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City Council approves Declaration of a State of Emergency

Loris City Council held a special council meeting on Tuesday, March 17, for the second reading of two ordinances and to present the Declaration of a State of Emergency for the City of Loris.  The three motions were unanimously approved by council.   By Annie Rigby The Loris City Council called a special meeting for Tuesday, March 17, at the American Legion Hall at 6 p.m. All council members were present, mayor Todd Harrelson, Joan Gause, Lewis Hardee, Terrence Hardee, Carroll D. Padgett, Mike Suggs, Jan Vescovi and Amanda Causey. Department directors present were LPD Chief Gary Buley and Lt. …

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Loris Sports Complex Softball Tournament

The grand opening for Loris Sports Complex Softball tournament was held on Saturday, March 14. A ribbon cutting had been planned on opening day at the Loris recreation department where eight softball teams were competing as they played two games each on Saturday, March 14, at 9 a.m. Left to right are Councilman Mike Suggs, Loris Recreation Sports director Tom Cocke, director of public works department and code enforcement Brandon Harrelson and Mayor Todd Harrelson. The cool weather could not deter these three young girls from ordering Sno-Cones as they watch their sisters play in the second softball tournament hosted …

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Sports suspended in Loris

Governor Henry McMaster announced the executive order to close schools across the state. Horry County Schools closed due to the coronavirus. Teachers and staff reported to work on Tuesday, March 17, to plan the assignments for the students to continue their studies. By Annie Rigby On Sunday, March 15, Governor Henry McMaster held a news conference addressing the residents of South Carolina announcing his executive order and plans to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). He stated all schools, colleges, technical colleges and universities statewide are to close beginning Monday, March 16,  through at least April 5. Governor …

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Updated stop lights installed

This past week a member of the South Carolina Highway Patrol directed traffic at the intersection of Main Street and Broad Street in Loris while the traffic lights were being changed out. Employees of ALS of North Carolina, Inc. based out of Fayetteville was subcontracted by the South Carolina Department of Transportation to change out the old stop lights and install new modern stop lights that improve the safety of the turn lanes and to help traffic move through the intersection more efficiently.

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Town Talk…

EVERYONE being wished a great “green” day on Tuesday, March 17, as you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day…FIRST RESPONDERS Appreciation Celebration will be held on Saturday, March 28, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the corner of Meeting and Casey Streets…Holly HENIFORD is celebrating her birthday on Friday, March 13…Brooke NORRIS, Cathy SNEAD and Jimmy HOLMES are all enjoying their birthdays on Saturday, March 14…Jamie NAYLE is having her birthday on Tuesday, March 17…Courtney Paige GRAINGER and Jan JOHNSON Jr. are both looking forward to their birthdays on Wednesday, March 18…Danny FLOWERS is turning a year older on Thursday, March …

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LHS students honored at their Sports Banquet

Barry Brooks welcomes parents and students to the Winter Sports Banquet honoring each athlete for their achievements. He provides a prayer before everyone partakes of Miss Sally’s specially cooked meal for the awards banquet. Loris High School junior varsity cheerleaders happily receive awards. The boys varsity basketball players win trophies, plaques and certificates for their accomplishments on the court. Coach Doug Gause and the assistant coaches share the excitement of awards earned at the Winter Sports Banquet. Coach Sig Long poses with the junior varsity basketball players. The girls junior varsity basketball team is undefeated for the 2019-2020 season. Loris …

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Loris Middle School holds annual Career Day

Loris Middle School (LMS) held their annual Career Day on Thursday, March 5, in the school auditorium beginning at 9 a.m. Loris Middle School Career Day was filled with many great professionals who provided their education, career choice and profession, sharing their passion for what they chose as a career. Gloria Alderman has been a guidance counselor at LMS and Blackwater Middle School for three years at both schools and with the Horry County School District. She said, “We have Career Day every year at the school;” she continued, “We want to expose the students to different careers that they …

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Club hosts meeting today

By Sherry Fowler Quick Loris Garden Club is hosting the Coastal District Spring Luncheon meeting this Thursday, March 12, from 10a.m. to 2 p.m. at the McLeod Loris Fitness Center. Approximately 150 gardeners from Horry, Georgetown, Dillon, Florence, Marion and Williamsburg Counties will be attending.  Coastal District Director, David Stoudenmire, of Loris will be facilitating throughout the day.  Patricia Binder, president of The Garden Club of South Carolina, will be speaking around 10 a.m.  Dr. Muriel O’Tuel, a local North Myrtle Beach author and former educator, will be the keynote speaker beginning at 1:15 p.m.

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Town Talk…

Jeri McCUMBEE serving as grand marshal for the 32nd St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 14, at 9 a.m. in North Myrtle Beach…Big event coming up soon for David STOUDENMIRE???A great big hello to Donna RHODES at Donna’s Beauty Shop…We would like to welcome our new MEMBERS to the Loris Chamber of Commerce and introduce them to the community as Cotton Pickin Cute and Kenya Wright of Loris and Duncan Group Properties and Ford Duncan of Conway…Bobby McCUMBEE so proud of daughter Jeri and wants everyone to read about her many accomplishments…Congratulations to Kenya WRIGHT on opening her new …

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Cotton Pickin Cute opens

A new entrepreneur, Kenya Wright, opened the doors to her new shop, Cotton Pickin Cute Boutique & More, on Saturday, Feb. 29, at 10 a.m. She chose Leap Day for her grand opening. When the clock struck 10 a.m. the doors were open and the store was filled with customers looking for a unique item for a gift, décor for their home, summertime sandals and shirts and pants. The store is cozy, rustic and quaintly inviting that is filled with homemade dress racks to keep in style with the décor. Filled with homemade door hangers and signs for all occasions, …

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