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Painted Man performs tonight in free concert

The public is invited to enjoy a free concert featuring Painted Man on Thursday, June 6 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Horseshoe on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach.  Concert-goers can expect an incredible show of R&B, Soul and dance hits. Patrons and concert-goers are encouraged to bring their beach chairs. The free concert is part of the North Myrtle Beach Parks & Recreation Department’s Music on Main summer concert series sponsored by Coastal Carolina National Bank.  For day of event weather information call the Rec Check hotline at 843-280-5594, Ext. 3, www.Facebook.com/NMBParksandRec or visit their website …

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Legislative Update

Dear Constituent: Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to serve as your State Representative in Columbia. With the first session of the 123rd General Assembly ending earlier this month, I am including an update on the accomplishments in the South Carolina House of Representatives over the past few months. During his State of the State address in January, Governor McMaster proclaimed this year to be the ‘Year of Education,’ and the House took that charge seriously by passing a transformative education bill aimed at fundamentally reforming the way we educate our children. In addition, the House passed a balanced, …

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Lost Dog Have You Seen Her

On Tuesday, May 14, while parked in the Food Lion parking lot by the intersection of Sea Mountain and Hwy 9 at approximately 6:50 pm Lou escaped from the vehicle and ran around the grocery store. She was last seen near the small neighborhood behind the Food Lion shopping center in Little River. A cash reward is being offered for the safe return of Lou! She is a black and white minature pinscher with short hair. She is 5 years old with tan markings on her face. Lou weighs about 23 pounds and has a chip. If you see her …

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Celebrate National Garden Club Week

The public is invited to a Bee-Keeping Program sponsored by Yaupon Garden Club at the North Myrtle Beach Library on Monday, June 3, at 11 a.m.  The club is also extending an invitation for the public to attend a Floral Cake Design Demonstration at the North Myrtle Beach Library on Wednesday, June 5, at 2 p.m.  These two events are free to the public. Yaupon Garden Club is celebrating National Garden Club Week by using fresh flowers to design a floral cake.

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Tidelands Health holds grand opening celebration

A presentation and ribbon-cutting to celebrate the opening of Tidelands Health Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of Encompass Health, a freestanding, 46-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital, was held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, May 17, at 100 Water Grande Blvd. in Little River (located within the Bridgewater Community). Remarks were delivered by Carey Swanson, CEO of Tidelands Health Rehabilitation Hospital; Bruce Bailey, president and CEO, Tidelands Health; Mark Tarr, president and CEO, Encompass Health Corp.; Catherine Behanna, former patient; and J. Edward Norris III, chairman of the Tidelands Health board of trustees. Attendance at the ribbon cutting was by invitation only. The …

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Freeman Receives President’s Volunteer Service Award

Lillian Freeman, 16, of Little River, a student at North Myrtle Beach High School, has been honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award. The award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country, was granted by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program. Principal Trevor Strawderman nominated Lillian for national honors this fall in recognition of her volunteer service. Freeman has contributed 200 hours to Salkehatchie Summer Service, a summer mission program in Bishopville, in the past two years. She has helped …

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Columbiettes Welcome New Members

The Columbiettes of Our Lady Star of the Sea Auxiliary #7122 welcomed four new members at an installation ceremony on May 23 at Our Lady Star of the Sea in North Myrtle Beach. From church new members are Patty Nyikos, Sharon Hawk, Silvia Murrieta-Goldberg and Nancy Terrell. District Deputy Doris Couldron and President Ann Bauco welcomed them. The Columbiettes, the Catholic women’s auxiliary, is dedicated to helping the OLSS Knights of Columbus, the church and the community. The Columbiettes help the Knights serve their monthly, every first Tuesday,  pasta dinner open to the community as well as supporting local community …

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Budget retreat held last Saturday

The annual budget retreat meeting was held on Saturday, May 18, at 10 a.m. at the Public Safety Building.  Present at the meeting were Joan Gause, Kenya Wright, Lewis Hardee, Todd Harrelson, Brandon Harrelson and Damon Kempski.  Not present were Terrence Hardee and Jan Vescovi. The 2019-20 budget considerations and requests have been analyzed and was presented for discussion with a deadline date of July 1 for presentation for the city council’s final approval for the fiscal year of 2019-20. Harrelson, mayor pro-tem and acting mayor for the city, opened the meeting with an invocation and pledge of allegiance before …

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