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First responders arrive at scene of vehicle hitting a light pole

First responders and a Santee Cooper supervisor arrived on the scene after a minivan left a light pole shattered throughout the parking lot of Hardee’s. By Annie Rigby Loris Police Department (LPD) Greg Lee, School Resource Officer (SRO) at the high school, was manning the roads while the schools are closed.  Lee responded to a vehicle versus light pole at the corner of Main and Broad Street son Wednesday, March 25, at approximately 1:30 p.m. The accident occurred with a minivan striking and taking down the light pole in front of Hardee’s. Loris Fire Department, Horry County Fire and Rescue …

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Daisy Elementary teachers read to students

Whitney Wright-Pierce, first grade teacher, and Victoria Long, child development teacher, posted videos reading books to their students at Daisy Elementary School on their Facebook page. The school librarian suggests students take a virtual field trip to the Georgia Aquarium with their family. By Annie Rigby Teachers from Daisy Elementary School post videos and read books to the students. First grade teacher Whitney Wright-Pierce read The Dinky Donkey and Victoria Long, child development teacher, read Round as a Mooncake which describes shapes.  Students have posted replies to the reading videos thanking them for reading to them and how much they …

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Residents find fun ways to learn and entertain

By Annie Rigby Families around Loris are finding unique ways to teach their children with every day chores and activities. When baking cookies or brownies children are using their math and reading skills learning through experience. Seonead Milburn said, “My 11 year old daughter is baking like crazy;” she continued, “she loves to bake with minimal help from me with the oven use.”  She said they are playing Uno and card games.  She said, “In general we always have a family meal, that hasn’t changed at all.” They not only reap the benefits of learning, they have a yummy treat …

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Loris First United Methodist Church

Loris First United Methodist Church posted this sign in front of the church to help inform members of what is going on at the church. Most churches have postponed services temporarily until more is known about the coronavirus and its effects.  

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Non-essential businesses closed

On Tuesday, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster issued an executive order, effective at 5 p.m. on April 1, 2020, closing certain non-essential businesses across the state for the next 15 days to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Affected businesses fall into these three categories: ENTERTAINMENT –  Bowling alleys, nightclubs, arcades, concert halls, theaters, auditoriums, performing arts centers, tourist attractions including museums, race tracks, indoor children play areas (excluding daycares), adult entertainment venues, bingo halls and venues operated by social clubs. ATHLETIC FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES – Fitness centers and gyms, spas and public pools, spectator sports, events that require shared …

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Relief information is available to employees and employers

Last week the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) announced more guidance to provide information to workers and employers about how each will be able to take advantage of the protections and relief offered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) which took effect on April 1, 2020. The new guidance includes questions and answers addressing critical issues such as what documents employees can be required to submit to their employers to use paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave; whether workers can take paid sick leave intermittently while teleworking and whether workers whose …

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Town Talk

Bobby McCUMBEE so very proud of daughter JERI of North Myrtle Beach…The Loris Times NEWSPAPER and BOOKSTORE wants everyone to be safe…Some LOCALS lending a real helping hand to those in need during this coronavirus pandemic…Samantha NORRIS keeping very busy at the Loris Chamber of Commerce…Randall GRAHAM spending last Saturday night at his home in Loris and meeting a new friend???Hayleigh Ann VEREEN growing up way too fast…Steve PLANTY is turning a year older on Friday, April 3…Sara Flower McPHERSON and Kyle COX are both celebrating their birthdays on Saturday, April 4…Kelly Page ANDERS and Whitney Nicole SMALL are both …

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Easter Coloring Contest

Let’s have some fun! Send us an email to nmbtimes@sc.rr.com and let us know which picture you would like for us to send you to color for our contest. We will have a drop box outside the North Myrtle Beach Times office at 203 Hwy. 17 North for you to drop your pictures with your name, address, age and phone number so we can contact you if you win! You can also email back your completed pictures or pick up a copy from the office. We will publish the winners in the April 9, 2020, edition. Please have your pictures …

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South Carolina schools closed until further notice

Loris Elementary School posted the information on the sign in front of the school to let everyone know that all South Carolina schools are closed until further notice. On Tuesday South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster and Superintendant of Education Molly Spearman announced that the closure of all South Carolina schools will be extended until at least April 30.

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Loris IGA

The Loris IGA parking lot was almost empty on Tuesday evening. Lots of stores and businesses in Loris are serving a lot less customers and many are shortening their hours because of the fears of the coronavirus which has emptied many of the shelves of certain items.

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