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The NMB Tree City Board presents February Award

The North Myrtle Beach Tree City Board has selected an oak tree located at Trinity United Methodist Church, at 706 14th Avenue South as its Tree of the Month for February. Those familiar with the tree’s history say it was planted in 1976 in memory of Jim Taibi, who passed away on June 2, 1976. Pastor Reverend William Williams, now a Methodist Bishop, presided over the ceremony and North Myrtle Beach gardener Jane McDaniel supervised the planting. A hurricane severely damaged one of the tree’s large limbs and a portion of its trunk. Instead of taking the tree down, the …

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Date set for Purses with Purpose charity benefit

GFWC North Myrtle Beach Woman’s Club will once again host an evening to benefit local charities on Thursday, April 4, at 6 p.m. at the Marina Inn Grande Dunes. The club is happy to announce that Martin Heat and Air is returning as this year’s title sponsor. Martin Heat and Air services and installs heating and air conditioning systems throughout Horry County. Event chairperson Jeri McCumbee tells us, “This is our seventh year and time flies when you’re doing Purses! This is real girl power working in conjunction with community support. It’s a very entertaining evening with handsome male models …

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Legislative Update

Education reform was big topic Overview:Education reform was once again in the forefront this week. As always, I am grateful and pleased with all of the comments I have received from our community on fixing this issue. We are working hard on both sides of the aisle to make this comprehensive reform bill the best it can be for our students and teachers. Education Reform Meeting:Over 1,000 teachers, students and other members of the public had the opportunity to give their input on H. 3759 during the K-12 subcommittee meeting on Tuesday night. The subcommittee, and many other Representatives not …

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Healthy Eating For The Whole Family

Article by Tricia Cunningham  Healthy Eating For The Whole Family: Essential For Your Children’s Well-being. Teach your kids to eat healthfully and they will learn healthy eating habits that will reward them with a lifetime of good health. All kids can be taught to be healthy eaters. The best time to start is when they are infants. But even older children, with the proper encouragement and motivation, can learn to eat healthfully and enjoy healthy food. General Guidelines To Help Get Your Kids Eating Healthfully• Get the whole family involved.• Choose only fresh whole foods: fresh fruits and vegetables, a little whole grains and healthy proteins.• Sit down with your child …

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Winners named in NMB Chief Idol Competition

The North Myrtle Beach High School Chief Idol Competition was a success and winners have been announced. Both the high school and middle school divisions had fierce competitiors. The winners in the high school division were: 1st place – Haley Manusco (sophomore); 2nd place – Darius Banks (senior); 3rd place – Bella Griste (freshman); and People’s Choice – Shaq Buck (sophomore). In the middle school division the winners were: 1st place – Da’Biez Kelly (8th grade); 2nd place – Hannah Bienkowski (8th grade); 3rd place – Sierra Bauguess (6th grade); and People’s Choice – Viv Diaz (7th grade). The competition …

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February is National Sweet Potato Month

Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite tubers, and what better time to celebrate them than National Sweet Potato Awareness Month. I must admit, though, I didn’t become a real fan until I found out all of the health benefits and the delicious ways to use this colorful tuber. The sweet potato is an excellent source of vitamin A, which supports good vision, the immune system and bone growth. It’s also a good source of vitamin B-6, magnesium and vitamin C. And it’s great for the complexion. High in fiber and low in fat and calories, this root vegetable is …

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Jesus prays for all believers

My column this week is from John 17:20-26, “Jesus Prays for All Believers.” Verse 20 – “My prayer is not for them alone, I pray also for those who will believe in Me through their message.” As you may recall, last week Jesus prayed for His disciples. Jesus says: I pray also for those who will believe in Me.” He had just spoken of the mission and the sanctification of His followers (John 17:18-19). Jesus was confident that they would spread the gospel, and He prayed for those who would believe as a result. All future believers are included in …

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Celebrity Pro-Am tickets go on sale

Tickets for the 25th anniversary of the Hootie & The Blowfish Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am golf tournament went on sale Monday, Feb. 18, at 10 a.m. at the House of Blues, the Barefoot Resort & Golf pro shops and all Ticketmaster outlets. The Monday After the Masters will be played at Barefoot Resort’s Dye Club in North Myrtle Beach on April 15. This will mark the 17th consecutive year the event has been played at the Dye Course and festivities will begin with entertainment on the first tee at 9 a.m. The tournament will tee off at 10 …

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Removing the Stigma: How to Combat the Opioid Epidemic

Article By: Kevin Hughes CHARLESTON, S.C. (Sinclair Broadcast Group) – Eric Bolling along with Russell Fry joined Sinclair Broadcast Group and Liberty University for a town hall event discussing the ongoing opioid crisis in America. Kevin Hughes a student at Coastal Carolina was asked if he had any questions on the use of opioids and what can be done to bring more attention on the subject. Following the arrival of vicious substances such as Fentanyl, used for cancer patients in excruciating pain and Carfentanil, used to tranquilize elephants, law enforcement agencies, recovery centers and legislators across the United States of …

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Chatterbox

Happy Valentine’s Day today to EVERYONE!!! Beach friends wishing hometown girl Vanna WHITE a very happy birthday this week… The Reverend Lawrence “Larry” WILLOUGHBY such a caring and understanding person who helps so many people in so many ways… Connie ROSS-KARL taking excellent care of all the senior queens and looking forward to many of them visiting this area… Donna SMALL always so very pleasant to chat with remembering her years working at local law offices and learning so much… Sharon KNOTT taking care of business and talking about life at the beach many years ago… JUST ASK HAL making …

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