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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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Help needed with N95 respirators

As part of its ongoing response to the COVID-19 coronavirus threat, Tidelands Health is issuing an urgent appeal to community residents who can sew. The health system has several thousand new, never-used N95 respirators in its warehouse. The respirators were acquired during a previous public health emergency but never used. While the N95 respirators themselves are in new condition, the elastic straps have become brittle over time. Before the respirators can be made available to clinical staff, the straps need to be replaced. “We are reaching out to our community and asking for your help,” said Pam Maxwell, the health …

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Restaurants are heeding to the governor’s mandate

By Annie Rigby The executive order to close schools has disrupted the baseball, softball, tennis, soccer and track practices and games for Loris High School. The Loris Recreation Sports Complex is also following the order; they have postponed practice for softball and baseball. LHS baseball coach Tim Graham has asked the varsity baseball team to go to the batting cages, keep in shape and continue to work on their skills. Monday, March 16,  Jermaine Johnson, a senior, said, “This is my senior year and it is going by so quickly.” He stated he goes to the batting cages alone to …

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Carolina Food Service of Loris opens to the public

By Annie Rigby Carolina Food Service (CFS) of Loris is a local and privately owned wholesale business that successfully serves customers in North and South Carolina. Though they are a wholesale distribution company supplying products and brands to the food service industry (restaurants, cafes and bars) they opened their doors to the public on Monday, March 23. Juan Serrato, president and partner of CFS, said, “Our distribution area runs from Charleston S.C. to Jacksonville, N.C. and up into the Raleigh, N.C. area.” The business set up is intended to supply restaurants; however, he met with Loris Mayor Todd Harrelson on …

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Churches getting creative giving Sunday service to congregations

By Annie Rigby On Sunday, March 22, the doors to local churches were closed for all services. Loris First Presbyterian Church (LFPC) and Loris First Baptist Church (FBC) streamlined their services through technology. Ron Barron, youth pastor at LFPC, used Facebook Live to provide the church’s youth with encouragement messages and prayer to continue to serve the Lord. He wants the youth to know that he is available through live broadcasts. His messages are focused on the youth and to not be afraid.  He quotes the Bible while he generally walks around the soccer/football fields. The Upward Sports Program has …

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Director explains how nature enhances life

The March meeting of The Loris Garden Club hosted by Ruth Ann Jones and Betty Livingston was held at Playcard Environmental Education Center.  Members enjoyed refreshments and fellowship at tables decorated in shades of green and other colors of spring.  President Wanda Cox welcomed everyone and led the recitation of the club collect.  Following the reading of the February minutes and the treasurer’s report, Coastal District Director and Loris Garden Club member, David Stoudenmire, updated members on plans for the dedication ceremony of the Thelma B. Suggs Memorial Butterfly Garden to be held at the American Legion Hut on Friday …

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Town Talk…

The SPRING season officially arrives today…New Coastal District Director David STOUDENMIRE doing a very good job presiding at the recent meeting…The Loris Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome their newest member, POP’S PIZZERIA, located at 4549 Main Street in Loris and you can call them at 843-756-0521…Linda SICELOFF of Driftwood Garden Club of North Myrtle Beach enjoying attending the Coastal District Garden Club meeting last Thursday in Loris hosted by the Loris Garden Club…PLEASANT HILL BAPTIST CHURCH will hold a Carl Harris Memorial Prayer Service community wide on Thursday, March 26, at 7 p.m…HORRY COUNTY MUSEUM’S L. W. Paul …

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