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Conservation Stewardship Program sign up is underway

Farmers interested in enrolling in the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) this year have until May 10 to submit initial paperwork to their local Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) office. The process to indicate interest in enrolling in CSP is easy. Farmers and ranchers only need to submit a three-page form and their farm record number to NRCS. Those who do not have a farm record number should first contact their local Farm Service Agency office to obtain one. CSP offers farmers and ranchers an important pathway to enhancing stewardship of land, soil and water resources. Under CSP, farmers and ranchers …

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Nature trail is open at park

The new 2.5-mile McLeod Health Seacoast Nature Trail at the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex is open for your enjoyment. A ribbon cutting ceremony held on Tuesday, April 16, officially opened the trail. The trail features native vegetation and interesting wildlife. Users will see a variety of birds and animals and lush vegetation, including Longleaf pines. Mile markers posted along the trail help users track their distance and location. “Walking and hiking paths are essential to all cities, and North Myrtle Beach will continue to preserve and maintain these opportunities and open areas for our residents and visitors …

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Easter Message Endures

Once again, as the glorious Easter season unfolds its beauty and splendor, let us rejoice…and let us pause to reaffirm in heart and mind, that message of renewal and rebirth which the day commemorates.  Let it also be, for each of us, a time of reflection and resolve, that we may cherish the joyful spirit of Easter keeping it alive and radiant throughout the year. “In the end of the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchure. “And behold, there was a great …

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CHATTERBOX

Happy Easter to EVERYONE and be safe… Vicki and Rex KEIBLER making surprise visit to North Myrtle Beach last Friday to attend special event and visit friends over the weekend… Delores THOMPSON checking on her longtime friend and sending greetings… Dad RANDALL so very happy that son Connor DENNIS is spending this week at the beach so they can get in some trouble??? Joann STRICKLAND such a lovely lade with beautiful hair… Ginger WELDON so very intelligent about so many subjects… Chester SMITHWICK doing much better now after having two broken hips recently… EVERYONE is invited to attend the Earth …

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KAB Kids Junior Garden Club Winners at State Youth Symposium

By Sharon Robinson Three Riverside Elementary School members of the Driftwood Keep America Beautiful (KAB) Kids Junior Garden Club received awards from the Garden Club of South Carolina (GSCS) at the 2019 State Youth Symposium held on April 6 at the Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia.  Yvette Otero, a fifth grader, won first place for her poster of Smokey Bear “Only You Can Prevent Wildfires”. Eva Campman, a fourth grader, won honorable mention in the same category.  In the Woodsy Owl “Lend a Hand, Care for the Land” poster competition, Kh’ Mya Watts, a fourth grader, won second Place. Driftwood’s president, Sandy Barker, …

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Ordinance Creates Overlay District for Activity Centers

Prior to the April 15 North Myrtle Beach City Council meeting, Council members met in executive session for a legal briefing regarding Code of Laws of South Carolina, Section 57-9-10. Council took no action. During the April 15 meeting, Mayor Marilyn Hatley presented a Proclamation naming April 2019 as National Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention Month. She called on citizens to dedicate themselves to the task of improving quality of life for all children and families. Mayor Hatley said abuse and neglect affect about 679,000 American children annually. It is a serious problem affecting every segment of any community, and …

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Chatterbox

Little River Lions Club secretary Arleen LOPANO sending thanks for donation… Many thanks to city manager Mike MAHANEY for his great photos…Cathy GAUSE sending “hello” message… John BRITTAIN keeping real busy at his three jobs… A very special hello to Gerri and Tom McDANIEL…CURLEY’S CAFE serving delicious chicken salad sandwich and a whole lot of it… Mr. G’s now open for summer season and the SERRA family is at the beach to help with business… Have fun tonight Marlisa SMALL and FRIENDS at the Woman’s Club of North Myrtle Beach benefit… Charlene LYNAM very good at meeting and greeting everyone… …

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Dunes supporters host Monday Potluck Picnic

Residents filled City Hall Monday night in support of the city of North Myrtle Beach’s effort to purchase and preserve Ingram Dunes. As Morgan Livingston, a third-generation native of North Myrtle Beach, expressed the need for purchase and preservation of the historic 9.4-acre site, he asked all those in attendance who endorse saving Ingram Dunes to stand. Almost the entire room rose in support, with the exception of the city staff. It was a moving tribute to the continued encouragement from the community for the effort to save Ingram Dunes. Livingston also spoke to the fact that this support would …

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Barefoot Landing submits first application for a Festival Zone

Prior to the April 1 North Myrtle Beach City Council meeting, Council members met in executive session to discuss an appointment to the Board of Zoning Appeals. Council also received a legal briefing on a proposed Common Interest and Confidentiality Agreement between the City of Myrtle Beach and the City of North Myrtle Beach, a proposed confidentiality agreement between municipalities and Horry County regarding I-73, the Maritime parking lot and property acquisitions. Council took no action. During the Monday night Council meeting, City Council recognized the Coastal Chairmen Wheelchair Basketball Team for its accomplishments. The team calls the North Myrtle …

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Pence visits beach area on behalf of Senator Graham

The North Myrtle Beach High School Naval Junior Reserve Officer Trainning Corps unit met Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday, March 30, 2019. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity for the 13 cadets who travelled to Myrtle Beach International Airport to greet the vice president. The cadets and chaperones were escorted to the front of the security lines by the coordinator of the vice presidential motorcade and were put in the most ideal spot for shaking his hand when Pence landed on the tarmac. Congressman Tom Rice, Senator Lindsay Graham and the second lady of the United States …

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