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NMB Christmas Parade 2018

Rain threatened to ruin the North Myrtle Beach Christmas parade, but flying candy and an indomitable optimistic spirit, from the viewers and the participants, saved the day, judging from the reactions. The parade, held at 5:30 p.m. on Main Street in the Ocean Drive section last Saturday, started in a steady rain and it stayed that way two-thirds of the time, until the drops abruptly ceased. Less people than usual lined the parade route, observers said, but it was still populated with groups of people who refused to let the weather be a deterrent, wearing rain jackets and toting umbrellas. …

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Student of the Month: November 2018

Olivia Borgman is being honored by the North Myrtle Beach Optimist Club as the November Student of the Month. Olivia is the daughter of Amber and Jeff Borgman and is in the sixth grade at North Myrtle Beach Middle School. She is a member of the Welcome Committee and FCA. Away from school, Olivia is active in her youth group at Christ United Methodist Church, Myrtle Beach. She volunteers by working in the nursery at her church, helping with the homeless ministry, raising money for charitable organizations, and mentoring special needs students. She also sorted supplies for flood victims and …

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Shop With a Cop

The Eighth Annual North Myrtle Beach Shop with a Cop Charity Golf Tournament is set for Friday, Dec. 14, on the Dye Course at Barefoot Resort & Golf in North Myrtle Beach. Proceeds from the charity golf tournament go to the Shop with a Cop program, managed by the North Myrtle Beach Public Safety Department. Shop with a Cop is a Christmas program for children in need at Ocean Drive Elementary School. Guidance counselors at the school identify children in need who receive the benefits of the program. The children enjoy lunch and receive a $150 Walmart gift card with …

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City Council Recognizes State Champions

Prior to the Monday, Dec. 3, North Myrtle Beach City Council meeting, Council members held an executive session during which they discussed a potential contract between the city and Beam & Associates. Council took no action. During the Dec. 3 meeting, Sandhills Bank representatives presented the city with a check in the amount of $1,451 for the North Myrtle Beach Shop with a Cop program. The funds were collected during the annual Mayfest on Main® Festival. Managed by the city’s Public Safety Department, the Shop with a Cop program provides children in need with a $150 Walmart gift card with …

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Annual Candlelight Christmas Tour of Homes

The GFWC North Myrtle Beach Woman’s Club’s Annual Candlelight Christmas Tour of Homes is scheduled for Friday evening, December 7th from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM and the public is welcomed to attend. Six home interiors decorated for the holiday season will be open for public viewing. The homes of Peter and Cory Winn, Pam Huey, Amber and John Stephenson, and Ann Swain will be on the tour, as well as two model homes in Bridgewater and Seabrook Plantation. The tour proceeds will allow the club to raise monies for local charities. The Winn home located in Hidden Brooke in …

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Christmas Parade Grand Marshal

Described as North Myrtle Beach’s “matriarch”, a “gem” and the “best representation” of community spirit, Pauline Lowman has been selected for the third time since 1975 to be the Christmas Parade Grand Marshal. The parade will be held this Saturday at 5:30 p.m. on Main Street. Known as “Ms. Polly,” Lowman turned 83 on Friday and for 48 years has been the publisher of the North Myrtle Beach Times, as well as the three-decade long publisher of the Loris Times. She often stays up all night to ensure the latest information makes it into the paper, and she reads and …

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Regatta Event Is Put On For Charity

The 34th annual Christmas Regatta went off without a hitch Saturday, as the weather cleared from earlier downpours and 20 boats sailed down the Intracoastal Waterway, lights twinkling, music blaring and shouts of Merry Christmas issuing from the boaters aboard. “We appreciate everyone that paraded with us. Fortunately, the weather turned out fantastic. We couldn’t ask for anything better,” said Susie Watson, event organizer. “And we appreciate the committee – they have got to be recognized for all the hard work they do all year. We could not put this on without them.” Due to earlier rains, 10 boaters decided …

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The NMB Christmas Concert

The North Myrtle Beach Community Band will present its Christmas Concert on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 3:30 p.m. Admission is free. The Christmas Concert will be at the J. Bryan Floyd Community Center located at 1030 Possum Trot Road. The North Myrtle Beach Community Band will delight the audience with holiday favorites and classical works.

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Decorated Boats Will Float Down the Waterway Saturday

The original boat parade in the area, the Intracoastal Waterway Christmas Regatta, launches this Saturday from Little River to 13th Avenue North in North Myrtle Beach, starting at dusk with 30 boats, large and small, literally decked out for the holidays. Organizers are expecting as many as 20,000 people to view it, said Susie Watson, event organizer. That includes many people at private parties in homes along the waterway as well as those going to restaurants and bars. One of the biggest challenges for those who just want to see it and drive home is where to go. Watson said …

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Festive Forest Exhibit Opens at Museum

The North Myrtle Beach Area Historical Museum announces a new themed exhibit for the holidays, A Festive Forest. Local residents Donita and Rob Kayton have donated their collection of handcarved wooden Santas  and their collection of handmade baskets for use in the exhibit. Several community groups are decorating trees for the exhibit. The museum will hold a fundraiser by selling tickets for a variety of items that have been donated by volunteers. A Festive Forest will open on Friday, Nov. 23, and run through Saturday, Dec. 29. Make plans to stop by the museum before the holiday season ends to …

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