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Daylight Saving Time begins this weekend

Set your clocks ahead one hour Saturday night. Tidbit – The main purpose of Daylight Saving Time (called “Summer Time” in many places in the world) is to make better use of daylight. We change our clocks during the summer months to move an hour of daylight from the morning to the evening. Tidbit – Most areas of the United States observe daylight saving time (DST), the exceptions being Arizona (except for the Navajo, who do observe daylight saving time on tribal lands), Hawaii, and the overseas territories of American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the …

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Council stewards city monies well with new ordinance

North Myrtle Beach City Council voted last night on an ordinance that allows the city to grow its tax base without adding any additional burden on any city residents. A special city council meeting was scheduled to vote on the ordinance. The ordinance passed first reading. The measure is expected to pass second reading, adding a much needed source of new tax revenues for the city. Measure as worded by city

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Gardner Exonerated

15th Circuit Solicitor Jimmy Richardson released an extensive report from SLED. The report fully exonerates Horry County Council Chairman Johnny Gardner and his business partner, Luke Barefoot. County Council Chairman Gardner won the popular vote last November with over 80,000 votes cast. Gardner’s integrity in Horry County is beyond question. His popularity among residents only grows with the release of this report, coupled with the manner in which the chairman comported himself throughout the process.

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Chatterbox

Heartfelt thanks to EVERYONE who has worked so hard to help Preserve Ingram Dunes and they still need all the help they can get to bring this project to safety… Legislative Update weekly column by Representative William BAILEY getting a lot of attention… Marc JORDAN out and about early on a rainy Friday morning… Tom McDANIEL taking good care of wife Gerri and making sure she has her morning coffee… So glad you are feeling much better now Debbie HARWELL and please take care of yourself… Special day coming up soon for Kim VEREEN??? Lawrence LANE checking on his buddy …

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Saving Ingram Dunes

The South Carolina Conservation Bank has awarded the city of North Myrtle Beach $510,000 for Ingram Dunes. The grant, along with money pledged by the city and citizen contributions, will be used toward the purchase of a historic 9.4 acre site in the heart of the city, known to locals as Ingram Dunes. This is the first award from the South Carolina Conservation Bank in Horry County since 2005. It is a very exciting and monumental time for North Myrtle Beach and all of Horry County. Since its inception the Conservation Bank has contributed less than one percent of the …

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Event provides benefits for the humane society

The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach held the 2nd Annual Macaroni Mania Event, benefiting the agency’s building fund, on Saturday, Feb. 23, at the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex. The event featured a macaroni cook-off between area restaurants in which the winner of the cook-off was awarded $500 in cash. Participating restaurants included Brisket, Antonio’s Restaurant and Bar, Rapone Brick Oven and Italian Kitchen and Harley’s Roadhouse. Tina Hunter, left, presents a check for $500 to the first place winner, Brisket of North Myrtle Beach. Attendees were able to sample the delicious and creative macaroni dishes for …

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Why Mondays Are Hated By Many

Our minds are absolute slaves to our body clocks. As we remember every year when the clocks “spring forward,” even an hour’s change can completely mess you up. But in a way, we do this to ourselves every single week. Since most people don’t get enough sleep during the week, they often try to make up for it on weekends. Sleeping in even an hour or two for just two days can confuse your body clock., that extra sleep just makes you more tired at the start of the week, According to scientist because it can throw your body clock …

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Chatterbox

Pete BROOKS getting those North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce events out to the public… Christine ZOIS and Larry FISCHER opening Head Butt Hotel in North Myrtle Beach dedicated to providing care and choosing to “Protect the Pets”… Cathy ALTMAN and Margie DOWLING enjoying a delightful Valentine’s Day lunch… Eileen FOX sharing her stories by reading to the wonderful ECOTOTS sponsored by Yaupon Garden Club… Cathy HONEYCUTT such a very dear friend to many… Dick BLACKBURN finally back at home recuperating from a fall he had around Christmas breaking five ribs… Judy CORLEY keeping in touch with beach friends from …

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Have You Ever Wondered Why Women Love To Shop

First things first. This is true for every person who walks the earth. I know many men and women who would attest to the fact that owning new things makes them happy. Retail therapy is not a textbook theory. It is actually true. When you are depressed or feeling a little down and out, buying something new can work wonders for your soul. It may not last a long time but the effect is pretty magical. One of my friends describes the mood-elevating effect that shopping can have in the best possible terms, “It’s almost as good as having a …

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Helping save Ingram Dunes

The North Myrtle Beach Historical Preservation Society enjoyed a fun day at the 6th Annual Surfrider Oyster Roast and Bloody Mary Contest. The North Myrtle Beach Historical Preservation Society attended and gave away nesting houses, bird feeders and seed bombs for donations. The efforts were to continue to support the saving of Ingram Dunes. The preservation of this historic piece of land is the first major project for the group. If you are interested in becoming a member of the NMBHPS or obtaining an Eastern Bluebird/Carolina Chickadee nest box contact Susan Platt at 843-457-0945 or Brittany Callahan at 843-732-8031.

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