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By Meg Williams: Brianna Spake Webb began her teaching career at Waterway Elementary three years ago where she teaches kindergarten. Originally from Spartanburg, Brianna graduated from Anderson University earning a bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education. Brianna married Nick Webb this past October. She is the daughter of Kevin and Tracy Spake. Brianna has one sister, Chloe, and two brothers, Austin who is married to Tabby and Brandon, who is married to Stephanie. She is aunt to Gavin and Riley, the children of her brother Brandon. Mrs. Webb says “Building relationships with her students” is the most rewarding part of …

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North Strand Community Church delivered funds

North Strand Community Church delivered funds to the beneficiaries of the 7th Annual Golf Tournament held recently. Pastor Tim Brittain and the congregation of  North Strand Community Church were able to deliver funds to the following: North Strand Helping Hands, North Strand Housing Shelter, Sea Haven, The Hutton House-Veterans Welcome Home and Resource Center and NSCC Church Planting. They would like to thank the sponsors who have made this tournament a great success.  The continued support of local businesses, individuals and players has grown this tournament each year giving an increased impact on how we as a community are able …

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Little River Lions wanted to show their thankfulness

Little River Lions wanted to show their thankfulness to our first responders,who will not be at home with their loved ones, by furnishing turkeys, hams, rolls, fixings, desserts and iced tea, while they protect our businesses, homes and our families. This is made possible by the Lions COPS Program (Cherish Our Public Safety) and members of SPOKES of HOPE (SoH) also donated items. Left to right are Mike LaCoy(SoH), Lion George O’Neill, Lion Vern Cappell, Shane Zaccoli(SoH),Lion Judy Wallace and four members of Horry County Fire/Rescue.

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CHATTERBOX

EVERYONE being wished a safe and happy Thanksgiving from the North Myrtle Beach Times family and staff…Plan to view the annual CHRISTMAS PARADE at any location along Main Street in North Myrtle Beach at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 7… Sure hope you are feeling much better by now Mary LOFLIN…Ruth and Brian TITUS preparing for their upcoming Christmas party…An extra special happy 39th wedding anniversary on Friday to Edith Ann and Timmy PHILLIPS…Ruth Ann ELLIS resigning from the North Myrtle Beach Chamber this week after many years of awesome work and she will be missed very much…Make plans to …

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Executive director discusses Witherspoon name

Cathy  Altman, executive director of the North Myrtle Beach Area Historical Museum, presented information regarding the descendants of John Knox Witherspoon and the connection to her family to the students of Current Transitions. John Knox Witherspoon was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, born in Scotland on February 5, 1723, to a family of clergymen.  By the age of four, he could read the Bible, at the age of 13, he entered college and at age 20, he was licensed to preach. In 1768, Witherspoon left Scotland to travel to New Jersey to accept a position as president of …

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Students sign up to help children

On Nov. 19, Cathy Threatt, an English teacher at North Myrtle Beach High School, presented to the Lions Club about the 15th annual Christmas Angels celebration. The Lions Club generously donated $300 to the Christmas Angels fund. Donations are needed to replenish the account from last year.  The two hurricanes last year drained the account, but it was money well spent.  This year the students at NMBHS have adopted 180 children (60 from each of our local elementary schools). Children along with parents/guardians fill out a wants and needs list that the students use to purchase gifts.  Students raise roughly …

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Community groups decorate trees at historical museum

Local community groups have been decorating Christmas trees to celebrate the upcoming holiday season for the North Myrtle Beach Area Historical Museum. Members of the Grand Strand Keepsake Collectors Club, Current Transitions and the North Myrtle Beach Sea Turtle Patrol decorated trees last week at the museum. Additional groups are scheduled to decorate trees in the coming weeks. The Grand Strand Keepsake Collector’s Club provided Keepsake ornaments and a golden crown tree topper. Their mission statement is to bring together collectors of Hallmark© ornaments and other collectibles to share and exchange knowledge about collectibles for the enjoyment of the members …

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Budding Ecotots are fast becoming good gardeners

By Mary Templeton It was a wonderful day in the neighborhood on Friday, Nov. 15. The ECOTOTS in Mrs. Holloway’s kindergarten class at Ocean Drive Elementary School learned they could bring a garden inside. With guidance from Graceann Phillips, several Yaupon Garden Club (YGC) members helped the students build their very own classroom terrarium. Each child was given an opportunity to add rocks, dirt and finally his/her plant to the terrarium.  They were immensely pleased with the completed project and will enjoy watching their plants grow throughout the school year.  In addition, Mary Templeton provided each student with a hands-on …

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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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