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Schroll enters Lions Hall of Fame.

Congratulations to PDG Marion Schroll, a member of the Little River Lions Club. He has been nominated and duly elected to the South Carolina Hall of Fame.  His name has been entered into the permanent book of the Hall of Fame which will be kept forever in the archives at the Lions Building in Columbia. A plaque was presented to him by Past District Governor Randy Edwards.

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Enjoy two free concerts this week

The city of North Myrtle Beach Parks & Recreation is excited to kick off their annual Summer Concert Series events.  The popular events, Music On Main and Sounds of Summer, begin this week.  Each concert is scheduled from 7 until 9 p.m. and is free to the public and features a variety of bands. Music on Main kicks off on Thursday, May 16 featuring Envision from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Horseshoe in North Myrtle Beach.  Concert-goers can expect an incredible variety of Motown and beach hits. Envision’s stage show is as exciting to watch as it is …

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Closing to Occur by June 21 on Dunes

On May 2, the city of North Myrtle Beach and Hillside Development, LLC signed a contract for the purchase and sale of 7.24 acres of the 9.35-acre site popularly known as Ingram Dunes. The purchase price is $2.5 million, based on an appraisal ordered by the landowner. The family of Charles Ingram will contribute $1.4 million to the purchase and the city of North Myrtle Beach, using its $500,000 contribution, a $500,000 grant from the S.C. Conservation Bank and donations from members of the public, will pay the remaining $1.1 million. A closing on the property will occur on or …

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Chatterbox

Thanks to Jim WOOD for sharing message…Randy “Fish” FISHER keeping in touch with his North Myrtle Beach friends and he and Anne Marie are doing great in Travelers Rest…Vera TIPTON watching “Wheel of Fortune” show daily starring Vanna WHITE and Mrs. Vera’s daughter Margie taking excellent care of her in Alabama…Hunter PLATT always in the know about upcoming happenings in and about the local and surrounding areas…James JORDAN proud of his award and publicity…Horace CAMPBELL feeling so much better these days as he is getting out and about more…Bill La MONTE always lending a great big helping hand to the …

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Beach music event still being presented in O.D.

O.D. Party 2000 was produced by MiDog, Inc., and Water Dog Promotions featuring such greats as Bill Pickney & the Original Drifters, Billy Scott & The Prophets, Miss Janice Barnett, Clifford Curry & The Sugarbees, The Flamingos, The Del Vikings, Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs, The Tams, Barbara Lewis, Shirley Alston Reeves & The Shirelles, The Showmen, Subway and the Marvelettes. Skipper “Water Dog” Hough was the founder of this historical beach music event. He started his career in Myrtle Beach in 1958 with Johnny Parks.  Judge John Breeden sent him to Ocean Drive to work as a lifeguard for …

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Legislative Update Week 18

Overview The House gaveled to a close this week after dozens of bills and the Sine Die Resolution passed both the House and Senate. This was the first year of a two-year session that focused primarily on transformative education reform, presenting a balanced and efficient budget, solutions for Santee Cooper, and the pro-life ‘Heartbeat’ legislation. Although regular session has ended, we will continue to work over the next few weeks in conference committees. We will return in two weeks for a special session to discuss Santee Cooper, vote on the budget, and receive any vetoes from Governor McMaster. We passed …

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NMB Chamber names Waterway Furniture May Legacy Business

The North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, Convention and Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce that Waterway Furniture Company has been selected as the May Legacy Business of the Month. Waterway Furniture was founded by the late J.B. and Josephine Livingston in May 1956. The business has operated continually for the past 63 years. The current owner, J.R. Jordan, first started working at Waterway Furniture as a salesman at age 19. He was fortunate to be able to purchase the business 12 years later from the Livingstons.    J.R. laughs when he recalls his pay when he started working at …

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NMB Woman’s Club makes contribution

“GFWC North Myrtle Beach Woman’s Club member, Debbie Ritter presented a club check in the amount of $1,000 as a contribution to Grand Strand Blue Star Mothers. Connie Muirhead, president of Grand Strand Blue Star Mothers, received the donation. The Grand Strand Blue Star Mothers is a non-profit, non-sectarian, non-political organization that supports families whose family members are serving in the U.S. military and it also supports military members during their tour of service. If you would like more information about this organization, visit its web site at http://grandstrandbluestarmothers.com. Contributions of the GFWC North Myrtle Beach Woman’s Club are given …

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Mayor signs proclamation denoting tourism week

Prior to the May 6 North Myrtle Beach City Council meeting, council members met in executive session for a legal briefing regarding the Sandridge Development Agreement. Council took no action. During the May 6 meeting, Mayor Marilyn Hatley presented a proclamation naming the week of May 5-11 as National Travel & Tourism week in North Myrtle Beach. Mayor Hatley said the city of North Myrtle Beach welcomes an estimated 4 million visitors annually and visitor spending is more than $467 million annually. Visitors pay more than $5.8 million in local taxes. Travel to and within the United States generated more …

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