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Beach music event still being presented in O.D.

O.D. Party 2000 was produced by MiDog, Inc., and Water Dog Promotions featuring such greats as Bill Pickney & the Original Drifters, Billy Scott & The Prophets, Miss Janice Barnett, Clifford Curry & The Sugarbees, The Flamingos, The Del Vikings, Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs, The Tams, Barbara Lewis, Shirley Alston Reeves & The Shirelles, The Showmen, Subway and the Marvelettes. Skipper “Water Dog” Hough was the founder of this historical beach music event. He started his career in Myrtle Beach in 1958 with Johnny Parks.  Judge John Breeden sent him to Ocean Drive to work as a lifeguard for …

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Legislative Update Week 18

Overview The House gaveled to a close this week after dozens of bills and the Sine Die Resolution passed both the House and Senate. This was the first year of a two-year session that focused primarily on transformative education reform, presenting a balanced and efficient budget, solutions for Santee Cooper, and the pro-life ‘Heartbeat’ legislation. Although regular session has ended, we will continue to work over the next few weeks in conference committees. We will return in two weeks for a special session to discuss Santee Cooper, vote on the budget, and receive any vetoes from Governor McMaster. We passed …

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NMB Chamber names Waterway Furniture May Legacy Business

The North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, Convention and Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce that Waterway Furniture Company has been selected as the May Legacy Business of the Month. Waterway Furniture was founded by the late J.B. and Josephine Livingston in May 1956. The business has operated continually for the past 63 years. The current owner, J.R. Jordan, first started working at Waterway Furniture as a salesman at age 19. He was fortunate to be able to purchase the business 12 years later from the Livingstons.    J.R. laughs when he recalls his pay when he started working at …

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NMB Woman’s Club makes contribution

“GFWC North Myrtle Beach Woman’s Club member, Debbie Ritter presented a club check in the amount of $1,000 as a contribution to Grand Strand Blue Star Mothers. Connie Muirhead, president of Grand Strand Blue Star Mothers, received the donation. The Grand Strand Blue Star Mothers is a non-profit, non-sectarian, non-political organization that supports families whose family members are serving in the U.S. military and it also supports military members during their tour of service. If you would like more information about this organization, visit its web site at http://grandstrandbluestarmothers.com. Contributions of the GFWC North Myrtle Beach Woman’s Club are given …

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Mayor signs proclamation denoting tourism week

Prior to the May 6 North Myrtle Beach City Council meeting, council members met in executive session for a legal briefing regarding the Sandridge Development Agreement. Council took no action. During the May 6 meeting, Mayor Marilyn Hatley presented a proclamation naming the week of May 5-11 as National Travel & Tourism week in North Myrtle Beach. Mayor Hatley said the city of North Myrtle Beach welcomes an estimated 4 million visitors annually and visitor spending is more than $467 million annually. Visitors pay more than $5.8 million in local taxes. Travel to and within the United States generated more …

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Mari Graduates From Training

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Nicola M. Mari graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Mari is the son of Laura Mari of Myrtle Beach and Chris Howard of Douglasville, Georgia. He is the brother of Michael Mari of Dallas, Texas, …

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The NMB Republican Club Meeting

The North Myrtle Beach Republican Club will be hosting a forum on May 9th starting at 7:00 PM at Boulineau’s in NMB. The speakers will be Holly Heniford, Neil James, Helen Smith all from the school board as well as Ken Richardson School Board Chairman. Contact: Cleo Steele @843-907-3090 Come out get involved!

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Groups continue to raise money to purchase Ingram Dunes

In the meantime, the citizens of North Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Historic Preservation Society (NMBHPS) and Preserve Ingram Dunes continue to raise awareness and funding to save Ingram Dunes.  The NMBHPS is hosting “A Night Under the Stars” – A Benefit to Save Ingram Dunes at the North Myrtle Beach Area Historical Museum this Saturday, April 27 at 799 Second Avenue North from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are available at the museum or online at NMBHPS.org.  “If there was ever a time to show up and get involved – it’s now!  Please come out and show your …

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Shag “state dance” ordinance exhibited at Ocean Drive Beach & Golf Resort

An ordinance proclaiming the “Shag” as South Carolina’s official state dance will reside at the Ocean Drive Beach & Golf Resort for the next year. Guests who stay at the resort will be able to see the bill on display in the lobby of the hotel. Bubba Snow is a S.O.S. (Society of Shaggers) legend. He also represented District 103 in the S.C. State House for 20 years. His bill, ratified in March 2001, officially proclaims the Shag as South Carolina’s state dance. Bubba Snow at SOS 1992 However, Bubba’s shagging exploits began well before 2001. We sat down with …

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