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Rotary Club makes financial gift at gala

The 9th Annual Wigs for Cancer Gala, hosted by Marlisa Small, was held last Saturday at the Hilton on Beach Club Drive in Myrtle Beach.  Five hundred people were in attendance.  The proceeds from the event are used to assist people with cancer to have professional wigs to improve their mental and physical outlook on life while undergoing treatment for cancer. Marlisa is also a member of the Rotary Club of Little River Sunset Edition and to help start the evening, Craig Hill and Paula Yanis of the Rotary Club made a financial contribution to Marlisa on behalf of all …

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Purses with Purpose charity event is set

GFWC North Myrtle Beach Woman’s Club will once again host an evening to benefit local charities on Thursday, April 2, at 5:30 p.m. at the Marina Inn Grande Dunes.  The club is excited to have Martin Heat and Air returning as this year’s title sponsor.  Martin Heat and Air installs and services heating and air conditioning systems throughout Horry County. “This is our eighth year and time flies when you’re doing Purses! This is real girl power working in conjunction with community support. It’s amazing to think that considering all previous seven years, we have probably raised between $325,000 and …

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Martin is employee of month

During the Monday, Feb. 17, North Myrtle Beach City Council meeting, Parks & Recreation General Concessions Manager Steven Martin was named Employee of the Month for February for his contributions to the success of the 2019 Great Christmas Light Show at the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex. Martin planned, set up and operated mobile point-of-sale tablets used at The Great Christmas Light Show. This enabled staff to presell tickets to cars waiting in line before the gates opened. On some nights, he and staff processed up to 208 vehicles in advance of gates opening, enabling guests to drive …

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Great detective work leads to resolution of a 1996 homicide case in the city

On June 2, 1996, 23-year-old Shawn Marie Neal was found deceased in a condominium at 3217 South Ocean Boulevard in North Myrtle Beach. An indepth investigation was undertaken by the North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety (NMBDPS) with assistance from the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED). Despite the investigators’ best efforts, the case went “cold” and remained unsolved. In November 2017, relying on advances in investigative technology that include DNA collection and cataloging, NMBDPS investigators reopened the Neal investigation. Their goal was to bring closure to the victim’s family members and to serve justice. NMBDPS investigators conducted a thorough …

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Chatterbox

Lenton YATES sending “hello” to a very, very longtime customer of Hoskins on opening day last Thursday…Charlene and Dan LYNAM taking a long weekend trip to celebrate their very special anniversary…Charlie DIETRICK off to Florida to check out the living and events there…Dolly McDERMOTT is ready for you to become a sponsor of the upcoming Purses with Purpose charity event…Jeri McCUMBEE is again serving as chairperson of the Purses with Purpose community fundraiser…Get well wishes and a lot of love being sent to Jan JONES who is nursing a broken wrist…Everyone is so proud of Lillian FREEMAN and her many …

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Chiefs wrestlers beat Beaufort to get to Lower State game but lose to Hartsville to end season

By John Smithson The North Myrtle Beach High School wrestling team beat visiting Beaufort last Monday 42-31 to earn a berth in the Lower State Championship match but then lost to Hartsville on Wednesday by a 42-29 score. The match against Beaufort got off to a good start for the Chiefs as their 220-pound wrestler Clay Butler pinned Degin Lowery in :59. Malachi Black (285) then took only 47 seconds to pin Terrence Wilson and the Chiefs had a 12-0 lead. As the lower weight wrestlers continued, Beaufort’s Gary Bayne (106) won a major decision over Jackson Smith with a …

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NMB basketball teams split region games with Wilson and Hartsville

The North Myrtle Beach Lady Chiefs lost their second region game to Wilson at home last Tuesday before bouncing back with a win at Hartsville on Friday. The Chiefs did the opposite, winning a close one over Wilson, then losing in the last seconds at Hartsville. The Lady Chiefs loss to Wilson by a 55-49 score was a tale of two halves, the first one belonging to the Chiefs and the second going to the Lady Tigers and one special player named Loyal McQueen. North Myrtle Beach had a rebound basket by Daveona Hatchell in the first two minutes and …

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NMB VFW Post 10804 wins recognition for their newsletter

That’s the record North Myrtle Beach Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10804 achieved this past weekend at the Department of S.C., VFW’S Winter Conference in Columbia, when the Post, again, won the Outstanding Post Newsletter in S.C. for 2019. The award is based on criteria that includes an informed membership, listing leadership contact information, membership recruiting, support of Post functions that effect the civilian population, such as promoting student and teacher recognition programs like Voice of Democracy, Patriots Pen and Outstanding Teacher. Promoting distribution of Buddy Poppies (the Post’s annual fundraiser for helping veterans in need). Most importantly, keeping the …

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Annual meeting set

Members are encouraged to attend the annual meeting of the Little River Water and Sewerage Company, Inc. in the Conference Room at the Little River Water and Sewerage Office at 2375 Hwy. 111 in Little River on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be available. The purpose of the annual meeting is to elect members to serve as directors and to present other business outlined in the agenda. This year they will be electing three directors to fill three-year terms. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for registration. The Board of Directors have received Notices of Intent …

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