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Sports Camps Registration Open

Registration is now open for the North Myrtle Beach Parks & Recreation Summer Sports Camps. The department has partnered with North Myrtle Beach High School to offer a variety of specialty sports camps all summer long. These camps are for youth that have skills in a particular sport that they want to be refined or those looking to try a new sport. The 2019 Summer Sports Camps offered include Chiefs Tennis Camp (June 13-15; 1st grade – 8th grade), Chiefs Lacrosse Camp (June 24-28 and July 8-12; ages 7-15), Surf & Turf Soccer Camp (July 9-12; ages 5-12), Chiefs Girls …

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Safety boating course offered

America’s Boating Course, a boating safety class, will be offered by America’s Boating Club, also known as the North Strand Sail & Power Squadron.  Most vessel insurance companies offer a discount to boaters who have successfully completed this course, The class will take place on Saturday, June 22.  It will begin at 8 a.m. and run until about 5 p.m.  The cost is $40 for members and $65 for non-members.   It includes a textbook.  Additional family members pay $20 and share the book.  A light breakfast and delicious lunch will be served for no additional fee. Join at the door …

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Free swim lessons being offered

The North Myrtle Beach Aquatic & Fitness Center (AFC) and the Grand Strand Masters Swim Team offer free beginner swim lessons for adults and children ages five and older June 3-6 at the AFC. Classes are 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Preregistration is required and available at the AFC at 1100 Second Avenue South beginning on May 13. There are more than 18 million swimming pools and hot tubs in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 37 percent of American adults cannot swim the length of a pool yet they aspire …

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Knights Sponsor Golf Tournament

Our Lady Of The Sea

Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach will be having their 24th annual golf tournament on Saturday, June 1, at River Hills Golf and Country Club located at Highway 17 in Little River. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. Come and be part of the tournament. This golf outing is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, Council number 7122, and is in honor of Father Andy Marinak. There are four levels of sponsorship. They are as follows: Gold sponsor, $500 which includes green fees, tee signage, full page ad in the program and name in the …

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The end of the tee-ball season is just the beginning

While sitting on the metal bleachers last week watching my grandson play his last tee-ball game of the season I thought about my kids playing at the Central Park tee-ball field many years ago. The similarities included watching the kids try their best to concentrate on the game while ignoring the grass or dirt that called for them to sit down. I smiled as they all rushed at a hit ball trying to be the first to pick it up and throw to first base. Running bases was also something all parents cherish, watching as their little Yankee or Red …

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City releases saltwater fishing rules

South Carolina law requires any person who fishes in saltwater to first obtain a saltwater fishing license from the state. For online information visit www.dnr.sc.gov. Additionally, in the city of North Myrtle Beach it is illegal to bait, fish for, catch or otherwise attract sharks in the area of the beach from the shoreline extending seaward for one mile into the Atlantic Ocean or in any saltwater area, including but not limited to inlets, marshes, channels and any portion of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. Also, no person may chum for any marine life in those areas. If you are fishing …

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Green Sea Floyd’s High School Varsity Baseball Team

The Green Sea Floyds High School Varsity baseball team fell short of another state championship Tuesday night when they lost to the McBee High School Panthers by a sscore of 7-3 in the South Carolina Class A Baseball State Champion Series.  The team can be very proud of the Lower State Championship they won with all of their hard work.  Pictured are team members and coaches taken after winning the Lowr State Champion title.

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Support Trojans in playoffs

Congratulations to the Green Sea Floyds High School Varsity Softball team on defeating Cross High School Trojans this past week by a score of 21-0 to win the District VIII Championship. The Lady Trojans went on to defeat Palmetto Scholars Academy on Saturday by a score of 23-0 to advance in the playoffs to play the Lake View Lady Wild Gators. The Lady Trojans lost in an away game to the Lady Wild Gators by a score of 11-5 but will play a home playoff game against the Branchville High School Lady Yellow Jackets on Wednesday, May 8, at 6 …

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KAB Kids Junior Garden Club Winners at State Youth Symposium

By Sharon Robinson Three Riverside Elementary School members of the Driftwood Keep America Beautiful (KAB) Kids Junior Garden Club received awards from the Garden Club of South Carolina (GSCS) at the 2019 State Youth Symposium held on April 6 at the Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia.  Yvette Otero, a fifth grader, won first place for her poster of Smokey Bear “Only You Can Prevent Wildfires”. Eva Campman, a fourth grader, won honorable mention in the same category.  In the Woodsy Owl “Lend a Hand, Care for the Land” poster competition, Kh’ Mya Watts, a fourth grader, won second Place. Driftwood’s president, Sandy Barker, …

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Monday at the Masters tournament attracts big names

Who would believe what began with a few friends in Columbia would have grown into an annual event that attracts a lot of big names in sports and entertainment? This year‘s event was the 25th celebrity Pro-Am golf tournament. Since 1994 when it all began it has changed the venue several times until they came to North Myrtle Beach. Hootie and the Blowfish, Monday after the Masters is a fundraiser for several charities. The proceeds are used to strengthen schools and improve educational resources for the South Carolina children and South Carolina Junior Golf Foundation providing scholarships to young students …

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