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Loris children celebrate National Reading Month

Loris Elementary School held a parade on Friday, March 1, to celebrate and bring awareness in a fun way for children to want to read books. LES supports the National Reading Month every year with a new way to share interest in reading. This year they celebrated Dr. Seuss’ 114th birthday one day early. Because his birthday landed on a Saturday, all elementary schools promoted the program on Friday. One LES student, Keaton Dew, a fourth grader, showed off his homemade costume of a hot air balloon with the caption “Oh the places you go.” His choice promotes travel, whether …

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Seat to be filled by special election

Voters in Loris will select the successor to the late Mayor Henry L. Nichols in a special election to be held on Tuesday, May 28, with the winner filling the office for only the remainder of this year. According to Dena Huggins of the Horry County Registration & Elections Office, state law requires a special election to fill an unexpired term of office if, when the vacancy occurs, there are more than 180 days left in that term before the next general election. State law further provides that the special election shall be held on the thirteenth Tuesday after the …

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Council stewards city monies well with new ordinance

North Myrtle Beach City Council voted last night on an ordinance that allows the city to grow its tax base without adding any additional burden on any city residents. A special city council meeting was scheduled to vote on the ordinance. The ordinance passed first reading. The measure is expected to pass second reading, adding a much needed source of new tax revenues for the city. Measure as worded by city

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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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