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Farmers market returns to the beach

By Ruben Lowman After being under various states of quarantine and lockdown throughout the spring, the summer season truly kicked into swing with the return of the farmers market to North Myrtle Beach and Little River. For city resident Tara Gurry it was a chance to get back out and purchase fruits and vegetables that have been grown locally from smiling faces, both familiar and new. She said that the farmers market is a unique place, a gathering spot of individuals who all share a passion for clean, healthy eating. Locals like Tara Gurry were ecstatic to see the return …

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First sea turtle nest found in North Myrtle Beach

By Ruben Lowman The nesting season for sea turtles who make North Myrtle Beach and other localities along the South Carolina coast home began last month. The Times spoke with Linda Mataya of the North Myrtle Beach Sea Turtle Patrol to find out more information about our summer guests and the ways residents and visitors can help protect them and their delicate environment. Mataya was asked to update the newspaper when the first nest was officially found on our beaches. She was excited to break the news that the Sea Turtle Patrol, aided by city sanitation workers, found the first …

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City of North Myrtle Beach buildings reopen to the public

On Monday, June 8, the North Myrtle Beach City Hall and the North Myrtle Beach Public Safety Buildings reopened to the public for regular business hours. The city encourages its customers to continue to use online, drive-thru and telephone resources to conduct business, if possible.For the safety of customers and employees, persons who have recently had a fever, cough or shortness of breath should not enter any building. All customers should practice social distancing, avoid touching surfaces as much as possible, wash hands before and after visiting, and if they feel the urge to cough, cover it. Customers are encouraged …

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City of North Myrtle Beach cancels 4th of July fireworks

North Myrtle Beach announced on Tuesday the 4th of July fireworks display has been canceled that was scheduled to take place at the Cherry Grove Pier in the Cherry Grove section of the city. The city said the show was canceled after payment for the event was due early in the COVID-19 pandemic. City officials were unsure when the emergency would be over and how it would affect the city’s revenue.

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Limits set for spadefish, tripletail

Limits to help protect two popular South Carolina fish species were recently added to South Carolina’s fish and game laws. Legislators passed catch and minimum size limits for both Atlantic spadefish and Atlantic tripletail, two coastal fish that previously lacked some protections. Under the new laws, anglers may keep 10 spadefish per person per day (or 30 per boat) and may only keep fish at least 14 inches in total length. The creel limit for spadefish was previously 20 fish per person per day, with no minimum size limit. Anglers may keep three tripletail per person per day (or nine …

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Chatterbox June 11, 2020

Jan and Fleet JONES so very appreciative of everything and we love you…Diane BELLAMY sending greetings to friend…Janice and Joe CREED so proud of their grandchildren and very pleased they spent several days with them recently…DRIFTWOOD GARDEN CLUB President Sharon Robinson and members designing a nice exhibit at the North Myrtle Beach Main Post Office observing Garden Week…Nice hello card to Callie WISE promoting “real deal with a local feel”…Many thanks for all the excellent “protest” photos Matt MATTHEWS…New North Myrtle Beach City Clerk Alison GALBREATH such a lovely lady who is enjoying her job and our great city…Randall GRAHAM …

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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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