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Groups continue to raise money to purchase Ingram Dunes

In the meantime, the citizens of North Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Historic Preservation Society (NMBHPS) and Preserve Ingram Dunes continue to raise awareness and funding to save Ingram Dunes.  The NMBHPS is hosting “A Night Under the Stars” – A Benefit to Save Ingram Dunes at the North Myrtle Beach Area Historical Museum this Saturday, April 27 at 799 Second Avenue North from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are available at the museum or online at NMBHPS.org.  “If there was ever a time to show up and get involved – it’s now!  Please come out and show your …

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Shag “state dance” ordinance exhibited at Ocean Drive Beach & Golf Resort

An ordinance proclaiming the “Shag” as South Carolina’s official state dance will reside at the Ocean Drive Beach & Golf Resort for the next year. Guests who stay at the resort will be able to see the bill on display in the lobby of the hotel. Bubba Snow is a S.O.S. (Society of Shaggers) legend. He also represented District 103 in the S.C. State House for 20 years. His bill, ratified in March 2001, officially proclaims the Shag as South Carolina’s state dance. Bubba Snow at SOS 1992 However, Bubba’s shagging exploits began well before 2001. We sat down with …

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Opioids can be addictive, lethal

Opiate medication is widely prescribed as a means of treating moderate to chronic pain. However, this medication is associated with addiction withdrawls and overdoses. CBD oils may be a safer and effective alternative. Opiates span from legal pharmaceuticals prescribed for chronic pain. Opioids find the different parts of the body such as the spinal cord and the brain. When opiates reach the certain parts of the body they reduce the signaling of pain message from the pain area to the brain. Hence the pain is reduced. For this reason opiates are regularly prescribed for chronic and acute pain. Different types …

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Little River Chamber receives website award

The Little River Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center received the 2019 Electronic Communication Excellence Award from the Carolinas Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (CACCE) for their newly rebuilt website. Their new website, built by Southern Tide Media, better helps the organization provide information to and about local businesses, helping both locals and visitors find and enjoy all that Little River has to offer. In less than a year, the website redesign has already resulted in positive growth in the form of higher website traffic, longer session durations and more referrals for their members. “I am so excited and …

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Groups continue to raise money to purchase Ingram Dunes

North Myrtle Beach residents have been working diligently to save the 9.4-acre site known to locals as Ingram Dunes from total destruction.  In February the city of North Myrtle Beach received a $510,000 grant from the South Carolina Conservation Bank for the purchase and preservation of Ingram Dunes.  It was the second highest award of the current grant cycle and the highest ever award to Horry County.  The message from Columbia was clear: Support for saving Ingram Dunes extends far beyond North Myrtle Beach city limits.  Now the city of North Myrtle Beach has until May 1st to secure the …

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CHATTERBOX

Welcome SHAGGERS to the beach for your SOS Spring Safari as it starts today in the Ocean Drive section of North Myrtle Beach…Joan and Ed VAITIS and that very much loved great-grandson stopping by for a visit on their way to teach a CPR class…Everyone so happy to see Izzy WEST last week…Pete BROOKS lending a helping hand and always doing an awesome job for the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce…Angela SEDDINGER taking good care of business at Grand Strand Realty…Karen EDENS attending last Thursday night’s Business After Hours for NMB Chamber…Debbie SERRA at Mr. G’s so pleased they …

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The Rotary Club of Little River is holding its 12th Annual May 5K Charity Run

The Rotary Club of Little River is holding its 12th Annual May 5K Charity Run on the waterfront in Historic Little River on May 11, 2019. This event initially was started by the Blue Crab Festival committee during the 25th Anniversary of the Blue Crab Festival. Allen Lee, Craig Hill, Dr. Jim Troxell, and Greg and Renee Hembree were the organizers and are still connected to the event. Several years ago, the Rotary Club of Little River assumed the responsibility for the run. Ed Murray of the Rotary Club has chaired the event since.  Proceeds are donated to various charities. …

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Legislative Update

We tee’d off Master’s weekend and the beginning of our furlough week with a special visit from the Carolina Panthers football team. Head Coach Ron Rivera visited the State House along with players, executives and their beloved mascot, Sir Purr. The welcomed visit comes as legislation is moving through the Senate to provide professional sports teams the same incentives the state gives other companies when they bring an attractive number of employees and economic benefits to the state. The legislation has already passed the House and following approval in the Senate will have the potential to bring hundreds of millions …

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Conservation Stewardship Program sign up is underway

Farmers interested in enrolling in the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) this year have until May 10 to submit initial paperwork to their local Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) office. The process to indicate interest in enrolling in CSP is easy. Farmers and ranchers only need to submit a three-page form and their farm record number to NRCS. Those who do not have a farm record number should first contact their local Farm Service Agency office to obtain one. CSP offers farmers and ranchers an important pathway to enhancing stewardship of land, soil and water resources. Under CSP, farmers and ranchers …

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Nature trail is open at park

The new 2.5-mile McLeod Health Seacoast Nature Trail at the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex is open for your enjoyment. A ribbon cutting ceremony held on Tuesday, April 16, officially opened the trail. The trail features native vegetation and interesting wildlife. Users will see a variety of birds and animals and lush vegetation, including Longleaf pines. Mile markers posted along the trail help users track their distance and location. “Walking and hiking paths are essential to all cities, and North Myrtle Beach will continue to preserve and maintain these opportunities and open areas for our residents and visitors …

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