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Register for Ocean Rescue Junior Lifeguard Program

Register now for the city’s January 21-March 12 Ocean Rescue Junior Lifeguard program at the North Myrtle Beach Aquatic & Fitness Center (AFC). Classes are Tuesday and Thursday from 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. at the center. The program focuses on people ages 9-15 who enjoy the beach and ocean, and who would like to learn water safety and lifesaving skills, including CPR, while also participating in fun games and activities. For successful participants, the program can also offer a path to eventual seasonal employment as one of the city’s paid ocean lifeguards (age 16-plus). The North Myrtle Beach Public …

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CHATTERBOX

Thanks to Santee Cooper EMPLOYEES for getting the early morning job completed moving poles and wires…Get well wishes to Sherry BARNES from her beach friends…Former tennis coach and teacher Jesse MEDLOCK sending greetings after a lot of years to one of his student’s family…Jean BOSEMAN offering to lend a helping hand…Jennifer REED such an awesome mother to three beautiful children…Congratulations to Angela Gause BROWN on receiving your Humanitarian Award!!!Friends sending happy birthday wishes to Wanda WILDER on her special day, Nov. 23…Judy HESTER at home after a week’s stay at Seacoast Medical Center…John SMITHSON such a good granddaddy…RE/MAX Southern Shores …

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The Rotary Club of Little River

At the past meeting of the Rotary Club of Little River, Marty Richardson, left, was recognized as a Major Donor of the Rotary Foundation.  Past District Governor Bernie Riedel, right, made the trip from Hilton Head Island to present Marty with his recognition from Rotary International.  Past District Governor Bart Mahoney is in the background.

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McLeod Foundation raises over $50,000 for cancer patients

The McLeod Health Foundation benefiting McLeod Loris Seacoast raised over $50,000 at the McLeod Health Cancer Benefit Golf Classic presented by MagMutual. This two day golf event was held on Friday, Nov. 8, and Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Dye Club at Barefoot Resort & Golf in North Myrtle Beach. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the cancer patients at McLeod Seacoast through the HOPE Fund (Helping Oncology Patients Everyday). The HOPE Fund was established for cancer patient support services and to provide the oncology staff with the improved access for the immediate assistance for their patients. The HOPE Fund …

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Stay safe from scams during the holidays

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and scammers are looking to take advantage of your holiday spirit. While it’s impossible to know every scam out there, knowing the common red flags will keep you safe. A fraudster often: Asks you to pay in prepaid debit cards, gift cards, wire or bank transfer. Prepaid debit and gift cards are used like cash. Once in the hands of a fraudster, the money is gone and nearly impossible to trace. Same goes for a wire or bank transfer. Asks you to verify personal information. Scammers love cash but your private information …

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Teacher enjoys helping her kids learn to read

By Meg Williams: A long time resident of North Myrtle Beach, Amanda Todd is very familiar with yelling “Go Chiefs.” Mrs. Todd is in her ninth year of teaching and currentky teaches first grade at Waterway Elementary. Amanda earned her bachelors degree in Early Education and her masters in Education in Literacy at Coastal Carolina University. Amanda was first inspired to teach by a former North Myrtle Beach school teacher, Vicki Lewis.  After Mrs. Lewis a long list of some of North Myrtle Beach’s best followed including Amanda McDuffie, Jill Chandler, Kelly Gurney, Carol Adams and Amanda Earnhardt. The most …

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NMB Chamber recognizes small businesses in city as the Business of the Month

The North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, CVB is proud to recognize all the small and locally owned businesses in the city of North Myrtle Beach as the November 2019 Business of the Month. The Saturday after Thanksgiving is always recognized as “Small Business Saturday”, an advertising program developed by American Express. The North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, CVB is taking that one step further and is encouraging shoppers to visit small and locally owned businesses every day of the year, not just on Small Business Saturday. Pete Brooks, Chief of Staff for the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of …

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NMB Lions to recognize Diabetes Awareness Month

November is recognized as Diabetes Awareness Month.  Lions International members have as a primary mission the eradication of preventable blindness. Diabetes retinopathy is the leading cause of vision loss in adults aged 20-74 years and has been ranked as the fifth most prevalent cause of preventable blindness and severe vision loss.  In response to this serious disease the North Myrtle Beach Lions conducted an educational outreach program at Boulineau’s on Friday, Nov. 15, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Lions distributed helpful information including a pamphlet , “It’s Not Too Late To Prevent Diabetes.” According to North Myrtle Beach Lions …

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Freeman appointed to school board

The Horry County School Board has filled the vacant District One seat. The seat has been filled by W. Russell Freeman, the senior pastor at Little River United Methodist Church on Highway 17 in Little River. Russell Freeman is a graduate of both Wofford College and Emory University and has served churches around the state of South Carolina including those in Loris and Little River. He was sworn in during the school board meeting on Tuesday night. Freeman is the father of three children in Horry County Schools, two daughters who go to North Myrtle Beach High School and a …

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Brown honored with Humanitarian Award

Angela Gause Brown is a native of Horry County and resides in Little River. She is a 1992 graduate of North Myrtle Beach High School. Angela continued her education at Charleston Southern University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Sociology with a minor in Criminal Justice. She is a member of the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Angela has been employed with the Horry County Sheriff’s Department for the last 21 years and is the Director of Victim’s Services at J. Reuben Long Detention Center in Conway. She has served on the Advisory Boards for Criminal Justice, Paralegal …

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