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VFW Post 10804 is named best in state

North Myrtle Beach’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10804 walked away from the recently completed VFW Department (state) Convention in Columbia with a very prestegious award. The official title is the James W. Cothran award. This award also makes Post 10804 an “All State Post”. VFW Post 10804 was recognized for its ground-breaking initiative to partially power the post building with solar power by way of a collaboration with a company in California that supports military affiliated non-profits, our own Coastal Carolina University’s Solar Ambassadors fundraisers and a solar installation company based in North Carolina. VFW Post 10804 worked with …

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McLeod Health hosts women’s health discussion

Pictured, left to right, are Dr. Viki Papathanasiou of McLeod Family Medicine Carolina Forest, Dr. Chris McCauley of McLeod OBGYN Seacoast, Dr. Lacie Edmison of McLeod Digestive Health Center Seacoast, Dr. Vaishali Swami of McLeod Cardiology Associates and Dr. Josh Sibille of McLeod Vascular Associates.

More than 70 residents of Horry and Brunswick Counties attended the McLeod Health Women’s Health Discussion on Thursday, June 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. at McLeod Seacoast Hospital in Little River. The event was led by an expert panel of McLeod Health physicians from specialties including primary care, OB/GYN, gastroenterology, cardiology and vascular health. Topics discussed included annual screenings and vaccines, pelvic health, digestive health and heart and vascular health.  McLeod Health is committed to bringing excellent physicians to our region. Educating our community on healthcare topics important to them is part of our mission to the community. Future …

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Cru staff team on summer assignment in NMB

Jason and Kassidy Skjervem have been on staff with Cru in Minot, North Dakota, since 2005. They deeply enjoy that their summer assignment with this ministry is to spend every other year since 2015 as a part of the Cru staff team in North Myrtle Beach. They also count it as a huge joy that they get to bring their five kids on assignments like this. This year, Jason is serving as the Operations Director along side the other four Cru Lead Team staff team made up of Alex and Taryn Bell and Lee and Emily Ruppel. These five staff …

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Little River Chamber to celebrate move

The Little River Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center will celebrate their moving to 440 Hwy. 90 E., Suite 1, in Little River with a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house on Wednesday, June 19  from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the new chamber office. Chamber members are invited to come see this beautiful new office, socialize and network, enjoy food and drink and sample and vote for the best Blue Crab Festival cocktail.  Cocktail challenge participants include Crab Catchers, Snooky’s and Capt. Juel’s.

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Beach access ramp is delayed

Previously, we posted that the city would construct temporary handicap ramps at the 8th Avenue North and 12th Avenue North street ends to replace the permanent structures removed to allow for expanded parking. There is a change of plans regarding construction of a temporary handicap ramp at the 8th Avenue North beach access. The city developed a variety of designs and, unfortunately, they resulted in less than two feet of clearance from the top of the dune to the bottom of the structure. Two feet is the minimum clearance required by SCDHEC. The clearance is dictated by the required incline …

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Paid parking in public lot begins Friday

The paid parking season runs from June 15 through October. The parking fee is $2 per hour.

Installation of payment kiosks, signage and more has begun in public parking lots on either side of Ocean Boulevard in North Myrtle Beach. The paid parking season this year runs from June 15 through October. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The parking fee is $2 per hour. To pay to park, use the Passport Parking App, which works on iOS (Apple) and Android mobile phones. Download the App to your phone from the Apple or Google Play Store. The App is free. You can receive email or text alerts when your time is about to run out. …

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Mayor Hatley issues proclamation honoring Gardner

 On June 6, Mayor Marilyn Hatley issued a proclamation recognizing Leonard A. Gardner as a patriot, further proclaiming that it is an honor to have him as a citizen of North Myrtle Beach. On June 6, 1944 (D-Day), America was engaged in a world war against countries who sought to force their beliefs on the free democracies of the world. On that same day, Leonard Gardner, U.S. Army, shipped out to England and joined the 90th Division, then fought his way through Valognes and Montebourg to cut off the Nazis fleeing Cherbourg. His division cut across the Carentan Peninsula through …

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The Entertainers perform tonight at Horseshoe

The public was invited to enjoy a free concert featuring The Entertainers on Thursday, June 13, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Horseshoe on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach.  Concert-goers can expect an incredible show of beach music. Patrons and concert-goers are encouraged to bring their beach chairs. The free concert is part of the North Myrtle Beach Parks & Recreation Department’s Music on Main summer concert series sponsored by Coastal Carolina National Bank. For day of event weather information call the “Rec Check” hotline at (843) 280-5594, Ext. 3, www.Facebook.com/NMBParksandRec or visit their website, parks.nmb.us.

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Woman’s Club awards scholarships to graduates

Left to right are Jessa Dougty, Wyatt Robledo, Grayson Webb, Hanna McClure and Christina Georgakopoulos.

By Joyce Thomas “At its May meeting at the Surf Golf and Beach Club, the GFWC North Myrtle Beach Woman’s Club awarded five North Myrtle Beach High School graduates a total of $6,000 in scholarships to attend the school of their choice. The club’s scholarship committee received 20 applications from North Myrtle Beach High School students. Committee chair, Cheryl Watson, says, ”Receiving this many applications made it a difficult task for us and we spent hours and much discussion as the applications were excellent. But we finally selected five that we thought were well-deserving. Not only are they successful students, …

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Graduation Class Of Loris High School

Loris High School is saying farewell and best wishes to the talented band and chorus seniors who graduated on Thursday, June 6, with the 149 members of the class of 2019.  Left to right are Mclayley Hardee, Alexis Staub, Rile McCauley, Brantlee Gerald, Rebecca Whisnant and Anna Anderson. Second row are Kacie Mason, Madison Carter, Jameson Ruppe, Mathew Collins, Callie Osment and Madeline Brunson.

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