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Graduating 20 years apart, mothers and daughters celebrate a unique bond

Eleven graduates from North Myrtle Beach High School gathered for a special reunion on Aug. 24, 2019. The occasion was to celebrate the seven 1971 North Myrtle Beach High School graduates and their daughters, who graduated together in 1991. “When I was in high school, I recognized that the mothers of two of my classmates graduated with my mother,” said Teowonna Clifton, organizer of the gathering. “I thought that was a wonderful coincidence that bonded us.” Years later, Clifton decided to host a luncheon to bring together the mothers who were classmates and their daughters who were also classmates. “But …

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Tree City Board picks Turkey Oak for Tree of Month Award

The North Myrtle Beach Tree City Board selected a Turkey Oak located at Rountree Printing at 2404 Madison Drive as its Tree of the Month for September. In 1971, prior to buying the beach house and starting Rountree Printing, Steve Rountree moved into the house as a rental tenant. B.R. Hunt, the original owner, told Steve the tree was already there when the house was built shortly after Hurricane Hazel. The tree is 80-90 years old. The Turkey Oak or Quercus laevis is a member of the red oak group of oaks. It is native to the southeastern United States, …

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Senator Lindsey Graham to visit North Myrtle Beach restaurant

On Friday, Sept. 13, Horry County Republicans will gather for a “Kick Off To Victory 2020”. Come out and enjoy dinner, good conversation and meet others who share your same political beliefs. They will also focus on Victory in 2020. Rioz Brazilian Steak House is offering meats carved tableside, an extensive salad bar and cocktails. It is located at 1315 Hwy. 17 N. in North Myrtle Beach. The cost of the dinner is $25 per person and you must pay at the door. The event does get started at 5:00 p.m. but we do ask you give yourself plenty of …

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Coyne files for Cherry Grove Council seat

Fred Coyne filed for the seat he now holds on the North Myrtle Beach City Council. He has served the citizens of the city for the past eight years. Coyne siad, “It has been my honor to serve the great people of the city of North Myrtle Beach for the past eight years. I filed to run for another term as your City Councilman. Over the past eight years, we have worked hard to improve fiscal spending, lower taxes and restore our beaches and the infrastructure of the city. I am excited for the future as we continue to work …

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Baldwin seeks re-election to Crescent Beach Ward

J.O. Baldwin is seeking re-election to the Crescent Beach council seat he has held for fifteen years. Baldwin said, “I am eager to announce that I will be seeking re-election for the Crescent Beach District North Myrtle Beach Council Seat. It has been an honor to serve on the North Myrtle Beach City Council for the past fifteen years and I appreciate the confidence you have placed in me. During this time there have been many accomplishments like maintaining the lowest property tax in Horry County and one of the lowest in the State of South Carolina. City Council continues …

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Chatterbox

Have a safe and happy Labor Day weekend EVERYONE…Many thanks to YAUPON GARDEN CLUB for the attractive 2019-2020 yearbook with a lot of useful information in it…Get well wishes and lots of love being sent to an extra special sister, Helen “Boots” SMITH, who means so much…TACO BELL coming to former Tilghman Insurance building spot at corner of Highway 17 North and Second Avenue North in city…A Discount Tire STORE going to be built on the former Bob Evans Restaurant property…Vivian and Billy SKIPPER spending a mini-vacation in Florida recently…John SMITHSON out and about and stopping by to check on …

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North Myrtle Beach Republican Club

The guest speaker September 12th at the North Myrtle Beach Republican meeting is Danny Knight, executive director of the Solid Waste Authority. Many of you may know that prior to coming to work at the Solid Waste Authority, he held the position of Horry County Administrator for ten years. In total he has worked for Horry County 31 years and held a variety of positions to include, Public Works Director and Assistant County Administrator. What you may not know is that he began his professional career as a middle/high school teacher and taught in the Horry County Schools system for …

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At the 2019 South Carolina Association of Countywide Elected Executives

At the 2019 South Carolina Association of Countywide Elected Executives (SCACEE) Conference, South Carolina Representative William Bailey of Little River was the guest speaker. Pictured, left to right, are Horry County Auditor and SCACEE President, Dr. M. Lois Eargle; Horry County Council Chairman, Johnny Gardner, special guest and opening speaker; and Horry County Treasurer Angie Jones, newly elected SCACEE board member.

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Free family-friendly event ends with party

The North Myrtle Beach Parks and Recreation Department announces its next Pedal in the Park with a Luau theme. Bring your bicycles out to the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex on Aug. 30 at 7 p.m. for a leisurely three-mile starlit bike ride. The ride starts at 7:30 p.m. and will begin and end at the amphitheater. This event will premiere our new Junior Course (1 mile). This is not a race so you can bike at your own pace. This is a free event that will be sure to get the whole family moving. Please bring your …

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Program helps veterans

The Little River Elks have partnered again with the United Methodist Church Armed Services Assistance Program (ASAP). This program provides about $110 worth of food monthly to needy veterans in Horry County. Currently, there are from 52 to 63 veterans that participate in this food distribution program. It takes about $480 to support one veteran for one year. This vital program is essential to these veterans who can barely sustain themselves from month to month. The Little River Elks have a strong veterans support group to assist those veterans to have a better quality of life. The Elks motto is …

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