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Easter Coloring Contest

Let’s have some fun! Send us an email to nmbtimes@sc.rr.com and let us know which picture you would like for us to send you to color for our contest. We will have a drop box outside the North Myrtle Beach Times office at 203 Hwy. 17 North for you to drop your pictures with your name, address, age and phone number so we can contact you if you win! You can also email back your completed pictures or pick up a copy from the office. We will publish the winners in the April 9, 2020, edition. Please have your pictures …

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Tidelands Health issues an urgent appeal for volunteer community sewing help

As part of its ongoing response to the COVID-19 coronavirus threat, Tidelands Health is issuing an urgent appeal to community residents who can sew. The health system has several thousand new, never-used N95 respirators in its warehouse. The respirators were acquired during a previous public health emergency but never used. While the N95 respirators themselves are in new condition, the elastic straps have become brittle over time. Before the respirators can be made available to clinical staff, the straps need to be replaced. “We are reaching out to our community and asking for your help,” said Pam Maxwell, the health …

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Chatterbox

Jean BOSEMAN such an intelligent lady who cares about the welfare of others…Sarah BROWN sending nice message to newspaper to “keep up the great work” and the team thanks you…Dr. Mike MILLS effectively explaining how to be safer in today’s coronavirus pandemic…Angie KRALL sending message to take care and stay well from Thomas Realty…Emma WILLIAMS, Scarlet, Madison and Kimmy taking one day at a time in Parma, Ohio, until we get through these scary times for everyone…Susan PLATT having so many great ideas to share for the area…Cleo and Dick STEELE will soon be moving back to Ohio to be …

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City buildings closed to public, services continue

By Pat Dowling On Monday, March 23, all City of North Myrtle Beach buildings closed to entry by the public until further notice. However, all city employees report to work as usual and all city services continue according to their regular schedules. Police, Fire/Rescue, Sanitation, Water and Sewer and all other city services are provided as usual, the only difference being that all city buildings are closed to entry by the public. Many of our daily customers can conduct business with the city online. These online options are available to you: Renew business licenses and pay hospitality taxes at https://northmyrtlebeach.progressivecloud.net/webrenewals/. …

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Chatterbox

Bill BENNETT arriving at just the right time to run a very special errand for longtime friend and many thanks for your help…Cleo STEELE always remembering her friends…Hayleigh VEREEN being such a good girl when she had an ear procedure done and everyone is so very proud of her…Barbara COFFEY checking on her beach friends…A big CROWD still filling Main Street in North Myrtle Beach after the St. Patrick’s Day Parade was canceled last Saturday…Spring officially begins today meaning “SPRING HAS SPRUNG”…Grandma glad to have Ruben LOWMAN and Andrea MAESTRE helping out at the newspaper…EVERYONE looking for better days for …

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NMB Chamber earns 5-Star accreditation

By Pete Brooks The United States Chamber of Commerce, at its board meeting last week, awarded the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, Convention & Visitors Bureau with 5-Star Accreditation for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures and positive impact on the community. “Accreditation validates a chamber as having programs that benefit its local economy and positively influence its community,” said Raymond P. Towle, IOM, CAE, U.S. Chamber vice president of Federation Relations and Institute for Organization Management. “We applaud these organizations for advancing the principles of free enterprise.” Accreditation is the only national program that recognizes chambers for their …

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City Council adopted emergency ordinance, declaration last Monday

By Pat Dowling During their regularly scheduled March 16, 7 p.m. meeting, the North Myrtle Beach City Council adopted an emergency ordinance and an emergency declaration. Just as the city adopts emergency ordinances and declarations for hurricanes, this declaration positions the city to be able to respond to COVID-19 related issues as they may arise locally. It also positions the city to qualify for state or federal reimbursements that may be provided to help reduce the impact that COVID-19 related expenditures may have on the city’s budget. The city’s public parks, recreation centers and the AFC are open. Parks staff …

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Tree City Board selects March Tree of Month

This transplanted Magnolia tree graces the rear lawn of the North Myrtle Beach Parks & Sports Complex administration building. By Pat Dowling The North Myrtle Beach Tree City Board presented its March Tree of the Month award to the City of North Myrtle Beach for having relocated many mature trees, shrubs and small grasses from the site of the city’s new digital information sign on Highway 17 to multiple city parks. Thirty-one mature holly, magnolia, palm and other varieties of trees ranging from 12 feet to 25 feet tall, and 79 smaller shrubs and grasses are now growing in public …

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St. Patrick’s Day parade and festival Saturday

Decorated golf carts have always been a big part of the North Myrtle Beach Annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. The 32nd Annual North Myrtle Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival will be on Saturday, March 14, on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach. The parade begins at 9 a.m. and the festival runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The one-day rain or shine event attracts more than 40,000 people annually. The North Strand Optimist Club organizes the parade and all entry fees go to help the youth of the community. The festival offers over 150 food, arts and …

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