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Kristie enjoys classic literature and reading to her students

Meet Kristie Gill, a special education teacher at Waterway Elementary. Kristie is in her 14th year teaching at Waterway and 30th in her career. She taught four years at Loris Elementary when she first moved to South Carolina. Previously,  She lived in Barbados and taught students with exceptional needs for 11 years. Gill earned a bachelors degree in special education from East Carolina University. She also earned a masters degree in special education from Grand Canyon University and is National Board Certified as an Exceptional Needs Specialist. Kristie is married to Chris Gill who is the owner and fishing charter …

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Members enjoy historical museum tour

By Mary Templeton : Yaupon Garden Club members took a step back in time during their January 7 meeting at the North Myrtle Beach area Historical Museum.  Cathy Altman, executive director, conducted an informative tour of the museum following a delicious luncheon provided by Phyllis Green, Belinda Roy, Barb Skeslien, Eileen Fox and Mary Templeton. Club member, Dorothy Bambach, presented her beautiful calla lily and ivy floral design entitled “Serenity.”  Horticultural specimen brought by YGC members were described by Phyllis Green.  The business meeting, conducted by president Graceann Phillips, involved announcements, discussions of action items, committee reports and the treasurer’s …

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Junior Garden Club students receive composting lessons

By Sharon Robinson : Driftwood Garden Club welcomed Susan Platt from the North Myrtle Beach Historical Preservation Society at the Driftwood/Riverside Elementary Junior Garden Club meeting on January 8, 2020.   Susan donated a garden composter to the Junior Garden Club and shared her valuable knowledge of composting with the children.  After explaining what can and can’t be composted, the children were arranged in groups to play a game. The object of the game was to separate trash, compostable material and recyclable material into three separate piles using items she brought and waste from the children’s snack. Following the game, everyone …

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Dews receives recognition for his contribution to city

On Monday, January 6, 2020, during the North Myrtle Beach city council meeting, Mayor Marilyn Hatley stated that Lawton Dews for many years has ardently supported various aspects of city government and gotten involved within his community and county. She proclaimed that those efforts by him have been exceptional. For years Lawton Dews has attended most city council meetings, offering public comments that were very supportive of public safety, parks and recreation and other city activities. He also has recognized and offered thanks to various department heads and other city personnel. He has shown a special interest in public safety …

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Chatterbox

We hope your family is much better by now Shannon SMITH as prayers have been said for you… A great big round of applause for William BAILEY for all the great things he is doing for our area and its residents… Patsy COPE with such a beautiful voice singing at the senior center on Monday… Nancy Dare BENNETT such a very special person who is loved a lot by her friends… Cleo STEELE at home after an overnight stay in the hospital but bed rest is required for her… Get well wishes being sent to Liz PETIT and Blakeney JACKSON …

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Representative Bailey presents check to city

State Representative William Bailey visited North Myrtle Beach City Hall last Friday to present a check in the amount of $1 million to Mayor Marilyn Hatley. The funds go toward the $14 million 18th Avenue North Ocean Outfall, which begins construction in fall 2020. In an accompanying letter, Representative Bailey thanked Mayor Hatley for her “selfless leadership not only for North Myrtle Beach, but the state as a whole.” Mayor Hatley commended Representative Bailey for the “wonderful job he is doing for House District 104 and all of South Carolina” and thanked him for his efforts to help fund the …

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Kasey knew she wanted to be a teacher

By Meg Williams: Kasey Lundeen started her 7th year teaching in 2019 and is a second grade teacher at Waterway Elementary School. Originally from Hartsville, Kasey graduated from USC-Aiken in 2013 with a BA in Elementary Education and Teaching. She will graduate in May 2020 from Coastal Carolina with a masters in Language, Literacy and Culture. Married to her husband TJ For two and a half years, they are the proud owners of two dog daughters, Tiki and Betty. When asked who the most influential person was in her life, she was quick to say TJ and also say he …

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CHATTERBOX

Lynn BELLAMY doing a great job delivering Christmas gifts… Michael TOTO being “under the weather” for several days and not feeling up to par… Welcome Debbie PARKS to The Times family… Get well wishes sent to Kathleen DAYVAULT with a lot of love… Linda FUNDERBURK checking Saturday afternoon mail at Main Post Office… Mrs. Mary GAUSE and FAMILY having a line of traffic waiting for those awesome homemade cakes… Patsy Dew COPE just lovely as she is retired, happily married and still singing… Don KELLEY and longtime friend discussing days of Don’s Pancake House and Fat Jack’s Club on the …

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Mission of Wreaths Across America is to remember our fallen heroes

Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, volunteers attend wreath-laying ceremonies at more than 1,600 locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad.  During this week hundreds of wreaths were delivered to North Myrtle Beach by David and Michelle West from Kansas. David, a veteran himself, was chosen by E.W. Wylie Corporation to deliver wreaths to North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens and Florence National Cemetery.   On Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens, a Wreaths Across America location, and the Grand Strand Composite Civil Air Patrol joined together to honor and remember veterans during the …

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NMB City Board selects Tree of the Month for December

The North Myrtle Beach Tree City Board selected an oak tree located at the entrance to The Oaks at Windy Hill as its Tree of the Month for December. Mike and Carolyn Price moved into The Oaks at Windy Hill three and a half years ago. When they purchased their home, they inherited the role of caretaker of a beautiful oak tree at the entrance to their neighborhood. The tree is between 150 and 175 years old. The former owner of their home, Kathy Estes, told the Prices she had taken special care of the tree since 1998 and the …

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