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City Council passes second reading of ordinance annexing property

By Pat Dowling During the Monday, May 18, North Myrtle Beach City Council meeting, the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce presented an overview of its communications plan regarding economic recovery in North Myrtle Beach as it involves residents and visitors. Access the report at www.NMB.us under Press Releases on the homepage or via this link: http://www.nmb.us/files/pdf/uploads/pressPublic/866-5%2018%202020%20Update%20on%20NMB%20Chamber%20Recovery%20Plans%20(2).pdf. Longevity awards were provided to five city employees. The awards are provided in five-year increments to employees who consistently offer excellent customer service. The award winners are Clerk of Court/Municipal Judge Kerry Smith (30 years of service), Business License Inspector Melissa Babson (25), …

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Remember to honor those who have served and are serving on Monday as we observe MEMORIAL DAY under the most unusual conditions ever…Faye BELLAMY so very proud of granddaughter Emma ending the school year for her third grade students with a drive-by treat from the ice cream truck last Saturday ending at the First Baptist Church of North Myrtle Beach…Frances PELLETIER off to spend a few months up north and then will return to the beach for a few months during “snowbird“ season…A lot of local BUSINESSES back open after weeks of closure and some not back in the groove …

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Turn swamp back to wetland to serve higher purpose

Turn swamp back to wetland to serve higher purpose By Bubby Vereen This is an open letter to the Mayor and City Council members of North Myrtle Beach. Please honorable Mayor and City Council members help us, the concerned citizens of North Myrtle Beach, to help stop the draining and developing of the swamp going into Cherry Grove Beach. It is the last small piece of undeveloped land we have left within the city limits and if something is not done soon it will be just another piece of concrete and steel. We already have too many vacant buildings, too …

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McLeod nurses receive DAISY Awards

Pictured from left to right are Melissa Jones, Administrative Nursing Supervisor; Van Aguilar, RN; and Nancy Barnes, McLeod Health Loris Chief Nursing Officer. McLeod Health Seacoast in Little River and McLeod Health Loris in Loris recently awarded two nurses a Daisy Award for their outstanding service and care. Haleigh Milligan, RN, a staff nurse on the Medical/Surgical floor at McLeod Health Seacoast, and Jose “Van” Aguilar, RN, a staff nurse in the Intensive Care Unit at McLeod Health Loris, were recently announced as the May DAISY Award recipients. Milligan and Aguilar are the first recipients of the DAISY Award at …

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VFW Post 10804 helps out veterans in need

By Bill LaMonte Recently, Ron Wilson, director of The Veterans Welcome Home and Resource Center (better known as the Hutton House) located on Highway 57 in Little River, sent a request to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10804 of North Myrtle Beach. The Resource Center provides assistance to area veterans and their families. They provide such things as food, clothing, job training, job finding, transportation, limited financial help in paying bills, paying household needs like utilities and rent/mortgage and even providing on site temporary living. The request to VFW Post 10804 was a need for groceries to help feed …

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High schools to hold in-person graduations

By Ruben Lowman In-person graduations will now be held for seniors at high schools throughout the district, as voted on this week by the Horry County School Board. There is flexibility for high school principals in the county to decide the specifics of their graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2020, such as whether to hold it inside or outside, and whether to honor all students at one time or divided into smaller groups. “Tonight, the board voted to have in-person graduation ceremonies for the high schools and the program schools, leaving a lot of planning and logistics to the …

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Susie WATSON joining the ranks of retirement tomorrow and everyone wishing her the very best of everything as she adapts to her slower non-working life…Cindy HERMS arriving just in time to get things back up to current status…Jean BOSEMAN receiving special delivery Mother’s Day card last Friday afternoon…A great big thanks to Felix SERRA for adding a lot of blue color to a much needed item…Jean McLAUGHLIN going to be a wonderful mom to her new family addition…Sally FLOYD such a thoughtful person…Jenean TODD always remembering her friend at the beach on holidays and thanks for the beautiful cards and …

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Restaurants open back up for indoor seating

By Ruben Lowman and Andrea Maestre Restaurants and bars are allowed to resume indoor seating this week as Gov. Henry McMaster lifted the restrictions he put in place nearly two months ago to combat the spread of the coronavirus. This followed up the governor’s easing of restrictions last week, when he permitted restaurants to open their doors to diners but limited them to outdoor seating only. His previous executive orders had restricted restaurants to only offering delivery, curbside or take-out service. For Sarah Arnold, owner of the Tidewater Grill located across from the Swing Bridge, acclimating to the social distancing …

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Local boy receives a ride-by parade from city

Bryson Jones looks up at the firefighters waving to him from the ladder while his family and friends cheer him on. By Ruben Lowman and Andrea Maestre Bryson Jones is a very special young boy. And last Friday afternoon he was treated to his very own special ride-by parade from North Myrtle Beach police officers, firefighters and volunteers from the Make-A-Wish Foundation, who all wanted to give him some hope and encouragement right now. We first reported on his story early last year, shortly after he learned that the Make-A-Wish Foundation would be turning his dream of going to Disney …

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NMB schedules construction of oceanfront handicap ramps

The City of North Myrtle Beach has scheduled the construction of three street end dune walkovers, converting steps installed during the expansion of the parking lots back to handicap ramps. The construction schedule is as follows: 7th Avenue North – May 4-8; 15th Avenue North – May 11-15; and 17th Avenue North – May 18-22. As always, the construction dates are dependent on the weather. When construction is underway at a site, the adjacent oceanfront parking lot will be closed. The city of North Myrtle Beach began the construction of oceanfront ramps this week. The construction consists of converting the …

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