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February is National Sweet Potato Month

Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite tubers, and what better time to celebrate them than National Sweet Potato Awareness Month. I must admit, though, I didn’t become a real fan until I found out all of the health benefits and the delicious ways to use this colorful tuber. The sweet potato is an excellent source of vitamin A, which supports good vision, the immune system and bone growth. It’s also a good source of vitamin B-6, magnesium and vitamin C. And it’s great for the complexion. High in fiber and low in fat and calories, this root vegetable is …

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Jesus prays for all believers

My column this week is from John 17:20-26, “Jesus Prays for All Believers.” Verse 20 – “My prayer is not for them alone, I pray also for those who will believe in Me through their message.” As you may recall, last week Jesus prayed for His disciples. Jesus says: I pray also for those who will believe in Me.” He had just spoken of the mission and the sanctification of His followers (John 17:18-19). Jesus was confident that they would spread the gospel, and He prayed for those who would believe as a result. All future believers are included in …

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Celebrity Pro-Am tickets go on sale

Tickets for the 25th anniversary of the Hootie & The Blowfish Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am golf tournament went on sale Monday, Feb. 18, at 10 a.m. at the House of Blues, the Barefoot Resort & Golf pro shops and all Ticketmaster outlets. The Monday After the Masters will be played at Barefoot Resort’s Dye Club in North Myrtle Beach on April 15. This will mark the 17th consecutive year the event has been played at the Dye Course and festivities will begin with entertainment on the first tee at 9 a.m. The tournament will tee off at 10 …

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Removing the Stigma: How to Combat the Opioid Epidemic

Article By: Kevin Hughes CHARLESTON, S.C. (Sinclair Broadcast Group) – Eric Bolling along with Russell Fry joined Sinclair Broadcast Group and Liberty University for a town hall event discussing the ongoing opioid crisis in America. Kevin Hughes a student at Coastal Carolina was asked if he had any questions on the use of opioids and what can be done to bring more attention on the subject. Following the arrival of vicious substances such as Fentanyl, used for cancer patients in excruciating pain and Carfentanil, used to tranquilize elephants, law enforcement agencies, recovery centers and legislators across the United States of …

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Chatterbox

Happy Valentine’s Day today to EVERYONE!!! Beach friends wishing hometown girl Vanna WHITE a very happy birthday this week… The Reverend Lawrence “Larry” WILLOUGHBY such a caring and understanding person who helps so many people in so many ways… Connie ROSS-KARL taking excellent care of all the senior queens and looking forward to many of them visiting this area… Donna SMALL always so very pleasant to chat with remembering her years working at local law offices and learning so much… Sharon KNOTT taking care of business and talking about life at the beach many years ago… JUST ASK HAL making …

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Ambassador program looking for volunteers to help at events

The North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex is a very welcoming and friendly place thanks to the volunteers dressed in matching blue polo shirts. They are the Sports Ambassadors. In partnership with the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, the city of North Myrtle Beach Parks and Recreation created the North Myrtle Beach Sports Tourism Ambassador program. You will find this group of dedicated volunteers around North Myrtle Beach at various sporting events. They are easily accessible and always eager to answer questions and interact with the spectators. Along with providing support for tournament directors and the city for …

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NMB students advance in Chief Idol Competition

By Lillian Freeman The North Myrtle Beach High School Chief Idol Competition’s first round was a success. With over 40 competitiors, the pool was narrowed down by popular vote and middle school and high school students advanced to the final round to be held on Friday at North Myrtle Beach High School. High school finalists will include Aaliyah Paulino, Bella Griste, Blair Farrell, Darius Banks, Haley Mancuso, Jacy Rollin, Jonathan Ward, Kendel Topper, Michael Burgos and Shaq Buck. Middle school finalists will include Chase Lambert, Christian Jones, DaBiez Kelly, Haley Bell, Hannah Bienkoski, Hannah Holland, Lillian Hooks, Maggie McLeod, Margaret …

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Chatterbox

Tony CHERNEY such a well informed gentleman who enjoys running his Hamburger Joe’s in Surfside… Barbara COFFEY and Albert WHELESS looking forward to Valentine’s Day… City Manager Mike MAHANEY keeping a very busy schedule working and attending meetings and always doing a great job… Robin and Ralph BEAN such a wonderful and happy couple… Representative William BAILEY representing his District 104 well in Columbia… Jodi KINKEAD and Alison WILSON shooting pool on the same team… Mayor Marilyn HATLEY sharing some very good advice with longtime friend who took that information seriously… Patsy DEW still on cloud nine and happily looking …

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Council approves special event permits

During the Feb. 4 North Myrtle Beach City Council meeting, over which Mayor Pro Tempore Terry White presided while Mayor Marilyn Hatley was in Columbia on city business, six city employees were presented with Employee Longevity Awards. The awards are given in five-year increments to employees who provide excellent customer service. Receiving the awards were Captain of Professional Standards Michael Baldasarre (25 years of service), Community Services Sergeant Michael Bienkoski (25), Aquatic Supervisor Judy Childers (5), Crew Leader I Dan Lewis (5), Crew Leader II Bernie Lowe, and Facility Maintenance Technician Kurt Ribelin (5). City Council approved a special event …

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Funding is secure for new stoplight

A handwritten sign on Highway 57 at the intersection of Highway 111 and Little River Road in Brooksville, reading, “2019. Still no light,’’ vents locals frustration, but South Carolina House of Representative William Bailey of Little River said that the funding is now secure for a light, though it still may take some months. “Hopefully, that sign will not need to be there much longer,’’ said Bailey, because the $2.4 million needed to make improvements and add a stoplight is now in place. “They should start seeing some activity in the next three, four months.’’ Bailey, a Republican who defeated …

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