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Hembree Selected To Lead Senate Education Committee

Greg Hembree, State Senator for District 28 (Horry and Dillon), of Little River has been named Chairman of the Senate Education Committee. This was announced on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, by President of the Senate, Harvey Peeler. The Senate Education Committee is responsible for all state legislation impacting preschool, kindergarten through grade 12 and institutions of higher education in South Carolina. Asked about his new assignment Senator Hembree said, “Providing the opportunity for a world class education to every South Carolinian is one of the most fundamental responsibilities of government. We have a very strong group of senators serving on …

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Chatterbox

Welcome SHAGGERS to Mid-Winter SOS… Greg DRUMMOND such an interesting gentleman to talk with and his visits are always welcomed… Ginny COOPER such a pleasant and helpful retired lady who is a great big asset to the community in so many ways…Delores THOMPSON making sure North Myrtle Beach Area Historical Museum is always ready as she welcomes people to it under the direction of executive director Cathy ALTMAN… Rusty HELM making a hunting trip to Canada recently and bagging an eight-point deer… Edith Ann PHILLIPS going the extra mile to always help those when in need…Mike MAHANEY cranking out some …

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Fire Department Launches Coat Drive

Throughout January, the North Myrtle Beach Fire Department is collecting coats, hats, gloves and socks for the Sea Haven Youth Homeless Shelter. The items can be new or in good used condition. Please bring your items to any North Myrtle Beach fire station. The North Myrtle Beach Fire Station Locations are: Station 1 – 1015 2nd Avenue South, Station 2 – 307 Sea Mountain Highway, Station 3 – 803 33rd Avenue South, Station 4 – 5345 Little River Neck Road and Station 5 – 4740 Barefoot Resort Bridge Road. For more information, contact Firefighter/EMT Aaron Asbury at 843-280-5511.

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Council Meeting Time Changes In New Year

The Loris City Council met on Monday, Jan. 14, at 7 p.m. in the Community Room at the McLeod Loris Seacoast Center for Health and Fitness Center. The delay of January’s council meeting was due to conflicting schedules at the fitness center. Todd Harrelson, council member and mayor-pro tem, called the meeting to order asking T. Hardee to provide the invocation, and the pledge of allegiance was recited by all. The council members present were Joan Gause, Lewis Hardee, Terrence Hardee, Mike Suggs and Jan Vescovi. Department heads present were Damon Kempski, Brandon Harrelson, Chief Gary Buley, Thomas Cocke and …

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Tree City Board Is Best In State

Prior to the Monday, Jan. 7, North Myrtle Beach City Council meeting, Council met in executive session for legal briefings regarding Dunlap vs the City of North Myrtle Beach et al 2017 CP 26 03818 and Neely vs the City of North Myrtle Beach 2017 CP 26 05428. Council also received a legal briefing regarding the Tort Claims Act. Council took no action. During the meeting, North Myrtle Beach Tree City Board Chairman Tom Walker provided City Council with an activities report. Tree City Board members include Tom Walker, Caroline Driggers, Ruth Anne Ellis, Dee Myers and John Sloop. Walker …

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How the Ingram Dunes Can Be Saved

How the Ingram Dunes can be saved The Ingram Dunes are the heart of North Myrtle Beach and their unique beauty has been loved by locals and visitors for generations. The danger of having houses built on them is now more real and imminent. Here is how they can be saved: The Dunes are privately owned by the Ingram family and therefore they need to be bought from the owners at a fair market price.  We are thankful that the Dunes are still there and adorned by their magnificent trees.  The Dunes will become a Nature Preserve open for all …

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Bryson Gets A Surprise Visit From Police, Firefighters

On Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, at 1 p.m., North Myrtle Beach police and fire personnel visited the home of six-year-old Bryson Jones, who lives with his family at 4690 Little River Neck Road. Bryson had a heart transplant in June 2018 and he is a few months shy of being cleared by his doctor to go to Disney World to fulfill one of his wishes. The Make-A-Wish® Foundation is fulfilling this wish for Bryson. Additionally, the Make-A-Wish® Foundation has also learned that Bryson loves the North Myrtle Beach police officers and firefighters. He wants to have North Myrtle Beach police …

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