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Primary election results

By Annie Rigby The primary election ended on Tuesday, June 9, at 7 p.m. The votes were tallied and posted at the two precincts in Loris and in Conway. Voting in person was quick and painless with social distancing following the marks on the floor and entering in one door and out another, using a cotton swab to touch the screen and carrying the ballot to the box to be drawn in to be electronically counted. Things went pretty smooth at the polls. With a record number of absentee ballots to be counted there was a delay in reporting from …

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North Myrtle Beach postmistress provides service during coronavirus crisis

By Brianna Iannone As the demands of postal services increase around the country due to COVID-19, North Myrtle Beach postmaster, Trena Wilson, ensures that as safety measures are taken, the postal service continues to provide the best service that they can, with integrity. Trena Wilson is the postmaster, or postmistress, at the North Myrtle Beach Post Office. She has worked in the postal service for 23 years, and as a postmaster for 16 years. Her love for serving people and exceptional work ethic assist her in her job, where she is mostly a “problem solving person all day.” Trena is …

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Cleo Steele honored by Republicans

By Ruben Lowman “Thank you Cleo, we will truly miss you,“ said Robert Rabon, chairman of the Victory Office 2020, on a beautiful, yet humid evening last Thursday. Robert Rabon, chairman of the Victory Office 2020, emceed the event honoring Miss Steele. Photo by Andrea Maestre With that, national, state and local politicians and party officials took turns honoring former North Myrtle Beach Republican Club President Cleo Steele with several prestigious accolades for her many years of tireless and dedicated service to the Republican Party, and also to them as individuals. “You have made a difference in all of our …

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Chatterbox June 4th

Kaydence LOWMAN turning 12 years old on June 9 and a very happy birthday from your family at the beach…Friends saying goodbye to Cleo and Dick STEELE as they head back this week to Ohio to be near their children…Rick ELLIOTT such an ambitious young gentleman who works hard to help his city and its residents…Debbie HICKS is such a lovely lady who cares about helping others…Is it possible to rename our safe North Myrtle Beach so we are not associated with our neighboring Myrtle Beach as many visitors don’t make the distinction between the two very different places asks …

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Chatterbox May 28

A very, very happy birthday today to Reeves LOWMAN who is loved so much by his family…Lois WATKINS so happy to have her family spend the Memorial Day weekend with her…Grateful appreciation is being extended to Cleo STEELE for her hard work to keep the Republican Club such an important group locally as she is being honored tonight by the Horry County Republican Party at a special event…Welcome to the area for a very special event tonight Lindsey GRAHAM, Tom RICE and Tim SCOTT…Dick BLACKBURN stopping by to chat with the newspaper staff on Memorial Day…Tiffany ANDREWS such an interesting …

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Mayor Hatley speaks about city reopening plans

By Ruben Lowman As North Myrtle Beach begins to head into the first summer with the coronavirus, more and more residents and tourists are venturing out into the city. The Times spoke with Mayor Marilyn Hatley recently to provide residents and visitors alike with more information about the city’s efforts to reopen the economy. Mayor Hatley said that public safety is the number one priority and the city has worked hard over the past couple of months to safeguard residents and city employees for when municipal buildings become fully operational. “The city has been very busy,” she said. “We’ve taken …

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Governor lifts restrictions on local attractions

By Ruben Lowman Gov. Henry McMaster continued his loosening of COVID-19 restrictions by announcing last week that attractions will be allowed to reopen. The governor has spent the past month gradually permitting certain sectors of the economy to be reopened with more relaxed social distancing guidelines in place. The guidelines were created by McMaster’s AccelerateSC task force, which has been charged with devising the safest ways to rejuvenate South Carolina’s economy. The businesses deemed “attraction facilities” that are permitted to reopen include museums, aquariums, putt-putt golf courses, zoos, planetariums, water parks, amusement parks, historic sites and bingo halls. They will …

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Sea turtles nesting season begins in North Myrtle Beach

By Ruben Lowman Sea turtle nesting season began in South Carolina this month and will continue until the end of October. That means we will hopefully be seeing these endangered and ancient creatures soon here in North Myrtle Beach. I recently spoke with Linda Mataya of the North Myrtle Beach Sea Turtle Patrol in order to find out more information about these beautiful animals. Her organization of all-volunteers has been helping to protect, monitor and study sea turtles who make North Myrtle Beach beaches their temporary home during the summer months since 2010. She recounted to me that they walk …

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NMBHS seniors appreciate having graduation on their football field

By Ruben Lowman North Myrtle Beach seniors have the option to participate in an in-person graduation ceremony, including a group commencement that will take place on the high school football field. Students can choose between a socially-distanced group ceremony with up to two guests, or an individualized ceremony including eight of their loved ones. The announcement came late last week, quickly following Horry County Schools’ confirmation that district principals would have the ability to choose how their graduations would be conducted. HCS had initially stated that they would be holding virtual graduations for the Class of 2020 across the county, …

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Next round of paving to begin soon

The city’s paving contractor will soon begin milling and paving operations on the following streets. They are: 24th Avenue North, 13th Avenue North, Tilghman Forest Drive (Tilghman Forest Subdivision), Coral Sands Drive (Tilghman Forest Subdivision), Coral Reef Drive (Tilghman Forest Subdivision), Swan Lake Drive (Tilghman Forest Subdivision), Sand Dollar Court (Tilghman Forest Subdivision), Sea Horse Court (Tilghman Forest Subdivision), 2nd Avenue North, Rosemary Lane (Tilghman Woods Subdivision), Jerdon Circle (Tilghman Woods Subdivision), Live Oak Court (Tilghman Woods Subdivision), Dogwood Place (Tilghman Woods Subdivision), North Oak Drive, South Oak Drive, 2nd Avenue South, 5th Avenue South, 9th Avenue South and Belle …

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