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Apprenticeship program holds graduation

Grayson Technical Apprenticeship Program staff recognized the students graduating the apprenticeship program on Saturday, Dec. 20.  This is the fifth graduation ceremony for students to celebrate their accomplishments. Fifteen students graduated and received their certification in one of 12 trades offered, including machine operator, installer servicer, drywall finisher/electrician, construction craft laborer, building inspector (construction) and plumber craft apprentice. Grayson is a company employer sponsored apprenticeship career training program located in Loris. Students attend a 24 month program targeting students ages 16 to adults, they also have a high school program.  Students learn in a hands-on program with 376 classroom hours …

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Loris Fire Team 2019 celebrates 91 years of service

The Loris Fire Department Volunteer Fire Team celebrated 91 years of service with their Annual Christmas – Holiday Party this week. Fire Chief Jerry Hardee was honored with 45 years of service with the department. FF Jamie Stevens was honored with 15 years of service with the LFD. The majority of the current Fire Team along with Life Members, Auxiliary and Family members celebrated fellowship at Adams Seafood.  The Tabor City Fire Department provided coverage for the Loris Fire Department while the team was out of town.

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Loris Celebration

The Loris Christmas Celebration took place in downtown Loris on Friday, Dec. 6. The events were held from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a variety of holiday entertainment at the Courtyard on Main. The Christmas Parade traveled down Main Street beginning at 7 p.m. to many cheering spectators. It was a fun day for all bringing a lot of holiday cheer.

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LHS cheerleader heads to London

The Loris High School (LHS) cheerleaders attend camp each summer at local colleges to learn new routines to perform during the football and basketball games. This summer Kaitlyn Delvin tried out for a position on the cheerleader squad during the summer camp and was recently notified that she has been selected to be one of the cheerleaders to march in the New Year’s Parade in London, England. She said, “I had to audition for the position and out of many other varsity cheerleaders I was picked as an All American,” she continued, “I am now able to have the opportunity …

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Hardee, Suggs still broadcast football games after 40 years

Loris Broadcasting Radio Sports (LBI) was live from Green Sea Floyds Luther Enzor Field recently.  The pre-game show begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by the 7:30 p.m. kickoff.  LBI Radio owners Glenn Hardee and Mike Suggs provided a play-by-play account of the game, players and action as it takes place.  Both Hardee and Suggs graduated from Loris High School in 1981. After graduation Hardee began working at WLSC Radio in Loris working with Suggs.  Hardee graduated from Coastal Carolina University in 1985 majoring in business administration, with an emphasis in finance. Suggs graduated from USC Coastal Carolina in 1985 and …

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Tabor City celebrated Christmas with activities

This past Thursday Tabor City celebrated Christmas with many activities such as a parade, tree lighting and entertainment. Beauty queens from all over came to enjoy the events. Several queens took time to take photos. Pictured in front is Julie Russell, Mini Miss Yam Festival, second row, left to right, Bexley Neumann, N.C. Watermelon Festival Ambassador, Leah Hooks, Junior Miss Yam Festival, Aria Bowen, Mini Ambassador Yam Festival, Abigail Bowen, Young Miss Princess of Southern Carolina, Chloe McGraw, Junior Miss Princess of Southern Carolina, Back row left to right are: Lamont Grate, Mayor Pro Tem, Logan Knutson, Miss Loris Bog-Off …

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Santa visits children at Loris Library to read story

Santa Claus visited the Loris Library on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 10 a.m. to read a storybook to children visiting the library. Children ages three and four from Grace Christian Academy and a few toddlers visited with Santa to listen to him read “Twas the Nigh Before Christmas”. Each child patiently listened to him go through the routine of reading and showing the pictures in the book. When Santa finished the story the children each took turns sitting on his lap giving him a list of toys they want for Christmas. Two little boys asked for dirt bikes, Santa asked, …

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Padgett sworn in for the unexpired council seat

A special ceremony was scheduled on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 4:45 p.m. at the American Legion Hall fifteen minutes before the regular monthly city council meeting for Carroll D. Padgett Jr. to take the oath of office. Padgett and his wife, Sandy, stood before interim city administrator, Dennis Drozdak to take the oath for the unexpired seat on the council. As Padgett placed his left hand on the family Bible held by his wife, Drozdak administered the oath. Padgett won the seat in the special election held on Tuesday, Nov. 5, bringing with him 35 plus years of experience of …

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GSF Trojans take the state championship

The Green Sea Trojans made history by moving up the ranks to the state championship game that was held on Friday, Dec. 6, at Benedict College. The GSF Trojans traveled to Columbia to face off the Ridge Spring-Monetta Trojans for the title for an 8 p.m. kick-off time. With goals realized and the biggest of dreams attained for the GSF varsity football team won the SCHSL Class A state championship for the second year in a row. This is a goal that is shared throughout the state; with only ten teams making it to the championship games each year. The …

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