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Free family-friendly event ends with party

The North Myrtle Beach Parks and Recreation Department announces its next Pedal in the Park with a Luau theme. Bring your bicycles out to the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex on Aug. 30 at 7 p.m. for a leisurely three-mile starlit bike ride. The ride starts at 7:30 p.m. and will begin and end at the amphitheater. This event will premiere our new Junior Course (1 mile). This is not a race so you can bike at your own pace. This is a free event that will be sure to get the whole family moving. Please bring your …

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Program helps veterans

The Little River Elks have partnered again with the United Methodist Church Armed Services Assistance Program (ASAP). This program provides about $110 worth of food monthly to needy veterans in Horry County. Currently, there are from 52 to 63 veterans that participate in this food distribution program. It takes about $480 to support one veteran for one year. This vital program is essential to these veterans who can barely sustain themselves from month to month. The Little River Elks have a strong veterans support group to assist those veterans to have a better quality of life. The Elks motto is …

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Chocolate Chip performs free concert

Chocolate Chip performs free concert The public is invited to enjoy a free concert featuring Chocolate Chip on Thursday, Aug. 29, 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 Top 40 hits. Patrons and concert-goers are encouraged to bring their beach chairs. The free concert is part of the North Myrtle Beach Parks and Recreation Department’s Music on Main summer concert series sponsored by Coastal Carolina National Bank (CCNB).

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Lights went out Sunday in Loris

Early Sunday morning, Aug. 25, darkness veiled the entire city of Loris. First the electrical power dimmed lights starting at 2:15 a.m., the power completely went out minutes later. Lights throughout Loris were out, traffic signals were out. The street lights lining Main Street from Broad Street to Railroad Avenue were illuminating the street and stores. Hardee’s, NAPA and the convenience store at Board and Main had emergency lights shining inside the buildings. The generator at Hills Grocery Store was running keeping the power to the freezers going. Mostly darkness plagued the city. The number of vehicles on the road …

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Councilman Thomas announces re-election plans

By Angie Krall Hank Thomas is very happy to announce that he will seek re-election to the North Myrtle Beach City Council. “I am honored to have the opportunity to continue to serve our community.” said Thomas In announcing his re-election, Thomas said, “I will continue to participate in public service with a primary goal: to make North Myrtle Beach a better place to live, work and enjoy. In my 10 years of service, my approach has been to listen to the concerns of our residents and consistently work hard to provide solid leadership. Together, we have accomplished much; but …

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City Council approves special event permits

Prior to the August 19 North Myrtle Beach City Council meeting, Council members met in executive session to discuss possible appointments to the Construction Board of Appeals. Council took no action.  During the Council meeting, Mayor Marilyn Hatley presented a Proclamation declaring September 17-23 to be Constitution Week in North Myrtle Beach. Together with the Theodosia Burr Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Mayor Hatley encouraged all residents to appreciate the importance of the U.S. Constitution to our way of life, freedom, and the rights and duties each of us has as a …

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David Hatley of NMB

Recently Oakboro, N.C., honored their heroes. This came about as a promotion spearheaded by Renee Poplin with the Oakboro Fire Department honoring the men from Oakboro who fought in World War II. Sgt. Wilson Hatley served in the United States Army Air Force as a crew chief on the B-24 bomber. His plane was named Frankie Ferocious. They flew 98 missions during World War II. His son, David Hatley of North Myrtle Beach, was in Oakboro recently and had his picture taken near his father’s banner in the town.

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Clark Parker Announcing run for Auditor

Certified public accountant Clark Parker of Myrtle Beach will officially announce on Friday, Aug. 16, his plans to run for Auditor of Horry County. To win this election,  he will need to win the Republican Primary in June 2020 and the General Election in November 2020. Since this office is on a fiscal year end of June 30, he would not take over this position until July 1, 2021. “I have been in public practice since 1980. Over 40 years,  I have seen our county explode with population and growth. As I exit my accounting public practice, I look forward …

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Ground Broke For New Haven At Little River

Atlanta-based real estate development company, Compass Living, together with the Little River Chamber of Commerce, Bourne Financial Group and SRI Management LLC, a highly personal, results-oriented management company with 25 communities throughout the Southeast, broke ground on Aug. 8 for an innovative senior living community, New Haven at Little River,  located at 2585 South Carolina Highway 179, abutting the North Carolina state line. With an anticipated grand opening in late 2020, New Haven will encompass 152 units, offering independent and assisted living, as well as memory care apartments, in an amenity-rich, resort style environment, meeting a measurable market demand for …

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