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City Council recognizes Smith for her service as she retires

The North Myrtle Beach City Council held a Monday, December 16, meeting in City Council chambers at City Hall. City Council adopted a resolution approving a settlement agreement in principle between the City of Myrtle Beach and Horry County regarding hospitality fees and authorized the city manager to sign the document(s) on behalf of the city. City Council entered into an executive session to discuss the annual performance evaluation of the city attorney. Council took no action. City Council issued a proclamation commending Beam & Associates personnel H. Wayne Beam, PhD., Braxton Kyzer, P.E., and Mike Kirby, P.E., for their …

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Christmas Parade winners brought cheers

Every year Main Street in North Myrtle Beach is host to the annual Christmas Parade. This year’s parade was held on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 5:30 p.m. With a total of 112 entries, the parade brought delight and holiday cheer to all who attended. Main Street was filled with people watching the parade and catching lots of holiday candy. As the parade turned left onto Ocean Boulevard the judges scored each entry based on creativity and holiday spirit. This year’s judges were Wanda Bellamy, retired director of the Little River Welcome Center; Teressa Dew, a second-generation owner of Dew’s; and …

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CHATTERBOX

EVERYONE being wished a very Merry Christmas!!!City Clerk Merideth SMITH retiring after sixteen years of service to the city and this community and receiving a standing ovation during the Monday night North Myrtle Beach City Council meeting…Donita KAYTON thanking the North Myrtle Beach Times for everything you do for the community and what treasures lie within the walls that house OUR newspaper!!!Tuesday, December 3, was a day of Faith, Fellowship, Fruitfulness and Fun for sixteen women from KING OF GLORY LUTHERAN CHURCH in North Myrtle Beach who paid a visit to the 17th annual Creche Festival at Mepkin Abbey in …

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CHATTERBOX

Jennifer REED and her three beautiful children stopping by for a visit and bringing a lovely pink Christmas Cactus…Vanna WHITE doing great job hosting Wheel of Fortune while Pat Sajak is out for a hospital stay…Happy 14th birthday today Connor DENNIS!!!Ginny COOPER needing to retrieve her pie plate???Belated special birthday greetings to Toni Arbott LONG…The 2020 Purses With Purpose event is scheduled for April 2 with Dolly McDERMOTT of the North Myrtle Beach Woman’s Club looking for sponsors…Anderson Brothers Bank is announcing its new employees as Brandy TURBEVILLE, Brooke RHODES, Anita TYSON, Conda PARRIS, Angela GIBSON and Shareka SULLIVAN…Happy birthday …

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More than 100 attend city’s free wreath-making workshop

For the past decade, Driftwood Garden Club has enjoyed its role in the city- sponsored free Christmas wreath-making workshop.  This year the workshop was held on Thursday, Dec 5, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the J. Bryan Floyd Community Center.  The North Myrtle Beach Department of Parks and Recreation supplied the fresh greenery and working tools and club members provided instruction and encouragement to the more than 100 in attendance.  Everyone left the free workshop smelling of pine, big smiles and with a sense of both accomplishment and pride in having made their own wreaths or other holiday floral …

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George likes to see growth of child

By Meg Williams: Vicky George is from Green Sea and has been with Horry County Schools for 12 years. The past three she has been the kindergarten assistant to Brianna Webb. Vicky graduated from Green Sea Floyds High School and from Horry Georgetown Techinical College earning an Associates of Arts degree. She is married to Keith George who is employed at PTR Industries as a CNC operator in Aynor, SC. She has two children, a daughter, Amaris McDowell who graduated from Columbia College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology. Her son, Houston McDowell  is in the U.S. Army …

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Pansy trees planted at park during Arbor Day celebration

Driftwood celebrated Arbor Day 2019 on Friday, Dec. 6, with its planting of two Cercis Canadensis Forest Pansy trees, which helped further define and enhance the beauty of the special plot of land at the Club’s most recently installed Blue Star Memorial Marker in the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex.  Driftwood and the city of North Myrtle Beach Parks and Recreation Department have long partnered in celebrating Arbor Day.  The club Arbor Day committee chairman discussed options for planting and types of trees with the parks superintendent and then held a joint meeting to finalize details at the …

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Foundation Angels provide few grants

The McLeod Loris Angels, a women’s healthcare philanthropy group, benefitting McLeod Health Loris, granted $880 raised by members of the association. This funding will go toward departmental improvements and provide additional support for patients and community. The grants will provide funding for the labor and delivery unit to purchase a mamaRoo infant seat to help calm babies born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS). According to the Centers of Disease Control, six out of every 1,000 babies in the U.S. are diagnosed with NAS. The data shows when babies are placed in a mamaRoo infant seat they are more physiologically stable …

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Ecotots add tree to garden

By Mary Templeton: The Ecotots at Ocean Drive Elementary School learned about the importance of trees at their monthly meeting with the ladies from Yaupon Garden Club.  Friday, Dec. 6, was Arbor Day and in celebration of this important occasion the Ecotots added another tree to their Ecotot Garden.  Prior to the tree planting ceremony, Mary Templeton told the kindergarteners about Arbor Day and Ann Hughes read the book entitled, The Giving Tree.  It was especially nice to have the North Myrtle Beach Tree Board present for the tree-planting ceremony.  Tina Scalafani explained how to properly plant a tree and …

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