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Mayor Hatley issues proclamation honoring Gardner

 On June 6, Mayor Marilyn Hatley issued a proclamation recognizing Leonard A. Gardner as a patriot, further proclaiming that it is an honor to have him as a citizen of North Myrtle Beach. On June 6, 1944 (D-Day), America was engaged in a world war against countries who sought to force their beliefs on the free democracies of the world. On that same day, Leonard Gardner, U.S. Army, shipped out to England and joined the 90th Division, then fought his way through Valognes and Montebourg to cut off the Nazis fleeing Cherbourg. His division cut across the Carentan Peninsula through …

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The Entertainers perform tonight at Horseshoe

The public was invited to enjoy a free concert featuring The Entertainers on Thursday, June 13, 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 beach music. 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, parks.nmb.us.

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Woman’s Club awards scholarships to graduates

Left to right are Jessa Dougty, Wyatt Robledo, Grayson Webb, Hanna McClure and Christina Georgakopoulos.

By Joyce Thomas “At its May meeting at the Surf Golf and Beach Club, the GFWC North Myrtle Beach Woman’s Club awarded five North Myrtle Beach High School graduates a total of $6,000 in scholarships to attend the school of their choice. The club’s scholarship committee received 20 applications from North Myrtle Beach High School students. Committee chair, Cheryl Watson, says, ”Receiving this many applications made it a difficult task for us and we spent hours and much discussion as the applications were excellent. But we finally selected five that we thought were well-deserving. Not only are they successful students, …

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Graduation Class Of Loris High School

Loris High School is saying farewell and best wishes to the talented band and chorus seniors who graduated on Thursday, June 6, with the 149 members of the class of 2019.  Left to right are Mclayley Hardee, Alexis Staub, Rile McCauley, Brantlee Gerald, Rebecca Whisnant and Anna Anderson. Second row are Kacie Mason, Madison Carter, Jameson Ruppe, Mathew Collins, Callie Osment and Madeline Brunson.

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Chatter Box

Juddie BACOT visiting longtime friend after early morning meeting…Jan LEWIS and Norfleet JONES working hard getting ready for the big day???Vicki KEIBLER keeping in touch with beach friends to let them know Rex is in the hospital again…Get well quick wishes going to Kathleen DAYVAULT as she recovers from recent surgery…Little River Lions Club Secretary Arleen LOPANO capturing Lions in action during the recent Blue Crab Festival held along the historic waterfront in Little River…North Myrtle Beach High School Principal Trevor STRAWDERMAN really going to be missed as he leaves that job this year to go to Charleston and our …

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Beachwood Golf Club named June Legacy Business of Month

The North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the Beachwood Golf Club has been named as the June 2019 Legacy Business of the month. Located in North Myrtle Beach at 1520 Highway 17 South, Beachwood was founded in 1967 and has been operating continuously since. The late Senator Dick Elliott and 18 other dedicated co-founders made the golf course what it is today. Construction was finished and the course opened for play in 1968. Beachwood is a beautiful 18-hole golf course designed by Gene Hamm. The course enjoys being recognized year after year as one of the …

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McLeod Health hosts free women’s health panel

At McLeod Health, they want to keep you informed of the latest medical information. Join them for dinner and a discussion about Women’s Health on Thursday, June 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. at McLeod Seacoast Hospital in Little River. This free, informational event will feature an expert panel of physicians discussing topics such as pelvic health, menopause, GERD, diabetes, stroke, heart health and more. The panel of physicians includes Dr. Chris McCauley of McLeod OBGYN Seacoast, Dr. Lacie Edmison of McLeod Digestive Health Center Seacoast, Dr. Viki Papathanasiou of McLeod Family Medicine Carolina Forest, Dr. Josh Sibille of McLeod …

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Members of the Yaupon Garden Club attend a luncheon at the C. B. Berry Center

By Mary Templeton The Yaupon Garden Club recently culminated their year during a luncheon at the C.B. Berry Center in Little River and a celebration with the Ecotots at Ocean Drive Elementary School in North Myrtle Beach. Several YGC members were honored for their contributions during 2018-19:  Jeanette Lyon was awarded the Ruby Reeves Bell Award for Outstanding Work, Phyllis Green received the Dallas Wallace Berry Horticulture Award, and Mary Templeton was awarded the Ann Keith Edens Community Service Award.  Graceann Phillips and Kathleen Kepenis were honored with Life Memberships in the Garden Clubs of South Carolina. The 2019-20 officers …

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Teacher influences Jaime to choose education

By Meg J. Williams Jaime Cech is Waterway Elementary’s Teacher Spotlight this week. She teaches 5th grade and is from Cortland, Ohio, and she loves the Ohio State Buckeyes! Jaime followed her family down south in 2002. Her mother lives nearby in North Carolina but she still manages to get back up north to visit. Her older sister lives in Hershey, Pa., with her husband and four children. Before leaving Ohio, she taught two years there after graduating from Youngstown State University with a bachelor’s degree in Education. Jaime has lived in the area for 17 years and has taught …

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NMB-Jones excited about new printer system

Loris-County treasurer offers new services to residents! If anyone can make the job of Horry County treasurer sound fun and exciting, it is its current leader, Angie Jones. “Lordy, I love coming to work,’’ she said. “I get so excited because we work hard here, but we have a good time doing it.’’ The 43 year old Aynor native is enthused about new services that make it easier for residents to pay their bills online for free and switching out the out-of-state company collecting payments to save the county money and give the business to a local bank. But even …

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