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Diamond and Silk are taking political correctness to task

Sisters Lynette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson grew up in a religious and entrepreneurial family in rural North Carolina. While never politically active, the sisters always voted for Democrats by default – until they watched Donald Trump ride down the escalator at Trump Tower in June 2015 to announce his candidacy. Soon thereafter, they formed the performance duo Diamond and Silk, which goes after liberalism, defends President Donald Trump, and takes political correctness to task. The duo made the latest stop on its Chit Chat Tour Saturday in Myrtle Beach. Diamond (Lynette) opened the show with her trademark comedic timing, asking, “Any Fake …

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Presidential Hopeful Kamala Harris Visits the Grand Strand

Democratic Presidential candidate and current United States Senator Kamala Harris visited the Grand Strand Friday afternoon in a visit to Big Mike’s Soul Food. Harris addressed around 300 attendees at a meet and greet that was organized by the Horry County Democratic Party. She spoke briefly on her progressive platform that includes positions on Medicare-for-all and the legalization of marijuana. Harris also took photos and answered questions from an energized crowd that filled the restaurant and flooded into the front parking lot. A Group Calling Themselves Red Hats For Trump Was There To Welcome Kalama Harris To Horry County Harris …

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City clarifies actions pertaining to license

The city of North Myrtle Beach continues to receive complaints regarding Keye Beach Rentals and its owner, Walter Pigg. This is to clarify that Walter Pigg is no longer licensed to operate Keye Beach Rentals in the city of North Myrtle Beach. On February 22, 2019, through his attorney, Walter Pigg voluntarily surrendered his business license to the city. This preceded a March 1 business license revocation hearing scheduled by the North Myrtle Beach City Council. Because Walter Pigg surrendered his business license to the city prior to the March 1 revocation hearing, the revocation hearing was cancelled. The cancellation …

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Citizens Academy graduates receive completion certificates

During the March 4 City Council meeting, City Council recognized and presented certificates of completion to North Myrtle Beach residents who graduated from the 2019 North Myrtle Beach Citizens Academy. Academy participants learned about work performed by city departments, their projects and some of the challenges they face. They also toured key city facilities. Citizens Academy graduates included Sheila Benson, Brittany Callahan, James Van Cooper, Brandon Downey, John Hedrick, Teresa Hedrick, Deborah Lashley, Susan Platt, Jim Rudge, Pam Rudge, Edward Silver and Tim Weis. We thank these residents for their interest in and commitment to the city of North Myrtle …

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Chamber announces March Legacy Business

The North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce CVB is announcing R.W. Wood’s General Store as the March 2019 Business of the Month. R.W. Wood began his business in 1956 and they have been at their present location at Nixon’s Crossroads since 1960. The General Store originally sold almost everything anyone could need. From groceries to hardware, they had it. In 2001, the addition of a grill was added and R.W.’s son, Richard, became the operator of the breakfast and lunch counter. Although we lost R.W. Wood in 2016, the business continues to thrive. Richard Wood said, “All of our faithful …

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Chatterbox

Congratulations to Raymond BOSEMAN of Edge Drive for being awarded “The Quilts of Valor” for his military service during the Korean War and the award was made on Monday, March 4, by the Quilts of Valor Foundation at the request of Suzanne Sasser of Embrace Hospice!!! Jean McLAUGHLIN visiting north area last Wednesday morning… JoAnn JOHNSON looking great and enjoying each day… Susan PLATT so very excited about the huge grant awarded to the city to help with the purchase of Ingram Dunes… Tom, Westie and Thomas VAUGHT sending just the perfect Valentine’s Day gift… Joe FLOWERS such an expert …

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Blue Crab Festival wins state awards

The World Famous Blue Crab Festival has received three separate awards from the South Carolina Festival and Events Association’s (SCFEA) 2019 Festival & Event Planner’s Conference. The SCFEA Excellence Awards program provides an opportunity for industry recognition for event professionals throughout the state. The festival is proud to have received the Green Award, Best T-Shirt Design and Best Merchandise. The Little River Chamber of Commerce, host of the World Famous Blue Crab Festival, credits the Green Award to their partnerships with Santee Cooper and the Horry County Solid Waste Authority. “We partner with Santee Cooper to power our festivals with …

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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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