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Members of the Yaupon Garden Club attend a luncheon at the C. B. Berry Center

By Mary Templeton The Yaupon Garden Club recently culminated their year during a luncheon at the C.B. Berry Center in Little River and a celebration with the Ecotots at Ocean Drive Elementary School in North Myrtle Beach. Several YGC members were honored for their contributions during 2018-19:  Jeanette Lyon was awarded the Ruby Reeves Bell Award for Outstanding Work, Phyllis Green received the Dallas Wallace Berry Horticulture Award, and Mary Templeton was awarded the Ann Keith Edens Community Service Award.  Graceann Phillips and Kathleen Kepenis were honored with Life Memberships in the Garden Clubs of South Carolina. The 2019-20 officers …

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Teacher influences Jaime to choose education

By Meg J. Williams Jaime Cech is Waterway Elementary’s Teacher Spotlight this week. She teaches 5th grade and is from Cortland, Ohio, and she loves the Ohio State Buckeyes! Jaime followed her family down south in 2002. Her mother lives nearby in North Carolina but she still manages to get back up north to visit. Her older sister lives in Hershey, Pa., with her husband and four children. Before leaving Ohio, she taught two years there after graduating from Youngstown State University with a bachelor’s degree in Education. Jaime has lived in the area for 17 years and has taught …

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NMB-Jones excited about new printer system

Loris-County treasurer offers new services to residents! If anyone can make the job of Horry County treasurer sound fun and exciting, it is its current leader, Angie Jones. “Lordy, I love coming to work,’’ she said. “I get so excited because we work hard here, but we have a good time doing it.’’ The 43 year old Aynor native is enthused about new services that make it easier for residents to pay their bills online for free and switching out the out-of-state company collecting payments to save the county money and give the business to a local bank. But even …

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Bring bicycles for free family event

The North Myrtle Beach Parks & 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 June 7 at 7 p.m. for a leisurely 3-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! Bring your own bicycles. …

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Rotary Club of NMB

On May 21 the Rotary Club of North Myrtle Beach had the pleasure of giving $10,000 in scholarships to some North Myrtle Beach High School seniors. The Rotary Club looks forward to these outstanding students doing great things in the world and their community. Left to right are Timara Vereen, MJ Michaud, Adonya Pertell, Roger Hemingway, Kaylin Regan, Kamryn Spanburg, Wyatt Robledo, Jordan Lewis, Brianna Todd and Dawson Hardee. On June 25 the Rotary Club will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary.

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Local politicians to speak at NMB Republican Club

The North Myrtle Beach Republican Club will be meeting on Thursday, June 13, starting at 7 p.m. at Boulineau’s in North Myrtle Beach. The speakers will be Senator Greg Hembree of Little River and Representative William Bailey, also of Little River. Senator Greg Hembree Senator Greg Hembree represents the citizens of Horry and Dillon Counties in Senate District 28. He received his B.B.A. in Economics from the University of Memphis in 1982 and his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law.  He was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 1986, and has also been admitted …

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McLeod Health hosts free women’s health panel

At McLeod Health, they want to keep you informed of the latest medical information. Join them for dinner and a discussion about Women’s Health on Thursday, June 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. at McLeod Seacoast Hospital in Little River. This free, informational event will feature an expert panel of physicians discussing topics such as pelvic health, menopause, GERD, diabetes, stroke, heart health and more. The panel of physicians includes Dr. Chris McCauley of McLeod OBGYN Seacoast, Dr. Lacie Edmison of McLeod Digestive Health Center Seacoast, Dr. Viki Papathanasiou of McLeod Family Medicine Carolina Forest, Dr. Josh Sibille of McLeod …

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Blue Crab Festival

Pictured are several Little River Lions at their booth during the recent Blue Crab Festival.  Each year they have a booth and sell brooms, have a 50-50 drawing and give away lollipops to people and their children.  The winner of this years 50-50 drawing was Dan Faucher of Georgetown. The Lions Club is a non-profit and all donations they receive are put back into the community.  They build handicap rqmps for the disabled, provide eye glasses for people who otherwise could not afford them, sponsor eye screenings at the schools, award scholarships  and much more.

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Strawderman accomplishes many goals at NMBHS

North Myrtle Beach High School Principal Trevor Stawderman will be moving from North Myrtle Beach High School this coming school year. Strawderman will be going to the Charleston County School District where he will be serving as an executive director under superintendent Gerrita Postlewait. Postlewait is a former superintendent of schools in Horry County. Strawderman has been influential in the North Myrtle Beach community and his absence will be sorely missed. In his 10 year tenure at North Myrtle Beach High School Strawderman has been a strong advocate for school and athletic facility renovations, changes in instruction and has raised …

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North Myrtle Beach Children Recognized

Four North Myrtle Beach school children were recognized at the state American Legion Auxiliary convention last Saturday for their first place essays on the topic of Veteran Homelessness. They were all sponsored by Little River ALA Post #186. Students were: Cassie Difloure, Sienna Cooper, Lillian Freeman and Ean Bane. Post Delegates were: Rachel Culp, Bette McMoreow and Chris McCreavy.

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