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Parking fees begin in June

Starting on June 15, all public parking lots along Ocean Boulevard in North Myrtle Beach will charge $2 per hour, payable by downloading an app to a smartphone and using a credit or debit card. Those who live in the city and have vehicles registered there will be able to use a residential permit system to allow them free parking, though the details are still being worked out, and the number of vehicles allowed may be limited, according to a press release. Up to now, the parking fee had only applied to four existing parking lots at 4th Avenue North …

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Purden named city’s new police chief

The city of North Myrtle Beach has found its new police chief after two rounds of searches and interviews. He is Greg Purden, a commander in the Brevard County, Fla., Sheriff’s Department. He is set to start the first week of May. A committee of area law enforcement chiefs all voted unanimously on Purden, who has 33 years of experience including in tourist areas in Florida, though that was not the main reason for his selection, according to North Myrtle Beach Public Safety Director Jay Fernandez. “We truly believe he’s going to be a great asset,’’ Fernandez said, explaining that …

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Huge crowd celebrates St. Patrick’s Day

The city of North Myrtle Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival drew a huge crowd as it was celebrated on March 16. Tens of thousands lined Main Street to watch what has become the largest St. Patrick’s Day event along the Grand Strand. The North Myrtle Beach Times team joined in the celebration featuring their own best dressed pet contest. Entertainers of the “Rhythm and Blues Show” supported the cause. Said local entertainer and Jake Blues impersonator, “The boys had a great time at the North Myrtle Beach Times during the St. Patties Day Parade. We handed out free …

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Traveling exhibit explores life on the seven seas, matey

Pirates, Privateers and Buccaneers, the South Carolina State Museum’s traveling exhibit, will make patrons avast (that’s stop in pirate lingo) and gasp as the world of pirates comes alive, which opened Thursday, March 21, at the North Myrtle Beach Area Historical Museum. The story of Blackbeard, who blockaded Charleston Harbor in 1718 prior to his death in North Carolina, can be found in this traveling exhibit along with the stories of many other pirates. The exhibit will thrill those who have always been fascinated by these desperadoes of the seas. This exhibit will dispel a number of popular myths about …

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Winners chosen for St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The 31st Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade was hailed as the biggest and best ever according to reports by those in the know. Lending to the success of the event was the beautiful weather that prevailed throughout the day. Taking part in the almost two hour parade were floats, cars, golf carts, bands, dignitaries, leprechauns, animals, children and much more. The winners for the Saturday, March 16, St. Patrick’s Day Parade are: The Freedom Boat Club received the second place award for Business Category. Business Category – First – Thomas Real Estate Second – Freedom Boat Club Third – RE/MAX …

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Jesus is sentenced to be crucified

My column for this week is from John 19, “Jesus sentenced to be crucified.” Verse 1 – Then Pilate took Jesus and had Him flogged. Pilate hoped a flogging would satisfy the Jews and enable him to release Jesus. The Romans used a whip made of several strips of leather, for their floggings, into which were embedded (near the ends) pieces of bone and lead. The Jews limited the number of stripes to a maximum of 40 (in practice to 39 in case of a miscount), but no such limitation was recognized by the Romans, and victims of Roman floggings …

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Chatterbox

Welcome to the Spring season EVERYONE!!! “Two Peas in a Pod” Wayne and Kathleen DAYVAULT just the greatest couple in the world and we all love them… Jamie LONG and employees of Long’s Painting always doing an awesome job for their customers… Mark SMALL so very proud of his first issue of the North Myrtle Beach Times dated February 24, 1971… Darlene TODD at Waterway Furniture very efficient in her job… Guess who was so happy to meet Patsy DEW’S fiance, Mr. Jim, on Monday afternoon??? Congratulations to the Kenneth CARMACK family of Conway on winning Saturday’s Pet Contest at …

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St. Pat’s Parade was biggest, best ever

Who could have anticipated a better way to kick off the annual 31st St. Patrick’s Day parade and festival but with grand marshal Marlisa Small, Mayor Marilyn Hatley and Ed Piotrouski. Ed Piotrouski, Mayor Marilyn Hatley and Grand Marshal Marlisa Small Grand marshal Marlisa Small is no less than an absolutely stunning leader of the parade in her green gown and a beautiful white animal friendly fur. As she flashes her beautiful white smile while waving at the onlookers the warmth of her Southern charm shines through. She is being chauffeured in a sporty white convertible Camaro provided by Jud …

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St. Patrick’s Day Doggie Contest

Poseidon, a six-month old English Bulldog with a fun and spunky personality, was the winner of the Best Irish Dressed Dog contest last Saturday at the North Myrtle Beach Times office. The Kenneth Carmack family traveled from Conway. Nadia says Poseidon is her best friend. Her parents say they are inseparable and love having fun together. Pictured are Gerri McDaniel of The Times, Kenneth, Nadia and Poseidon.

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NMBHPS plans Ingram Dunes Potluck Picnic

Everyone is invited to join the North Myrtle Beach Historic Preservation Society at their Potluck Picnic for Ingram Dunes. The preservation of Ingram Dunes is the first project of the NMBHPS. They believe in the mission to save this historic site. The purpose for holding this picnic is to gather like minded citizens in support of saving Ingram Dunes. Everyone who believes like they do, that this precious city treasure should not be destroyed, should attend. The Society will be providing hot dogs and drinks. Guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair and come share in the fun. Guests …

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