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McLeod Health Loris celebrates 70 years of care

This is a view of the original Loris Community Hospital and how it looked when it was built in 1950 by a local physician and a small group of concerned citizens. By Jennifer Hulon In 1950, a small group of concerned citizens and a local physician had a plan to build a hospital. Today, that vision has flourished and the tradition of partnership between McLeod Health and the local community continues to build a remarkable future together. On May 15, 2020, McLeod Health Loris celebrated its 70th anniversary of providing excellent medical care to the residents of Loris and surrounding …

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Loris High School students honored with Cruise on Main Street

LHS Students were honored with a Cruise on Main on Friday, May 15, from 8-11 p.m. with DJ Kyle Gore kicking up the music streamed into the speakers through town. Kaitlyn Courtney, Loris Bog-Off Festival Teen, the Loris Chamber of Commerce and the City of Loris coordinated the cruise giving the 2020 graduating seniors a night to remember since they missed their prom, sports, senior night and the events seniors hold dear to their hearts as they finish their 13th year of studies at the Loris schools.

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LHS senior is Citadel bound

By Annie Rigby Ethan Lewis is set to graduate with the Loris High School Class of 2020 on Tuesday, June 2, and will have the summer to prepare to fulfill his dreams. Lt. Col. Jim McLean, J.R.O.T.C. Senior Army Instructor, recognized the accomplishments of Cadet First Lieutenant Ethan A. Lewis. He said, “Loris High School Army J.R.O.T.C. is proud to announce that Cadet Lewis has been awarded the Military Officers Association of America Scholarship.”  Cadet Lewis has been in the Army J.R.O.T.C. program throughout his high school career serving primarily in leadership positions. McLean said, “During his first three years …

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Gerald is scholarship winner

HTC is proud to announce that Colby Gerald, a senior at Loris High School, is The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) Roger Allen Cox Scholarship winner. Colby has been accepted to attend Southern Wesleyan University, where he plans to study music education. The $500 FRS Roger Allen Cox scholarship award is named for the late Mr. Cox, former Chief Operating Officer and General Manager of Atlantic Telephone Membership Cooperative in Shallotte, N.C., and is intended to honor Mr. Cox’s passion and endless drive to help ensure that rural Americans have equal access to quality technology and education. HTC supports the …

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Center offers free food program

HTC partnered with a local produce company to deliver more than 400 pounds of fruits and vegetables to the Kingston Lake Education and Business Center in Loris on Thursday morning. As the local economy begins to reopen, HTC recognizes many neighbors and small businesses need backing now more than ever. To support the Kingston Lake Education and Business Center in its mission to help feed seniors and families in Loris and throughout Horry County, HTC delivered fresh food from Stevens Farms Produce. The delivery included tomatoes, squash, peaches and other locally grown produce. The Kingston Lake Education and Business Center …

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Town Talk…

Honor those who have served and are serving on Monday as we observe MEMORIAL DAY this year during a very difficult time…Home in Loris is such a welcome sight for Randall GRAHAM who has been taking care of the hotel in North Myrtle Beach since February for his boss man…Jennifer HULON doing an excellent job on McLeod Health Loris celebrating 70 years of excellent service to the local area and residents…Shannon SMITH getting those windows and doors sparkling clean…Hello to Kenya WRIGHT…City of Loris BUSINESS LICENSE coming due in June…Samantha NORRIS always promoting the Loris Chamber of Commerce and events…RUSSELL’S …

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Historical Society receives $20,000 for renovations

By Annie Rigby Paul Prince, Horry County Councilman for District 9, presented a $20,000 check to the Loris Historical Society on Tuesday, May 5, at 2 p.m. Prince said for him to make the large donation to the historical society all members of the Horry County Council must approve the funds given to the historical society; the council unanimously approved the designated funds. James Edwards, president of the Loris Historical Society, graciously accepted the check and stated that the funds will be designated to the completion of phase two of the building renovations. He said, “Phase one consisted of the …

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Governor lifts order for hair salons, and other close contact businesses

By Annie Rigby On Monday, May 11, Gov. Henry McMaster lifted restrictions on close contact services and recreational and athletic activities to open on Monday, May 18. Barber shops, hair salons, nail salons, spas, tattoo services, tanning, massage, gyms, fitness and exercise centers, commercial gyms and public or commercial pools as well as many other businesses will reopen. Commercial gyms will include group exercise facilities such as yoga studios, barre classes and others. “With our increased capacity for testing the people of our state, it is time to responsibly and gradually get these small businesses back up and running,” said …

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Restaurants now open for dining

By Annie Rigby Loris restaurants re ceived the news they had hoped would come. Gov. Henry McMaster announced and outlined the Phase Two of his plan to reopen restaurants for indoor dining. On Monday, May 11, at 12:01 a.m. the executive order was lifted allowing indoor dining. The mom and pop restaurants, Backyard Barbeque, Santino’s and Back Street Café, assured patrons they are following the suggested guidelines and are ready for guests to visit their establishments to indoor dining. The Grind continues serving customers with to-go orders. At this time they do not have an exact date when they will …

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Fun events set for area schools

By Annie Rigby The parade of the Lion Pride is sponsoring the Loris Elementary School Lion Pride as the teachers and staff caravan through Loris and keeping acceptable social distancing. There is no way the caravan can drive past each home or drive every street of the city. A route has been designed for residents of Loris to cheer, wave, blow kisses from your car or porch with family only.  The Lion Pride said, “We couldn’t stand to be away from you any longer and wanted to see that everyone was happy and healthy.” On Friday, May 15, from 9 …

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