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Christmas Parade Grand Marshal

Described as North Myrtle Beach’s “matriarch”, a “gem” and the “best representation” of community spirit, Pauline Lowman has been selected for the third time since 1975 to be the Christmas Parade Grand Marshal. The parade will be held this Saturday at 5:30 p.m. on Main Street. Known as “Ms. Polly,” Lowman turned 83 on Friday and for 48 years has been the publisher of the North Myrtle Beach Times, as well as the three-decade long publisher of the Loris Times. She often stays up all night to ensure the latest information makes it into the paper, and she reads and …

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Regatta Event Is Put On For Charity

The 34th annual Christmas Regatta went off without a hitch Saturday, as the weather cleared from earlier downpours and 20 boats sailed down the Intracoastal Waterway, lights twinkling, music blaring and shouts of Merry Christmas issuing from the boaters aboard. “We appreciate everyone that paraded with us. Fortunately, the weather turned out fantastic. We couldn’t ask for anything better,” said Susie Watson, event organizer. “And we appreciate the committee – they have got to be recognized for all the hard work they do all year. We could not put this on without them.” Due to earlier rains, 10 boaters decided …

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The NMB Christmas Concert

The North Myrtle Beach Community Band will present its Christmas Concert on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 3:30 p.m. Admission is free. The Christmas Concert will be at the J. Bryan Floyd Community Center located at 1030 Possum Trot Road. The North Myrtle Beach Community Band will delight the audience with holiday favorites and classical works.

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Decorated Boats Will Float Down the Waterway Saturday

The original boat parade in the area, the Intracoastal Waterway Christmas Regatta, launches this Saturday from Little River to 13th Avenue North in North Myrtle Beach, starting at dusk with 30 boats, large and small, literally decked out for the holidays. Organizers are expecting as many as 20,000 people to view it, said Susie Watson, event organizer. That includes many people at private parties in homes along the waterway as well as those going to restaurants and bars. One of the biggest challenges for those who just want to see it and drive home is where to go. Watson said …

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Festive Forest Exhibit Opens at Museum

The North Myrtle Beach Area Historical Museum announces a new themed exhibit for the holidays, A Festive Forest. Local residents Donita and Rob Kayton have donated their collection of handcarved wooden Santas  and their collection of handmade baskets for use in the exhibit. Several community groups are decorating trees for the exhibit. The museum will hold a fundraiser by selling tickets for a variety of items that have been donated by volunteers. A Festive Forest will open on Friday, Nov. 23, and run through Saturday, Dec. 29. Make plans to stop by the museum before the holiday season ends to …

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Veterans are Paid Tribute During Special Ceremony

On Monday, Nov. 12, Little River American Legion Post 186 and North Myrtle Beach Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10804 paid tribute to military veterans at the Veterans Memorial at the North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex. The event was attended by about 150 current and former military members and guests. Master of ceremonies was James Cirulli, Post 186 Commander. Vietnam War, Prisoner of War Al Agnew was the guest speaker. Activities included a flag-roll-in by Rolling Thunder and Legion Riders Grand Strand Chapter 3, patriotic songs, presenting of service flags, presentation of wreaths, a 21 gun salute and the playing …

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Christmas Light Show Returns to Area

The Great Christmas Light Show returns to the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex on Nov. 23. This park-wide lighted celebration captures the true spirit of the season with over two million lights festively displayed along a 1.5 mile drive throughout the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex. Over 400 magical light displays, some up to 70 feet long, have been custom made for The Great Christmas Light Show. Visitors will experience 18 enchanting animated figures and holiday scenes where the lights will come to life. After the journey through the light show, everyone is invited to park …

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A Festive Forest Exhibit to Open at Museum

The North Myrtle Beach Area Historical Museum announces a new themed exhibit for the holidays, A Festive Forest. Local residents Rob and Donita Kayton have graciously donated their collection of hand carved wooden Santas and their collection of handmade baskets for use in the exhibit. Several community groups will be decorating trees for the exhibit. The museum will hold a fundraiser by selling tickets for a variety of items that have been donated by volunteers. A Festive Forest will open on Friday, Nov. 23, and will run through Saturday, Dec. 29. Make plans to stop by the museum before the …

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Local Holiday Events

We invite everyone to enjoy the following North Myrtle Beach holiday events: DASHING THROUGH THE GLOW 5K & ONE MILE RUN/WALK Nov. 16, 7 p.m. North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex, 150 Citizens Circle, Little River. Be among the first to enjoy the 2018 Great Christmas Light Show as the run/walk course winds through the more than 2 million festive lights. Open to all ages. Wear your best holiday-themed outfit. Prizes given for best-dressed individual and best-dressed family. Access online registration and other event information here: http://parks.nmb.us/festivalsevents/special-events/dashing-through-the-glow-5k-1-mile THE GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT SHOW Thursday, Nov. 23 – Dec. 30 Drive-Through …

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