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Garden club celebrates National Garden Week

Looking back on the month of June, Yaupon Garden Club members shared the beauty of plants and inspired gardening in the community during National Garden Week. Photos by Pam Maness Ann Hughes and Joyce Metts created a garden themed display at the CB Berry Center in Little River.  Free wildflower seed packets and small bags of compost were provided. At the North Myrtle Beach Area Historical Museum, Dorothy Bambach and Graceann Phillips designed a  flower planting theme at the gardening shed. Graceann Phillips puts the finishing touches on a very informative horticulture exhibit at the North Myrtle Beach Library. Kim …

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Driftwood Garden Club sponsors garden tour

Hats off to the gardeners and wannabes and those who appreciate garden design and art at the 2nd Annual Driftwood Garden Tour held on Saturday, June 1. The 2019 self-guided tour featured 10 gardens in the North Myrtle Beach and Little River area. For the second year, La Belle Amie Vineyard and the North Myrtle Beach Area Historical Museum participated in the tour. Roughly 100 tour-goers, including members of several garden clubs throughout the Coastal District, were treated to delightful and unique pollinator and succulent gardens, native plants, vegetables, herbs, fruit trees, colorful potted plants, shade plants, garden art and …

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North Myrtle Beach City Council Schedule Meetings

Just a reminder that the regularly scheduled North Myrtle Beach City Council meetings for July, August, September and November in calendar year 2019 are: July 15, August 19, September 16 and November 4. All other months in calendar year 2019 follow the normal two-per-month meeting schedule: Dates are: October 7, October 21, December 2 and December 16. City Council has the option to hold special called council meetings when necessary. If such meetings are necessary  public notice and agendas are shared via www.NMB.us, www.Facebook.com/cityofnmb and through the city’s email news groups.

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Lions install new officers

The Little River Lions Club held its annual installation and awards dinner on June 18 at Mulligan’s Restaurant in Little River. The officers for the Lions year of 2019-20 are: President Verne Cappell, 1st Vice President Nick Lopano, 2nd Vice President Richard Hawks, Secretary Arleen Lopano, Treasurer Bruno Stepanski, Tail Twister Brian Hock, Lion Tamer Tom Starnick, Membership Director Terri Azar, Director At Large Judy Wallace, IPP and Service Chairperson Al Cremen, LCIF & Program Coordinator and Marketing Communications Chairperson Randy Edwards.  Past District Govenor George O’Neill installed the new officers. PDG George O’Neill is also a member of the …

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Enjoy free family activities

The Family Summer Event at Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s began on Saturday, June 22, featuring free fun workshops, activities and games where kids and families can learn skills to enjoy great outdoor adventures together. The interactive activities continue through Sunday, July 21, at Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s locations across the United States and Canada. Free weekly workshops are conducted by store experts every Thursday and Saturday from 12 noon to 3 p.m. and every Sunday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. providing the entire family the chance to learn the basics of camping, fishing, shooting and archery. Other …

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Knights of Columbus help community

Number 7122 from Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach continues serving in North Myrtle Beach and the surrounding areas.They raise money in various ways to help those in need. One of the ways is the food pantry that is located at the church. Proceeds are raised through their pasta dinners which are hosted every first Tuesday of the month. SONY DSC The next pasta dinner will be held on July 2 from 4:00-6:30 p.m. The annual Christmas dinner dance and going out into the public at Walmart, etc. to accumulate funds for disabled children, …

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City reacts to County’s decision to collect hospitality, accommodations taxes within city limits

Today, June 25, Horry County announced it intends to collect hospitality and accommodations taxes within the city of North Myrtle Beach. Only the city of North Myrtle Beach has the legal right to establish and collect these taxes within its jurisdiction. Horry County has absolutely no authority to do so and is in clear violation of law. In overwhelming fashion, the recent Court order associated with CIVIL ACTION NO. 2019-CP-26-01732 opposed Horry County’s actions in this regard. The same Court order identified the plaintiff as “City of Myrtle Beach, For Itself and a Class of Similarly Situated Plaintiffs”, which clearly …

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Band will present free concert

You are invited to enjoy a free concert featuring the Blackwater Rhythm & Blues band on Thursday, June 27, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Horseshoe on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach. They will feature beach music and blues hits. Bring a beach chair and be comfortable. The free concert is part of the North Myrtle Beach Parks & Recreation Department’s Music on Main summer concert series sponsored by Coastal Carolina National Bank (CCNB). For day of event weather information call the “Rec Check” hotline at (843) 280-5594, follow on Facebook or visit their website http://parks.nmb.us. .

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Artist’s work on display at city hall

Sean Poole M. Poole, the artist, said, “I’ve long said words are my paint. Now pictures tell my stories. Inspired by a wide variety of influence from fine art to underground comix, I mix media and materials to develop a style I call Surreal and Symbolic Absurd Expressionism of Narrative Kitsch.  Canvas and paper are the stage upon which I tell my tales. The act of painting is the performance. The resulting image is a record of the act, an impression of an expression of experience, imbued with one meaning for the artist and containing an entirely separate significance for …

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