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Rusback remembers her first day of teaching

By Meg Williams : Michelle Rusback teaches 4th grade at Waterway Elementary School. She has been teaching 19 years with the last 13 being in Horry County. Previously, she taught six years in Florida. Michelle is married to Tom Rusback and they have one daughter, Maddie. Michelle graduated in 1992 from Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio, earning a bachelors degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education. She was inspired to teach by her dad. He taught high school for 43 years before retiring just a few years ago. “Watching your students’ faces light up when they get it for …

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Four earn employee Longevity Awards

During the Dec. 16 City Council meeting, Employee Longevity Awards were presented to Public Safety Officer Chris Shick (15 years of service), Public Safety Sergeant Ray Pollock (15), Public Safety Officer Bobby Hall (10 years), and Public Safety Officer Jake Hoard (5 years). Employee Longevity Awards are presented in five-year increments to employees who continually offer excellent customer service. The city thanks these city employees for their continued commitment to customer service excellence.

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Jammie Livingston is still farming

Jammie Livingston is still farming at 87 years old. He is better known in the community as Sonny Livingston, one of the biggest farmers in the Wampee section of Horry County. He farmed acreage of crops for over 6 decades but now he is farming his yard such as peppers, okras, a variety of teas, collards and a lemon tree. His biggest accomplishment for this year has been his first ever lemon tree which the lemons grew as large as navel oranges plus collard leaves as long as 41 inches. Mr. Livingston states “Once a farmer, you will always be …

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City names employees of month for September, October, November

During the December 16 City Council meeting, Employee of the Month Awards were presented to Public Grounds Maintenance Worker Stewart Stevenson (September), Senior Planner/Urban Designer Suzanne Pritchard (October) and Seasonal Beach Cleaner Contrez Dewitt and Motor Equipment Operator Kareem Hemingway (November). Stewart Stevenson received his award for volunteering to be the point of contact for the Right of Way Crew when its leader had to be out of work for an extended period of time. He ensured that the crew understood and stuck to established priorities, attended crew meetings and carried information back to the maintenance staff. Meanwhile, he continued …

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City Council recognizes Smith for her service as she retires

The North Myrtle Beach City Council held a Monday, December 16, meeting in City Council chambers at City Hall. City Council adopted a resolution approving a settlement agreement in principle between the City of Myrtle Beach and Horry County regarding hospitality fees and authorized the city manager to sign the document(s) on behalf of the city. City Council entered into an executive session to discuss the annual performance evaluation of the city attorney. Council took no action. City Council issued a proclamation commending Beam & Associates personnel H. Wayne Beam, PhD., Braxton Kyzer, P.E., and Mike Kirby, P.E., for their …

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Christmas Parade winners brought cheers

Every year Main Street in North Myrtle Beach is host to the annual Christmas Parade. This year’s parade was held on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 5:30 p.m. With a total of 112 entries, the parade brought delight and holiday cheer to all who attended. Main Street was filled with people watching the parade and catching lots of holiday candy. As the parade turned left onto Ocean Boulevard the judges scored each entry based on creativity and holiday spirit. This year’s judges were Wanda Bellamy, retired director of the Little River Welcome Center; Teressa Dew, a second-generation owner of Dew’s; and …

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CHATTERBOX

EVERYONE being wished a very Merry Christmas!!!City Clerk Merideth SMITH retiring after sixteen years of service to the city and this community and receiving a standing ovation during the Monday night North Myrtle Beach City Council meeting…Donita KAYTON thanking the North Myrtle Beach Times for everything you do for the community and what treasures lie within the walls that house OUR newspaper!!!Tuesday, December 3, was a day of Faith, Fellowship, Fruitfulness and Fun for sixteen women from KING OF GLORY LUTHERAN CHURCH in North Myrtle Beach who paid a visit to the 17th annual Creche Festival at Mepkin Abbey in …

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CHATTERBOX

Jennifer REED and her three beautiful children stopping by for a visit and bringing a lovely pink Christmas Cactus…Vanna WHITE doing great job hosting Wheel of Fortune while Pat Sajak is out for a hospital stay…Happy 14th birthday today Connor DENNIS!!!Ginny COOPER needing to retrieve her pie plate???Belated special birthday greetings to Toni Arbott LONG…The 2020 Purses With Purpose event is scheduled for April 2 with Dolly McDERMOTT of the North Myrtle Beach Woman’s Club looking for sponsors…Anderson Brothers Bank is announcing its new employees as Brandy TURBEVILLE, Brooke RHODES, Anita TYSON, Conda PARRIS, Angela GIBSON and Shareka SULLIVAN…Happy birthday …

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More than 100 attend city’s free wreath-making workshop

For the past decade, Driftwood Garden Club has enjoyed its role in the city- sponsored free Christmas wreath-making workshop.  This year the workshop was held on Thursday, Dec 5, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the J. Bryan Floyd Community Center.  The North Myrtle Beach Department of Parks and Recreation supplied the fresh greenery and working tools and club members provided instruction and encouragement to the more than 100 in attendance.  Everyone left the free workshop smelling of pine, big smiles and with a sense of both accomplishment and pride in having made their own wreaths or other holiday floral …

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George likes to see growth of child

By Meg Williams: Vicky George is from Green Sea and has been with Horry County Schools for 12 years. The past three she has been the kindergarten assistant to Brianna Webb. Vicky graduated from Green Sea Floyds High School and from Horry Georgetown Techinical College earning an Associates of Arts degree. She is married to Keith George who is employed at PTR Industries as a CNC operator in Aynor, SC. She has two children, a daughter, Amaris McDowell who graduated from Columbia College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology. Her son, Houston McDowell  is in the U.S. Army …

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