organized by the Horry County Democratic Party. She spoke briefly on her progressive platform that includes positions on Medicare-for-all and the legalization of marijuana. Harris also took photos and answered questions from an energized crowd that filled the restaurant and flooded into the front parking lot. A Group Calling Themselves Red Hats For Trump Was There To Welcome Kalama Harris To Horry County Harris …

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Citizens Academy graduates receive completion certificates

During the March 4 City Council meeting, City Council recognized and presented certificates of completion to North Myrtle Beach residents who graduated from the 2019 North Myrtle Beach Citizens Academy. Academy participants learned about work performed by city departments, their projects and some of the challenges they face. They also toured key city facilities. Citizens Academy graduates included Sheila Benson, Brittany Callahan, James Van Cooper, Brandon Downey, John Hedrick, Teresa Hedrick, Deborah Lashley, Susan Platt, Jim Rudge, Pam Rudge, Edward Silver and Tim Weis. We thank these residents for their interest in and commitment to the city of North Myrtle …

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