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NMB Council honors O.D. Elementary, wakeboarder

By Ruben Lowman Competitive wakeboard riders and the Ocean Drive Elementary School were honored during the North Myrtle Beach City Council meeting this Monday night, November 2, as well as a section of the city’s land development regulations being amended in order to make it easier for the public and the planning commission to view and alter street design standards going forward. Five members of the North Myrtle Beach Wakeboard Team competed in the World Wake Association (WWA) World Championship held from September 20-22 at the Valdosta Wake Compound in Valdosta, Georgia. The city’s wakeboard team is based out of …

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Great Christmas Light Show adds new figures, more scenes

The Great Christmas Light Show returns to the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex Nov. 23 through Dec. 30. Gates are open from 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. This park-wide lighted celebration captures the true spirit of the season.The S.C. Department of Commerce has approved this event and required COVID-19 safety protocols are in effect. Opening to the public on Monday, Nov. 23, the drive-through light show features over two million lights festively displayed along a two-mile drive throughout the Park & Sports Complex. Over 400 magical light displays, some up to 70 feet long, are custom made for …

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HCS stays with hybrid learning until further notice

By Ruben Lowman Horry County Schools altered guidelines to their reopening plan last week as a result of an uptick in positive COVID-19 cases in the district, keeping hybrid learning until further notice.  The county has been following the guidelines laid out by Gov. Henry McMaster and his acceleratEd Task Force, which linked the instructional method for students with the amount of the spread of coronavirus throughout the state’s districts.  Previously, HCS had been posting updates to their case dashboard on their website after receiving weekly disease activity reports from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control detailing …

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Horry County to end mask mandate

By Ruben Lowman Horry County Council voted last week to end the countywide face mask mandate that has been in place for the past several months in order to slow and prevent the spread of COVID-19 throughout the area. Councilmembers also voted in favor of ending the county’s state of emergency designation. The current ordinances will remain in effect in all unincorporated areas in Horry County, including Little River and Longs, until October 31, when they will expire.     Chairman Johnny Gardner summed up the proceedings with a simple explanation. “The county council decided enough is enough, we don’t …

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Register now for Dashing Through the Glow walk/run event

Register now for the Friday, Nov. 20, Dashing Through the Glow two-mile fun walk/run event at the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex, and be among the first to see the 2020 Great Christmas Light Show lights. Registration is limited this year, so register early. This event includes required COVID-19 protocols. Dashing Through The Glow is open to all ages, and don’t forget to wear your best Holiday-themed outfit because prizes will be given for best-dressed individual and best-dressed family. Staggered starting times begin at 7 pm. Registration Fees are: Adult (12 and older) $25: includes an official bib, …

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NMB Chiefs beat West Florence 28-21, maintain undefeated record in 6AAAA

By John Smithson The North Myrtle Beach Chiefs returned to the Hank Hester Field for Homecoming last Friday night and beat the visiting Knights 28-21 to remain undefeated atop the 6AAAA region. The Chiefs win and the upset win by Wilson over Myrtle Beach on Friday now sets up the big game with the Seahawks a week from Friday at North Myrtle Beach. West Florence came into the game 3-1 but the Chiefs were trying to win and lock up a playoff spot in the region finals.  The Chiefs received the opening kickoff and started at their 20 after no …

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Chiefs girls cross country team wins 6AAAA championship

By John Smithson The North Myrtle Beach High School varsity girls cross country team won the 6AAAA regional championship last Saturday in Darlington.  The girls team had three runners in the top ten finishers to win with 59 points. West Florence was second with 75 points and Myrtle Beach third with 80 points. Kailyn Brown was the fourth-place finisher overall with Kayah Marques seventh, Isabel Smith 11th, Nia Ortiz 13th and Chandler Mury Riley 26th to lead the Chiefs point-getters. Ronan Donahue finished 31st and Hailey Doscher was 33rd. In the boys 5000 meter final, the Chiefs Jacob Koontz finished …

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Chiefs run record to 4-0 with 63-14 win over Darlington

By John Smithson The fifth ranked North Myrtle Beach Chiefs started slowly last Friday night but then dismantled the Darlington Falcons by a 63-14 score.  The Chiefs and Falcons traded possessions for most of the first quarter until a Darlington touchdown seemed to spark the Chiefs and got their offense going for the rest of the Friday homecoming game at Darlington High School. The Chiefs fell on the opening kickoff at their 22 yard line, but four downs later punted to the Darlington 40. Darlington lost 18 yards in two plays and on fourth down punted for twelve yards to …

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NMB Chiefs open home football season with 35-7 win over South Florence

By John Smithson The North Myrtle Beach Chiefs varsity football team beat South Florence 35-7 last Friday at the Hank Hester Field on senior night to go 2-0 in the 6AAAA region. The Chiefs followed up their big win at Darlington last week with another solid team performance on both offense and defense to send the visiting Bruins home with their second loss, in their first game played against North Myrtle Beach. South Florence won the toss and following the usual long kickoff from Zane Smith, they began play on their own 20 yard line. Billy Barlow stopped the Bruins …

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HCS continue with hybrid learning through Oct. 16, create COVID-19 case dashboard

By Ruben Lowman All schools throughout the district will continue with the hybrid learning plan for students until at least the end of next week, through Friday, Oct. 16, according to the latest updates from the state’s top health officials and their coronavirus reports.    Previously, DHEC had released its updated weekly disease activity report on Monday, with HCS following suit with their learning plan for the following two weeks. Last week DHEC announced it would alter the release of their reports to Thursday, in order to provide school districts with the most up-to-date information on the amount of COVID-19 …

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