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McCumbee is St. Patrick’s Day parade grand marshal

Jeri Lorraine McCumbee was born and raised in Horry County and graduated from Green Sea Floyds High School. She is the daughter of Toni Phillips and Bobby McCumbee. She grew up in the farming world of tobacco, a major crop when she was a child. After graduation, she attended Spartanburg Methodist College. There was no keeping the salt out of her hair, so she returned to the coast. Of course, the only jobs for young people on the beach in the 80’s were the tourist and restaurant industries. Jeri worked at several iconic businesses including Crazy Zacks, The Farmer’s Daughter …

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Event will be bigger offering surprises

By Dale Rieser It’s time to shrug off the winter blues and celebrate. It’s time for the official kick off to Spring in North Myrtle Beach at the 32nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival! Come join 40,000 of your closest friends and enjoy the pageantry, music, crafts, food and fun and help us ring in the start of the 2020 North Myrtle Beach season on Saturday, March 14, on Main Street. This year’s parade, sponsored by the City of North Myrtle Beach and WPDE and organized by the North Strand Optimist Club, will kick off the day on …

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Eargle is Friends meeting speaker

By Sue Lotts On March 5, M. Lois Eargle, will speak at Coffee with Friends at the North Myrtle Beach Library. She has served as Horry County Auditor since 1993, and the first woman to hold the position. She has been active in politics and civic affairs since her graduation from the University of South Carolina’s Institute of Government. The author of several books will speak about the self-reliance, self-determination and empowerment of the individual.  The subject matter is her story, Double Standards in the Political Arena. When Lois Eargle ran for her first term (of four terms) in the …

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NMB City Council proposed budget includes initial funding for EOC, DMC new additions

The North Myrtle Beach City Council held its fiscal year 2021 budget retreat meeting Feb. 24-25 at Santee Cooper’s Wampee Conference Center in Pinopolis which was open to the public. The city’s fiscal year is July 1-June 30. The proposed budget involves 17 separate funds with significant interrelations and transfers between the various funds. The proposed FY 2021 budget is about $119 million, an increase of about $27 million over the FY 2020 budget. The budget proposes a property tax increase of about 7.9 mils, most of which would go toward funding an expansion of the North Myrtle Beach Park …

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Chatterbox

Randall GRAHAM really ready for “Spring to be Sprung” and good weather to arrive…Bill WALKER sharing nice comments with friend…North Myrtle Beach TIMES office surrounded by COOK-OUT and TACO BELL as another year passes with a lot of growth in that area…Congratulations to Jeri McCUMBEE on her recent honor!!!Thanks to Meg Johnson WILLIAMS for the great feature on Waterway Elementary School employees…Debbie PARKS sporting a very becoming hair style…Joan SCHUSTER always so gracious and friendly when visiting news office…Larry O’DONOHUE working hard to service his insurance customers…Scott MATHEWS was recently honored at Century 21 Real Estate, LLC for his outstanding …

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Rotary Club makes financial gift at gala

The 9th Annual Wigs for Cancer Gala, hosted by Marlisa Small, was held last Saturday at the Hilton on Beach Club Drive in Myrtle Beach.  Five hundred people were in attendance.  The proceeds from the event are used to assist people with cancer to have professional wigs to improve their mental and physical outlook on life while undergoing treatment for cancer. Marlisa is also a member of the Rotary Club of Little River Sunset Edition and to help start the evening, Craig Hill and Paula Yanis of the Rotary Club made a financial contribution to Marlisa on behalf of all …

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Purses with Purpose charity event is set

GFWC North Myrtle Beach Woman’s Club will once again host an evening to benefit local charities on Thursday, April 2, at 5:30 p.m. at the Marina Inn Grande Dunes.  The club is excited to have Martin Heat and Air returning as this year’s title sponsor.  Martin Heat and Air installs and services heating and air conditioning systems throughout Horry County. “This is our eighth year and time flies when you’re doing Purses! This is real girl power working in conjunction with community support. It’s amazing to think that considering all previous seven years, we have probably raised between $325,000 and …

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Martin is employee of month

During the Monday, Feb. 17, North Myrtle Beach City Council meeting, Parks & Recreation General Concessions Manager Steven Martin was named Employee of the Month for February for his contributions to the success of the 2019 Great Christmas Light Show at the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex. Martin planned, set up and operated mobile point-of-sale tablets used at The Great Christmas Light Show. This enabled staff to presell tickets to cars waiting in line before the gates opened. On some nights, he and staff processed up to 208 vehicles in advance of gates opening, enabling guests to drive …

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Great detective work leads to resolution of a 1996 homicide case in the city

On June 2, 1996, 23-year-old Shawn Marie Neal was found deceased in a condominium at 3217 South Ocean Boulevard in North Myrtle Beach. An indepth investigation was undertaken by the North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety (NMBDPS) with assistance from the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED). Despite the investigators’ best efforts, the case went “cold” and remained unsolved. In November 2017, relying on advances in investigative technology that include DNA collection and cataloging, NMBDPS investigators reopened the Neal investigation. Their goal was to bring closure to the victim’s family members and to serve justice. NMBDPS investigators conducted a thorough …

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Chatterbox

Lenton YATES sending “hello” to a very, very longtime customer of Hoskins on opening day last Thursday…Charlene and Dan LYNAM taking a long weekend trip to celebrate their very special anniversary…Charlie DIETRICK off to Florida to check out the living and events there…Dolly McDERMOTT is ready for you to become a sponsor of the upcoming Purses with Purpose charity event…Jeri McCUMBEE is again serving as chairperson of the Purses with Purpose community fundraiser…Get well wishes and a lot of love being sent to Jan JONES who is nursing a broken wrist…Everyone is so proud of Lillian FREEMAN and her many …

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