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Sea turtles nesting season begins in North Myrtle Beach

By Ruben Lowman Sea turtle nesting season began in South Carolina this month and will continue until the end of October. That means we will hopefully be seeing these endangered and ancient creatures soon here in North Myrtle Beach. I recently spoke with Linda Mataya of the North Myrtle Beach Sea Turtle Patrol in order to find out more information about these beautiful animals. Her organization of all-volunteers has been helping to protect, monitor and study sea turtles who make North Myrtle Beach beaches their temporary home during the summer months since 2010. She recounted to me that they walk …

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NMBHS seniors appreciate having graduation on their football field

By Ruben Lowman North Myrtle Beach seniors have the option to participate in an in-person graduation ceremony, including a group commencement that will take place on the high school football field. Students can choose between a socially-distanced group ceremony with up to two guests, or an individualized ceremony including eight of their loved ones. The announcement came late last week, quickly following Horry County Schools’ confirmation that district principals would have the ability to choose how their graduations would be conducted. HCS had initially stated that they would be holding virtual graduations for the Class of 2020 across the county, …

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Next round of paving to begin soon

The city’s paving contractor will soon begin milling and paving operations on the following streets. They are: 24th Avenue North, 13th Avenue North, Tilghman Forest Drive (Tilghman Forest Subdivision), Coral Sands Drive (Tilghman Forest Subdivision), Coral Reef Drive (Tilghman Forest Subdivision), Swan Lake Drive (Tilghman Forest Subdivision), Sand Dollar Court (Tilghman Forest Subdivision), Sea Horse Court (Tilghman Forest Subdivision), 2nd Avenue North, Rosemary Lane (Tilghman Woods Subdivision), Jerdon Circle (Tilghman Woods Subdivision), Live Oak Court (Tilghman Woods Subdivision), Dogwood Place (Tilghman Woods Subdivision), North Oak Drive, South Oak Drive, 2nd Avenue South, 5th Avenue South, 9th Avenue South and Belle …

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City Council passes second reading of ordinance annexing property

By Pat Dowling During the Monday, May 18, North Myrtle Beach City Council meeting, the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce presented an overview of its communications plan regarding economic recovery in North Myrtle Beach as it involves residents and visitors. Access the report at www.NMB.us under Press Releases on the homepage or via this link: http://www.nmb.us/files/pdf/uploads/pressPublic/866-5%2018%202020%20Update%20on%20NMB%20Chamber%20Recovery%20Plans%20(2).pdf. Longevity awards were provided to five city employees. The awards are provided in five-year increments to employees who consistently offer excellent customer service. The award winners are Clerk of Court/Municipal Judge Kerry Smith (30 years of service), Business License Inspector Melissa Babson (25), …

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Chatterbox

Remember to honor those who have served and are serving on Monday as we observe MEMORIAL DAY under the most unusual conditions ever…Faye BELLAMY so very proud of granddaughter Emma ending the school year for her third grade students with a drive-by treat from the ice cream truck last Saturday ending at the First Baptist Church of North Myrtle Beach…Frances PELLETIER off to spend a few months up north and then will return to the beach for a few months during “snowbird“ season…A lot of local BUSINESSES back open after weeks of closure and some not back in the groove …

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Turn swamp back to wetland to serve higher purpose

Turn swamp back to wetland to serve higher purpose By Bubby Vereen This is an open letter to the Mayor and City Council members of North Myrtle Beach. Please honorable Mayor and City Council members help us, the concerned citizens of North Myrtle Beach, to help stop the draining and developing of the swamp going into Cherry Grove Beach. It is the last small piece of undeveloped land we have left within the city limits and if something is not done soon it will be just another piece of concrete and steel. We already have too many vacant buildings, too …

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McLeod nurses receive DAISY Awards

Pictured from left to right are Melissa Jones, Administrative Nursing Supervisor; Van Aguilar, RN; and Nancy Barnes, McLeod Health Loris Chief Nursing Officer. McLeod Health Seacoast in Little River and McLeod Health Loris in Loris recently awarded two nurses a Daisy Award for their outstanding service and care. Haleigh Milligan, RN, a staff nurse on the Medical/Surgical floor at McLeod Health Seacoast, and Jose “Van” Aguilar, RN, a staff nurse in the Intensive Care Unit at McLeod Health Loris, were recently announced as the May DAISY Award recipients. Milligan and Aguilar are the first recipients of the DAISY Award at …

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VFW Post 10804 helps out veterans in need

By Bill LaMonte Recently, Ron Wilson, director of The Veterans Welcome Home and Resource Center (better known as the Hutton House) located on Highway 57 in Little River, sent a request to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10804 of North Myrtle Beach. The Resource Center provides assistance to area veterans and their families. They provide such things as food, clothing, job training, job finding, transportation, limited financial help in paying bills, paying household needs like utilities and rent/mortgage and even providing on site temporary living. The request to VFW Post 10804 was a need for groceries to help feed …

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High schools to hold in-person graduations

By Ruben Lowman In-person graduations will now be held for seniors at high schools throughout the district, as voted on this week by the Horry County School Board. There is flexibility for high school principals in the county to decide the specifics of their graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2020, such as whether to hold it inside or outside, and whether to honor all students at one time or divided into smaller groups. “Tonight, the board voted to have in-person graduation ceremonies for the high schools and the program schools, leaving a lot of planning and logistics to the …

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Chatterbox

Susie WATSON joining the ranks of retirement tomorrow and everyone wishing her the very best of everything as she adapts to her slower non-working life…Cindy HERMS arriving just in time to get things back up to current status…Jean BOSEMAN receiving special delivery Mother’s Day card last Friday afternoon…A great big thanks to Felix SERRA for adding a lot of blue color to a much needed item…Jean McLAUGHLIN going to be a wonderful mom to her new family addition…Sally FLOYD such a thoughtful person…Jenean TODD always remembering her friend at the beach on holidays and thanks for the beautiful cards and …

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