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Pansy trees planted at park during Arbor Day celebration

Driftwood celebrated Arbor Day 2019 on Friday, Dec. 6, with its planting of two Cercis Canadensis Forest Pansy trees, which helped further define and enhance the beauty of the special plot of land at the Club’s most recently installed Blue Star Memorial Marker in the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex.  Driftwood and the city of North Myrtle Beach Parks and Recreation Department have long partnered in celebrating Arbor Day.  The club Arbor Day committee chairman discussed options for planting and types of trees with the parks superintendent and then held a joint meeting to finalize details at the …

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Foundation Angels provide few grants

The McLeod Loris Angels, a women’s healthcare philanthropy group, benefitting McLeod Health Loris, granted $880 raised by members of the association. This funding will go toward departmental improvements and provide additional support for patients and community. The grants will provide funding for the labor and delivery unit to purchase a mamaRoo infant seat to help calm babies born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS). According to the Centers of Disease Control, six out of every 1,000 babies in the U.S. are diagnosed with NAS. The data shows when babies are placed in a mamaRoo infant seat they are more physiologically stable …

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Ecotots add tree to garden

By Mary Templeton: The Ecotots at Ocean Drive Elementary School learned about the importance of trees at their monthly meeting with the ladies from Yaupon Garden Club.  Friday, Dec. 6, was Arbor Day and in celebration of this important occasion the Ecotots added another tree to their Ecotot Garden.  Prior to the tree planting ceremony, Mary Templeton told the kindergarteners about Arbor Day and Ann Hughes read the book entitled, The Giving Tree.  It was especially nice to have the North Myrtle Beach Tree Board present for the tree-planting ceremony.  Tina Scalafani explained how to properly plant a tree and …

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Luncheon Held For Volunteers of McLeod Health Loris and McLeod Seacoast Hospitals

A volunteer luncheon was held on Friday, Dec. 6, at the Surf Golf and Beach Club in North Myrtle Beach to recognize the many hours of work, time and talents of those who make a difference to the patients, families and staff at McLeod Health Loris and McLeod Health Seacoast hospitals. McLeod Loris Seacoast has over 90 active volunteers contributing their time throughout the hospitals. In 2019, volunteers at McLeod Loris and McLeod Seacoast provided 19,704 hours of time working in almost every facet of the organization including the gift shops, information desk, transportation, hospitality carts, surgical waiting areas, physical …

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Santa visits children at Loris Library to read story

Santa Claus visited the Loris Library on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 10 a.m. to read a storybook to children visiting the library. Children ages three and four from Grace Christian Academy and a few toddlers visited with Santa to listen to him read “Twas the Nigh Before Christmas”. Each child patiently listened to him go through the routine of reading and showing the pictures in the book. When Santa finished the story the children each took turns sitting on his lap giving him a list of toys they want for Christmas. Two little boys asked for dirt bikes, Santa asked, …

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CHATTERBOX

Great rendition of “Happy Birthday” being sung by Charlene LYNAM???Hats off to Susie WATSON, SANTA’S ANGELS, Regatta COMMITTEE and ALL who helped with the 35th Annual Intracoastal Christmas REGATTA featuring 35 decorated boats held last Saturday floating down the waterway from Little River to North Myrtle Beach!!!Grandsons RUBEN and REEVES making Grandma Polly’s special day so much more special…Margie DOWLING and her mother, Mrs. Vera TIPTON, enjoying an awesome Thanksgiving this year with Margie’s son John and his family visiting them in Alabama…Norfleet JONES sharing delicious pecan and chocolate homemade pies…Jean McLAUGHLIN in Las Vegas celebrating her daughter’s birthday and …

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North Myrtle Beach City Council has busy meeting

Prior to the December 2 meeting, City Council met in a 6:45 p.m. executive session to consider a potential contract between the city and Beam and Associates. Council took no action. City Councilmen J.O. Baldwin, Fred Coyne and Hank Thomas, all successful in their reelection bids during the City’s November 5 general election, took their oaths of office to serve new four-year terms on City Council. Fred Coyne Hank Thomas Mayor Marilyn Hatley issued a proclamation declaring December 6, Arbor Day in North Myrtle Beach. In 1872, J. Sterling Morton proposed to the Nebraska Board of Agriculture that a special …

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The 35th Intracoastal Christmas Regatta parades down waterway

The 35th annual Intracoastal Christmas Regatta had a record 35 boats parading by thousands of spectators last Saturday evening from the Little River Inlet to Dock Holidays Marina in North Myrtle Beach. After a mild Saturday punctuated by the Clemson-South Carolina football game early in the day, fans, residents and visitors gathered at marinas, restaurants, boat ramps or wherever they could get a good view of the colorful boats decorated for the Christmas season. As the boats passed by, the appreciative crowds cheered and hooted as boats big and small tried to outdo each other with lights, Santas and a …

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