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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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Chatterbox

Congratulations to Raymond BOSEMAN of Edge Drive for being awarded “The Quilts of Valor” for his military service during the Korean War and the award was made on Monday, March 4, by the Quilts of Valor Foundation at the request of Suzanne Sasser of Embrace Hospice!!! Jean McLAUGHLIN visiting north area last Wednesday morning… JoAnn JOHNSON looking great and enjoying each day… Susan PLATT so very excited about the huge grant awarded to the city to help with the purchase of Ingram Dunes… Tom, Westie and Thomas VAUGHT sending just the perfect Valentine’s Day gift… Joe FLOWERS such an expert …

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Daylight Saving Time begins this weekend

Set your clocks ahead one hour Saturday night. Tidbit – The main purpose of Daylight Saving Time (called “Summer Time” in many places in the world) is to make better use of daylight. We change our clocks during the summer months to move an hour of daylight from the morning to the evening. Tidbit – Most areas of the United States observe daylight saving time (DST), the exceptions being Arizona (except for the Navajo, who do observe daylight saving time on tribal lands), Hawaii, and the overseas territories of American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the …

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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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