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Little River Chamber postpones World Famous Blue Crab Festival

By Izzy West The Little River Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center has postponed the 39th Annual World Famous Blue Crab Festival held along the historic waterfront until October.  “Due to the uncertainty that surrounds the Covid-19 pandemic, the Little River Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center has chosen to postpone the World Famous Blue Crab Festival and combine it with the Little River ShrimpFest currently scheduled for October 10-11, 2020,” says Jennifer Walters, president /CEO of the Little River Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center.  “We continuously monitor the guidance of local, state and national officials and agencies and …

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Chatterbox

Lois WATKINS wished an awesome 83rd birthday on Wednesday…Susan PLATT doing a lot of “healthful” volunteering during these scary days…Representative William BAILEY always stepping up to the plate to help his constituents…A big hello to Emma WILLIAMS and FAMILY…Helen “Boots” SMITH being sent so much love as she adds a year on Saturday…Gibson ALTMAN loved bushels and bushels by Grandmother Cathy…Great letter Tracy EDGE and thanks for speaking for so many of us…Dolores THOMPSON getting a nice vacation with the local museum closed due to COVID–19 presently…RE/MAX Southern Shores is pleased to announce the addition of REALTORS Kaitlin NASH, James …

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Robert Clyde McCord Jr.

Robert Clyde McCord Jr. of Conway died on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at Conway Medical Center from complications associated with COVID-19. Mr. McCord was born on Jan. 26, 1937, a son of the late Robert Clyde McCord Sr. and Mary Akins McCord. He was born and grew up in the Oakdale Community of Mecklenburg County, N.C. His daddy bought him his first car, an old four-door sedan, when Robert was 12 years old. He soon removed the back seat so he could haul goats and calves. Thus, he began a long career of buying and selling livestock. People in the …

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Local area prepares for coronavirus peak

By Ruben Lowman and Andrea Maestre Driving along the Grand Strand recently has been a rather discomfiting experience, especially if you are a local. There have been plenty of cars out at most times, but yet there aren’t very many places actually open for them to go to. Parking lots have now become dead zones, storefronts frozen to a more tranquil moment before the crisis erupted, hastily-erected signs flashing with the latest developments concerning COVID-19. It feels a bit like riding through a ghost town, only if there were still a lot of people who lived there. Over the past …

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City provides latest information regarding it’s new cutoff policies

By Pat Dowling The city of North Myrtle Beach is providing the following information to people and businesses regarding water service, business license renewals and accommodations tax and hospitality tax payments: Water Cut-Offs – During the COVID-19 emergency, the city will not cut off water service, however, a person or business that has difficulty paying their bill for any reason should be proactive and notify the city as quickly as possible. Even though the city is not cutting off water service, all customers are responsible for what they use. The city may be able to help customers avoid payment problems …

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County offers assistance for businesses

Recognizing the economic impacts to our area resulting from emergencies and disasters, Horry County Council has taken action to implement additional protections for the business community as part of the County’s emergency management, response and recovery. With the Governor’s order declaring a State of Emergency on March 13, 2020, certain provisions dealing with the filing of fee returns took immediate effect. These measures include: An extension of deadlines on all filings during the emergency and for a period thereafter. Non assessment of late penalties and fees during these times.  In addition, at the request of the Horry County Treasurer, the …

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Chatterbox

Have a safe and happy Easter being sent to ALL…Chris COX and Janet WALTERS efficiently taking great care of longtime bank customer…Regina ALLEN such a gracious and lovely lady who is doing a fantastic job of running Allen’s Auto Service…Thanks Vivian SKIPPER for always being so kind and thoughtful…RE/MAX Southern Shores is pleased to announce the addition of REALTOR Myra Martinez-Hernandez team of professional sales associates serving Horry and Georgetown Counties…Director of Happiness at RE/MAX Southern Shores Harmony BELLAMY keeping the happiness flowing…Congratulations to CENTURY 21 Thomas on receiving the CENTURION® Office Award for Production for their 2019 sales!!!Ninety-year-old Jackie …

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Carol Dailey Dunaway

Carol Dailey Dunaway of Green Sea, age 65, passed away on Sunday, April 5, 2020. Mrs. Dunaway was born in Clinton, S.C a daughter of the late George and Vida Dailey.  She was a teacher for many years with Horry County Schools, retiring from Aynor Middle School.  Mrs. Dunaway loved music and treasured her time volunteering as a guardian ad litem for Horry County youth.  She was a faithful member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church.  Mrs. Dunaway was predeceased by her husband, Robert Dunaway. Survivors include one son, Andrew D. Gable (Jennifer) of Myrtle Beach; one grandson, Hunter Gable (Destinee) …

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ACA area teachers connect with students during strange times

By Tom O’Dare The staff at Ascent Christian Academy in North Myrtle Beach saw the writing on the wall as the COVID-19 virus was ramping up everywhere. By the time the order came down to close South Carolina schools, the administration and staff at ACA already had everything in place to begin distant learning immediately. Using online classrooms and face-to-face virtual meetings, education at the school never missed a beat. The school, located at the Barefoot Community Church on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach, has students from pre-kindergarten through high school that come from as far away as Myrtle …

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Many local employees and businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic

A couple of children spent their Saturday playing at McLean Park. They are making sure to adhere to the social distancing guidelines and limiting their groups to under three. By Ruben Lowman and Andrea Maestre The coronavirus pandemic crisis currently enveloping the globe has overwhelmed hospital systems and funeral homes, locked down major cities and entire countries all over the world and brought the global economy to a standstill. This is an unprecedented situation that is unfolding rapidly, collectively, and in real time. The North Myrtle Beach Times has spoken with many residents and asked them to share their experiences …

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