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NMB Council appoints two new planning commission members

Prior to the March 2 City Council meeting, Council met in a 6:15 p.m. executive session to receive a legal briefing concerning the lawsuit between the City of Myrtle Beach and Horry County regarding local accommodations and hospitality taxes. Council took no action. City Council approved a special event permit for the 32nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, on Saturday, March 14, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Main Street. The St. Patrick’s Day Festival follows on Main Street from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The City of North Myrtle Beach and the North Strand Optimist Club of North …

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Free family-friendly event is March 20

The North Myrtle Beach Parks & Recreation Department announces its next Pedal in the Park with a Superhero theme. Bring your bicycles out to the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex on Friday, March 20, at 6:30 p.m. for a leisurely three mile starlit bike ride. The ride starts at sunset (approximately 7:15 p.m.) and will begin and end at the amphitheater. There will also be a one mile junior course. This is not a race, so you can bike at your own pace. The North Myrtle Beach  Pilot Club will be in attendance to educate brain and helmet …

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CHATTERBOX

North Myrtle Beach St. Patrick’s Day CELEBRATION this Saturday still on go…Happy St. Patrick’s Day to EVERYONE and be all Irish next Tuesday!!!Madison RILEY of North Myrtle Beach has been named a Fall 2019 President’s List honoree at the University of South Carolina Beaufort…Larry O’DONOHUE making sure his insurance clients are informed about their policies and coverage…Jimmy FLOYD keeping check on his community friends and their well being…Linda SICELOFF and Todd making early morning trip to beach to take care of their newspapers…Steven HILL doing very good job for Dad Steve at Golden Griddle Pancake House…Special appreciation extended to Abby …

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John Hartford Smith

John Hartford Smith, 79, died peacefully at home following a long illness on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Little River. He was born on Oct. 13, 1940, in Columbia and spent his early childhood in Athens, Ga., and Marietta, Ga., while his father Hallum taught at the University of Georgia and his mother Eatofel pursued a master’s degree in home economics. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard Hallum Smith of Smoaks and Eatofel Vereen Arehart of Little River; stepfather, Marcus Alton Thompson of North Myrtle Beach; and sister, Jeanne Sowell of North Myrtle Beach. Circumstances brought him …

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High school soccer programs look forward to great seasons

The North Myrtle Beach High School varsity soccer programs have already begun play with the Nash Tournament but now both coaches turn to local teams. The girls and boys had scheduled games against Socastee on Tuesday. The girls team played at home and the boys travelled to Socastee for 7:30 p.m. matches. Boys coach Aaron Wheeler spoke about the changes to his program. “There has been a massive overhaul of the program since I took over last June and the boys worked incredibly hard to win the Nash tournament for the first time since 2009. I believe that is just …

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NMB Council recognizes those detectives who have solved the Shawn Marie Neal murder case

During their March 2 meeting, North Myrtle Beach City Council members recognized the detectives who worked to solve the 1996 Shawn Marie Neal case. Neal was murdered on June 2, 1996 in North Myrtle Beach. Detectives and SLED  investigated, but with few leads, the case went cold. North Myrtle Beach detectives did not give up on the case and in 2017, relying on advances in DNA collection and cataloging, detectives reopened the Neal investigation, hoping to bring closure for the victim’s family members and to serve justice. Some murder scene items suspected of containing additional DNA material were sent to …

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Information is being offered on coronavirus virus disease

The following information was released by the city of North Myrtle Beach. The city of North Myrtle Beach received some phone calls and emails asking about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and how to avoid contracting it. Here is some basic information: SYMPTOMS – Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure. The most common symptoms are fever, cough and shortness of breath. Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed COVID-19 cases. Existing underlying heart, respiratory or other medical conditions, coupled with older age, may play a significant role in cases where people have died …

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Chatterbox

Cleo and Dick STEELE officially moving back to Toledo, Ohio, in about six weeks…Sam STEVENS having the best neighbors ever…Mrs. Mary LIVINGSTON sounding and doing great these days at 92 years of age and Sylvia just her right hand daughter…Michele LoPINTO talking about how time is flying by???Lawrence LANE and Lynn BELLAMY getting 46 year old palm tree taken care of where it died from pressure washing building chemicals…TACO BELL holding grand opening on Wednesday, March 11… Stephen GREENE of North Myrtle Beach named to Rochester Institute of Technology Dean’s List for 2019 Fall semester…Lawrence WILLOUGHBY checking to be sure …

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NMB Chiefs season ends with loss to Seahawks

Travis Collins(2) and Cameron Gore-Gause(32) watch Kymani Knox’s third quarter lay-in go in as JJ Jones of Myrtle Beach plays defense. The basket made the score 31-23 Myrtle Beach, as the Chiefs tried to battle back from a 29-19 Seahawks lead at halftime. Myrtle Beach won the game 58-47 to end the Chiefs season in the third round of the 6AAAA sate playoffs.

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High school boys soccer team wins the Nash Tournament

The North Myrtle Beach High School varsity soccer team won the boys portion of the Michael B. Nash Soccer Tournament this past weekend at the city of North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex. The Chiefs beat Carolina Forest 3-2, Conway 4-0 and then beat Socastee to win the championship. The Lady Chiefs opened the tournament with a 7-0 win over Conway but lost to Socastee and St. James by identical 3-2 scores. This year’s Nash tournament was the 27th annual event in honor of Michael B. Nash, a North Myrtle Beach soccer player who was tragically killed prior to …

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