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Council Meeting Time Changes In New Year

The Loris City Council met on Monday, Jan. 14, at 7 p.m. in the Community Room at the McLeod Loris Seacoast Center for Health and Fitness Center. The delay of January’s council meeting was due to conflicting schedules at the fitness center. Todd Harrelson, council member and mayor-pro tem, called the meeting to order asking T. Hardee to provide the invocation, and the pledge of allegiance was recited by all. The council members present were Joan Gause, Lewis Hardee, Terrence Hardee, Mike Suggs and Jan Vescovi. Department heads present were Damon Kempski, Brandon Harrelson, Chief Gary Buley, Thomas Cocke and …

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Tree City Board Is Best In State

Prior to the Monday, Jan. 7, North Myrtle Beach City Council meeting, Council met in executive session for legal briefings regarding Dunlap vs the City of North Myrtle Beach et al 2017 CP 26 03818 and Neely vs the City of North Myrtle Beach 2017 CP 26 05428. Council also received a legal briefing regarding the Tort Claims Act. Council took no action. During the meeting, North Myrtle Beach Tree City Board Chairman Tom Walker provided City Council with an activities report. Tree City Board members include Tom Walker, Caroline Driggers, Ruth Anne Ellis, Dee Myers and John Sloop. Walker …

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How the Ingram Dunes Can Be Saved

How the Ingram Dunes can be saved The Ingram Dunes are the heart of North Myrtle Beach and their unique beauty has been loved by locals and visitors for generations. The danger of having houses built on them is now more real and imminent. Here is how they can be saved: The Dunes are privately owned by the Ingram family and therefore they need to be bought from the owners at a fair market price.  We are thankful that the Dunes are still there and adorned by their magnificent trees.  The Dunes will become a Nature Preserve open for all …

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Bryson Gets A Surprise Visit From Police, Firefighters

On Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, at 1 p.m., North Myrtle Beach police and fire personnel visited the home of six-year-old Bryson Jones, who lives with his family at 4690 Little River Neck Road. Bryson had a heart transplant in June 2018 and he is a few months shy of being cleared by his doctor to go to Disney World to fulfill one of his wishes. The Make-A-Wish® Foundation is fulfilling this wish for Bryson. Additionally, the Make-A-Wish® Foundation has also learned that Bryson loves the North Myrtle Beach police officers and firefighters. He wants to have North Myrtle Beach police …

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Friday Night Fire Destroys Store at Barefoot Landing

The fire at Barefoot Landing occurred on Friday, Dec. 21, and firefighters were dispatched at 11:30 p.m. When fire crews arrived on the scene, the two-story building was already fully involved, winds were intense, and firefighters worked hard and successfully to ensure that the fire did not spread to other structures in Barefoot Landing. This was a three alarm fire and involved firefighters from North Myrtle Beach, Horry County, Myrtle Beach and Calabash. Overall there were 10 apparatus on the scene and two medic units working. Although structurally the Barefoot General Store at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach is …

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Club holds Blue Star Memorial Marker dedication, Arbor Day

The Driftwood Garden Club continued its time-honored tradition of planting trees on Arbor Day in cooperation with the North Myrtle Beach Parks and Recreation Department. Driftwood added a special twist to this Arbor Day by also dedicating its newest Blue Star Memorial Marker adorned by the new trees and garden bed. The Memorial Marker and two white Natchez Crape Myrtle trees were planted along with various shrubs and flowering plants at the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex adjacent to the Veterans Memorial. This was Driftwood’s eighth Blue Star Memorial Marker; the markers honor the men and women of …

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School Teachers Choose Toys For Their Students

Leonard Barham, Susie Watson, Todd Finer and, Scott Childers help get the bicycles ready for delivery. Representatives from 24 schools got to play Santa to some of their students by selecting from organized shelves of toys provided through the Yachts for Tots program sponsored by the Christmas Regatta committee. Guidance counselors and administrators at each school looked at lists of student interests, by age group, and toys were grouped in much the same way. Laurie Thomas of Waterway Elementary searched for, then successfully found, some Nick Jr. slime for one of her school’s students. She explained that she sent out …

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