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Lion Watson receives award

By Arleen Lopano Lion Bill Watson was presented the Lion Key award as he has successfully opened the door of Lionism to at least two individuals. Lion Verne Cappell presented him with the pin. Lions Club International recognized Lion Watson for this award for  his demonstrating active commitment to the growth and strength of the association.   Lion Watson was one of the original charter members  of the Little River Lions Club.

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Local school supply lists now available

Parents from local schools have a new tool in their back-to-school bag of tricks this year as all of their school’s supply lists are now posted on TeacherLists.com.  With just one or two clicks, parents can find their child’s exact supply list and then click right over to pre-filled shopping carts on Target, Walmart, Office Depot, Amazon or Staples to purchase their list and have it shipped right to their home. Target, Walmart, Office Depot and Staples also offer in store pick-up. Super easy, super convenient. The site already includes lists for: Holy Trinity Catholic School, Longs; North Myrtle Beach …

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Luau fundraising event to benefit Julie’s Kids.

On Saturday, Aug. 3, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Harbourgate Marina in North Myrtle Beach, Freedom Boat Club is doing a BBQ with all the trimmings including dessert, soda and water.  Entertainment will include local band, Atomic Potion, and The Aloha Experience Hula Dancers and Fire Breathers. Tickets are $20 and all the proceeds will go directly to Julie’s Kids.  The boat club is paying for everything so all the money raised will go directly to Julie’s Kids to help them with back to school items.  They also have a Luau Wish Tree with angels that the kids made …

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SWA recognizes inaugural recipients

In March 2019, the Horry County Solid Waste Authority announced the creation of a new recognition program. The Spotlight on Environmental Awareness (SEA) program will recognize agencies/businesses/companies that practice reducing, reusing and recycling in their daily operations, promote the conservation of natural resources and/or utilizes sustainable business practices. Two to three businesses will be recognized quarterly on the SWA website and social media platforms and will include a brief summary of the recipient’s environmental efforts and a link to their specific website. During the month of July, the SWA recognized the following local businesses as the inaugural recipients of the …

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Tax free weekend approaches

South Carolina has announced dates for the 2019 sales tax holiday weekend. Shoppers can buy a large variety of back to school items without paying the state’s 6 percent sales tax and many local taxes during the tax free weekend which will begin on Friday, Aug. 2, through Sunday, Aug. 4. Items such as school supplies, computers, clothing, footwear and certain bed and bath items will be tax exempt. In past years, consumers have saved between two million and three million dollars during the tax free weekend holiday.

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Teen volunteer program is in full swing

McLeod Loris Seacoast has benefited with the extra help of teen volunteers this summer. These students have been given the opportunity to interact with patients and healthcare professionals to learn firsthand how the McLeod Health system operates. Some of the volunteer duties include performing clerical support, helping new patients get oriented at the information desk, making deliveries and assisting with special events. Many of these students have an interest in health-related careers. The teen volunteer program gives them an opportunity to experience different departments within the hospital and help them determine a career path. “McLeod’s summer teen volunteer program allows …

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Todd is new high school principal

North Myrtle Beach High School has a new principal, although she’s actually been a part of the school for 25 years. Former assistant principal Teresa Todd replaces Trevor Strawderman who left to move to Charleston after a decade-long and illustrious stint at the school. Todd started at the school as a math teacher for 13 years followed by becoming an instructional coach for four, then assistant principal since then, so she has a long view. “We’re at a good place,’’ Todd said. “We want to continue moving forward.’’ Strawderman was known not only for his community involvement but as a …

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Too Much Sylvia performs tonight in free concert

The public is invited to enjoy a free concert featuring Too Much Sylvia on Thursday, July 25 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Horseshoe on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach. Concert-goers can expect an incredible variety of 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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MASC Conference provides valuable information

Three city leaders attended the annual Municipal Association of South Carolina Conference that was held on Thursday, July 18, through Sunday, July 21, in Greenville.  Mayor Todd Harrelson, Councilwoman Joan Gause and Loris City Clerk and Treasurer Kenya Wright attended meetings with other municipalities from South Carolina to discuss topics ranging from strategic planning, social media, opportunity zones, economic development and public safety. There was an exhibitor showcase featuring goods and services for operating a city successfully. The conference provides information to elected officials and city employees to bring back to share with the city council and the city offices. …

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The Job Is Completed

Main Street paving has been completed including painting the lines and arrows. This crew continued painting the turn lane at Main and Broad Street during the early evening thunderstorm that hit Loris on Tuesday, July 23. When asked these dedicated workers if they stop when there is lightning, the workers said they work rain or shine to complete their work.

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